SGTO TENANTS CONFERENCE TOMORROW

Dear all,

We look forward to seeing you at the SGTO Tenants Conference tomorrow. 

It has been a long time since we have all been able to come together as a Tenants Movement and discuss the important issues facing Council Housing residents in Southwark. If you are able to make it, we hope to see you tomorrow. 

We have two important keynote speakers attending: Kwajo Tweneboa, a tireless Social Housing Activist exposing poor housing conditions, and Kate Dodsworth, who (through a specially recorded speech) will be talking about Social Housing reform from the perspective of the Regulator for Social Housing. 

After this, not only will you be able to interact with key Council officers at our panel debates, you will also be able to gain knowledge at our workshops and, in the case of our Energy Support Workshop, feed into Council decision-making regarding energy support. Our Speakers Corner session will also give you the chance to speak out on issues that matter to your community. 

Please see agenda and event information below:

Venue: The City of London Academy (Southwark), 240 Lynton Road, SE1 5LA.

9:30 – 10:00 

Registration and refreshments 

10:00 – 10:10 

Introduction from Cris Claridge, Chair of the SGTO 

10:10 – 10:50 

Keynote speech and Q&A – Kwajo Tweneboa, Social Housing Activist 

10:50 – 11:00 

Keynote speech from Kate Dodsworth, Director of Consumer Regulation, Regulator for Social Housing 

11:00 – 12:00 

Session 1: Resident Involvement 

 

Panel Speakers:  

Nat Stevens, Resident Involvement Manager, London Borough of Southwark  

John McCormack, Tenant and Home Owner Involvement Team Leader, London Borough of Southwark 

12:00 – 12:15 

Morning Tea Break 

12:15 – 13:15 

Session 2: Repairs 

 

Panel Speakers:  

Marc Cook, Customer Journey Lead – Southwark Repairs, London Borough of Southwark 

Ade Aderemi, Head of Customer Services, London Borough of Southwark 

Paul Gathercole, Gas and Water Contract Manager, London Borough of Southwark 

13:15 – 14:15 

Lunch (Please explore our Market Place – full of organisations from across Southwark) 

14:15 – 15:15 

Workshops:  

 

Workshop 1: Supporting your TRA. Speaker: Dario Jade-Blake, Pelican Plus TRA and SGTO. 

 

Workshop 2: Health and Wellbeing. Speaker: Jackie Power, Wellness Advisor to the UK Parliament 

 

Workshop 3: Energy Support. Speaker: Eugene Nixon, Head of Strategy & Compliance, Exchequer Services, London Borough of Southwark 

15:15 – 15:25 

Afternoon Tea Break 

15:25 – 16:10 

Feedback and discussion 

16:10 – 16:50 

Speakers Corner: hear from tenants and residents from across Southwark (sign-up on the day) 

16:50 – 17:00 

Closing Speech from Chris Meregini, Vice Chair of the SGTO 

Kind regards,

Jack

Jack Lewis  ​  

Campaign and Research Officer

Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations

19 Buller Close, Peckham, SE15 6UJ 

0207 639 6718  jack@sgto.co.uk  Website  Twitter  Facebook

STILL GOING AHEAD: SGTO Tenants Conference – this Saturday, 9:30am to 5pm

Dear all,

This is a reminder for the SGTO Tenants Conference, taking place at The City of London Academy (Southwark), 240 Lynton Road, SE1 5LA: this Saturday, 9:30am – 5pm

If you wish to attend, please fill in and email back the attached REGISTRATION FORM – email-phone.

In recognition of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a book of condolence will be available at the venue, which attendees can sign if they wish (this is entirely up to the individual).

I have attached an aerial map of the venue, along with pictures of the car park entrance (also on Lynton Road, to the immediate left of the school). The school is on bus routes P12 and 381, and the 78 Bus stops nearby. It is also walking distance from the Old Kent Road, South Bermondsey Rail Station, and Bermondsey Tube Station. Be mindful that both Roads and public transport are likely to be busy due to the Queen’s lying in state.

Please see below agenda and attached list of Market Place organisations attending.

9:30 – 10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:00 – 10:10 Introduction from Cris Claridge, Chair of the SGTO
10:10 – 10:50 Keynote speech and Q&A – Kwajo Tweneboa, Social Housing Activist
10:50 – 11:00 Keynote speech from Kate Dodsworth, Director of Consumer Regulation, Regulator for Social Housing
11:00 – 12:00 Session 1: Resident Involvement

Panel Speakers:

Nat Stevens, Resident Involvement Manager, London Borough of Southwark

John McCormack, Tenant and Home Owner Involvement Team Leader, London Borough of Southwark

12:00 – 12:15  Morning Tea Break 
12:15 – 13:15 Session 2: Repairs

Panel Speakers:

David Hodgson, Director of Asset Management, London Borough of Southwark

Marc Cook, Customer Journey Lead – Southwark Repairs, London Borough of Southwark

Ade Aderemi, Head of Customer Services, London Borough of Southwark

Paul Gathercole, Gas and Water Contract Manager, London Borough of Southwark

13:15 – 14:15  Lunch (Please explore our Market Place – full of organisations from across Southwark) 
14:15 – 15:15 Workshops:  

Workshop 1: Supporting your TRA. Speaker: Dario Jade-Blake, Pelican Plus TRA and SGTO.

Workshop 2: Health and Wellbeing. Speaker: Jackie Power, Wellness Advisor to the UK Parliament

Workshop 3: Energy Support. Speaker: Eugene Nixon, Head of Strategy & Compliance, Exchequer Services, London Borough of Southwark

15:15 – 15:25 Afternoon Tea Break 
15:25 – 16:10 Feedback and discussion
16:10 – 16:50 Speakers Corner: hear from tenants and residents from across Southwark (sign-up on the day)
16:50 – 17:00 Closing Speech from Chris Meregini, Vice Chair of the SGTO

We can’t wait to see you all there! Free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Very best wishes,

Jack Lewis  ​

Campaign and Research Officer

Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations

19 Buller Close, Peckham, SE15 6UJ

0207 639 6718  jack@sgto.co.uk  Website  Twitter  Facebook

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Radiate’s Caribbean Windrush Festival Heads to Southwark

One of London’s best Black culture community festivals is returning for a Windrush celebration weekend. Running for its 5th year, Radiate Windrush Festival takes up a new

home in London’s cultural hotspot of Burgess Park for a full weekend programme. Moving closer to London’s centre, the new location was chosen to pay homage to the history

of Black festival & ‘All Dayer’ culture in South London and highlight the rich diversity which has shaped Southwark into becoming the vibrating melting pot of music, dance, food,

fashion & arts.

From young to old, big to small, this much loved grassroots festival has truly created a playground for all. With its strapline from ‘Granny right through to baby’ it knows how to

create spaces that appeal to all ages. Look forward to a jam packed event with something for everyone. Here’s a peak to what’s on this year.

Art enthusiasts will get their fill with an artsy display of Caribbean words & phrases along the Lingo Wall by UAL Students, an eye full with giant 20ft x 10ft murals and an immersive experience in the walkthrough open-air gallery’s 74 piece photography exhibition from the Black heritage collection by Getty Images.

Music lovers can enjoy over 50 acts across the 2 days taking to the stage from across the local arts scene. The sound systems are also back in full effect with the basslines, waistlines and melodies celebrating great Black music from across the eras to get those shoulders shaking.

Foodies are not forgotten and will get their tummies satisfied with the pickings from various Caribbean Islands & fusion cuisine.

Elders have their very own space this year to socialise and spend time with friends, maybe slap some Caribbean style dominoes & have a cuppa

Little Ones will be occupied too with a play space!

There will also be plenty of Tropical Punch, Garden Games, Workshops & more…

Ticket Info:

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Under 5’s & Over 70’s free

Event Dates:

Saturday 25 June 2022 – Sunday 26 June 2022

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