St Mungo’s Putting Down Roots at Betsham and Northfleet Houses

Since 2006 Team London Bridge (the local Business Improvement District) has been managing a number of green spaces in or just on the edge of our area: Northfleet & Betsham House, The Greenwood Theatre, Melior Street Garden, Gibbon’s Rent, Whites Grounds and Snowsfields Primary School to name a few. As well as lifting the aesthetic and ecological value of public space we also see this very much as a social project.

Our involvement with residential estates is a way for our businesses to connect with the local community, and by using St Mungo’s Putting Down Roots (PDR) as our gardening contractor we are helping people out of homelessness. PDR is an initiative of St Mungo’s that provides the homeless, or those at risk of becoming so, with formal horticultural training to aid them through recovery and into eventual full-time employment.

The PDR clients are led by trainers Ian, Victoria and Jeff who will often be seen tending the Northfleet and Betsham House gardens on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please do say hello and they would love for residents to come out and help them if they wish (every month throughout the spring and summer they run a Saturday gardening workshop for residents as well as the usual Tuesday and Thursday mornings).

 In September this year we won a Gold medal and overall winner of the Business Improvement District category at the RHS London in Bloom awards – a competition where we show off all the best green spaces (including Northfleet & Betsham House) that the area has to offer.

 Thank you for the ongoing support and we’d always welcome more residential involvement and feedback. If you would to get in touch please contact Henry Johnstone at Team London Bridge

Searching for volunteers – The Nelken Line

Date: Sunday 22 April free dance classes

Where: THE HIVE, 1 Melior Place, SE1 3RS

Time: Choose a time slot either 10.30am – 1.30pm or 1.45 – 4.45pm  


Do you enjoy dancing? Whether it’s in front of the TV, in a ballroom or in your favourite club we want to hear from you.

Team London Bridge invites you join award winning dance artist Dickson Mbi to learn a simple and beautiful dance by the world famous Pina Bausch.

Have fun learning the moves before you are filmed in stunning locations around London Bridge. The film will then be sent out far and wide alongside other Nelken Line films from around the world.

You can take a look at what you’ll be learning on these two videos

Dress to be comfortable indoors or out.

Refreshments provided.

Maximum time needed: 3 hours.

To book a space please go to or for more information email

Kind regards

Henry Johnstone

Business & Operations Manager

Team London Bridge


Team London Bridge: Job opportunity for residents

We’ve just opened an event/community space at our office and there’s an ad hoc job opportunity available that some of your residents might be interested in – details below.

Team London Bridge are looking for candidates who live max 15 minutes away from our office (1 Melior Place, SE1 3SZ) and are interested to work on an ad-hoc basis. The work predominantly involves opening up or locking our community space for when we have bookings that are taking place outside of regular office hours. 

This is suitable for individuals that are looking for an extra income around their existing jobs, studying or if retired – the hours involved would be early in the morning or late in the evening, especially on weekends and occasionally during week days too. We cannot guarantee a minimum of work hours per month, as it all depends on whether there are bookings for the space.

More details about the role here, and if interested, please liaise with our colleagues Sam and Sonia at EmploySE1. Deadline 5th September 2017.

Kind regards

Henry Johnstone

Business & Operations Manager

Team London Bridge