Activities and events at Blenheim Gardens

Lambeth Safeguarding website

Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk means protecting them from abuse or neglect. The website provides information and support for professionals, children and adults.

New financial support policy

Estate residents, charitable bodies and local community groups are invited to apply to the RMO for a donation to support activities and events that will benefit the estate and its wider residents. The RMO has developed the attached policy as a guidance to those seeking funding or support.

For other activities around Lambeth please visit http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/LeisureCulture/Arts/ArtsDirectory/FestivalsEvents_EXTRA.htm

RMO Fun Day

Last year's Fun Day was held on Sunday, 16 July 2017, celebrating sixteen years of resident management.

The previous RMO Fun Day was held on Sunday 24 July 2016. Here are a few photos on Google Photos.

 

 

 

Outings for older residents

Blenheim Gardens Estate, King's Acre Pop-in Club and the Clapham Youth Centre.

Please go to the estate office for upcoming events.

* If you would like to be included in any of the above trips, please book in advance by calling at the King’s Acre Church (side entrance in Mauleverer Road via large gates) between 2pm and 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon and pay your money to Roberta at the Pop in Club and enjoy a cup of tea and cake. All excursions meet outside the church and will travel by minibus.

Learn computers for older people

Fridays, noon to 2pm at £3 per session with light lunch held in the Clapham Youth Centre, 61 Lyham Road, SW2 5DH.

David Miliband visits Blenheim Gardens Estate

The Right Honourable David Miliband, Labour MP for South Shields, came to the Blenheim Garden Estate for a meeting with Lambeth Council leader Councillor Steve Reed and Councillor Florence Nosegbe before canvassing door-to-door in support of mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone. You can read the full article on Brixton Blog

The Labour Leader, Ed Miliband visits Blenheim Gardens RMO

Ed Milliband visits Blenheim GardensOn Monday, 13 June 2011, Blenheim Gardens RMO welcomed Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband to the estate.

During the visit, Ed discussed with residents their experiences of living on a tenant managed estate and how the services compare to those formally provided by the local authority.

It was evident that Ed was impressed with what Blenheim residents had achieved in managing their own estate services.

The RMO would like to thank the residents who participated in making Ed's visit to the estate an interesting one.

Bingo nights

Please contact the estate office for details.

Blenheim Community Gardens

O2 It's Your Community Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blenheim Gardens Edible Estate project won £1,000 from the O2 It's Your Community award

Blenheim Edible Estate is a Project Dirt initiative. Project Dirt is an active community, linking environmental projects being undertaken by real people.

Our local teenagers doing us proud and putting Blenheim Gardens Estate on the gardening map - watch the video

Football training session

Interested in free football training for boys and girls (for under 12s, 15s and 18s)?

Every Saturday at Windmill Park SW2, from 1pm to 3pm. Register at the BGRMO housing office or ring Christian on 07706 179 851. Download poster.

See photos from the Inter-TMO Autumn Football Tournament 2016, held on 28 October.

Watch a video from the Inter-TMO Winter Football Tournament 2015, held on 12 December.

Google Photos https://goo.gl/photos/ss5ndFRSp6oKWJG78

U-Do

The Blenheim Teenage Forum

What is it? a place young people come together and create ideas, then tell us about it.

What to know more?
Contact: Blenheim Gardens Housing Office or, for more information
Phone: Andrew Callam on 020 7926 0158
Phone: Christian Johnson on 07706 179 851

Read the flyer.

In2 Work Up 4 Grabs

Sports Leadership Learn and Earn

Are you 16 to 23, not in work or further education? Do you love sports?

Childcare Learn and Earn

Are you 16 to 23, not in work or further education? Do you love to work with children?

Make your BiG change. Contact Navlet Williamson on 020 7737 4274 or 07984 337 812 for more information.

S3P - Study Support Schooling Programme

Free extra support in English, maths and science at the Blenheim Gardens Community Hub, 23 Prague Place, Blenheim Gardens Estate, London SW2 5ED

To register, contact Ms Williamson on 07984 337 812 or 020 7737 4274.

Work experience

The programme is for three to four months and the participants will attend three days a week for:
Up to six weeks when they will receive:

  • employability skills training
  • English and maths classes (from week 1 to week 16)
  • Tutorial support

Up to 10 weeks when they will attend work placement in industries such as transport, childcare, education, retail, etc.

The placement will be in the specific industry of their choice for the period of up to ten weeks. See the attached flyer for more information.

CEF Lyncx
Unit B 5/6 Eurolink Business Centre
49 Effra Road, Brixton SW2 1BZ

Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm

phone: 07419 374 285 / 07706 179 851

E-mail: GaryLambert@hctgroup.org

websites: www.hctlclondon.org or www.cefl.org.uk

Chatterbox

For children from 18 months to four years old. Join in an interactive drop-in session focusing on children's speech and language developemnt. Download flyer.

Thursdays from 9.30am to 11.30am at the Brixton Windmill.

Contact Angela on 020 8674 3440 or Sandra on 020 8671 5587 for more information.

Clapham Youth Centre

The Clapham Youth Centre is part of the Knight's Association (the KA) of Youth Clubs. They were the first to pioneer youth work in south London.

Wednesdays during term-time for kids 11 to 14

Time: 5.30pm to 7pm
Cost: £1 per evening

These afternoons will offer: badminton, pottery, song writing and performing, crafts, jewelery making, hair styling and makeup, football, movie evenings, come-dine-with-me and summer residentials, canoeing, ice skating, roller disco, football training, vowling, kidzania, Thorpe Park, dancing, music, performing, circle games and more...

Contact Cheryl Young on 020 7274 3011

Watch Your Weight Group

A healthy lifestyle is key to a healthy body and mind. Why not join us every Monday from 2pm to 3.30pm, cost is £2.50

Get weighed if you want to, talk about healthy food options and an exercise class to suit all levels.

Clapham Youth Centre
61 Lyham Road
London
SW2 5DH
Phone and fax: 020 7274 3011
Email: info@claphamyouthcentre.org.uk

Listen to a track recorded by young people during the Summer Uni Project in the Clapham Youth Centre here: http://www.claphamyouthcentre.org.uk/Movies/i%20can%20sing.mp3

Coffee mornings

Every Monday in the Blenheim Gardens Community Hall in 23 Prague Place between 11am and 1pm.

DIY classes

Please contact the estate office for details.

Fitness classes

Please contact the estate office for details.

Food Project

The Food Project is held every Friday from 5pm to 7pm in the Blenheim Gardens Community Hub at 23 Prague Place, London SW2 5ED.

Bus routes 355, 417, 337 go to bus stop Clarence Avenue.

The Food Project offers...

  • A cooked meal free of charge
  • 1-2-1 support for housing, benefits and money management
  • Free winter clothes (depending on availability)
  • A friendly atmosphere!

For further information please telephone mobile 07791 558 598 or 07947 790 234.

Friends of Windmill Gardens

The Friends of Windmill Gardens is a local residents' group established in 2003. Their aim is to restore the windmill and to transform the surrounding park into an area that will be valued by all the local community.

Watch a video on YouTube of the bicentenary celebration.

See photos on Flickr: http://flickr.com/search/?q=brixton+windmill

Football tournament

Blenheim Gardens RMO would like to thank all residents who participated in the Brixton Windmill Five-a-Side Competition 2016. It was a fantastic day for all. To see photographs from the day please go the Flickr site.

Mears Skills Academy

Running on a four-week basis, here is a list of opportunities available:

Community investment:

  • Mears Skills Academy – helps Lambeth residents get work-ready so that they can get an apprenticeship or work opportunity. They will receive four certifications including the opportunity to gain a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card. This would be suitable for a resident who is interested in going into the building/construction industry. The criterion for referring a potential candidate is only that they are 16 to 24 years old or long-term unemployed. For more information, read this flyer.
  • Mitie (work club) - runs on a monthly basis. The work club provides residents with the tools to equip them and find confidence in getting back to work.
  • DIY and handymen training to Lambeth residents who are interested.

Specialised projects:

  • Workwise Project – This specialised employment project is specific to size-criteria-affected households that are receiving a reduction in their Housing Benefit as a result of a spare room. This employment project works in partnership with St Mungo's Broadway that delivers dedicated and tailored support to Lambeth residents in receipt of work related benefits such as: JSA, ESA or Income Support. The project helps residents to build on and develop their skills, provides a resident with one-to-one coaching, links the resident to a wide network of supportive services and matches them to relevant job opportunities. This project does not cater for residents who do not fall within the criterion above.
  • Get.Set.Go – Another specialised volunteering project for size-criteria-affected residents who are receiving a reduction in their Housing Benefit as a result of a spare room. This three-month volunteer scheme will involve residents selecting a volunteer scheme (e.g. conducting resident surveys; estate inspections; gardening). The resident can expect to receive practical on-the-job experience, and in return, will receive a monthly rental adjustment to cover the shortfall in their Housing Benefit entitlement. They will gain employment and training in conjunction with this scheme in order to help them access job opportunities and work placements.

Local commitments:

  • Lambeth Working Brokerage – supports the delivery of local providers who work with Lambeth residents seeking employment by providing access to employment and training opportunities. They particularly ring fence vacancies on new construction developments, also, working closely with companies on the council's supply chain contractors to provide access to employment and training opportunities for local residents.
  • Lambeth Apprenticeships - via Lambeth Housing Standard, Mears, Keepmoat and Breyer have commitments to cater for an apprentice as part of their contractual obligations.

Organisations working with us:

  • High Trees Community Development Trust – Provides free, accredited training courses for adults and employment advice and support
  • Tree Shepherd – Provides a free enterprise course for people that would like to start their own businesses
  • Green Man Skills Zone – Provides one to one support and group training sessions for Lambeth residents seeking employment e.g. CV writing, assisted job search, help with applications and interview preparations
  • MI Comput Solutions – Provides computer and vocational training to residents on work related benefits, as well as providing free functional English and maths for any resident
  • Tomorrow's People – Helps unemployed young people, many of whom are involved with gangs and living in Lambeth, into work and training
  • Lambeth 360 - Provides employment support and mentoring for 18 to 30 year olds
  • Digibuddies - Assisting with free IT training for beginners and inexperienced users in various libraries on a weekly basis.

Recyclebank scheme

RecyclebankResidents on Blenheim Gardens Estate can now take part in the new Recyclebank scheme and earn discounts for recycling that can be used in local shops, cafes, restaurants and leisure facilities.

Lambeth residents are the first in London to be able to participate in the Recyclebank scheme, which has been introduced by the council to boost recycling levels and reduce the amount the borough spends disposing of waste.

Residents who sign up earn points every time they recycle. The points can then be used for a fantastic selection of rewards.

By simply recycling your waste and letting Recyclebank know, you could make up to £75 a year in savings when visiting restaurants or buying anything from books to clothing. You will even be rewarded with 300 Recyclebank points just for joining the scheme!

To sign up and start earning points visit www.recyclebank.com/lambeth

In anticipation of this scheme and the fact that recycling has been made compulsory in the borough's revised tenancy conditions, Blenheim Gardens RMO has introduced ten new recycling chutes on the estate in addition to the existing recycling banks offered. We have placed two of the new recycling chutes in Glanville Road, one in Blenheim Gardens, two in Prague Place and five in Ramilles Close. Blenheim Gardens Estate is therefore leading the away on estate recycling.

For news and views about your local environment visit this website: http://lambethenvironment.wordpress.com/

St Paul's with St Saviour's Church Stay and Play Group

All are welcome to St Paul's with St Saviour's Church community centre

When: Thursdays, 9.30am to 11am, during term times.

Where: 24 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ

  • play
  • snacks
  • chat
  • drinks

For more information, contact Rachel on 07840 754 757 or visit www.stpaulsbrixton.org

Tai Chi

Classes are held at Brixton Windmill on Saturdays from 11am to noon (weather permitting)

Benefits include:

  • improved mobility
  • better balance
  • relieved join pain
  • reduced stress, improving both mental and physical well-being

Read more about it in the attached flyer.

Tree House Children's Centre

Baby Steps - Mothers and Baby Group

This group welcomes mums and babies, up to one year old, for drinks and refreshments, chats, relaxed play and some guided discussions on the following topics:

  • birth
  • bonding
  • feeding
  • sleeping
  • well-being
  • siblings
  • relationships
  • relaxation

Benefits:

  • great for wellbeing or for anybody feeling overwhelmed by the demands of raising a family
  • opportunity to meet other mums and make new friends
  • gentle, informal and friendly environment

Tree House Children’s Centre, 66 Upper Tulse Hill, London, SW2 2RW

For further enquiries or to book a place please ring Angela Thomas at Tree House on 020 8674 6060 or read flyer.

Walkabout Wednesdays

They are usually held quarterly, on a Wednesday, from 2pm and a voucher incentive is offered to participants. For more information or to confirm your attendance please contact the estate office.

Zumba class

Come and join a fun, fat-burning zumba class! Dance away the pounds to Latin inspired beats. Simply turn up ready to work out, or call Ethosheia Hylton on 07957 155 007 for details.

Every Thursday from 7.45pm to 8.45pm at the Clapham Youth Centre, 61 Lyham Road.

 

updated 19/9/2018

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Outings for older residents February to July 2017 PDF179.71 KB
1 Football FT Banner - Blenheim 2016.pdf3.03 MB
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3 Photographing Participants Policy.pdf205.73 KB
October Half Term 2017 PDF299.18 KB
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Team Register - InterTMO Tournament - Autumn 2017 DOC2.31 MB
CEFL Study Support 2018 PDF267.71 KB
Term Calendar - S3P 2018 PDF185.08 KB
CEFL work experience flyer PDF142.69 KB
Blenheim Teenage Forum PDF249.98 KB
Chatterbox PDF938.75 KB
Harvest Festival 2017 PDF1.57 MB
Donation Policy 2013 PDF235.04 KB
Draftbusters PDF108.47 KB
Tai Chi 2018 PDF499.51 KB
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