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Tenant and resident associations

A Tenant and Resident Association (TRA) is a group of people in the same area who get together to look after their interests.

It is the council's policy to formally recognise TRAs whose membership is open to all the tenants and residents living on its estate or defined area and which are governed by a set of rules, called a constitution in line with the model constitution that we recognise.

Council recognised TRAs are entitled to

  • Receive funding from us through the Tenant Fund
  • Be represented at their local area housing forum, and area housing office.
  • Be consulted on matters affecting the local community

TRAs hold regular meetings and represent their members interests to the council and other organisations. They also hold social events, which can be a good way of getting to know your neighbours. Get the address and phone number of your TRA from your

To submit your ideas for resident participation please complete our resident involvement survey.

Case study

“Jen and I moved onto the Doddington Grove estate in 2009. We realised pretty quickly that unless we made some intentional efforts to get to know our neighbours we might mostly end up watching box sets on our sofa or only hanging out with old friends who are ‘just like us’.” Chair - Doddington Grove TRA

This was the starting point for a resident who we supported to re-launch a TRA that had stopped functioning.

More and more residents are realising the benefits of having a TRA and with support from community engagement officers, they are launching associations throughout the borough. From Croxted Road in  Dulwich to Doddington in  Walworth, the common theme is that residents know that this is an appropriate vehicle to achieve having an association that suits them and represents their interests to the Council.

We are working with a range of residents across the spectrum of tenure to ensure that our customers feel that they feel part of a community that is engaged with the Council. We are particularly interested in working with Council tenants and leaseholders who live in street based properties to broaden the reach of our engagement.

“I would recommend anyone who hasn’t got a TRA in their area to go for it. The support is there. You just have to ask.” Chair - Doddington Grove TRA

Get involved

If you are a member of a TRA and need to contact someone within the community engagement to help your TRA function, we have a team of officers who will be on hand to help

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Designated Officers

East and West Walworth  George Coombes
   George.Coombes@southwark.gov.uk
   020 7525 3603
East and West Camberwell  Kevin Skinner
   Kevin.Skinner@southwark.gov.uk
   020 7525 4748
Borough and Bankside, Rotherhithe  Chuks Amaechi
   chuks.amaechi@southwark.gov.uk
   020 7525 3914
East and West Bermondsey, Peckham  Fredrick Sonni-Ali
   fredrick.sonni-ali@southwark.gov.uk
   020 7525 7553
Aylesbury, Dulwich, Nunhead & Peckham Olubukola Jackson
  Olubukola.Jackson@southwark.gov.uk
  020 7525 4747

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