About D’Eynsford Estate and our TMO
D’Eynsford is a Southwark Council housing estate built in the 1970s with a mix of flats and houses, including some sheltered accommodation. There are 360 homes: 260 are occupied by Council tenants and 100 are leasehold.
The buildings are all three storey brick and include a range of homes, from one bed flats to four bed maisonettes. Addresses include: Mary Datchelor Close, Don Phelan Close, Belham Walk, Kimpton Court (next to the estate), a block on Kimpton Road, and another on Elmington Road.
Where we are
Our estate is situated in the heart of Camberwell, SE London, just off Camberwell Church Street in the Brunswick Park ward of Southwark. We are about two miles from the Thames.
D’Eynsford is a culturally diverse community. Our estate is home to people from many countries, with around 45% black (African/Caribbean/British) and 45% white (various) residents, plus a range of other ethnic backgrounds including Asian and Latin American. This is more diverse than the Southwark average which has approximately 55% white, 27% black and 10% Asian population. The estate has many families and older residents, with 30% of households with children and 30% including at least one person over 60.
D’Eynsford residents have set up a tenant management organisation (TMO) which took over most of the estate services from the Council in September 2015. We also represent residents to the Council and other bodies, run a range of social events and have a community garden.
What is a TMO?
A TMO is a way for residents to manage housing services for themselves, collectively. To find out more, read this article about TMOs.
Why we set up a TMO
We believe taking control of services ourselves will improve things for residents and save money, which we can reinvest in the estate. Council rents aren’t affected and leaseholders should see cheaper service charges too.
Our vision is for D’Eynsford Estate to be an even better place to live, with excellent services and lovely surroundings, where everyone is neighbourly, has the opportunity for self-development, takes pride in their community and can live well at home without damaging the environment.
We will work towards our vision by:
- Providing the best housing and community services possible for our residents
- Creating a greener estate and choosing environmentally friendly options wherever possible
- Running a diverse and inclusive activities programme
- Providing opportunities for residents to further their potential through taking responsibility for the estate
- Putting our community at the heart of everything we do, ensuring that decisions reflect the needs of residents.
Key information about the TMO
D’Eynsford TMO is a not-for-profit community interest company (CIC) set up in February 2013. Our company number is 8395845. Find out about CICs.
- Our rules: D’Eynsford TMO CIC Articles of Association [PDF 290KB]
- D’Eynsford TMO CIC Certificate [PDF]
- Meet the Board and view its register of interests
- Read our business plan or a summary of the plan
- Our One Planet Action Plan steers the way we work [PDF 310KB]
Our board meetings are held on the second Monday of every month, 7pm-9pm, in the TMO office (Good Neighbours House, 38 Mary Datchelor Close SE5 7AX). Everyone is welcome, although sometimes the board needs to discuss confidential items in private. We also have three general meetings over the year (when members can vote on key issues). All our meeting minutes are published on this website – scroll right to the bottom to see the categories.
Find out about other ways to get involved with the TMO.