About

About D’Eynsford Estate and our TMO

Our estate

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.

Our residents

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 TMO

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.

D’Eynsford TMO is a membership organisation for everyone who lives on the estate, led by an elected volunteer Board of residents, with our paid professional staff doing the day-to-day work.

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.

Council tenants and leaseholders voted yes to the TMO in a  ballot organised by the Council in March 2014. Read more about our journey to becoming a TMO.

Our vision

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.

Our mission

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.

Meetings

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.

 

 

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