Tenant and resident associations (TRAs) play an important role in representing the interests of tenants and leaseholders in a particular local area (normally an estate) and are consulted on issues relating to the services provided on the estate.

TRAs are the backbone of our engagement with residents.

There are over 80 residents' associations in the borough covering 60 per cent of our properties. Find out about whether your property is covered by a TRA or how to set one up if you do not already have one.

We are also very keen to develop the skills of our TRA representatives. We will organise TRA courses on chairing meetings, organising committees as well as setting up websites and producing newsletters.

If you are interested in these courses, please contact the Resident Engagement Team at gettinginvolved@lambeth.gov.uk.

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1. What do TRAs do?

TRAs typically hold monthly committee meetings which are open to all of their members.

These are normally attended by area staff and provide an opportunity for area staff to be held to account for the standard of services provided to the estate. All our residents are eligible to participate in TRAs. 

TRAs can nominate a board member for their area board who work with us to monitor performance and recommend service improvements.

2. How to set up and register a TRA

If you're interested in setting up a TRA please download our information pack.

These documents will also help you when setting up a new association:

If you would like information about setting up a TRA, please contact us at XLLGettinginvolved@lambeth.gov.uk

Register your TRA

Fill in our online form to register your TRA or download the registration form and send it to it your resident participation officer.

4. TRAs in your area

We have 70 Tenants and Residents Associations (TRAs) in Lambeth.

Here is a list of active tenants' and residents' associations in your area. Those in bold are linked to a website:

North Lambeth TRAs

  • Briant Estate Resident Association
  • Chaplin Close Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • China Walk Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Cotton Gardens Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Crowhurst Close Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Ethelred Towers Residents' Association
  • Greenham Close And Frasier St Residents' Association
  • Lambeth Towers and Lambeth Road Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Matheson Lang Gardens Residents Association
  • Penwith Manor Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Vauxhall Five Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Vauxhall Gardens Estate Residents' and Tenants' Association
  • Whitgift Estate Residents' Association
  • Wimbourne House Residents Association
  • Windmill House Residents Association

Stockwell and Vassall residents' associations

  • Caldwell Gardens Residents' Association
  • Calais Gate and Coligny Court Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Gaskell Street Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • The Cloisters Tenants and Residents Association
  • Fenwick Estate and Willington Road Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Hemans Estate Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • LEAF Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Holland Town Residents' Association
  • Mawbey Brough Estate Tenants and Residents Association
  • Melbourne Mews Residents' Association
  • McCall Close Tenants and Residents Association
  • Mursell Estate Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Myatt's Field South Residents' Association
  • PATCH Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Spurgeon Estate Tenants and Residence Association
  • Wyvil Estate Tenants's and Residents' Association

Brixton residents' associations

  • Calidore Close Resident Association
  • Cressingham Gardens Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Hurst Street Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Lilford Area Residents' Association
  • Railton Road Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Renton Close Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Solon New Road Residents' Association
  • Southwyck House Residents' Association
  • St Matthew's Estate Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Tulse Hill Estate Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Windmill View Residents' Association

Clapham residents' associations

  • Ascot Court Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Edmundsbury Court Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Friends of Cato Road 
  • Heath Road Residents' Association
  • Notre Dame Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Oaklands Estate Community Association
  • Poynders Gardens Residents' Association
  • Weir Estate Residents' Association (WERA)
  • Westbury Estate Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • William Bonney Estate Tenants' and Residents' Association

Streatham residents' associations

  • Mountearl and Adare Residents' Association Streatham Hill Estate
  • Palace Road Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Sackville Residents' Association  
  • Streatham Common Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Valley Road Residents' Association.

Norwood residents' associations

  • Balmoral Court Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Berridge Road Estate Tenants' Association and Neighbourhood Watch
  • Central Hill Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Deronda Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Dunelm and Dunbar Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Fern Lodge Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Hainthorpe Estate Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Holderness Estate Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Northwood House Tenants' Association
  • Portobello Estate Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Queenwood Court Residents’ Association
  • Rosendale Gardens Tenants' and Residents' Association
  • Woodvale Estate Tenants' and Residents' Association

5. Getting Involved Grant for TRAs

The Getting Involved Grant (GIG) was first launched in 2013 and since then we have provided grants for many of our TRA's to support resident activities they wish to provide or commission.

These have included:

  • youth projects including summer programmes and sports activities
  • educational initiatives including homework clubs, arts & theatre projects
  • social activities including sewing classes, over 50s clubs and estate fun days
  • food growing projects through our Edible living programme
  • providing internet access through our digital hubs.

The aim of the grant is to get more residents involved in their communities. It is available to Tenant and Resident Associations (TRAs) and organisations supported by TRAs that would like to run activities for residents.

To apply for the grant, please read the GIG guidance document and fill in the GIG application form.

All applications should be sent to the area Resident Participation Officer, alternatively please send to us at XLLGettinginvolved@lambeth.gov.uk

Applications above £750 are agreed by a residents steering group made up of representatives from all the area housing forums.