Welcome to the website for residents of the Tewkesbury Lodge Estate in Forest Hill, South East London. The residents’ association is here to help everyone who lives in the area. None of what we do is possible without members of the community supporting and helping us. Read on to find out more, and become a member!

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Annual General Meeting 8th June 2021

Tewkesbury Lodge Estate
Residents’ Association

 Notice of Annual General Meeting 2021 Notice is hereby given that the 59th AGM of the Tewkesbury Lodge Estate Residents’ Association (TLERA) will be held on Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 8pm, via Zoom video conference**.
 
Last year’s AGM had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, but we have decided to hold this year’s meeting by Zoom. The agenda can be found below. We had hoped that Lewisham Councillor Sophie McGeevor would be our guest speaker, but unfortunately she will be unable to attend. However this gives an opportunity for general discussion about TLERA, and a chance to put forward ideas.
 
The agenda showing Annual Reports and election of Officers can be seen below. The current team are all happy to stand for re-election but we are always keen to have new members on the Committee and encourage anyone wishing to join* to get in touch as soon as possible. We also welcome volunteers to help organise our events or to act as deputy road representatives, so please take the opportunity to put yourselves forward for this. If you have any questions for the Committee, or wish to submit any  motions for the AGM, please send an email in advance to Valerie Ward, chair@Tewkesburylodge.org.uk   (This will not preclude you from raising matters at the meeting.)
 
The minutes from the previous AGM can be viewed here
 
We look forward to seeing you on the night.
 
Tina Hildrey
Secretary
 
 
AGM Agenda

Welcome by the Chair

Apologies
Minutes of the last AGM (12 March 2019)
Chair’s report
Treasurer’s report
Membership report
Election of Officers (see below)
Any motions received
General discussion
Any other business 

Election of officers
Current officers of TLERA are:
Chair: Valerie Ward
Co-Chair: Stuart Checkley
Secretary: Tina Hildrey
Treasurer: Kate Morris
Membership Secretary: Carole Abrahams
 
*Nominations for any of the Officer positions are welcome. A nominator and seconder are required. You may nominate yourself. If you nominate anyone else, please check that they are willing to stand. Nominations should be sent before the AGM to the secretary:  secretary@Tewkesburylodge.org.uk
 

2021 NGS Charity Open Gardens – Sunday 23rd May 2021 – Book Your Tickets

We are delighted that five of our local gardens have confirmed that they are able to open together on Sunday 23rd May 1-6pm in aid of the National Garden Scheme, subject to the government Covid-19 regulations and to additional social distancing rules and safety measures.  So it will be a bit different from previous years in that numbers will be strictly limited and pre-booked time slots will be available.
All the money (£8 for the 5 gardens) goes to nursing charities including MacMillan, Marie Curie, Parkinsons, Alzheimer’s, Autism, Mind, St Christopher’s and other Hospices.  The gardens are close together and all very different, and there will be teas/cakes and plants for sale.  
The NGS is very keen that people should book in advance online which should be done via the NGS website 

Social Events Programme 2021

(subject to the Government’s COVID-19 regulations and guidance)

Sunday 19th DecemberCarol Singing
Saturday 16th OctoberApple Pressing and Harvest Lunch – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Sunday 23rd MayNGS Open Gardens (pre-booking required via NGS website)
Tuesday 8th JuneAnnual General Meeting (via Zoom)
Sunday 27th JuneSummer Picnic – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions

Subscription Holiday

We hope that all members of the Tewkesbury Lodge Estate Residents’ Association have been keeping well during this difficult time. Although the AGM had to be cancelled due to restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the committee is continuing to keep an eye on the area, particularly our hard-working Crime Liaison officer Christine Noon. We welcomed our new treasurer, Kate Morris, who has taken over from Dagmar Vesely. Other members of the executive are continuing in post: Valerie Ward as chair, Stuart Checkley as co-chair, Tina Hildrey as secretary, Carole Abrahams as membership secretary. Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 are available on request.

The TLERA Executive Committee decided that no subscriptions would be collected from existing members for the year 2020-21. The need for social distancing has meant that the Association hasn’t been able to hold the usual events for members, so there haven’t been the usual expenses.  We also agreed that there are health considerations to delivering newsletters and collecting subscriptions.  We continue to welcome new members; they are asked to pay £5 to join but this will be carried forward to 2021-22.  New members will be able to receive Crime Cascades and other news, and will also be eligible to join our closed Facebook group.

Social distancing continues to make it pretty much impossible to hold any of our usual social events, but we’re really pleased that parts of the Estate have set up WhatsApp groups and organised a few local events. The Association is working on ideas for alternatives to our annual programme of events which can be held for all members, and any ideas would be welcome.    

We are hoping to send you a regular short newsletter via Mailchimp, so watch this space!  And please send us any feedback and suggestions. Above all, keep well and stay safe.

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