TARA Meeting – Tenants and Residents Association

For the first hour of the meeting people are welcome to come and “listen in” while we are doing “agenda business”. This from is 6.30 – 7.30pm.

Please don’t take “listen in” literally as your comments are very welcome indeed!

By “listen in” we’re referring to the need to sticking to the agenda. So, no new major issues shall be discussed in the first hour, that is the limit we ask to respect, we’re not asking for the people attending to be silent!

The second hour remains open and is for new issues to be raised as opposed to sticking to the agenda. This from is 7.30 – 8.30pm.

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TARA minutes for November 2016 meet, Agenda for December 1st

Hi all, November 2016 minutes and agenda for December meeting just published.

Next meeting December 1st at estate office 26a Humberstone Avenue,
6.30pm for around two hours, __all__residents__ are welcome and
encouraged to come to the meetings.

Please also read and give feedback on these:
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Thank you,
(co-secretary, Bentley House Tenants And Residents Association (TARA))

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trick or treat?!

Join us once again on the annual spooky Halloween Walk 31st October !

Dress to scare, prepare to make LOTS OF NOISE !

Where to meet and when … how to help (trickers and treaters required)  … who to contact … will there be food?

Here is the poster to answer all those questions, and more:

Annual Halloween Walk around the Redbricks

Have fun on the night! Boohuuuuuuuuuhu!

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Spidermoon Afternoon


Join us for a fun afternoon of gardening. As part of a big Autumn Tidy Up we will be:
– Taking Cuttings
– Spreading Bulbs
– Seed Collecting
– Path Clearing
– Checking the Bug Hotel
There will be some tasty, warm Autumnal food from the People’s Kitchen cooks.
ALL WELCOME! No Experience needed! All tools provided.

Redbricks’ 70th birthday celebrations

2017 is the 70th anniversary of the building of this estate.  Since the last TARA AGM in April, a small group has been developing the ideas you offered then, and has come up with some new ideas.

These ideas mostly come from what residents have expressed interest in during past consultations and surveys.  They are also from the rich history of projects and activities on the Redbricks, some of which are still going, some on pause – from the Redbricks Intranet Collective, Sewcialise!, Leaf Street community garden, the Bentley Exchange, People’s Kitchen, the Bentley Bike Club and others.

We’d like to hear what you think, so please come along and comment on the ideas generated so far – how could they be better?  Are there different and better ways of celebrating what we’ve achieved and the history of this estate and the people who live here?


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TARA – feedback on new pages and documents, please

Hi all,

Bentley House estate Tenants And Residents Association (TARA) have recently published several new documents on several new web pages, including on constitutional matters for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in about March 2017 … please take a look, and requesting your feedback, many thanks, your TARA.

Constitution, and proposed changes to it – for decision at AGM 2017

The Estate Office and its calendar.

Reporting and Complaining to our landlord CSM.

Update: Solicitor added to the links page (under Housing).

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TARA minutes for September 2016 meet, Agenda for October 6th

September minutes and October agenda for Bentley House TARA (Tenants And Residents Association) now available – thanks, your TARA.

p.s. print-out of agenda next to office door, print-out of minutes on fence behind phone box Clarendon/H’by (go on, walk on the grass :-) )

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RIC Meeting

Redbricks Intranet Collective (RIC) maintain the intranet that covers much of the estate and provides internet access.

RIC meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month.

RIC is a volunteer-run community group that meets regularly. If you want to get involved or you want connecting, then contact us:

ric@redbricks.org  or phone 07813 197710

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Bentley House Tenants And Residents Association (TARA) Links Page Published

We have added a links page under the TARA menu on the redbricks webpage; it contains phone numbers as well as web site links: http://www.redbricks.org/tara/useful-links/ .

It, so far, has the following categories: emergencies, health, housing, Hulme and local area, Manchester.

Suggestions, comments, links and numbers for inclusion: tara@redbricks.org – thanks,

Bentley House estate TARA

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Private meeting

7 – 9 pm, booked by Issy Patience, 07788 918316


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Rockdove Rising Meeting

Rockdove Rising meets every other Monday from 6.30pm onwards

ROCKDOVE RISING HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE LTD. was formed in July 2013 on the estate known as ‘the Redbricks’, in Hulme, Manchester. It is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.

As individuals and as a co-operative organisation our members are interested in taking control of our own financial affairs, particularly with respect to housing and banking, and we are currently working toward RAISING LOANSTOCK for the purchase of properties on the estate.

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