Bentley House estate Tenants And Residents Association (TARA)

We are all volunteers, and we are independent of our landlord One Manchester.


UPDATE – 5th August 2020 

Due to current restrictions related to COVID-19, TARA meetings are taking place bi-weekly via Zoom from 6.30 to 8.00pm.

If you wish to speak to the TARA committee about an issue or concern, or anything else, then please email and we can send you an invite to the Zoom meeting.

Meeting minutes are now available via Googledrive here.


We meet every 1st Thursday of the month, at the Estate Office, 26a Humberstone Avenue (entrance at street level, not through a block door – map here) at 6.30pm for around two hours.

All estate residents are welcome to join the full meeting but please note, due to the amount of work needing to be talked about, we observe the following very strictly:

6.30pm – 7.30pm is focused on committee business and we follow the agenda as published; please do come and listen in, comment … but do not raise new issues yet;

7.30pm – 8.30pm is open meeting – all issues are welcome.

We are always open to new committee members. We like tea and biscuits.

If you really do not like meetings, please feel free to come and hand in your requests and concerns in writing during the open meeting period.

If you really, really do not want to meet us then email your problem, or post it through the letter box at the Tenants Office, or post it through royal mail.

If you feel your issue needs to be treated confidentially then this can be arranged – ask quietly at a meeting, or contact us via email to make other arrangements.

  • TARA email:
  • TARA snail mail: 26A Humberstone Avenue, Manchester, M15 6FD
  • TARA phone … sorry, we do not operate a phone service

Upcoming meeting dates

  • Thursday 27th August 6.30-8.00pm – TARA bi-weekly meeting via Zoom
  • Tuesday 8th September 6.00-7.30pm – TARA & One Manchester quarterly meeting via Microsoft Teams

TARA minutes for all meetings … e.g., monthly meetings, AGM, with landlord CSMHT

TARA documents … the store for our documents, for you to peruse (and comment on)

Estate Office Use and Calendar – the calendar is still a bit experimental (Sept 2016): you can add dates by you cannot create events pages (well, you can, but you get a “page not found error” trying to access the page)

TARA constitution – including ==draft== proposals for changes; from September 2016 for AGM 2017 (around March)