TARA

The Bentley House estate Tenants And Residents Association, TARA.

We are all volunteers, and we are independent of our landlord City South Manchester Housing Trust (CSMHT, or CSM).

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@redbricks .org

TARA snail mail: 26A Humberstone Avenue, Manchester, M15 6FD

TARA phone … sorry, we do not operate a phone service

 

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)