Silchester Residents’ Association

Derek White receiving the gold standard award

Derek White receiving the gold standard award

The Silchester Residents’ Association is a voluntary organisation formed by residents of the Silchester Estate in the early 1980s. We have won a Gold Standard Award recognising us as an excellent tenant and resident association in the borough.

We represent all tenants and leaseholders within the estate, arrange community events and communicate the concerns of the residents to the council and the management organization.  The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) own the freehold of the estate which is managed by the KCTMO (Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Management Organisation.)

Silchester fun day

Photo Credit: Jason Enright

We hold an Annual General Meeting as well as regular meetings about issues and estate maintenance.  There is also a regeneration sub-committee. We are present throughout all consultations on matters concerning the estate, especially its proposed “regeneration”.

We work closely with officers from the council and TMO.  We have a good relationship with our excellent local ward Councillors, but are neutral in terms of party politics.

As of 2016, we are also a member organisation of the Westway Trust whose gardens, sporting and social facilities surround Silchester.  We have nominated Silchester resident Piers Thompson as a trustee and will be campaigning for his election to the board of trustees.

This website was funded by Notting Dale City Living, Local Life.  The text and images are by various residents and it is maintained by members of the residents association as are our Facebook page and our Twitter account.

Supported by the Latymer Community Church we run a community Fun Day, in Waynflete Square garden, every summer.  We are planning to hold Community Breakfasts which we look forward to hosting in our new Residents’ Rooms at the base of Frinstead House.

In 2014 we had a community artist in residenceConstantine Gras’ residency was funded by the V&A and RIBA in partnership and supported by RBKC.  He worked out of an empty flat on Shalfleet Drive prior to its demolition.

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From left to right: Silchester residents Brenda and Kevin Mercer at an open studio event. Drawing by Awet, Hermela & Thomas Genet and other residents of Frinstead House, Silchester Estate. “Irina, the female tower crane driver”MoreWest hoarding by members of the K&C children’s TMO.