Welcome to the Defoe House group, a recognised tenants association for residents of the Barbican estate, London.
The RTA holds regular meetings to discuss local events and planning impacting Defoe House, and represents the residents to the Barbican residents consultation committee (RCC), The Barbican Association general council (BAGC) and on various working groups around the estate (broadband, sustainability, the Garchey system, etc).
The RTA also holds an Annual General Meeting, at which reports are given to residents of Defoe House on decisions made and progress achieved, talks from local service providers are held, and votes are taken for the officer positions.
Currently the RTA is constituted of Erin Summers, Sandra Jenner, Theodore Jones, John Hayes, Byron Jacobson (treasurer stepping down after handover), Jane Samsworth (RCC rep), Helen Hudson (secretary + BA rep), Tanja Goudarzi (new treasurer).
Any resident of Defoe may contact the committee, either individually, or collectively through the email address 'email@example.com'
‘Defoe Chatter’ WhatsApp group – general place to share information, local news, raise issues, etc.
Provide your mobile number (and flat number) to Helen to be added (firstname.lastname@example.org , 07842235268)
Defoe House Google Group – similar to WhatsApp but operates via email.
Here is the link to join the Group email we have. Please let us know your flat number on the message. -> https://groups.google.com/g/defoehouse
Residents may also request, free of charge, an email address of their own at defoehouse.org.uk by emailing 'email@example.com'. Email addresses are encouraged and will be granted for both firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com, to enable residents to reach out to one another, and can be either accessed via the web at 'mail.defoehouse.org.uk' or forwarded to a main email address provided by any other email provider.
Residents with email addresses will also be added to the distribution of defoe RTA minutes, and will be consulted when votes are required around decisions on estate matters for the RCC and BAGC.