John Betts House
In the early 1960’s, John Betts’ House, in Rylett Road, was constructed as a 2 storey rectangular building around an enclosed garden. When it opened in 1964, John Betts’ House provided 35 residential flats of which 11 were one bedroom with sitting rooms, the remaining 24 being bed-sits.
A further storey was added in 1992 providing an additional 7 flats and the bed-sits were converted to one bedroom flats with a separate sitting room. As with Sycamore House, there are generous communal facilities.
Jackie Thompson, Hammersmith United Charities’ award winning gardener ran a project getting John Betts’ House residents and local children together to plant Sunflower Seeds. The children were invited back to see how their seeds were developing. Jackie hopes to run more projects like this with the hope that we bring the community together to work as one.
Open Garden Squares Weekend 11th -12th June 2011
Part of the community of John Betts’ House along with our gardener Jackie Thompson opened the John Betts’ House garden for an afternoon as part of the London Parks and Gardens Trust Open Garden Squares Weekend.
This event is very much enjoyed by our residents and is now an annual event that everyone looks forward to. Residents make cakes and sell them and some home grown plants. This year with the proceeds the residents had a barbeque and pimms party and will invite the residents from our other scheme, Sycamore House.