Community News

Lambeth wards could be changing for the first time in 20 years

Twenty years ago Lambeth’s ward boundaries and the number of councillors representing our residents were reviewed by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) and we kissed goodbye to electoral wards including Angell, St Martins and Town Hall and said hello to new areas such as Coldharbour and Clapham Common. Since then Lambeth’s population – like most of inner London – has grow..

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Regenerating Brixton Rec Quarter

Lambeth Council are excited to announce the appointment of muf architecture/ art to lead on the Regenerating Brixton’s Rec Quarter Project. The £4 million project, funded by the council and the Greater London Authority, will:
Improve Brixton Station Road street market for traders and visitors, with signage, lighting, and market facilities Support the shopkeepers in the Rec to improve their shopfr..

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Clay kits free for creative kids

Here at Mud Gang, we love making with clay. We’re a small pottery studio based at Hart Club in Lambeth and we’ve recently launched pottery kits for people to make at home. We believe that working with clay is a great way of engaging your mind and body and using making something creative to take your mind off other things.
Inspire the next generation We want to inspire the next generation of maker..

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‘Free Your Mind’ supports mental wellbeing in Lambeth

By 22 August, the ‘Free Your Mind’ campaign will reach out to more than two million people in Lambeth and neighbouring boroughs – using text messaging, TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter to support people to take care of their mental health. It’s been created by NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Word from the Cabinet Can you spot the signs of mental ill-heal..

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Lambeth Country Show is virtually coming to your home this year

The Virtual Lambeth Country Show over the weekend of July 18 & 19 promises to provide a much-needed fix (no matter how small) of the loved annual event from the comfort of your own sofas.
The show must go on The council has reached out to performers, organisations and traders old and new to keep the Country Show spirit alive and have released a fun and interactive programme covering resident’ fav..

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How to quit smoking and stay calm in the process

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way that we all live our lives. A new world of social distancing and self-isolation practices to slow the spread of the virus will likely remain in place for some time.
This might leave you feeling more stressed, worried and anxious, as you miss the face-to-face social contact that helps you to feel connected and positive.
Additional concerns a..

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Lambeth Council: Support to our at risk arts and cultural organisations

Picture: Kwame Kwei-Armah © Leon Puplett The council is committed to supporting the Lambeth’s world class cultural sector, and in choosing grant recipients looked for at risk organisations with a track record of providing opportunity to residents experiencing inequality.
Victoria Ijeh the founder of Iconic Steps, Kwame Kwei-Armah the Artistic Director of The Young Vic, alongside Matthew Warchus a..

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Help with food shopping is on-Hand

A borough-wide shopping service delivered in partnership between Lambeth Council and onHand is available to help residents with their shopping, collecting prescriptions or cash from the Post Office.
How does the service work? to access this service a resident or someone on their behalf can call the helpline on 0333 360 3700 or complete the webform a DBS-checked volunteer will select your request ..

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Cleaning up Lambeth’s streets by boosting walking and cycling

Low traffic neighbourhoods Oval to Stockwell route
Low traffic neighbourhoods have been created in around Brixton’s Railton Road and a second similar scheme is also up and running in the Oval to Stockwell triangle area. Windmill Drive on Clapham Common will be closed to motor vehicles from Monday 13th July as part of a raft of changes being made to improve cycleway 5. A joint council and TfL make..

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Brixton memorial in honour of Cherry Groce to be unveiled

Beacon of hope Designed by the world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye, the memorial will act as a beacon of hope in the pursuit of equality, justice and truth.
Lee Lawrence, the son of Cherry Groce who witnessed his mother’s shooting at the age of 11, said: “The 35th anniversary of my Mum’s shooting is a poignant time for our community. Over the years and despite all odds, we as a community ha..

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