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Iconic gay venue’s listing to help ensure the party goes on

Lambeth Council has added the Royal Vauxhall Tavern venue in the borough to its register of community assets. The pub in Spring Gardens off Kennington Lane in Vauxhall has been a cutting edge venue for the last 150-years. Today it is considered an iconic gay venue. Councillor Jack Hopkins, Cabinet Member for Jobs and Growth, … Continue reading

Do the Right Thing for Lambeth’s £90million savings challenge

Lambeth council has started it’s budget setting process, with a savings target of £37million for the next financial year alone, and £90million over the next three years. The Coalition Government has drastically cut Lambeth’s core funding by 50 per cent – so to balance the books, between 2010 and 2018 the council will have had … Continue reading

Change in Lambeth Housing Management Service

Lambeth Council is intending to reintegrate housing management services into the council at the end of its agreement with Lambeth Living, its ‘arms- length management’ housing organisation. Cllr Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Housing said; “Thanks to the hard work and commitment of Lambeth Living staff we’re in a good position to reconsider how housing … Continue reading

Lambeth encourages residents to ‘Do the Right Thing’

Lambeth Council is launching its Do the Right Thing campaign in a bid to make the borough an even better place to live. By encouraging people to make small changes to how they live – whether that’s families recycling more, individuals volunteering, businesses keeping rubbish off the streets, employers offering apprenticeships or even neighbours hosting … Continue reading

Lambeth to raise millions from developers

Lambeth could raise £32.5m over the next five years from a new charge on developments that comes into force on October 1st. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities to raise funds towards infrastructure from some new developments in a similar way to how Section 106 system currently works. Lambeth’s CIL will apply to … Continue reading

Brixton’s Electric Avenue to shine again

Iconic Electric Avenue in Brixton is set for a £2.6million boost after Lambeth Council secured Heritage Lottery Fund cash for improvements and community projects, it was announced today. The road which gained fame with Eddy Grant’s 1983 single Electric Avenue was built in the 1880s and was the first shopping street in the country to … Continue reading

Lambeth’s enterprise hub invites you: Bring your laptop and co-work with us for the day

Impact Hub Brixton, the enterprise space inside Lambeth Town Hall, marks its first six months in operation this week [Friday, 26 September], with an open day to showcase what it has to offer the borough’s would-be entrepreneurs. The Hub is inviting local freelancers, small businesses, start-ups and social ventures to spend the day at the … Continue reading

Lambeth uses Proceeds of Crime Act powers to go after planning cheats

Lambeth Council has used the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) against a millionaire developer who illegally converted a Brixton house into flats without permission. Jerrard Knight – who is included in the Sunday Times Rich List – and his company Lexadon Ltd, have been ordered to pay more than £175,000 after renting out a property … Continue reading

New bid to tackle legal highs and anti-social behaviour in Vauxhall

Anti-social behaviour powers are being put in place by Lambeth Council and Lambeth police to tackle problems around Vauxhall’s busy nightclub scene, including groups gathering through the night and using the legal high nitrous oxide. The Dispersal Zone is being put used to boost police powers to break up the groups of partiers who have … Continue reading

New fireworks night event planned for Lambeth

Lambeth Council’s hugely popular annual fireworks display will this year be a ticketed event held on Wednesday, November 5 at Brockwell Park. Lambeth residents are being offered early access to discounted tickets so they get the best deal. And we are delighted that every child aged 16 and under will not be charged. Cllr Jane … Continue reading

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