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Residents challenged to help make Lambeth even better

Lambeth Residents are to be asked to help drive forward the improvements that will make the borough a stronger, fairer and more prosperous place over the next five years. Lambeth Council and partners including community organisations, businesses, health services and police, have drawn up a blueprint for improving life for everyone who lives, works or … Continue reading

Statement: Bank Holiday events on Clapham Common

Lambeth Council says the decision to allow the events to go ahead is a reasonable and proportionate response, taken after thorough consideration of legal, and other implications, not least public safety and environmental impact on the Common. The events have been widely publicised and some 80,000 tickets have already been sold. Cancellation at short notice … Continue reading

At the Heart of Lambeth: New hoardings celebrate Town Hall’s historic role

A new set of hoardings has been installed on a high-profile site in the centre of Brixton, to mark the Town Hall’s contribution to life in Lambeth over the last century. The colourful display, including posters of Town Hall events from tea dances to pantomimes, has been sited close to the Grade II listed building on Brixton Hill, … Continue reading

Business boost for West Norwood and Tulse Hill

West Norwood and Tulse Hill is set to be an even better place for business after a vote to set up a new Business Improvement District (BID). It brings the number of BIDs across Lambeth to seven. The Station to Station Business Improvement District will provide a range of services to boost local businesses including … Continue reading

Boroughs join forces to cut delivery journeys and improve air quality

Four South London boroughs are set to join forces to cut damaging vehicle emissions from their own delivery contractors. Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth and Croydon are signing an agreement to work together to investigate opportunities to order services and goods together and whether to open a communal ‘consolidation centre’. This would allow products from multiple suppliers to … Continue reading

Lambeth residents urged to support Government’s Community Sponsorship scheme

Lambeth residents, community groups and businesses will be able to directly sponsor a refugee family in the borough under a national pilot scheme launched today. Lambeth is one of nine local authorities piloting the Full Community Sponsorship programme, and encouraging residents to register their offers of support. The council is already one of the first … Continue reading

Lambeth Country Show hailed as huge success

Huge crowds attended the free Lambeth Country Show over the weekend, with the warmer weather proving a real treat for those attending south London’s biggest festival. Organised by Lambeth Council and returning for its 42 year on July 16 and July 17 Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park boasted a unique line-up that celebrated the … Continue reading

Lambeth launches Equality Commission to spearhead the crusade against poverty and disadvantage

Lambeth is launching a ground-breaking new campaign to tackle the problems which still hold back people in some of the borough’s most disadvantaged communities. The Council has signed up a panel of distinguished local residents and policy experts to carry out an in-depth investigation of the causes and impact of poverty and inequality across all … Continue reading

Lambeth speeds ahead on two wheels

Lambeth Council has unveiled its 1,000th secure on-street bike hangar parking space after adapting a unique Dutch model. The spaces within the “bread-bin” Lambeth Bikehangars, which cost a small annual fee, have proved a huge success on the borough’s streets. The hangars, which take up half a regular car parking space, are made by local cycling … Continue reading

Waterloo library is moving

Waterloo library will have a new home at the refurbished Oasis Centre, at 1 Kennington Road, opposite Lambeth North Tube station, from mid-July. The current library at 114 – 118 Lower Marsh will remain open until the move. The new Waterloo library at the Oasis centre will have: Longer opening hours: 9am to 6pm Monday … Continue reading

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