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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

Lambeth’s tribute to Orlando nightclub shooting victims

Following the horrific mass shooting at an LGBT venue in the US city of Orlando in the early hours of Sunday morning Lambeth Council has today expressed its condolences to the victims and their families. Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth council leader, said: “Our thoughts are with all those affected by this senseless violence. We stand … Continue reading

EURO 2016 – MAKE DOMESTIC ABUSE A RED CARD

Lambeth Council and the Met Police have teamed up to warn of the increase in domestic abuse during the Euro 2016 football tournament. In a joint meaage, the leader of the council Cllr Lib Peck and Chief Inspector Nick Collins say: “Let’s be clear – major sporting events like EURO 2016 aren’t responsible for domestic … Continue reading

Trial day for new road layout

A new road layout, designed to reduce accidents outside a primary school, will be trialled for a day on Friday (26 Feb). New Park Road, in Brixton, will see traffic calming measures designed by parents and residents alongside road safety charity Sustrans, introduced outside Richard Atkins School. The designs will be trialled for one day … Continue reading

Brixton Splash – open letter

Dear Friend, As you know, the Brixton Splash street festival has been an annual fixture since 2006, when it was set up as a community run event, celebrating the cultural diversity and history of Brixton. It is due to the inspiration and commitment of Pat Clark, former landlord of the Prince Albert pub on Coldharbour … Continue reading

Brixton Splash

Lambeth council has decided to turn down an application for Brixton Splash 2016 because of concerns over public safety and organisation. The annual street festival was set up in 2006 by Ros Griffiths and other prominent Brixtonians as a community run event, celebrating the cultural diversity and history of Brixton. The 2015 event saw a … Continue reading

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse announces investigations

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today announced the first phase of investigations into the extent to which institutions have failed to protect children from sexual abuse. One of the 12 investigations to be carried out will be into Children in the Care of Lambeth Council. Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth council leader, said: … Continue reading

Road closure review brought forward

Following feedback from residents and local councillors, Lambeth council will bring forward its planned review of the experimental road closures in Loughborough Junction. The review had been planned to take place after 12 weeks, however it will now happen after eight weeks. Traffic data will be examined and all feedback will be listened to – … Continue reading

Lambeth cracks down on fly tippers

Lambeth council enforcement officers have stepped up their activity against fly tippers, issuing 100 fines in a month for dumping rubbish. A new team began work at the start of September, tasked specifically with investigating residential fly tips in the borough and fining those responsible. Lambeth residents are infuriated by fly tipping– bulky objects like … Continue reading

Campaign action tackles dangerous Streatham road crossing

The Streatham Back on Track campaign has helped achieve progress on long running calls for a safe pedestrian crossing at a dangerous Streatham junction, with Transport for London (TfL) agreeing to work on a solution. The busy St Leonard’s junction on Streatham High Road has seen many accidents in recent years, with no appropriate pedestrian … Continue reading

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