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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

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

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

Lambeth Country Show 2016 promises to be the best ever!

The unique and hugely popular Lambeth Country Show is returning for its 42nd year on July 16 and 17. This year’s show will bring the usual blend of traditional country fair attractions and vibrant South London culture – for free – over two days in Lambeth’s Brockwell Park. More than 100,000 people are expected to … Continue reading

Listings for Lambeth landmarks

Two Lambeth landmarks associated with philanthropist Sir Henry Tate have been given Grade II Listing in recognition of their special architectural or historic interest. One is the bust of Sir Henry, near Brixton Tate Library and the other is Streatham Tate Library. Sir Henry lived in Park Hill, Streatham where he built a gallery to … Continue reading

Statement on Upper Norwood Joint Library

Upper Norwood Library Trust and Lambeth Council are pleased to be able to provide an update on the negotiations around Upper Norwood Library. From 1 July this year, Upper Norwood Joint Library (UNJL) building will be run by the Upper Norwood Library Trust – members of the local community who have a real passion and … Continue reading

Update: Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library is currently occupied by protesters who have made a number of claims about the future of the Lambeth Council building. It is important to set the record straight. Carnegie Library will re-open in early 2017 as a Healthy Living Centre with a refurbished neighbourhood library, new computers, the same book stock and study … Continue reading

Bowie mural to be listed

Lambeth council is set to locally list the David Bowie mural beside Morleys in Brixton that became a shrine to the artist who died in January. Local listing would protect the mural and the council is also considering renaming the area where the mural is in Tunstall Place.  The council is in contact with Bowie’s … Continue reading

Culture 2020 – Libraries update

Progress has been made on Lambeth Council’s plans for the borough’s libraries. The plans, adopted as policy in October 2015 protect the town centre libraries in Brixton, Streatham, West Norwood and Clapham (newly opened in 2013), which account for the majority of library usage. The council will also continue to fund Upper Norwood Joint Library … Continue reading

Update: Tributes to David Bowie

Statement from Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth council leader: Lambeth was shocked and saddened at the loss of Brixton hero, David Bowie. Lambeth Council would like to commemorate Bowie and is welcoming suggestions, but of course will discuss any plans with his family at an appropriate time before taking any plans forward. Bowie has close ties … Continue reading


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