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Planners say West Norwood Cinema ready to roll

West Norwood’s new four screen cinema and library complex moved a step closer this week after approval by Lambeth Council’s planning committee. The cinema, bar and café  will be run by Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd in the Old Nettlefold Hall and Library building, and leased from Lambeth Council. Cllr Jane Edbrooke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: … Continue reading

Library services in Lambeth protected from the cuts

Lambeth council’s Cabinet meeting last night approved the Culture 2020 report which plots the way forward for libraries, parks, the arts and sports in the borough in the face of deep budget cuts. A lively discussion around the challenges, issues and concerns was held at Dunraven School in Leigham Court Road, Streatham in front of … Continue reading

Healthy outlook for Lambeth Libraries

Plans have been put forward to increase the range of services offered by Lambeth’s libraries in order to keep them open under huge budget pressures. Following feedback during Lambeth Council’s Culture 2020 consultation, new plans have been developed that could see library buildings open for longer and offer wider benefits to the local community including … Continue reading

Somerleyton Rd reaches planning milestone

The planning application for the ambitious Somerleyton Rd scheme that would bring three hundred new homes, a theatre, chef school, children’s nursery and new business opportunities to Brixton has been submitted. It’s a significant milestone for the project which has been developed over several years by Brixton Green, Ovalhouse theatre and Lambeth Council and would, … Continue reading

Lambeth’s parks and open spaces among the best in Britain

Eleven of Lambeth’s parks and green spaces will again be flying the Green Flag this year, alongside four community gardens who have secured a Green Flag Community Award. Archbishop’s Park, Brockwell Park, Hillside Gardens Park, Kennington Park, Milkwood Community Park, Myatt’s Fields Park, Ruskin Park, Streatham Rookery, St. John’s Churchyard, St. Paul’s Churchyard and Vauxhall … Continue reading

Huge crowds enjoy the free Lambeth Country Show

More than 160,000 people are estimated to have enjoyed the 41st Lambeth Country Show on Saturday and Sunday as the sunshine created perfect conditions for south London’s biggest free festival. The event, which this year was themed the Festival of Love 2015, is a unique mix of inner-city culture and the country side offering something for people … Continue reading

Black Cultural Archives puts Lambeth on top at development awards

Lambeth Council has scooped a raft of awards for development schemes including the Black Cultural Archives, Clapham Old Town, Keybridge House and the National Theatre. The prestigious New London Architecture awards recognise not only the quality of design but the wider contribution to  London’s built environment and public spaces. Lambeth won the highest number of … Continue reading

Your views on Lambeth’s culture and leisure

Lambeth council has launched a three month public consultation on the borough’s libraries, parks, leisure and cultural services. Among the ideas put forward are to sell Waterloo and Minet libraries which have the lowest usage rates in Lambeth. Money raised from the sale would be used to set up a £10m endowment fund to secure … Continue reading

New cinema coming to West Norwood

A new cinema in West Norwood moved a step closer this week as contracts were exchanged between Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd and Lambeth Council. Picturehouse will lease the old Nettlefold Hall in Norwood High Street and turn it into a four-screen cinema, with bar and café. As part of the deal, West Norwood Library will also … Continue reading

Lambeth lays commemorative paving stones for WW1 heroes

War heroes from Lambeth who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their bravery have been celebrated with commemorative paving stones laid near their birthplaces. Exactly one hundred years after their heroic actions in battle during the First World War, Captain John Vallentin and Lieutenant John Dimmer have been recognised in ceremonies near Lambeth Palace and … Continue reading


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