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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

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

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

Twelve individual parks and open spaces in Lambeth, including Brockwell Park, Kennington Park and West Norwood Cemetery, which is one of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ Victorian-era cemeteries, are among the very best in the UK – and that’s official. They are included in a record-breaking list of 1,686 parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious … Continue reading

Fly-tipper ordered to have vehicle crushed

A fly-tipper who dumped a van load of rubbish in a residential area is to have his vehicle taken away to be crushed. Mohammed Nadeem, who dumped old furniture in Styles Gardens, Loughborough Junction, is the latest in a long line of offenders who have been prosecuted for fly-tipping after Lambeth council enforcement officers have … Continue reading

Recycling revolution in Lambeth

Lambeth council are trialling new green bins in a bid to make it easier for people to recycle. Around 2,000 properties in the Herne Hill area are to get the new bins, replacing the existing recycling sacks. All recyclables can be put in the bin without the need for a bag and the closed lids … 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

A vision for a new Loughborough Junction

The public space around Loughborough Junction is set to be revolutionised as part of the plans to create a new, attractive town centre. In a bid to make the area a more pleasant and sociable place to live, safer for school children and residents, and more cycle and pedestrian friendly, Lambeth council is planning to … Continue reading

Lambeth roads go 20mph

As part of the aim to have the safest and greenest streets in the capital, all Lambeth’s roads are to be given a 20mph speed limit. Roads under the control of Lambeth council will be given the new speed limit from November, with two major Transport for London (TfL) routes also seeing the new speed … Continue reading

Council crackdown on anti- social behaviour

Lambeth council is considering hiring enforcement officers to crackdown on fly tipping, littering, dog fouling and other anti-social behaviour. On Monday, Cabinet approved the recommendations of a report that include contracting a private firm to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for anti-social behaviour. In 2014, the council issued over a thousand FPNs, more than half … Continue reading

Lambeth lobbies TfL for cleaner buses to improve air quality

Lambeth council is calling on TfL to install ‘clean buses’ on every route that runs through Brixton Road and Streatham High Road. Brixton Road’s air quality is amongst the worst in London – as shown when its monitoring station exceeded acceptable annual pollution levels just three weeks into the year. Public Health England has estimated … Continue reading

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