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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

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

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

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

Public Health statement

Lambeth and Southwark councils have agreed to end their joint public health arrangement and change the way they work together. The two boroughs have worked closely together, more formally since 2013 when the government passed the responsibility for public health to local authorities and there will still be significant cross borough collaboration in areas such … Continue reading

Lambeth presses ahead with new school for pupils on the autism spectrum

Lambeth Council is pressing ahead with preparations for a new school for dozens of children and young people on the autism spectrum. The council has agreed to sell a site in Lollard Street, Kennington, to the Education Funding Agency to enable the NAS Vanguard School to go ahead. The new school, which will be run … 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 becomes the first borough to ban laughing gas

Lambeth council last night approved a crackdown on the use of legal highs such as ‘laughing gas’ in the borough. Lambeth is now the first London borough to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle laughing gas as a specific issue. The move essentially bans the use and supply of legal highs in … Continue reading

Council commits £6million to Brixton Rec

Lambeth Council is to confirm its commitment to Brixton Rec by earmarking £6million to carry out vital maintenance and repairs. The recommendation will be discussed at Cabinet on July 27 and would mean securing the Rec for several years in advance of major refurbishment. Now over 30 years old, the Rec is a hugely important … Continue reading

Ground-breaking Lambeth project wins national award

Lambeth council’s Without Walls project which supports adults with learning difficulties in their own community, has won best Innovation in Social Care at the MJ awards. The approach focuses on physical activity and delivers personalised and individual support rather than standard, establish day-services or residential care. Cllr Jackie Meldrum, Lambeth cabinet member for Adult Social … Continue reading

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