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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

Electric Avenue Market Improvements

Lambeth Council says the near million pound investment in Electric Avenue, new layout and design of market stalls will make the area better for traders, shoppers and other businesses. The improvement scheme, funded by the council and the GLA was agreed last year after months of consultation with traders, shoppers, local businesses and residents including: … Continue reading

Lambeth council absorbing latest cuts

Lambeth council is absorbing the impacts of today’s Government spending review which seem to confirm the local authority’s worst fears on future funding. Councillor Paul McGlone, Deputy Leader for Finance and Investment, said we’re looking at the details, but there will be serious implications for the delivery of services in Lambeth. Cllr McGlone said: “We … Continue reading

Oval and Kennington Development Area Consultation

People have the chance to give their views on a draft masterplan for the Oval and Kennington area which has the potential to become the biggest single redevelopment in Lambeth. The decommissioning of the Oval Gas Works presents a range of options for the area, much of which is designated as a Key Industry and … Continue reading

Lambeth’s Local Plan

Councillors will discuss the new Lambeth Local Plan that sets out planning policies for the next 15 years when Cabinet meets on September 14th. The plan, developed after extensive consultation, and approved by the government inspector, provides the framework for the growth in homes, jobs and infrastructure that Lambeth needs while recognising the very different … Continue reading

Optimistic outlook from Lambeth businesses

Over 60 percent of businesses in Lambeth say the borough is a good or very good place to do business – almost double the number in 2011. The latest Lambeth Business survey paints a picture of optimism, plans for future growth, increase in employment and the importance of strong local links. The independent research, commissioned … Continue reading

Pop Brixton, adidas and Reprezent Radio

A unique partnership between Pop Brixton and global sports brand adidas will fund a new radio station and sports workshops for young people in Lambeth. Next week, a temporary unit will be constructed in the Pop Brixton car park space to house footballing facilities for local people. There’ll be free training sessions and the chance … Continue reading

Hundreds of new apprenticeships being created in Lambeth

Lambeth council’s aim to see at least 300 additional apprenticeships created in the borough over the next two years gathered pace on Wednesday, with one of the UK’s leading infrastructure services companies launching a new apprentice skills programme in Lambeth. FM Conway, which carries out work on Lambeth’s roads, began their Apprentice Live training programme on Monday – the beginning of National … Continue reading

Lambeth & Southwark childcare report shows help needed for new parents

The Mayor of London, central government, local authorities and employers all have a part to play in tackling the childcare crisis facing new parents in the capital, according to a report commissioned by two South London boroughs and chaired by Dame Tessa Jowell MP. In a bid to give children the best start in life, … Continue reading

Lambeth’s enterprise hub invites you: Bring your laptop and co-work with us for the day

Impact Hub Brixton, the enterprise space inside Lambeth Town Hall, marks its first six months in operation this week [Friday, 26 September], with an open day to showcase what it has to offer the borough’s would-be entrepreneurs. The Hub is inviting local freelancers, small businesses, start-ups and social ventures to spend the day at the … Continue reading

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