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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

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 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

Securing a future for Lambeth’s past

A study is underway to determine the long term security of the Lambeth Archives. The Archives, currently housed in the Minet Library building in Loughborough Junction, includes thousands of documents, artefacts and photographs from Lambeth’s history. Whether you want to trace your family history, a house history, discover the origins of your neighbourhood or look … 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

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

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

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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