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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

Lambeth prosecution sees nuisance fly-tipper ordered to pay over £5,000

A fly-tipper has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 after a neighbour helped Lambeth council enforcement officers catch him. Jose Campanha of Streatham Vale was caught dumping rubbish bags on the street outside his neighbour’s property after she set up a web cam to film him. Lambeth officers then swooped, prosecuting him under the … Continue reading

Road closure review brought forward

Following feedback from residents and local councillors, Lambeth council will bring forward its planned review of the experimental road closures in Loughborough Junction. The review had been planned to take place after 12 weeks, however it will now happen after eight weeks. Traffic data will be examined and all feedback will be listened 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

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

Waste strategy saves Lambeth £1m a year

Lambeth residents are producing an incredible 25% less rubbish and recycling nearly three times more food waste, just a year into the council’s new waste strategy, saving the council nearly £1m. In October last year, Lambeth Council introduced smaller bins for properties and a food waste recycling system to encourage residents to cut the amount … Continue reading

Masterplan for Loughborough Junction

A Masterplan is to be drawn up with residents in order to guide development in Loughborough Junction. There are several regeneration opportunities in Loughborough Junction and residents feel a plan is needed to make sure all projects work together to improve the local area as a whole. The council will work with the Loughborough Junction … Continue reading

Brixton’s Electric Avenue to shine again

Iconic Electric Avenue in Brixton is set for a £2.6million boost after Lambeth Council secured Heritage Lottery Fund cash for improvements and community projects, it was announced today. The road which gained fame with Eddy Grant’s 1983 single Electric Avenue was built in the 1880s and was the first shopping street in the country to … Continue reading

Summer Cycle surgeries top 1000

Over a thousand bikes have been fixed during the summer at a series of cycle surgeries around Lambeth. In a bid to encourage more people to cycle, Lambeth council supports a number of schemes from free cycle training, HGV and driver awareness and  improved security that includes the distinctive  bike hangars and  cycle marking, along … Continue reading

Major push to stop crime and gangs in Brixton

A day of action against crime and disorder in Brixton town centre and surrounding area is being held by Lambeth Council and the Met police’s Trident Central Gangs Unit.Weapons sweeps, knife test purchasing, mobile CCTV, car number plate checks and a knife amnesty  are running in Lambeth’s  Coldharbour Ward today (Wednesday, August 21).Battersea Cats and … Continue reading

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