Cllr Adrian Garden presents parking petition to Lambeth Council

Adrian head shouldersFollowing a consultation by Brixton Hill’s Labour Action Team, Councillor Adrian Garden has presented a petition on parking to Lambeth Council on behalf of residents of Kingswood, Thorncliffe, Thornbury and Rosebery Roads.

Over 50 residents responded to the councillors’ survey. Over 90% of those responding were in favour of extending parking controls to their area, although there were strong feelings on both sides.

By presenting the petition to Lambeth Council on behalf of residents, councillors are committing the Council to issue a formal response on how they will proceed on the issue. Brixton Hill’s Labour councillors are asking that the Council carry out a study and proceed to a formal consultation of residents.

The questionnaire is still open and councillors are very much interested in hearing from more residents about ways the parking issues in these roads can be addressed. Continue reading

Indoor craft market raising funds for family learning

1010785_197733163767643_1874911845_nAn indoor craft market takes place this weekend on Sunday 2 February 12-3 to raise funds for a community initiative.

Cara and Nicolette are parents of children at Richard Atkins Primary School and are organising the market to sell art, craft, clothes, preserves, unwanted Christmas presents, second hand/recycled goods etc.

The aim of the market is to raise money for funding Family Learning at the Clapham Park Centre at Richard Atkins School and Community Centre. It takes place at the Centre, which is at the back of the school and accessed from Kingswood Road.

***Free entry for customers***
For more information or to get a stall email or visit them on Facebook.

Kintyre Court & New Park Road residents invited to hear more about Clapham Park

clpahamparkA joint meeting organised by the Clapham Park Neighbourhood Forum and the Clapham Park TRA will take place on next Thursday 30 January from 7-8.30pm. Kintyre Court on New Park Road is part of the Clapham Park development and residents and neighbours are invited.

The topic will be on the Clapham Park Regeneration Programme, led by Metropolitan Housing. The programme will not only have a direct impact on the Clapham Park estate, which has properties in the wards of Thornton, Brixton Hill and Streatham Hill, but also has a wider implication for those who live on the periphery of the estate.

The meeting will be at the Community Resource Centre, corner of Headlam Road & Kings Avenue SW4 8HF (opposite Sainsbury’s), Councillor Diana Morris, Chair of the Neighbourhood Forum, will be chairing the meeting and there will be refreshments.

Holocaust Memorial Day marked at Corpus Christi School

journeys_hmdt_stack_2The principal event in Lambeth for Holocaust Memorial Day this year will be at Corpus Christi Primary School on Trent Road tomorrow, Tuesday 28 January, at 5.30pm.

Holocaust Memorial Day is dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust and takes place on the 27th of January each year, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Union in 1945.

The Holocaust Memorial Day commemorative event will be addressed by Professor T. Scarlett Epstein OBE. There will be readings by young people and a performance by the Corpus Christi School Choir.

Consultation on new free school in Brixton Hill

Screenshot 2014-01-26 15.34.24The next couple of weeks see consultation meetings for the proposed new free school on the site of Lambeth College on Brixton Hill.

Trinity Academy will have two meetings to discuss the proposed new secondary school to open in September 2014, on the site on the corner of Horsford Road.

The drop-in meetings take place on:

  • Monday 27 January 3pm-5pm, at the Meeting Room, The Brix at St Matthews, Brixton Hill
  • Wednesday 12 February 7pm-9pm, The Boardroom, Lambeth College Clapham Centre, 45 Clapham Common South Side

There is also a wider consultation process that ends on 17 February at Continue reading

Do you want a Controlled Parking Zone for Kingswood Road?

Kingswood Road signSeveral residents of Kingswood Road have contacted Brixton Hill’s councillors about parking on Kingswood Road. As the Brixton Hill Controlled Parking Zone has moved further up the hill and the Kings Avenue developments have residents-only parking, it means that Kingswood and one or two neighbouring roads have the only all-day free parking in the neighbourhood.

The residents who have written to us favour the extension of Controlled Parking to Kingswood Road. This would mean residents and their visitors would have to pay for permits to park, but it would largely stop parking there by commuters and those from other areas.

We want to know what you think. Would you favour a Controlled Parking Zone here? Let us know using the form below or at

Last chance to make representations on Negril’s alcohol licence

IMG_1210This Friday is residents’ last chance to comment on Negril’s application for a licence to sell alcohol. Currently operating as BYOB, the licence would allow the restaurant on Brixton Hill to sell alcohol with meals until 11pm each night, with an extension until 2am on New Year’s Eve.

More details here (PDF)

Representations can be emailed to Please ensure that you give your name and full address in your representation, as anonymous representations won’t be considered.

It should be noted that applicants will have access to any representations that are made in respect of their application, to allow them the opportunity to respond to the points raised. The applicant and anyone who has made a valid representation will be invited to attend the Licensing Sub-Committee and present their case.