Brixton Windmill launch ‘Mill Memories’ on Bank Holiday Monday

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Brixton Windmill will be launching their Mill Memories book and exhibition on Bank Holiday Monday 5 May.

Mill Memories is an oral history project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of its All Our Stories scheme. Volunteers interviewed 26 local residents about their recollections of Brixton Windmill and the surrounding area, and have used the material they gathered to produce a book and exhibition. Continue reading

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Consultation meetings for tenants ahead of new kitchens and bathrooms

Screenshot 2014-04-14 10.07.57Residents in the Central Area who will be receiving kitchen and bathroom improvements under the Lambeth Housing Standard this year (The LHS Year 3: 2014-2015) have been invited by Lambeth Living to drop-in sessions later this week to discuss the improvement works to bring homes up to the Standard. This includes improvements to kitchens, bathrooms and upgrades to the electrical wiring.

The estates receiving LHS works in 2014/15 are Argyll Court on New Park Road; Arlington Lodge on Brixton Hill; the Saxby Road Estate; and a number of street properties managed by Lambeth Living. Continue reading

Resurfacing planned for several local roads

New Park Road AdrianWe are delighted that, after pressure from your local Labour team, Lambeth Council has agreed to resurface several local roads in the next few months.

Doverfield, Bonham, Rosebery and Thornbury Roads will all benefit from new road surfaces in the coming year. Rosebery Road will also have its pavement resurfaced. All four of these roads were nominated by local councillors and assessed using standard criteria against other roads around the borough. Continue reading

Latest email newsletter for residents

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Brixton Hill’s Labour Action Tea, recently sent out their latest email newsletter for residents, distributed to hundreds of residents in Brixton Hill to report back on local issues.

You can read the current newsletter – a “streets special” covering road repairs, walking and cycling – online here.

You can subscribe to future newsletters by clicking here.

Lambeth Labour launches manifesto for May’s elections

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Lambeth Labour Party has launched its manifesto for May’s elections.

Despite losing half of our funding from the Tory and Lib Dem government – we are still ambitious for Lambeth.  We aspire to build on the great work which has happened since 2006, hand in hand with our residents, and improve even further.

Our pledges include:

1.    Help you with the rising cost of living by freezing council tax for the sixth year in a row.

2.    Boost jobs and grow local businesses by offering every young person access to job support, training or an apprenticeship.

3.    Make Lambeth cleaner and greener by resurfacing 130 miles of roads and pavements and recycling more waste than ever before.

4.    Create safer neighbourhoods and build the homes we need by campaigning to protect community police and building 1,000 new council homes.

5.    Give young people the best start in life by offering free breakfasts in all our  primary schools.

6.    Help to keep you healthy by getting more people involved in sporting activities and healthy exercise.

Here in Brixton Hill we’re committed to making our roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists, including 20mph limits, Play Streets and more cycle parking; working with local employers including Brixton Energy to create community owned renewable energy as well as apprenticeships for local young people; and to protect Brixton’s unique character including supporting Brixton Windmill.

Read the whole manifesto here

Chuka’s Public Question Time next week on cycling

Chuka Umunna MPLocal MP Chuka Umunna’s next ‘People’s Question Time’ will focus on Cycling, taking place on Wednesday 23rd April 7-8:30pm at the Grand Union, Acre Lane.

In line with the London Cycling Campaign’s Space for Cycling campaign, Chuka’s event is a chance to talk about the issues constituents have raised with him about cycling – particularly safety, infrastructure and support for cyclists. Continue reading

Help us produce Brixton’s new licensing policy

whitehorsePart of what makes Brixton an amazing place to live is the breadth of entertainment. Venues like the Academy, Plan B, the Windmill and Dogstar, pubs like the White Horse and Grand Union and the many places to eat like Negril, Upstairs and Brixton Village have put Brixton on the map and created jobs and investment.

But those of us that live here also value a good night’s sleep, safety and security, and to wake up to clean streets and a pleasant environment. Lambeth Council – and indeed many venues themselves – play their part with patrols, clean-ups, inspections and licensing reviews. As members of the Licensing Committee, Brixton Hill councillors Florence Nosegbe and Martin Tiedemann make sure to make best use of the Council’s powers to ensure public safety and reduction of crime and public nuisance. Continue reading

Blenheim Gardens RMO newsletter

blenheimgardenslogoThe April newsletter from the Resident’s Management Organisation of the Blenheim Gardens estate is out.

Today (14th April) is the close of resident consultation on a Right to Transfer notice, which if sought would lead to a vote of residents as to whether to take their homes out of council ownership and transfer to another provider or become an independent housing scheme.

As part of our commitment to co-operative structures, Brixton Hill councillors have supported the work of the democratically elected RMO Board to find new ways to involve residents in running their estate, including stock transfer. We will respect the result of the consultation and any future vote but know that some residents have concerns about what stock transfer will mean to them. Please get in touch if you’d like us to take up any issues.

Licensing round-up: champagne, function hall and a takeaway

south-beach-bar-2Several Licensing issues will be heard in coming weeks affecting Brixton Hill residents. Councillors have made representations on these issues and are keen to hear more from residents.

Champagne Lasseaux & Fils

An enterprising local resident is seeking a licence to sell champagne from his home in Maplestead Avenue. The property will principally be used, if a licence is granted, for storage and to make deliveries of internet sales but the application would also allow for members of the public to come to the location on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12-8pm to buy directly. Continue reading