Review sought of William Hill on Acre Lane after drugs arrests

William_Hill_LogoFollowing complaints raised by residents at the Ferndale Safer Neighbourhood Partnership, the Police served a warrant under S.23 Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 on
17th March at the William Hill bookmakers at 122-124 Acre Lane . Ten people were arrested – five for
possession with intent to supply cannabis, three for possession of cannabis and two members of staff for allowing the premises to be used for drug dealing. Alcohol was also being consumed on the premises.

There was concern that vulnerable persons may be harmed by the consumption of drugs on the premises and as a concern. As a consequence, the Police have sought a review of William Hill’s licence in order to prevent gambling from being a source of a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime and, protecting vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling. Continue reading

Response to Space for Cycling campaign

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Thank you to all those who have emailed Brixton Hill’s Labour team in support of the London Cycling Campaign’s initiative, Space for Cycling.

Brixton Hill councillor Martin Tiedemann is himself a cyclist and member of London Cycling Campaign and, as Co-Chair of the Labour Environment Campaign, has coordinated the Labour for Cycling initiative. He rode with other Lambeth activists in last September’s #space4cycling bike ride around Westminster whilst MPs debated cycle safety.

Lambeth Labour welcome the excellent work that the London Cycling Campaign has done in helping coordinate some of the priorities of cyclists in Lambeth. We have compiled a complete list of those priorities by ward across the borough and are going through them as one complete list, although the ending of rat runs and safer roads has been a priority for Brixton Hill’s councillors – as shown by the work to Baytree Road and resisting requests to remove the barrier on Strathleven Road. Continue reading

Latest Lambeth College news

Screenshot 2014-04-13 07.47.07Lambeth College have released their latest newsletter with an update on their plans for their Brixton Hill site.

Lambeth College state they will have “a NEW, modern, high quality, state-of-the-art building on the Brixton Hill site, which will provide the College community with a social and learning zone.” The new provision will focus on preparing learners for work by providing English, Maths, ESOL, adult community learning and employability courses. Continue reading