New roles for Brixton Hill councillors

Brixton Hill’s councillors have all been appointed to new positions within the Town Hall.

Councillor Adrian Garden has been appointed as Chair of Corporate Committee, the influential committee that acts as the Council’s ‘audit committee’, charged with governance, elections, employment issues and clearing the Council’s contracts. It discharges (on very rare occasions) the functions of the Council under the Rush Common Act 1806.

Councillor Florence Nosegbe is the Neighbourhood Lead for Brixton, one of five new positions to champion Lambeth’s neighbourhoods and link with key local organisations and initiatives like Brixton’s Business Improvement District.

Councillor Martin Tiedemann is now Deputy Cabinet Member for Healthy Living, responsible for encouraging greater participation in activities to keep people healthy, including leading on work to reduce isolation and promote the wellbeing of older people such as befriending networks and carers.

We are looking forward to working in these new roles and to using them to bring benefits to the services used by Brixton Hill residents.

We are also very proud that Brixton Hill resident Cllr Adedamola Aminu is the new Mayor of Lambeth for 2014/15. Ade has lived in the ward for many years and is councillor for the neighbouring ward of Tulse Hill.

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Play Street on Sudbourne Road this Sunday

Screenshot 2014-06-07 08.06.35This Sunday 8 June Sudbourne Road will be closed by local residents between 2pm and 5pm for a ‘Play Street’ session, when local children can use their own road for fun and supervised play and the community can come together in a safe environment free of cars.

The street will be closed for kids to play:

Bats and balls
Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards, Go-carts
Games, toys, bubbles and face-paints
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Licensing round-up – True Flavours & former South Beach

This coming week, the Licensing Sub-Committee will hear two applications relating to Brixton Hill. These applications were previously reported here.

True Flavours takeawayPopular Acre Lane takeaway True Flavours is applying to extend its hours until 0530 most mornings. Councillors have objected on the basis of public nuisance, given existing nuisance and anti-social behaviour, including noise, loitering and excessive cooking smells.

On Brixton Hill, the former South Beach Bar is seeking to re-open as the ‘Hilltop Function Room’, as a space for weddings and family events with the potential for a cafe or restaurant upstairs. Councillors have made representations to ensure the necessary conditions to prevent undue nuisance and any return to the anti-social behaviour and criminality associated with South Beach.

The Sub-Committee meeting takes place on Wednesday 11 June at 7pm in the Town Hall. The public are welcome to attend although only those who have made a valid representation are able to speak.