Celebrating Brixton Windmill

Friends of Windmill Gardens

Lambeth Council staff will be fundraising for Brixton Windmill next week with a Halloween-village fete-Diwali-Bonfire Night mash-up at Olive Morris House. Staff will be making and selling food, with an emphasis on cake, to raise funds as well as organising village fete type games and collecting donations. The lunchtime event will be on Thursday 5 November.

The following week, the Friends of Windmill Gardens are holding their autumn General Meeting on 11 November 2015 at Market House, 443 Coldharbour Lane. They will be reviewing all that has been achieved over the past five years and outlining plans to celebrate Brixton Windmill’s 200th anniversary in 2016 and go forward to the next five years.

The meeting will be followed by a thank-you party for everyone who has helped with this fantastic project, including all the guides, stewards, tour organisers, bakers, millers, gardeners, events organisers, communications team and fundraisers and everyone who has worked so hard to make the windmill and the education project such a great success. The party is invite-only – please email info@brixtonwindmill.org.uk for more details.

Donations to the Friends can also be made via PayPal at www.brixtonwindmill.org/friends-support-us

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“Windmill View” residents’ association launched

Claudia Jones Way roadsignCouncillors Adrian Garden and Martin Tiedemann were pleased to join residents of a Brixton Hill estate last night at the latest meeting of a new Tenants and Residents’ Association.

Windmill View TRA has been set up for the residents of Bowater Close, Claudia Jones Way, Loats Road and the council properties on Lyham Road. Among the issues discussed were flytipping and plans for the play area and park adjacent to the estate on Lyham Road.

The next meeting of the TRA will be in early December. More information can be received from windmillview@hotmail.com.

Man arrested in connection with sexual assaults in Brixton Hill

Brixton Hill councillors have welcomed the news that an arrest has been made in connection with what is believed to be a linked series of sexual assaults in the Brixton Hill/Clapham area earlier this week.

A video that has been widely shared by the national media showed one of the assaults allegedly taking place and was terrifying to watch. Local residents should be congratulated for their efforts to highlight the video and trace the suspect.

If any residents have further information they believe may be useful to the police, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

Councillors successfully lobby TfL for ‘Keep Clear’ road markings

IMG_4083Brixton Hill councillors have successfully lobbied Transport for London (TfL) to paint ‘Keep Clear’ road markings on Brixton Hill so that residents of Renton Close are better able to exit during rush hour traffic.

On a recent walkabout with TfL officers, a Renton Close resident told councillors how difficult it can be to drive out of the close when traffic is bumper to bumper down Brixton Hill. We raised this problem with TfL, who control the A23, and worked with our London Assembly Member, Val Shawcross, to push them to find a solution to the issue.

We are pleased that TfL agreed and ‘Keep Clear’ markings were painted on Brixton Hill this past week. While the measure alone won’t address the heavy traffic, we hope it will help the situation for residents of `Renton Close.

Morley’s customer may be key to Brixton Hill rape case

cctvPolice are appealing for help tracing a woman who may have information after a rape on Brixton Hill. Detectives have released a CCTV image after a woman in her 20s was attacked off Brixton Hill in the early hours of Sunday 2nd August.

The woman was allegedly approached by a man she did not know, before being dragged into a secluded area and raped.

Police said the woman they released an image of is seen going into Morley’s Chicken shop on Brixton Hill at around 2.39am, before the attack took place.

A spokesman added: “The woman, who is white and believed to be aged in her mid-20s, was wearing a light coloured dress. As she came out of the shop, she was approached by a man with whom she walks up Brixton Hill towards Streatham.

“The woman may be able to help detectives investigating an allegation of rape committed nearby later that morning.”

A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with rape on Tuesday, August 11, and is due in court in November, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8721 4106 or via 101.