Major gas works to start next week affecting Brixton Hill and Acre Lane

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Next week, starting from 5 August, the gas suppliers (SGN) are doing major work to upgrade their network at the Acre Lane/Brixton Hill/Brixton Road/Coldharbour Lane junction. These works will last approximately 5 weeks. Works will take place 7am to 7pm, seven days a week.

Various roads and junctions will be affected. Brixton Hill and Effra Lane will be reduced southbound to one lane and Acre Lane eastbound to one lane. From Monday 19 August, Buses and HGV’s will be unable to turn right from Acre Lane onto Brixton Hill. Signed diversions will be in place via Effra Road and St. Matthews Road. There may be significant disruption to traffic through Brixton throughout August.

SGN can be found on Twitter at @SGNgas.

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Next Brixton Hill Safer Neighbourhood Panel on 25 July

The next Brixton Hill Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel meeting takes place on Thursday 25 July at 7pm. The venue is the Clapham Park Project at 1-4 Brixton Hill Place off Brixton Hill, SW2 1HJ.

The panel is an opportunity to discuss local concerns and to and set priorities for the local police team.

You can find out more about local crime statistics and police priorities for Brixton Hill at www.met.police.uk/your-area/lambeth/brixton-hill.

Wake up to Tai Chi at Windmill Gardens

To celebrate the Mayor of London’s London National Park City Festival taking place on 20-28 July, Friends of Windmill Gardens are offering four free “Wake up to tai chi” workshops. Each lasting 1.5 hours, they will start at 11am on the following dates:

  • Saturday 20 July
  • Tuesday 23 July
  • Saturday 27 July
  • Sunday 28 July

No previous experience required. Please wear loose clothing suitable for gentle exercise and the weather conditions on the day and soft shoes suitable for exercising on grass. Bring drinking water if the weather is hot.

Their regular tai chi sessions also continue every Saturday, starting at 11am. They ask for a small donation to pay the tutors. For more details, email info@brixtonwindmill.org.uk.