Advice session for EU Nationals this Saturday

Are you an EU citizen living in the UK?

We want you to stay here after Brexit.

If you’re an EU citizen, you and your family can now apply to the EU settlement scheme to continue living, working and studying in the UK after any Brexit transition period.There is no fee for the EU settlement Scheme, which will allow you and you family to continue to be eligible for: 

  • public services, such as healthcare and schools
  • public funds and pensions
  • British citizenship, if you meet the requirements and you want to apply.

Face-to-face advice sessions

Advice sessions for EU nationals in Lambeth have been organised by Lambeth Council in collaboration with Seraphus, the Indoamerican Refugee & Migrant Organisation (IRMO), Portuguese Consulate and Respeito charity.

Details of the next session are as follows:

  • Saturday 12 October 2:00 to 4:00pm at Stockwell Community Centre, 1 Studley Road, SW4 6RA. No booking required. 

For more information on the settlement scheme and how to apply visit gov.uk/eusettledstatus

Amended parking arrangements proposed for Porden and Buckner roads

The Council has written to residents to outline them of their proposal to amend parking arrangements on Porden Road in the Brixton Zone ‘B’ Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).

Following the recent completion of Lambeth Civic Centre and neighbouring developments, we are now in a position to remove the temporary restriction which were required for the construction works and to return the parking back to a typical CPZ configuration.

To view detailed plans of the proposals please visit the council website, www.lambeth.gov.uk/bbd.

A Notice of the Council’s intentions to introduce these measures will be published in a local newspaper (Lambeth Weekender), London Gazette and posted on lamp columns in the area. Representations for and against the proposals described in this Notice must be made in writing to: Parking Design, Capital Programmes (Environment and Growth), London Borough of Lambeth, PO Box 734, Winchester, SO23 5DG5DG or email cpzconsultation@lambeth.gov.uk quoting reference Brixton Business District by no later than 1 November 2019.

New bike hangars on their way to Brixton Hill

A consultation has started on a series of new bike hangars across Brixton Hill ward. These are part of a phased programme to create 1,000 new hangar spaces across Lambeth by 2022 to support residents who have a bike but cannot store them at their home. We know that despite having more hangars than anywhere else, many Brixton Hill residents are still on the waiting list and have pushed hard for this investment in the ward.

The consultation runs from 19 August until 15 September and we need residents to make their views heard. Residents of the roads affected will be receiving a letter in coming days and an online survey is available at https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-on-lambeth%E2%80%99s-cycle-hangar-installation-phase-4

Roads affected include:

  • Baytree Road
  • Doverfield Road
  • Dumbarton Road
  • Felsberg Road
  • Glenelg Road
  • Hayter Road
  • Lambert Road
  • Margate Road
  • Mauleverer Road
  • Strathleven Road
  • Sudbourne Road
  • Wingford Road
Proposed locations for new bike hangars

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.

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.

THIS MONDAY: Exhibition of plans for new sixth form college at Army Reserve Centre, King’s Avenue

Artist’s impression of new building

Developers are holding a public exhibition to present proposals for a new Sixth Form Building on the old Army Reserve Centre site. This Sixth Form is intended to complement the soon-to-be-completed Harris Academy Clapham Secondary School on Clarence Avenue.

During the drop-in session there will be an opportunity to view the proposals and have discussions with designers and Harris Federation staff.

Drop-in session details:
Date: Monday 24th June 2019
Time: 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Venue: Drill Hall Army Reserve Centre 73 Kings Avenue Clapham SW4 8DX

Olive Morris House redevelopment to begin soon

Olive Morris House
Artist’s impression of the new block

With the completion of the Civic Centre and new housing by the Town Hall, work has begun on the final phase of the project with the redevelopment of Olive Morris House. The former Council offices will be replaced by a new building with 74 flats (40% affordable), which went through the planning process some years ago. Details of the new building are on the Your New Town Hall website.

Work already started in May with surveys of the ground conditions in and around the site to help plan demolition. This involves some drilling and digging.

The developers – Muse – sent nearby residents a letter in recent weeks to alert them of the works and to give some information about next steps. If any residents didn’t receive this letter, let councillors know and we will ensure that you are added to their lists.

Over coming weeks Muse and their consultants GL Hearn will release more information about the demolition works and will arrange a public meeting for residents to meet the team and discuss issues.

The team have provided contact details for questions and for registering interest in the public meetings:

Call: 0344 225 0003
Email: olivemorrishouse@glhearn.com
Write: Freepost RTZS-BLHZ-EUXC, GL Hearn, 65 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ
*GL Hearn is supporting Muse Developments with public and neighbour engagement on this project

Demolition to start on old Livity School buildings later this month

Residents close to the site of the old Livity School site at the corner of Mandrell Road and Strathleven Road will receive a letter in coming days setting out that work is starting soon on the redevelopment of the site. The eventual plan is for the site to come back into school use as the extension for Sudbourne Primary School.

Works will start with demolition of the current buildings, starting at the end of January. In the initial period the contractors, Lancebox, will be getting the site ready by installing hoarding, welfare facilities for workers and installing scaffolding requirements in readiness for the demolition works proper, to start mid-February.

Generally, the demolition works should last approximately 8 weeks and will be carried out using demolition machines to remove the main building elements, hard standing and foundations. Materials and waste will be removed from the site daily using waste carrying lorries.

Lancebox have committed to make the demolition process as “pleasant as possible” for neighbours, with no impact on normal routines. The letter will provide residents with the site manager’s contact details to report any problems.

House of Hygge on Acre Lane applies for licence to show films and serve food until midnight

Coffee shop and events space House of Hygge on Acre Lane has applied for a licence from Lambeth Council to show films from 9am to 11pm every day, and late night refreshment until midnight each day, including the sale of alcohol, with the licence starting at 8am.

Residents in the area have expressed general concern about the changing nature of Acre Lane, with increasing nuisance especially at night, and an unplanned spread of town centre activities. Residents have the opportunity to make representations on this application, addressing whether it meets the licensing objectives, such as the prevention of public nuisance.

Details can be found at www.lambeth.gov.uk/business-services-rates-and-licensing/licence-comments/current-licence-applications and representations can be made by email to licensing@lambeth.gov.uk by 7th December 2018.

The building has already been approved for demolition to be replaced by over twenty flats (17/03846/FUL) but work has not started.