Cllr Tiedemann joins pupils, parents and staff at Corpus Christi RC Primary
This week has been Clean Air Week and Lambeth Council marked the week with a series of events seeking to address air pollution in the borough, including installing two ‘green screens’ at Corpus Christi RC Primary School. Councillor Martin Tiedemann and the cabinet member for environment joined pupils, parents and staff to launch the new walls.
The screens of Hedera ivy have been built alongside the playgrounds of Corpus Christi primary school on Lambert Road and Horsford Road, blocking pollutants from Brixton Hill and enabling children to breathe cleaner air while they play. The project has been a partnership between parents and pupils, and Lambeth Council.
There has already been a significant drop in air pollution on Brixton Hill thanks to the Mayor’s clean bus corridor. Research elsewhere showed a 24% drop in NO2 with a green screen, making a real difference to the pollution encountered by primary schoolchildren.
Lambeth Labour have already got to work on delivering their ambitious manifesto. As part of their commitment to tackling air pollution councillors pledged to build a green screen at every school on a main road. Children at over 30 schools will benefit from the toxin-reducing living walls.
Over the next four years we will also:
- Plant over 1,000 new trees.
- Double the number of cycle hangars
- Install over 200 electric vehicle charging points
- Lobby the Government for a new Clean Air Act
- Continue to work with community energy co-operatives like Repowering London, with existing solar panels on the Roupell Park Estate
New bike hangars – Lambeth’s award-winning secure and dry bike storage solutions for cyclists you can see dotted around Brixton Hill – are being proposed for several new locations around the area.
Subject to consultation with local residents and emergency services, five new hangars could soon appear to offer cyclists with limited space new options to park their bikes. Current hangars are all full and demand is high.
The proposed locations are:
- Kingswood Road
- Trent Road
- Sulina Road
- Rosebery Road
- Brixton Hill Court
Letters will be sent to affected residents in coming weeks asking for comment, with any approved hangars installed later in the year. Please email councillors if you have any comments on these proposals.
You can request a hangar on your road by clicking this link.
Brixton Hill Labour councillors are introducing a second surgery each month to make arrangements more flexible for Brixton Hill residents and business owners to raise issues with us.
The new surgery takes place on the third Thursday of each month except August, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Blenheim Gardens Community Hub, 23 Prague Place, Blenheim Gardens Estate. The first surgery will be 6.30pm on 21 June.
This is in addition to the current surgery on the first Saturday of each month (except August), 10am – 11am at the Roupell Park Community Centre by Hyperion House, Upper Tulse Hill.
The next Brixton Hill Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel meeting takes place on Thursday 7 June 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.
The management committee of the Roupell Park Estate is holding a spring clean event on 19th May from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
The aim is to get together to tidy up the estate – clear up those small but annoying bits of rubbish in the flower beds; tidy round the blocks and smarten up the estate even more.
Above all, the aim is to bring the community together and take pride in the estate. All ages and families are welcome. Equipment such as gloves, brooms and litter pickers will be provided.
Meet at 10.30am at the Roupell Park Community Centre by Hyperion House, off Upper Tulse Hill, where equipment will be provided and groups formed. The coffee morning senior citizens group will be supporting with refreshments at the community centre.
The Fish Shack and Deli Shack at 56 Morrish Road has applied for a premises licence in order to sell alcohol 12 noon to 1am each day. The bar and restaurant is listed as closing at 1.30am every day.
A previous venue at this location, Serenity Bar, had its licence revoked due to disturbance to residents and there have been ongoing reports of anti-social behaviour in the road.
The deadline for representations has been extended to 17 May due to a failure to properly display the licensing notice. Written representations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the venue’s address and addressing at least one of the four licensing objectives.
The Friends of Windmill Gardens are looking for a part time Project Administrator to support them through the step changes required to prepare for and open the new education building at Brixton Windmill. This 15-month post is funded by a grant from the HLF Resilient Fund.
This preparedness includes the establishment of the Friends as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with a new Board of Trustees; reviewing and introducing new systems to ensure sustainable growth in volunteering, membership, trading and finance.
Reporting: The post reports to the Chair of the Friends of Windmill Gardens.
Days/hours: To work flexibly 2.5 days (17.5 hours) per week which will involve occasional evening or weekend commitments at the standard pay rate. Initially the post will be based at the Blenheim Gardens Resident Management Organisation office. Once the new Windmill Education Centre opens in January it will be based there. Additional hours may be worked by agreement if the service demands this.
Closing date for applications: 5pm on 28 May 2018.
For a full job description and application form, please see the Friends’ website.
Bank Holiday Monday on 7 May sees the annual Beer & Bread Festival at Windmill Gardens. As well as a chance to buy flour milled at the windmill, there will be music, beer from local breweries including Brixton Brewery, and goodies from the Old Post Office Bakery. Brixton Hill’s very own F Mondays will be providing coffee and pastries.
Head down to Windmill Gardens from 1pm to join the fun.
Martin, Maria and Adrian with Florence Eshalomi AM
At the elections for Lambeth Council on 3 May, Adrian Garden and Martin Tiedemann were re-elected as councillors for Brixton Hill, and were joined by new councillor Maria Kay. They were elected as Labour & Co-operative councillors.
Lambeth will continue to be a Labour-run authority as the party won 57 of the 63 seats in the borough, a net loss of one, with the Greens now the official opposition. In Clapham Common ward, neighbouring Brixton Hill, Labour gained two seats off the Conservatives, allowing for better co-operation on issues across Kings Avenue such as road safety and schools.
Maria, Adrian and Martin said, “It’s an honour to be elected for our home ward of Brixton Hill and we want to thank all those who voted in the election. We spoke with hundreds of residents during the election and we listened to the issues you raised. We now want your help to set our priorities for the next four years. Get in touch and let us know what matters to you.”
The full results are as follows:
||Labour & Co-operative
||Labour & Co-operative
||Labour & Co-operative
||Women’s Equality Party
With local elections coming up in just a few weeks on 3rd May, the Labour Party has confirmed its candidates for Brixton Hill. Existing councillors, Adrian Garden and Martin Tiedemann, will be joined by Maria Kay.
Brixton Hill residents Adrian and Martin have been active Brixton Hill councillors since 2014 and 2013 respectively. They led the fight to bring in the Controlled Parking many local residents wanted and have campaigned extensively to tackle dangerous roads and rat runs. Adrian has worked hard with the Friends of Windmill Gardens since originally helping to secure the major lottery grant that led to the windmill’s reopening. Martin has been active on local licensing and planning decisions, working to ensure late night off licences act responsibly and small businesses are supported.
With the news that Florence Eshalomi is stepping down after twelve years, Brixton Hill Labour have selected Maria Kay as a candidate. Maria grew up just off Lyham Road and lives in Brixton. Her work for a charity tackling domestic violence is based in the ward.
- Better pavements and safer roads, with better and safer facilities for cyclists and pedestrians
- To fight Tory cuts to our police and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour on Brixton Hill
- To tackle litter, flytipping and public nuisance with better enforcement and more litter bins
- To fight for the rights of our European residents
- To tackle hate crime and violence against women
Maria, Adrian and Martin will be standing as Labour & Co-operative candidates, underlining their support for a co-operative economy and active participation in the Co-operative Party.