Martin and Adrian help celebrate the achievements of local learners with CEF Lyncx

IMG_2583CEF Lyncx (CEFL) is an educational organisation providing learning opportunities to help young people achieve their potential. The project originated on the Blenheim Gardens Estate and is now operating in three other tenant managed estates across Lambeth.

This week Cllr Martin Tiedemann and Cllr Adrian Garden joined CEFL learners and their families and the hardworking team behind the project at the annual awards ceremony and were pleased to award every learner with a certificate of achievement.

Earlier this year, Blenheim Gardens RMO and CEF Lyncx were winners of the Lambeth Community Initiative Award 2014. The project was selected by attendees at the Lambeth Council residents conference on Saturday 25th from a number of other community projects. Continue reading


Blenheim Gardens RMO holds AGM this week

Blenheim Gardens RMO signsThe Residents Management Organisation covering the Blenheim Gardens Estate holds its Annual General Meeting this week on 28 October 2014 at 7pm.

The meeting will take place at the meeting room on Prague Place. Blenheim Gardens residents welcome – papers should be available here shortly before the meeting.

Blenheim Gardens RMO newsletter

blenheimgardenslogoThe April newsletter from the Resident’s Management Organisation of the Blenheim Gardens estate is out.

Today (14th April) is the close of resident consultation on a Right to Transfer notice, which if sought would lead to a vote of residents as to whether to take their homes out of council ownership and transfer to another provider or become an independent housing scheme.

As part of our commitment to co-operative structures, Brixton Hill councillors have supported the work of the democratically elected RMO Board to find new ways to involve residents in running their estate, including stock transfer. We will respect the result of the consultation and any future vote but know that some residents have concerns about what stock transfer will mean to them. Please get in touch if you’d like us to take up any issues.

5-storey building proposed on Blenheim Gardens opposite Windmill pub

IMG_1206A planning application has been lodged with the Council for a new building on the empty site on Blenheim Gardens opposite the Windmill pub.

A 5-storey building is proposed, to create 13 studios/offices (Use Class B1, i.e. as offices but not for any industrial processes) and 9 residential units together with cycle parking and refuse and recycling storage areas. As a location of employment opportunity, it would be expected for there to be work units or offices – the developer claims that the residential element is to make the development stack up financially. Full details and documents are here. Continue reading

Planning application for housing on former nursery on Lyham Road

Screen Shot 2013-12-06 at 13.48.44A planning application has now been received by the Council for the former nursery site on Lyham Road. The proposal is for three three-bedroom and one two-bedroom homes. The houses will be sold commercially but there is an expectation of additional community benefit via Section 106.

These plans were displayed a few weeks ago by the developers at the Methodist Church on Lyham Road.

The plans can be viewed, commented upon or objected to on the Council’s Planning website.

Proposed housing development on Lyham Road

A developer is proposing to redevelop the site at 131 Lyham Road at the junction of Lyham Road and Ramilles Close.

Before submitting a planning application to the London Borough of Lambeth, Goldcrest Homes would like members of the local community to be able to view and comment upon the plans.

They are holding a drop-in session where residents will be able to view the proposals in more detail and feedback any comments they may have to the development team.

The drop in session will be held on Wednesday 6th November from 5pm to 8pm at King’s Acre Church, 59 Lyham Road, SW2 5DH.

If you are unable to make it and would like more information, you can contact their consultation team on Freephone 0800 458 6976 or by email to