Cllr Adrian Garden presents parking petition to Lambeth Council

Adrian head shouldersFollowing a consultation by Brixton Hill’s Labour Action Team, Councillor Adrian Garden has presented a petition on parking to Lambeth Council on behalf of residents of Kingswood, Thorncliffe, Thornbury and Rosebery Roads.

Over 50 residents responded to the councillors’ survey. Over 90% of those responding were in favour of extending parking controls to their area, although there were strong feelings on both sides.

By presenting the petition to Lambeth Council on behalf of residents, councillors are committing the Council to issue a formal response on how they will proceed on the issue. Brixton Hill’s Labour councillors are asking that the Council carry out a study and proceed to a formal consultation of residents.

The questionnaire is still open and councillors are very much interested in hearing from more residents about ways the parking issues in these roads can be addressed. Continue reading

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Indoor craft market raising funds for family learning

1010785_197733163767643_1874911845_nAn indoor craft market takes place this weekend on Sunday 2 February 12-3 to raise funds for a community initiative.

Cara and Nicolette are parents of children at Richard Atkins Primary School and are organising the market to sell art, craft, clothes, preserves, unwanted Christmas presents, second hand/recycled goods etc.

The aim of the market is to raise money for funding Family Learning at the Clapham Park Centre at Richard Atkins School and Community Centre. It takes place at the Centre, which is at the back of the school and accessed from Kingswood Road.

***Free entry for customers***
For more information or to get a stall email candnindoorcraftmarket@gmail.com or visit them on Facebook.

Do you want a Controlled Parking Zone for Kingswood Road?

Kingswood Road signSeveral residents of Kingswood Road have contacted Brixton Hill’s councillors about parking on Kingswood Road. As the Brixton Hill Controlled Parking Zone has moved further up the hill and the Kings Avenue developments have residents-only parking, it means that Kingswood and one or two neighbouring roads have the only all-day free parking in the neighbourhood.

The residents who have written to us favour the extension of Controlled Parking to Kingswood Road. This would mean residents and their visitors would have to pay for permits to park, but it would largely stop parking there by commuters and those from other areas.

We want to know what you think. Would you favour a Controlled Parking Zone here? Let us know using the form below or at s.coop/kingswood.