Garden waste service goes weekly

The photos are of resident recycling in Lambeth.From 3 March, Brixton Hill residents can once again register for a year’s garden waste collection from Lambeth Council, which has now changed to a weekly service.

What can be collected

  • grass cuttings
  • leaves and twigs
  • weeds, shrubs, plants and flowers
  • hedge trimmings
  • branches up to 10cm
  • pet bedding from plant-eating animals.

Garden waste will now be collected weekly on the same day as your rubbish, recycling and food waste. Continue reading

Your New Town Hall development ‘a good deal for Lambeth’

cropped-brixton-banner-9Lambeth Council’s plan to reduce the number of office buildings it runs and to redevelop Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton Hill have been given the go-ahead. The decision was made at Lambeth Council’s Cabinet meeting at the town hall last week (November 4). Brixton Hill councillors are now committed to making sure residents have their say and the development works for Brixton Hill.

Cllr Paul McGlone, Cabinet Member for Finance, said at the meeting: “This is a good deal for Lambeth – it will save at least £4.5 million a year, deliver new affordable homes as well as jobs for local people.

“It’s a smart deal too because by selling off our old and expensive office buildings we can make the development pay for itself. Continue reading

Latest figures show why we need 100 more police

100-more-police-lambeth-470x260With falling officer numbers and fewer crimes being solved Lambeth Labour is continuing to fight for more police officers to keep our streets safe.

By the time of the next general election the number of Police Officers and Community Police Officers (PCSOs) in London will have reduced by nearly 4,000 compared to March 2010 and the latest figures show that 600,000 crimes went unsolved in London last year – a detection rate of just 22%. Continue reading