Resurfacing planned for several local roads

New Park Road AdrianWe are delighted that, after pressure from your local Labour team, Lambeth Council has agreed to resurface several local roads in the next few months.

Doverfield, Bonham, Rosebery and Thornbury Roads will all benefit from new road surfaces in the coming year. Rosebery Road will also have its pavement resurfaced. All four of these roads were nominated by local councillors and assessed using standard criteria against other roads around the borough. Continue reading

Lambeth Labour launches manifesto for May’s elections

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Lambeth Labour Party has launched its manifesto for May’s elections.

Despite losing half of our funding from the Tory and Lib Dem government – we are still ambitious for Lambeth.  We aspire to build on the great work which has happened since 2006, hand in hand with our residents, and improve even further.

Our pledges include:

1.    Help you with the rising cost of living by freezing council tax for the sixth year in a row.

2.    Boost jobs and grow local businesses by offering every young person access to job support, training or an apprenticeship.

3.    Make Lambeth cleaner and greener by resurfacing 130 miles of roads and pavements and recycling more waste than ever before.

4.    Create safer neighbourhoods and build the homes we need by campaigning to protect community police and building 1,000 new council homes.

5.    Give young people the best start in life by offering free breakfasts in all our  primary schools.

6.    Help to keep you healthy by getting more people involved in sporting activities and healthy exercise.

Here in Brixton Hill we’re committed to making our roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists, including 20mph limits, Play Streets and more cycle parking; working with local employers including Brixton Energy to create community owned renewable energy as well as apprenticeships for local young people; and to protect Brixton’s unique character including supporting Brixton Windmill.

Read the whole manifesto here

Councillor welcomes positive response from Mayor of London to Brixton Hill request

Brixton Hill roadsignLocal Councillor Martin Tiedemann has welcomed the response from the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to his December letter calling for junctions and pedestrian on Brixton Hill to be improved.

As Cllr Tiedemann’s letter set out, the junctions with Brixton Water Lane/Trent Road and with Josephine Avenue were listed by the Mayor’s office as among the 100 requiring improvement but the Mayor has only allocated funding to 33 of those junctions. Cllr Tiedemann wrote to Boris Johnson and local Assembly Member Val Shawcross CBE asking for funding to be allocated to Brixton Hill to address road safety issues. Continue reading

Brixton Hill road resurfacing to start in December

roadrepairsIn June this year, Cllr Martin Tiedemann approached Transport for London and our local Assembly Member, Val Shawcross, about the state of the surface of Brixton Hill. Major cracks and potholes had appeared that are particularly dangerous for cyclists. As a ‘red route’ Brixton Hill is the responsibility of Transport for London and the Mayor, and not Lambeth Council.

Cllr Tiedemann was pleased to receive a response from TfL following his representations confirming that Brixton Hill was to be resurfaced this year. They have now confirmed arrangements for this work. Continue reading