Second Brixton Hill councillors’ surgery each month

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.

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Help out with the Roupell Park Estate Spring Clean on 19th May

4The 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.

Formal consultation launched on Controlled Parking Zones for Brixton Hill

Sulina Morrish NPR CPZ designs

Proposals around Morrish Road

From today residents can respond to a consultation on proposals for new controlled parking zones either side of Brixton Hill up to the South Circular. The council has taken the decision to proceed with the implementation of a Controlled Parking Zone, subject to the outcome of the statutory consultation.

This follows an informal consultation late last year, which showed support for controlled parking in those areas without a CPZ currently. The proposals have been guided by the detailed comments residents made, including the hours of operation. Efforts have been made to have a mix of areas that are residents only as well as metered parking, so that there are options for visitors to the area but commuter parking is deterred.

This follows a great deal of work by residents and councillors to highlight the issue and ensure the Council understood the need for parking controls to deal with increased pressure from commuter parking. Continue reading

Killer of Alim Uddin pleads guilty to murder

Brixton Hill councillors have welcomed the news that a 16-year-old boy who stabbed a Brixton Hill A-level student to death in a row over a £90 bike is facing a life sentence after he confessed to murder.

The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, killed 17-year-old Alim Uddin at a block on the Roupell Park estate. The killer had apparently taken Alim’s money then failed to deliver the bicycle. He has confessed to stabbing Mr Uddin after they arranged to meet at Tilford House on Holmewood Gardens on May 4 this year. Continue reading