10 December 2014

Carol singing in Myatt's Fields Park this Sunday

This Sunday, 14 December 2014, you are invited to Myatt's Fields Park in Camberwell to celebrate Christmas with carol singing and a Christmas market. The events will take place around the bandstand in the park from 3pm onwards with the main carol singing starting at around 5pm.

 Myatts Fields Park carol singing 14 Dec 2014 flyer

Myatt's Fields Park is located near Knatchbull Road, Calais Street and Cormont Road in Vassall Ward, Camberwell, Lambeth SE5

08 December 2014

Local councillors start campaign to return Mostyn Road to two-way traffic

Following feedback from residents throughout Vassall, the local Labour team are launching a new petition aimed at ensuring that the developers involved in the Myatt's Field North regeneration return Mostyn Road to two way traffic.

Currently, the road is operating as a one way system while the redevelopment in the area is completed, with cars not able to access Brixton Road. This was intended to be a short term measure, but local councillors are concerned it may remain in its current state. Besides making access to Myatt's Field South estate more difficult, the current flow of traffic is forcing more cars down Loughborough Road, adding to traffic jams in the area.

The petition, which will be handed into January's Lambeth council meeting is listed below - anybody interested in signing the petition should email vassalllabour@gmail.com with their name and address so that they can be registered. 

A full copy of the petition is below:

Petition calling for Mostyn Road to be reverted back to a two way traffic road

The current one way nature of Mostyn Road was always supposed to be a temporary measure during the regeneration and we are disappointed to learn that the developers now appear to want it to remain in this state permanently. The one way nature of the road is causing a number of problems including:

1. It is difficult for residents of Myatt’s Field South estate to access the estate properly, including carers looking after vulnerable residents on the estate and those with mobility issues.

2.Traffic attempting to access Brixton Road is being forced down the next available road, Loughborough Road, causing traffic congestion and making the road more dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians, with bikes and vehicles forced onto the pavement where the road is too narrow for two way traffic.

This petition supports the local Labour councillors – Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop – in calling for the road to be reverted back to two way as soon as possible.

04 December 2014

Vassall councillor surgeries in December


Vassall Councillors Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop will be holding their regular surgeries in Vassall in  December​. They will be held on the following dates, with the Cowley estate surgery at a slightly different time of the month to take into account the Christmas break:

Tuesday, 22 December
Cowley Estate Community Centre
off Vassall Road
SW9 6LZ
6.15pm-7.15pm

Saturday, 27 December
Myatts Field South Community Hall
Burton Lane
SW9 6QG
10am-11am

If these dates are inconvenient for you or you have a problem or issue that requires immediate attention please contact the Vassall Labour Councillors directly:

Councillor Jacqui Dyer - 07920 548463 -jdyer3@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillor Paul Gadsby - 07814 567 690 - pgadsby@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillor Annie Gallop - 07920 560175 - agallop@lambeth.gov.uk

28 November 2014

Reay school Christmas Fair next week!

Reay primary school in Vassall will be hosting its annual winter fair next Friday (5 December) between 3pm and 6pm. The event will be opening to all residents and include a special raffle, a Santa's grotto, hot food, a tombola, lots of refreshments and children's arts and crafts.

All money raised from the event will go towards the children's school trips in 2015, so if you want to donate a prize to the raffle or buy some tickets please contact Cllr Annie Gallop on agallop@lambeth.gov.uk


25 November 2014

Sign up to campaign to bring a new tube station to our area!

Transport for London (tfl) are currently consulting on a possible extension to the Bakerloo line which could result in a new tube station close to Vassall in nearby Camberwell - but to make this happen resident's need to show their support for this plan.

Currently, there are two options currently being considered, one as mentioned to bring the extension to our part of South London, the other to run the extension close to the Old Kent Road. While there are advantages in both proposals, local Vassall councillors have made it clear that the Camberwell option could make a significant difference to local people.

Vassall Labour Councillors - Jacqui Dyer, Annie Gallop and Paul Gadsby - said:

"Like a lot of local people I use public transport regularly and it is clear that a lot our buses and other services are incredibly over stretched. Introducing a nearby tube station would significantly help residents in Vassall and surrounding area by giving them quick access to the tube network.

"The three Labour councillors strongly support the extension through Camberwell and recently handed in a petition to Lambeth council from resident's asking it to back these proposals."

If you want to put your views across about these plans, then you can sign the online petition here (before 7 December) and most importantly send your views direct to TFL here.






30 October 2014

Vassall Councillor Surgeries for November 2014

Vassall Councillors Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop will be holding their regular surgeries in Vassall in  November​. They will be held on:

Tuesday, ​4 November ​
Myatts Field Park Depot
Cormont Road
SE5 9RA
12pm - 1pm

Thursday, ​27 November​
Cowley Estate Community Centre
off Vassall Road
SW9 6LZ
6.15pm-7.15pm

Saturday, 29 November​
Myatts Field South Community Hall
Burton Lane
SW9 6QG
10am-11am

If these dates are inconvenient for you or you have a problem or issue that requires immediate attention please contact the Vassall Labour Councillors directly:

Councillor Jacqui Dyer - 07920 548463 -jdyer3@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillor Paul Gadsby - 07814 567 690 - pgadsby@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillor Annie Gallop - 07920 560175 - agallop@lambeth.gov.uk

28 October 2014

Cowley estate AGM this Friday

The Cowley Tenants Management Organisation (TMO), which covers one of Vassall's largest estates, will be holding its Annual General Meeting this coming Friday.

Open to all residents on the estate, the meeting will elect the board for the coming year and will take a look back at the year just gone. The meeting will kick off on Friday, 31 October at 6.30pm at St John  the Divine Hall on Vassall Road. The three local Labour councillors - Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Cowley resident Annie Gallop - will all be attending.

21 October 2014

The story of Loughborough Road ...

Next week, local resident Tracey Gregory has organised a special event in conjunction with Lambeth Archives exploring the story behind Loughborough Road, one of the main streets in Vassall.

Using maps, documents and pictures from Lambeth Archives, Tracey will give an overview of history of the area and its development. The free event will be hosted at 52 Knatchbull Rd (SE5 9QY), 6.30pm-8pm on Monday, 27 October.

All residents welcome!