07 February 2018

04 February 2018

Councillor surgeries in February

The regular Vassall councillor surgeries will be taking place in February and will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, 6 February
Cowley estate Annex
1pm-2pm

Thursday, 22 February
 Myatt's Field North Community Centre
Crawshay Road (off Cowley Road)
6.15pm-7.15pm

Saturday, 24 February
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 - 07500 971619 -jdyer3@lambeth.gov.uk

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

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

03 February 2018

Lambeth launches new consultation on public space protection orders

Lambeth has launched a new consultation asking for resident's views on plans to introduce a public space protection order (PSPO) around sexual health clinics offering abortion services in the borough.

The proposals are being looked at by the council after Lambeth Labour tabled a motion calling for greater protection of staff and women using these services at sites in Lambeth. As Cllr Jim Dickson, cabinet member for Healthier and Stronger Communities, outlines in this blog, two clinics in Brixton and Streatham have been regularly picketed by protestors whose behaviour has been described as intimidatory and aggressive. Local residents have also complained about the use of graphic imagery on placards and general disturbance to the local area caused by the protests.

The proposed PSPO will:
  • Prohibit behaviour that intimidates or seeks to dissuade service users from accessing health services in Lambeth or otherwise causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to such persons. This includes but is not limited to signs, speeches, leaflets, chanting and throwing of water on service users and staff
  • Prohibit the distribution of leaflets and other materials, and speeches, that seek to dissuade service users from accessing services by relaying false information on abortion or otherwise causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to such persons.
An exclusion zone of 100 metres will then operate around the clinics, with fines of up to £1,000 if there are breached.

You can fill in the consultation here - it will remain open until the 28 February.








31 January 2018

Police drop in sessions in February

Vassall's local police officers will be hosting a series of drop in sessions during February for residents to come and talk to them about any crime or anti-social behaviour issues they have.

The sessions will be held at:

Thursday, 1 February, 5pm-6pm, Myatts Field North Community Centre

Wednesday, 6 February, 3pm-4pm, Myatts Field North Community Centre

Thursday, 8 February, 10am-noon, Halsmere Road hostel

No appointment is necessary and you can learn more about the work of the local Vassall Safer Neighbourhood Team here.

25 January 2018

Lambeth announces new tree planting sites in Vassall

Lambeth council has announced a new wave of tree planting projects in the borough, including sites in Vassall. The programme will bring the overall number of trees planted in Lambeth since 2009 to 4,000.

The new sites in Vassall include:

  • Cancell Road
  • Lothian Road
  • Normandy Road
More tree projects have been agreed in areas surrounding Vassall, including in Oval, Stcokwell and Brixton. The announcement is part of Lambeth Labour's pledge to make local streets cleaner and greener for residents. 

Last month, the Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the implementation of a new clean air bus corridor beginning on Brixton Road which will mean only buses with the cleanest engines can operate on routes using this major highway. The Mayor has also agreed following another campaign by local councillors - Paul Gadsby, Jacqui Dyer and Annie Gallop - to extend the Santander bike scheme into Brixton, with a new docking station set to be installed on Normandy Road. 

04 January 2018

Vassall Safer Neighbourhood Team launch new community contact sessions

Vassall's local police force will be hosting the first of a series of contact sessions for the public in January in our area as part of a new intatative to increase public access to the police.

The first session will be held on Monday, 8 January at the Myatts North Community Centre, 4pm-5pm. A second will be held on Tuesday, 16 January, at the Kennington Business Park (1-3 Brixton Road) between 1pm and 2pm.

Officers from the local police force will be on hand to speak to residents about any personal or community wide issues they have, with no appointment neccessary.

The Vassall Safer Neighbourhood Panel will be having its regular meeting at the Myatts South Community Centre from 7pm on Thursday, 11 January. All residents are also welcome to this meeting which brings together residents to discuss local community safety issues.

You can follow the Vassall Safer Neighbourhood Team on twitter and Facebook, while their contact details are here.

02 January 2018

Councillor surgeries in January

The regular Vassall councillor surgeries will be taking place in January and will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, 25 January
 Myatt's Field North Community Centre
Crawshay Road (off Cowley Road)
6.15pm-7.15pm

Saturday, 27 January
Myatt's 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 - 07500 971619 -jdyer3@lambeth.gov.uk

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

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