17 March 2018

Santander bike stations open up in Vassall

Two new Satander bike docking stations have opened up for use this month as part of an extension of the scheme towards Brixton that was successfully lobbied for by local councillors.

The two stations have been installed on Cranmere Road and Normandy Road, offering the bike lending scheme to residents in the area. Another half a dozen stations have been built in Stockwell and Brixton.

The extension has been a key campaign for local Vassall councillors in the past four years as part of the team's commitment to bring more cycling infrastructure to the area. Resident demand for more cycling opportunities has increased, as has been calls for more cleaner, greener transport options for residents given the ongoing concerns about pollution in the area. Recently, councillors secured the introduction of a new clean bus corridor which has significantly cut pollution on Brixton Road.

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

"We are very pleased that after years of campaigning the Mayor of London has listened to residents and extended the Santander scheme into Vassall and Brixton. This is what local people have consistently told us they want and its why we have also been part of Lambeth Labour's ongoing efforts to resurface more roads in the borough - 130 miles has been completed since 2014 - and extend the bike hanger storage scheme. Besides giving residents another transport option, it will also hopefully help to further cut pollution in our area as more residents will be given the chance to take up this cleaner, greener form of transport."

12 March 2018

Longfield Hall 2018 AGM

02 March 2018

Music events at the Minet library

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

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

Saturday, 24 February
Myatts Field South Community Hall
Burton Lane

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.