30 November 2009
All are welcome: come along to celebrate Advent and the start of the festive season
This event is being put on by the Myatts Field Park Project Group.
20 November 2009
The lively event saw the Mayor of London Boris Johnson questioned on London-wide and South London specific topics such as transport, housing, employment, Policing and youth facilities. Other members of the London Assembly also took part in the event which was chaired by Lambeth and Southwark Labour London Assembly member Valerie Shawcross.
Further information on the event
Download a transcript of the evening's discussions
Download an audio podcast
12 November 2009
He is also cutting £150 million of subsidy from bus services which will mean that they will run less often and will be more overcrowded.
At the same time the Mayor plans to abolish the Western extension of the Congestion Charge zone and get rid of the extra charge that was introduced for 4x4 vehicles which cause the most pollution.
This all comes on top of Boris' decision to cut the Cross River Tram which would have brought benefits to the people of Vassall Ward.
Former Labour Mayor Ken Livingstone has pointed out that Johnson did not have to make the cuts in services which will hit those is poorly paid jobs the most. In particular Livingstone criticised the decision to get rid of the Western Congestion Charge zone.
Ken commented "His plan to abolish the western extension of the congestion charge to Kensington will cost £50m-70m a year. His decision to scrap the £25 charge on the worst polluting gas guzzlers, like Chelsea tractors, has cost another £50m a year."
Lambeth and Southwark Greater London Aseembly Member Valerie Shawcross also condemned the move noting "The proposed cuts to the bus service are deeply worrying and, along with his fare rises, contradict all the Mayor has said about getting people out of their cars and on to public transport."
She added "Buses in London are set to get more expensive, less frequent and overcrowded with salami sliced service cuts. The quality of the service could also decline if TfL drops its incentive contracts with bus operators. All this adds up to an attack on the bus service and its passengers who are clearly way down on the Mayor's list of priorities."
The main changes in fares from January are
- Oyster pay as you go bus fare up from £1.00 to £1.20
- A seven day bus pass up from £13.80 to £16.60
- On the Tube, the Zone 1 Oyster pay as you go fare u[ from £1.60 to £1.80
- Most other Oyster pay as you go fares on Tube also increase by 20p, with larger increases in some longer distance peak fares
11 November 2009
Vassall Labour Action Team member Tracy Ritson welcomed the move saying "I like all Lambeth tenants welcome this extra boost to our incomes at Christmas time. The Labour Council and Labour government were able to work together to deliver this rent reduction and maintain the massive investment in Lambeth's housing. "
Lambeth Borough Council have put answers to common questions on the reduction on their website
10 November 2009
Issues up for discussion will include the following:
- renewal of the windows in the inner parts of the estate
- the drainage system on Evesham Walk estate
- cleaning on the estate
- anti-social behaviour
Everyone on the Myatts Field South estate is welcome to attend to raise their concerns
06 November 2009
The Society, established in 1969, is a civic consultative group which covers the Vauxhall Parliamentary constituency.
It has broad aims which as stated on their website are
- To offer planning, transport and other authorities an indispensable consultation route;
To alert fellow-citizens, and associations of citizens, who live or work in the area to developments that will affect their lives, and for which they will be expected to pay;
To offer citizens a chance to have their say, as well as to play a part in protecting or improving the way they and their neighbours live;
To stimulate public interest in and care for the character, history and future of the area, and to maintain and improve the quality of life for all who live or work here;
To encourage higher standards of architecture and civic design;
To monitor and comment upon planning proposals in order to protect the natural and built environment, and its living community.
Further information on the Vauxhall Civic Society is available at http://www.vauxhallcivicsociety.org.uk/
03 November 2009
The classses take place at the Longfield Hall (left) on Knatchbull Road, SE5 on Monday evenings 7:30 - 8:30pm. Further information is available by contacting Yvonne Saunders on 020 8641 1005.
Ballroom dancing is just one of the many activities being run at Longfield Hall.
Other activities include
Keep Fit Classes - Monday 9:30-10:30am - contact email@example.com
Belly dancing - Monday 7pm - contact Aurora Belly Dancing 07910 361895/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga - Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm - contact 020 7277 1901
Pilates - Wednesday and Thursday 7pm - contact email@example.com
Also running at Longfield Hall is the McAlpine Dance Studio (tap, contemporary, modern, and Spanish dancing, ballet, drama) - see http://www.mcalpinedance.com/ for further information
Longfield Hall also hosts the Nest Pre School (Monday-Friday 9:15am-12:15pm) - see http://www.thenestpreschool.org.uk/
01 November 2009
The displays will take place in Brockwell Park, Streatham Common and Clapham Common - all starting at 7:30pm.
The closest display for Vassall ward residents is probably Brockwell Park - the event will be located on the Herne Hill side of the park easily accessible on foot, by bus (numbers 2, 3, 37, 57, 68, 196, 322, 432, 468), Herne Hill railway state or Brixton tube station.
The fireworks are provided by Festival Fireworks a UK company with an international reputation. Festival have displayed in over 10 different counties winning several prestigious competitions along the way - so the Lambeth displays will be world class.