27 April 2011

Free film screening: Blow Up 6:30 on Tuesday 3 May at Minet Library

Next Tuesday 3 May 2011 there will be a free screening of the film Blow Up at the Minet Library, Knatchbull Road, Camberwell SE5 in Vassall Ward.

Blow Up
Did David Hemming’s photographer really witness a murder in a Charlton Park? A very cool film by Antonioni about life in 1960s London, with Jane Birkin, Vanessa Redgrave and music from Herbie Hancock and the Yardbirds.
Directed by: Michaelangelo Antonioni, 1966
Certificate: 18
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings, Sarah Miles
See Wikipedia information on the film

This film is being put on by the Minet Library Film Club - all are welcome.

Details of the other films in the series were given here on Vassall View

25 April 2011

Changes to P5 bus route from 30 April 2011

The route of the P5 bus which runs through Vassall Ward in Lambeth will be altered slightly from Saturday 30 April 2011.

London P5 bus on Vassallview.com

The new timetables can be found on the Transport for London website

19 April 2011

Vassall Labour campaigns to keep Minet Library

The Minet Library in Camberwell on Vassallview.com
Labour Party members, Councillors and supporters are working hard to keep the Minet Library in Vassall Ward open.

Over the past few days we have been talking to people in the local Vassall area to find out about how they use the library and what services they would like to see provided from the Minet in Knatchbull Road, Lambeth SE5.

The results when collated will be used to feed into the review of Lambeth libraries being carried out by the Council. By showing the demand for library services at the Minet and the local support for the library Vassall Councillors Kingsley Abrams and Adrian Garden will be able to argue strongly on behalf of the library and the Vassall residents.

See further details of the Lambeth Libraries Commission on the Lambeth website

16 April 2011

Holy Week services at St John the Divine Church, Vassall Road

St John the Divine Church, Vassall Road, SW9 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward  has published its programme of services for Holy Week 2011.

Holy Week starts off with High Mass for Palm Sunday on Sunday 17 April 2011 and concludes with High Mass and Evensong on Easter Day.

See the Church website for further information

15 April 2011

Come along to the Brixton Road Youth Centre fundraising day Monday 18 April 2011!

On Monday 18 April 2011 the Brixton Road Youth Centre in Lambeth's Vassall Ward is holding its Spring Event from 12 - 7pm.

There will be a range of activities available for people of all ages including face painting, badge making, African-ware, art, clothing and bric-brac stalls as well as a raffle and tombola. Barbecue food will be available as well as cakes from the cake stall. All activities will be raising funds for the work of the Youth Centre.
Brixton Road Youth Centre poster on Vassall View Vassallview.com

The Brixton Road Youth Centre is located at 143 - 145 Brixton Road, SW9 (on the corner of Brixton Road and Vassall Road) in Vassall Ward in Lambeth.

Further information on BRYC

14 April 2011

Greenhouse growing this Saturday in Myatt's Fields Park

Come along to Myatt's Fields Park in Camberwell this Saturday 16 April 2011 for greenhouse growing activities from 11am -1pm.

This Saturday the team will be planting out a 'Witches garden' - planting seeding and maintaining the herb garden. This is a great opportunity to offer some hands on help to the Myatt's Fields team.

The sessions are funded by Capital Growth's local lead scheme and organised by the Myatt's Fields Park Project in partnership with the London Borough of Lambeth. For further information contact the Park Manager Kasia Olszewska - tel 07940547056, email kolszewka@lambeth.gov.uk.

Myatt's Fields Park is situated in Camberwell: between Calais Street, Cormont Road and Knatchbull Road, SE5 in Vassall Ward in Lambeth.

13 April 2011

Tory cuts likely to result in lost generation

New national figures released today by the Office of National Statistics show that youth unemployment has risen by 12,000 in the last quarter to a staggering 963,000 whilst the total number of 16 – 17 year olds out of work has risen by 14,000 to 218,000 -  the highest increase since records began in 1992.

Women have also been on the losing end of Tory led cuts with the number claiming job seekers allowance now at a 15 year high of 462,300. This has been attributed partly due to the large cuts being forced upon the Public Sector.

The governments relentless ideological cuts to public services and cutting of the future jobs fund is resulting in much of our younger generation being consigned to the dole queue. Young people are also facing added financial pressure with the newly implemented reforms to working tax credits and benefit system.

Lambeth's deputy Cabinet Member for Employment and Enterprise Cllr Sally Prentice said “This government has shown just how out of touch it is with young people today, but cutting Labour’s investment in programmes such as the Future Jobs Fund at a time of low economic growth, which is only going to make it harder for young people to find work.”

Guardian - Job losses have hit women hardest

12 April 2011

Minet Library Film Club announce summer programme of free films

The Minet Library Film Club runs free film screenings on the first Tuesday of every month in the Minet Library, 52 Knatchbull Road, Camberwell SE5 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward.

Photo of Minet Library in Vassall Ward
For their summer season of films the Film Club has chosen the theme of London. Different visions of the city will be offered in the six films ranging from Ealing comedy, through 1960’s cool, murder, gritty realism and on to post-modern deconstruction.

Next film: Blow Up - Tuesday 3 May at 6.30 pm
Did David Hemming’s photographer really witness a murder in a Charlton Park? A very cool film by Antonioni about life in 1960s London, with Jane Birkin, Vanessa Redgrave and music from Herbie Hancock and the Yardbirds.
Directed by: Michaelangelo Antonioni, 1966
Certificate: 18
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings, Sarah Miles

Other films in the series

Tuesday 7 June 2011: Young Soul Rebels
Tuesday 5 July 2011: 10 Rillington Place
Tuesday 2 August 2011: London
Tuesday 6 September 2011: Nil by Mouth

For further information on the Minet Library Film Club see the Film Club website
Further information on the Minet Library is available on the Lambeth website

The Minet Library is located on the corner of Knatchbull and Burton Road, SE5 near to Myatt's Fields Park in Vassall Ward.

Information evening on proposed new free school in Lambeth

A new so called 'Free school' is proposed for Lambeth. An information evening on the new school will be held at 6pm on Thursday 5 May 2011 at the Sun and Doves Pub on Coldharbour Lane, SE5.

Further information on the school is available on the Michaela Community School website

11 April 2011

Free Tai Chi every Thursday in Kennington Park

There will be free Tai Chi sessions every Thursday in Kennington Park, SE11 from 2 - 4pm. Everyone is welcome to come along to the Tai Chi sessions in the park near to the cafe.

Further information on Kennington Park on the Lambeth website

08 April 2011

Lambeth announce full programme of Easter holiday activities for young people

Lambeth is offering a wide range of exciting, fun activities for children and young people over the Easter break 11 - 25 April 2011.

Download the full programme on the Young Lambeth website

07 April 2011

Myatt's Fields Park Little Cat Cafe advertises for Food Manager

Myatts Fields Park cafe on Vassall View Vassallview.com
Myatt's Fields Park Food Manager vacancy
As a result of the funding previously announced and £55,000 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food scheme  the Little Cat Cafe Cafe in Myatt's Fields Park in Vassall Ward in Lambeth is advertising for a Food Manager to develop the cafe into a financially sustainable business.

The Manager will help to develop a menu for the cafe using local recipes and locally grown food from the park greenhouse. The food manager will also run a range of food based projects using greenhouse vegetables and fruits where possible. These include an older people's lunch club, a parent's breakfast club, a Food Heroes club (where local people are paid to share their family recipes with other people) and a Young Food Heroes club.

Food Manager
for Myatt’s Fields Park 
Two year Fixed Term until 2013
Part Time 21 Hours per week £17,600 per annum

Myatt’s Fields Park has undergone a £3 million renovation which was completed in 2010.We are now building on this with an exciting new food project which involves using food grown in our greenhouses to
supply our café, as well as a range of food projects.Funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food scheme has been secured for a Food Manager who will manage and develop our café business as well as running food based community projects in the park.

Your aim will be to develop a food project in Myatt’s Fields Park which will promote healthy eating, provide training and employment, develop a local food culture and showcase locally grown food.

You will be part of a partnership spanning London Borough of Lambeth and the voluntary sector, breathing new life into a much-loved local park.

How to Apply: email Lindsay Avebury lindsayavebury@hotmail.com or telephone 020 7640 2306 for an application pack.
CVs and covering letters to be returned to: Lindsay Avebury, chair, Myatt’s Fields Park Project Group,
26 Flodden Road, SE5 9LH
Closing date for applications: 22nd April 2011

Download the advert
Download the application pack

Myatts Fields Park Project website

Myatt's Fields Park is situated in Camberwell: between Calais Street, Cormont Road and Knatchbull Road, SE5 in Vassall Ward in Lambeth.

Myatt's Fields Park cafe awarded £78,000 funding: Little Cat Cafe now open 1-5pm Thursday - Sunday

Myatts Fields Park cafe on Vassall View Vassallview.com
We are pleased to report that the Little Cat cafe in Myatt's Fields Park (left) in Vassall Ward, Lambeth has been awarded funding by the Walcott Foundation to continue to provide services in the park for a year.

The cafe will now be open 1pm - 5pm Thursday to Sunday every week.

Myatt's Fields Park is situated in Camberwell: between Calais Street, Cormont Road and Knatchbull Road, SE5 in Vassall Ward in Lambeth.

06 April 2011

Labour Councillors are your community's first line of defence

Labour councillors will be your community’s first line of defence against the damage being done by the Tory-led Government and their Liberal Democrat allies.

Labour is your voice in tough times.


We would:

  • Support jobs with money raised from repeating the bank bonus tax - not hold back recovery with the VAT rise and cuts that will put almost one million workers out of their jobs.
  • Protect police numbers - not cut them while wasting £100 million on new elected police commissioners.
  • Protect your frontline local services – not make unfair cuts which will hit the least well off the most.
  • Get the deficit down through strong growth and sensible cuts – not by slashing too far, too fast, and putting your local economy at risk.
  • Stand up for young people - not kick away the ladder by tripling tuition fees; scrapping EMAs; cancelling Building Schools for the Future; and slashing school sport.

05 April 2011

Register to vote now to take part in the referendum on 5 May 2011

Register to vote now to take part in the AV referendum on 5 May 2011.

Although there are no elections scheduled for Vassall Ward in 2011 there will be the referendum on changing our electoral system from the current first past the post system to the alternative vote on Thursday 5 May 2011.

Are you registered to vote? Electoral registration forms were circulated in October 2010 but if you dont remember returning the form or have moved house since then you will need to register again. To find out if you are registered consult the electoral roll in the Minet Library or alternatively contact Lambeth's Electoral Services team on 020 7926 2144 or email them at electoralservices@lambeth.gov.uk.

To participate in the referendum you need to be registered to vote before 14 April 2011

To register  download a voter registration form on the Lambeth Council website and return it to the council by 14 April.

For information on the different electoral systems see the Electoral Reform Society website - in particular the guide to AV  (AV is the system proposed in the referendum) and the guide to first past the post (the current system)

04 April 2011

New rubbish and recycling arrangements from 4 April 2011

Lambeth guide to rubbish and recycling on Vassall View vassallview.com

From Monday 4 April 2011 changes have been made for the arrangements for recycling and rubbish collection across Lambeth. For many of us in Vassall this has resulted in changes to the days of collections. Council staff have been giving out leaflets with details of the new collection arrangements or see the Guide to services on the Lambeth website

03 April 2011

Vassall Councillors' surgeries in April 2011

Photo of Adrian Garden and Kingsley Abrams, Vassall Ward Labour Councillors on Vassall View
Vassall Ward Labour Councillors Kingsley Abrams and Adrian Garden will be holding surgeries in Vassall Ward in April 2011 on the following dates

Tuesday 5 April 2011 - 6:30-7:30pm The Holland Room, Christ Church, Brixton Road, SW9 6BE
Thursday 21 April 2011 - 6:30-7:30pm, The Annexe, Cowley Estate, Brixton Road, SW9 6LZ
Saturday 16 April 2011 - 2-3pm, Myatts Field North TMO Boardroom, Foxley Square, SW9 7RY
Saturday 23 April  2011 - 2-3pm, Myatts Field South Tenants Hall, Burton Lane, SW9 6NX

(Click on the address for a link to a map showing the location)

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:
Kingsley Abrams - email kabrams@lambeth.gov.uk tel 07932 447763
Adrian Garden - email agarden@lambeth.gov.uk tel 07814 568 024