30 June 2011

Victoria Line closed this weekend

Stockwell Station sign on Vassall View
The whole of the Victoria Line will be shut this weekend for Transport for London engineering works.

A replacement bus service will operate between Brixton and Victoria calling at Stockwell, Vauxhall and Pimlico stations.

At the other end of the line a bus service will operate between Walthamstow and Finsbury park calling at Walthamstow Central - Blackhorse Road - Tottenham Hale - Seven Sisters - Manor House (for Piccadilly line) - Finsbury Park (other stations not covered by the bus service are also on other underground lines).



For further information see the TfL website

21 June 2011

This Sunday Bike the Borough

Bike the Borough logo on Vassall View.com
This Sunday 26 June 2011 Lambeth Council and Lambeth Cyclists in association with Transport for London are running an event called Bike the Borough which aims to get everyone on their bikes and cycling around Lambeth.

Cycle around a leisurely route discovering different parts of our borough (including Vassall ward) travelling on back street routes visiting Lambeth's parks which will feature entertainment, bike maintenance and refreshments. Pick up a passport and collect stamps from the entertainment hubs in the designated parks and commons and be in with a chance of winning a bike.

Further information on Bike the Borough is on the Bike the Borough website.
See also Lambeth Cyclists website.

20 June 2011

Yoga in Myatts

Enjoy an hour of yoga in Myatt’s Fields Park in Lambeth's Vassall Ward from 1to2pm every Wednesday. Classes cost £5 for the hour and all levels of experience are welcome. Meet under the tree nearest to the depot.

13 June 2011

Come to the Myatt's Fields Park Midsummer Fair this Saturday!

Come to the Myatt's Fields Park Midsummer Fair this Saturday, 18 June 2011, from 1pm onwards for free music, fairground, stalls, bee keeping demonstrations, flower and vegetable sales as well as our annual baking competition.
Myatt's Field Park Midsummer fair 18 June 2011 poster on Vassall view
A marquee next to the café will hold the cooking competition (deatils below) – local cooks are encouraged to enter home made cakes and pickles and compete for the title of best baker or cook.

There will  be  a cake stall as well as a stand selling vegetables and fruits grown in the greenhouse. The Park's volunteer gardeners will be giving away a seed in a pot for people to grow their own at home.

The Fair will include community and commercial stalls, as well as a small fairground. Barnaby Shaw, who keeps bees in Myatt’s, will bring along a demonstration hive so people can learn more about bees.

The Little Cat Café will be open, selling ice cream and cakes as well as a new range of iced drinks and smoothies.


Baking competition details on Vassall ViewMyatt's Fields Park is situated in Camberwell: between Calais Street, Cormont Road and Knatchbull Road, SE5 in Vassall Ward in Lambeth.

08 June 2011

Build a vertical garden this Saturday in Myatt's Fields Park

Come along to Myatt's Fields Park in Lambeth's Vassall Ward this Saturday 11 June 2011 11am - 1pm to learn to build a vertical garden.

Vertical gardens allow people to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers in very small spaces including balconies.

This session is funded by Capital Growth’s Local Lead fund, and is organised by Myatt’s Fields Park Project.

Interested in volunteering?
Volunteers are helping us to grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables at the greenhouse. If you are interested in finding out more, come along on Saturday. All ages and everyone welcome.

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

05 June 2011

Regeneration of St Agnes Place on course

An ambitious regeneration plan that will completely transform St Agnes Place (just to the North of Vassall Ward) in Kennington has been approved and agreed at a recent Lambeth Council planning committee meeting.

The plans are the result of a joint project between Lambeth Council and London and Quadrant Housing Association.

The area is set to see
Fifty-eight new residential units – 10 per cent of which are earmarked as disabled units.
New play areas
The re-alignment of the highway
Landscaped open space
A new purpose built childrens play and community building

Fifty two percent of the homes built will be allocated for affordable housing. The scheme also includes new initiatives to help improve the local environment and lives of local people.

Cllr Nigel Haselden, Lambeth Council cabinet member for planning, regeneration and strategic transport commented "This is great news for local people and businesses. The Labour Administration have worked hard with London and Quadrant Housing Association to develop a scheme that will transform the physical environment as well as improve the quality of life for local people."

04 June 2011

02 June 2011

No Victoria line from Brixton or Stockwell this weekend

Stockwell Station sign on Vassall View
The Victoria Line between Brixton and Highbury and Islington will be shut this weekend for Transport for London engineering works.

A replacement bus service will operate between Brixton and Victoria calling at Stockwell, Vauxhall and Pimlico stations.

For further information see the TfL website

01 June 2011

Vassall Councillors' surgeries in June 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 June 2011 on the following dates


Tuesday 7 June 2011 - 6:30-7:30pm The Holland Room, Christ Church, Brixton Road, SW9 6BE
Thursday 16 June 2011 - 6:30-7:30pm, The Annexe, Cowley Estate, Brixton Road, SW9 6LZ
Saturday 18 June 2011 - 2-3pm, Myatts Field North TMO Boardroom, Foxley Square, SW9 7RY
Saturday 25 June 2011 - 10-11am, 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 kingsleyabrams@hotmail.com tel 07932 447763
Adrian Garden - email agarden@lambeth.gov.uk tel 07814 568 024