30 July 2011

Recycling on estates in Vassall and across Lambeth gets easier

Recycling on the estates across Lambeth, including those such as St Gabriels estate, Holland Rise House and Church Manor in Vassall Ward, has become a lot easier with the extension of the reusable orange bag scheme allowing recycling to be stored and carried easily and safely to the estate recycling bins. Over the next few weeks residents on the affected estates will receive a reusable orange bag for this purpose.

See the list of estates affected or for further information on recycling see the Lambeth website.   

This initiative is part of Lambeth's new waste strategy, which came into effect on 4 April 2011. This aims to get everyone reducing the amount of waste they produce and increasing recycling as much as they can. Recycling levels have increased by nearly 5 per cent already and Lambeth is on course to exceed the target of saving £600,000 on waste disposal costs by an extra £300,000 by the end of this year.

28 July 2011

Summer activities for young people in Lambeth

A wealth of activities are availble for young people in Lambeth over the summer holidays period.

Further information is available on the Young Lambeth website

25 July 2011

Older residents visit Cowley food farm

Adrian Garden and Drew Woodhouse at Cowley food farm on vassallview.com
On 21 July 2011 a group of older residents visited the Cowley food farm on the Cowley estate in Lambeth's Vassall Ward, SW9. A great time was had by all with an impressive barbecue and tours of the food farm by head gardener Drew Woodhouse (pictured left with Vassall Ward Councillor Adrian Garden).

There was a large turnout, and everyone enjoyed the afternoon despite the occasional rain shower.

Cowley food farm barbecue on Cowley estate, SW9 on  Vassallview.com

Cowley food farm is a food growing initiative funded by Lambeth Council which aims to get people on the Cowley estate involved in gardening  and growing food for themselves.

For further information see the Facebook page or contact Drew on 07817 543279 or email cowleyfoodfarm@gmail.com.

Cowley food farm barbecue 2 on Vassallview.com

Cowley food farm poster on vassallview.com

23 July 2011

Sign up for the Lambeth summer university

Taken from new release on Lambeth website

Now the summer holidays are here why not sign up to our Summer University, there's something for everyone this summer for children and young people aged 11 to 19. We have a wide range of affordable courses in music and performing arts, business and careers, digital media/IT/film/photography, and sport, fitness and wellbeing.

21 July 2011

Ken's secret weapon: powered by people

Labour's candidate for Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is being welcomed across the capital, in this video the people who are campaigning for Ken explain why they are doing it.

Get involved
The two things you can do today to contribute to our campaign
1) Volunteer: click here to do so
2) Give a small donation to pay for the running costs of the campaign. As little as £10 will make a huge difference: click here to do so

Over the last few months we have been building a formidable grassroots campaign in London.
We've had real success. We are making a real difference. Our movement to retake City Hall is building momentum street by street, phone call by phone call, leaflet by leaflet and door knock by door knock.
You are making a real difference. Our secret weapon is our volunteers.

Ken for London logo

18 July 2011

Come and meet Ken Livingstone in Stockwell on Wednesday

Ken Livingstone for London 2012 on vassallview.com
Come and meet Labour candidate for Mayor of London Ken Livingstone in Stockwell this Wednesday 20 July 2011.

Come and tell Ken what you want him to include in his manifesto for the Mayoral elections in May 2012. Hear what Ken thinks should be London's priorities.

This meeting is open to everyone

The event is being held from 7:00pm until 8:30 pm on Wednesday 20 July 2011 at the Springfield Community and Medical Centre, 110 Union Road, SW8 2SH. For further information telephone 020 7783 1054 or see more on the Ken Livingstone website

11 July 2011

Come to the Lambeth Country Show this weekend!

lambeth country show banner

This weekend, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July 2011, the Lambeth Country Show is taking place in Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, SE24. Lambeth have safeguarded funding for what has become South London's premier summer event enjoyed by up to 200,000 people. Come along from 11am onwards on Saturday and Sunday for music, displays, food, drink, animals, flower shows and much much more. You can also find out about the work of local charities and other organisations as well as get the latest information on council services.

For information on  the Lambeth Country Show see the Country Show website

09 July 2011

Come to the Stockwell Good Neighbours bring and buy sale Monday 11 July 2011

Come to the Stockwell Good Neighbours bring and buy sale on Monday 11 July 2011 11am-3pm at the Oval House Theatre, Kennington Oval, SE11.

More information on Stockwell Good Neighbours on the Lambeth website

06 July 2011

Fruit tree workshop this Saturday in Myatt's Fields Park, SE5

This Saturday, 9 July 2011, learn how to maintain your fruit trees in a special workshop at Myatt’s Fields Park, Camberwell SE5 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward.

The London Orchard Project will be helping to prune and care for the fruit trees planted around the greenhouse and in the wildlife area, and volunteers are welcome to join from 10.30am to 2pm.

Volunteers will also be planting more vegetables in the greenhouse and caring for the ones that are growing there now during a workshop from 11am to 1pm, led by Bob Johnson.

Meet at the greenhouse for both. Everyone and all ages warmly welcome.

This planting day is organised by Myatt’s Fields Park Project in partnership with London Borough of Lambeth. The greenhouse session is funded by Capital Growth, the campaign to support 2,012 new community food-growing spaces for London by 2012.

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

05 July 2011

London Assembly Member Valerie Shawcross publishes Summer update

Photo of Valerie Shawcross on Vassall View
Valerie Shawcross, London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark (pictured left), has published her summer update giving an overview of her work over the past few months.

The newsletter is available to download on Valerie's website

Contact Val
Valerie Shawcross AM
London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark
City Hall, The Queens Walk
London SE1 2AA
Tel 020 7983 4401

03 July 2011

Myatts North redevelopment one step closer

Central government have approved Lambeth's plans for the redevelopment of the Myatt's Field North estate in Lambeth's Vassall Ward. The government carried out a vlaue for money review of the scheme and have now given it the green light. Work should be able to begin shortly.
Myatts North sign on Vassallview.com
As previously reported on Vassall View plans for the regeneration of the estate have been in development for several years.

Councillor Lib Peck,  Lambeth's cabinet member for housing, said: “Residents have worked closely with the council to devise a scheme that will transform the estate bringing huge benefits to local people for generations to come. I am delighted that we have taken a major step forward with this scheme to allow work to begin on site for the transformation to begin.”

Viveen Blair-Rodney, chair of the Myatt’s North tenant management organisation welcomed the announcement saying “The life changing benefits that this PFI project will deliver means so much to this community. We have been involved since it began in 2004 and have worked very hard since then, giving up huge amounts of our time to try and secure better homes and a community that people want, and are proud to live in. It is now vital that we, as residents, have consistency and continuity as this exciting and life changing
project takes place”.

02 July 2011

Next Tuesday 5 July 2011: free film 10 Rillington Place at the Minet Library

Next Tuesday 5 July 2011 there will be a free screening of the film 10 Rillington Place at the Minet Library, Knatchbull Road, Camberwell SE5 in Vassall Ward.The screening will start at 6:30pm - all are welcome.

10 Rillington Place
Sombre times in post-war west London: Richard Attenborough is at his most creepy as John Christie managing to lay the blame on John Hurt’s Timothy Evans.  The wrong man gets hanged but that nasty smell is still coming from under the floor boards: true and genuinely disturbing.

Directed by: Richard Fleischer, 1971

Certificate: 15

Stars: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt

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

01 July 2011

Vassall Labour Councillors' surgeries in July 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 July 2011 on the following dates

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