10 August 2011

Lambeth Labour politicians and party members help with Clapham clear up following disturbances

Vassall Councillor Adrian Garden with Councillor Mark Bennett and Lambeth Labour Party members on Vassallview.com

Lambeth Labour politicians and party members have got stuck in to the clear up following the disturbances in the Brixton and Clapham Junction areas.

Here Vassall Ward Labour Councillor Adrian Garden reflects "I toured Vassall ward yesterday and found everything quiet and peaceful, quite different from the mayhem further south round Brixton station. So in the afternoon I went to Clapham Junction - where in Northcote Road I came across a vast crowd of mainly young people attacking the road, the pavement, and the broken windows - with brooms, brushes and dustpans, black bags and rubber gloves. Far, far more than the few rioters and looters who had been there the evening before, these hundreds of people were the true face of the community, coming together."

Adrian is  pictured above (left of photo) together with Lambeth Councillor Mark Bennett (centre) and Lambeth Labour Party members helping with the clear up.