31 May 2012

This Saturday celebrate the Jubilee on the Cowley Estate

This Saturday, 2 June 2012, celebrate the Diamond Jubilee at the Cowley Estate's Jubilee Celebration and Family Fun Day

From 11am - 4pm outside Wood Church and Garlinge House on the Cowley Estate, SW9 there will lots of exciting things happening including Swing Band, Bouncy Castle, Ice cream, Popcorn, Candy Floss, Dominoes Tournament, Rodeo, Inflatable Climbing Wall, Aerobics& Zumba, Pampering, Bike Shop Clinic, Acrobats, Fire Brigade, Puppet Show, Face Painting, Trampolining, Recruitment Drives, BBQ, and much more!

Everyone welcome!
Cowley Estate Jubilee celebration flyer

18 May 2012

Lambeth Living looking for new Board members

Have you considered putting yourself forward to be a member of the Lambeth Living Board?

Lambeth Living is responsible for managing Lambeth's housing stock, including much of the housing in Vassall Ward.

They are currently advertising for Board members on their website

Have you considered putting yourself forward?

Details from the website
Lambeth Living board elections 2012
We are looking for Lambeth Living leaseholders from across the borough and Lambeth Living tenants living in Clapham, Stockwell and Vassall, and Norwood to join our board.

Joining the board is an easy process:
Register your interest
The first step is to register your interest – you must register your interest with us by Wednesday 23 May.
Email Board@lambethliving.org.uk or contact, Governance Officer, Kamla Peerboccus on 020 7926 3401 to register your interest.

Complete an application form

We will contact all residents that have registered an interest and ask you to complete an application form, telling us why you would like to join the Board.

Completed applications are due in on 18 June and you will be invited to attend a board meeting on 27 June.

Tenants and leaseholders will be asked to vote for the candidates they would like to represent them and elections will take place in July.

The successful candidates will join the Lambeth Living board at our Annual General Meeting in September.

This is a rare and unique opportunity to further your skills and help improve services for your fellow residents. You will receive specialist training about business management to help you make decisions about how we manage our housing.

By working with us and representing your neighbours you will help us to improve your housing and local area.

To register your interest or find out more contact Kamla Peerboccus on 020 7926 3401 or email
Board@lambethliving.org.uk by Wednesday 23 May.

17 May 2012

Food Revolution Day cooking and barbecue in Myatt's Fields Park Saturday

This Saturday, 19 May 2012, everyone is invited to join Brixton People's Kitchen in Myatt's Fields Park in Lambeth's Vassall Ward to prepare salads and other foods and share recipes as part of the Food Revolution Day.

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Come along to the Little Cat Cafe from 11am for salad preparation; chopping and grating of salad vegetables grown in the park.

There will also be a recipe exchange stall to collect local recipes and creating an evolving community cookbook, based on local knowledge.

The salads produced will be served as part of a barbecue in the park on Saturday from 1pm.


Food will be free for volunteers, and given away in exchange of a recipe or some cash donation for everyone else. To volunteer, contact Fan 07810288879 - brixtonfoodwaste@gmail.com

Promoted by Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Day is a chance for people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources; to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues.

Further information on the Myatt's Fields event

Food Revolution website


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

16 May 2012

Stockwell Community Resource Centre are advertising for an Administrator

The Stockwell Community Resource Centre, located near Stockwell tube station are currently advertising for an Administrator See the job advert (thanks to Stockwell News for the job details)

Job advert
Stockwell Community Resource Centre is looking for a full-time administrator. Here is the ad…
Are you creative, totally organised and looking for a challenging job?

Salary – £28,000 to £30,000 (depending on experience)

SCRC is looking for a full time Centre Administrator. The post is for 12 months in the first instance.
Ideally located right in the heart of Stockwell at 1 Studley Road, SCRC is a busy and welcoming multi-purpose community centre providing essential facilities and services for local residents. Well established and respected SCRC welcomes Stockwell’s diverse community and is fully accessible to disabled users.

We need someone with energy, enterprise and vision to take the SCRC forward into a new funding regime. You will be working closely with the management team to create new systems for our Government and Lambeth Council contracts and finding new clients to ensure the Centre’s community spaces are always fully booked. We are looking for someone who can maximise our income whilst always ensuring we never stray from our community and charitable values.

SCRC is a registered charity.

For an application pack please contact david@stockcr.co.uk

Application closing date – 5pm on Friday 25 May (late applicants will not be considered).
Interview date – Friday 1 June
SCRC
1 Studley Road
London SW4 6RA
020 7501 2501
email david@stockcr.co.uk

06 May 2012

Lambeth and Southwark votes Labour: Valerie Shawcross and Labour gain big majority

On Friday evening the results for the elections for Mayor of London and London Assembly were released.

Labour's Val Shawcross (pictured left) was re-elected with a greatly increased majority and a large majority of people in the constituency voted for Labour's Ken Livingstone for Mayor.

The Conservatives were second in the constituency whilst the Liberal Democrats moved to third place in the constituency London Assembly election and were fourth behind the Greens in the Mayoral and London-wide contests.

01 May 2012

Vassall Councillors' surgeries in May 2012

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 May 2012 on the following dates


Tuesday 1 May 2012 - 6:30-7:30pm The Holland Room, Christ Church, Brixton Road, SW9 6BE
Thursday 17 May 2012 - 6:30-7:30pm, The Annex, Cowley Estate, Brixton Road, SW9 6LZ
Saturday 19 May 2012 - 2-3pm, Myatts Field North TMO Boardroom, Foxley Square, SW9 7RY
Saturday 26 May 2012 - 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@gmail.com tel 07932 447763
Adrian Garden - email agarden@lambeth.gov.uk tel 07814 568 024