27 June 2012

This Saturday come to to the Cherry Tree Trust Fun Day in Myatt's Fields Park

This Saturday, 30 June 2012, come to the Cherry Trust Fun Day in Myatt's Fields Park, in Lambeth's Vassall Ward.
Myatts Fields Park Fun Day flyer
Myatts Fields Park Fun Day flyer

The day will start at 11 with activities going on all day until 5pm.

For further information see the Cherry Tree Trust website

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

26 June 2012

Myatts Field North redevelopment wins award

The Myatts Field North redevelopment in Lambeth's Vassall Ward has won an award for the design of the scheme.

The regeneration of the estate has begun and the £150million redevelopment is expected to be completed by 2017. The redevelopment will see over 800 new homes built.

Over the five year redevelopment the builders, Regenter, will
  • build 305 new homes to replace properties that are currently in a very bad condition
  • modernise and refurbish 172 existing homes
  • provide 146 new affordable homes
  • build 357 new homes for sale, 10% of which are full wheelchair access
  • create new streets, green spaces and play areas
  • provide a new landscaped park with a games area
  • build a new community centre
  • build a new energy plant to provide more reliable and efficient heating and hot water and substantially reduce the carbon footprint of the homes
  • refurbish commercial units and create a new local store
  • manage and maintain all the council houses and open spaces for 25 years.

Myatts Field North was announced as winner of the ‘projects’ award category of the Housing Design Awards on 20 June 2012.

The redevelopment will see Myatts Field remodelled to make it a more open, welcoming, and a greener environment. The Housing Design Awards is a national programme supported by the Government and the construction industry’s key professions drawn from planning, surveying, architecture, and house building. The Mayor of London’s housing advisor, Richard Blakeway, helped choose London’s winners.

Councillor Lib Peck, Lambeth council’s cabinet member for regeneration and strategic housing, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to see Myatts Field win such a prestigious design award – hopefully this will be the first of many. Our residents can look forward to living in an environment that will be completely transformed as well as benefit from new and improved homes."

She went on “We are grateful to the many residents who have worked with us over the years to ensure that the proposals are of the highest quality.”

Louise Brooke-Smith, RICS vice president, who handed out the award, said: “The collection of apartment blocks currently on this site at Myatts Field North are isolated from the cultural and economic activity of surrounding Kennington."

“In the new masterplan the new blocks are pushed out to the limits of the site, using a street layout that the area’s 19th century residents would have recognised.”

Read more
Housing Design Awards website
Lambeth information on the Myatts Field North redevelopment
Regenter Myatts Field North scheme

08 June 2012

Vassall Ward celebrates the Diamond Jubilee

On Saturday local people in Brixton and Camberwell in Lambeth's Vassall Ward celebrated the Jubilee with two great events. Both events brought the whole community together to celebrate the start of the summer and the Queen's 60 years on the throne.

Cowley fun day
On the Cowley estate (off Vassall Road, SW9) there was a huge fun day, with music, free food (including some tasty burgers) and a range of events for kids, including some local representatives from Fulham Football club.

The event was put on by the local Cowley Estate Management Board. Vassall Action Team member Annie Gallop lives on the estate and will be happy to talk to anyone interested in getting more involved, so do email her at Vassalllabour@gmail.com if you want a chat as well.

Myatt’s Fields Park Jubilee Summer Fair and Big Lunch

Meanwhile a few streets away Myatt’s Fields Park in Calais Street, SE5 was thronging with crowds on Saturday attending the Jubilee Summer Fair and Big Lunch. The crowds were able to hear music on the bandstand (pictured), watched dancing from a swing patrol, remember the 1950s in the memory tent and buy plants and other items from various stalls. In addition there was a cake competition for the best Jubilee cake.

Children enjoyed fairground rides, ice creams and the park facilities.

Participants were invited to sit down together in a 'Big Lunch' with free food provided by Food Heroes, a group based in the park.

 Some pictures of the event have been sent in by Paul Gadsby, a member of the Vassall Action Team, who was volunteering on the day.

Do you have any photos of the weekend? We would love to feature them here -  we want to build a picture of Vassall over the Jubilee weekend. Send your pics through to Vassalllabour@gmail.com

Myatt's Fields Park is situated in Camberwell: between Calais Street, Cormont Road and Knatchbull Road, SE5 in Vassall Ward in Lambeth.  Further information is available on the Myatt's Fields Park Project Group website

02 June 2012

Vassall Councillors' surgeries in June 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 5 June 2012 - 6:30-7:30pm The Holland Room, Christ Church, Brixton Road, SW9 6BE
Thursday 21 June 2012 - 6:30-7:30pm, The Annex, Cowley Estate, Brixton Road, SW9 6LZ
Saturday 16 June 2012 - 2-3pm, Myatts Field North TMO Boardroom, Foxley Square, SW9 7RY
Saturday 23 June 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

01 June 2012

Myatt's Fields Park Jubilee Summer Fair and Big Lunch this Saturday

This Saturday, 2 June 2012, celebrate the Diamond Jubilee with a 1950s themed summer fair and Big Lunch in Myatt's Fields Park, Camberwell SE5 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward. Come and celebrate with a Big Lunch street party, music, dance and much much more!

Myatts Park Jubilee summer fair in Vassall WardEvents will start at 1pm and include
Food - Big Lunch for everyone – tables set up for a feast and decorated in traditional street party style

Music - Southwark Concert Band (1pm to 2.30pm) and South London JazzOrchestra (3pm to 4.30pm) playing music from the 1950s

Dancing - Swing Patrol from 3pm and performances by MacAlpine dance school
Memory tent for people to remember the park as it was since the 1950s

Children's fairground and 1950s children’s games

Community stalls

Baking competition

Playground with water play

Plant sales

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