30 September 2012

Vassall Ward cafe Paradise Cove licence to be considered by Licensing Sub-Committee

The Paradise Cove cafe at 226a Brixton Road, SW9 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward has submitted an application to the Lambeth Licensing Sub-Committee for a premises licence to serve alcohol, play recorded music and offer late night refreshment to midnight Sunday to Thursday, and 2am Friday and Saturday.

This application will be considered by the Committee on 9 October 2012. Households and businesses in the local area have been informed and given an opportunity to raise concerns; these will be considered at the meeting.

28 September 2012

Lambeth Archives Open Day this Saturday, Minet Library

This Saturday, 29 September 2012, the Lambeth Archives, located at the Minet Library, Knatchbull Road, SE5 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward will be holding an open day.


The theme of the open day is local government. There will be talks, film screenings, an exhibition, local societies' stands and bookstalls and fun children's activities all centred on the question What has local governemnt ever done for us?

In this current period of "austerity" council services are going through some extraordinary challenges and changes and any previous certainty about who should run and fund them no longer exists. So this year the Arhcives are taking a long view of local government in Lambeth and considering its versatility, the services which it has provided and the impact it has had and continues to have on local people's lives.

Highlights include
10am - Vocation to Serve? Setting the scene. From the Elizabethan poor law to the big society - Len Reilly

10.15am - The measure of a city's greatness is to be found in the quality of it's spaces, Lambeth's parks and and open spaces - Dr Iain Boulton

11am - To sweep, flush and collect. Sewers and waste disposal - Fiona Price

11.45am - Civic architecture in Lambeth - Edmund Bird

12.30pm - The battle of the books: the free Public Library movement in Lambeth - Jon Newman

1.15pm - Films from the archives 

2.15pm - The health of the people is the highest law. Hospitals and health on the rates - Len Reilly

3pm - The rise and fall of council housing - Brian Bloice

3.45pm - Reflections on Lambeth Council and community action since the 1970's - sean Creighton

19 September 2012

Stockwell Festival this Saturday, Larkhall Park

The Stockwell Festival will be held this Saturday, 23 September 2012, in Larkhall Park, Stockwell SW8 from 11:45am - 6pm.

Stockwell Festival flyer on vassallview.com



16 September 2012

SE5 Forum for Camberwell open meeting and AGM this Wednesday 19 September 2012

Vassall Ward residents living or working in the SE5 section of the ward are invited to the SE5 Forum open meeting and AGM which is taking place this Wednesday, 19 September 2012, from 6:30pm onwards. The meeting will take place at the Harry Caddick Community Centre at 63 Lilford Road, SE5, everyone is welcome.

Come and get the latest updates on revitalising Camberwell Town Centre and greater Camberwell Green, the Denmark Hill Station rebuild and new campaigns to take the Vision for Camberwell to a new level.

The SE5 Forum is a non-political, umbrella organisation that exists to work for the improvement of Camberwell to benefit all members. As you are probably aware the greater Camberwell area (ie the SE5 postcode area) is split between two local authorities - Lambeth and Southwark, three MPs - Kate Hoey, Harriet Harman and Tessa Jowell and several council wards which has meant that in the past it has not received the attention it deserved and as a result has not received the attention and investment that neighbouring areas such as Brixton, Peckham and Elephant have received.

More information on the AGM and SE5 Forum is available on the SE5 Forum website

14 September 2012

Vassall Labour Coffee Morning!



Do you have a burning local issue that needs sorting out? Do you have an idea for how to improve your neighbourhood or local services? Want to meet those who have been elected to represent your views?
To help you get your views over to our local Labour team, Vassall Labour has organised a special free coffee morning event on Saturday, 22 September, where you will be able to meet and speak to your Labour team about any local or national issues that you have.
Hosted at the PACCA building, 81 Lothian Road between 11am and 1pm, this event will be attended by:

  •       Vauxhall Labour MP Kate Hoey 
  •       Lambeth council leader Cllr Steve Reed   
  •       Lambeth and Southwark London Assembly Member Val Shawcross  
  •       Members of your local Vassall Labour Team   

There is no need to register, just come along!
If you have any further questions, please contact your local Vassall Labour Action Team on vassalllabour@gmail.com 

13 September 2012

New school, St Gabriel's College, opens in Vassall Ward

This September a new coeducational secondary school in Lambeth's Vassall Ward admitted its first pupils.

St Gabriels College SW9 logo on vassallview.com
St Gabriel's College, located on two sites in Vasall Ward: Langton Road, SW9 and Cormont Road, SE5, is a Church of England voluntary aided school. Places are open to everyone in the local area. 

The new school developed out of Charles Edward Brooke Girls School to meet the need for boys' as well as girls' schools in Lambeth.

Photo of St Gabriels College SW9 on vassallview.com
Following extensive building work the school site has been transformed ready to accept 120 boys and girls in each year. The new school builds on Charles Edward Brooke's strengths to offer a high quality, inclusive education for boys and girls in the local area. It has strong links with St John the Divine Church on Vassall Road.

The school will be running open events over the next few weeks for parents considering the school for September 2013 entry.

St Gabriels' College open days
Monday 24 September 2012 9.00 - 11.00am
Thursday 18 October 2012 9.00 - 11.00am
Thursday 25 October 2012 9.00 - 11.00am
Saturday 6 October 2012 9.00am - 12.00pm

Open evenings 
Tuesday 9 October 2012 6.00 - 8.00pm
Thursday 18 October 2012 6.00 - 8.00pm
Tuesday 23 October 2012 6.00 - 8.00pm

Further information on the St Gabriel's College website
Download the school's prospectus

Contact Student Services Officer Natalie Lalsee for further information - tel 020 7793 3901 / email admissions@saintgabrielscollege.org.   

11 September 2012

Aged 16-24 and looking for training on the job? Lambeth College apprenticeship open day 12 September 2012

Lambeth Council are working with Lambeth College to promote paid apprenticeships for Lambeth people aged 16-24 who are looking to earn whilst they train. The initiative is part of the council's More jobs campaign.

If you are interested in finding out more come along to the apprenticeship open day on Wednesday 12 September 2012 from 1-5pm at the Lambeth College Clapham Common site.

The following information is taken from the Lambeth website

Are you aged 16-24 and looking for an opportunity that allows you to work whilst training on the job?

Why not come along to our apprenticeship open day at Lambeth College?

When: Wednesday 12 September
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Where: Lambeth College Hub Space, Lambeth College, Clapham Campus, 45 Clapham Common South Side, SW4 3BL.

The council is working in partnership with Lambeth College to support this exciting event. The open day will showcase 38 real apprenticeship opportunities from a high street bank and a large construction company, as well as giving 16-24 year olds the chance to get general support and advice about apprenticeships and jobs. Sound interesting? Then make your way to the open day to find out more.

We are working hard to make sure that Lambeth residents have the best chance to access apprenticeship opportunities. To emphasise our commitment, we are also recruiting an Apprenticeship Coordinator who will increase the number apprenticeship opportunities in the borough by working with local people, businesses and apprenticeship training providers.

For more information about our open day or apprenticeships in general, email lambethworking@lambeth.gov.uk or apprenticeships@lambethcollege.ac.uk

This event is part of the council’s ‘More jobs’ campaign.

The aim of ‘More jobs’ is to support, signpost and work with residents who are looking for employment; work with businesses to create employment and apprenticeship opportunities; and encourage entrepreneurialism by offering support to those who want to set up on their own.

Further information on More jobs

10 September 2012

Return your Voter registration form to stay on the electoral register

The Council has recently sent out electoral registration information to all households in the borough.

You should have received a letter addressed "To the Present Occupier" at your home with electoral registration details. Dont ignore it: to stay on the electoral register you need to return the form or update your details, even if nothing has changed.

Polling Station sign on vassallview.com
You can update your electoral registration details by returning the paper form, text message or online - instructions and your unique security code are contained in the letter.

Whilst we are not  expecting an election in 2013 in Lambeth or across London it is important that the Council has up to date details for administrative purposes. Whether or not you are on the electoral register also affects your credit rating - not being on it may affect your ability to get a bank account, credit card or mobile phone contract.

If you have lost the voter registartion form you can download a new one on the Lambeth website

Further information on the Lambeth website Elections and voting section