15 June 2013

Camberwell Arts Festival 15 - 23 June 2013

Camberwell Arts Festival on vassallview.com

The Camberwell Arts Festival runs from Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 June 2013 with a wide variety of events taking place across the Camberwell / SE5 area.

Download the programme of events on the Festival website

12 June 2013

Vassall Action team launch petition calling for improvements on Caldwell Gardens Estate, SW9

The Vassall Labour Action team have launched a petition calling on Lambeth Council to bring forward plans to invest in the Caldwell Gardens Estate, SW9 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward.

Caldwell Estate Repairs Petition
Last month your local Labour team visited the Caldwell Estate to talk to local people about the big issues in their area. We spoke to nearly a hundred residents and the number one issue was the need for improvements to many of the properties on the estate, including kitchens, windows and bathrooms.
Councillor Adrian Garden at the Caldwell Gardens Estate on vassallview.com

That is why we are launching a new petition asking Lambeth council to bring forward its plans to invest millions of pounds improving properties across the estate.

Lambeth Labour is currently carrying out a major investment programme designed to improve housing conditions across the borough. Caldwell estate is due for its investment in 2015/16, but with your support we
want this essential work to happen earlier.

To help back our campaign you can email your name and address to vassalllabour@gmail.com or contact Cllr Adrian Garden on agarden@lambeth.gov.uk and 07814 568 024.

Thank you for your support!

Sign the petition on vassallview.com

11 June 2013

Vassall Ward's Van Gogh Walk praised by London Cycling Campaign as "fabulous people-friendly street"

Van Gogh Walk, SW9 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward has been featured on the London Cycling Campaign website and praised as a "fabulous people friendly street"

Isabel Street has over the past three years been transformed by a partnership of Lambeth Council, the Grass Routes Project and local people to become a community street for everyone, not just a route for cars.

Read the article on the London Cycling campaign website

09 June 2013

Job opportunity: Project Officer for the Minet Hub in Myatt's Fields Park

Myatt's Fields Park in Lambeth's Vassall Ward, SE5 are currently advertising for a Project Officer for the Minet Hub

The Minet Hub is a partnership between community organisations working for the regeneration of the Minet Library and Longfield Hall, the long term sustainability of Myatt’s Fields Park Project and the creation of a new Re-makery.
Bandstand in Myatts Fields Park SE5 on vassallview.com

 A loose partnership between the community organisations was formed in 2012 in response to London Borough of Lambeth’s Community Hubs consultation, and its reorganisation of the libraries service.

Following agreement by the Council to support the development of the proposals we are seeking to appoint a Project Officer to work alongside the project group to help develop their vision for the Minet Hub.

The successful candidate will need to be highly motivated, efficient and demonstrate strong organisational and communications skills and have experience of working with or for community groups.

12 month contract, 2 days per week, closing date for applications is 17 June 2013 - for further information see the Lambeth website

05 June 2013

London Open Squares weekend

This weekend, 8 and 9 June 2013, is the London Open Squares weekend when a variety of community gardens and private squares around London will be open for visitors. Many Lambeth gardens will be open including Durand Gardens in Vassall Ward, Lambeth SW9.

Photo of Durand Gardens SW9 on vassallview.com
Durand Gardens on the Open Squares website
The London Open Squares website describes the gardens: "Durand Gardens are an unusual D-shaped space in the Stockwell Park Conservation Area. The shape of the garden is said to be derived from its being the site of a plague pit. The area was developed from around 1840 to 1870. The houses were built around the garden on a pattern-book system in a wide variety of styles. 

The gardens themselves were neglected for many years until the residents bought them in the 1980s. Since then they have been kept as woodland gardens and are at their best in the spring, with large displays of bluebells and daffodils. The main group of trees are limes and oaks, with a scattering of specimen trees amongst them. The central grass area is a delightful spot for a picnic.

There is now a residents' scheme to develop a wider season of plant and tree display. An exhibition will explain the history and plans for the site."

More information on the Open Squares Weekend website

04 June 2013

Come and meet the Lambeth Leader and the Vassall Action Team at the Vassall Labour coffee morning this Saturday at Reay School

This Saturday, 8 June 2013, Vassall Ward residents are invited to come to Reay Primary School on Hackford Road, SW9 for an informal coffee morning.

All are welcome to come and meet your local Labour Action Team and raise any concerns you have about the local area. Councillor Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council, will also be attending to hear local residents' views.

The Vassall coffee morning will take place 11am-1pm at the Studio Room at Reay Primary School on Saturday 8 June 2013.

Vassall Labour coffee mroning flyer on vassallview.com