29 August 2013

Myatt's Field North residents: We want your views on the Myatt's Field North redevelopment

As many residents on Myatt's Field North estate will know, the area is undergoing a huge redevelopment that will affect all residents in the coming years. More than 300 homes will be refurbished, new affordable properties will be built and green spaces opened up across the area.

However, we want to ensure that the developers are keeping their promises to residents and delivering the improvements that everyone wants to see. This is why we are conducting a major survey of resident's opinions in the next week, including knocking on every door on the estate.

If you live on the Myatts Field North estate you can also give us your views by email. Please have a look at the below questions and then send your responses, or general thoughts, to vassalllabour@gmail.com

If you don't live on the estate,  but have comments about the impact of the redevelopment on surrounding areas,  you can get in touch with your Labour council candidate team - Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop - at the same email address.

Survey questions

1. How would you rate how the developer has carried out the redevelopment on the Myatt's Field North Estate so far?

Very Poor

2. Do you have any comments on how the redevelopment is progressing so far?

3. How would you rate the communication from the developers about the redevelopment?

Very Poor

4. Do you have any other concerns about the redevelopment or positive comments about how it is being carried out?

16 August 2013

Slade Gardens on track for regeneration

Slade Gardens in Lambeth's Vassall Ward is undergoing an exciting programme of works to improve the park and the local area.

Starting with the redevelopment of the children's play area which opened formally in April 2012 the next stage of the improvements will see Ingleborough Street resurfaced.

Slade Gardens in Vassall Ward SW9
 The street will feature environmentally friendly block paving which helps with drainage, new trees and measures to reduce vehicle speed and make the street more people friendly. The works on Ingleborough Street are due to commence in October 2013 and take in total a year.

Read more abour the improvement works in the Slade Gardens July 2013 update

07 August 2013

New project aims to get unemployed young people involved in improving the local area

An exciting new project has been established in Loughborough Junction which aims to improve the local area by offering opportunities for local young people to gain skills through volunteering.

Interjunction is a not for profit scheme that hopes to place 100 young NEET (not in education, employment or training) young people aged 16-25 into really exciting volunteering roles in the local community.

Its aim is firstly, to give young people the skills and experience necessary to succeed in future employment, and secondly, the regenerate the Loughborough Junction area by getting local people involved in local projects.

Young people from the Loughborough Junction area can volunteer anywhere in Lambeth or young people from Lambeth can volunteer in the Loughborough Junction area.

Young people will be placed within Kids' City projects and within other suitable organisations in Lambeth.

The idea of the project is to regenerate the Loughborough Junction area by increasing the amount of volunteering going on in the area and improving the skills of young people in the area.

If you are involved in a local voluntary organisation or community facility this is an ideal opportunity to get some extra help or develop a new area of work. If you are a young person or know of a young person who would benefit from gaining skills and experience sign up now.

Further information on the Interjunction website