28 November 2013

Paul Gadsby wins Vassall Ward byelection

Labour candidate Paul Gadsby has won the Vassall Ward byelection held on Thursday 28 November 2013.
Paul Gadsby with Kate Hoey MP and Lib Peck on vassallview.com

Paul (pictured here with Vauxhall MP Kate Hoey and Lambeth Council Leader Lib Peck) swept to victory gaining 60% of the vote in the contest.

The final results are
Kelly Ben-Maimon, Conservative Party 153 votes
Paul Gadsby, Labour Party 1319 votes
Elizabeth Jones, UK Independence Party 87 votes
Danny Lambert, Socialist Party 22 votes
Rachel Laurence, Green Party 113 votes
Steven Nally, Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts 44 votes
Colette Thomas, Liberal Democrats 468 votes

Total votes cast 2206

Congratulations to Paul Gadsby new Labour Councillor for Vassall Ward - find out more from Paul in the next few weeks (once he has recovered from the campaign!)

See the full results on the Lambeth website 

26 November 2013

Labour MP David Lammy to preach at St John the Divine Church Vassall Road SW9 this Sunday

Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy will be preaching this Sunday, 1 December 2013, at our local church St John the Divine on Vassall Road, SW9 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward. David will be preaching at Sunday Mass starting at 10am.
David Lammy MP

David (pictured) was elected in 2000 as MP for Tottenham and served as a Minister from 2001 - 2009 in the Labour government. Since 2010 David has been a prominent Labour backbencher speaking out on matters that affect his constituents and London more generally. He has spoken about and written a book looking at the 2011 riots that took place in Tottenham, Brixton and other locations across England.

Read more about David on his website
St John the Divine Church website

18 November 2013

Lambeth to consult local parents at the Mulberry Centre One O'Clock Club, Myatt's Fields Park

On Tuesday 19 November 2013 Lambeth Council will be talking to local parents about the services they as parents would would like to see provided at a consultation event at the Mulberry Centre One O'Clock Club (pictured) in Myatt's Fields Park, SE5. The consultation will run from 1-2pm.

Parents are invited to give their views about the help and support they need to inform future funding applications. Lambeth is applying for a Big Lottery grant which could help babies, children and families in the our area. To gain as full a picture as possible he Council want to talk to parents and family members who live in our area about what they would like to see happen and what kind of things would help.

Lambeth's vision is to make sure that Lambeth children are healthier, can communicate well, and feel safe and secure.

There will be free gifts for children, interesting things to hear about, see and do and a chance to tell Lambeth what you think about being a parent in Lambeth.

If you want to talk to someone before you decide whether to come, you can text or call Anne on 07939 574899 and she will call you back.

The Mulberry Centre One O'Clock Club is located in Myatt's Fields Park, Calais Street, Camberwell SE5 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward.

17 November 2013

Proposed waiting restrictions on Lothian Road, SE5

Lambeth today has formally published the formal proposals for waiting restrictions to be imposed on Lothian Road, SW9 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward.

The waiting restrictions are being imposed to allow the P5 bus to be rerouted along Lothian Road following a consultation on the P5 route last December. The effect of the restrictions will be to ban cars from parking along much of Lothian Road between the junctions of Langton Road and Calais Street. Any objections to the proposals can be submitted to the Council in writing by 6 December 2013.

Read the full notice on the London Gazette website

Date: 15 November 2013
Issue Number: 60687
Page number: 22628

Publication Date: Friday, 15 November 2013
Notice Code: 1501
Road Traffic Acts
London Borough of Lambeth
(Note: This notice is about the Council’s proposals to install new at any time waiting restrictions in Lothian Road. objections may be made - see paragraph 6.)
1.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Lambeth Borough Council, propose to make the Lambeth (Waiting and Loading Restriction) (Amendment No. *) Order 201* under sections 6 and 124 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
2.  The general effect of the Order would be to ban waiting by vehicles at any time in the lengths of Lothian Road specified in the Schedule to this Notice.
3.  If you have any enquiries, please telephone the Council’s Transportation Group on 020 7926 1019.
4.  The proposals are necessary to accommodate Bus P5 passing through Lothian Road, to prevent obstructive parking, ensure the free flow of traffic and improve road safety for all road users.
5.  Documents giving more detailed particulars of the proposed Order are available for inspection between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm (excluding bank holidays) until the last day of a period of six weeks beginning with the date on which the Order is made or, as the case may be, the Council decide not to make the Order, at: the offices of Lambeth Council’s Transportation Group, 2nd Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SP. To arrange a viewing please contact 020 7926 0209.
6.  All objections and other representations relating to the proposed Order must be made in writing and all objections must specify the grounds on which they are made and should be sent to Barbara Poulter, Transportation Group, London Borough of Lambeth, 2nd Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SP, by 6th December 2013. Any objection may be seen by, or be communicated to, any person who has an interest in this matter.
Dated 15th November 2013

Abu Barkatoolah

Head of Transportation
Lothian Road (a) the north-west side, between the existing double yellow lines at and near its junction with Langton Road and the existing double yellow lines at and near its junction with Patmos Road (there will be no changes to the lay out of the existing zebra crossing and associated zig zag markings in Lothian Road at its junction with Calais Street); (b) the south-east side, (i) between the existing double yellow lines at and near its junction with Langton Road south-westward for a distance of 5 metres; (ii) between a point 8.7 metres north-east of the party wall of Nos. 9 and 10 Bathgate House, Lothian Road and its junction with Patmos Road and Akerman Road.

15 November 2013

Call in for an NHS health check at the Minet Library on Monday

If you are aged between 40 and 74 book an NHS health check at the Minet Library on Monday 18 November 2013 from 1-5pm.

To book your appointment phone 020 79266073 or speak to a member of library staff.

The Minet Library is located on Knatchbull Road, SE5 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward.

10 November 2013

Lambeth publishes list of candidates standing in Vassall byelection 28 November 2013

Lambeth have published a list of the candidates standing in the Vassall Ward byelection to be held on Thursday 28 November 2013.

Seven candidates will be standing for the byelection:

Kelly Ben-Maimon, Conservative Party
Paul Gadsby, Labour Party
Elizabeth Jones, UK Independence Party
Danny Lambert, Socialist Party
Rachel Laurence, Green Party
Steven Nally, Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts
Colette Thomas, Liberal Democrats

The polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm

For full details read the full statement of persons nominated  on the Lambeth Council website Vassall byelection page

04 November 2013

Paul Gadsby to stand as Labour's candidate for the Vassall by-election

Labour has selected local Lambeth resident Paul Gadsby as their candidate for the Vassall council byelection on Thursday 28 November.

Paul, who lives on South Island Place, is an active local community campaigner who has been a member of the local Labour action team for the last 18 months.  During that time he has pioneered Labour's rolling surgeries which have visited resident's across Vassall to talk to them about their issues and concerns.  

This has included working with other community activists and groups to put together a meeting which sought to support those suffering from the impact of the Tory-Lib Dem government's cuts and promote responsible banking.  

Paul has also helped lead on a variety of local campaigns with his fellow council candidates for the 2014 council elections, Jacqui Dyer and Annie Gallop, from road resurfacing and housing petitions to large scale surveys of key estates like Myatt's Field North and the Cowley estate. He has also helped to organise a series of coffee mornings that put elected representatives in front of local people.  Paul has been a regularly attendee and volunteer at community organisations across the borough.

Talking about his selection, Paul said:

"I am really delighted to have been selected by Vassall Labour members for this byelection.  I have enjoyed working in this fantastic community in the last few years, whether its been volunteering on the food stands at the Jubilee celebration at Myatts Park, helping residents with local projects and their community groups or getting stuck in to sorting out individual problems for residents.

"I know that a lot of people are suffering badly at the moment, especially from out of control energy bills and other pressures on their finances, and that they need a committed councillor that will fight for them. I am looking forward to the campaign and, if elected, being a representative for this great area. " 

Kate Hoey, MP for Vauxhall said:

"I am really delighted that we have such a strong team of Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop working in Vassall and providing a strong voice for residents.

"Paul will make an excellent, vocal councillor for local people and I will be working hard for his election on Thursday, 28 November."

If you are interested in helping out with the campaign, please do send us an email at vassalllabour@gmail.com

 Photo of Vassall candidates on vassallview.com 

Paul Gadsby, second from left, with local MP Kate Hoey, Labour council candidates Annie Gallop and Jacqui Dyer, and Lambeth council  
leader Lib Peck at the recent Myatt's Field South coffee morning in October                   

Vassall Labour candidates Paul Gadsby with Imogen Walker and Annie Gallop on vassallview.com

Paul with Annie Gallop and Lambeth cabinet member Cllr Imogen Walker at the Cowley estate food farm