31 January 2014

Holland Town AGM set for Tuesday 25 February 2014

Residents on the Holland Town estate have organised an AGM for Tuesday, 25 February from 7pm at the Brixton Road Youth Centre to help launch their hopefully newly reformed tenant resident association (TRA). Besides discussing a new constitution for the TRA, there will also be a discussion about parking on the estate and a welcome from Vauxhall MP Kate Hoey.
If you live in the area please contact interim sectary Adebimipe Ajiroba for more details on contact.htra@gmail.com

29 January 2014

Community freshview event this weekend on Halsmere Road

This Sunday Halsmere Road residents in Vassall have organised a special community event through the local freshview team aimed at improving the green space in their area. 
It will include community gardening that all residents can join in, no matter what their previous experience or skills! Tools and guidance will be provided on the day and the gardening will run from 10am onwards (Halsmere Road sits between Calias Street and Flodden Road). 
For more information, contact local resident Eleanor Bailey on baileyeleanor@rocketmail.com- and do bring any potted plants you might have to spare so these can be used for planting in the garden!
You can learn more about the freshview programme here

16 January 2014

Vassall Safer Neighbourhoods Team meeting tonight Church Manor Estate

This evening, Thursday 15 January 2014, there is a meeting of Lambeth Police's Vassall Ward Safer Neighbourhoods Team - the local Police team that deal with our area.

Come along to the meeting and find out about the Police priorities for the local area and raise any concerns you have.

The meeting will be held at the Church Manor Estate office, Vassall Road, SW9 - the meeting will take place between 6;30 and 8:30pm.

Later this month on Friday 31 January 2014 the SNT will be holding a drop-in surgery for local people to raise concerns. This will take place between 4 and 5pm at Dolcezza Cafe, 139 Clapham Road, SW9.

More information on the SNT on the Met Police website

05 January 2014

Christmas tree collection in Vassall Ward January 2014

From 6- 31 January 2014 Lambeth will be collecting real Christmas trees at the same time as your normal recycling collection.

If you have the food waste collection service put your tree out with your food box and recycling on your usual collection day between 6 and 31 January 2014.

Alternatively take your Christmas tree to one of the sites below for recycling through January:
  • Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, SW4
  • Streatham Common, rear of Upper Common car park, SW16
  • Archbishops Park, Carlisle Lane, SE1
  • Lambeth Reuse and Recycling Centre, Vale Street, SE27 9PA 
Further information on the Lambeth website

03 January 2014

Lambeth publish Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme measures to make Vassall roads safer

Lambeth have released the formal proposals for improvements to Vassall Ward under the terms of the Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme.

Following on from the meetings held in July 2013 and a consultation in September and October 2013 formal proposals have been produced by the Council and now go out for consultation.

The NEP measures for Vassall Ward aim to make the area more pleasant by slowing down speeding traffic on residential roads by introducing speed humps and speed cushions.

Under the proposals speed humps will be installed on Calais Street, Cormont Road, Cramner Road, Mostyn Road, Knatchbull Road, Paulet Road. Speed cushions will be installed on Vassall Road. Waiting restrictions and no parking areas will be introduced on various roads. For full details see the traffic order linked to below.

The speed humps proposed are of the 'sinusoidal' type which offer a shallow  rise  and fall rather than a sharp bump - these should ensure that cars and other motor traffic maintains a low speed rather than speeding from hump to hump, these are also more cycle friendly than conventional speed humps. Speed cushions are proposed also to slow down traffic by forcing drivers to align their vehicle to pass smoothly over the cushion, these have the advantage of not disrupting emergency vehicles. Other NEP restrictions imposed will restrict waiting around junctions to aid pedestrian visibility.

The full traffic order is available on the Lambeth website

The measures will be introduced by the end of March 2014.

02 January 2014

Vassall Councillors' surgeries January 2014

Vassall Ward Labour Councillors Paul Gadsby and Adrian Garden will be holding surgeries in Vassall Ward in January 2014 on the following dates

Tuesday 7 January 2014 - 6:30-7:30pm The Holland Room, Christ Church, Brixton Road, SW9 6BE
Thursday 16 January 2014 - 6:30-7:30pm, The Annex, Cowley Estate, Brixton Road, SW9 6LZ
Saturday 25 January 2014 - 10:00-11:00am 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:
Paul Gadsby - email pgadsby@lambeth.gov.uk tel 07814 567 690
Adrian Garden - email agarden@lambeth.gov.uk tel 07814 568 024