28 February 2014

Clapham Road flood - update from the local Labour team

As many residents will know, Clapham Road and parts of the surrounding area suffered from flooding on Thursday night (27 February 2014) after a water pipe burst near Oval tube station. 

The emergency services responded quickly and the water flow was brought under control within a few hours. According to Thames Water, the pipe was not carrying sewage as reported elsewhere, especially on Twitter ...

In the aftermath of this accident,  a number of roads remain fully or partially closed 24 hours later, resulting in some traffic problems, including heavier congestion than usual on Brixton Road and Camberwell New Road. There are currently no reports of an impact on local water supplies.

The local Labour team - Jacqui Dyer, Cllr Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop - are keen to support any residents who might have been affected by this incident and need additional help. You can contact them via Twitter or Cllr Gadsby directly at pgadsby@lambeth.gov.uk


If you experience specific problems, the below contact details could also be useful:

  • Thames Water on 0845 9200 800 if you have any concerns about water supply or water pressure in your home. 
  • Transport for London on 0343 222 1234 or http://www.tfl.gov.uk if you have any queries about road works or travel issues in the area.  
  • Lambeth Streetcare at http://bit.ly/1bRXepG or 020 7926 9000 if there are any issues with the cleanliness of local streets following the accident - although please do allow some time for the clean up operation to be completed fully!

07 February 2014

Crafts and bookmark making at the Minet Library this Saturday

This Saturday, 8 February 2014, celebrate National Libraries Day at the Minet Library in Lambeth's Vassall Ward. Local young people are welcome to come to the afternoon crafts session 2:30pm onwards for lots of craft activities including making bookmarks. This is a free event - just turn up! See the flyer below for further information.


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