28 December 2014

Vassall councillor surgeries in January

Vassall Ward Councillors Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop will be holding their regular surgeries in Vassall in January​. They will be held on:

Tuesday, ​6 January ​2015
Myatts Field Park Depot
Cormont Road
SE5 9RA
1pm - 2pm

Thursday, 29 January 2015
Cowley Estate Community Centre
off Vassall Road
SW9 6LZ
6.15pm-7.15pm

Saturday, 31 January 2015
Myatts Field South Community Hall
Burton Lane
SW9 6QG
10am-11am

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:

Councillor Jacqui Dyer - 07920 548463 -jdyer3@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillor Paul Gadsby - 07814 567 690 - pgadsby@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillor Annie Gallop - 07920 560175 - agallop@lambeth.gov.uk

23 December 2014

Changes to Lambeth waste collections and recycling over the Christmas and New Year period

Over the Christmas and New Year period there will be changes to waste and recycling collection days in Lambeth.

Photo of bins left out for rubbish collection

In the weeks beginning 22 December 2014 and 29 December 2014:
If your rubbish and recycling is normally collected on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday there will be no change as these are normal working days.

If your rubbish and recycling is normally collected on Thursday over the holiday period it will be collected on Friday

If your rubbish and recycling is normally collected on Friday it will be collected on Saturday,

Everything returns to normal for the week beginning 5 January 2015.

Lambeth Living opening times over Christmas and New Year 2014

Over Christmas and New Year Lambeth Living will be closed on the bank holidays: Christmas Day (25 Dec), Boxing Day (26 Dec) and New Year's Day (1 Jan) otherwise it will be open as usual. In an emergency out of hours contact 020 7926 6666.

Further information on the Lambeth Living website

22 December 2014

Christmas tree recycling in Lambeth

Once the festive period is over, Lambeth is happy to collect real Christmas trees on the week commencing 5 January 2015 as part of resident's normal collections: just put them safely in the usual area where your waste is collected. Alternatively, Christmas trees can be dropped off at the following sites:

Also remember that during the festive period there is no limit to the amount of recycling and food waste that Lambeth residents can put out for collection: all waste left out will be collected for recycling. The council is also looking to maintain its normal collection days as much as possible over the Christmas and New Year period: details of collections can be found here.

20 December 2014

New parking stress consultation announced for Lambeth

Lambeth council has announced that it will launch a new 12 month parking stress consultation beginning in April 2015, which will include an examination of the area around Myatts Fields Park and surrounding streets which is currently not covered by a controlled parking zone (CPZ).

The scheme, which has been authorised by the cabinet member responsible for parking issues, Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite, will involve:


  • An examination of the key parking stress issues and overall driver behaviour in the borough
  • Gathering evidence for assessing future CPZs and how we tackle the core parking problems in Lambeth.
  • Look at how existing CPZs operate

The new consultation has been welcomed by Vassall's three Labour councillors - Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop - who said in a joint statement:

"Parking stress in parts of Vassall - especially around Myatts Fields Park, Loughborough Road and the streets surrounding both areas - has been of significant concern to many residents not least because it is one of the few neighbourhoods in our part of South London without a CPZ. The result is that residents often find it difficult to find parking spaces for their vehicles as they are taken up by commuters and this in turn leads to traffic congestion and a crowded environment for cyclists.

"We have been lobbying for these traffic problems to be looked at following our election in May, including meeting Cllr Brathwaite, Lambeth officials, residents and handing in a petition to November's council meeting from a well organised group of residents around Myatts Fields Park. It is positive news that this feedback has been taken on board and that local people will get a chance to have their say on the parking issues in their area.

"It has to be residents for to decide whether a CPZ is the right answer to the problems in the area. We will be making sure that all those living in the area have an opportunity to put across their views on this topic."

Resident's who are interested in staying in touch with the issue are being encouraged to sign up to updates via the link here.




10 December 2014

Carol singing in Myatt's Fields Park this Sunday

This Sunday, 14 December 2014, you are invited to Myatt's Fields Park in Camberwell to celebrate Christmas with carol singing and a Christmas market. The events will take place around the bandstand in the park from 3pm onwards with the main carol singing starting at around 5pm.

 Myatts Fields Park carol singing 14 Dec 2014 flyer

Myatt's Fields Park is located near Knatchbull Road, Calais Street and Cormont Road in Vassall Ward, Camberwell, Lambeth SE5

08 December 2014

Local councillors start campaign to return Mostyn Road to two-way traffic

Following feedback from residents throughout Vassall, the local Labour team are launching a new petition aimed at ensuring that the developers involved in the Myatt's Field North regeneration return Mostyn Road to two way traffic.

Currently, the road is operating as a one way system while the redevelopment in the area is completed, with cars not able to access Brixton Road. This was intended to be a short term measure, but local councillors are concerned it may remain in its current state. Besides making access to Myatt's Field South estate more difficult, the current flow of traffic is forcing more cars down Loughborough Road, adding to traffic jams in the area.

The petition is outlined below - anybody interested in signing the petition should email vassalllabour@gmail.com with their name and address so that they can be registered. 

A full copy of the petition is below:

Petition calling for Mostyn Road to be reverted back to a two way traffic road

The current one way nature of Mostyn Road was always supposed to be a temporary measure during the regeneration and we are disappointed to learn that the developers now appear to want it to remain in this state permanently. The one way nature of the road is causing a number of problems including:

1. It is difficult for residents of Myatt’s Field South estate to access the estate properly, including carers looking after vulnerable residents on the estate and those with mobility issues.

2.Traffic attempting to access Brixton Road is being forced down the next available road, Loughborough Road, causing traffic congestion and making the road more dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians, with bikes and vehicles forced onto the pavement where the road is too narrow for two way traffic.

This petition supports the local Labour councillors – Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop – in calling for the road to be reverted back to two way as soon as possible.

04 December 2014

Vassall councillor surgeries in December


Vassall Councillors Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop will be holding their regular surgeries in Vassall in  December​. They will be held on the following dates, with the Cowley estate surgery at a slightly different time of the month to take into account the Christmas break:

Tuesday, 22 December
Cowley Estate Community Centre
off Vassall Road
SW9 6LZ
6.15pm-7.15pm

Saturday, 27 December
Myatts Field South Community Hall
Burton Lane
SW9 6QG
10am-11am

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:

Councillor Jacqui Dyer - 07920 548463 -jdyer3@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillor Paul Gadsby - 07814 567 690 - pgadsby@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillor Annie Gallop - 07920 560175 - agallop@lambeth.gov.uk