Sports & Physical Activity-Capacity Building Programme

October 25, 2016


The Lambeth Community Sports Team in partnership with London Sport, ( and Sport England’s (Club Matters) programme, Have devised a workforce/capacity building programme for sports clubs, physical activity providers and community organisations, who use physical activity services to engage with their residents.

We have scheduled a number of workshops, which are FREE, covering the following operational standards:

  • Understanding Basic Club Finances
  • Effective Club Structures
  • Marketing & Publicity
  • Business Planning
  • Tax Requirements for your club

These workshops will be held locally. Therefore, If you’re working with an organisation, club or group, who you think could benefit from attending these workshops, please contact the Lambeth Community Sports – on email: or telephone: 0207 926 0396

Quietway 5 Waterloo to Norbury

October 13, 2016

Lambeth Council is working with its partners Transport for London (TfL), on this local engagement. We would like to know your views on the proposed changes to provide the new cycle route through the Vauxhall – Landsdowne Garden area which forms a section of Q5 Waterloo to Norbury.

The Lambeth section of Quietway 5 route starts at Baylis Road through to Tooting Bec Common and extends to the border of London Borough of Croydon. The London Borough of Wandsworth, London Borough of Croydon, and Transport for London are either consulting at the same time as us, or have concluded their consultations for their sections of the cycle route.


What are Quietways?

Quietways will be a network of high quality, well signed cycle routes throughout London, mostly using backstreets. The routes will link key destinations and are designed to appeal to new and existing people that cycle who want to use quieter, low-traffic routes. Quietways will complement other cycling initiatives in London, such as the Cycle Superhighways.


How does this affect me?

Lambeth is proposing changes to two locations along the route, please see the proposed changes and designs at the links below.

Claylands Road

  • Introduce cycle friendly speeds hump along within close proximity to the junction with Meadow Road

Thorne Road

  • Replace existing speed cushions with cycle friendly speed humps between Landsdowne Gardens and South Lambeth Road

Transport for London is proposing changes at one location along the route, please see the proposed changes and designs at the links below

Aldebert Terrace/Thorne Road

  • The loading bay on Aldebert Terrace is to be moved four metres east of the junction and extended by five metres.
  • The existing Advanced Stop Line (ASL) on Aldebert Terrace is to be reconfigured to increase space for cyclists.
  • The new kerb build out is to accommodate the ASL, and the existing cycle lanes on Aldebert Terrace and Thorne Lane are to be removed, to improve the alignment for cyclists approaching the junction.

Designs showing the proposed changes are available at this link and here

A map showing the Quietway 5 cycle route from Waterloo to Norbury is at this link


How to contact us

If you have any specific concerns or suggestions, please let us know by 6 November. You can contact us via the following means:

Email – – please use ‘Q5 – Aldebert/Thorne’ as the subject.


When is the work likely to start?

We hope to start work on these changes in Spring 2017. We will contact people affected closer to the time to let them know exact dates when the works will be carried out.

Lambeth Register Service

June 21, 2016

Redfearn-Centre2Redfearn Centre, Vauxhall

People’s lives are always changing in Lambeth. And when these events occur, they often pass through the Lambeth Register service as part of their journey. The service provides numerous facilities, including but not limited to: marriages, civil partnerships, citizenship ceremonies and birth registrations. The likelihood is that if you live in Lambeth, you have used the service!

All of the above happen every week of the year for the team at the Redfern Centre, and recent changes are making it even easier for all Lambeth Residents to enjoy celebrating their special occasion with us. Updates to the website and the booking system are just a couple of ways we are smoothing the process to enable residents to focus on the happy event in their life rather than worrying about the necessary paperwork that accompanies.

Did you know year Lambeth Register Service deals with:

  • 13,000 births
  • 1,200 new citizens
  • 100+ Marriages

In addition to the above, our registrars also go to other venues in Lambeth, such as the London Eye and Oval Cricket Ground to complete ceremonies. We are always looking for new venues to offer to Lambeth residents so if you think your business location would be suitable to host someone’s special day, then let us know! Please feel free to comment on this blog page.


Find your Dr. Bike event!

April 13, 2016

dr bike cot

Bring your bike to our team of professional mechanics who will look it over for free and check tyres, brakes, gears and its general roadworthiness. If your bike has an issue that cannot be rectified in 15 minutes they will advise you on what is wrong so you can take it to a bike shop well-informed.

The police will be at the events marking bikes and adding details to This service will deter theft and in the event your bike is stolen, will ensure that your details are on a nationwide database so it is much more likely to be returned to you if recovered.

We will also have our fabulous HGV awareness element at all events except Stockwell. Our friendly drivers and professional cycle instructors will show you how to effectively road share with big vehicles. You will have the opportunity to come and sit in the cab of an HGV and see blind spots and the view the drivers have for yourself. A member of the Lambeth Sustainable Travel Team will be at each event so come and say hi and find out what other great things we are doing for cyclists and potential cyclists this year.

The events take place every Wednesday from 5.30-7.30pm (weather permitting). A full list of dates and locations can be found

Watch our video about Dr Bikes here.

Upgrade of Archbishops Park

April 7, 2016

Archbishops Park Sports Facility Upgrade:



Blakedown Sport and Play have been appointed as the main contractor’s to carry out the upgrade of the sports facilities and changing rooms in Archbishops Park. Works are due to commence on 17th October 2016. The works programme is for approximatley 18 weeks, with an additional 2 weeks allowing for the christmas break.

The full design details can be seen on the attached link.Design and Layouts






The Archbishops park sports upgrade will also feature a sculpture from Jessica Wetherly, who studied at Central Saint Martins and developed her creative practice at The Art Academy in London Bridge. Jessica was selected from a group of artists, by a panel of judges in collaboration with The Art Academy, a local Art School.

Her design proposal was chosen from 5 shortlisted artists. The sculpture will stand on the former site of the tuck shop used by children attending Archbishop Temple School which closed in 1974.  It was run by Women who were said to give children a sixpence on their birthdays. It was commissioned by the Friends of Archbishop’s Park and the London Borough of Lambeth and symbolises human kindness.

Jessica loved this tale of an ordinary women in the community and based her design around commemorating the female figure in society. The sculpture will be a simplified female form with a sixpence relief on her belly. The idea being that you can rub the sixpence for good luck! The sculpture will be a permanent bronze and over time the sculpture will ware and the stomach will become polished where it has been rubbed by visitors. The old foundations are being transformed with a polished surface maze which symbolises the idea of a city as well as an interactive play piece.



Quietways Drop-in Session

February 22, 2016

This consultation is now closed. Please refer to the Lambeth consultation website for the latest update.


The Lambeth section of Quietway 7 see map starts on Turney Road through to Crystal Palace Parade via Gipsy Hill.

Lambeth Council is working with its partners Transport for London (TfL), on this consultation. We would like to know your views on the proposed changes to provide the new cycle route through the West Dulwich and Gipsy Hill areas that form a section of Q7 Elephant & Castle to Crystal Palace

If you would like to discuss the Quietway proposals in more detail, feel free to attend a public drop-in session being held jointly with Southwark on Saturday 5th March between 9am and 12pm at the following location:

Nelly’s Nursery

Southwark Community Sports Trust

Turney Road, Dulwich

London SE21 7JA

Golden Ticket funding for estates and community groups

February 5, 2016

The Golden Ticket Prize Draw is not just for individuals, community groups and estates can benefit too.

If you like to improve recycling or reduce waste in your community you can apply for a share of a £2,500 Community Fund  and make a difference. All community groups and estate groups, private or council, can apply for funding.

So, if you have a great idea for improving recycling or reducing waste, we’d love to hear it. Perhaps you would like to organise regular children’s clothes swaps, or set up a series of workshops to teach people how to mend clothes, electrical items or how to cook with leftovers? Whatever your idea, we’re waiting to hear from you.

Applying is easy, simply download and complete an application form. For more information, visit