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 www.lambeth.gov.uk/goldenticket

Co-design Lambeth Air Quality Action Plan 2017-2022!

January 25, 2016


How to improve air quality in Lambeth over the next 5 years?

Lambeth Air Quality Action Plan is up for renewal next year. We are now working on the first draft of the plan and we would like to hear your ideas! A formal consultation on the draft plan will take place later this year.

Please come along to our workshop on Wednesday 3rd February, 6.30-8pm in central Brixton. With the Town Hall now closed, the workshop will be held in Blue Star House,Brixton. Please report to reception upon arrival.

Booking is essential, so that we have an idea of many people will be coming.

Please confirm your attendance on our Eventbrite page.

 We look forward to seeing you on 3rd February in Brixton!

Estreham Road-Have your say

January 5, 2016

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

light seg .jpgThank you to those who responded and gave feedback on the initial proposal via the surveys sent out on the 15th of October 2015 and to those who attended our events. We had over 400 individual responses. Due to the quality of constructive feedback we have received and the suggestions made by local people, two additional designs have been produced.  We would like residents to comment on each design, so a preferred option can be taken forward as a trial in the New Year. Please see all the design options below.

If you missed the first round of communication it is not too late to get involved. Please read through the following information to get a full understanding of the background to this scheme and why Sustrans, Transport for London and Lambeth Council need to address traffic volume and conditions for pedestrians and cyclists along Estreham Road.

How to have your say

1) Online

Please Click here to view the designs in a survey format; you will be invited to comment along the way. Deadline is the 11th of January.

2) In person

Come and talk to us and fill out a paper survey at the following drop in sessions:

Address: Streatham Scouts, 39 Estreham Road SW16 5PQ

Thursday 7th January        5.00pm – 6.30pm

Sunday 10th January         1.00pm – 3.00pm

Frequently asked Questions-Estreham Road

Background and Engagement to date

Design Options for Estreham Road

Option 1 

 Option 2

 Option 3



Waste not this Christmas 

December 20, 2015


Food waste is a major issue. We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, the majority of which could have been eaten. It’s costing us £12.5bn a year and is bad for the environment too.

How can you make a difference?

We spend a fortune on our big Christmas shop but many of us are struggling with finding the money to pay for it this year.

Great money saving ideas, and most of them save you time too!
What to cook in advance? Last minute guests, how to make your meals last?
Please visit the Love Food Hate Waste advent calendar page  24 top tips for a waste free Christmas.

Buy products with a Fairtrade mark this Christmas and beyond

December 19, 2015


Please support a fairer deal for third world farmers by buying products with a Fairtrade mark. Fairtrade mark on a products means that its producers, usually smallhold farmers who formed  cooperatives or small producer organisations, get a guaranteed minimum price for their products, providing more stability and allowing them to plan for their future, and the future of their children. They also get a premium, which is a fund used by the whole community to spend on community projects, such as building a village school or a health clinic, or even buying a motorbike shared by the whole village to get to the nearest town or hospital!

Lambeth is a Fairtrade Borough and we support fairer trade for all.
Examples of Fairtrade products: bananas, coffee, tea, sugar, chocolate, flowers and cotton.

You can also buy a whole range of products made by various small communities around the world fighting poverty through trade from TraidCraft