Rosendale Road Quietways-Update

October 23, 2015

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

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Dear resident or business,

You may well be aware by now of the community engagement and design workshops that are already underway with the purpose of involving people in designing improvements to Rosendale Road as part of the proposed cycle Quietway.

We feel that at this stage it is important for us to make clear that Lambeth is no longer proposing any road closures as part of the project.
Your input is valuable and we want as my people as possible to be involved in helping to design alternative improvements.

We hope to see you at the next co-design workshop to be held this  Saturday 24th October 10:30 to 14:30pm.

Both events will be held at All Saints Church, Lovelace Road, SE21 8JY.

Dr. Peter Loveday
Transport Manager
Communities, Housing and Environment
London Borough of Lambeth

NOTE: As requested by our residents  please see link for the overall route map   Elephant & Castle – Crystal Palace Q7 route

Nominate your local champion in the Lambeth Community Awards

July 31, 2015

Lambeth-community-awards-2015-1Do you know someone who has made a real difference to the local environment? It could be someone who freely gives their time, working individually or with others in Lambeth who deserves recognition.

Why not nominate them for a Lambeth community award so we can thank them and recognise their contribution to the borough.

The Cleaner and Greener award recognises those who make a difference to their local environment, whether that be by encouraging their friends and neighbours to recycle, turning an unused area into a garden or food growing space or working with us to find solutions to issues such as fly-tipping.

Last year’s Cleaner and Greener Award winner, Mavis Horscroft, was recognised for her work on Edmunsbury Estate which included advocating for major improvements such as new roofs, windows, security doors and new play facilities for children. Also, her love of gardening and flowers not only improved the appearance of the estate, but  reached out to the community and brought the younger and older generations together.

Do you know someone like Mavis who deserves to be recognised for the work they do? You can nominate them at

We’ll be at the Lambeth Country Show this weekend!

July 17, 2015

We’re looking forward to this weekend’s Country Show! We’ll be there all weekend and you’ll be able to find us in the Get Involved tent in the Charities East section of the park on pitch ZE20.

Come and visit us to find out about your waste and recycling services, volunteering as a Green Community Champion, composting, reducing flood risk, supporting Lambeth’s pollinators and much more.

We’ll be giving away packets  of wildflower seeds and there’ll also be an opportunity to win a rain water harvester! Did you know that on average, a rain water harvester collects 1,380 litres of rain a year? Perfect for keeping your garden watered!

This 100 litre rain water harvester could be yours!

This 100 litre rain water harvester could be yours!

It couldn’t be easier to cycle to the show this year, there’ll be two secure cycle parks and The Metropolitan Police will also be available to security mark and register your bike free of charge.

It promises to be another great weekend and we really look forward to meeting many of you there!

Have you visited Lambeth Reuse and Recycling Centre recently?

April 17, 2015

Lambeth Reuse and Recycling Centre, in West Norwood accepts a wide range of material for recycling and reuse. From garden waste, fridges and televisions to bicycles and carpet, you can dispose of your unwanted items free of charge at the centre knowing that anything suitable will be reused and what can’t be reused will be recycled.

What can I take to Lambeth Reuse and Recycling Centre?

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The site is open on weekends and Bank Holidays (excluding Christmas) and there are staff on site at all times.

Lambeth Reuse and Recycling Centre

Lambeth Reuse and Recycling Centre

As well as improving the range of materials we accept, we have also made a number of changes to site to make it easier, more pleasant and safer to use. Signage has been updated, road markings have been improved and all large containers and staircases have been replaced.

Two green roofs have been installed on our reused shipping container and welfare unit and a area has been set aside as a small wildlife garden.

Bug habitats in the wildlife garden

Bug habitats in the wildlife garden

Green roof on our shipping container

Green roof on our shipping container

You can find full details of the site on our main website.

Garden waste in Lambeth

March 13, 2015

It feels like Spring has arrived this last week and the milder weather has meant that we’re starting to venture back out into our gardens. If you are looking for a solution for your garden waste, we have options for every size of garden.

Registration is now open for our garden waste collection service 

If you would like to have your garden waste collected weekly from home, you can subscribe to our collection service. We’ll provide you with a resuable garden waste sack which you can present for collection on the same day as your waste and recycling.

You can now register for or renew your subscription using a MyLambeth account. An iPad mini will be given to 20,000th MyLambeth account holder!

Home composting 

Composting is an easy way to deal with your garden waste at home. All Lambeth residents are entitled to reduced price compost bins from, with prices starting at £14.98.  If you’d like more information on composting, have a
look at our ‘getting started‘ and ‘getting results‘ posts.

Community composting

If you would like to start composting within your local community or on your estate, our Compost Doctor might be able to help you. Email for more information.

Lambeth’s Green Community Champions

January 9, 2015

GreenField_jpgLambeth is lucky to have an active network of Green Community Champions; people from right across the borough who have an interest in all things green.

All champions receive our weekly e-newsletter with the latest news on local environmental courses, events, volunteering opportunities and meetings. We also regularly feature news on projects that champions are involved in from food growing to introducing palm trees on a South London housing estate!

This year we’ve a number of  projects that we’d really like our champions to be involved in, from Fairtrade Fortnight next month, to helping bees and improving our air quality, we know we’ll be able to achieve more with the support of the champions network.

If you would like to sign up to receive our newsletter please email How involved you become is entirely up to you; whether you just want to keep yourself informed or you’re really looking to get stuck in, we’d be very happy to have you on board!

Restoring the pond at Effra Nature Garden

December 10, 2014

The Conservation Volunteers (TVC) help hundreds of thousands of people each year to reclaim local green places right across the country. The Lambeth Biodiversity Action Team (BAT) operate from their offices on Vassall Road and run their own activities as well as providing support to local community projects.

One such project is the restoration of the pond at the Effra Nature Garden. The pond had almost completely silted up, so volunteers worked to remove all of the vegetation and drained the pond.

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Vegetation was left for a few days to allow any frogs and insects to get away. It was then sorted and seperated for composting and silt was spread back around the pond.

The project will be running until Christmas and the next step is to fit a couple of extra liners on top of the existing one. Once this is complete, the slabs will be re-fixed around the edge and hidden with sand and soil.

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The pond will then be ready to refill creating a really valuable habitat for wildlife, not to mention a peaceful and enjoyable place for local residents.

Volunteers are still needed to help complete the work on the pond. If you would like to find out more about this and other local opportunities, please visit their website or email