Cllr Jane Pickard with summer booklets
School holidays start this week for the summer. Young Lambeth Co- op has produced a booklet with a wide range of fun & educational activities for children and young people in Lambeth.
Pick up a copy in libraries or go on line: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/summer-activities-2018
Young Lambeth Co op is a membership organisation involving young people to decide on services for young people in Lambeth. To find out more see: http://www.younglambethcoop.co.uk/about-us/what-is-the-ylc
Cllr Jane Pickard is deputy cabinet member for young people. She says “ Despite losing more than half of the money we receive from the Government for day-to-day services, Lambeth has managed to keep open the vast majority of its youth clubs and adventure playgrounds.”
Queuing to see the vegetable sculptures
Now is the time to start thinking about your day out to this year’s Country Show 12noon to 8pm over the weekend 21st & 22nd July at Brockwell Park SE24 . Bring friends & family too.
The Main stage & Village Green host a wide range of musicians– something for everyone. And there are numerous other activities , entertainments, animals, food & drink and of course show piece entertainments at the Arena.
Why not enter some of the free competitions? Can you carve vegetables? Bake a cake? Grow flowers? Knit? The traditional & highly popular flower show has 83 competition classes! The Scarecrow competition is free to enter with a chance to win £100 first prize…
Last Years’s winning veg sculpture
Apply online by 14th July: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/getinvolved/
The Country Show changes a bit ever year. This year safety measures include searches at the 2 entry points (Herne Hill & Lido) so the show area has to be fenced within the park. Come early to avoid queues. Last entry 6.30pm. Entry remains free and unticketed.
To get to the Country Show please walk, cycle or travel by public transport ( 68 or 196 bus from West Norwood) . The only parking is for Blue Badge holders who apply in advance.
A new holiday camp is opening this summer at St Mary’s Lodge (formerly Virgos Fidelis Preparatory School) Central Hill SE19 3FA . Camp Allstars is designed entirely by parents to meet the needs of children at a reasonable price ( £20 per day). Serving kids ages 5 -11, this new camp boasts fantastic facilities, a host of engaging activities and a talented staff.
The camp will open it’s door for the first session on 30/7/2018.
For details see: https://www.campallstars.co.uk/
West Norwood Feast last April
The first Feast Day in 2018 is 1st April – Easter Sunday. From April to December the first Sunday of every month is a West Norwood Feast markets day- run by volunteers.
Markets & activities are at Artisans’ Market (Chatsworth Way SE24 9HR), Food Fair (in the garden of St Luke’s church SE27 0DT), Retro Village (Rosebery’s 74-76 Knight’s Hill SE27 0JD), Family Hub (outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF) and Fresh & Green (along Norwood Road from the corner of York Hill SE27 9AF). And lots of free musical entertainments too!!
For details see: http://westnorwoodfeast.com/blog/
And if you haven’t taken a cemetery guided tour yet – its 2.30pm on 1st April – meet at the main gate. [ https://www.fownc.org/events/ ]
Lambeth is competing for £1m to become The Mayor of London’s borough of culture in 2019 or 2020. The #OurLambeth bid will look to the future, using culture to inspire and tackle the major social challenges faced by Lambeth and London today.
To sign up to support and follow the progress of Lambeth’s bid to become the London Borough of Culture go to https://ourlambeth.london/#pledge-support
And please submit any suggestions for cultural projects at: https://ourlambeth.london/your-ideas
London Borough of Culture is a new initiative launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture awards, the London Borough of Culture aims to capture the energy and imagination of an entire city.
All 32 London Boroughs have the opportunity to compete for the title. The winning borough will be awarded £1 million by the Greater London Authority, with additional funding from programme partners including Heritage Lottery Fund and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. For details see: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/current-culture-projects/apply-become-london-borough-culture
This weekend ( 15th & 16th July) is Lambeth Country Show weekend in Brockwell Park SE24 Free entry 12noon to 8pm.
Fantastic range of activities – something for everyone!
And of course the vegetable character competition – late entries accepted on Saturday morning [see pic below] .
For full details see: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/
There is no public car parking, except for blue badge holders, and most visitors walk or travel by bus to get there.
Could you help struggling parents in Lambeth build better lives for their children ? At Home –Start volunteers befriend and visit local families for a few hours a week. The families need help for a variety of reasons eg a disabled child or postnatal depression.
Home-Start runs free comprehensive training schemes for potential volunteers. The aim is to support parents to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationship with their children and widen their links to the local community
Bolu Heather is the Volunteer Coordinator at the charity and says volunteers gain a huge amount from their working with Home –Start. For some volunteers the experience at Home-Start leads to new paid job opportunities.
To find out more about becoming a volunteer see: http://www.homestartlambeth.co.uk/being-a-volunteer