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Windrush 70th anniversary

This weekend marks 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush. On 22 June 1948, 492 passengers mainly from Jamaica arrived at Tilbury Docks. The majority of the first passengers made their home in Lambeth and the streets around Coldharbour Lane in Brixton quickly became the nucleus of the Jamaican community in London.

Pathe news shown at Tea party in Lambeth Town Hall

Lambeth Town Hall hosted much of a new musical heritage and was the location of the famous No Colour Bar dance in 1955.

Lambeth council is spearheading the Windrush 70 campaign and commissioned the official anniversary design from young local Lambeth designers.

Sadly, this year’s celebrations have been accompanied by the Conservative government’s “hostile environment” policy which has made many of the Windrush generation feel unwelcome in their home.

This weekend is not only about recognising the contributions of the Windrush generation, against the backdrop of a hostile government, but we will also celebrate the importance of immigration and embrace our tolerance, openness and diversity.

See Cllr Winifred’s blog about the importance of celebrating Windrush:http://www.lambeth-labour.org.uk/windrush_weekend

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Labour’s record 4th term

Labour councillors outside Lambeth Town Hall

Lambeth’s Labour party candidates won an unprecedented 4th term of office following their record breaking victory in 2014 . Labour won  57 of the 63 seats in the council elections on the 3rd May 2018.

For details see:

https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/mgElectionResults.aspx?ID=35&RPID=33201035

To find your councillors see:

https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?FN=WARD&VW=LIST&PIC=0

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Council elections 3rd May

Check out the Labour Party’s manifesto for Lambeth council elections on Thursday 3rd May at https://lambeth-labour-manifesto.org/

This manifesto has been drawn up with hundreds of local people to create a positive and ambitious vision for a better, fairer Lambeth that aims to improve the lives of all Lambeth residents.

It builds on Labour’s strong record over the last four years – including building the first new council homes in a generation, protecting our 23 fantastic children’s centres and paying every Lambeth employee at least the London Living Wage.

Labour promises are:

  1. Tackling Lambeth’s housing crisis – by completing our ambitious programme of 1,000 council homes and introducing a new private renters charter
  2. A cleaner and greener Lambeth – by keeping a full weekly bin collection, boosting recycling and improving air quality
  3. Delivering value for money – by keeping council tax one of the lowest in London
  4. A safer Lambeth – by tackling youth violence and fighting Tory police cuts
  5. A more equal Lambeth – by creating 1,500 apprenticeships and encouraging every Lambeth business to pay the London Living Wage
  6. Fighting against a Tory Hard Brexit – by campaigning to defend the rights of our EU friends and neighbours

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Improve our West Norwood streets

The council has proposed ideas to improve our streets in all 3 West Norwood wards ( Gipsy Hill , Knights Hill & Thurlow Park) . To comment go on line to: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/housing-and-regeneration/regeneration/our-streets-the-neighbourhood-enhancement-programme

Or come along to the Salvation Army Hall at 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW on Saturday 24th March between 12noon and 3pm , or to Kingswood Primary School, 188 Gipsy Road SE27 9RD  between 1pm and 4pm.

The ideas include: controlling traffic in Glennie & Broxholm Roads, traffic calming on Auckland Hill, road humps on Robson Road. Please suggest other projects too!

Deadline for comments is Friday 6th April.

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Plans for new flats in our town centre

Site today at Waylett Place

Developers have submitted a formal planning application for 51 new homes and a new office block off Lansdowne Hill to replace the derelict ex-laundry building. The plans show the housing block as 6-7 storeys high and the office block as 4 storeys. There are 5 parking spaces. And two new stepped footpaths into York Hill estate. The new scheme includes 20% affordable housing: five 3-bedroom homes at social rent and four 1or2-bedroom homes at intermediate rent.

New flats seen from York Hill Estate

To comment on these plans use ref 18/00580 at  Lambeth Planning portal.

See our earlier post 26/10/17.

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Dog free park?

Our park covered in snow

The council is proposing some changes to the park  beside the leisure centre: fencing off the children’s play area to keep out dogs, bringing back meadow flower beds and a new shrub flower bed.

Drop in on Thursday 22nd March between 3pm and 6pm to the community room at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre  SE27 0DF to have your say or before the deadline of Friday 6th April  go online  at:
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-on-proposed-changes-t
o-the-area-around-west-norwood-health-and-leisure
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Developers plans

Saturday 3rd March is a chance to see private developer’s plans for blocks of 100’s of flats at Knollys Goods Yard.  An earlier exhibition took place in December and local councillors have asked the developers to provide a model of their plans at Saturday’s event.  It is at The Railway pub SE27 9BW between  11am and  3pm . Free refreshments will be available.
The council published plans to maintain the current usage of Knollys GoodsYard  in October 2017

Cllr Jackie Meldrum at December exhibition

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/KIBA%20Review%202017.pdf
See our earlier posts  14/11/16, 27/11/17 , 11/2/18

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