Lambeth council has made over £200m worth of savings since 2010 due to austerity measures imposed by central government. Staff numbers have already been dramatically reduced , 14 council office buildings have been cut down to just two, and many service have gone digital . But the budget cuts from central government keep coming… The council has to make another £43m of savings over the next 4 years – at the same time as providing the vital services that residents expect and to look after the most vulnerable people in Lambeth.
The council wants to hear from residents before it sets its budget in February. Please take part in the budget consultation ( deadline Monday January 14th ) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SJTPS23?medium=email&source=GovDelivery%3E
Cllr. Andy Wilson
Cllr Andy Wilson , pictured, answers questions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOGpRhbXIpo
Our local Tivoli Park has a Friends Group who work with residents, community groups and the council on improving the park. During a walkabout last month ( pictured) the play ground, boundary planting for Dassett Road back gardens and more seating was discussed.
The Friends are meeting on Saturday 24th November 2pm at the Fire Station on Knights Hill SE27 0QA
Come along and hear about the playground improvements and Nature Vibezzz who have plans for a Heritage Lottery Project and Knights Hill Woods.
All welcome and refreshments!
For details see:
Saturday 3rd November is Firework night at Brockwell Park SE24 9BJ . Open 5pm to 9pm. Fun fair & food & drink village. Childrens Show 5.45pm and Heart will present its Time Tunnel show about 8pm. Run by private operator – book your tickets online :
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lambeth-fireworks-2018-tickets-48476915760 £10.66 for adults £5.48 for children £31.38 for a family.
The weekend of 22nd & 23rd September is London Open House – a chance to visit great architecture for free throughout London. In West Norwood we can visit:
Cheviot Gardens 36 Cheviot Rd SE27 0SU 1pm to 5pm
36 St Faith’s Road SE21 8JD 10am to 5pm. Tours on the hour 11am to 4pm
The Clockworks 6 Nettlefold Place, SE27 0JW 10am to 6pm . Hourly tours
West Norwood Cemetery Norwood High Street SE27 9JU 1pm to 5pm Tours at 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm meet inside main cemetery gate
South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, SE24 9AQ 1pm-to-5pm
Crystal Palace Subway Crystal Palace Parade SE19 1LG 10am to 5pm
For details of 100’s of buildings across London open for Open House see: https://openhouselondon.org.uk/
Or download the free app for i-phones or Android
Or pick up a booklet in the library
Filed under Arts, Charity, Community / voluntary, Education, Environment, Housing, Leisure, Libraries, Local Business, Parks, West Norwood
If you love our local park with its amazing views, trees, play areas, outdoor gym & café why not meet up with The Friends of Norwood Park?
The Friends are a group of local residents who have a say on how the council runs the park and get involved in future plans. Lambeth has 15 green flag parks – can Norwood Park be the next? http://love.lambeth.gov.uk/green-flag-2018
On Monday 17th September at 7pm all are welcome to join the Friends at The Hope, 49 Norwood High Street SE27 9JS http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk/
Cllr Jackie Meldrum watering a tree
Hundreds of young trees were planted in our streets, estates & parks in the last couple of years. These trees need our help if they are to survive the 2018 drought.
If you live near a new tree please help water it when you can. The best time to water is early morning or late evening into the plastic watering tube at the base.
The council’s new-tree contractor has doubled the usual amount of water – to the equivalent of 3 watering cans a week. The trees need more in this hot dry summer!
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.”