Chickpea the cat returns home!

Good news – following massive efforts from the Brixton twitter and bloggerati, and many posters on lampposts, the small black female cat called Chickpea (pictured) that we reported lost from Dalberg Road last Saturday night, has returned home. Phew.

The owners said: “we think a Ginger Tom was keeping her out of the garden. She was thin and thirsty and a bit shaky but is fine. We would love to thank everyone for looking out for her and so many lovely people for being in touch with sightings. ”

This means that all the lost cats reported to Effrablog are now reunited with their owners, namely this one and this one in addition to Chickpea. Effrablog now considering setting up cats reunited service as a sideline….


Brixton’s Jubilee picnic: Monday 4th June at the Brix – latest info

Brixton will be celebrating the jubilee on Monday, 4th June from 12-5pm, with a community picnic in Peace Garden at St Matthew’s – that is, the bit of green next to the old church in the middle of the big roundabout right in the middle of Brixton. You can’t miss it, basically.

The picnic is being organised by the building’s management team. Everyone is invited – particularly people who live nearby. Although there will be some food available to purchase and Sainsbury’s are sponsoring some nibbles, residents are encouraged to bring their own food, drink, rugs and decorations.

There will be a jazz singer, and a games area – with hula hoops, croquet, boules and other traditional activities such as egg and spoon race etc. There’ll also be a face painter for the children and the organisers will put on two tours of the building – one at 2pm and again at 3pm – so local residents can have a look and find out about the facilities and services they can utilise.

If its raining, the event will move inside the building, so come rain or shine its going to be good.

For more, see the organisers’ Facebook page or email