In the past, local residents have organised volunteer community clean up days, for example planting bulbs, picking litter, painting fences.
They are supported by Lambeth’s Community Freshview team who provide the stuff we need.
Anyone fancy getting involved with another one? If so, which road needs a bit of a spruce up? This is your chance to get a few people to sort out your road.
Comment below or email Dai at effra_nhw[at]btinternet.com
A possible date might be April 13th. Good day for a spring clean anyway.
We’ve now set the date for the 2013 Effra Street Party – Sunday the 16th of June.
This is the weekend after the ‘Open Gardens’ weekend, but before school holidays.
So put this date in your diary, and we’ll let you know of the details over the next few months.
Check out this youtube clip of a New York gospel choir in support of the campaign to support Brixton’s Nour Cash and Carry…. (with thanks to @couchpippa)
Here’s effrablog’s original post on this story which includes details of how to sign the petition
There will be free numeracy and literacy classes running at the Brixton Community Base on Talma Road every Saturday for 8 weeks from 4-6pm from 2nd February. They are run by Study to Show, an organisation devoted to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to realise their potential. Last year they worked intensively with 19 children in Brixton.
They work to:
- Identify areas of underachievement or potential underachievement in a child
- Provide tailor-made solutions to help tackle areas of underachievement
- Offer practical advice and support to families, schools, groups, organisations
- Set up one-stop-shop centres bringing our services to their doorstep
- Arrange workshops and events for children, families and organisations
- Showcase our success stories to motivate even more children
- Attend as speaker at events, workshops, seminars to raise awareness
- Signposting information about useful services
Sessions are free but you need to register – more information here
Come down to Brixton Community Base on Talma Road to have a look at the exhibition on Creoles, which they describe as an increasingly “assertive group of citizens of the world”.
The exhibition runs till Sunday 27th January and is run by Mozambique Heritage and funded by the National Lottery. The exhibition uses amateur photography to portray a concrete reality, and “raise the veil over the full humanity of Creoles”.
Take a friend to the exhibition, select the best photo and sign the visitors’ guest book.
Come to Dai’s house – 68 Mervan Rd – tonight, Tues 22 Jan, at 8pm to get involved in the preparations for this year’s street party. Have your say on important matters like what day it should be held on and whether community country dancing in the middle of the road in the middle of the afternoon deserves to become an annual tradition….
The next meeting between the police and with residents and community representatives will take place on Thursday 24th January at 6.30pm (till 8.30pm) at the Angell Delight Resource Centre, Unit B, Fairfax House, Overton Road, Angell Town Estate, SW9 7JR.
This meeting covers a wider area than our own grid of streets (it covers the whole of Lambeth’s Coldharbour ward of which we are part) but is open to anyone who is interested in policing matters in the area or has an issue to raise with the community safety team.
…and suggests effrablog is at the vanguard of the fight to beat the winter blues.
Here’s the link
We’re ever so pleased Brixtonblog, thank you.
(this is not a set-up, honest)
Lambeth council has started the process of resurfacing some of the streets in our area. Kellett Road has been closed this week, and Rattray is to follow, with cars being asked to move. Bye bye potholes!
A campaign has started to save local shop Nour Cash and Carry from closure due to massive rent increases. Here’s the petition: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-nour-cash-and-carry-brixton-market.html And here’s the facebook page:
The campaigners write:
|” Since Brixton village started becoming a hive of new activity with the opening of numerous cafes and restaurants, much publicised by the likes of Observer food critic Jay Rayner, the character of the market has started to change.We are now concerned that the success of these new ventures means that we are in danger of losing the diverse character of Brixton market altogether. The older businesses and shops selling everyday goods to a diverse local population are being put out of business as commercial rents become affordable only to those selling luxury goods and services to a more affluent population. Nour is a wonderful alternative to the big supermarket chains selling an incredibly diverse range of affordable foodstuffs and is unlike any other shop in Brixton. Please help us to save Nour and safeguard the diversity of Brixton market by signing our petition and sharing it with your friends and other Brixton locals”
Tweet and share this story if you want to join the campaign. And sign the petition and like the facebook page.