Claude the cat is lost ;-(

Claude_on_wall2Claude the cat has been missing from Leander Road since early March. His owners have got in touch to ask if Effrablog people can look out for him. He is a small black cat with a bushy tail and pale green eyes.

The owners write “A cat matching Claude’s description was seen on Saturday 6th April, in the gardens at Josephine Avenue / Helix Gardens, and then a little later crossing Brixton Water Lane to Effra Mansions back gardens on Crownstone Road. He looked thin, and was very scared and wouldn’t come near us.  There’s a chance it could be someone else’s cat we saw, but having had a good look at it we think it’s Claude.  If you see him, please call – any time of day or night. If you can tempt him indoors please keep him in!”
If you have any info please call Rachel – 07714 649984 or Cis 07958 566094.

Next street party meeting: Thurs 18th April


So things are now getting serious. <mops brow>

Come and share the excitement. And have your say on important issues like what is the best time to start the hog roast,  and the optimal distance between the bar and the bouncy castle.

Thursday 18th April. Wendy’s house. 23 Rattray Road. 8pm.

See you there

Rattray and Kellett Roads – ‘Community Freshview’ this Saturday (13th April)

commfreshviewNow that Lambeth Council has resurfaced Rattray and Kellett Roads, there is going to be a ‘Community Freshview’ day to complement the improvements – 10am to 3pm this Saturday, the 13th of April.

‘Community Freshview’ is a Lambeth scheme, led by residents to make a difference to our streets;  this can include painting walls, trimming overgrown greenery, and removing dumped rubbish.

Lambeth provides all the tools free – such as overalls, hedge-cutters, paint, brushes & a skip.

If you are interested in joining your neighbours in improving the way our streets look, come along at or after 10am – you can join in for just an hour or so, or the whole day.

We’ll be meeting at 10am at the ‘Community Freshview’ van which will park somewhere on Rattray or Kellet roads, or join during the day in the street.

More information at:

Brixton Tea Party to play at Effra street party

brixton tea partyThat’s a lot of party-ing!


We are really pleased about this. They play 1920s jazz stuff. Here’s the link.

They’ll be joining Fit and the Conniptions and (fingers crossed) La Morenita Flamenca among others on the afternoon of 16th June at the Effra Street Party (Mervan Road).

And if you want a sneak preview, go down to the shiny new Effra Social on 4th May because they’ll be playing there too.


Effra street party 16th June: latest

retrostreetpartyMervan Road will be closed all day on Sunday 16th June for the global excitement that is the annual Effra Street Party. You heard it here first. Put it in your diary. That’s a mere two and a half months to go…

Everyone living in the surrounding streets is invited to come down for 1pm to share food and drink with neighbours. Bring a chair and a dish to share. We hope we’ll all be able to sit down together.

After that, there’ll be music and dancing, stuff to keep the kids amused (including, probably the fire engine and possibly chess lessons….), and refreshment available courtesy of our very own Effra Hall. And yes, Fit and the Conniptions will be back to strut their stuff by popular demand.

If you like performing, cooking, singing, dancing, or have an activity you’d like to share, this is your moment. You can email your ideas to effrablog[at] or just comment on this story. Or come to the next planning meeting – Thursday 18th April at 8pm at Wendy’s house on 23 Rattray Road

The children are doing the publicity. Watch out for their posters.