Street party: next meeting Sunday 19th May 6pm by Mervan Rd postbox

street_party_2013_colour_with_bgGreat meeting yesterday, the volunteers are flocking to the cause. This week we should know if we have got a bit of funding for the street party from our new best friends the London Community Foundation. So we’re going to meet next Sunday, same time same place, to spend the money and allocate tasks.

The main thing to say is:  Join us and your neighbours for a communal meal on Sunday 16th June at noon in Mervan Road. Bring a chair and a dish to share.

We also need people to help set up  from 9am. And if you have spare camping tables, chairs, gazebos, outdoor play equipment please bring it along. We’ll also take any old arts and craft stuff you dont want for the kids area.

In the afternoon we’re hoping for music and fun.

If you want to organise anything in the street that day please do that would be great. We want Effra folk to come and do their thing, whatever that is.

Things happening at Dexter’s playground

dexterA local resident has got in touch to say that Dexter’s playground, which backs onto our grid of streets from Railton Rd,  is back under Lambeth control and is soon to open supervised play sessions once a week and then full time in the holidays. They are planning an open day soon. Lambeth are hoping that it will transfer to a new provider – might be an ideal candidate for a community co-operative. If anyone is interested in getting involved, there is a meeting at 6pm tomorrow, 14th May at Max Roach adventure playground. This is a great opportunity for individuals or groups who want to get more involved in youth provision locally
  To find out more about what’s happening you can contact Lambeth’s youth coop on  020 926 0136, email at, follow on twitter @YoungLambeth – or just come to the meeting.
 Effrablog says it cant wait to have a go on that large wooden climbing thing. Here’s more about who built it.

Lambeth Police cuts


Apparently Lambeth is facing a 20% cut in police officers, compared to boroughs such as Hammersmith and Fulham which have just a 5% reduction.
Lambeth council has set up a petition, calling for funding to be provided for 100 more police officers in the borough.
If you want to sign, please follow the link below:

Community Freshview

Layout 1Picture 1 - 04.13Thanks to everyone who helped on the ‘Community Freshview’ day a few weeks ago on Rattray and Kellett Roads.

Within a few hours (and well before the rain arrived) we’d filled a skip with junk that had been dumped on the street or in front gardens, trimmed back some overgrown hedges and painted a few front garden walls.
If you are on Facebook, more photos are at:
If you think your road could do with a ‘Community Freshview’ this summer or early Autumn, let us know.


‘Safer Neighbourhoods’ meeting – 15th May

met_police_logo-nofloatnw-logoOur local Coldharbour police are holding another community ‘Safer Neighourhoods’ meeting, to discuss local policing issues and priorities.

If anyone wants to go along, the meeting is on Wednesday 15th May between 18.30 and 20.30, at the Marcus Lipton Youth Centre, Minet Road SW9 7UH

Free live music event at Brixton Community Base – 18th May

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Ivorian singer Besse will be performing his new album at Brixton Community Base (corner of Talma and Probert Roads) on Saturday 18th May.

The event is free to attend, and will run from 3pm to 5pm, so come along for some great music!  Here’s the flyer for more info: FLYER2-1