Who will control the Somerleyton Rd development?

Since 2013 Brixton Green have been in partnership with Lambeth Council to develop plans for Somerleyton Road with the aim of delivering a community-led, financially viable, well governed and accountable body that would hold and lock the development ‘in trust’ for the long term benefit of the community.
About more than just the bricks and mortar

  • We believe that creating and sustaining a great place has to be about more than just bricks and mortar.
  • We believe that the future development at Somerleyton Road should be managed by an organisation who puts the interests of the community first and is accountable to them.
  • We do not believe that the site should be handed over to a housing association or private managing agent.


If Lambeth decide to:
  • Not proceed with the new accountable body or,
  • They propose a body that would not be able to ensure the site is managed in the interest of the community,
Then Brixton Green’s trustees will need to consider their role in the partnership with Lambeth.
This is because the accountable body has been a cornerstone of the shared vision for a long time and that is what trustees have been mandated to work for.

Keeping you updated
We hope Lambeth make the most of this opportunity which local people have worked so hard to create. We will keep you updated on how the discussions proceed.

Annual General Meeting

When: 7pm Thursday 3rd December 2015
Where: The Market House, 443 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8LN Please join us to celebrate all we have achieved and plan for the next stage.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please review our accounts online and let us know if you approve them.

We need at least 118 members to review our accounts.Contact: If you would like to discuss, please contact us on:

  • Tel: 020 7183 5838
  • Email: brixtongreen@gmail.com
  • Website: www.brixtongreen.org
  • We send Brixton Green news to our shareholders or the many people we have met over the last 7 years of our project. Do let us know if you’d prefer not to hear from us and we’ll remove you immediately. Thank you for your support.Our mailing address is:

    Brixton Green Ltd

    89 Acre Lane

    London, Greater london SW2 5TN

    United Kingdom




Another Lambeth is possible conference

1- 2 pm at  Pop Brixton

1-2pm with speakers from MP’s , Trades Unions, Housing,  Libraries to Councillors  during the day.

2.15 – 3.15  workshops on:

Estate Regeneration at Edmundsbury Community Hall Ferndale Road SW8

Insecurity and Evictions at Art Nouveau 77 Atlantic Road

Who decides our town centre 3.30-5pm Pop Box

Feedback3. 30pm-5pm Feedback library protest2Where next?

Rally in Windrush Square 5pm Government plans  troops into Syria

Thoughts on a SaturdayBrixton is a place where ‘Action’ happens, ‘Protest’ happens.

But remember the sadness for a person ‘s family, who died on the corner under the bridge on Coldharbour Lane while crossing the road last week. The speed restrictions are coming in on December 4th.posted by Lambeth on lamp posts nearby. It is shocking  but inevitable that more accidents will occur even ‘tho the parking restrictions  limit the number of cars  onto Atlantic Road. Drivers are extremely frustrated with delays and rush to get through jams thereby causing more mayhem. The  322 bus can’t get through at certain times of the day . It means streets around will become rat runs for cars avoiding main thoroughfares.




Yoga Point local request re: Planning application

Re: 124 Dalberg Road (Onto Brixton Water Lane/ Morval road back gardens) proposed development:

Are you concerned if , its your last chance to respond to  one of our local Yoga Practitioners Chris Holt’s  request to look at the proposed unwelcome development. Amazingly, while nearby residential properties have been included in the statutory daylight/sunlight assessment required of the developers, Yoga Point at 122 Dalberg Road has not had the impact assessed. Surely this is a mistake?

The height of the development will also overlook the children’s playground on the other side of the Dalberg Road, which is used by lots of children from Effra Nursery, Jubilee School etc.

The other major problem is that no social housing included in the development. Given this is the most pressing need in Lambeth, where many hundreds of families are homeless, or live in overcrowded or temporary accommodation, the use of this site for purely commercial rent or sale is a wasted opportunity to relieve the borough’s affordable housing shortage. I hope you might be able to alert local people to these plans. The deadline for objections is this Friday 20th November, Plans can be seen at lambeth.gov.uk/planningdatabase putting in the reference:

15/04244/FUL. It’s worth clicking on Documents to see the scale of the development.

Note : to log in individuals put in their email address and details to see application Due in today!

Winter fair Brixton Community Base December 5th afternoon Grotto /Evening Pot luck supper

flyer for bcb-01 Come and enjoy the local fair with stalls and fun evening live music and shared meal pop up Choir and more fun.£5 suggested donation with raffle tkt and mulled wine BYB

To be involved contact info @brixtoncommunitybase.org Have a stall ? show your wares.  Also on 27th November 12-3pm at BCB ‘Just Act’/ Dept.Community Development Government London Hub event with speaker is your group involved? It’ll be all up to us in the community to run things SOON.

More news Windrush Square today

Cultural installation? A piano appeared, then a chair and  a sofa . Are they part of a dumping fly tipping mania which is affecting our neighbourhoods or a Guerilla Art installation. Friends of Windrush Square, Tate Library Brixton and Brixton Society have met with Brixton Bid chair Michael Smith, local Lambeth officers, Friends groups and community  organisations  e.g. Brixton Neighbourhood Forum for many months/years.

The piano was an interesting intervention as local people started to play the classical repertoire Jazz improvisations etc. is it a good thing like at Herne hill. The piano there is  locked to prevent some anti-social damage rather than  beautiful sounds.

to get involved email: ihttp://www.brixtonsociety.org.uk/2015/11/15/windrush-sleeze/

PS The Tate library Brixton Unison members are on strike There is a Lambeth cabinet meeting tonight at Elm Green School Elmcourt Road  and staff have walked out over plans by Lambeth to pursue Culture 2020 report recommendations for Libraries in Lambeth .So no Story time or book lending today.Tate Library Planters des.JSpilman

image of proposed planters for library by J Spilman.

Friends of Tate library continue to assist the Library and its users enjoy its position on Windrush Square with the local community. They help water the plants and pick up rubbish outside contact them if you have any time or inclination to help Green and improve the local environment.

to contact email : foftlbrixton@gmail.com



Recent events round up All happening in Windrush Square! March for Libraries 10.30am Sat 7th Nov.

Windrush Square follow uptatelibrary

Meeting soon in November with people who may be able to make a difference to the environment for residents and users, contact info@windrushsquare.org via http://www.brixtonsociety.org .uk

Friends of Windrush Square are hosting a meeting for interested parties and have attended recent Safer Lambeth Police meetings and Brixton Society meetings. They gave us a neighbourhood link registration http://www.met.police.uk/signup

or Local Safer neighbourhood team http://content.met.police.uk/Page/YourBorough

Those Loos!

Next Exhibition at Brixton Tate Library is coming up organised by Friends of Tate library Brixton which shows images form Lambeth Archives  in their construction can they, should they reopen? With a lots of support and supervision? but who will fund it?Brixton Tate Library poster

‘Brixton Museum’ an anchor and Magnet project after their screening at the Ritzy this Saturday 3pm will roll the peripatetic museum to Tate library Brixton.

Friends of Ttae library is involved in the March on 7th November 10.30 am from Windrush Square. The Council are up against  it. Funding for front line services are affected by the governments Spending Review.