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Community Connector training 
A new round of Community Connector training will start soon: Applicants must attend all four sessions on 17th May, 1st and 2nd June and 27th June 9.30am – 3pm at a variety of settings around the borough.
Community Connectors are people who link others in their local community with activities and organisations that can help improve their quality of life.   To find out more contact   Fraser Serle   f.serle@nhs.net   tel: 07720 601048

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Twitter is hot on Swans in Brockwell Park at the moment: Twitter acct. : BrockwellParkMAC@brockwellpark  the picture above is not of them  and this goose is hiding her brood but check the twitter.

NEXTDOOR is proving useful to let residents know of Forums etc. Lambeth Air Quality Forum is operating with Lambeth Street Champions and local residents involvement.

Friends of Lambeth Libraries, (FoLL)  and Parks Forums also meet with the council to improve the quality of life for residents.

 

There are two MAIN organisations : Brockwell Park Community Partners https://brockwellparkcommunitypartners.org.uk/celebrate Hertage Lottery for next phase plans to restore Brockwell Hall. The hall and landscaping of the park  belong to a unified Heritage setting. They co-ordinate efforts regarding Heritage Lottery Funding and liaison with Lambeth Council and Parks Department. Friends of Brockwell Parkhttp://www.friendsofbrockwellpark.org , BLU Lido users, Whippersnappers, Community Greenhouseshttp://www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk/about/ , BMX track http://www.brixtonbmx.co.uk, Miniature railway organisation, Bowling club, Volley Ball, Tennis, St Matthew Football project among others all run independently some as social enterprises businesses but contribute to the park and our community in many ways.

New Ping Pong Club has formed  as part of a free sport facilities run by  volunteers on the site of the old Changing Rooms.

Music Arts Dance and Drama (MADD) help run some Community Events e.g.Dog Show. coming up in June. Volunteers always welcome to help set up and run these events.

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