Help me help 2-year old Callum, says Mervan Road resident

photo (48) We’ve been contacted by a neighbour in Mervan road who is doing a 5 mile fun run in aid of Oxford Children’s Hospital where her friend’s 2-year old Callum (pictured) is being treated for a high grade brain tumor. Please sponsor her here

She writes ” As a lot of you have, or know, children about the same age as Callum you’ll understand why sensory equipment to distract children during medical procedures (to lessen pain and avoid sedation) and modern hospital accommodation for parents would be not just welcome, but essential. It’s these types of things that your money will be helping to buy.
“It’s for this reason that I’m donning my pink lycra and downloading my Kate Bush playlist to run 5 miles, aaaahhhhh!”

Effrablog says good luck!!


Xmas celebration at Brixton Community Base

The Trustees of Brixton Community Base invite local residents  to join us for our Christmas Celebration 2013 on Saturday 14th December, from 7.30pm to 12am at Brixton Community Base Talma Road, London SW2 1AS.

Entry is free but please bring a dish to share, a bottle (or two) and cash for our amazing raffle – there will also be a bar available. There will be live music from Jazz Junction. Come and meet friends old and new at our annual get together.

Watch out: spate of muggings on Mayall/Bob Marley Way

nw-logoA local resident has got in touch with Effrablog to warn readers that there have been a spate of muggings on the corner of Mayall Road and Bob Marley Way in the late evening.

They write: ” The first time I walked around the corner and a guy grabbed me by both wrists and wrestled the phone out of my hands.  The second time, I walked around the corner, and despite people being around this time as it was bonfire night, a guy pushed me to the floor and grabbed my bag and ran off with it.  Obviously I am now moving out of the area but wanted to warn other females as the police told me that another girl had also been mugged recently.


Effrablog seeks contributors

Hello Effra people

We’re a community hyperlocal website and we want this to be a proper community resource. We’ve been going about 18 months now and have a reasonable following on email and twitter. If you live in our area and want to be able to post community news updates directly on the site please email effrablog[at]

Its a simple wordpress site and we can come round and show you how to do it….

Lost: a wallpapering table, white cake plate, black Denby dish. Found: a pair of orange trainers

Message from Vanda at 49 Rattray….

Lost – At the end of the street party on Sunday, did anyone collect my wallpapering table which was being used for the children’s crafts activities? Apparently it was stacked at the junction but when I came to get it at 9.45pm it was not there. It has “Vanda & Julia, 49 Rattray” written on it.

Found – My son found a pair of children’s orange Nike trainers (Size 1) on the street on the Monday morning after the street party. Do get in touch if they belong to your child.


Also lost by Justin on Talma Road:  big white cake plate and deep round black Denby dish.


If you can help, please comment on this message or email effrablog{at}

The trainers don’t necessarily look like the picture, we just put that on there for fun