Lambeth Police cuts

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Apparently Lambeth is facing a 20% cut in police officers, compared to boroughs such as Hammersmith and Fulham which have just a 5% reduction.
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Lambeth council has set up a petition, calling for funding to be provided for 100 more police officers in the borough.
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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.
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If you are on Facebook, more photos are at:
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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.
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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

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: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/Environment/GetInvolvedToImproveYourNeighbourhood/CommunityFreshview.htm

‘Bling ya fashion’ workshops this week at Brixton Community Base

DSCN1853If you have a 12 to 16 year old getting restless this week, there are free fashion design workshops being held this week at Brixton Community Base.

The workshops started on Monday, but continue today and Friday, between 5.30 and 7.30pm.

‘Bling Ya Fashion’ has set-up a 3-day T-shirt and baseball cap design project, covering:
– basic hand stitching techniques
– learning about different types of fabric and how they can be used
– understanding the sewing machine and learning basic stitching techniques
– learning about commercial patterns and how garments are put together
T-Shirt printing and design
– learning how to recycle old clothing into new fashion.
– street merchandising
– learning how to apply for funding (entrepreneur confidence workshops)

For more information and consent forms, please e-mail:dogstar2012@hotmail.co.uk; or contact Lamonte Johnson on 0758467947

Bling Ya Bike!

bikeblingIf  you missed it last Sunday, ‘Bling Ya Bike’ workshop will be back at Herne Hill market (on Railton Road) this Sunday between 10am and 4pm.

Here, you will be able to bling up not just your bike, but your skateboards and scooters, so there’s no excuse for drearyness

More information at:
http://www.bsvcc.org/projects_bike.html