Street Party 2013: first planning meeting on 22 Jan at 8pm

volunteer imageSo we’ve just about recovered from the last one, and now its time to get a move on with the next one. The more people involved, the better (and easier) it will be. So all are welcome to come along to the first planning meeting for the Effra Street Party 2013. You know who you are. New faces welcome. See you there. Dai’s house – 68 Mervan Road. 8pm.

It’s on Sunday 6pm – Xmas Effra street party

Come and share mince pies and mulled wine on Sunday 9th December at 6pm.

The venue is simply outside, on the corner of Talma Rd and Probert Rd, outside the Brixton Community Base/ St Vincents Centre. 

There’ll be a stove and a brazier, food and drink to warm you up and of course, festive neighbourly cheer…

Why not download the image, print and stick in your window?

Join your neighbours to mark the festive season: Effra community Christmas street drinks 9 December

Everyone who lives in the area covered by this website is cordially invited to come and share mince pies and mulled wine on Sunday 9th December at 6pm.

The venue is simply outside, on the corner of Talma Rd and Probert Rd, outside the Brixton Community Base/ St Vincents Centre. There was a little bit of money left over from the street party so it is being spent on some mulled wine. There’ll be a stove and a brazier to keep warm.

Put it in your diary and float by and join us for a bit.

If you want to bring some food and drink to share, that’d be great. Children, music and carol singers welcome. Spread the word. Download the poster and put it in your window/car.

Effra residents exposed: photos and videos from the street party

Here’s a link to the photos from the Effra street party on 1 July

And here are some youtube videos, including the world premier of Effra residents doing French country dancing.

(And some cooler stuff, naturally…)

Did you lose your keys yesterday?

Someone dropped their housekeys in Mervan road during the street party yesterday. Was it you? If so, email effrablog[at] and we will arrange their return. Hope you didn’t get to spend the night on the pavement.

While we are on the subject of the street party, send us your photos and we’ll put them on the site – planning a bit of a montage.

(no photos of children without the consent of their grownups pls)

Effra Street Party: Sunday 1 July on Mervan Road from noon

There’s a street party in Mervan Road on Sunday – 1st July – from noon. Please bring a chair, and some food & drink to share. Cutlery might be handy as well. There’ll be trestle tables up for a big lunchtime community feast.

The road will be closed, so if you live in Mervan Road, please move your car by 10am on Sunday morning. If you fancy helping with the set-up, that’s also the time to come. We’ll be putting up bunting, assembling the stage, decorating trees etc

In the afternoon there’ll be live music and other performances on the stage, and a licensed bar run by the Effra pub (but you’re welcome to bring your own drinks too).

For the kids, activities include a bouncy castle, an ice-cream van, pavement chalking, ping pong and an arts and crafts table. And possibly a fire engine (emergencies permitting…)

We’ll wind things up when it starts to get dark.

With thanks to Martin Barry estate agents, Herne Hill Forum, Effra Tavern, Lambeth council, London Fire Brigade and the police for their help and support.

Oi, Mervan Road – pls move your cars, its 2 days till the street party

Dear esteemed neighbours who live on Mervan Road:

You are extremely lucky to be the Chosen Place for this year’s Effra Street Party on Sunday. What could be better than having a wonderful coming together of the local community right outside your house? But – and here’s the crunch. You need to move your car either today, Friday, or tomorrow, Saturday. Not least because Lambeth has authorised the road closure so you will be trapped. But in particular because you don’t really want a gazebo on top of it. You have been warned…