At last… Dexters is open on Thursdays!

dexterThe wait is over…..thanks to local volunteers there will now be supervised play sessions at Dexters on Railton Road every Thursday from 3-7…finally!  It’s open to all 5-16yr olds but the awesome play structure is only suitable for 8+.
There will be other play activities available and soon there will be another structure for younger ones. In the Summer holidays it will be open Mon-Fr 10-6, all supervised so once children have been registered they can be left alone with staff there. Spread the word…effrablog wonders if there is an upper age limit for that big slide? Looks awesome.

Things happening at Dexter’s playground

dexterA local resident has got in touch to say that Dexter’s playground, which backs onto our grid of streets from Railton Rd,  is back under Lambeth control and is soon to open supervised play sessions once a week and then full time in the holidays. They are planning an open day soon. Lambeth are hoping that it will transfer to a new provider – might be an ideal candidate for a community co-operative. If anyone is interested in getting involved, there is a meeting at 6pm tomorrow, 14th May at Max Roach adventure playground. This is a great opportunity for individuals or groups who want to get more involved in youth provision locally
  To find out more about what’s happening you can contact Lambeth’s youth coop on  020 926 0136, email at, follow on twitter @YoungLambeth – or just come to the meeting.
 Effrablog says it cant wait to have a go on that large wooden climbing thing. Here’s more about who built it.

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.

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

New hub for on-line campaigning in Brixton? Meeting on Weds night

hubA few Brixton residents have been discussing the creation of an online hub to connect up local groups and residents associations in Brixton to make it easier to club together on shared issues, initiate stronger campaigns, raising awareness and enabling rapid mobilisation when required. They’ve set up a webpage and are meeting to discuss on Wednesday, 27th March at 7.30pm at the Effra Social

Here’s more info 

Here’s the facebook page

They say:

We hope the Brixton Hub will make it easier to:

·         Club together on shared issues

·         Collect and disseminate information via the hub

·         Initiate campaigns and enable rapid mobilisation and petition signing by large numbers

·         Make it easy to get engaged – one click petitions and micro delivery & volunteering

·         Reach people offline as well as the online

·         Make it easy for groups to use the hub to manage their own email mail-outs

·         Link to useful resources and advice on getting stuff done

·         Opt in to issues of interest

·         Get involved in ‘micro delivery’ of leaflets on our street or block

Somerleyton Road/Brixton Green update

cropped-bg-logo-onlyJust a little pointer to the excitement that is plans to redevelop the area under the railway arches just a stone’s throw from us at the Brixton Green project in Somerleyton Road, to bring new homes, a theatre and a variety of different community resources. After years of lobbying, this community-led project has now had the go-ahead and is being funded through the detailed planning stage. They held a consultation event at Dexter’s playground recently at which over 100 people came.

Workstreams are now being set up that aim to involve local people in all aspects of the future planning of this project. Let’s make sure our views are represented – there’s more information here on the Brixton Green Site and here on the site of the people organising the next stage of the consultations.

Local poet shares work at The BreadRoom Brixton on Saturday

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Local poet Leila Segal  will be teaming up with other local writers to treat you  to a live reading of their work, at The Breadroom, the little bakery in Brixton Market on Saturday. Come and enjoy a glass of punch and some stories.

Leila Segal reads from ‘Breathe’, her Cuban short story collection, published by Flipped Eye.
Courttia Newland reads from ‘The Gospel According to Cane’, his new novel, just out with Telegram Books
Jacqueline Crooks reads from her short story collection, ‘The Ice Migration’, fusing patois with standard English.Saturday 16th March, 7.30pm ~ free entry. Join on

Anyone else living in our grid of streets got something groovy to publicise? That’s what we’re here for….

(Photo by Leila Segal)