Brixton Pound Cafe last chance to add your contribution to crowd funding almost there

Brixton Pound Cafe crowdfunding

Local initiatives are well encouraged through Brixton Pound Cafe Atlantic Road

Their support of Brixton Design Week and  the support local traders through Brixton BID  give back to the community they live in is in need of support.

See latest Edition of Brixton Bugle

This edition also shows how local artists, such as Hew Lock and the creative industry of designers  who live and work here continue to spread their talents throughout the world. These innovative people can enhance the profile of Brixton showing positive impact culture has on our society.


September News Brixton Design Trail 16-24th and Lambeth Heritage Month events


Olive Morris is still remembered as a Local Brixton Hero at Brixton Library event 27th September 6.30pm 7-9pm talk continues discussion of who are our local Brixton Heroes Lambeth Heritage Festival event

Local Heroes – PosterFoWS – BDT 2017


Teri BullenTeri Bullen recognised as a :Local Hero photographed by Edward Minton  in Soweto The Patchwork of our Lives exhibiton1986

Brixton news hashtagbrixtonlocalheroes

For Brixton Design Trail 16-24th September some  intrepid locals are hosting a display of local heroes past at Brixton Library, they will also culminate the display with an event at Tate Library Brixton on Wednesday September 27th 6.30-9pm  in a Lambeth Local History Heritage Festival

image of previous display at Brixton Library in 2017 relating to Teri Bullen showing works Teri did and portrait of Rita Keegan

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Brixton Design Trail and

A meeting was held at Brixton Pound Cafe of ‘Young’ and ‘Older ‘creative people from Brixton for the ‘Undercut’ a fringe of Brixton Design Trail 2017  @BrixtonDT , where we heard of the exciting plans for the week of 16th-24th September. The  Brixton Trail is part of London Design Wee . Brixton being one of the eight specially featured districts.

BrixtonPound also had good news to share. Their crowdfunding scheme received a boost from Sadiq Khan  (see: news) only £5,000 pledges to go.

Some of our local community are also involved with the trail including: Brixton Community Base, Friends of Tate Library Brixton and Windrush Square. At Brixton Library there will be a display related to the ‘Local Heroes’ Project  ” The heroes nominated, through a designed postcard highlight that: ‘Love is Power’   Portraits and artwork, made by artists from the recent past,  and artists still with us will display works of their ‘local hero. ‘ A  culmination of work  realised so far, compiled with workshops run in local schools, will be displayed and a  free: ’Local Heroes’ Event on 27th September  6.30-9pm at Brixton Library, as listed in Lambeth Heritage Festival 2017 Lambeth Heritage Festival September 2017 – Lambeth Council


Burlar Bill is on the path again! Keep your windows closed.

Some posts on Nextdoor Effra social media website link

Last night my garden flat got burglarised during the night when my partner and I were sleeping. The criminal got access via the patio door’s awning window that has access to the kitchen. The burglar must be quite small to slide through the window as it doesn’t open a lot and must have had help since it is very high up (over 6’4). They had access via the garden and left via the garden taking wallets, jar of coins and the key to the patio doors where they left the property. I have reported this information to the police.

Hi…we’re also garden flat on Kellett Road and someone came in to our garden the other night. They didn’t take more than our ladder but they probably used that on other flats along our road. So infuriating. I’ve since bought additional locks for the gate and a window/door alarm that works with your iPhone and sounds a loud alarm from your mobile if the window opens. Haven’t installed it yet. Hope they have cctv for you.

Ring 101 or 999 Coldharbour Safer Neighbourhood Team stats. are now up direct on their page , so we didn’t get a printout at last  meeting on 13th July next ward panel meets October 2017.

Moorlands Estate Residents rep spoke about acid thrown into at a vulnerable adult. indicate some of the drug related problems police are dealing with. The court backlog means its difficult to get cases heard and delays dealing with known criminal activity. Cuts to services and overload due to London’s tragic incidents recently, means that local officers have to deal with issues in other boroughs. A young rep of a TMO spoke to police directly about Officers dealing heavy handed and often officers were from outside the area and the good liaison work was  undone.

Late night revelry enforcements were to be looked at again.More problems around stolen mopeds etc. Sounds horribly familiar to other London areas.



BrockwellPark Dog Show Brockwell Park Dog Show 2017 – Home | Facebook Arts

Brockwell Park Community Partners  with a lot of help from Brockwell Park Dog Show orhanisers: Rory and Lili are running another fun filled ‘Mystery Dog Show’

Sunday 2-4pm registration from 1pm. Volunteers always more than welcome

If you fancy a nearky dog free zone Urban Arts at Josephine Avenue and of course school summer fairs last week saw :St Jude’s this week Sudbourne School Sunday so we are spoiled for choice. Free entertainment on our doorstep.

Coldharbour Safer Neighbourhood Police meeting Thursday 13th July Angell Town Housing Office Overton Road 6.30pm

Cathy Valentine is the Chair of SNT panel and meetings relate to local residents priorities for policing. At the recent Brixton Neighbourhood forum meeting a Police representative explained the diminished resources and how far police services are stretched.

People mention on local social media the rise of smaller gangs threatening young lads  for their phones.

On the estates the worrying trend of horrific knife attacks continues to rise.

Come to the meeting or contact Cathy Valentine :

Safer Neighbourhood April minutes-1    or your local Coldharbour Ward Councillors Cllr. Matt Parr, Cllr. Rachel Heywood, Cllr. Donatus Anywan