Friday, May 23, 2003
took place this week and Lee Hills, Parks Office and Edmund Bird Principal Conservation officer came to talk on including Ruskin as part of conservation area. The meeting elected new joint chairs. Sarah Thurman and Pat Earrey.
A book entitled Herne Hill Heritage Trail is being launched at the Carnegie Library 3pm Sat 24th May.
Queen Victoria will be at the launch and will BE leading a tour of some of the 120 historical sites in the area. Participants are welcome to comne as you are in Victorian dress. fesivities start at the Library 10am where there is an excellent exhibItion of art on loan from the South London GAllery.
John Brunton Jeff Doorn and others from the Arts Group have put on the show.
THE BOOK COSTS £5.
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Ben Hughes has written in about the effects on business in the area. It needs some action by thos affected and this forum to highlight changes in shopping patterns.
The Forum has now taken up with the Parks department the issues of toileting,traffic management,waste management, noise pollution cross borough co-ordination and community participation in the process. Watch this space.
There was an incident in Stradella late on Sunday night about 1am early Monday Five police cars were in attendance and an arrest was made. Witness saw man in hadcuffs. The police had a dog patrol in the area he following eveing.
Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Brockwell PARK is now seeing the benefit of the section 106 agreement negotiated by Friends of BP in March 1999. Thes gates have now been restored painted and havee been resited about 3 metres furhter into the park . They look magnificent. Grounds works are being carried out and this gate will reopen soon.
Commander Dick Quinn has announced that Lambeth is benefiting from a special arrangement with Hendon Police Training College, Officers in training spend time on the beat. 60 of these officers visited Lambeth last week where they go out with experienced officers.
A number of other boroughs benefit from this.( South London Press has details)
Monday, May 19, 2003
I have reported the general untidyness in Howletts and pleased to saty action was taken today. Also reported is the Grafiitt on a coupld properties backing or siding onto this Road. The Ciouncill will wsrite to the property owner seeking a disclaimer, prior to taking remedial action.
A very welcome addition is the new pavement outside 109 to 125 Half Moon lane. Both I and Caroline Nunan have raised the issues of completion. viz.
dispersal of rain water, removal of surplsu lampost and reinstatement of parking restrictions.
Councillor Peter O'Connell has announced this week that following concerns from the local residents in Bengeworth area the Council will be turning odnw the application for six mats close to a local school and Ruskin Park. I have details of study carried out by Newham Council on the effects of Telephone Masts and Based Stations email email@example.com for info.
Th Forum'S task force has laready met on a joint boundary basis with reps from Southwark and Lambeth. Peter Hore and Andy Ttroke from Tessa Jowells office are taking an active role. I have raised this issue of community policing at the Lambeth Police Consultative Group and with the Borough Commander directly. He has reponded by sending the deputy borough commander to our next task force meeting on 6th June .Inspector Bill Rodgers who is the Herne Hill Sector Inspector has offered to introcdue the multi agency task force approach as used in hot spots such as Brixton Loughborough Junction and Tuls Hill. Simon Taylor has been involving the Southwark Police in the process and Inspector Ockley will be attending.
Shane Collins the events organiser tells the Herne Hill Forum that there is great pressure from young MCS (DJS etc to have their sound system at the event. The art form requires such an opportunity and there are very few where this can be done. I have invited Shane to give us a repoprt on the event.
I have spoken with Shane Collins the event organiser. He made several post event inspections and I met I him on the Tuesday prior to his meeting woith Lee Hills Parks Officer. The toilets didnt turn up as the lorry brining them broke down and the breakdown lorry brought back to the depot and there was nothing in place either with the supplier or the event organiser to arrange a remedy. I still maintain that Lambeth Parks Events officer needs to ensure that there are failsafe measures in place. Without going into details your toilets need to be there a couple of days before hand. I will be taking issue with the procedures in place to manage the waste disposal during the event. The NOISE levels are also an issue and the management of this. Shane assure that he engaged a environmental helath officer to monitor this and was measuring and taking action. Unfortunatley the Council's officer engaged to do this did not show ( sick as per South London Press Friday 16th ( see the great cartoon) page 16. CANNABIS' s own post mortem agreed that there were too many sound stages and that these will be reduced for future events. more on this above.
Monday, May 05, 2003
FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE NEED FOR A PROPER MANAGEMENT INFRASTUCTURE .
The fifth annual festival took place in Brockwell Park on Saturday 3rd. May. About 20 thousand came and there are two main issues . Firstly was the lack of toilets and what ensued as a result of this. Fair dues to Team Lambeth who serviced and opened the ladies and gents toilets adjacent to the BRITISH GAS compound. ( closed for more years than I can remember. Thanks also to Victor Chin-Kit who made available the staff toilets in the Stable lodge. The park was a very untidy state on Sunday and also on Monday morning.
Participants were urninating publicly all over the Park . The Beeches area , which thanks to Lee Hills ring of fallen wood was kept completely clear , became a giant urinal. Considerable defecation took place in the area between HH gate toilets and the Lido carpark entrance. The evidence is still there. The shrubbery to the right of the entrance to the Greenhouse Site was also used as was the area around the GAS STATION . I actually passed this spot on Saturday about 6.30pm to be faced with a large backside peering out. I averted my gaze tout suite. The Forum will seeking a postevent review with Paul Grobler assistant director environmental services .
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I had a nice note through my door on Friday evening from Roy Fielding.
" Hi Paul I have just passed by Gubyon Ave, the Lamp Post knocked down 2-3 years ago has since the meeting of the HH FORUM been replaced.
ps the HH FORUM gets results ".
Thanks to Roy and good luck with your representations on VELODROME. There certainly seems to be issues of privacy and drainage at that part of the stadium that backs on to Villageway properties.
It appears that the school has been affected by funding cuts and I have asaked someone with first hand knowledge to report to the website on this. Sufficient to say that following the FORUM meeting last week the matter has been taken up with the school by Tessa Jowell.
At the meeting on Wednesday 30th April Councillor Clare Whelan announced that the Council will be including the junction improvements in the next funding bid to Transport for London . This is excellent progress and thanks to every quarter from DAVID WHYTE, who has lead on this for a long time to the expanded team a.
Councillors Ashley Lumsden and Andrew Sawden have played a key role in getting us to this stage. As we know all ,ocal groupssupport the wider scheme including altaeration to the boundary of Brockwell park along with the improvements that will result to the entrance to the park. This will be a multi agency projects icnluding planning and conservations officers on the issue ofthe loss of Metropolitan Open Land( MOL) so there areseveral hurdles to get over.
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