Friday, July 25, 2003
Outline planning application made for demolition and building of 2 and 3 storey block of flats. Outline Plans available at the Carnegie Library.
( covers Herne Hill as well)
The Brixton Area Forum will be focusing on the issue of displacement caused by targetting of hotspots. Althouhg the meeting will examine the effects on the Brixton Hill area as a result of operations in Brixton and Streatham the outcome of the meeting will be to establish a template for dealing with displacement across the borough.
The decision to build on Paterson Park went in favour of Southwark Council on Wednesday afternoon. Full reports in this week's Southwark News and South London Press. The campaign group was represented by William Upton, barrister and Susan Ring of Richard Buxton legal specialists in Environmental and Public Law. www.richardbuxton.co.uk
This is the same team that successfully represented the Friends of Walnut Treet Walk in a similar situation about 3 years ago .
This an another example of the strengths of the Lambeth Parks Forum. The campaign group have fourteen days to appeal.
Monday, July 21, 2003
First day in Royal Courts of Justice. Court 1- A case presented a bit faultingly but very throroughly researched. Southwark took three broadsides in the last ten minutes including accusation of incompetence on forwarding planning.
Decision expected on Wed. pm paul 23.29 Mon
Great weekend. Cromer Smuglers, Friends of everywhere stalls.
Saturday, July 19, 2003
Southwarks decision to sacrifice this park for a school was challenged by local residents. and on Monday morning the judicial review will be heard at the Court ! The Royal Courts of Justice. Monday 21st July 10.30am. meet at information desk 10.15.
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Met this evening 50 public plus officers and councillors. Councillors had a pot op £250k to allocate for environmental improvement projects.
Agreed. £25k Dulwich Park Skateboard. £27K for Dulwich Society bid for signage and railing repairs and renewal in the Village.
Also £18k for Sunray gardens completion. £195k was allocated .
A bid by residents in Courtmead Close for help with security railings was deferred to investigate other sources.
Leaving £55k to be allocated.
Paul Wed 23.46
75 people turned up to hear Val Shawcross discuss her work at the GLA. Val took question s on various local issues including the junction wher the survey has now started. London Buses are trialing the running of the 42 bus to run up redpost hill and down Herne Hill and back up Half Moon Lane.
James Priestman and Simon Taylor announced the joint Multiagency initiative to take place on Thursday 17th July. Participants will be Police ,British Transport Police, Connex revenue protection. Street Care, Parking wardens DVLA Both Baroughs are participating fully in this. Paul 23.41 Wed
Please be advised that there are no collections at all this week due to strike action. The action is in support of a London wide campaign to have the London weighting increased from £2.5k to £4k. for all local authority workers.
The Brixton Area Forum Crime Working Group will be focusing on displacement at the next meeting 30th. July 7pm at Lambeth Town Hall.
Displacement occurs when an area has more intense policing, cameras etc Criminal then transfer their operations to another area.
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
19th and 20th July two days of fun and frolics and visit the popular Village Green for open entertainment and a welcome return of the Cromer Smugglers.
VISIT JOSPHINE AVENUE ON SAT 19TH 10 TILL 4 FOPR MAJOR ART FAIR.
Fusion the management trust set up a few years ago to manage Southwark's Leisure facilities have been awarded a 25 year lease to run the Brockwell Park Lido.. more details to follow. Announced at Executive meeting 14th July
Friday, July 11, 2003
Clr. Peter O'Connell tells us that the latest implementation date for this scheme is 25th August. letters will be going out mid July.
This is on the agenda again. Andre Znak confirmed that GLA architects are developing plans and there are two options.
1 to bring Brixton Hill buses up in front of the Fridge rather than round St. Matthews. The most radical option is to bring all buses
and cars up Brixton Hill and close Effra Road allowing the amalgamation of Tate Gardens Windrush Square and St. Matthes peace garden.
A £1m project to improve bus flows in the Stockwell Triangle
that is the block including the Academy will be implemented this year Starting in 6 weeks time it will bring buses in a contraflow lane
in the one way section of Stockwell road .
UNDERGROUND BUS STOPS.
Inmprovement will be carried out including creating a double bus lane, removal of the central reservation and a south right hand turn for buses into Acre Lane. Bicycles will be allowed in both projects.
Work has now started on the survey, thanks to seed funding of £10K#k from Andre Znak's TFL Lambeth borough budget, Val Shawcross was able to twist arms within London Buses to commission the study. Buses had last time around decided there was not enough benefits but now other proposals are being looked at to improve the bus flow, which is the key to funding.
The junction is not considered to be a high priority for pedestrian saftey funding.
Monday, July 07, 2003
The four assaults earlier in the year- there were four incidents around Herne Hill- have resulted in an arrest of an individual in Camberwell by Southwark Police.
Paul 00.45am Tues
Sunday, July 06, 2003
This group meets in Marsh Orchid Suite 4th Floor Blue Star House Stockwell Road opposite the Academy.
Andre Znak from TFL is guest speaker on the plans for the Brixton Central Square first raised about 18 months ( includes possible closure of Effra road by St Matthews to allow the three spaces of St.Matts, Windrush Sq, and Tate Gardens to become integrated. Rerouting buses up Brixton Hill and left into Effra Road.
Also Plans for the Brixton Triangle which is the Island block whcih includes the Academy. Major plans to alter bus flows to improve bus circulation in this area.
Visit the Green Space website formerly Urban Parks Forum for information on Summer Conference www.green-space.org.uk.
SOUTHWARK ENVIRONMENT FORUM. 17TH JULY
6.30 at Cator Street main agenda item will be parks. This group is in its early stages so a glood time to get on board. email firstname.lastname@example.org for agend and minutes.
Friday, July 04, 2003
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Thursday, July 03, 2003
I am pleased to tell you I was at City Hall this evening to celebrate the third birthday party of Kens Mayoralty. The highlight was the Ctizen Awards ,including Dianne Sellick of the Brockwell Greenhouses project. I also met Pat Kingwell who is with Southwark Council and has been involved in the very successful Lottery Bids for parks £12m. I have been gradually working on the idea of using Southwark's expertise to the benefit of Lambeth's parks. Watch this space. ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to hear from Clr. Clare Whelan ,Lambeth's Executive member for Environment that Bob Kylie did a tour of
the Borough to examine the traffic proposals for next year and stopped off at Herne Hill.
Bad news I am afraid. A statement regarding the payment of rent for the Purple Radio event made to the editor of this site
on 12th March saying that £63k had been received in respect of this event has proved to be incorrect. More on this later.
TUESDAY 15TH JULY BAPTIST CHURCH 30 HALF MOON LANE CORNER OF WINTERBROOK ROAD. 7PM GUEST SPEAKER VAL SHAWCROSS THE GREATER LONDON ASSEMBLY MEMBER FOR LAMBETH & SOUTHWARK.
ALSO LAMBETH AND SOUTHWARK POLICE TO MAKE STATEMENT ON LOCAL INITIATIVE.
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