Wednesday, February 28, 2007
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Monday, February 26, 2007
All Saints OCncert
Sunday, February 25, 2007
International Women’s Day is a universally celebrated day that connects women around the world. The day brings together women on all continents – often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences to come together both to celebrate and to look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.
International Women’s Day 2007 represents a real opportunity for us to celebrate women in Lambeth. This year, from 6th – 9th March 2007, there will be a series of events across the Borough. These include:
Anne Ward from Lambeth Archives gives a talk at Carnegie Library on Tuesday 6th March, from 7.30pm, titled 'Educating Ethel: education of girls in Lambeth'. Lambeth Archives will also have a web blog titled 'Celebrating the lives of Lambeth Women' that will commemorate the contribution Lambeth women have made to education, politics, World War II, sport and health.
‘Food for thought’ hosted by Clapham Park Project and Lambeth Libraries at the Threshold Centre, Helby Road (off King’s Avenue) on Thursday 8th March from 5 – 7.30pm. Feel good, get pampered, with talks, poetry and music. For more information contact Stephanie on 020 8678 5900. Free event.
You are invited to The North Street Potters on Thursday 8th March at 6.00pm, have a glass of wine or a cup of tea and create a ceramic mural to celebrate International Women’s Day. All women welcome and no experience required! For more information call 020 7622 0681. Free event.
Women in Film event at the Ritzy Cinema on Thursday 8th March, from 10.30am to 3pm. This event questions the scarcity of film material focusing on and recognising the complexity of older women, their lives, concerns and aspirations. The day will include a discussion panel of industry professionals, including Tony Carr from Matcine, a presentation on the history of women in film and a screening of the film Bread & Tulips (2000), directed by Silvio Soldini and starring Licia Maglietta and Bruno Ganz. Tickets: £2.50 senior citizens / £5 everyone else. For tickets please visit the Ritzy booking office or telephone: 08707 550 062.
International Women's Day Night at the Dogstar on Thursday 8th March, from 8pm to 11pm. Pretty Petty Thieves will be hosting a celebratory evening of Live Music, Poetry, spoken word and Live DJs, so come along for some fun and informative discussions. Entry is £2.
A celebratory event at Brixton Library on the evening of Friday 9th March, from 7pm to 9pm, hosted by Councillor Lib Peck, with a women’s choir from Accapella, singer songwriter Bianca Rose, 'The Stylinquents' Bgirl group from Independance, Uzoamaka Okafor-Obi will be performing her poems and speaker Sonia Brown from the National Black Womens Network. Free event.
For information on all these events, please contact Lambeth Arts on 020 7926 0760, email: Artsweb@lambeth.gov.uk or visit: www.lambeth.gov.uk/arts
These events are supported by: Lambeth Libraries, Archives and Arts, the Brixton Town Centre, Norwood Town Centre, North Lambeth Town Centre, Clapham and Stockwell Town Centre and Streatham Town Centre Offices and the Lambeth Equalities and Diversities Unit.
Southwark has been rated as a three star authority ( maximum is 4 star).
The main service areas are listed below ,
Benefits 3 3
Children and Young people 3 3
Culture 3 2
Environment 2 2
Housing 3 3
Social Care ( adults) 3 4
This gives 17 stars out of a total of 24 for service delivery giving an average
of 2.8 stars
The grading of social care for adults is outstanding. and is the result of an assessment made by the Commission for Social Care Inspection.
In the Culture/Leisure heading the one area where there has been a reduction in the assessment of services, the following are deemed to be below the
lower threshold .
Resident Satisfaction for sport and Leisure facilities.
Resident satisfaction theatres and concert halls
Percentage of 5-16 year olds in school sports partnerships engaged in two hours a week minimum on high quality PE and school sport within and beyond the curriculum ( School sport and club links survey)
See below for full details
Saturday, February 24, 2007
2006 in provision of services
Although Lambeth's scorecard has is one STAR which is the rating in one area only
the average rating is 2.5 STARS and exclude the one weak area an average of 2.8. STARS 4 out of the six categories achieved 3 stars.
BENEFITS 2 3
CHILDREN & YOUNG PERSONS 3 3
CULTURE 2 1
ENVIRONMENT 2 3
HOUSING 2 2
SOCIAL CARE ( ADULTS) 2 3
Financial management & value for money
remain at 2
The one category that brings the Council into the lowest star rating ( one) is cultural services.
This area includes libraries & Leisure and there are 17 indicators.
Above the upper threshold --4 areas ( includes ICT libraries )
Between the thresholds --4 areas includes Library service satisfaction
Below the lower threshold-- 8 areas see below.
In this last category
Library service standards on access
Active borrowers as a percentage of the population
Resident satisfaction sport and leisure facilities
Resident satisfaction libraries
Resident satisfaction theatres and concert halls
Libraries service standard on stock
Stock level and Stock-turn
Cost per visit ( Libraries)
for more information
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Lambeth cant afford to pay for everyone who wants care services - growth in demand is outstripping the council's ability to pay for it with additional external resources.
There are no cuts in fact the budget is increased by £1.9m.
The same problem is hitting all other councils, but Lambeth are in a worse position because there are no reserves as the previous administration froze the council tax and used up reserves.
If changes are not made the cumulative extra cost would be £3.4m over 3 years
The District Auditor has insisted on an Adjustment to the accounts covering a period of several years and this is having an impact of some £15m plus.
The Local Government Association which represents all Councils in England sums up the situation.
It is increasingly obvious that insufficient funding and demographic pressure, local government cannot afford to offer to vulnerable older people the care that they, or wider society, might reasonably expect, both now and in the future.
They are campaigning to get the Government to provide extra funding .
Additionally more and more services previously available at hospital are being
delivered by local authorities but without the corresponding transfer of resources from the PCT.
At the monthly meeting of the MAC about 24 people gathered to be updated on the Lottery Bid
and the proposal to create a new children's play area close to the Rosendale Gate.
NORWOOD LODGE SITE
Zoe Birt from the Norwood Road outline the objectives of NORA Norwood Road Residents association.
1. to Get safer access to the park at the Norwood Gate ideally with a light controlled crossing- the current Zebra is very unsafe as its on a bend and approaching high speed traffic travelling north dont have good sight line when approach the crossing.
2. The Main objective is to object to the current recycling activities that are taking place within the site of the former New lodge ( demolished) and also the proposal to relocate the Parks servicing crews and equipment from the centre of the Park.
The Nora reps were advised to take up their concerns witth the consultants at the next meeting. 19TH MARCH
John Spicer raised questions of the proposed use of the Temple Lodge as offices for the community Greenhouses and and possibility of Lamonte Johnson's arts workshop taking up temporary residence. Lamont'e services are much in demand and this was a good opportunity
to establish his scheme in the park. John asked whether the interests of the Community greenhouses had been considered as they had previously occupied the building when Greeen adventure were given £150k Lottery funding to run the Project.
John sought detailed information on the allocation of £120k for improvements and demolition on the site. He was told that this could be answered by the consultants. on 19TH MARCH
HERNE HILL JUNCTION
The issue of the demolition of the toilets and whether they are to be replaced and who would pay for this was discussed without consequence . The view of the Parks Department that they would be happy to see no provision at that point was noted.
However I think all present felt there should be a continued provision and that could also benefit bus drivers.
LIDO/ CHANGING ROOMS/ PADDLING POOL
The entrance to the Lido and the enhancing and securing of the access to the carpark/ pedestrian access to the park and the Lido raise issues of security design railings etc.
Neither the Mac nor Land Use Consultants had been involved in this and as HLF funding was
available for remodelling this area the MAC were seeking involvement.
However this is an aspect where the Parks department must have a view and input .
No information was available on the CHANGING ROOMS or Paddling Pool.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Friends of the Lido are planning an exhibition for the Lambeth Country Show on 21/22nd July.
DO YOU HAVE Photos, Ticket, Menu programmes
indeed any memorabilia going back to 1937. May we borrow them
wem would reproduce them and return them to you promptly.
We have found the young lady who was thrown into the pool by the Mayor in 1937 indeed we have also found someone who played net ball on the site before the pool was built.
Please contact =Yvonne Levy (020)7274 3615 firstname.lastname@example.org
drugs and shootings
Sunday, February 18, 2007
MEETS TO DISCUSS THE PARK, LOTTERY BID PROPOSALS
THE HERNE HILL JUNCTION NEW PLAYGROUND FOR
MEET MONDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 7.15PM
PEABODY RESIDENTS HALL
ROSENDALE ROAD ( ENTRANCE OPPOSITE HAWARDEN GROVE)
The most important issue for the residents of Herne Hill and all park users that
access the park via the Herne Hill Gate is the future of the JUNCTION PROJECT
which is designed in the best interest of all users and the same time as meeting the
junction objectives of improved pedestrian and cyclist safety, better bus flow
and environmental improvements to the public realm as well as meet in the Heritage Lottery Funds requirements of improved access to the park.
What is forgotten too is that any Transport for London funding spent on the park boundary realignment and entrance improvement , again an express wish of the MAC and the HLF will release funding for other projects within the park . SO IN CASH TERMS £100k WOULD BE WORTH £200K to the borough.
Skilled manipulation could convert the value of the original proposed £100K
by the park into £600,000.
And yet we find that the Brockwell Park Friends and MAC want to change the design.
COME ALONG TO LEARN THE OUTCOME OF THE MAC MEETING WITH LAMBETH
TRANSPORT ENGINEER AND SUPPORT THE HERNE HILL FORUM JUNCION SCHEME
FORMAL PUBLIC CONSULTATION JAN 2005 82% SUPPORT FOR THE SCHEME
PETITION IN SUMMER 2005 OVER 1,000 SIGNATURES.
LAMBETH TRASNPORT AWARD
Lambeth short-listed for top transport awards
Lambeth has been short-listed for the London Transport Awards 2007 in the categories of "Transport Borough of the Year", and "Cycling."
The nominations come on top of Lambeth being named "Sustainable Transport Borough of the Year" by Transport for London last year.
Cllr Nigel Haselden, deputy Cabinet member for transport and parking on Lambeth Council, said:
"Competition for these awards is tough so I'm delighted that Lambeth has been short-listed. We are working hard to improve transport, balancing the needs of road-users by maintaining our streets and making them safer, while at the same time leading the way among local authorities in promoting sustainable forms of travel, such as cycling and walking.
"The improvements are having a real effect on people's day to day lives, making the borough a safer, more pleasant place by cutting congestion and accidents, and helping in the fight against global warming by reducing carbon emissions. The nominations are a tremendous reward for the borough and the staff who have worked so hard and innovatively during 2006 and before."
The nomination for Transport Borough of the Year came as a result of the council's all round approach to improving transport, with the right mix of maintaining and developing road infrastructure while at the same time placing a strong emphasis on promoting sustainable forms of transport.
Recent developments include:
- A 2.9 per cent fall in traffic figures in the borough since 2001.
- The renegotiation of the council's parking contract to offer a fairer deal for motorists.
- The introduction of a council work place travel plan to cut non-essential car-use by staff, and the introduction of pool bikes for staff, showers at council offices, and an electric pool car. Figures show single-occupancy car journeys by staff going to and from work have fallen nine per cent in the last two years.
- The continuing promotion of car clubs as an alternative to car ownership.
- A major project to improve street lighting in the borough.
- The introduction of school travel plans at 30 schools, with another 33 schools on schedule have travel plans in place by March. This is reducing 'school run' car journeys.
- A £15 million investment to improve the 'street scene', including the removal of unattractive street clutter, improvements to footways, the replacement of street name plates, and upgrading tired street furniture.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The following Motion is being presented to the full council at Lambeth Town Hall
on 28th February 7pm.
This council notes with alarm Royal Mail's proposals to close the sorting office in Herne Hill
and transfer the service to Camberwell Station Road.
The closure wil lnot simply represent the loss of a much needed local amenity for the neighbourhood but will result in environmental damage- in the form of pollution and congestion-residents are forced to make extra journeys to the Camberwell sorting office to collect parcels and packets. Should residents with in future to pick mail up locally they will be forced to pay extra and to queue at the local post office counter which is not suitable for this purpose.
it resolves to write to Royal Mail urging postponement of these proposals pending:
1. Proper consultation with local residents and businesses with the opportunity for stakeholders to suggest alternative options including retention of the current office.
2. conduct of a full environmental Impact Survey of the propose change.
The council also notes aspirations amongst residents and businesses that the buildings from 128-136 Herne Hill- including the sorting office site-should be joined with the Half Moon Lane conservation area in neighbouring LB Southwark. it instructs officers to add development of proposals for a Herne Hill conservation and Urban Design Team's work programme for
Cllr Jim Dickson, Herne Hill ward, Executive Member Finance.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
CREATIVE ARTS DIRECTORY
responsible marketing agency, http://www.livity.co.uk/ is putting
together a directory of the Creative Arts Industry. We would like to
support them as part of our drive to regenerate Brixton.
It's a great opportunity to positively promote our community and show
the outside world that Brixton has a lot more to offer than guns and
drugs! There are a lot of people doing a fantastic job in Brixton, we
just need to know who, where and when.
So if you are a photographer, designer, journalist, artist, writer,
musician, etc. or if you know anyone that should be included, please
forward this website address.
It's free to register, there will be a big launch at the Academy in
March but you have to do it before Friday. Sorry for late notice.
Whats news this week..........CHILD POVERTY AND CITY BONUSES
RAISED ON THIS website on 11th January
The route will be introduced in January 2008 and will run every 12 mins from Tulsehill
( confirmed as from the roundabout) towsards Brixton via Effra Road/ Brixton Road
Kennington Park Road to Elephant.
CARE CHARGES TO RISE
- Make it less likely that people will get the services they need eg to have a bath, to have proper meals
- People are then more likely to have to go to hospital due to a crisis, costing tax payers more than if preventative services had been provided in the first place
- 700 people (Council's presumably conservative estimate) will have their services taken away from them (people do not get services unless they REALLY need them you would be shocked if you/your family/ friends were being treated like this)
- Increasing the costs of services eg of home care, from £7.55 an hour to £17.50 an hour, making it more likely that people will refuse services and so lose touch with Social Services
- Reducing respite services to carers, making them more stressed and making it more likely that disabled people will be abused
- Reducing the funding to over 25 local voluntary/ community groups providing services to disabled people and their carers, ranging from 10-50% of current funding, putting some organisations' existence into jeopardy.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Herne Hill Society
Monday, February 12, 2007
ARTS BUSINESS IN BRIXTON
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Results of engineering study
- The sewer network is clear of debris, maintenance of the sewers in this area is effective and is not the prime cause of flooding in this catchment.
- There does not appear to be significant correlation between high flows in the Effra Trunk Sewer, high groundwater and sewer flooding.
- The trunk sewers have adequate capacity to carry the flows generated by the combined sewer catchment in the Brixton area.
- Flooding occurs during storm rainfall events due to the lack of hydraulic capacity of the local sewer network.
- A number of solutions to improve the hydraulic performance of the network have been identified. The solutions include increasing sewer capacity, flow diversion and storage. Solutions have been identified to avoid flooding downstream.
Project Proposals & Programme
Element of work
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Summer 07- Spring 08
Flaxman Road & Eastlake Road
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Storage & pumping station
Spring 08 - Autumn 08
Millbrook Road & Coldbarbour Lane, Wyck Gardens,
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Summer 07- Spring 08
Northway Road ( through Ruskin Park, crossing Denmark Hill )
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Major tunnelling, sewer upsizing, storage & pumping station
Rush Common, Railton Road, Kellet Road, Mervan Road,Talma Road, Effra Parade, Dexter Road Adventure Playground.
Installation of additional drainage devices to protect individual properties.
Communication with Stakeholders
- Briefing L B Lambeth Officers, including streetworks coordination
- Briefing L B Lambeth Members
- Letters/leaflets to customers
- Press releases
- Customer Drop in sessions (exhibitions) in advance of planning applications and works
- One to one meeting with customers
- Consultation with land owners in accordance with Thames Water code of practice
- Road signing, advanced warning & diversion routes etc
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