Monday, July 30, 2007
HERNE HILL JUNCTION PLANS
HERNE HILL JUNCTION PLANS
SCHEME DESIGN AND OPTIONS
ARTIST'S IMPRESSION OF PARK ENTRANCE
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Friday, July 27, 2007
lambeth licensing review
LAMBETH LICENSING POLICY REVIEW
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS 24TH AUGUST
London Borough of Lambeth: our disclaimer is at the end of this e-mail.
We have just commenced public consultation on the revision of the Lambeth Statement of Licensing Policy.
The revision has sought to make the policy more focussed to Lambeth, and to address the issues that have arisen since the first policy was published in January 2005.
The Statement of Licensing Policy is a document that sets out in broad terms the way in which the Council will deal with licensing matters. It is governed by constraints from within the Licensing Act and also the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State. The policy is not necessarily absolute and can be departed from if there are justifiable circumstances.
The closing date for responses is Friday 24th August, responses should be sent in writing to:-
The Licensing Team
2 Herne Hill Road
London SE24 0AU
Or licensing @lambeth.gov.uk
Environment, Culture and Community Safety
London Borough of Lambeth
2 Herne Hill Road
0207 926 6140
Fax 0207 926 6130
NEW JAZZ CLUB
NEW JAZZ CLUB FOR CENTRE OF HERNE HILL
application to change the hours of trading at TSOLO 49/51 NORWOOD Road. A JAZZ CLUB drinks till 4am and refreshments till 5 am
The above application although available on the shop front has just been posted on the SOUTHWARK Council's website today.
Local residents who feel they may be affected by late night dispersals can make representations. Although it is likely that under the new 2003 Licensing Act impacts will be dealt with retrospectively.
This now makes at least four establishments trading beyond till 4am.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Late Night Economy
CENTRE OF HERNE HILL IMPACT OF LATE NIGHT ECONOMY AND LICENSING.
The Forum has taken the initiative in asking for a review of licensing by Southwark and Lambeth for the Centre of Herne Hill and its impact on people living close to the centre and the quality of life including public safety in the centre.
Present weakness on the Lambeth side are an apparent lack of joint action
Under the New Licensing Act 2003 which came into effect in November 2005.., enforcement can be a matter for Police, Licensing Officer, Planning Noise Team, Environmental Health. There isn't one point of call for a resident to report to.- notwithstanding that there are two Acts placing a duty on the local authority to take a lead role..
We are also seeking a joint approach by LAMSOUTH to planning and licensing. To achieve a Neighbourhood Centre with a good mix of provision needs a strategy policy.
An approach was made to the 9 councillors whose wards cover Herne Hill and our MP and GLA representative. We have had interest and support from all quarters a a meeting was held recently to address the issues attended by
good representation from both boroughs including Sharon Rowe the new Police Commander for Lambeth, Licensing chairs, officers. residents and business people and Councillors .
Tessa Jowell will issue a report on the meeting shortly
CLrs Sharon Malley, Becca Thackray , Clare Whelan and Dominic Thorncroft .
Thanks to those who couldn't attend but have been working diligently on this issue.
Please forward any comments to
Please see Herne Hill Society for lots information and further updates
on the Junction.
BRIXTON CENTRAL SQUARE PLANS
ITEMS 19 AND 20 TATE GARDENS AND WINDRUSH SQUARE
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Open Day at Brixton Rec - 28 July
Lambeth Council will be holding a family open day at Brixton Recreation centre on Saturday 28 July, from 8am to 8pm.
Where: Brixton Recreation Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road, Brixton SW9
When: Saturday 28 July 2007, 8am-8pm. Admission free.
There will be lots of free taster sessions from 10am till 4pm and both adults and children will have the chance to try out some of the exciting new equipment. Activities on offer include GLL FC (football), basketball, reactive sports walls, dance mats, London Swim School taster session, fencing, KWIK cricket, trampolining and swimming. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet the staff, see the crèche and find out more about the complete refurbishment of the centre.
The centre is currently undergoing a £2.85 million refurbishment which will make it a vibrant and friendly family venue, benefiting the whole community for many years to come.
For more information call 020 7926 9779 or 020 7926 9780.
Find out more about the Brixton Rec.
Published on 24 July 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
MILKWOOD GREEN FLAG
MILKWOOD COMMUNITY PARK GREEN FLAG AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS TO MILKWOOD RESIDENTS AND LAMBETH PARKS
FORMER PETROL STATION
OLD BP SITE HERNE HILL
Rumor is that the site has been bought on behalf of Sainsbury's
vICTORIA lINE CLOSURES
VICTORIA LINE EARLY EVENING SHUT DOWN
FROM TODAY 23RD. JULY THE VICTORIA LINE WILL CLOSE
AT 10PM ON MONDAY TO THURSDAY EVENINGS UNTIL NOVEMBER. LAST JOURNIES WILL COMMENCE AT 9.50PM.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Licensing Policy Review ( Lambeth)
LAMBETH LICENSING POLICY REVIEW OF 2003 ACT
further information to follow.
(Report No. 464/06-07)
The Chair suggested that as the policy was subject to consultation with consultees, the report should be deferred to a future meeting.
Councillor Sawdon referred the committee to page 32 of the report and sought clarification as to why only one example was given in the report. In response, the Divisional Director Public Realm confirmed that a draft policy was expected to be produced in July and that consultation would be undertaken with a range of consultees including the public and licensees. The consultees for the review are set out in the legislation requiring the review.
A member of the Herne Hill Society addressed the committee and stated that the Society was not aware of the proposed changes to the licensing policy. He emphasised that individuals did not know about saturation and opening hours. Therefore, he suggested that local amenities and societies should be notified. In response, the Divisional Director emphasised that there was a statutory requirement to review the policy, but this did not provide an opportunity to review individual licences.
A discussion ensued regarding consultation and it was AGREED that there should be a full consultation on licensing and that members of all parties should be invited to be involved in developing the new policy.
The Lead Scrutiny Officer stated that the Scrutiny Section could help provide resources for example, to assist in arranging a public forum for external consultation, or perhaps pay for consultants if required.
The committee NOTED the contents of the report.
new website for NORWOOD & TULSE HILL
Friday, July 20, 2007
COUNTRY SHOW 21/22
Where will you find Brian Paddick, Polly Toynbee, Cllr Steve Reed, Peter Herbert, Shane Collins sharing the same big tent this weekend? At Lambeth Country Show, that's where.
There'll be stalls from local community groups, films shows, a Speaker's Corner a Video Box and much more.
There will be two formal debates on Sunday, both very topical a purposely controversial:
At 2:00 pm,
"This tent blames the lack of discipline in the home for crime and anti-social behaviour amongst Young People"
And at 4:00 pm,
RAILWAY ARCHES MILKWOOD ROAD
FYI, the workmen confirmed that they are installing the platform lifts for the station, which should be in by year end. They also told me that the work will include renovation of the arches as retail spaces.
Osbornes are the firm installing the lift shaft and have use of several arches for their plant equipment etc. As a quid pro quo they will be laying on water sewage and electricty connections for the arches.
July 20, 2007
The demon drink and a political spliff
It is too soon to draw firm conclusions about the impact of changes to drinking laws on criminal activity. Early signs in yesterday's Home Office statistics are not encouraging: 26 per cent of antisocial incidents last year had a link with alcohol, compared with 24 per cent the previous year. In addition, more crimes were committed between 6pm and 6am and more occurred later at night. Since the laws were relaxed in the hope that the more liberal approach to drinking would reduce crime, these may be taken as poor results. But the evidence connecting licence law changes with crime remains inconclusive. News from the accident and emergency unit at St Thomas' Hospital in London is more concerning ? 8 per cent of cases were drink-related in March 2006 compared with 2.9 per cent in March 2005. But this research needs widening because of the capital's disproportionate role as a centre of late-night entertainment.
LATE NIGHT ECONOMY
All-night drinking law fuelling rise in street violence and disorder
More than one million people were attacked by drunken thugs last year as the first official analysis of round-the-clock drinking revealed increasing public disorder in the early hours.
Alcohol-fuelled violence rose in the first full year of relaxed licensing laws, with a particular jump in the hours after midnight as clubs and pubs stayed open later.
While crime fell around the traditional 11pm closing time, the British Crime Survey figures indicate that longer licensing hours simply shifted the disorder to the early morning.
When the law was changed the Government suggested that ending the 11pm closing time would result in less violence as people would leave bars at different times. But police have had to deploy more officers to cope with the thousands drinking in town centres after midnight.
British crime survey extract from The Time 19th July 07
Impact of Licensing Reforms
A separate analysis of the impact the controversial licensing reforms have had on crime showed an increase in offences during night-time hours in the year after 24-hour drinking was introduced.
There were 940,522 violent crimes and cases of disorder and criminal damage committed from 6pm to 6am in the year after pubs and clubs were given permission to open later, compared with 933,701 in the previous year.
Overall the BCS showed that crime was stable in the year to March, although vandalism was up 10 per cent and violent crime rose by 5 per cent, although the Home Office said the rise was not statistically significant.
There were 101,370 robberies in recorded crime figures for England and Wales - a rise of 3 per cent - the highest level for three years.
On the day that Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, admitted that she had experimented with the cannabis when she was a student, figures showed that drugs offences were up 9 per cent, to 194,300 cases.
They included a 9 per cent rise in possession of cannabis to 130,000 incidents, which Home Office experts said was due to the police handing out more warnings to users following the drug's reclassification to class C.
Possession of other controlled drugs also rose, showing a 12 per cent rise to more than 36,600 cases. The total number of recorded crimes fell by 2 per cent to 5.4 million.
"One of the biggest challenges we face is that public perceptions of crime levels remain high," said Ms Smith.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Noise control Lambeth
Party down the street keeping you awake at night? Noisy neighbours making your life a misery? Then call our noise control service - we're here to help keep the volume down.
What is noise nuisance?
Our service aims to tackle unreasonable noise disturbance and reduce its impact on the quality of people's lives in the borough.
We investigate complaints about:
- loud music, TV or radio
- persistent shouting, banging or other unreasonable domestic noise
- parties or other entertainment
- building and DIY work at unreasonable times of the day
- constant dog barking
- car and burglar alarms.
We do not deal with noise from ordinary domestic activities or where there is poor sound insulation.
What you can do
We provide a rapid response service at night, operating:
Sunday to Thursday evenings: 10pm - 3am
Friday and Saturday evenings: 10pm - 5am
Tel: 020 7926 5999
You can also report noise disturbances during normal office hours, Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm.
Tel: 020 7926 6111
Secretary Herne Hill Forum
TGROUBLED BY NOISE
Noise Advice SOUTHWARK
You can report a non-urgent noise problem by filling in the noise complaint form
. If the noise is happening now, call the 24 hour hotline on 020 7525 5777
. Southwark Council's noise team runs a 24 hour, seven day week service dealing with the control of noise, vibration, dust and other nuisances including
- Neighbours (loud music, parties and DIY work)
- Barking dogs
- Prolonged ringing of burglar and car alarms
- Entertainment venues, including pubs and tenants' halls
- Commercial / industrial premises and activities
- Construction sites
- Stationary vehicles and equipment in the street
Tackling a noise problem
Try to raise the problem with the person causing the noise, but only speak to them if you are feeling calm. Don't approach the person making the noise if you think your safety might be at risk. If you are a council tenant your housing officer will provide further advice and support.
If the noise continues, phone the noise team on 020 7525 5777 while the noise is actually happening. A noise officer will usually either phone you back or visit you within 45 minutes. We'll also try to visit the place or person making the noise and try to reduce the noise. All complaints are treated confidentially. If you're concerned about the person making the noise knowing that you've complained, let us know and we'll handle the matter as sensitively as possible.
If the noise occurs frequently, it may be useful for you to keep a diary recording details of when the noise occurs and what the noise is. This can be used as evidence if you act as a witness in court. We suggest you click here to download the Noise Diary
Penalties for noise makers
- A legal notice can be served on the person who is responsible for making the noise (normally the owner or occupier of the premises)
- If the terms of the notice are broken, legal action can be taken and the courts can fine the noise maker up to £5000
- Noise offenders may have all their sound making equipment seized, including TV's, CD's, tapes and loudspeakers. The courts have the power to keep all the equipment permanently
- If a Southwark Council tenant is served with a Noise Abatement Notice, the Neighbourhood Housing Office will be advised. This could lead to the tenant being evicted for breach of tenancy agreement
Our commitments to you
We are committed to delivering an excellent service to the community in Southwark.
When you contact us you can expect the following
- If you call us by phone we will respond in 76% of noise cases either by phone or visiting* you within 45 minutes of receiving your complaint (*if the disturbance is still going on)
- We will respond to 100% of noise complaint cases within three hours and send you written confirmation of our action
- We will send a written reply to a letter or fax/email enquiry within ten working days of receiving it
- We will provide advice on the option open to you if we cannot take action for you
- We will deal with you in a professional and polite way
You can help us deal with your problem quickly and efficiently by
- Contacting the noise team when the disturbance is happening and allowing us into your home so officers can assess the situation
- Letting us know if the disturbance stops before we have visited you
- Giving us the evidence we need to take action and acting as a witness in court if necessary
- Telling us about any change in your circumstances
- Filling in feedback forms so we can improve our service
How to contact us
If you want to make a complaint or need more information, contact us using the details below. If the disturbance is going on now, call our 24 hour hotline. Please note if you are emailing your complaint to us please include your postal address with full postcode.
Tel: 020 7525 5777 (24 hours)
Fax: 020 7525 5768
firstname.lastname@example.org The Chaplin Centre
London SE17 2DG
415 NEW BUS SERVICE TULSE HILL
BUS ROUTE CHANGES TULES HILL
CONTRACTS CONFIRMED 415 FROM JANUARY 08
The 415 would run between Tulse Hill and Elephant & Castle via Tulse Hill, Brixton Road and Kennington Park Road. It would run every 12 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytime and every 20 minutes on Sundays and evenings. Route 333 would be rerouted between Brixton and Kennington via Stockwell Road and Clapham Road Route 432 frequencies would be adjusted to reflect demand along less busy sections of routeing south of Tulse Hill. It would run every 12 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytime (currently every 10 minutes) and every 15 minutes on Sundays and evenings. The extra school day only journey on route 432 would be retained. This scheme would create the following benefits: · Increased capacity on the busy Tulse Hill to Brixton corridor · New direct links between 1) Tulse Hill to Kennington and the Elephant & Castle via Brixton Road· Allow more passengers to travel through Brixton Town Centre by reducing the need for interchange
NEW TRIPLE TOWERS FOR ALBERT EMBANKMENT
Plans are being drawn up for a thre tower consustruction at the above site
the highest would be 90m- 27 stories
It is proposed for the site preently occupied by Hampton House.
TAKE AWAY CLOSES
CHICKEN SHACK 25 NORWOOD ROAD,,,,
Now closed.. that make two two takeaway chick shops closed recently.
The Norwood Road one was licensed till 5am.
POST OFFICE SITE
SIGNS OF RENAISSANCE.......
There are signs of activity in six of the Railway Arches in Milkwood Road
could be that Spacia are about to make them usable again after several years of closure.
Also builders have started preliminary works on the former Post Office site.
The Permission is for a commercial shop unit on the ground floor and seven 2 bed roomed flats.
Friday, July 13, 2007
DCC AWARDSGRANT TO HH FORUM
DULWICH COMMUNITY COUNCIL GRANT FOR FORUM
The Herne Hill Forum was awarded £1,000 towards our running costs for the coming year. This goes meetings expenses, hall hire printing and leflet distribution. Each Meeting has a distribution of 4,500 leaflets. .
The award was supported by local Councillors Robin Crookshankj-Hilton, Toby, Eckersley and Nick Vineall.
PADDLING POOL TO REMAIN CURRENT at LOCATION
Following a heavy handed process called consultation, with the option favoured by most of the paddling pool users not even posed as an option
an excellent compromise has been reached which provide the following.
1. A nature conservation area.
2. Bore hole for new water source.
3. Children's paddling pool ( a very small one indeed
4. and and children.s wet play area all within the the present site.
5. The retention of the yew hedging.
The consultant who prepared the original options including the demolition of the changing rooms is no longer with Land use consultants..
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
HERNE HILL JUNCTION PLANS SEE THE MAP AND JOIN THE DEBATE.
Monday, July 09, 2007
Dear Paul Please try to be at Brockwell Lido at 7am on Tuesday 10th July.
A swim will cost you only 70p! The press will be invited to record upwards of 70 swimmers swimming in the beautiful Lido at 7am on the 70th anniversary of its opening ceremony in 1937.
There will also be a chance to buy a copy of Out of the Blue, a book written in celebration of the Lido by Peter Bradley. Peter will be signing books at 9am and 2pm. There will also be cake cutting ceremony at those times.
The 70p swim goes on all day but please note that the pool will close early - at 5pm.
Brockwell Lido Users (BLU)
Web site: www.brockwelllido.com
Friday, July 06, 2007
TREE CULL FOR FAWNBRAKE AVENUE.There are several issues affecting trees and residents in Fawnbrake Avenue and dialogue is going on between Lambeth and residents.There are diseased trees, tress breaking up pavements and the old chestnut of " the trees are causing subsidence .Lets hope a sensible solution is found. Many of the Victorian treeshave outgrown their location. Smaller trees are often planted as a replacementThanks to Councillor Rebecca Thackray who is facilitating this matter.
FORCES AGAINST THE HERNE HILL JUNCTION
LAMBETH LIB DEMS AND FRIENDS OF BROCKWELL PARK
TEAM UP TO SCUPPER HERNE HILL JUNCTION SCHEME.
> One Wednesday 4th July there was a motion put forward by LibDems to the Lambeth Council Assembly requesting that the plan be stalled and a way found to preserve
> Brockwell Park in the regeneration (the Motion fell). Also every Councillor had a copy
of a flyer from Friends of Brockwell Park.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
NIGHT TIME ECONOMY
TSOLO 49/51 NORWOOD ROAD NOW A JAZZ CLUB
APPLIES FOR EXTENDED OPERATING HOURS
DETAILS SHORTLY ON SOUTHWARK'S WEBSITE
DULWICH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
DULWICH COMMUNITY COUNCIL 10TH JULY 07
Please see attached link for the next Dulwich CC meeting on Tuesday 10 July 2007 at 7pm. The meeting will be held at Herne Hill Baptist Church , Half Moon Lane , SE24.
Regards,Beverley OlamijuloCommunity councilsSouthwark Town HallTel: 0207 525 email@example.com@southwark.gov.uk
VELODROME WHATS ON IN BURBAGE ROAD
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION CHARGES
ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING OF TWO CHILDREN. HERNE HILLI can confirm a local male was charged on Tuesday evening with two counts of attempted kidnap.One charge was for the incident on Monday 25/06/07 at FRANKFURT ROAD SE24. The second charge for a incident on Wednesday 27/06/07 at RED POST HILL SE24The accused was kept in custody to appear at Tower Bridge Magistrates this morning Wednesday 4th July 2007.RegardsJeff JenkinsonPS 47MD SNT Village Ward
ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTIONS LAST WEEK.
a 19 Year old man has been arrested and is assisting in the enquiries in the above matter.
LOCAL DISPERSAL ZONE
DISPERSAL ZONE INTRODUCED IN PART OF HERNE HILL
The police and Lambeth have introduced a dipersal sone on the Peabody Hill Esate
including Peabody cottages in Rosendael Road.
WORK WITH ANIMALS???
VAUXHALL CITY FARM
This is an ideal opportunity to become involved in one of the hidden treasures of London. Covering 1.5 acres of land, Vauxhall City Farm is home to over 60 animals and provides a chance for Londoners to meet farm animals face to face. It also provides opportunities, education and training for people in the local community and beyond.
We are looking for an administrator to join the team at the farm to provide administrative support including dealing with enquiries, taking bookings, dealing with petty cash and income, maintaining stationary stocks, assisting with health and safety issues and being present at meetings where appropriate.
Pay: £8.20 per hour
Hours: 22.5 hours per week (hours are flexible to suit a successful candidate, although they need to be worked over a 4 or 5 day week). Occasional weekend and evening work.
To discuss the post with a member of staff and/or request an application pack, please call 020 7582 5104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: 25th July 2007. Interview date: Wednesday 1st August 2007
RAIN & HAIL
RIVER EFFRA RETURNS TO BRIXTON
OUTSIDE TOWN HALL TUESDAY 3RD/ JULY 6PM
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Fwd: Streetcar News - July
Note: forwarded message attached.
LLOYDS BANK HAVE CONFIRMED THAT
THE HERNE HILL BRANCH IS NOW PERMANENTLY CLOSED
Monday, July 02, 2007
ROSENDALE ROAD SAFETY MEASURES
ROSENDALE ROAD SAFETY MEASURES.
Jean Bergin reports - following a long campaign of lobbying to introduce safety measures in the vicinity of Rosendale Primary school .
Thanks to Thurlow Park ward Councillor Clare Whelan who has facilitated the process and supported the campaign both as Executive member and opposition spokeswoman.
Thought I would share my good news and excitement.
Had a meeting this morning with Clare Whelan, Hayden Tuck and Tim Jackson about the outstanding safety issues.
Lambeth are proposing a 20mph limit on Rosendale Rd from Norwood Rd to the South Circular.
To put in cycle friendly speed humps (a new design I believe)
To put speed cushions on the section of Rosendale Rd from Lovelace to Turney Roads which is an emergency vehicle route.
To put in a pedestrian crossing at All Saints Church for the nursery users.
To improve the crossing places at the Turney/Dalkeith/Rosendale roundabout.
And finally to finish the yellow lines and school keep clear markings.
I think this is a great result because they have listened and come back with a complete scheme rather than a piecemeal effort. All I have to do is keep up the pressure so it doesn't slip down the priority list. Hayden Tuck said that the planning process and funding applications are about half way through.
LIDO OPENS WITH A SPLASH .........OF RAIN THAT IS.
The Brockwell Lido opened this morning at 6.45 prompted with about 30 dedicated swimmers . Over the course of the next three hours about 60 people had turned up.
SWIMMERS TIPS bring no valuables as there are no lockers in fact be prepare to change poolside as the dressing rooms are a little smaller than previously.
MCGLUE & BEAMISH are running the refreshments kiosk and are open early in the day so many people were swimming snacking and then going off to work.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION
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