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Memorial tree planting for Ivor Picardo 10 February 2018

Urban Growth are arranging a memorial tree planting for Ivor Picardo on February 10th. I’m sorry we have not been able to give more advance notice. However, I hope that many of you will be able to attend.   We are arranging for a memorial plaque, and would appreciate suggestions of what it should say. We would also welcome your suggestions – as many other gardeners knew him better than any of us at Urban Growth did, of what might be said or specifically done on the day itself. We would also very much appreciate word being spread to other interested...
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Attention: Food Growers in Lambeth

Impact Hub Brixton is hosting a Local Food Growers’ Meetup this coming Monday (22nd January) at 6.30pm at its Open Project Night. This event is open to all: all are welcome. If you’re a food grower and want to meet others growing fruit and veg on patches of land across the borough this is the event for you. We’ll feed you and you’ll enjoy good company and the benefits of sharing resources and inspiration on how to. If you would like to, we’d love you to come along and briefly introduce your project. Please bring any leaflets, pictures, posters or...
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First friendly voice

We’re looking for volunteers in Lambeth to come and help on the Macmillan Cancer Support line. We know cancer changes everything. Many people find it hard to talk to their loved ones about cancer, or to talk about it at all. Sometimes, talking to someone outside the family and group of friends can really help. A chat with one of our experts can help someone find the words they need. Macmillan Frontline Team: people like you We are looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers for one three-hour shift per week to help the Frontline Team by offering practical and emotional...
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Safer Neighbourhoods Community Contact Sessions

Allan and Julie-Anne will be holding regular Community Contact Sessions in the coming months for the Ferndale Ward. This is in response to concerns raised regarding the closure of some Front Offices across the Met and the possibility of Officers being less accessible to you. Members of the public raised concerns about the potential loss of police presence within the community and also a lack of face to face contact with Police. The Met’s intention is that all Dedicated Ward Officers will hold a weekly Surgery for about an hour in order for their residents to drop in to report...
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Annual Memorial Service at West Norwood Cemetery 15 Dec 2017

A time to commemorate those whose funerals have taken place here with us. Family & friends are invited to place a remembrance card on the Memory Tree. From 2pm.   Norwood Road SE277 9JV All are welcome. For any more information please contact 0207 926 7999 or email Jacqueline Landy For a map see the events page on Lambeth Council’s website The Annual Memorial Service at Lambeth Cemetery in SW17 is a week earlier, Friday 8 December at 2pm

Annual Memorial Service at Lambeth Cemetery 8 December 2017

A time to commemorate those whose funerals have taken place here with us. Family & friends are invited to place a remembrance card on the Memory Tree. From 2pm. Blackshaw Road SW17 0BY All are welcome. For any more information please contact 0207 926 7999 or email Jacqueline Landy For a map see the events page on Lambeth Council’s website     The Annual Memorial Service at West Norwood is a week later, Friday 15 Dec at 2pm  

Girls Friendly Society comes back to Brixton

The Girls Friendly Society has recently re-launched its Brixton-based group for girls and young women at The Edmundsbury Estate Community Centre on Ferndale Road! The group which opened its doors on Wednesday 8 November 2017, offers opportunities for young women aged 10-17 to meet new friends, take part in new activities and gain new skills.       About the GFS Girls Friendly Society (GFS) is an organisation that has been providing opportunities for girls and young women since 1845 – with our first project starting in Brixton! We brought the group back to our roots this year and have...
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London Borough of Culture – send a photo of your inspiration

Lambeth is bidding to the Mayor of London to become London Borough of Culture in 2019 or 2020.  Inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture awards, the London Borough of Culture is a new initiative aiming to capture the energy and imagination of an entire city. Lambeth’s bid needs to be based on what people living and working in the Borough would like to see, run and participate in.  We have worked with groups from across Lambeth who have identified as being part of a passionate and open-minded community with a radical and campaigning spirit.  We want your help...
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Event: Lambeth Together – 9 November 6-8pm

Lambeth Together is an exciting development integrating Health and Social Care in an alliance, bringing together different organisations and stakeholders to work as one. It builds on the great things we are already doing in Lambeth and will help us plan to do even more. Click here to find out more about Lambeth Together. Lambeth Together 6pm- 8pm, Thursday 9th November registration from 5:30pm 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA It is key that those who work in health and social care in Lambeth, both paid and unpaid, feel they have the trust and permission to focus on people and...
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Apply now – get Bags of Help for your community project

Local community schemes including Bandstand Beds have successfully applied for ‘Bags of Help’ funding. Here’s info from Tesco about how to apply for up to £4,000 in funding.   Tesco Bags of Help – Community Funding Scheme The money raised by the 10p carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund a large number of projects that benefit the local community. This includes improving community buildings, indoor and outdoor spaces, buying new kit or equipment, training coaches or volunteers, hosting community events, and capital and revenue projects. Three projects in each Tesco region receive an award every...
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Enrol for Creative Sparkworks new film makers course

Aged 18-30, interested in films and a #filmcareer? Join our #FREEcourse ‘VOICE4HEALTH’ Find out more on 26/10/17 at 157 Lambeth Walk SE11 6EE. We are looking for young adults aged 18-30 who are interested in working in the film industry, to train with us on our ‘Health In Mind’ project. They will learn technical skills on industry equipment to make a short narrative film to share awareness and stop the stigma on youth mental health matters, and gain paid work placements on productions in London. Our past trainees were lucky enough to work on Spectre (James Bond), 100 Streets, A...
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Conference: Linking the local to the London-wide

Invitation to a tenant-led conference for social housing tenants, TRAs, TMOs and Co-ops Linking the local to the London-wide Saturday 28th October  9:30am-3:30pm  London Welsh Centre  157-163 Gray’s inn road, London WC1X 8UE  This conference will build on the success of our 2016 post-Housing and Planning Act conference, which brought together the largest number of mainstream London social housing tenant representatives than had occurred in many years. We will provide updates on our work since last year, look at changing perspectives since the Grenfell disaster, some of the key issues for tenants at the local level and links London-wide, including the draft...
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