Railway Arch evictions

The Railway Arches tenants are to finally vacate premises in less than three weeks’ time. Lambeth officers have conditionally approved the redevelopment application and justified their decisions with relating it to the “….national, strategic and local policies within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), London Plan and the Lambeth Local Plan”. The application fo...

Public conveniences

Early in the year, there was hope of getting the Windrush Square toilets back into functionality. The council officers even went as far as costing the refurbishment project and gave us hope that the public would finally have the privacy of spending a penny in Brixton. Well, you can’t have public and privacy in the same sentence it seems, for the council has again caused outrage...

Youth and knife crime on the increase

Knife crime in Lambeth is reported to be on the increase.  Records show that for 9 months leading to January 2016, youth crime had gone up by 9%. The image above shows “… a knife taken from a 12-year-old in Brixton in May 2016” (source: Roy Smith, Chief Police inspector, Lambeth). A group of representatives from Lambeth warned that this summer, there is going to be more viol...

Clapham Film Unit

A grant of £15,626 was used to provide an art and filmmaking project that enabled participation with art and film, encouraged self-expression and creativity, and promoted community inclusion. Clapham Film Unit, formed in 2008, helps local people to tell their own stories through film. They recently created a project which brought together local young residents from different b...

Carenet

A grant of £5,000 was used to deliver a one-year healthy living project for Muslim women living in the Big Local North Brixton area. This project worked in partnership with The Women’s Health Program, which promotes the adoption of healthy lifestyles among low-income Muslim women living in north Brixton. The project focused on young women between the ages of 13 and 18 years an...