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Market 7 days a week???

 

Some of you may have received a letter from Lambeth Council detailing proposals for a market trading 7 days a week, from 8am until 11.30pm in Station Square on Railton Road.

 

The letter was very poorly worded and has caused understandable consternation and confusion in the community. There will be a meeting to discuss this and allay people’s concerns - details coming soon.

 

Planning permission has been sought from Lambeth to make the popular Sunday farmers’ market a permanent fixture. However, no application has been made, or will be made, for a 7 day a week market. There is no need or desire for this.

 

The planning permission currently being consulted on is to allow the following;

  • A weekly farmers’ market
  • The ability to organise ‘one off’ events

 

Lambeth spells out its welcome to visitors with designer bike racks

 

One of the controversial 'Welcome to Lambeth' signs installed last summer at a cost of about £1,000 has been removed from Waterloo Road and replaced with a new designer bicycle rack.

 

From: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/4918

Southwark News investigation into CoolTan collapse seeks news/opinion

Just last week BBC Radio 4 completed its 3 part series 'The Charity Business', which examines how charities work, asks what they're for and how accountability can be improved to assist an better cost/benefit equation (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09w87yd). 

Dr Bike checkups in Lambeth all summer

If you're beating the heat with more cycling, chances are you need a service or bike service advice! Dr Bike events being held across Lambeth - from Norwood to Clapham to Vauxhall (and points in-between) - throughout the summer. Get advice, a checkup, a fix ... check the Lambeth Council Events page for dates, times and places: https://bit.ly/2M3Q2h1

Friends of Brockwell Park deplores licensing go-ahead for Field Day event

Independent parks charity, the Friends of Brockwell Park (FOBP), deplores the decision by the London Borough of Lambeth’s Licensing Committee to grant a licence to Field Day/Mighty Hoopla to hold a massive, gated event in Brockwell Park this 1-3 June 2018. Lambeth’s decision comes despite a prolonged local campaign, in which FOBP played a prominent role.

When a Biodiversity Assessment is Just a Chat on the Phone

At the meeting on 18th January to discuss the proposed Field Day and LoveBox music festivals in Brockwell Park this summer, Lee Fiorentino of Lambeth's Events Department made some very encouraging statements about Biodiversity and Brockwell Park, as I am highlighting below. For why the biodiversity of Brockwell Park is so important, and Lambeth Council's legal requirements to safeguard it, see Helen Firminger's comprehensive article posted 21-1-18:

https://brockwellparkcommunitypartners.org.uk

Helen Hayes MP: "Events of 40,000 people are simply too large to be accommodated in Brockwell Park.."

"Events of 40,000 are simply too large to be accommodated in Brockwell Park without unacceptable consequences for both residents and the environment in the park." Helen Hayes MP

Whilst Chukka Umunna MP uncritically passes on Lambeth Events Team statements, Helen Hayes MP has made her position fairly clear. In an emailed response to residents who expressed concerns about the poorly consulted proposals, she said:

Carnegie Pop Up Consultation Report

Lambeth Council and GLLheld an exhibition about their plans for the Carnegie Library on 21st-22nd June.

At the same time, the local community hosted a Pop Up Carnegie Library in Ruskin Park provided reading, a book swap, craft activities, chess club, panel discussions, free cake and good conversation. Thanks to all who came along. We had a lovely time.

Jeffrey Doorn on the upcoming Carnegie "exhibition"

We caught up with Jeffrey Doorn of Friends of Carnegie Library at the 2016 Ruskin Park Summer Fair on June 18th where the Friends also ran a stall. Jeff talks about what is happening with respect to Lambeth's Carnegie Library "exhibition" at St Saviours Hall on Herne Hill Road (at Finsen, near the Carnegie) this week when plans for the library will be shown, and what the Friends will be up to. Friends of Carnegie are still campaigning to claw back the library and hope people will question, not just accept plans.

Carnegie gets an "exhibition". But will there be consultation?

Like other local residents, I have received a notice from Lambeth Council, finally promising an "exhibition" about plans for the Carnegie. They no longer refer to it as "Carnegie Library".

It is not obvious whether this "exhibition" will address the main issues. Will it explain the plans for operating the library - staffing, hours, book stock? And will it explain when the building can be reopened? Nor is it obvious - especially given the choice of words - that there will be any consultation.

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