Lambeth Country Show back on in July - 20th/21st

After last year's near-cancellation then late staging, the Country Show is back to its usual July slot! Huzzah! Brockwell Park, July 20-21. May the sun shine upon us!

Crime report for Lambeth

The local Neighbourhood Watch have released their report on crime in the various wards in Lambeth. Herne Hill ward has been suffering from an increase in street robberies, especially in the Milkwood Road area.

NB: since posting this report on the web site that was sent throuhg from the local police we have been told that it is out of date and not the correct one.

As soon as we get the correct one it will be posted up here again.

LiTTLe MACHiNe Library Fundraiser Tonite Feb 23

Last min info ... and somewhat off-patch but Lambeth is involved! When Croydon Council decided to hand Upper Norwood Library over to the community to run they offered funding of £75,000 a year from April 2013. This meant a drop of over £100,000 from Croydon’s current contribution of £187,000. Lambeth Council, who currently fund the library jointly with Croydon, have pledged annual funding of £170,000. The decision followed the council’s consultation with the local community which, as expected, showed overwhelming support for keeping Upper Norwood Library open, in its current position, and run as an independent body. So The Upper Norwood Library Trust and a campaign to save Upper Norwood as the UK's only independent fully indie library was born.

To assist in these efforts, stalwart performers LiTTLe MACHiNe are putting on a fundraiser 7.30 tonight at the library, 39 - 41 Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ. You might recall their knock-out show for the Herne Hill Music Festival in October. Great guys, great cause, great show. There should be tickets left for this terrific one-off library fundraiser but best check with the library first - 020 8670 2551.

New Norwood Leisure Centre to be named by public vote!

We're bordered by Norwood and we're all in some part of Lambeth, so you might like to know that the site of former Norwood Hall will soon be the home of a healh and fitness centre, which Lambeth would like locals to name. The centre should be ready by spring of next year and if you have a name suggestion, you have until Feb 7th of this year to email in a suggestion to:


Couldn't find the web link for the story source by the The Mercury, but you can read an old-fashioned newspaper clipping scan below, dateline 24th Jan





Crime figures and report for Lambeth Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators

The report from the Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators is out. Herne Hill burlgaries have been causing problems and personal theft has hit record highs.

Download the full report here

Hedge planting continues til Thurs 13 Dec 2012 11am - 3pm, Cressingham Ridge, Brockwell Park

Hedge planting continues until Thursday 13th December 2012 from 11am - 3pm in Cressingham Ridge, volunteers welcome! Almost 800 metres of native hedgerow is being planted along the ridge on the WESTERN side of Brockwell Park. This hedge will be the longest, newly planted hedgerow in Lambeth! Hawthorn, Cherry plum, Hornbeam, Field Maple, Spindle, Dog rose and more will provide food and nesting sites for birds and support bees, butterflies, small mammals, amphibians and insects. It will also be a colourful hedgerow for park visitors to enjoy.


If you would like to get involved in helping to prepare and plant this very special hedgerow then do join in. Volunteer sessions take place Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursdays throughout December, January and February.


Funding coming from the Biff Award and Veolia Environmental Trust has made it possible for Brockwell Park Community Partners (BPCP) with Trust for Conservation Volunteers (TCV) to undertake this project.


Contact information:

38th annual Lambeth Country Show, Sept 15th & 16th


It looked to be dead in April - Lambeth Council seemed set on cancelling this year's Country Show. But people in Lambeth were irate and took to social media in protest (see: Then VOILA! it is back and perhaps because of decision-making delays your 38th annual Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park at a new time in September! Highlights over the weekend are to include live music from two music stages, sheep dog displays, horse jousting, flower and vegetable competitions, farm animals and best in breed shows, dogs jumping through fire and riding on bikes, delicious food and much more.




Your 2012 MAIN STAGE music line-ups:


Thurs 26 July sees the Olympic torch depart from Camden at 6.48am and reach Lambeth at 12.10pm at the Denmark Hill/Coldharbour Lane junction from Southwark and travel down: Coldharbour Lane • Acre Lane (passing Windrush Square) • Clapham Park Road • Clapham High Street • Long Road • Cedars Road • Queenstown Road •


If you go out for a butcher's, be aware that the torchbearer will run with a special team from the Metropolitan Police Service - the Torch Security Team. They run in a bubble around the Torchbearer, no one should try and enter into that bubble whilst the convoy is on the move. This is for their own safety as much as the torchbearer’s as the relay is a moving convoy of motor vehicles. It’s the job of the Torch Security Team to stop people from trying to get into the bubble around the Torchbearer! Spectators are advised to use public transport and to leave their cars at home if possible. Some bus routes may be diverted, so expect delays!


Lambeth Olympic torch relay route confirmed! Thursday 26 July

On Thursday 26 July, day 69 of the Olympic Torch Relay, the Olympic Torch will set off from Camden and enter Lambeth at approximately 12pm at the Southwark borough boundary of Denmark Hill/Coldharbour Lane. See the map below for projected route - the torch will pass just north of the bottom of Herne Hill Road.


The relay will then continue along the route, passing Windrush Square where market stalls and a children’s entertainment area with athletics activities will take place. The torch will subsequently exit Lambeth into Wandsworth via Long Road passing by Clapham Common.


Road into Lido carpark remains closed - nearly done?

As of this afternoon, the carpark into the Lido remained closed. It looks nearly done but as you can see from the picture composite, there are still post holes to sort out. At least people have figured out a way to come in from the street through the fencing (pic 2, counterclockwise from top)! Saves the long walk round from the Lido Cafe!


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