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Devon Thomas

Lambeth Enterprise

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Project Smith

Royal Society of Public Health Level 2 Award in Understanding Behaviour Change Training Course

Please find attached flier for the RSPH Understanding Behaviour Change training that will be taking place on 28th/29th June.  This course is ideal to help you understand the basic theory around behaviour change and how to put it into practice.

This two day course is open people from organisations that work with adults in the Project Smith wards of Lambeth.  The wards are:

  • North LCN – Stockwell, Ferndale and Larkhall
  • South East LCN – Vassall and Coldharbour
  • South West LCN –  Streatham Hill, Streatham St Leonard’s and Streatham Wells

Places are limited therefore we can only allow one applicant per organisation.  Please see that attached documents for details of the course and how to apply.

RSPH Understanding Behaviour Change L2 Training Course June 2017 Information

Urgent Message!


Date:-Thursday 6 July Time:- 6.00pm
Location:-The Department Store, 248 Ferndale Road, S.W.9 8FR


1) Welcome-Chair Devon C. Thomas

2) Introduction to Squire & Partners- Henry Squire

3) Future Brixton Update and Urban Space Manual- Will Steadman, Lambeth Council, Investment , Growth and Neighbourhoods

4) Information Exchange- Indo-American Refugee and Migrant Organisation- Olivia Stewart

5) Access to community spaces and assets- Clapham Park Project

6) Any other business

7) Dates of future meeting

Are you planning an event in the next few months? Do you want more people to join in your group’s work? Send your news to Alan Piper, Forum Secretary,

You are warmly invited to the Brixton Fund event on Wednesday 28 June at 7pm in the Popbox, at Pop Brixton.

At the event you’ll have chance to meet our 7 shortlisted projects over drinks and light refreshments and vote for your favourites (see below for more details!)

We are asking people to RSVP here so that we can get a sense of numbers:

Please do forward onto friends, family and any fellow Brixtonites.


Inter-faith Show of Unity – Monday 3 July

Members of the Brixton Business Community, working with Faiths Together in Lambeth, have organised this event for Monday evening from 7 pm to 8 pm on Windrush Square, in front of the Black Cultural Archives.
The event is intended to show community and religious unity in the face of recent events.  It is open to all and attendees are welcome to invite friends and colleagues.  Enquiries to or

Conference for Voluntary/ Community Groups

We hope you found last month’s Funding Fair useful – we saw several familiar faces from our patch. The next step in rebuilding support for the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) will be a borough-wide conference to consider the support that groups need from the Council and other agencies, and how to organise it.  This has now been set for Monday 17 July, 9-30 am to 4 pm at The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, off Kennington Lane, SE11. More details are expected shortly.
Lambeth Country Show
Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July in Brockwell Park, from 12 noon each day
If your group will have a presence at the Show, please tell us (including where to find you) and we will try to mention you in our next bulletin soon.  Our Forum is part of the Lambeth Forum Network (LFN) who will be represented as part of the “Being Involved” feature in the Lambeth Health Trail marquee.  Plans are still being finalised, but do come and introduce yourselves – various forum members will be helping out during the weekend.
Free Show at Longfield Hall
Saturday 29 July, 6 pm at Longfield Hall, Knatchbull Road SE5
Come and celebrate the Hall’s history with a Music Hall extravaganza, recalling the musicians and performers who lived around the Myatt’s Fields area since the hall opened in 1889.  This is the climax of a Heritage Lottery-funded project researching and showcasing the hall’s history and activities.  Enquiries to Catherine Hamilton on 07 952 945 769, (Tuesdays & Thursdays only).
Free Eco Audits for Charities
The London Sustainability Exchange is offering fully-funded eco-audits and tailored support packages for VCS organisations that want to “go green”, improve their performance and reduce their impact on the environment.  This is funded by the City Bridge Trust – enquiries to Thiago Haberli on (020) 7234 9400 or
Office space wanted
Does your group have space to spare, short-term or long-term?  Respeito is seeking an office on a budget of around £500 a month. They are happy to share an office with other people, but need a private space 2 days a week to see their clients.  Northern half of Lambeth preferred.  Contact Fernanda Correia on 07 533 168 198 or
Office supplies – printer refills 
If you have an Inkjet printer or copier that uses Brother 1100 ink cartridges, our Secretary has some spares to pass on to a deserving cause – no charge, but you would need to collect.  Contact Alan Piper at or (020) 7207 0347


How to Keep it Local:

Five step guide for councillors and commissioners

Locality’s new How to Keep it Local: Five step guide for councillors and commissioners is the handbook for pioneering councillors and commissioners across the country who prioritise local commissioning and delivery, leading to improved services for local people, savings for councils and economic resilience in their communities. Download the guide here

Your New Town Hall

Invitation to 4th Brixton Neighbourhood Construction Forum


I am writing to you on behalf of the Your New Town Hall project: Muse Developments (developer), Lambeth Council (project partner) and Morgan Sindall (contractors)…


Download the document  Invitation 4th Brixton Neighbourhood Construction Forum


Potential new street design



Please register for this free event at

Download the document Help shape the future of Atlantic Road 

English classes in Lambeth

It was great to meet you at the Portuguese Project meeting the other day.
Just to let you know that we have lots of spaces available in our free English classes in Lambeth. If you know any Portuguese speakers who might benefit from this please do let them know. The class is every Wednesday morning in Vauxhall, 9.15-11.15am, at St Anne’s church on Kennington Road. It is for any levels of English – all will be accommodated.

I have attached a flier to hand out or a poster to put up. Please do let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks so much



I am working on a new series of Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast.
We are looking for passionate food lovers who are looking for some help on a DIY build for an event or just at home. This could be anything from building something to grow veg on a balcony or small area, to building a new version of a BBQ.
We would love to spread the word in Brixton, and so wondered if you might be able to post our flyer on your website or social media pages.
Rebecca Ingram
Assistant Producer
Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast

Myatt’s Fields Park


Midsummer fun

Well, we couldn’t have wished for a lovelier summer fair, could we? Gorgeous weather, the whole community out in force to feast on cake, sip cocktails, peruse the stalls, play, laugh and dance together.

A big high five to everyone who helped make the day so special!

Looking for funding?

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their neighbourhoods and communities even better places to live are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

We’re looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, we mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages.


We’re also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this we mean a group of people who have things in common and wish to come together to address something that is important to them. These ideas could be based in one neighbourhood, or cover a wider area.

Applying is easy. It’s an online process with a step by step guide from start to finish.

Find out more

Live music on the bandstand


Every Sunday afternoon from 6 August to 17 September, Stop Look Listen will be back, hosting acoustic sets on the bandstand from the best new music acts from London and beyond.

Would you like to perform?

Email Stop Look Listen with a link to your music and use the subject “Bandstand music.”

Crowdfunder: Brixton Pound


The Brixton Pound is fundraising to turn their popular pay-what-you-feel cafe on Atlantic Road into an accessible platform for community activity, including performances, workshops, meeting space, and culinary events.

Click here to find out how you can help support them.

Central Brixton Public Realm Design Study


Brixton town centre’s attraction and unique character stems from its vibrant street life, its large number of independent traders, its cultural venues, and longstanding ethnic mix. People who live and work in Brixton mostly travel on …

Download the document here brixtonpublicrealmreportFINAL4lowres

Loughborough Junction


working together to realise local aspirations

In 2013 Loughborough Junction Action Group (LJAG) together with

London Borough of Lambeth (LBL) produced the Loughborough

Junction Plan. Download the booklet here pl-loughborough-junction-masterplan-booklet-2015-2


Managing Volunteers Effectively – Level: Basic Thursday 23 March, 9:15 – 4.00 pm

Venue: CITI, 33 Canada Square, London E14 5LB, nearest Underground and DLR Station: Canary Wharf

There are a few places left for the free training session below.

To book please contact: Patricia on 0781 2006 441 /, with the full name, role, email, mobile number and dietary requirements. Refreshments and lunch will be  provided (a kind donation from CITI Group)

This session will introduce you to good practices on the recruitment and management of volunteers to ensure that you give and get the best from them in enhancing the growth and development of your organisation. The session will cover volunteers’ recruitment, appointment, induction and how to effectively utilise their skills & retain them. If for unemployment reasons you are unable to cover your travel expenses to be able to attend the training, please let me know in advance so we can make arrangements to reimburse the cost of your ticket. Should you have any other specific needs please contact me to discuss it (e.g. child care). You will receive the programme and venue details shortly.

 Do not miss this opportunity!