February Half-Term Boot Camp
CEF Lyncx is running another activity camp for young people at Windmill Gardens from Monday 14 to Friday 18 February, 10 am to 3 pm each day. Age range 7 to 16, contact community7@CEFI.org.uk in case there are still places, or see the website, www.cefi.org.uk
Power to Change – film at Marcus Lipton Centre
The first public screening of this film by Celebrate Life will be on Friday 18 February at the Marcus Lipton Centre in Minet Road SW9. Real stories of Londoners, from loss and violence to resilience and hope. Free entry for residents of Coldharbour and Vassall Wards, open from 6-30 to 10 pm, evening also includes a DJ, Youth Talent and Caribbean Food. Enquiries to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Homes for Lambeth isn’t Working
That’s the theme of a rally this Saturday, 12 February, 2 pm to 4 pm outside Lambeth Civic Centre, Brixton Hill. Spurred by Lambeth’s ongoing plans to demolish several of its estates at great cost for a minimal increase in Council-rent homes after 20 years, several groups including XR, Acorn, Radical Housing Network, Refurbish Don’t Demolish and Save Central Hill Estate are coming together to resist Profit over People. Rather than demolish social housing to create 3000 investment properties, they say that retrofit and sensitive infill is better for both the environment and communities.
Enquiries to email@example.com
Brixton House Theatre is coming alive
Shows are getting underway at Brixton’s new performance space. Mugabe, My Dad and Me will run at the new theatre on Coldharbour Lane from 24 February to 5 March, and again from 29 March to 1st April. It charts the rise and fall of one of the most controversial politicians of the 20th century, through the personal story of Tonderai Munyevu’s family and his relationship with his father. Duration 85 minutes, shows generally at 7-30 pm, plus selected matinees at 1-30 pm. More details at https://brixtontheatre.co.uk/whats-on/ or enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Health and Wellbeing Days
Late news from SE London Clinical Commissioning Group about walk-in events at 4 Lambeth sites, around the February half-term holidays.
Various health checks and advice will be available, and Covid vaccinations will be available for those over 12 years of age. Enquiries to email@example.com
Hillmead School, Moorland Road, SW9 – Saturday 12 or Sunday 13 February, open 10 am to 3 pm each day.
St. Stephen’s Primary School, Dorset Road, SW8 – Monday 14 or Tuesday 15 February, 10 am to 3pm;
Glenbrook Primary/ Harris Academy, Clarence Crescent, SW4 – Wednesday 16 or Thursday 17 February, 10 am to 3 pm;
Fenstanton Primary School, Abbots Park, SW2 – Friday 18 or Saturday 19 February, 10 am to 3 pm.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Issues such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders are common and often start at a young age. Once again Art4Space are hosting a course at their Stockwell Studios, working with IT’s aPlayground and Studio Moross. The course is designed to teach people how to spot signs of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis, to young people aged 8 to 18. This will be a two-day course on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 February, but there is a discounted fee if you book by Monday 14 February – enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website, www.art4space.co.uk
More events and deadlines coming up soon
Ferndale Low Traffic Neighbourhood – Consultation starts
Finally the scheme is open for comments – officially from Monday 14 February, and closing on Sunday 20 March. Once again, this will be via a Commonplace website, so you should be able to see other people’s inputs. See https://fdstreets.commonplace.is/
If you are disabled, or supporting a disabled person, Transport for All is offering 30-minute consultation slots between 10 am and 4 pm on Tuesday 15 February to discuss how this LTN affects you. To sign up, contact Caroline at email@example.com or phone (020) 8124 8155 – and please confirm where you would like to meet up in the LTN area.
Lambeth Site Allocations Document
We flagged this up last month but briefly, Lambeth Planners have identified 3 sites around Brixton for high-density development, together with 2 further sites at Loughborough Junction. If you have specific concerns, our colleagues at the Brixton Society would love to hear from you – e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Among other things, the proposals would impact on two place of worship, numerous voluntary organisations at 336 Brixton Road, and Mosaic Clubhouse on Effra Road. Curiously, the document is silent about the future of Brixton Waterworks.
We must remind you that the deadline for comments is midnight on 21 February – you can use the Commonplace website https://lambethsadpdsite21.commonplace.is/ or e-mail representations direct to email@example.com
Air Quality Consultations
Two consultations are currently underway – one by Lambeth and another by the Greater London Authority – but both are considering measures to reduce air pollution. Is it all about diesel vehicles or are there other sources that need to be considered?
The GLA consultation closes first, on 27 February and the link to proposed Planning Guidance is at https://consult.london.gov.uk/air-quality-neutral
Lambeth Council is drafting an Air Quality Action Plan, based on a vision adopted last November. Closing date for comments is Thursday 31 March.
Lambeth have promised a further round of consultation on the draft plan in July/ August. Refer to the Consultations page on the Council’s website, or use the Commonplace site, https://cleanairlambeth.commonplace.is/
Lambeth Country Show
The Show returns to Brockwell Park over the weekend 16/17 July, but if you want to run a stall or put on a performance, you need to start the booking process now. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website https://lambethcountryshow.co.uk
Are you working with under 5s?
Lambeth Early Action Partnershipare publicising an on-line conference to be held on Tuesday 22 March, 9-30 am to 1-30 pm, organised by the National Children’s Bureau. The theme is Reducing Inequalities in Early Childhood – for more details and to register see www.ABS_Annual_Conference/register
Funding, Training and Support
These grants were previously flagged up by Integrate – if you missed the original notices, contact email@example.com
Your Best Friend grants are available to support activities with girls and young women aged 13-24, but the deadline for applications is Friday 18 February.
Ragdoll Foundation offers funding for projects that use the Arts and Media to address the concerns of Children, up to £50,000 for up to 3 years.
Deadline for applications is Monday 28 February.
IB Thrive is a free programme of masterclasses and mentoring to help Lambeth business owners recover and then thrive. Monthly sessions will kick off with a launch event on Thursday 10 March at 6-30 pm at Impact Brixton, above Market Row in Electric Lane SW9. Following events will also be Thursdays at 6-30 pm. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Charity Excellence Frameworkoffers a number of support services including a free funding finder service, resource hub, advice on governance and a regular newsletter. See their website at https://www.charityexcellence.co.uk or enquiries to email@example.com
Due to our limited Forum budget, we had to scale back our membership of Locality but we are continuing to receive their monthly bulletins.
Back in December, the trustees of the Small Charities Coalition decided to close the organisation due to a shortfall in funding. In the last months of the financial year, they are winding down and supporting existing members in their transition to other sources of support. A final evaluation report is expected to appear in March.
Business Support through Lambeth Libraries
If you have a business – or are looking to start one – Lambeth Libraries can still provide support: contact Rachel Samuels at 07 944 733 172 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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