Archive for July, 2010

Vassall Ward Councillor Steve Reed is looking for your suggestions for buildings to be added to Lambeth Council’s list of Buildings of Local Architectural or Historic Interest. His request relates to Vassall Ward only – see link for map of streets in the ward – note that ASSA is in Stockwell Ward – but perhaps you should contact your councillor if you have suggestions for other wards.  The list will be separate from the national register of Listed Buildings, which gives buildings a specific legal status/protection. Lambeth’s aim in pulling together an additional list of buildings of local interest is “to identify and designate those buildings of local interest so that the Council can consider their significance when determining any planning proposals affecting them”. Buildings on the list will not automatically receive any additional protection. Instead, being on the list will flag up to the council that their significance should be considered in any planning applications. The first draft of the list Lambeth has produced includes only three structures in Vassall ward so far

* Freemans Builing on Clapham Road – currently being developed by Galliard Homes
* Summerhouse in Myatts Fields Park
* Stone horse trough at the top of Vassall Road (near the Union Tavern)

Most other wards have a much larger number of buildings. Are there any other local buildings of interest that you think should be added? The criteria for inclusion includes :
1. Architecture
2. History
3. Close historical association (connections with people or events of borough or national importance)
4. Townscape
5. Age and rarity

If you’d like to suggest any buildings/structures for inclusion on this list, contact Steve at SBradley@lambeth.gov.uk and he will request they be added on your behalf. Let bathsheba99@gmail.com know too!

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Our local Tate Library on South Lambeth Road is currently showing an exhibition of lively and vibrant painting and artwork by children from the Herbert Morrison Primary School.

The show has been put on by the Friends of Tate Library South, with support from ASSA. ASSA donated funds from our Summer Fair 2009 to the Friends to help with the costs of putting on this and similar shows in the library.

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Albert Square and St Stephen’s Association
Annual General Meeting
Everyone welcome!
The Annual General Meetings of the Albert Square and St Stephen’s Association, ASSA (covering all residents in Albert Square, St Stephen’s Terrace, Wilkinson Street and Aldebert Terrace) will be held on:

Tuesday 6 July 2009,  St Stephens Church, 8pm

Please do come along from 7.30pm, when refreshments will be available.
1.      Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 16 June 2009
2.      Review of the year from Chair
3.      Kate Hoey MP
4.      QUESTION TIME: your chance to ask questions to ASSA Committee, Kate Hoey and ward councillors
5.      Policing report
6.      Summer fair
7.      Planning
8.      Treasurer’s report and presentation of accounts
9.      Election of Officers and Executive Committee for following  year (see below)
10.    Election of Honorary Auditor
11.     Any other business.
Copies of the accounts and the minutes of the last AGM will be available at the meeting.

The present Officers and members of the Executive Committee are:
Chair: Chris Morrison;   Secretary: Brenda Kirsch;   Treasurer: Sid Stiles;   Honorary Accounts Checker: Tony Andrews
Other Committee members: John Allinson, Jim Davies, Peter Edwards, Rosemary Ellis, Emma Francis, Andy Lindo, Neil Sanders, Alex Wajih, Victoria Wynn


ASSA welcomes the involvement of residents – old and new – as members of the Committee. If you would like to get involved or have queries about this, or wish to nominate yourself or someone else for the Committee, please call Chris Morrison on 020 7582 7184 or Brenda Kirsch on 020 7735 6087.

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