Archive for May, 2012

ASSA  are pleased to announce that they are getting together with the TARA Residents to hold a   BBQ Big Band Jubilee Party.

The event will take place in ALbert Square Central Garden.   Everyone is welcome but PLEASE drop us a line ASAP  with an idea of the numbers so that we can  have an idea of numbers for BBQ etc.




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The fabulous and wonderful Slade Garden Adventure Playground will be having their fun day.

Awarded great honours – it is the most fabulous local space for our children to operate on their own – away from their families and still supervised – or for the younger children one can  supervise and stay.  Many think far better than Battersea Park Adventure play area.


A 5 Minute walk from South Lambeth to Stockwell and there are a number of wonderful things – not least  this play area .  Anyone with Children older than say 4 go take a look .It is their Open day . It is a great resource that should be better supported  so go along and support it !

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A fabulous event – Fun for all the family – great stalls food and creatives.

Enjoy ! – 



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Has Lambeth understood the impact of Vauxhall’s development on demand for our local library?

That is the question that Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library will put to Adrian Smith, the director of cultural services at Lambeth Council, at a public meeting at the library on Monday May 28th, from 6.15 to 7.45pm.

Why is this an issue?
The current proposals for the future of the library service in Lambeth involve a cut of near one half in money spent on Tate South Lambeth Library over the next two years (a cut that is much higher than the average for the whole library service). This will inevitably result in a reduction in the service provided – most likely, and immediately, through slashing the number of hours it is open. Its future as a small and under-resourced library must be in doubt – whatever the statements from Lambeth representatives that they do not intend to close any library.

Yet over the next two years – and beyond – the population living in the Vauxhall area is due to rise massively as the result of ongoing and planned investment in residential housing there, as part of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea development.

Does the proposal make sense?
Lambeth Council representatives, at the two public consultation meetings held at the library in April, claimed that they have consulted Greater London Authority figures for population in Vauxhall before setting the funds available for the library.

How up-to-date are Lambeth’s figures? Have they taken account of high-rise development in the future?

The meeting on May 28th is your chance to raise these – and other – questions. Come along to Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road.

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 Sunday  Afternoon Pageant –  4 June Things to consider for the London Jubilee pageant

Big Potential effect on travel for us locally.  Anyone wanting to travel North -South is going to meet with a problem over access to the Bridges at various times. LOCALS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE UTILITY BILLS to SHOW THEIR LOCAL WHEREABOUTS and perhaps WHY they NEED to GET BACK.

 POLICE ADVICE :  Here is the  current Police advice:

Sunday 3rd June 2012 - River Thames Pageant, Chelsea to Tower    Bridge

There will be a large scale security operation in place in place from 7am with the closures and searches of the bridges. Large areas of Central London from Chelsea through to Tower Bridge will be affected during the day.

Bridges will have various closures in place and many will have viewing areas where the flotilla can be viewed by invited guests only:

1. Invited guests only: 

Albert, Lambeth, Westminster, Jubilee (Hungerford), Blackfriars, Millennium and Tower.

2. Bridges where pedestrians can cross but stopping to view the pageant is banned:

Battersea and Chelsea.

3. Bridges where traffic can cross (except 3pm to 5.50pm) during the pageant:

Vauxhall, Waterloo, Southwark and London.

It is expected that Central London will be busy with 1000 boats on the river and the opportunity to see this once in a lifetime event. A number of premises overlooking the river have already identified that they are holding events. They will need to consider access routes to their buildings. 

Businesses will need to consider their logistical support and areas such as staff travel. The main information will be available:


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A Set of Keys were handed in. Found in Albert Square. 

5 keys on a fob – and what looks like a bike lock.

Please call Rosemary on 07792 901295 if you have lost any keys at Trash or Treasure


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(View from ALbert Square to Wilkinson street-   HAPPY NEIGHBOURS `)

Well At least it Didn’t rain!


We  had a lovely Trash or Treasure with about 20 homes putting out stuff and hundreds  of people coming through to buy it.

Ski suits going  on the North side of Albert Square; wonderful crocheted blankets on the  Eastern; cocktail dresses to take you to you the Ritz on a rather  snazzy  dapper and sophisticated Wilkinson street  who did fabulous things – but only on one side of the street !   AND vintage paste + vintage golf clubs + all things charitable on ALdebert Terrace.

Albert Square featured  too  West side had  ONLY  2 good shows from residents  with wonderful plates and glass. On the Eastern side   – regrets remain  for all those who cast their eyes on that  that unbought iconic parmesan grater.

Quality kids clothes going for 50 pence an item. Old and loved toys for 10 pence. Skates for £2 worn only 10 weeks before outgrown but costing new £140 –  This is trash or Treasure.

St Stephen’s rarely participates strongly as a street and this year was a total ZERO.( Answers please on a post card from St Stephen’s occupants). Actually that is wrong. One lovely house left out diddy seed pots that we hope to recycle for the Jubilee Celebration with  sunflower seeds – perfect size for a  jubilee sunflower race).

 Buying Perception:

We  hope that most people who came through the sale enjoyed it and felt that they left with a bargain.

The reason for starting this event was to contribute to  education re  concept of recycling and avoiding land fill. We used to do a lot better on getting stalls in to talk about environmental input. We will try harder next time.

Critically  our   aspiration is that the neighbourhood   can catch up and chat and have a laugh. Importantly to make it safer because more people will know care and look after each other – and the kids will equally know and be known.   We are very privileged to have an environment that many country villages would  be thrilled with. Today was a lovely event – where those who made the effort to buy or sell  probably left with a better feeling about our community.

THANK YOU  to all the wonderful people who made all the difference to the success of the day !


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Trash or Treasure- Local Table Top Sale- THIS SATURDAY 

The weather looks good for the ASSA Residents Association Table Top Sale

This is the annual event where Local residents are able to put up tables outside their homes and sell their former treasures. It is a great chance to declutter and spring clean and is a great community recycling scheme.  Children can  spring clean their rooms of old toys and practice their entrepreneurial skills while earning money  to buy the next toy or give the money to their favourite charity or cause.

Anything apart from food can be up for sale or given away.   The idea is to recycle and keep items out of landfill for longer.

Residents are able  to sell on  the  4 streets that make up Association area and give away or sell their wares. Everyone else  is welcome to come in and pick up a bargain.

Where:  The streets of St Stephens, Albert Square, Tradescant Road and Wilkinson Street.

When:  11 am –  1 Pm.

Further info:  Local residents may set out their items on a table before the 11 am. Please be ready to sell FROM 11 am.   Items can be sold or given away.    Please spread the word amongst neighbours, friends and local schools and clubs and any other local networks.

    Come Along and Grab a Bargain ! 

Local Residents sell their wares.

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Every Saturday and Sunday
11.00–15.00,  FREE

Liminal invites visitors into a physical, material and social experience of sculpture through touch, interaction and collaboration. Supported by a changing artist devised programme. Suitable for all ages.

BP Saturdays: Tate Together Art Fair
Saturday 9 June
10.00 – 15.00, FREE

Drop in to Tate Britain and experience Art Fair– an interactive event for families of all ages. There will be the opportunity to shape and create sound performances, explore a fictional Art Fair where you can barter, make and exchange; as well as contribute to a live press Newspaper which is being printed throughout the day. 

BP Saturdays: Tate Together is supported by BP

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We have been asked to get the word out on this and are happy to do so. Please pass this on to all/ any creative types. in our Wider neighbourhood.  Perhaps a jubilee Mosaic for posterity sounds rather fun.
Get your creativity flowing through the medium of MOSAIC
This course covers basics as well as more advanced techniques – dive in at whatever level suits you!
We have a studio packed full of amazing materials for you to use and create your own art piece.Classes held at: Art4Space Community Arts Centre, Stockwell Studios. McCall Close, 37 Jeffreys Road, Stockwell, SW4 6QU.
Classes will run on Tuesday evenings
– 6.30pm until 9pm.Cost (all inc): £20 – drop in class£90 – 5 week course£185 – 10 week course       CONTACTElinor SeathArt4Space:www.art4space.co.uk             eli@art4space.co.uk07949 154 628

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