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Archive for November, 2013

Play your part in brightening up our neighbourhood this Saturday 23 November, 10am – 1pm

With the assistance of Lambeth’s Community Freshview team, ASSA has arranged a neighbourhood clean-up for Saturday, 23 November, from 10am to 1.00pm.

The idea is that as many local residents as possible turn out to tidy up our streets (Albert Square, Aldebert Terrace, St Stephen’s Terrace and Wilkinson Street) and generally give the area a facelift. What does that mean? Things that you could do might include:

  • weeding between the paving stones and around trees/lampposts on the pavement outside or near your home
  • cutting back hedges or shrubs if they are overhanging the footpath
  • scrubbing out graffiti on walls and lampposts – we hope that Lambeth Crime Busters will help in removing the worst graffiti
  • help our street cleaner by clearing away any litter or rubbish
  • checking out communal features, such as the seating and raised flower beds outside St Stephen’s church

Bring your own tools if you have them, but don’t worry if you don’t as some tools will be available from Lambeth, and neighbours, on the day.

This is also an opportunity to get rid of any unwanted items you’ve had lying about in your garden or area. There’ll be a skip where you can dispose of them, along with the rest of the rubbish.

AND THEN THE SOCIAL SIDE

Afterwards, do come along and meet your neighbours over a glass of wine and some bread and cheese, kindly hosted by one of our residents in Aldebert Terrace (we’ll let you know the address on the day).

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Photographs from the Remembrance Image Project, narrated by Simon Gregor

Wednesday November 20th 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)
As part of the First World War centenary commemoration, the Remembrance Image Project is photographing wartime sites as they appear 100 years on, and using these images to foster understanding and debate about the war, and about the role of remembrance.Lambeth-based photographer Simon Gregor is leading the project, and has been travelling extensively in France and Belgium as well as in the UK to research the project.  He will be sharing a number of the images created during the research phase, in preparation for the project’s main activity in 2014-18.

Simon has previously exhibited photographic work in both London and Hertfordshire.  The Remembrance Image Project is part of the Imperial War Museum’s Centenary Partnership.   More information at www.riproject.wordpress.com
Duration 50 minutes, followed by question and answer session.

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One-way scheme rejected

Following the recent consultation about how to spend money from Lambeth for a Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme (NEP) in our streets, the council has now agreed to drop the proposal for an experimental one-way traffic scheme around Albert Square to discourage rat-running through our area. The ward councillors have now agreed to recommend the NEP funds for the following projects and proceed to statutory consultation on them.

New NEP recommendations 

–    Traffic calming in Aldebert Terrace, St Stephen’s Terrace and Albert Square (maximum spend £30,000)

–   Tradescant Road Pocket Park (maximum spend £20,000)

–   Claylands Green- Traffic calming and public realm improvements (maximum spend £45,000)

–   Bonnington Square- Public realm improvements (maximum spend £45,000)

–   Cycle and motorcycle secure parking – Various locations (maximum spend £10,000)

–   Heyford Avenue- Traffic calming (maximum spend £15,000).

The agreement also approved money for a communal bin store and implementation of tree planting and greening in various locations (£25,000), Meadow Road- build-out and greening (£10,000), and  Play Streets in Ashmole Road and Kibworth Street (as part of a separate process through the council website).

How to spend the £30,000? – Public meeting Tuesday 12 November

In order to pursue the welcome allocation of £30,000 to traffic calming through our streets with as much consensus as possible, ASSA has invited Councillor Imogen Walker and Haibat Abro, Project Engineer for Lambeth Transportation, to a public meeting with residents to discuss options for the optimum use of this money to reduce the speed and volume of traffic through our area. Haibat is an expert on traffic engineering and can advise on the cost and effectiveness of specific proposals. The meeting will also be an opportunity to discuss the format and siting of communal bin shelters, which has been another hot issue in our area.

We want as many people as possible to express their preferences so that we can proceed with proposals that are the most effective and cause the least upset among residents. We appreciate that the meeting is at short notice and may be at a time that is not convenient to you, so we welcome your suggestions and comments through this website or to the ASSA chair Peter Edwards on:  superedwards3@gmail.com

Traffic calming – NEP proposals public meeting

Tuesday 12 November

6.30pm-8.30pm

St Stephen’s Church annex

St Stephen’s Terrace

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