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Max Roach Park
March 17, 2017, 2 Comments

Lambeth councillor Jane Pickard, cabinet member for families and young people, says the council is determined to keep one o’clock clubs open. She wrote the following letter in response to […]

Illustration for closure of children's playground

One o’clock clubs are a godsend for parents, don’t cut them

March 17, 2017, 1 Comment

As Lambeth council prepares for yet more cuts across the whole range of its services, Laura Silva warns that the end of children’s one o’clock clu ...

Air Pollution above Lambeth

Brixton’s Criminal Air

January 31, 2017, Comments Off on Brixton’s Criminal Air

Simon Still calls for bold action from politicians as Brixton leads the UK in pollution caused by cars and commercial vehicles Brixton was in the news ...

Mejool dates

LETTER: Don’t buy dates from illegal settlements

January 4, 2017, 3 Comments

LETTER Many Brixton stores sell dates for the holidays. The very best are Medjoul dates from the Jordan Valley. Unfortunately those from Nour in Brixt ...

  • Nick Buglione in eighties
    Decades of Brixton: growing pains of the noughties
    December 15, 2016, Comments Off on Decades of Brixton: growing pains of the noughties

    Nick Buglione continues a journey through time with his recollections of Brixton – this month, the noughties Sooner or later, we grow up and cast aside our youthful indulgences. And have […]

  • Adviser Sue Noel helps a visitor to the Briton Advice Centre on Railton Road. Photo by James Hopkirk
    JAM today, poor tomorrow?
    November 22, 2016, 1 Comment

    Nathan Scott, barrister at law and adviser and county court advocate at the Brixton Advice Centre, looks at how national politics hits local people hard and what may be in […]

  • Youth Parliament member Krystelle Stedford
    ‘I am your amplifier’ says Youth Parliament member Krystelle
    October 3, 2016, Comments Off on ‘I am your amplifier’ says Youth Parliament member Krystelle

    As Black History Month begins, Krystelle-Jade Edward-Stedford, Lambeth member of the Youth Parliament, asks what it actually means to be Black and urges young people to make their voices heard. […]

  • Buses outside Brixton Tube station
    Clean air in Brixton: Have your say
    August 22, 2016, 1 Comment

    Vassal Ward councillor Paul Gadsby urges everyone in Brixton to take part in the council’s clean air consultation Lambeth council has just launched a vital consultation on an issue that […]