Lambeth Community Pride Awards

Written by on September 11, 2016 in Brixton People, Celebrities, Community, Council - No comments
Award winners with mayor Jaffer and Miranda Brawn

Award winners with mayor Jaffer and Miranda Brawn

Jacqueline Gomes-Neves from Loughborough Junction, Lambeth’s first female youth mayor, was honoured as Lambeth’s young resident of the year in this year’s Lambeth council Community Pride Awards.

She was one of eight award winners at a Kia Oval event last week hosted by Black Cultural Archives vice-chair, barrister Miranda Brawn.

The Blog interviewed Jacqueline in 2014. She is now working as a political intern for Baron Balfe of Dulwich who as Richard Balfe was “trade union envoy” for the Conservative Party.

Other winners included Brixton Soup Kitchen as community organisation of the year.

Lambeth mayor Saleha Jaffer said th awards recognised the community spirit and drive of the people of the borough.

“I was delighted to note that this year we had a record number of nominations, with 165 entries and want to congratulate not only the winners from last night, but everyone involved,” she said.

Council leader Lib Peck said the awards were a highlight of Lambeth’s calendar because they showcased the range and extent of activity going in a dynamic borough.

 

Award winners and nominees

 

Best private garden

Winner: Cindy Kemp, street property

Sonia Cooper, Cressingham Gardens estate

Edwin Monteverde, Chalbury House, Edmundsbury Court estate

Mr & Mrs Morris, Jupiter Court,  Caldwell Gardens estate

 

Best community garden

Winner: Ace of Clubs drop-in centre, Clapham

Edmundsbury Court Estate

Southwell Road Residents’ Garden

 

Edmundsbury Court

Edmundsbury Court

Best food growing project

Winner: Edmundsbury Court Estate

Loughborough farm

Lairdale Estate

Paradise Garden, Coade Court (Hyde Housing)

 

Resident of the year

Winner: Molly Sinclair

Andrew Chan Sing

Erica Tate

 

Bringing your neighbourhood together

Winner: Pat Broderick

George Richardson

Stephen Keogh

 

Innovation and Enterprise

Winner: Colin Crooks, Tree Shepherd

Waterloo Community Theatre CIC

Benjamin Ackim, Sport City London Ltd / Blackprint Legacy Foundation

 

Voluntary or community organisation of the year

Winner: Brixton Soup Kitchen

Whippersnappers

St Matthew’s Project

 

Young resident of the year

Winner: Jacqueline Gomes-Neves

Streetworks Project Team, Elmgreen School

Rianne Yeboah-Cornelius.

 

The judges

 

The private and community garden categories were judged by the London Garden Society

 

The food growing project was judged by Incredible Edible Lambeth

 

Judging panel for civic awards:

Chair: Councillor Saleha Jaffer, mayor of Lambeth

Rick Ogden, commander for Lambeth, London Fire Brigade

Nick Collins, representing the Metropolitan Police, Brixton

Councillor Donatus Anyanwu, lead member for community relations, Lambeth council

Councillor Scott Ainslie, Green Party, Lambeth council

Margaret Pierre, director, High Trees Community Development Trust

Charles Ijaz, representing South London Islamic Centre

 

The awards event was sponsored by Engie.

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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