Photograph of roundhouse in Myatts Fields

Funding will help Myatt’s Fields Park secure its future

The 14-acre, Grade II listed Myatt’s Fields Park has received £77,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and £20,000 from Lambeth council to secure...
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Credit without profit

  Steve Powdrill meets the provider of a financial service with a difference Years ago, if someone mentioned “credit unions”, you might be forgiven for envisioning...

Appeal for summer food and play funds

Loughborough Community Centre is appealing for funds for its Summer of Play activities based in Max Roach Park. The programme of activities for children from...
Brixton 2am on a Saturday morning

Care and kindness for the Brixton community

  Jessica Dyer spends a Friday night with Brixton’s Street Pastors If you are out on a Friday night in Brixton you may well encounter the Street Pastors,...
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Call for volunteers to bring the magic of reading to Brixton primary school children

This World Book Day (Thursday 7 March) national reading charity, Coram Beanstalk, is issuing a new appeal for volunteers to join its network of trained...
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Volunteer at Brixton Windmill

A local charity in Brixton, the Friends of Windmill Gardens, is launching a new recruitment drive for volunteers at the iconic  Grade...
Lambeth Street Pastors coordinator Cherie Thomas

Lambeth Street Pastors to celebrate new charity status

Lambeth Street Pastors, the church-based group that brings help and support to people who are the worse for wear for whatever reason in Brixton...
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Slade Gardens project wins funding from mayor

Brixton’s Slade Gardens is one of a handful of local city greening projects to have been awarded significant funding from the London mayor’s Greener City...
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Football team raise money for cancer treatment

South London five-a-side football team Samba Quays are reuniting 10 years after their last competitive fixture to play...
Solomon Smith and Sarah Jones: inspiration to help jobless people

Brixton Soup Kitchen: ‘We don’t just do food here’

  Brixton Soup Kitchen is extending its help to local people in need by offering confidence-boosting counselling. Kitchen founder Solomon Smith has teamed up with life...
Solomon Smith

Brixton Soup Kitchen to feed 1,000 on London streets

After supporting 450 families with hot meals and presents over the weekend in the run-up to Christmas,...

Papa’s Park playground is open again

After two months of extensive refurbishment Papa’s Park (10-17 Pulross Road, Brixton, London SW9 8AF) is open again and filled with brand new equipment, soft...
From left: Tony Goldring, Mims Davies, Keishana Kelly and Steadman Scott on the terrace of the Palace of Westminster

Brixton’s Afewee at the Palace of Westminster

A government minister made time on one of the busiest days in the recent history of Parliament to meet three coaches from Brixton’s Afewee...
Diversity champion Miranda Brawn

Brixton equality commissioner awarded Freedom of City of London

cha Dr Miranda Brawn, Lambeth equality commissioner, patron of the Brixton Black Cultural Archives and founder of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation has been...
Young people celebrate news of award from Mayors Young Peoples Fund

Building Young Brixton wins £850,000 from the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund

Building Young Brixton, a consortium of six Lambeth based charities and social enterprises, has successfully secured over £850,000 from the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund. ...
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Time to be a credit to yourself and the community

Jane Wenlock of the Vauxhall Time Bank says timebanking will benefit both individuals and the community. Time banks connect people through the use of...

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Brixton to Siberia by Nissan Micra

Sam Mellor and Tom Page, aka Team Togrog, set off to Prague from Brixton on 16 July in a Nissan Micra “write off” to...
Tai Chi enthusiasts at Brixton Windmill Gardens

Brixton Windmill Gardens wins Green Flag award

Windmill Gardens in Brixton has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme  as one of the very best green spaces in the UK....

Jim Davidson gets (back) on his bike in aid of hospice

Herne Hill picture framer Jim Davidson (65 today), showed uncommon grit and determination on Saturday 28 June when he completed the 350-plus miles of...

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Food organisations to tackle waste at Lambeth Country Show

The Lambeth Food Partnership is working with the Lambeth Country Show team to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill from the...
Sonia Winifred, Lambeth council cabinet member for equalities and culture, with the young performers

Councillor launches petition to site Windrush memorial in Brixton

A senior Lambeth council member has launched a petition opposing plans to site the official Windrush generation memorial at Waterloo. Councillor Sonia Winifred, cabinet member...
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Olive Morris collective says memorial must not be lost

Olive Morris was a community activist in South London who died aged 27 in 1979. In 1986 the Brixton Black Women’s group, of which...