Tag: Lee Jasper

Brixton youth project launches appeal for volunteers

A new voluntary youth service on the streets of Brixton was launched yesterday (10 July) when organisers leafleted passers-by outside the Tube as they...

VE Day ceremony in Windrush Square

Brixton’s African Caribbean war memorial in Windrush Square will be the scene of a VE (Victory in Europe) Day celebration tomorrow (8 May) that...

Mayor’s reforms ‘spell disaster’ for police-community relations in Lambeth, say campaigners

Lambeth’s community police watchdog, set up in the wake of the 1981 riots in Brixton, is to be scrapped as part of Mayor Boris...

Rights activist Lee Jasper hits out at ‘Swamp 1981’ style policing...

A civil rights activist has likened a police and council crackdown planned for central Brixton tomorrow to the Swamp operation which went on to...

Steve Reed remains as Lambeth council leader while he fights Croydon...

Cllr Steve Reed will not resign as leader of Lambeth council while he campaigns to be elected as Labour MP for Croydon North. Cllr Steve...

Lee Jasper to stand for George Galloway’s Respect party in Croydon...

Lee Jasper, former race advisor to Ken Livingstone, has entered the race to become the next MP for Croydon North. Brixton-based Jasper, who is the...

Lee Jasper resigns as Brixton Splash chair after ‘name and shame’...

The Chairperson of Brixton Splash festival, Lee Jasper, has resigned from his position. Jasper found himself in hot water this week after accusing Brixton businesses...

EDITORIAL: Brixton Splash strife is a real shame

Brixton Splash, the yearly street festival in central Brixton, is a day of soundsystems, dancing and jerk chicken. Even if the sun's not shining,...

Businesses hit back in Brixton Splash row

By Tim Dickens Brixton residents and business owners have criticised a festival organiser who accused them of failing to support the Brixton community. The response...

Brixton Splash to be ‘biggest and most dynamic ever’

Put aside all thoughts of the current weather and focus on the future, because this year's Splash on August 5 looks set to be...

Met chief: ‘I can’t be sure we’re not institutionally racist’

By Tim Dickens, co-editor London's top police officer told Brixton residents last night that he "can't be sure" the Metropolitan Police is not racist. Speaking at...