Tuesday, 23 November 2010

The 'F' word at St Anselm's

The ‘f’ word - a photographic exhibition with stories from around the world, from individuals discussing their journey through forgiveness, runs from 29th of November to the 3rd of December - 10 am to 8 pm, daily at St Anselm’s Church, Kennington Cross, London SE11 5DU.

For details of the launch on 29th at 6.00 pm, with guest speakers Mary Foley, mother of East London murder victim and Maria Cantacuzino, Founder of the Forgiveness Project, please contact tom.sanderson8@gmail.com

Free workshops on Winning Contracts - for London organisations

Winning Contracts – Free Workshops January 2011

The Big Opportunity helps the London Voluntary and Community Sector make the most of the opportunities provided by the London 2012 Games and gives them a voice in shaping a sustainable legacy.

CompeteFor is a free service that enables businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to the London 2012 Games and other major public and private sector buying organisations, such as Transport for London (TfL), Crossrail, City of Westminster and the Metropolitan Police. Most of LDA and GLA funding for the voluntary and community sector is also managed through CompeteFor.

The Big Opportunity, LVSC and London Civic Forum are now delivering a series of free workshops to help voluntary sector organisations and social enterprises understand the benefits of CompeteFor and compile mandatory Health & Safety, Environment, Equal Opportunities and Quality policies. The next workshop will take place on Thursday 20 January 2011 at LVSC offices in Old Street London EC1

Following each workshop participants can stay to complete their on-line registration and receive one- to- one advice. Places are strictly limited to organisations based in Greater London. To book your place please e-mail Karin Podschun at Karin@lvsc.org.uk

Art Exhibition at Beaconsfield

Mark Dean
The Beginning of the End

24 November 2010 – 13 February 2011
Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm
Beaconsfield, 22 Newport Street, London SE11 6AY

Help develop a new employability service

Do you earn less than £10 an hour?
Would you like to contribute to the development of a new employability service that is relevant to you?

Participle, a social enterprise, is looking to build a new kind of employability service. They want to meet people who usually earn under £10 per hour who are either in or out of work to help make sure their new service meets people's needs.

To take part you must be a Lambeth or Lewisham resident, or take part with a friend who is. Discussions will be conducted by someone from Participle's EmployAbility team. Each conversation will last no longer than three hours and participants will be rewarded for their time. The meeting can take place either at your home or at a local place convenient to you.

Closing date: Friday 17 December 2010

Please email/ call/ drop call/ text Rabya Mughal with your name and contact details if you are interested. rabeyam@participle.net 07719 214 909

About Participle
Participle creates future services with and for the public. Participle starts from the individual and their community, unlocking a unique set of insights and motivations, which are then applied to the problems that need to be addressed.
More details at www.participle.net

Flight paths over London - meeting 16 December

Meeting on flight paths over London on Thursday 16th December at City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA, Committee Room 4, from 5.30 pm to 7pm. The meeting, organized by HACAN, will be hosted and chaired by Val Shawcross, the GLA Assembly Member for Southwark and Lambeth and the Chair of the London Assembly’s Transport Committee. Two expert speakers will outline why, in recent years, aircraft noise has become a London-wide problem and look at possible solutions to minimizing it. There will be a lot of time for questions and discussion. Light refreshments available.

The meeting is timely as the Civil Aviation Authority is consulting on a new airspace policy for the UK which is expected to feed into the review by the Government of aviation policy starting next year.

Speakers at the Meeting:
Tim Johnston, Director Aviation Environment Federation
Max Dixon, former GLA Noise Officer; part-time adviser to the Mayor on noise issues

HACAN has published a new pamphlet on flight paths which will available at the meeting.
For more details about the meeting and/or HACAN, please contact John Stewart, Chair of HACAN on 07957385650
To plan your journey, go to http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/

All visitors to City Hall are security searched on entry to the building

Limited accessible blue-badge parking is available and must be booked in advance
Full directional information and maps can be found on the Greater London Authority website www.london.gov.uk

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Community based newsletter - contributions wanted

We received this from Andrea Stewart, regarding contributions to the next ‘Up Your Street’ round:

I am working on the local area newsletters – ‘Up your street’ - the next editions of which are due out in January. There are separate editions covering the town centre areas of Norwood, Clapham, Streatham, Brixton, Stockwell and North Lambeth.

We would really like to include some community based stories in these next ones, as we are aiming for the newsletters to become a community resource where different organisations and groups can promote their successes, events and initiatives to each other. This could be to let their neighbours know of important local issues or to encourage them to go along to events within their area. The fact that each household receives a copy of the tailored newsletter makes it a great way to get exposure to local residents. Those living in Lambeth will have received a copy back in September and hopefully found them a good read… We believe including some more community focussed stories would make them even more useful for our residents!

It would be great if organisations / contacts could contribute to these newsletters. We are looking for contributions to be with us by 15 November in order to put the newsletters together by the Christmas break. I would just ask that any article offers are not Christmas/New Year holiday related as these will be going out in mid-January.

I am more than happy to be contacted directly by anyone who would like to contribute to discuss any ideas or offer help in any way. The email address / phone number below are the best way to get in touch.

Many thanks for your help


Andrea Stewart
Campaigns and Marketing Manager (CYPS)
Campaigns and Communications
Office of the Chief Executive
London Borough of Lambeth

t 020 7926 9765 | f 020 7926 9778
e astewart1@lambeth.gov.uk | w http://www.lambeth.gov.uk
7th Floor | International House | 6 Canterbury Crescent | London | SW9 7QE

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Culture in Lambeth - consultation

Please visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/cultureconsultation to give your views and comments on a draft culture strategy. This includes sports and leisure facilities, tourism, parks and open spaces, heritage, museums, the arts, media, libraries, community buildings and creative industries.

New docking spaces for London Cycle Hire scheme

A further 100 docking points (spaces for bikes, not necessarily 100 docking stations) are wanted by late November this year, within the existing year. TfL say the the scheme works best when stations are approximately 300m from other docking stations. Please let Dawn Haines, Transport Policy Manager (dhaines@lambeth.gov.uk, 020 7926 9003) and your local councillor have your suggestions. Please note that before any sites can be implemented they have to go through both planning and traffic regulaton processes. Formal consultation is carrired out with those living in close proximity to sites.

Vote 3 B for Waterloo Action Centre!

Waterloo Action Centre, the buzzing community centre at the junction of Lower Marsh and Baylis Road, SE1, has been shortlisted for a £50,000 grant to revamp the building, in the Your Borough, Your Budget, Your Choice competition, organised by Lambeth Council. The decision will be made by public vote, closing 30 November. No other groups north of Brixton have been shortlisted, other than the London Nautical School, in Band 4.

Waterloo Action Centre is the only organisation in the competition providing activities for older people, and the only organisation in the competition providing FREE general advice, and FREE legal advice, and the service is available to Kennington, Oval and Vauxhall residents. Much much more is available at the centre, see www.waterlooactioncentre.co.uk or 7261 1404.

Let's help Waterloo Action Centre secure this funding! You can vote:
a) online at www.lambeth.gov.uk/yourchoice,
b) by texting 'Lambeth, your name, postcode/school and your choices e.g. 1b, 2c, 3b,
4a' to 07786 206 955,
c) by completing the FREEPOST voting card enclosed in Lambeth Life, delivered first
week in November or
d) call in at the community centre, 14 Baylis Road, SE1 7AA where spare voting cards are available.