Monday, 25 April 2011

Vauxhall, Nine Elms, Battersea - Lambeth Community Forum meeting 17 May

The next meeting of Lambeth's VNEB Community Forum meeting is scheduled for 17 May, 18.30 to 20.30 at the Lost Theatre, 208 Wandsworth Rd, SW8 2UP. Building on the work of the first community forum meeting in January, it will be an opportunity to hear what is happening within the VNEB area, particularly the start of the Northern Line extension consultation.

Draft agenda is:

1. Opening remarks about VNEB

2. Update from officers on Nine Elms (VNEB) Strategy Board

3. Proposal for community engagement

4. News in Lambeth / current proposals

5. Update on the business improvement district (BID) for Vauxhall

6. Information about the Northern Line Extension Consultation

Royal Wedding Party - Tea House Theatre presents...

A Royal Wedding Street Party

Location: Vauxhall Walk, outside the new Tea House Theatre (formerly the Queen Anne Pub) on the Vauxhall Spring Gardens

Date: 29th April 2011
Time 9am – 6pm

Ladies and gentlemen, in celebration of the nuptials of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton, Tea House Theatre invite you to join them at a quintessential London street party in the beautiful Vauxhall Spring Gardens park, within earshot of the bells of Westminster Abbey.

The traditional celebrations will include all the usual festive trimmings; bunting, toasts, refreshments, dancing and games. As well as the tea, cake and sandwiches on offer, courtesy of Tea House Theatre and Blueberry Hill Cakes, guests are encouraged to enter into the spirit of things, bringing a culinary offering of their own and a generous prize will be awarded for the best cake, judged by Fleur de Guerre and Hal Iggulden. The wireless will be tuned to the BBC for uninterrupted audio coverage of the wedding itself.

We have a wonderful special guest Vintage and pin up model Fleur de Guerre and music from DJ Fruity spinning his wheels of slate, sending appropriately celebratory and swinging music over the park. Then its eyes down for a full house, that’s right, Bingo with professional caller Jimmy Ash, with top prizes afternoon tea for two at the Tea House Theatre and a meal for two at the Black Dog.

Joining us for the celebrations will be ponies and small animals from Vauxhall City Farm and representatives of The Friends of Spring Gardens will be there to promote and discuss the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens regeneration. VGERTA will also be there to let everyone know about their plans.

Get in early gents and watch your googlies. Sign up for the Tea House Theatre vs The Black Dog cricket match on the Queen Anne Field in the afternoon.

Attendance at the Street Party will also entitle guests to free entry to the “Royal Wedding Afterparty” and barbeque at the beautiful Black Dog public house,
conveniently located opposite the Tea House, for the purchase of fine draught ales and intoxicating liquors throughout the day.

Ladies and Gentleman this promises to be a glorious day. You are all invited to don your gladdest of rags, pack a picnic, bring a bottle and your sporting gear and join us to toast the newlyweds in style.

If anyone would like to run a stall, help with organisation or generally just chat to me, please get in touch with Freddie on 07870 564 777 or at

Wheatsheaf AGM 27 April at 19.00

The Wheatsheaf Hall AGM takes place on 27th April at 7pm at Wheatsheaf Hall, Wheatsheaf Lane, SW8 2UP.

The Management Committee comprises representatives from Wyvil and Mawbey Brough Estates, user groups of the hall and local people who have an interest in this beautiful Grade 11 listed building.

Anyone who lives within a half mile of the hall falls within the catchment area and is welcome to attend the meeting. They are also invited to stand for election on to the Management Committee.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Next Forum meeting 7 April 2011

A reminder about the Forum meeting, 7 April 2011, 6.30 for 7.00 pm at St Anne's Resettlement Hall, Harleyford Road, entrance in Vauxhall Grove SW8 1TD.

All welcome!

On the agenda - Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Planning area, the Black Prince Trust for Lilian Baylis (former) school site, Covent Garden Market Authority on their plans, the Tea House Theatre and lots of community updates. Free refreshments (served by the Cafe at 383 Kennington Road) from 6.30.

There will be spare copies of the agenda and previous minutes at the meeting.