Monday, 28 May 2012

Jubilee Party Monday 4 June in Vauxhall

A Jubilee Party is being held for all residents in Kennington, Oval and Vauxhall on:
Monday 4 June
12 noon to 6.00 pm at the
Carmelita Centre,
41 Vauxhall Walk SE11 5JT (corner of Jonathan St). 
Music, food (BBQ ... and more), bouncy castle, face painting, cake competition – judged by Harry of the Tea House Theatre, loads of games and of course loads of prizes. 

Food and drink will be available for a small donation to support Vauxhall Gardens Estate Residents Tenants Association (VGERTA). Please bring something simple to eat and share. 

To hire an indoor or outdoor stall to sell items, email or call 07532 012 614.  Please also visit

The party is hosted and organised by VGERTA and sponsored by KOV Forum.   Other supporters: Tea House Theatre, Alford House, Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, PJ Frankland of 6 Jonathan St.
This  one can't be missed!

Friday, 25 May 2012

KOV's AGM 20 June 6.30 for 7.00pm (Note date change - NOT 21 June)

KOV's AGM will take place, at 6.30 for 7.00 pm, on Wednesday 20 June (please note NOT 21st June as originally advertised) at the Carmelita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk SE11 5JT (corner of Jonathan St). In addition to electing a new Board which will be in position till June 2013, local organisations will be providing brief presentations on their activities and projects. Thames Water have confirmed they will attend and outline how their proposals for a tunnel might impact on the Albert Embankment Foreshore. If you would like to either stand yourself, or nominate someone else, for election to the Board, please email Please use the same email address to book a slot to promote the activites of your organisation. ALL WELCOME, FREE refreshments!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Community Fun Day - 7 July 2012 on Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

Local organisation Lighthouse Education Service are hosting a Community Fun Day on Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, 9.00 am to 9.00 pm on 7 July. To book a stall, email your details to Hayley:

Thames Tunnel and Albert Embankment Foreshore - Public Exhibition 18 and 19 June

Thames Water have made some changes to their plans for Albert Embankment in response to comments made during their second phase of consultation, which ended in February 2012. Information about these changes wil be available on their website from 6 June 2012. A drop-in session will be taking place to find out what they are proposing for Albert Embankment, as follows: Public Exhibition 18 and 19 June, 2.00 - 8.00 pm Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel 18 Albert Embankment SE1 7TJ This consultation closes on 4 July 2012 at 5.00 pm

Working it out. A 16 week volunteer programme for young people aged 16-19

Are you aged 16 - 19? Are you ready to do something different? Join WORKING IT OUT and: * Learn new skills * Improve your CV * Help the community * Buid your confidence * Meet new people * Prepare for a job Expenses and travel costs paid INTERESTED? Call or text Tommorow's People on 020 7928 7232 / 07971 969 133 Email Leila Best: Eligibility details: * Aged 16 - 19 and can provide proof of age and NINO * Actively seeking employment, training, education or further development * Available weekday mornings Course content: * Teambuilding and leadership skills * Practical and crative volunteering in the community (in groups or individually) * Communication skills (verbal and written) * Confidence and motivation * CV production and job search support * Interview training, practice and feedback * Mentor support from business professionals * Work experience opportunities Regular 1-2-1 target setting Benefits Weekly expenses and travel paid Reference supplied when applying for jobs Tomorrow's People - Making Life Work

Does Lambeth understand the impact of Vauxhall developments on demand for our local library? Public meeting Monday 28 May 6.15 to 7.45 at Tate South Lambth Library

Has Lambeth understood the impact of Vauxhall’s development on demand for our local library? That is the question that Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library will put to Adrian Smith, the director of cultural services at Lambeth Council, at a public meeting at the library on Monday May 28th, from 6.15 to 7.45pm. Why is this an issue? The current proposals for the future of the library service in Lambeth involve a cut of near one half in money spent on Tate South Lambeth Library over the next two years (a cut that is much higher than the average for the whole library service). This will inevitably result in a reduction in the service provided – most likely, and immediately, through slashing the number of hours it is open. Its future as a small and under-resourced library must be in doubt – whatever the statements from Lambeth representatives that they do not intend to close any library. Yet over the next two years – and beyond- the population living in the Vauxhall area is due to rise massively as the result of ongoing and planned investment in residential housing there, as part of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea development. Does the proposal make sense? Lambeth Council representatives, at the two public consultation meetings held at the library in April, claimed that they have consulted Greater London Authority figures for population in Vauxhall before setting the funds available for the library. How up-to-date are Lambeth’s figures? Have they taken account of high-rise development in the future? The meeting on May 28th is your chance to raise these – and other – questions. Come along to Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road.