Plans for the future of Kennington Park Community Centre

Hyde Housing circulated a letter to all residents at the end of July saying that they are planning to redevelop the Community Centre and Oval Arts Depot site. The letter said that they plan to demolish and then rebuild the Centre and Depot buildings, and to build new flats on the site. This letter can be seen below.   Many residents will remember that Hyde made similar proposals nearly a decade ago. When those plans fell through, Hyde handed management of the Centre over to volunteers from the Tenants’ & Residents’ Association and supported us in forming a charitable Community Benefit Society to run it democratically. Despite having to close during Covid-19 lockdowns, the Community Centre has flourished. It is financially viable, and provides space for many groups, including a drama school and historical fencers, faith groups, a youth club, several after-school clubs, Zumba exercise for older people, and a…

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A Warm Winter Welcome in our Community Centre

Kennington Park Community Centre is warm! and we are sharing our warmth with local residents who want to pop in for a cuppa, game of bingo or dominoes, or just to make use of our free wi-fi in a quiet corner. From 9 January we will be opening on Monday and Friday afternoons from 12.30pm. On Mondays we will close at about 2.30 but on Fridays we plan to stay open until 4.30. We are working on getting hot food and food parcels available to take home or pop into our microwave.  

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Brixton Chamber Orchestra Estates Tour

Christmas Estates Tour 9 Dec – 18 Dec 2022 Our Christmas Estates Tour is back! 25-piece orchestra + special guest vocalists 12 shows on 12 estates Live music from Classical to Rap, Gospel to Grime, Disco, Disney, Christmas music and more! Friday 9th – Sunday 18th December 2022 This year we’re reaching more new communities in Lambeth than ever before, whilst returning to some of our most loved estates for a classic Christmas showcase! ***FULL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED! *** See below for locations, dates and times. Tulse Hill Estate | Jubilee Hall, Tulse Hill, SW2 2LY | Friday 9th | 15:30-16:30 Lambeth Towers & China Walk Estates | Chandler’s Hall | Friday 9th | 18:00-19:00 | 15 Lambeth Walk, North Lambeth, SE11 6DU Clapham Park Estate | Clapham Park Cube | Saturday 10th | 15:00-16:00 | 116 Kings Ave, Clapham, SW4 8EP St Vincent’s Community Centre | Saturday 10th |…

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KPCC’s Summer of Fun and Food 2022

Summer holiday fun and food for local kids at our Community Centre We are so pleased to be once more working with Shannon and her team to provide loads of fun and food during the summer holidays. Thanks to Tom and Vicki and everyone at Lambeth Council for providing support and funding so that we can do this. Registration is now closed and there is a waiting list. But we hope to do it all again during future school holidays!  

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