Next TA meeting – Wednesday 17 July at 7pm in the Community Centre

Our next TA meeting is on Wednesday 17 July at 7pm in the Community Centre. We hope as many residents as possible will be able to come along. It’s a good way to meet your neighbours and have a say in what happens on the Estate. We will be discussing Hyde’s latest proposals for Parking on the Estate. This affects everyone – not just car owners – whether it’s ensuring emergency vehicles, delivery vans and taxis can reach us, that our visitors have somewhere to park, or that our Estate isn’t used for dumping wrecks or free parking for commuters and cricket-goers. There will be refreshments and the agenda for the meeting will be: Welcome and Introductions 1.       Apologies for absence 2.       Notes of the last meeting of the Residents’ Association held on 24 April 2013 and matters  arising 3.       Housing management and estate management issues.  (Reports and queries from…

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Healthy Finances Week – 15-22 July

A Message from Lambeth Council’s Advice Team Healthy Finances Week   We know times are tough and many of our residents are struggling to keep their finances in order and are often resorting to drastic measures to stay afloat. That’s why we’re holding our first ever Healthy Finances Week between 15 and 22 July. The dedicated week of action will: raise awareness of the pitfalls of using payday loan shops offer advice to help residents avoid or deal with loan sharks promote effective money management offer advice about managing debt There will also be plenty of opportunities to get advice about the on-going benefit cuts and how they are affecting you. Activities throughout the week will include: Friday 19 July Healthy Finance Fair, Lambeth Town Hall 11am to 3pm Need help with budgeting? Want to open a bank account but don’t know where to start? Come along to our event…

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Doing up the Neighbourhood

A message from Lambeth Council about the Oval Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme Dear resident, This is an opportunity to design your neighbourhood with friends, neighbours and Lambeth staff. In the spring we sent you postcard style questionnaires asking you what you liked and disliked about your streets. General issues raised from the Oval area were: Street greening Cycle parking Secure cycle storage Effective speed reducing measures Traffic Calming Bins There will be a consultation in the early autumn, where all residents in the area will be given an opportunity to say which of the proposed improvements they prefer. There will be a statutory consultation and decision making process towards the end of the year. How can you get involved? Two local residents associations, TARA (Tradescant Road area) and IMPACT (Claylands Green area) have held events where residents showed their own photos of what they like and what they dislike in our…

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Planting the Flower Garden

The second consultation about the Kennington Park Flower Garden will be in the evening of Friday 21 June from 6.30-8.00 in the marquee behind the Park Café. If you have ideas about what to plant in the restored garden, the Project organisers would love to hear them. And you’ll be able to view designs for new gates to the Green Link. Light refreshments will be served!  

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Save Our Post Office!

Kennington Park Post Office is up for sale! Come and hear all about it and have your say at the Public Meeting being organised by the Communication Workers Union on Monday 3 June at 7.15 in the Kennington Park Estate Community Centre. Speakers include Kate Hoey MP and a representative of the Post Office.

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Spring Cleaning!

Now the sun’s out, it’s time to brighten up the ‘Hood! Lambeth Council wants to know how we would like to improve our neighbourhood! They’ve contacted the TA about two schemes: The Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme (NEP) and Community Freshview. The NEP has funding from TFL to pay for improving local streets, doing things like repairing pavements, traffic slowing measures, cycling improvements, planting trees and flowers. The Community Freshview project involves local residents getting together to brighten up the place, install planters, paint scruffy patches and give the area a bit of a facelift. Lambeth provides the material – we provide the workers! The recent resurfacing of Magee Street was done as part of these schemes. Let us have your ideas of what you would like to see done around the Estate via the Contact Us box on the right and we will pass them on to the Council.

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