2020 Kids’ Summer Activity Scheme

  Our Community Centre locked down in the middle of March and was closed until the end of July, when we were able to partially reopen to welcome over 30 local children to our Summer of Food and Fun, a programme funded by the Mayor’s Office for London in conjunction with Kitchen Social and Lambeth and Southwark Councils, which provided free freshly-cooked hot meals and healthy snacks, as well as a range of educational, creative and fun activities on Mondays and Tuesdays during the school holidays.   Shannon and her team from Simply Smiley Productions were on hand to lead the fun, and making imaginative use of hula-hooped measured social distancing managed to successfully manoeuvre their way through the government’s rules and regulations (let alone guidance and advice) much to everyone’s delight and applause.   We were pleased to receive grant funding to cover food and part of our costs.…

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Save Durning Library!

Lambeth Council is consulting on which of Durning or Tate South Lambeth libraries should become a new Town Centre library for the north of the borough. This choice is being forced on the Council by the Government’s cuts to local authorities and is not a choice anyone wants to make. However, if Durning is supported, then TSL will become one of Lambeth’s proposed “bookish gyms”. If TSL is supported, then Durning will close. Most KPE residents use Durning as it is closer to us. The Consultation deadline is 11pm on 21 December. Complete the questionnaire here: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/durning-library-and-tate-south-lambeth-library-consultation  

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Community Safety and Policing Meeting

Community Safety and Policing Meeting 7.00 pm on Tuesday 20 October 2015 Kennington Park Community Centre Following concerns raised at the last TRA meetings, we are holding a special meeting to discuss how we can tackle and reduce anti-social behaviour on the estate. Local Police, Lambeth Council Community Safety, Hyde officers and the Cabinet Member for Community Safety (local Cllr Jane Edbrooke) will joining us. Come and share your concerns, ideas and hear what options we can explore.

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Local Council Services to be Cut

Lambeth Council Cultural Services are being CUT! Government austerity measures mean that Lambeth Council’s funding has been halved, which means a devastating £90 million service cuts over the next three years. Some of those cuts will come from the budget for our local libraries, parks, sports centres and the arts, and many much valued and used local facilities could be for the chop.   Consultation is taking place with a closing date of 24 April.   The questionnaire is available online at www.lambeth.gov.uk/culture2020consultation and in the Library.   For residents of Kennington Park Estate the proposals particularly mean the loss of all council funding for our nearest library, Durning, and changes to the way Kennington Park is funded and operates.    Durning Library   The Council is proposing to turn Durning into a ‘Community Library’. There is a Campaign against this already underway:       As well as stopping…

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Advice!

  Need Help or Advice?   Benefits?   Debt and/or money?   Work?   Housing?   Goods and services? Try contacting One Lambeth Advice – a new initiative from Lambeth Council and the Citizens Advice Bureau. Phone  0800 254 0298 or go to www.onelambethadvice.org.uk by clicking here for more information.     *************************************************************    If you need legal advice there is now a free drop-in service staffed by London South Bank University law students at Caxton House, 13-16 Borough Road. It is during term time only (23 Sept-10 Dec 2014) and their opening times are Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon and Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon and 3pm to 5pm. More information is available here, on 020 7815 5450 and by emailing legaladvice@lsbu.ac.uk.

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Elections! Vote! Vote! Vote!

Local council and European parliamentary elections are taking place on Thursday 22 May and it’s important to vote.     Lambeth Council may no longer directly manage our homes on Kennington Park Estate but the TA works closely with our councillors, they come to our meetings, take up individuals’ problems and sit on Hyde committees. The Council’s decisions and the services it provides affect much of our lives, whether it’s emptying the bins, recycling our rubbish, filling in potholes, providing education for our children at Henry Fawcett and other local schools and nurseries, funding and supporting Kennington Park, Durning Library, Oval House Theatre, and many of our local sporting and recreational facilities, providing social care and support for our elderly, young, sick or disabled residents, backing local businesses, creating jobs and apprenticeships or deciding on local planning or licensing applications. Badly hit by central government restrictions and cutbacks, nevertheless our…

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