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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Vauxhall Street survey

Sustrans is a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Sustrans are working in partnership with Lambeth Council to develop a Cycle Streets concept on Vauxhall Street that benefits everyone. They want to hear from local residents, local businesses and anyone who uses the street to find out how people use the street and how the street can be improved, particularly for cycling and walking. You can have your say by completing their survey at https://survey.sustrans.org.uk/vauxhallstreet

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Lambeth Council’s Licensing Policy Consultation

  Lambeth Council is in the process of updating the borough’s alcohol and public entertainment Licensing Policy (click http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/AlcoholEntertainmentLateNightRefreshment/LicensingPolicyConsultation.htm). The Council’s consultation is underway (click http://www.snapsurveys.com/swh/surveylogin.asp?k=137761744100 to access, should take 5 minutes) and will have an impact on our neighbourhood – they want as broad a range of opinions as possible, yours included. With new powers available to better manage the sale of alcohol, late night entertainment and refreshments, they’re looking to ensure that: Types of licensed premises are appropriate to their location in the borough; All licensed premises act responsibly and in partnership with their communities; and People are able to enjoy Lambeth’s night time economy safe from harm. You will be able to comment on what are appropriate times in your local streets and what sort of venues you think are acceptable so please take the time to comment.

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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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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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