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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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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