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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