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Summer activities for children and young people

To find out about local summer activities for children, young people and families check out Lambeth’s web site:
http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Summer2020

Or you can download this brochure.

With the coronavirus lockdown reducing there are changing government guidelines every week. So do check regularly for the latest information.

Here is are examples of activities:
Lambeth Libraries programme includes the Summer Reading Challenge https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKLAMBETH/bulletins/292c570
Fun packed summer programme filled with engaging activities for young people aged 11 to 19 years.

Rathbone in West Norwood have fun-packed summer activities for young people aged 11 to 19 years. include Sports, Arts and Creative Crafts, Music, Dance, Media, Cookery, Trips and much more  – contact cking@rathbonesociety.org.uk

CEF Lyncx are offering 5 weeks of activities for children and young people aged 8 – 15 and volunteering/work experience opportunities for young people aged 16+  http://cefi.org.uk/home

Lambeth Autism Group (NAS Lambeth) will be hosting a range of online sessions this summer -contact: lambeth@nas.org

Inspirational Youth have a one week  3rd to 7th August Summer Club for Year 6 children transitioning to Year 7  – at Streatham Youth and Community Trust SW16 – contact   louise@inspirationalyouth.org

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June 22nd is Windrush Day

Windrush Day posterBeginning in 2018, Windrush Day celebrates the Caribbean community and their contributions to British society since the second world war.

To pay  your respects to the people of the Windrush generation download this art pack for decorating your windows and doorsteps and check out online activities by Lambeth libraries

This year’s song for Windrush Day is Desmond Dekker’s  You Can Get It If You Really Want. To join in –  tune into Colourful Radio at 10.27am on Monday 22nd.

Check out the week long programme of online events at the Black Cultural Archives: https://blackculturalarchives.org/ww20

The Empire Windrush ship that brought some of the first Caribbean migrants had 1,027 passengers. Many of their relatives and descendants suffered under the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’.

Since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th, and the global response to this shocking incident, there is a renewed determination to tackle the inequality and discrimination faced by Black & Asian Minority Ethnic communities. Windrush Day is one part of this effort.

For details of Windrush Day in Lambeth see: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/windrush-day-2020/

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£4.2m new business support funding

The council’s  Lambeth Local Economy Hardship Fund has new grants from £5,000 to £25,000 for the businesses, charities & not for profits that rely on bringing groups of people together. This sector faces the biggest threat for survival with the ongoing need for social distancing.

The fund has four different categories – Independent Hospitality Fund, Arts and Culture at Risk Fund, Charitable Organisations Fund and Shared Workspaces and Market Traders Fund. To apply for funding see:

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/information-for-businesses/local-economy-hardship-fund

The council has already paid out more than £44.31m of business rates grants and support to over 3,000 businesses and waived rents for many local charities and small businesses.

Cllr Matthew Bennett (pictured) the  councillor responsible for the local economy says “Our social, creative and community sectors play a critical role in Lambeth’s thriving local economy, support thousands of jobs and are an important part in what makes our town centres, and Lambeth as a whole, so vibrant. We have quickly put together a fresh package of support using government funding topped up from our own financial resources to protect our locally owned small businesses, leisure industry, cultural sector and charities.”

For more details see:

https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/support_for_at_risk_sectors/

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Impact of coronavirus on our diverse communities

There is clear evidence the coronavirus pandemic is adversely impacting the UK’s Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Councillor Winifred

Local West Norwood councillor Sonia Winifred is Lambeth’s lead for Equalities and Culture and has written to key stakeholders outlining her concerns. Sonia says: “Whilst I am pleased to hear the government will launch an inquiry into the disproportionality of BAME deaths due to COVID-19, I would urge the government to approach this as a matter of priority. Lambeth is recording the relevant equalities data in all of the support services that we are providing and for example  making sure our BAME business community is accessing the support for business we have put in place locally , as well as accessing the government’s scheme.”

To see Sonia’s open letter in full see:
https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/action-needed-to-tackle-covid-19-inequalities/

For local advice & help during the coronavirus crisis please see:
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

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First Sunday Is Feast Day!

Despite lockdown West Norwood Feast is still on first Sunday of the month 10am to 4pm.
Go online at: https://westnorwoodfeast.com/sunday-3-may-stayhomefeast/

Something for everyone:

  • Traders with special offers
  • Musicians on live radio
  • Children’s activities
  • Yoga classes on zoom
  • Birdsong walk on zoom
  • Bean chili recipe to share on Sunday

And more!

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Job vacancies in care sector

To help tackle corona virus in London more care workers are needed to support people leaving hospital.

Proud to Care London is a recruitment web site for the care sector that links people into crucial jobs, providing much needed care and support to people in our communities. It has been developed as a partnership with councils across London.

If you are interested in working in care & supporting people in their own home, in a care home or other residential setting, please check out www.proudtocareLondon.org.uk and see people talk about the work.  Many jobs can be flexible and part-time.

There are six main job roles that people can register interest in: care workers, care managers, social workers, OTs (occupational therapist), chefs and cleaners. You will be supported with free online training, checks such as DBS, advice on job roles and matched with local jobs. You can register your interest by completing a short online survey.

Caring is a frontline job and care workers need to be healthy to support those most vulnerable in our communities. On 15th April the government published details of their plan for coronavirus safety in the care sector on 15th April. For details see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-action-plan-to-further-support-adult-social-care-sector

For people preferring to volunteer during the corona virus crisis please see the Mutual Aid facebook site : https://www.facebook.com/groups/214918153220011/

or register with Lambeth council: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/forms/volunteer-to-help-your-community

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Can you help keep Lambeth’s streets weed free?

Lambeth council wants to phase out the use of glyphosate (or Roundup) from April 2021. While trying out non-herbicide methods of weed control this summer 2020 (corona virus permitting) the council will continue its normal weed control programme.

In the meantime if any group of residents wants to weed their street and keep it glyphosate-free this summer please get in touch before the end of Sunday 5th April using this online form: https://forms.lambeth.gov.uk/GLYPHOSATEOPTOUT/launch

If you contact your neighbours please do so online or phone in line with government instructions to stay at home and social distancing.

For more details see:

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/parking-transport-and-streets/streets-and-roads/opt-out-of-glyposhate-weed-spraying-on-your-street

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The show must go on!

Winning daffodils in 2019

The Lambeth Horticultural Society is based in West Norwood and runs the highly popular flower tent at The Country Show each July. They also put on a Spring and Autumn flower show competitions in St Luke’s church.

Due to the corona virus lockdown the 2020 Spring show goes online!

There are 3 flower categories: tulips, daffodils and mixed spring flowers. If you have taken up baking there is a hot-cross bun competition. And children can enter an animal made of recycling and a rainbow collage.

Send in photos before Friday 3rd April. So get snapping those spring flowers and send them in!

For details see:  http://www.lambethhorticulturalsociety.org.uk/flower-shows/

Entries will be posted on facebook and we can all help decide the winners!

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Our local Children’s Centres

Lambeth Children’s Centres run a  wide range of free activities with babies & young children, midwifery services, advice sessions and much more. Ask your Health Visitor or baby clinic for details.

Or to help decide the sessions best for your family –  phone or drop in to one of our local centres:

Benton’s Lane SE27 9UD 020 3409 0704

Crown Lane School SW16 3HX 020 8761 7139

Hitherfield School SW16 2LW 020 8835 9569

Streatham Hub SW16 6HX 020 8835 9569

And see the timetables online:

Norwood activities timetable

Streatham activities timetable

Tulse Hill activities timetable

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Getting ready for Spring in Norwood Park

Getting ready for Spring in Norwood Park

Friends of Norwood Park are tidying up the Woodland walk, before the birds start nesting, on. All welcome to drop by – near the Finch Avenue entrance of Aubyn Hill SE27 9TX . The sun is due to shine but it will probably still be a bit muddy!
For details: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofNorwoodPark/

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