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The bus stops in Brixton were temporarily re-arranged during covid 19 lockdown and the stop for buses to Tulse Hill & West Norwood disappeared so passengers now have to walk to the next stop on Effra Road. This bus stop is often very crowded & by a narrow busy pavement. It is too far for many disabled people and a struggle for anyone carrying heavy shopping.
To support the petition, deadline Jan 30th 2022, please go to:
Our representative on the London Assembly Marina Ahmed is also talking to Transport for London about the missing bus stop – contact Marina directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter @LabourMarina
“Before and After Windrush: 350 years of Black People in Lambeth” is a free exhibition in Lambeth town hall in Brixton SW2 1RW on weekdays 9am to 6pm until Friday 12th July.
Evidence from Lambeth Palace & council archives of Black People in Lambeth goes back to the 1660s. It includes records of former slaves and servants who were being baptised in a Lambeth parish church in the eighteenth century, African princes & sons of chiefs who were being educated in Clapham and the mysterious, unnamed Black Woman of Brixton Causeway who was struggling to bring up her child in Lambeth in the 1720s.
Photographs by Harry Jacobs of the Black community in Brixton between the 1950s and the 1990s are also on display.
To meet the curator of the exhibition on Monday 1st July at 6.30pm email email@example.com to book a place.
Cllr Sonia Winifred, pictured, said: “Multiculturalism and the history of our Black communities in Lambeth goes back much further than most people probably realise.
We have a packed schedule of events through the month to mark Windrush Day on 22nd June it. Check out the brilliant programme of events we are putting on throughout June”
For details of Windrush events see: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/windrush-celebrations-2019/
If you or your family were in Brixton in 1960’s and 1970’s check out the photo exhibition in Lambeth Town Hall on until Friday 6th July.
Harry Jacob was a popular portrait photographer with Brixton’s black community. His studio was at 152 Landor Road. Pop into Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton SW2 1RW between 10am and 8pm Monday to Friday and try to identify people in the photos – post-it notes provided! Harry’s son Gerald was pictured at the opening last week with Dawn Hill, chair of the Black Cultural Archives.
And if you have any photos at home taken by LE Campbell, who had a studio at 82 Atlantic Road in the 1960s, please get in touch with the Black Cultural Archives in Windrush Square SW2 1EF.
For many more events in the Windrush 70 year anniversary programme see: http://www.windrush70.com/
The Boundary Commission is determined to split up the wards of West Norwood into two separate parliamentary constituencies giving us two MPs. The new proposals put Thurlow Park ward into the Streatham & Brixton South constituency and Gipsy Hill & Knights Hill wards into the new Norwood & Thornton Heath constituency. There was much local opposition last autumn to splitting Knights Hill ward off from the rest of West Norwood. ( See our earlier posts 25/9/16 & 21/3/17. )
Check this map to see the latest proposed new constituencies: https://www.bce2018.org.uk/
Deadline for comments is 10th December 2017.
The Boundary Commission is aiming to give each MP between 71,000 and 79,000 constituents. Despite London’s rising population this means a drop from 73 MPs in London down to 68 MPs.
At the Community Police Consultative Group for Lambeth meeting last night it was agreed a joint statement would be issued over the unacceptable scenes in Brixton that followed Baroness Thatcher’s death.The CPCG members, Lambeth Council and Lambeth Police have all condemned Monday’s events saying protests of the kind seen on Monday are not welcome in the borough.
Jim Toohill, CPCG for Lambeth Honoury Comptroller, said: “Celebrating an individual’s death is tasteless and will have been widely seen as such in Lambeth, whatever our political views.“But even tasteless assembly, if peaceful, is lawful. Criminal behaviour is not. We support our local police in maintaining that distinction and will fight to ensure they have the resources locally to do so.”
Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth Council leader, said: “We condemn the events in Windrush Square on Monday night, as holding a gathering to celebrate anyone’s death is totally unacceptable.“The scenes we witnesses throughout the evening do not represent, or speak for, the community in Brixton and across Lambeth. We are working with the police to ensure those responsible for any disorder and criminality are brought to book.”
Chief Superintendent Matt Bell, Lambeth Police Borough Commander, said: “The community of Lambeth and particularly Brixton who were affected by the disorderly behaviour of a small minority of people on Monday night are furious.“I’ve met and spoken with many who totally condemn the disrespectful outpouring that followed the announcement – whatever political views you may hold. “They were not representative of, nor is their brand of protest welcome in, our community. Local policing arrangements are in place to ensure any further attempts to abuse the hospitality of Lambeth in this way are robustly dealt with.”