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Play Streets

A play street

A play street

Children love to play out close to home. Lambeth’s Play Street scheme allows neighbours to close off their street to traffic for 3 hours a month (or week ) so children can play under adult supervision.

For details see the council’s information pack:


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Primary school offer day

Cllr Meldrum visiting a primary class

Cllr Meldrum visiting a primary class

Every child, whose reception place application was on time, has been offered a place in a primary school in the borough. Almost 90% received their first or second preference place.  This is great news for thousands of Lambeth families today.

For details see: http://lambethnews.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/primary-school-places-for-all-in-lambeth/

Any children born  between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 without  a place can make a late application. See: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/apply-for-primary-school-admission-for-201415

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Lambeth’s summer holiday programme

summer activitiesThere are lots of activities for children in Lambeth over the summer school holidays. Down load this booklet now –   48 pages of things to do!


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York Hill play area

York Hill Playground

Mike Smith at the re-opened York Hill play ground

The children’s play ground on York Hill has now been repaired and re-opened.

This popular play area has unfortunately suffered from vandals who selfishly spoiled a valuable community facility and forced the council to close it down until the money could be found to carry out necessary repairs.

Mike Smith of the West Norwood Labour action team says “I am very pleased to see the play ground has opened at last  – just in time for the warmer weather.  Many residents have been disappointed at the closure of the  playground and we have kept chasing Lambeth Living to get the work done.”

New local play grounds are nearly completed on Eden Road, Franklin Close and Lakeview Road. Plans  are underway for a new playground in Streatham Common (by the paddling pool) and a water playground  in Norwood Park.

To report vandalism and other anti social behaviour you can phone Sgt  Matt Cox and the local Safer Neighbourhood Police on 020 87212618 or 07920 233844. Or in office hours call Lambeth’s Anti-Social behaviour hotline 020 7926 4000 – you don’t need to give your name or address.

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