Have you and your neighbours been thinking about organising a local community event for the Queen’s Jubilee or later this summer?
Grants up to £500 are available via the London Community Foundation to fund events in Lambeth that bring people together to celebrate the diverse communities in the borough.
See details of the scheme download the pdf Guidelines for small events
And a Word application form here Small Events application
Deadline is Friday March 2nd.
As 2012 is the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee the Big Lunch team are encouraging communities across the country to organising a Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 3rd June. A Big Jubilee Lunch can be anything from a few neighbours getting together in the garden or on the street, to a full blown party with food, music and decoration that quite literally stops the traffic. For ideas on organising a Big Lunch see www.thebiglunch.com
Jackie & Alex sampling cakes at Portobello
Despite the unsettled weather last month successful resident- organised fun days and street parties took place across Lambeth.
Early in August Portobello estate had a well attended funday organised by Joyce Bird and the local Tenants & Residents Association on the play ground site of Lakeview Road. Lambeth Play, a local voluntary organisation, brought along their mobile childrens play kit including a trampoline. Free ice cream, a bouncy castle, BBQ, facepainting, tea & cakes and DJ-ing were amongst the attractions. Lambeth Living staff helped out and the local police and councillors joined in.
At the bank holiday weekend more than 200 people took part in the funday at Woodvale estate including a BBQ, tombola & raffle, a bouncy castle, face-painting , tile decoration, cake decorating , egg and spoon races, skipping races and a children’s fancy dress competition. Cllr Jane Pickard judged the fancy dress contest with Lambeth Living’s representative, Joanne Hall, and drew the raffle with help from a large group of children. She thanked Mary Hannigan and the committee for organising such a wonderful day: “It’s been a fantastic day with a great community feel,” she said.
Sheila and Kim at the Woodvale BBQ
If you are thinking about organising a street party or community funday have a look at Lambeth council’s web page: