Tuesday evening saw hundreds of Kennington residents flock to St Anselm's Church to watch as Kate Hoey MP switched on the 'Tree of Hope' lights.
The Tree of Hope is designed to improve Kennington Cross, increase the sense of community, and provide a positive focus after the tragic deaths of several young people in past few years.
The money has been raised by the Kennington Association, who have spearheaded the project.
Local councillors helped out by donating part of the 2008 'ward purse' fund towards the project.
If you have a good idea for the 2009 ward purse, please get in touch with your local councillors in the next month.
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