A site for residents of Prince's Ward, SE11, in the London Borough of Lambeth. Check for updates from your Labour Action Team's campaigning, local information, and meetings.

Thursday 27 May 2010

Licensing application from the Cinema Museum

A New application for a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the below-mentioned premises was received by the licensing authority on 24th May 2010

Applicants Name: The Cinema Museum
Premises Address: The Cinema Museum - The Masters House, Dugard Way, Off Renfrew Road, Kennington London
Activities/times requested:

Wednesday - Saturday 19:00 - 22:00

Live Music
Friday & Saturday 14:00 - 23:00

Recorded Music
Friday & Saturday 14:00 - 23:00

Provision of Facilities for Similar Entertainment
Monday - Sunday 14:00 - 23:00

Prior to determining this application, the licensing authority may accept written representations from Responsible Authorities and Interested Parties on the likely effect of the grant of this application in relation to the licensing objectives, which are:

• Preventing crime and disorder;
• Public safety;
• Preventing public nuisance; and
• Protecting children from harm.

Representations will be disregarded if they are deemed to be vexatious, frivolous, or irrelevant, or if they are received later than the 24th June 2010

If a valid representation (or more than one) is received and is not withdrawn, this application will be referred to a hearing of the Licensing Sub-Committee for determination. If no representations are received, the application will ordinarily be determined by the relevant Licensing Officer.

Applications for new Premises licences, and variations and reviews of existing ones, will be placed on the Councils website for inspection; the address at which these may be accessed is www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/AlcoholEntertainmentLateNightRefreshment/CurrentApplications.htm

Monday 24 May 2010

New councillor surgery arrangements

Prince's ward councillors Lorna Campbell, Mark Harrison and Steve Morgan are changing their surgery times and locations.

Surgeries will now take place:

First Saturday of the month
10am- 11am

(Normally Lorna Campbell)

Third Saturday of the month


Whitgift TRA Centre, 125 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6EE

(Normally Mark Harrison)

Fourth Wednesday of the month


Durning Library, 167 Kennington Lane, London SE11 4HF

(Normally Steve Morgan)

The new arrangements increase the number of surgeries, increase the number of places where surgeries are held, and introduce a weekday evening surgery for those who can't make Saturday mornings.

Councillors often hold additional surgeries, as well as occasional community coffee mornings.

Black Prince Road closure




1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, to enable Thames Water to carry out works, the Council of the London Borough of Lambeth subject to the agreement of Transport for London intend to make an Order the effect of which would be to temporarily ban vehicles proceeding in Kennington Road from entering Black Prince Road.

2. Alternative routes for vehicles affected by the temporary “No Entry” would be available via a) Kennington Road, Lambeth Road and Albert Embankment and b) Kennington Road, Kennington Lane, Durham Street, Harleyford Road, South Lambeth Road, Parry Street, Wandsworth Road and Albert Embankment.

3. The ban would only apply at such times and to such extent, as shall be indicated by the placing of the appropriate traffic signs.

4. The Order would come into force on 5th June 2010 and would continue for a maximum duration of 1 month, or until the works have been completed whichever is the sooner.

Dated 21st May 2010

Martin Sachs
Head of Transport and Highways

One stop website to report 'enviro-crime'

Lambeth Council have launched a new webpage which allows residents to report any form of environmental crime quickly and easily.

The webpage enables people to request rubbish to be removed, streets to be cleaned, and graffiti to be washed away.

Add this address to your favourites: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/BigDifference/Enviro-crime/

Saturday 8 May 2010

Labour storms to victory in Lambeth

The Labour Party has won a dramatic victory in the local elections in Lambeth.

Labour has won 44 seats out of 63, a huge increase on last time.

In Prince's ward, Labour councillors Lorna Campbell, Mark Harrison and Steve Morgan won more than 2600 votes each, 1500 ahead of their nearest rivals.

And in neighbouring Oval ward Labour candidates Jane Edbrooke and Jack Hopkins caused a major upset by defeating the Lib Dems, who had held the ward since 1994. The Oval result came at 2:30am after a recount.

The Lib Dems only just held on in Bishops ward, and failed to gain seats in Vassall ward. Labour kept out the Tories in Clapham Town ward.

You can see all the results on Lambeth Council's website

Lorna, Mark and Steve would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who voted in Prince's ward.

The Council elections came a day after the general election results, in which Kate Hoey increased her majority in the Vauxhall constituency.

Pictured: Lorna Campbell at the count / Returning Officer Derrick Prentice announces the result of the Oval recount at 2:30am


Mark Richard Harrison Labour 2847 17% Elected
Lorna Patricia Campbell Labour 2804 16% Elected
Stephen Richard Morgan Labour 2653 15% Elected
Gloria Gomez Canal Liberal Democrat 1371 8% Not elected
Sandra Joy Lawman Liberal Democrat 1343 8% Not elected
John Peter Munro Liberal Democrat 1246 7% Not elected
James Howard Bellis Conservative 1161 7% Not elected
Michael Charles Poole-Wilson Conservative 1083 6% Not elected
Richard Wayne Rajgopaul-Hicklin Conservative 1051 6% Not elected
Emily Alice Butterworth Green 644 4% Not elected
Joseph Healy Green 381 2% Not elected
Marcus John Letts Green 337 2% Not elected
John Dodds English Democrats 135 1% Not elected
Alfredo Cordal English Democrats 106 1% Not elected

Candidate disgusted by ballot paper debacle

Labour candidate Mark Harrison has expressed his outrage at a mix up by Lambeth Council which resulted in 26 people being issued with the wrong ballot papers on Thursday morning.

A printing error meant ballot papers for Prince's ward instead listed candidates for a local election in Hackney.

Voters expressed their confusion to the presiding officer but were dismissed and told they had no choice but to cast their ballot. Only when candidate Mark Harrison went to vote and pointed out the ballot paper was wrong did the presiding officer act to sort out the situation.

The 26 people who cast invalid ballots were contacted by the Council and invited to cast their vote a second time.

Mark said 'I'm most angry that the presiding officer refused to listen to voters who told him there was a problem. Had my neighbour not alerted me to the problem within minutes many more people could have been disenfranchised. I will be making an official complaint about the conduct of this presiding officer, which disgraces Lambeth Council.'

The BBC picked up on this story on election day - read more here

Wednesday 5 May 2010

Patricia Scott: I'm backing Lorna, Mark & Steve

'I support Labour because I care about the NHS, public services, and housing services. Our local councillors have worked hard for me and our area, so I hope people will support them'.

Patricia Scott
Cotton Gardens Estate

Sarah Mulley: I'm backing Lorna, Mark & Steve

'I'll be supporting our Labour councillors as they are working hard to make life better for all the communities in Kennington and Vauxhall.'

Sarah Mulley
Cleaver Square

Tuesday 4 May 2010

Thelston & Dorothy Durant: we're backing Lorna, Mark & Steve

We will be supporting Lorna, Mark and Steve as they have shown strong support for the Whitgift Residents' Association. Their help has enabled us to achieve more for our estate.

Thelston & Dorothy Durant
Whitgift Estate

Dan Cambers: I'm backing Lorna, Mark & Steve

The one thing councillors do which affects everybody is setting the Council Tax. Labour's frozen Council Tax for two years - and kept it low for four years - so I'll be voting for Lorna, Mark and Steve.

Dan Cambers
Vauxhall Gardens
Promoted by David Amos and Joanne Simpson of Prince's Branch Labour Party (Vauxhall Constituency and Lambeth Borough) all at 264A Rosendale Road, SE24 9DL