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.

Sunday 27 March 2011

Lambeth Labour at TUC March for Public Services

Dozens of Lambeth Labour councillors marched as part of the TUC's protest against public sector cuts. Lambeth Council is facing a budget reduction of one third, one of the most extreme reductions in the public sector.
Prince's ward councillor Lorna Campbell

Tens of thousands of people gather on the Embankment

Lambeth's Labour councillors' banner

Labour councillors' banner

Friday 25 March 2011

Royal wedding street party application deadline: 31 March

Lambeth Council have extended the deadline for people to apply to close their street for a royal wedding street party.
To organise a party, answer the questions in the form below and send to the Council before 31 March.
Residential Street Party Information Form

Please fill out this form and send it to Lambeth’s Traffic Manager, Transport and Highways, 3rd Floor Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SP or email it to TFellowes@lambeth.gov.uk

1. Applicant Details:
Name of person:
Contact address:
Contact telephone number:
Email address:
Time of road closure:

2. Event Details:
Please give a description of the event:
Do you intend to place any stall/marquee/tent/stage other structure on the roads to be closed?
If yes please give brief details:

3. Road closure details:
Name of road(s) to be closed:
If you plan to close only a section of the road(s), where will the closure begin and end?

Once you have returned this form Lambeth’s Traffic Manager will arrange a site visit with you before the Traffic Management Order can be arranged.

Delay to Cleaver Street Cycle Hire remedial works

The new cycle hire site in Cleaver Square will be in place on the 31 March. However, current resourcing issues at Transport for London mean that the extensive remedial works at Cleaver Street which include re-paving the area, will need to be completed in the two weeks following the installation of the docking station.

Residents shouldn't worry that the work won't be completed - it will just be slightly delayed!

Ethelred Estate showhome open for business!

Today saw the opening of the LATMOS showhome on the Ethelred Estate. The showhome gives tenants an idea of the improvements to their homes they can expect if the LATMOS stock transfer is approved in a ballot this September. Tenants can expect a new kitchen, new bathroom, and full redecoration of their flats. The showhome will also be the base for LATMOS project workers, who will on hand to answer any questions residents have about the project and the ballot.

LATMOS is the Lambeth Alliance of Tenant Management Organisations - three resident-run Lambeth estates which have banded together to investigate stock transfer. They have selected a landlord called WATMOS - the only housing association in the country which is run by tenant managements organisations. By transferring ownership of the estate away from the Council, WATMOS will be able to borrow money to invest millions of pounds into the homes on the estate. Ethelred TMO will continue as it is, and will have more support than it currently gets from the Council.

Councillor Mark Harrison has lived on the Ethelred Estate for six years, is a member of the Ethelred Board, and is closely involved in the LATMOS project. He said:

'I'm supporting the stock transfer as it's the only way the Estate will get the investment it needs. We'll preserve tenant management and all the rights that tenants and leaseholders currently enjoy from the Council.'

Pictured: Olu Leigh and Glenn Upton, who will be working on the estate over the coming months, in the showhome kitchen.

Sunday 20 March 2011

Remember to fill in and return your census form

27 March is census day - you should have received your form and you can fill it out now if you know who will be in your home next Sunday.

It's crucial that everybody completes and returns their census form. The information is used to allocate resources for public services. In 2001 Lambeth had one of the lowest rates of census response in the country, and as a result missed out on funding we were entitled to. Let's not let that happen again!

Thursday 3 March 2011

New Lambeth Youth Mayor elected

Lambeth’s incoming youth mayor has vowed to provide more social activities for young people in Lambeth and campaign to improve GCSE results.

David Oyedele, 16, was announced Lambeth’s new Youth Mayor at an election night held at the Town Hall on Tuesday. David, a student at Archbishop Tenison’s School who lives in Brixton, will be given £25,000 to help improve opportunities for young people. Current Mayor, Darren Tenkorang, 16, will hand over the role on 1 April. The second highest vote saw 14-year-old Jacqueline Gomes, a student from Sacred Heart College, announced as Deputy Youth Mayor. More than 10000 young people aged 11-19 who live, study, or work in the borough voted in the Youth Council elections at polling stations in schools and youth centres across Lambeth as well as online.

Naomi Mwakamowo, a student at Charles Edward Brooke School, was voted the next member of Youth Parliament (MYP), and Jeremiah Emmanuel, a student at Archbishop Tenison’s School, deputy MYP. Naomi and Jeremiah will organise events and projects, run campaigns and influence decision-makers on issues that matter most to young people in Lambeth.

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna was present to hand out a Democracy Award for the school with the highest student turnout in the elections. The award went to Elmgreen School in Tulse Hill, where an impressive 84 per cent of students cast their votes. Elmgreen students will now be treated to a visit to Parliament, hosted by Mr Umunna.

David, said: 'I feel ecstatic to have won this year’s Youth Elections in Lambeth. It’s a real privilege to be able to stand up and represent young people across the borough, and I’m looking forward to working hard to make change happen for them.

'During my campaign, I focused on the need to protect young people from the impact of the cuts we are seeing to services, and my desire to help improve GCSE results and provide more social and physical activities for young people in Lambeth.

'I’m hoping to use my £25,000 Youth Mayor’s budget to help achieve these aims, and will be campaigning hard on behalf of young people to make sure we are a top priority for the people who are making decisions around which services are cut, and which are protected.

'It’s so fantastic that we have the Youth Mayor Elections in Lambeth and the £25,000 budget we receive demonstrates that young people here are really taken seriously.'

The outgoing youth mayor, Darren Tenkorang, used his budget to fund:

• A sailing trip for a group of young people based at Flipside youth project in Brixton.
• A film-making project for young people at Code 7 in Oval.
• A boxing club based at Lambeth Academy in Clapham
• A summer playscheme for young people at the Knights Youth Centre in Streatham.
• A project for LGBT young people based at the Terrence Higgins Trust in Waterloo.
• A photography project based at the Old Library centre in West Norwood.

Lambeth Youth Council is an award-winning youth leadership and engagement project. Lambeth is one of only four London authorities, and ten nationally, to have a directly elected youth mayor. The Youth Council allows young people to make a difference in their lives and those of others in the borough through training and empowerment. The Youth Council allows young people to give their views on issues affecting them and their community and also gives them the resources to act on their ideas.

For more information visit http://www.younglambeth.org.uk/lyc1.aspx or www.YouthMayor4Lambeth.com or follow @LamYouthMayor on twitter.
Pictured: election candidates at Parliament with West Norwood MP Tessa Jowell and Streatham MP Chuka Umunna.

National Grid Gas Works – Kennington Lane

TfL is writing to make you aware of the upcoming planned works by National Grid Gas (NGG) on Kennington Lane to renew 57m of gas mains.

This work will be completed in two phases, with each phase lasting for up to 10 days. In agreement with the London Borough of Lambeth’s Environmental Team, NGG will be working the extended working hours of 08:00 – 19:00 Monday to Friday and some weekends as deemed necessary. The following traffic management will be put in place for each phase:

Phase one
· Starting Friday 25 February 2011 until Sunday 6 March 2011
· Kennington Lane opposite the junction of Opal Street
· Two way temporary traffic signals
· Bus stop suspensions

Phase two
· Starting Saturday 9 April 2011 until Tuesday 19 April 2011
· Kennington Lane opposite the junction of Cottington Street
· Two way temporary traffic signals
· Parking and loading bay suspensions
· Bus stop suspensions

To minimise disruption to vehicular traffic, the temporary signals will be manually controlled between 07:00 – 10:00 and 16:00 – 19:00 Monday to Friday, and during working hours at weekends.

Whilst we appreciate that a certain level of disruption is inevitable, TfL has worked closely with NGG and the London Borough of Lambeth in order to reduce the impact of these works on road users and local people and businesses as far as possible.

I apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused as a result of these essential works. Should you require further information or an update during the delivery of these works please contact our Streets Customer Services department on 0845 305 1234 or via the web at www.tfl.gov.uk/contact.

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Surgery cancelled as work to Carmelita Centre underway

This Saturday's councillor surgery at the Carmelita Centre is cancelled, as major works are underway to renovate the community resource.
The works are taking place because residents association VGERTA applied to the 'Ward Purse' for funding to help transform the former housing office into a community facility. Councillors decided to grant VGERTA around £5000 to complete the work, which will finish in mid March.
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