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.

Friday 23 May 2014

Thank you!

The result of the local election in Prince's ward has just been announced.

David, Chris and Joanne are thrilled to have been elected with big majorities.

They want to thank everybody who voted, and promise to work hard for everybody in Kennington and Vauxhall.

Here is the full result:

David Amos Labour 2342 20% Elected
Chris Marsh Labour 2160 18% Elected
Joanne Simpson Labour 2058 17% Elected
Claire Louise Barker Conservative 761 6% Not elected
James Howard Bellis Conservative 705 6% Not elected
Michael Charles Poole-Wilson Conservative 606 5% Not elected
Eleanor Anne Halsall Green 548 5% Not elected
Joe Taylor Green 479 4% Not elected
Vivienne Jane Baines Liberal Democrat 441 4% Not elected
Fern Christene Lindsay Green 428 4% Not elected
Malcolm Ian Baines Liberal Democrat 401 3% Not elected
Daisy Rose Christodoulou Liberal Democrat 360 3% Not elected
John Dodds UK Independence Party 334 3% Not elected
John Howard Independent 170 1% Not elected
Larry Hutchinson Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 95 1% Not elected

Thursday 22 May 2014

Vote today for David Amos, Chris Marsh and Joanne Simpson


In today's local election you have THREE votes - please use all THREE votes for Labour:

1. David AMOS

12. Chris MARSH

14. Joanne SIMPSON

You also have a separate ballot paper for the European election - you have ONE vote for a party - please vote LABOUR

You don't need your polling card to vote - you just need to give your name and address. 

Polls are open 7am to 10pm.

If you make a mistake on your ballot paper, return it and ask for another.

If you have a postal vote which you haven't yet posted back, you can take it to the polling station.

Polling stations:


 For people who live on the Ethelred Estate, Ethelred Towers, Whitgift Estate, Parliament View, 216 Kennington Road, Hotspur Street.


For people who live on the Vauxhall Gardens Estate, and anywhere between Black Prince Road and Kennington Lane.


For people who live around Walcot Square, Wincott Street, Chester Way, Renfrew Road, and Cotton Gardens.


For people who live on the Cottington Close Estate, Penwith Manor Estate, Kennings Way Estate, and around Cleaver Square, Methley Street and Stannary Street.

Friday 16 May 2014

Our local pledges for SE11

On 19 April we launched the Lambeth Labour manifesto for the council election on 22 May.

We have also launched three local pledges for SE11. If you elect us as your local councillors, these are our pledges that we will work towards over the next four years.

1. Protect, preserve and enhance our green spaces, making sure all our parks have a clear programme of works, and identify funding for the works.

2. Work with small businesses and shops to find ways of supporting Kennington Cross, and the smaller shopping areas, so that business and the community can thrive.

3. Tackle anti-social behaviour caused by the night-time economy by strengthening our licensing powers.

Remember that next Thursday, 22 May, you have three votes in the council election - please use all three for your Labour candidates:

David Amos
Chris Marsh
Joanne Simpson

Thursday 15 May 2014

Lambeth Walk big mural launch event

Ethelred TMO and Creative Sparkworks have partnered together to bring a fun event for the community. Come along to create a legacy for the people of Lambeth Walk.

Saturday 24 May
10am - 2pm
Lambeth Walk Market Square

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Licensing application: Maximo Cafe, Kennington Park Road

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 the 30th April 2014   

Applicants Name:    Maximo Café Ltd

Premises Address:    Maximo Café - 58 Kennington Park Road London SE11 4RS 
Activities/times requested:   

    Thursday - Saturday      18:00  - 00:00
Christmas Eve and New Years Eve until 2am.

Live Music
    Saturday      10:00  - 23:00
    Sunday      11:00  - 18:00
    Thursday - Saturday      18:00  - 00:00
    Tuesday - Friday      09:00  - 23:00
Christmas Eve and New Years Eve until 2am.

Supply of Alcohol
    Sunday      12:00  - 19:00
    Tuesday - Saturday      12:00  - 23:00
Christmas Eve and New Years Eve until 2am.

Please direct any queries in respect of this application to the following case officer:
Mrs Esther Jones
Telephone: 020 7926 6144    Email: licensing@lambeth.gov.uk

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 28th May 2014

Friday 2 May 2014

Lambeth Community Awards

2014 is the first year that Lambeth has brought together the Lambeth civic awards and Lambeth champions awards and will be running a borough wide – Lambeth Community Awards.

Nominations will be judged by a panel of councillors, the Metropolitan Police, Fire Brigade and independent members of the business and voluntary sectors of the community. The closing date for nominations is Monday 26 May 2014 at 5pm. The awards ceremony will take place in July. For more information please visit: www.lambeth.gov.uk/communityawards or if you have any questions contact communications@lambeth.gov.uk

The eight categories are:
  1. Bringing your neighbourhood together award
  2. Making Lambeth safer community award
  3. Helping people into jobs and training community award
  4. Cleaner and greener community award
  5. Keeping Lambeth healthy community award
  6. Young person’s community award
  7. Lord Scarman award
  8. Voluntary or community organisation of the year award

Pictured: Vauxhall's community in action at a dog show in the Pleasure Gardens

Thursday 1 May 2014

Our commitment to making cycling safer in our area

We welcome the excellent work that the London Cycling Campaign has done in helping coordinate some of the priorities of cyclists in Lambeth.

Lambeth is already the third most popular borough for cycling and have made a manifesto commitment to make Lambeth the most cycling friendly borough in London. We want as many people as possible to get involved and are determined to ensure that their journeys are swift, safe and secure.

  • We’ve made and will continue to make record investment in our road and pavement network. In the next four years alone we will tackle potholes by upgrading more than 130 miles of highways and footpaths.
  • We will work with neighbouring Southwark and introduce a borough-wide 20MPH zone.
  • We will continue to press the Mayor of London to better manage the roads under his control and call for essential improvements to dangerous junctions and gyratories. We will also continue our good work with the police to encourage and enforce more considerate behaviour from motorists, offering cycling awareness training for drivers of HGVs, buses and other fleet vehicles, Lambeth's included.
  • Our particular local priority is to sort out the Vauxhall Gyratory system - which we want to see transformed to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • We were the first borough in the UK to introduce secure, covered cycle hangars on streets and estates for residents without sufficient space in their homes - these are being introduced to Brook Drive soon. We are also working with Network Rail and TfL to ensure secure parking at both ends of your journey.
  • We’ve also successfully campaigned to bring Barclays Bikes to Lambeth and are currently working on their wider expansion into the south of the borough.

In Prince's ward Lambeth Cyclists asked us to:

Undertake measures on Kennington Road and Kennington Lane to make them child friendly, either through motor traffic speed and volume reduction or through separate space for cycling, ensure that children can cycle throughout the ward, rather than be confined to a few back streets.

What we are doing:

Lambeth aspires to make Kennington Road completely cycle friendly and is lobbying  TfL to provide funding as part of the Central London Cycle Grid to develop proposals in 2014 for implementation in 2015/16.

Lambeth is developing designs for the TLRN section between Kennington Park Road and Kennington Lane and will seek funding and permission from TfL to implement these in 2015 in conjunction with the Oval Better Junctions works.

There will always be more that we can do and we’ll always only be able to achieve real success with the help of our residents who cycle or are interested in getting involved. If you or anyone you know have any ideas or points of view in addition to those highlighted by this campaign then please do not hesitate to get in touch and let us know.
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