Saturday, 24 June 2017

Seven months of major gas works along Brixton Road (A23) starts up in July 2017

Seven months of major gas works along Brixton Road (A23) starts up in July 2017
... Anyone interested in finding out more can visit a drop-in session in The Debenture Room at The Kia Oval, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS on Monday 3rd July, which runs from 2pm and 8pm. ...

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Lambeth event aims to remember Jo Cox on anniversary of her murder - South West Londoner

Lambeth event aims to remember Jo Cox on anniversary of her murder - South West Londoner
... In Kennington Park there was plenty of entertainment and fun for kids and adults alike, with face painting, crafts, story-telling, a tree walk, the bubble man, tai chi, games and music. ...

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Loudon and More in New Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Loudon and More in New Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP

... RedNeedle Productions presents the world premiere of
James Bonney MP a new, highly topical political comedy by Ian Buckley.
James Bonney MP runs from Tuesday 20 June - Saturday 8 July at the White
Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11. BroadwayWorld has a
first look at the cast in action below! ...
 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Andrew Loudon Stars in Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP, Beginning Tonight at White Bear Theatre

Andrew Loudon Stars in Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP, Beginning Tonight at White Bear Theatre
... RedNeedle Productions presents the world premiere of James Bonney MP, a new, highly topical political comedy by Ian Buckley. James Bonney MP runs from tonight 20 June - Saturday 8 July at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11. ...

Teenager found stabbed in church grounds in London

Teenager found stabbed in church grounds in London
... Police officers were called just after 4pm yesterday to reports of a male being injured in the grounds of St Mark's Church, Kennington, opposite Oval underground station. ... A London ambulance service spokesperson said: "We were called at 4.03pm today to reports of a stabbing on Kennington Park Road. ...

Monday, 19 June 2017

Meeting tonight re air pollution on Kennington Park Road

to kprranw@gmail.com 

Dear friends and neighbours,

I emailed a while ago about the TFL consultation around changes to the Central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ):


The deadline for this is Sunday 25th June. 

We're meeting tonight, (Monday 19th), 8pm at St Marys Newington to coordinate our responses to the consultation. Local Green party reps have said they'll come along and share their NO2 pollution readings and relevant campaigns from across Southwark (see below), and we have also invited local councillors and MPs.

We're really concerned that the proposed changes to the ULEZ isn't taking into consideration the boundaries of the zone - or properly considering the impact on residents living just outside. We already know that more than 31,547 vehicles drive along Kennington Park Road each day (almost 10,000 vehicles/day more than Kennington Road and almost twice as many vehicles as Kennington Lane) (source www.howpollutedismyroad.org.uk) and NO2 levels along Kennington Park Road are regularly more than 150% above EU limit (communitymaps.org.uk/project/air-quality-monitoring), which includes some of the highest readings across the whole of Lambeth. If the boundaries of the ULEZ mirror those of the CCharge zone, then ever more polluting traffic will be pushed down Kennington Park Road.
When we surveyed local residents last year, 41.67% of you supported expanding the congestion zone as far as the South Circular, and 25% supported expanding it to include KPR. We will be advocating that the ULEZ should be expanded to include areas outside of the CCharge Zone and, this evening, we will aim to come up with a paragraph that you can cut and paste into the 'other comments' section of the consultation response form as there are no specific questions about the boundaries of the zone.
We will submit a response to the consultation on behalf of KPRRANW, but it is also really important that as many people as possible submit individual responses.
We hope to see lots of you there this evening - please forward this email to any other local people or groups who you think would be interested.
Many thanks,
Lucy
On behalf of Kennington Park Road Residents Association and Neighbourhood Watch

Relevant local campaigns:

Friday, 16 June 2017

Horrifying machete seized after police chase through Kennington | London Evening Standard

Horrifying machete seized after police chase through Kennington | London Evening Standard
... An image taken by officer in Kennington showed an enormous knife with a curved, serrated blade.
The weapon, which was contained in a black sheath, was seized in Kennington Lane, near the junction with Kennington Road on Wednesday.
They tweeted: “After running from a car in Kennington, a male has been detained and found by PD Hardy, his drugs and this.” 
A spokesman for the Met said: “Officers from the Lambeth Gangs Unit arrested a male in possession of an offensive weapon and possession of drugs following a foot chase from a vehicle in Kennington at approximately 8.30pm hours on June 14. ...

Charlie Chaplin’s Kennington home honoured with a blue plaque

Charlie Chaplin’s Kennington home honoured with a blue plaque
Charlie Chaplin has been honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque at his former London home in Brixton Road, Kennington – his last British home. ... It’s said that the tramp was based on a local character from Kennington. Glenshaw Mansions was newly built when Chaplin lived there, but survives intact, despite the bomb that fell just behind it during the Second World War. ...

Friday, 9 June 2017

A Brief History Of London In Riots | Londonist

A Brief History Of London In Riots | Londonist
... By the 19th century, Londoners had clearly had enough of religious rioting, and decided to revolt over the price of theatre tickets instead; which sounds like something that would happen at the Old Vic in 2017. The Old Price Riots of 1809 were a series of disturbances in Covent Garden Theatre, every night for two months, until ticket prices were reduced. The 19th century was, on the whole, much less violent, and most protests in London were peaceful. One of the largest was the Great Chartist Meeting which took place on Kennington Common in 1848. An estimated 150,000 people gathered to demand universal suffrage and fair voting practices. The Reform League Protest, in 1866, was a rowdier gathering with the same motivations. Soldiers were called in to prevent people from breaking into Hyde Park, but the only serious casualty was the park's iron railings. ... One of the last big disturbances in the city before 2011 was the 1990 Poll Tax Riot. Responding to the introduction of a tax which disproportionately affected poorer people, 200,000 people gathered on Kennington Common (again) and marched to Trafalgar Square to protest. The march grew violent as it reached the square, and the crowd was charged on by mounted police. The reaction against the tax helped to oust Margaret Thatcher from power, and it was scrapped in favour of council tax. ...

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Andrew Loudon to Star in Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP at White Bear Theatre

Andrew Loudon to Star in Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP at White Bear Theatre
... RedNeedle Productions presents the world premiere of James Bonney MP, a new, highly topical political comedy by Ian Buckley. James Bonney MP runs from Tuesday 20 June - Saturday 8 July at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11. ...

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 7 June 2017 | Londonist

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 7 June 2017 | Londonist
... PARTY WITH PRINCE: It's time to find that purple satin outfit in the back of your wardrobe. Switchboard (the LGBT+ helpline) and 10:10 Climate Action invite you to join them for a night in honour of Prince and the nineties and party like it’s 1999. Ticket sales from this DJ dance bonanza will contribute to their solar power fundraiser. Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, £4/£6, book ahead, 7pm-12am ...

World Gin Day 2017: Things To Do In London This Weekend (10-11 June 2017)

World Gin Day 2017: Things To Do In London This Weekend (10-11 June 2017)
... Junipalooza gin festival returns to Tobacco Dock this weekend for two days of gin-soaked fun, featuring more than 50 distillers from across the world. Elsewhere, Bon Vivant in Kings Cross is hosting a ‘gin-credible’ brunch with live DJs and unlimited cocktails, while Beefeater Gin is throwing an all-day party in Kennington, with live music, street food and entertainment.  ...

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Londoners offer accommodation, free rides and help in wake of terror attack

Londoners offer accommodation, free rides and help in wake of terror attack
... Sam Frankl @SamFrankl
Anyone in the #Vauxhall area who needs a place to come to, message me. We're on Kennington Lane 10 minutes up from the station

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Luxury flat depress property prices in Battersea, Nine Elms - Business Insider

Luxury flat depress property prices in Battersea, Nine Elms - Business Insider
... Bloomberg analysed new data from the Land Registry and found that London's SE1, SE11, and SW8 postcodes all saw average house price sales drop in March. These postcodes include areas such as London Bridge, Waterloo, Elephant & Castle, and Kennington. ...

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Ride at your peril on danger roads

Ride at your peril on danger roads
... The A23 from Lambeth, through Kennington to Streatham, was the scene of the highest number of deaths, injury or damage to bikes, a survey has found. ...

Saturday, 27 May 2017

General election hustings at Waterloo’s Oasis Church [26 May 2017]

General election hustings at Waterloo’s Oasis Church [26 May 2017]
... The event on Thursday evening was hosted by the Kennington Park Road Residents' Association & Neighbourhood Watch at Oasis Church Waterloo. ...

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Battersea house prices surge ahead of Northern Line extension | Mortgage Introducer

Battersea house prices surge ahead of Northern Line extension | Mortgage Introducer
... After the extension the Northern Line will run from Kennington to new tube stations Nine Elms and then Battersea Power Station, while it could be connected to Clapham Junction after that. ...

Grand Union sells three venues to Young’s | The Caterer

Grand Union sells three venues to Young’s | The Caterer
... The group confirmed its five Grand Union sites in Camden, Chancery Lane, Farringdon, Kennington and Paddington are still trading as normal. It opened a new partnership concept bar and restaurant, Trade Union, in Wapping in June last year, which also houses an artisan coffee house, florist and barber shop. ...

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Audio: Bermondsey & Old Southwark general election hustings #2 [21 May 2017]

Audio: Bermondsey & Old Southwark general election hustings #2 [21 May 2017]
... Many thanks to the Kennington Park Road Residents' Association & Neighbourhood Watch and the parish priest of St Mary Newington Canon Giles Fraser for allowing us to webcast this event. ...

The Tube Map Is Full Of Lies | Londonist

The Tube Map Is Full Of Lies | Londonist
... Looking at this, you might assume that Elephant & Castle is much closer to Kennington than to Borough station — maybe about four times closer. In fact, Elephant is around 100 metres closer to Borough than it is to Kennington. Why's that, then? You'll notice E&C is on the borders of fare zones 1 and 2. If the station were shifted closer to Borough, then the fare boundary would also have to move. That'd upset the parallel with another border station, Vauxhall, to the west. The best compromise is to place the Elephant within kissing distance of Kennington. ...