Friday, 3 August 2018

🚌🌹LHS Coach trip : Saturday 15th September – West Dean Gardens – Cost £27

Dear Companions

Next month's LHS Coach Trip is to Sussex :
West Dean Gardens, Chichester

Follow this link and see below for further details.

The Kennington pick-up is the bus stop on Kennington Road on the corner of Black Prince Road at 9am.
There are 3 other pick-up points across Lambeth
Contact Brendan for full details: brendan.byrne1@tiscali.co.uk

I'm booked so hope to see you then
Enjoy!
Best wishes
Cathy

​Saturday 15th September
West Dean Gardens, Chichester, Sussex PO18 0QZ
West Dean is a 35-acre historic garden in a downland setting, owned by the Edward James Foundation.

The land stretches far beyond the garden.
There is a two and a half acre walled garden with a fruit collection and specimen trees, 13 Victorian glasshouses with an extensive plant collection, and a large working kitchen garden. There is a two and a quarter mile circuit walk through parkland to a 45 acre Arboretum.
There is a restaurant providing lunches, sandwiches and beverages, and a garden shop.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Kennington Tube Station Utilises UK’s Largest and Most Powerful Silent Hybrid Energy Solution - Premier Construction News

Kennington Tube Station Utilises UK’s Largest and Most Powerful Silent Hybrid Energy Solution - Premier Construction News
... Kennington Tube Station Utilises UK's Largest and Most Powerful Silent Hybrid ... and most powerful temporary power hybrid unit at Kennington Tube station. ...

Lizzie Purbrick has 'no remorse' after smearing pig's blood | Daily Mail Online

Lizzie Purbrick has 'no remorse' after smearing pig's blood | Daily Mail Online
... Lizzie Purbrick, 63, wreaked havoc on her ex-partner's Kennington home by scrawling 'lady sl*t' and 'big d**k lord' with animal blood on the walls, admitting she ...

Kennington girl's invention could make brushing your teeth a fun-filled experience for kids - Southwark News

Kennington girl's invention could make brushing your teeth a fun-filled experience for kids - Southwark News
... In a bid to stop children having rotten teeth pulled out, one ten-year-old Kennington girl came up with 'Brushing Explosion' in a bid to make brush time a fun-filled ... ...

Violent drill music released by London gangs are on iTunes and Spotify | Metro News

Violent drill music released by London gangs are on iTunes and Spotify | Metro News
... The Harlem Spartans’ rap songs cost 79p on iTunes, while users can buy their Kennington Where It Started album for £4.74. ...

Cricket’s pioneers – a look at England’s firsts

Cricket’s pioneers – a look at England’s firsts
... First century
It had to be him: WG Grace. Cricket’s first superstar scored the first ever Test century by an Englishman, stroking a 294-ball 152 against Australia at the Kennington Oval. It was the fourth Test ever, from 6 September 1880, and the home side won it by five wickets within three days. For Grace, it was a century on Test debut – he would score one more in Tests, and a staggering 124 in first-class cricket. ... 
First series winEngland’s first series win came at home, when Australia toured in 1880. England won the only Test in the series at the Kennington Oval, with Grace scoring their first ever century, by five wickets. It was a match that ebbed and flowed, but the home side held firm for a famous victory. ...

Lambeth Council to spend half a million pounds to demolish a building bought to house the Lambeth Archives

Lambeth Council to spend half a million pounds to demolish a building bought to house the Lambeth Archives
Plans for temporary property guardians at 303 Kennington Road have been abandoned. A Council report [pdf] describes the site as being in a poor ...

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Labour MP Kate Hoey vows to fight deselection - BBC News

Labour MP Kate Hoey vows to fight deselection - BBC News

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

🚌🌹LHS Coach trip : Saturday 7th July – Magdalen College Gardens / Oxford Botanic Garden – Cost £29

Dear Companions

This month's LHS Coach Trip is to Oxford :
Magdalen College Gardens and Oxford Botanic Garden

Follow this link and see below for further details.

The Kennington pick-up is the bus stop on Kennington Road on the corner of Black Prince Road at 9am.
There are 3 other pick-up points across Lambeth
Contact Brendan for full details: brendan.byrne1@tiscali.co.uk

I expect to join you so hope to see you then
Enjoy!
Best wishes
Cathy

Saturday 7th July
Magdalen College Gardens, Oxford OX1 4AU
The 60 acres of gardens includes the Deer Park and College lawns. Of the numerous trees, some are over 200 years old. There are notable herbaceous and shrub plantings. The meadows are celebrated, and Addison’s Walk is a pretty tree-lined riverside path by the Cherwell.
We are not allowed to picnic in Magdalen’s grounds, but there is a riverside cafeteria where refreshments and light lunches are served.
University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford, OX1 4AZ
The oldest Botanical Garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world, it was founded in 1621 as a physic garden growing plants for medicinal research.
Plants from all over the world are grown in 7 glasshouses, water and rock gardens. 5000 different plants can be seen, many in a large herbaceous border and walled garden. The National Collection of hardy euphorbias is here, and a fruit and vegetable collection.
A Pop-Up café in the garden sells drinks and cakes. There is a café across the road and several more nearby.  We can come and go at any time, but please keep your ticket! Those of us who bring our own lunch may have it in the garden.

Motorcyclist hospitalised after 'serious collision' with lorry in Kennington - Southwark News

Motorcyclist hospitalised after 'serious collision' with lorry in Kennington - Southwark News
... Officers received reports of a collision on the junction of Kennington Road and Wincott Street from the ambulance service at around 12.15 pm on Friday, June 29 ...

Thursday, 28 June 2018

The Tube Map... As Seen From A Plane | Londonist

The Tube Map... As Seen From A Plane | Londonist
... Indeed, we never noticed quite how much both branches of the actual Northern line between Kennington and Euston resemble a lasso, or how the Bakerloo line kinks so sharply to the west at Baker Street. ...

Monday, 25 June 2018

The Future of Kennington Police Station: Community Meeting at Oasis Centre

The Future of Kennington Police Station: Community Meeting at Oasis Centre
... Steve Chalke of Oasis is hosting a community meeting on the Future of Kennington Police Station - all welcome. ...

Friday, 15 June 2018

Lambeth to create 738 homes on brown-field site

Lambeth to create 738 homes on brown-field site
... The redevelopment of the brown-field site in Kennington will create commercial space, accommodating 1,000 new jobs, and during the development more than 5,000 construction jobs will be created. Lambeth residents will be prioritised in the candidacy process. ...

Living in Kennington: area guide to homes, schools and transport links | Homes and Property

Living in Kennington: area guide to homes, schools and transport links | Homes and Property
... Blink and you miss Kennington, the south London neighbourhood only two miles from Trafalgar Square. Most people drive through on their way to somewhere ... ...

Oasis charity keen to buy Kennington Police Station [14 June 2018]

Oasis charity keen to buy Kennington Police Station [14 June 2018]
... Kennington Police Station's front counter closed last summer as part of a cost-saving exercise by the Metropolitan Police, and the building has been ... ...

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Heads Up: Winding up Book Sales in aid of Friends of the Durning Library

Dear Companions
Heads Up:  Winding up Book Sales in aid of Friends of the Durning Library
CONGRATULATIONS!
Sales of your donated books, CDs, DVDs etc have raised over £1,000!!!
This has been a wonderful community effort in support of a great local cause
THANK YOU!!!
The latest figure stands at £1,012.52
I still have books donated by Fiona to process and Patsy has a load to be delivered
My initial goal was £1k so I shall be bringing these sales to an end
If you've been thinking to de-clutter, your time is up!
THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE FOR A CLEAR-OUT!
Please be in touch asap to arrange collection/delivery.
Very many thanks
Best wishes
Cathy
KenningtonCompanions@gmail.com

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Dalston 'acid attack': Four charged after revellers 'squirted with noxious substance' near nightclub | London Evening Standard

Dalston 'acid attack': Four charged after revellers 'squirted with noxious substance' near nightclub | London Evening Standard
... Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton was gunned down in Kennington less than 24 hours before two other teenage boys - one aged just 13 - were shot in broad daylight in Wealdstone, Harrow. ...

Northern Line passengers warned of bank holiday disruption as extension works get underway | City A.M.

Northern Line passengers warned of bank holiday disruption as extension works get underway | City A.M.
... From 26 May work is scheduled for the Northern line's extension to Battersea, which will mean Bank branch trains will not be stopping at Kennington from then until mid-September 2018. ... Kennington station will still be open during the months of disruption, with customers able to board trains northbound via Charing Cross and southbound to Morden. ... Stuart Harvey, TfL's director of major projects, had said the Bank branch platforms at Kennington "are simply too narrow to allow us to safely carry out this vital work behind hoardings while keeping the platforms open".
He said: "Running Bank branch trains through Kennington without stopping will allow us to build the additional passageways we need in the quickest and least disruptive way possible, and are essential to enable customers to access the new Northern Line extension when it opens."
The extension from Battersea to Kennington via Nine Elms is due to be completed in 2020, and will be the first major extension to a Tube line since the Jubilee Line in the late 1990s. ...

Women’s and girls' rugby programme launched at Archbishop’s Park [14 May 2018]

Women’s and girls' rugby programme launched at Archbishop’s Park [14 May 2018]
... The Lambeth Rugby Partnership is already offering O2 Touch rugby at the same venue on a Wednesday evening and is introducing rugby to a number of local schools as well as working with The Black Prince Trust and its partners in Kennington. ...

In photos: A stroll through Kennington park in the spring sunshine, May 2018

In photos: A stroll through Kennington park in the spring sunshine, May 2018
... Here’s a short series of photos taken during a delightful sunny saunter through Kennington Park, a Grade II listed green open space to the north of Brixton. ...