11 May 2021

Garden Centre in Black Prince Road - opening hours

From Cleaver Square, Cleaver Street and Bowden Street Residents' Association and Neighbourhood Watch:
Local garden centre in Black Prince Road
See below for this season's opening hours


Local recycling event - Saturday 22 May

From Cleaver Square, Cleaver Street and Bowden Street Residents' Association and Neighbourhood Watch:
Local recycling event - Saturday 22 May
"Unwanted electricals and textiles collection! Put it in your calendar! Located on the triangle bit of land opposite Oval tube station, Kennington Park and St. Mark's Kennington Church. From Veolia: Got any old electricals or unwanted clothing lying around at home? Bring them along to be reused or recycled at Veolia Lambeth’s collection event on Kennington Triangle on Saturday 22nd May. Veolia will be collecting both unwanted electricals and textiles - items that’ve inevitably been building up at home over the past year. Items in any condition will be accepted, which will be passed on to be recycled or reused, where possible. Please only bring items that can be carried on foot, as there’s no space for cars at the collection point. Two ECO team members will be on hand to provide advice on recycling and reuse in Lambeth - we look forward to seeing you there!"



Police and council must pay Nation of Islam £90,000 damages after High Court judge ruling | Daily Mail Online

Police and council must pay Nation of Islam £90,000 damages after High Court judge ruling | Daily Mail Online
... Members of the Nation of Islam had applied to Lambeth Council for a permit to hold an event in Kennington Park, south London in August 2017. ...

Lambeth’s Labour council leader in shock resignation | Inside Croydon

Lambeth’s Labour council leader in shock resignation | Inside Croydon
... The High Court judgement released this afternoon came from a case raised over events in August 2017 and the Africa International Day of Action staged in Kennington Park, something which the council co-promoted. ...

Met Police and Lambeth sued by Black activists for human rights breach | The Independent

Met Police and Lambeth sued by Black activists for human rights breach | The Independent
... The Africa International Day of Action event was given permission to be held at Kennington Park in south London, but the authorities imposed the restrictions on topics of discussion citing concerns because of controversy surrounding Minister Farrakhan. ...
... Met Police spokesperson told The Independent: “The MPS has settled a civil claim with certain participants of an event held in Kennington Park in 2017. The claim arose from restrictions placed by Lambeth Council upon a license application, following objections to that license by Lambeth Council’s community safety area team and the MPS. ...

Cllr Jack Hopkins quits as Leader of Lambeth Council as fellow Progress candidates line up pitches to take over at the Town Hall – Brixton Buzz

Cllr Jack Hopkins quits as Leader of Lambeth Council as fellow Progress candidates line up pitches to take over at the Town Hall – Brixton Buzz

10 May 2021

Brixton history – cable-hauled tram on Brixton Hill in late Victorian times – Brixton Buzz

Brixton history – cable-hauled tram on Brixton Hill in late Victorian times – Brixton Buzz
... The Metropolitan company’s line between Brixton, Gresham Road and the ‘Horns Tavern’, Kennington opened in May 1870, the lines later extending to the junction of Water Lane, and to the south bank at Vauxhall, Westminster and Blackfriars Bridges, Waterloo Road and St George’s Church, Borough. ...
... In 1890, the Company decided to build a cable line from Kennington to Telford Avenue, replacing horse power between Brixton and Kennington, the line opened in 1892, and was extended south to Streatham Library in 1895.

Passengers travelled in the Company’s standard double deck, open top trams, the horses changing places at Kennington with a ‘dummy’ or ‘gripper’ car which hauled the tram over the cable section of route. ...

... A large depot and ‘winding house’ was built on Streatham Hill, opposite Telford Avenue, with winding gear powered by coke burning boilers. A small depot at Kennington had space for two or three ‘dummy’ cars and a number of horses. ...

... In the late 1890s, the need for a separate ‘dummy’ car to haul the passenger cars seems to have been called in to question, and the passenger cars were gradually adapted so that cable gripping equipment could be placed under a southbound tram at Kennington, and controlled from the front platform. ...

... The survivor of the cable car network is the small depot at 20 Brixton Road, Kennington. It served briefly as an electrical sub-station for the new trams, but was sold off in the late 1920s, and became a Temperance Billiard Hall, with a shop (in 1934 Hannibal Matthews, fruiterer) in the front central arch. ...

Luisa Porritt pins hopes on positivity as Lib Dems target south-west London | Evening Standard

Luisa Porritt pins hopes on positivity as Lib Dems target south-west London | Evening Standard
... Tory candidate Shaun Bailey was visiting a Covid-19 vaccination centre in Kennington, then meeting party activists as part of his “get out the vote” campaign. ...

Labour Mayoral candidate confirmed as favourite to win despite late surge of support for Tory rival – South London News

Labour Mayoral candidate confirmed as favourite to win despite late surge of support for Tory rival – South London News
... Shaun Bailey, meanwhile, was this morning joined by vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi in Kennington as he focused on the issue of tackling knife crime. ...

Rhyhiem Barton: renewed appeal to find killer of boy gunned down in Kennington |

Rhyhiem Barton: renewed appeal to find killer of boy gunned down in Kennington |
... Police are offering a £20,000 reward for any information that helps convict the killer of a teenage boy, on the third anniversary of his death in Kennington. ...

Prince Charles in planning row over apartments plan for courthouse | Evening Standard

Prince Charles in planning row over apartments plan for courthouse | Evening Standard
... The Duchy of Cornwall, which has provided the heir to the throne with an independent income since 1337, owns the Art Deco influenced red brick building in Kennington that served as Lambeth County Court until its closure four years ago. ...
... The Prince of Wales is understood to have seen the designs for the building, which is locally listed and within the Kennington conservation area. ...

Crystal meth dealers who hiked prices during lockdown jailed - MyLondon

Crystal meth dealers who hiked prices during lockdown jailed - MyLondon
... Akbari was seen travelling by taxi to Kennington to meet with Harkin and police say it was clear that Akbari was acting as supplier, and Harkin was running the trade on the street. ...

Petition · Save the Tesco's (Kennington Lane Superstore) Community Shuttle Bus Service · Change.org

Petition · Save the Tesco's (Kennington Lane Superstore) Community Shuttle Bus Service · Change.org

07 May 2021

8 Albert Embankment Appeal reference APP/N5660/V/20/3254203

Friday, 07 May 2021

Secretary of State, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP

robert.jenrick.mp@parliament.uk

cc:   MHCLG casework manager

Christopher.Bazley-Rose@communities.gov.uk

Lambethvillage@gmail.com

Dear Mr Jenrick MP

8 Albert Embankment Appeal reference APP/N5660/V/20/3254203

I write to ask you to please REFUSE planning permission for the proposed development at 8 Albert Embankment

This is another seriously flawed proposal that will negatively impact on our neighbourhood forever if allowed to proceed. 

Lambeth Council cares not a hoot for Kennington, a neighbourhood that is much loved and precious to so many of us, despite attempts to ravage us by local and London-wide authorities over the years.

Please will you speak up for us and act in the best interests for our community now and for generations to come?

Yet again, Lambeth Council’s support for this proposal is misguided at best and, in my opinion, grossly incompetent. 

For your scrutiny, the poor folks at Lambeth Village have gone to great lengths to elaborate in detail the negligence of the Council’s casework and I strongly urge you to fully consider their points. 

Personally, I think it is shocking that public authorities can act in such an obscene manner as to force local people, including so many unpaid volunteers, to the extremes of stress and despair, damaging our wellbeing and causing mental harm, in order to protect our neighbourhood from these gross proposals that would destroy the heritage, amenity and even plunge the community into darkness with these monstrous proposals.

I note that a similar ridiculous proposal for another enormously-high building at 250 Kennington Lane (20/03832/FUL - 250 Kennington Lane and 2 - 10 Dolland Street London SE11) was knocked back with this note from the developers:

After nearly two and half years of discussions with Planning Officers, regrettably, the team reached an impasse on daylight sunlight impacts. This was the only issue, but Officers advised that they would be unable to support the proposal unless the scheme was substantially reduced, which rendered the development completely unviable.

Are Planning Officers finally beginning to learn and pay attention, perhaps?

Sadly, similar local carbuncles are slipping through the system and may well find their way to your desk, such as the site in Montford Place (20/01086/FUL Land to the East of Montford Place, Kennington London SE11 5DE) and there are others.

I hope you will give the matter now before you suitable attention and scrutiny and REFUSE.

Yours sincerely

Cathy Preece

235B Kennington Lane SE11 5QU

30 April 2021

You can book to stay in these incredible Grand Designs TV houses for a holiday

You can book to stay in these incredible Grand Designs TV houses for a holiday

The Kennington Water Tower, London

The Water Tower has some of the best views of the London skyline
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The Water Tower has some of the best views of the London skylineCredit: airbnb
... This Grand Designs property, featured in series 12, was a converted water tower in the middle of Kennington in London. ...
... Book the Kennington Water Tower via Airbnb ...

TV show Friends reunion is coming to Clapham Common this summer in the form of a festival - MyLondon

TV show Friends reunion is coming to Clapham Common this summer in the form of a festival - MyLondon
... It has previously been held at Haggerston Park and Kennington Park. ...

Great oaks… – SE11view

Great oaks… – SE11view
... The sharp eyed amongst you might have spotted this small plant box outside the Housing Office on Kennington Lane. ...
... It is just the start of a plan to green the front of the housing office and all came from the work of the Greener Kennington volunteer group. I think it offers us hope and this is why… ...
... Wondering what I could do I expected a long gruelling struggle with all the many agencies that have a say on this. But miracles happen. The housing boss, Anna said it was a great idea to green it, three of the Greener Kennington volunteers, Charlie, Nicola and Richard met Muhem from housing to plan what was possible and Veolia, our refuse and street cleaning contractors provided a planter with soil to start things off. To add to the glory Jerome put in the plants! ...

Planned line closures and service changes - Transport for London

Planned line closures and service changes - Transport for London

Planned line closures and service changes - Transport for London

Unless otherwise indicated, there will be 'no service' between the stations listed below.

Line                Days                                     What's affected

Northern        Sat 1 - Mon 3 May               Moorgate to Kennington

Northern        Sat 22 and Sun 23 May        Charing Cross to Kennington (Saturday)

                                                                    Entire line (Sunday)

Northern        Sat 12 and Sun 13 Jun          Moorgate to Kennington

Northern        Sat 26 and Sun 27 Jun          Charing Cross to Kennington

Northern        Sat 10 Jul                              Charing Cross to Kennington

Northern        Sat 31 Jul and Sun 1 Aug     Moorgate to Kennington

Northern        Sun 1 Aug                             Moorgate to Kennington

Northern        Sat 21 Aug                            East Finchley and Edgware to Kennington                                                                         (via Charing Cross) and Moorgate

Northern        Sun 22 Aug                           Edgware to Kennington via Charing Cross

Northern        Sat 4 and Sun 5 Sept            Moorgate to Kennington

Northern        Sat 9 and Sun 10 Oct            Moorgate to Kennington

Northern        Sat 30 and Sun 31 Oct          Moorgate to Kennington


20 April 2021

Plaque plan for RAF hero who rammed WW2 German bomber heading for Buckingham Palace

Plaque plan for RAF hero who rammed WW2 German bomber heading for Buckingham Palace
... The pilot of the rammed aircraft, Feldwebel Robert Zehbe, also parachuted out of his plane which crashed near Victoria station but was assaulted by an angry mob of Londoners in Kennington and died of his wounds days later. ...

A new walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centre will open in Lambeth for patients struggling to book – South London News

A new walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centre will open in Lambeth for patients struggling to book – South London News
... If you are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination you can get your first dose from Montgomery Hall vaccination centre in Kennington on Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 April without an appointment. ...