KOV Neighbourhood Plan survey results on show

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Key messages about KOV Neighbourhood Plan

KOV is seeking to pursue a Neighbourhood Plan for two significant reasons:

1) to encourage appropriate development in the area where the community has a greater say in what is acceptable

2) to enable planning gain which may be received as a result of developments to be prioritised directly back into our area Continue reading

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MPs warning: UK Parks falling into neglect

You may have noticed that parks in Vauxhall are also struggling.

MPs argue that parks play an important role by:

  • Helping to integrate communities
  • Tackling climate change
  • Preventing flooding
  • Reducing air pollution exposure
  • Boosting health
  • Providing leisure amenities

from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38935787

Also:https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/feb/11/public-parks-managers-dying-breed-crisis-council-government-inquiry?CMP=twt_gu

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The Durning Library – Medical Myths Talk: 23rd February

23rd February, 6.45 pm for 7.15pm.

Myths in health care and perhaps the greatest myth – the NHS can’t prevent death.   Prof. Clare Gerada will talk about unchallenged mantras such as ‘catching a disease early improves outcome’ and discuss issues such as screening, coming early to a health professional ‘just in case’, statins and other issues.  She will weave in how general practice – not specialist care – improves the health of the nation and why it is important to have more GPs. Continue reading

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Dr Bike @Nando’s Archway1, 23 Feb

http://www.vauxhallone.co.uk/events/free-bike-maintenance-session-nandos-archway-1

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Projects for young people – Theatre and drumming

Free Drama and Theatre Project: From 20th February

VGERTA’s free drama and theatre project is open to all 13-19 year old younger local residents (not just VGERTA) in the area.  The project starts on 20th February and will run for 6 weeks.  No previous experience is necessary. Every Monday from 4.45 to 7.45pm at The Carmelita Centre – corner of Vauxhall Walk and Jonathan St.

The project is run by Tony Cealy and you can register by calling 07956 877358.

Free Drumming Lessons: From 24th February Continue reading

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Save the South Bank from the Garden Bridge

Sign the petition: /save-the-south-bank-from-the-garden-bridge?recruiter=68719967&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

London Assembly to call for Mayor not to sign Garden Bridge guarantee

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8 Feb 2017 — Judging by the Evening Standard and ITV’s most recent poll of several thousand people, up to 71% of Londoners would support London Assembly members Tom Copley and Florence Eshalomi’s motion to the Mayor today, urging him not to sign a guarantee to underwrite the estimated £3m annual running costs of the Garden Bridge. A few reasons include: Continue reading

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