KOV Neighbourhood Plan Launch 19 March

After much deliberation and consultation, we are now able to present the draft KOV Neighbourhood Plan. To celebrate this achievement we are holding a launch party on 19th March to which you are cordially invited. It’s different from our regular meetings – no power point presentations followed by a brief discussion at all. Instead we invite you to view the Neighbourhood Plan’s progress on 18 display boards in a relaxed atmosphere. To give the occasion a certain frisson, you’ll be entertained by local musical talent from In Harmony and Vauxhall Voices. We’ll also provide some tasty snacks, and all you need to do is turn up and engage in friendly chats with other local people; the KOV NP Team will be on hand to answer your questions and encourage you to tell us what you think of it so far.

Hope to see you there!

Andrea (on behalf of the KOV Neighbourhood Plan Team)



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Vauxhall Park Easter Egg Hunt 24 March

The Friends of Vauxhall Park invite you to join in their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 24 March, registration by the fountain from 10.30am for 11am start. Free for local children 1-10 yrs. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The new consultants who will be guiding the investments in the Park will be attending. Please come to meet them and see their plans for the playground.

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South London Press continues Bus Station saga

On Friday 2 March the SLP devoted four pages to letters about Vauxhall redevelopment, including an unedited response from local campaigners Pauline and Helen. A digital version is also available online. The SLP website was down recently but is now back.


Some people who wrote letters to SLP and made online comments seem to try and demolish the case for keeping the bus station by engaging in rather personal, ageist attacks in a language that we know only too well from troll infested blogs everywhere. Hopefully the genuine arguments will shine through.

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VG mature tree felled by Metropolitan

It was outside the VG/BS Conservation Area, what we don’t know is whether it was protected by a Tree Protection Order (TPO).

About two weeks ago looking out of my bedroom window I noticed a tree surgeon’s van in VG (between Rosewood House and Pippin Court) and soon after the sound of a motor saw and shredder, as well as movement in the crown of the beautiful mature tree in that corner. Continue reading

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Deconstructing London 5 – 17  March 

Photo exhibition

The Camera Club 16 Bowden Street, SE11 4DS London, United Kingdom

Deconstructing London is a collection of photographs from investigative journalist George Turner.

London’s housing crisis has provoked a political imperative to build more homes. This has often led to development at any cost, and the costs are significant.

Large housing estates are being demolished to make way for new developments of unaffordable homes, homeless people are being crammed into tiny micro-flats, and valued public spaces are demolished to make way for allegedly luxury buildings. Continue reading

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Time Bank Studio Space Open Day – 20 March

Time4Lambeth is opening a new Studio Space at the Carmelita Centre in Vauxhall, available on Mondays for people to use to develop their own projects or enterprise ideas.

However this Studio is a rentable space with a twist, as you ‘rent’ this space not by paying in money, but by giving your time to help others in the community. Continue reading

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Guided Local Walks – Blake and Banksy 18 March

“We are pleased to announce that we are running more free guided walks based around the routes in the Secret Lambeth booklet. If you would like to join us then please register your interest by emailing us at walking@lambeth.gov.uk. If you want a copy of the booklet (PDF), please email damos@lambeth.gov.uk

Future walks: Continue reading

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