Weeding in VG – meeting with Cllr. Brathwaite

About a month after our initial weeding action (end of April) which was ‘inspected’ and approved by Keith Naish, things got rather confusing again. Lambeth weed sprayers came to do some ‘spot spraying’ and emails were sent (but not necessarily to all the relevant parties) warning us that unless more hand weeding was done to prevent resurgent weed growth, chemical spraying would have to be done. However, looking around Vauxhall Grove’s pavements there seemed to be little evidence of rampant weed growth that might represent a trip or skid hazard, so a couple of residents from VG and BS got in touch with Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite (Cabinet member for Environment and Transport and responsible for delivering the council’s ‘Our Streets’ programme of community-led public realm improvements) to straighten things out. Another aim was to make sure that in future certain community stakeholders such as our two community gardens and Vine Housing Co-op would be informed by Lambeth in advance about any weeding issues. The meeting was very cordial and Cllr Brathwaite showed real interest and appreciation of our neighbourhood. The up-shot is that we’re now on her radar and hopefully in future there will be proper engagement with our community, so we don’t wake up one morning to public notices on our trees telling us that they will be felled in a week’s time, or similarly unpleasant shocks to the system. Please see below the notes we took at our meeting with Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite. Continue reading

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When the monster machines came to VG

… breathing smoke and spitting tar and rubble Dinosaur1

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Tree damage in Vauxhall Grove

VG Sorbus damage 1

A local resident reported damage done to a tree in VG during the resurfacing works to the Lambeth Transport and Highways department, (see below): Continue reading

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Vauxhall City Farm – Recruiting

Vauxhall City Farm is recruiting – come and join the team!   Continue reading

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Tyers Street Linear Park – Calling all Architects, Landscape Architects and Others

Vauxhall Gardens Estate Tenants and Residents Association (VGERTA) needs your
help developing an updated vision for Tyers Street.

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Texaco Petrol Station Site Redevelopment

Texaco site redevelopment planning application is now live (ref: 16/00795/FUL -36 – 46 Albert Embankment London SE1) Find out more at:

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Kennington Park – news & events

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