Monthly Archives: July 2018

Leaf blowers outside Rosewood House in VG

A few weeks ago I highlighted the noise and pollution nuisance caused by Wednesday morning leaf blowing sessions on the pavement outside Rosewood House. Since then I received a response from a resident of Rosewood House, saying that Lambeth will … Continue reading

Posted in Local crime and anti-social behaviour incidents, Street Trees and Plants

KOV Summer Newsletter: Bumper issue

The KOV AGM coming up in October as usually we’re looking for new board members, most importantly, a new chair, as Helen Monger has tendered her resignation due to work and family commitments. Also: Up-dates on the OAKDA planning application … Continue reading

Posted in Local news, Uncategorized

Our parks and green spaces are at risk due to spending cuts

The chair of KOV Forum, Helen Monger, whose day-time job is director of the London Parks and Gardens Trust, is quoted in this article: “You’ll end up with local authorities dedicating one or two parks as income generators and they … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond ..., Uncategorized

8 Albert Embankment Exhibition: The Fire Station

The exhibition event has already happened, but you can see the proposals online: http://www.eightalbertembankment.com/ Please also read http://www.ourcity.london/case-studies/8-albert-embankment/

Posted in Local developments, Uncategorized

Sadiq Khan says: Put people first in planning

He’s right to say it’s up to national government to mend our broken planning system, but local governments could make a start by working with local community groups, rather than against them and at least uphold their own planning policies … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Vauxhall cluster of tall towers

Luxury high rise flats struggling to sell

Are we going to end up with a bunch of half built posh ghost towers? (With a special mention of Nine Elms). https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/may/14/construction-of-central-london-new-build-flats-fell-by-a-quarter-in-2017 Moneyweek property investment advice: Don’t! https://moneyweek.com/londons-luxury-new-build-property-are-in-big-trouble?utm_campaign=money-morning-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Posted in Uncategorized, Vauxhall cluster of tall towers

Homophobic attack outside night club in Kennington Lane

Attack on nightclub workers outside the former ‘Duke of Cambridge’, Kennington Lane on 2 July https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/thugs-hurled-homophobic-abuse-at-lgbt-nightclub-workers-before-leaving-one-with-fractured-skull-in-a3880696.html  

Posted in Local crime and anti-social behaviour incidents, Uncategorized