Lambeth councillors expected to approve £1million for community ‘hubs’

Lambeth Town Hall - Pic by Laura Spargo
Lambeth Town Hall – Pic by Laura Spargo

Senior Lambeth councillors are tonight expected to sign off plans for a £1million fund to establish a network of “community hubs” in the borough.

Officers say the hubs will provide safe places for residents, community organisations and small businesses to operate and deliver services.

Some of the money will be offered as grants for buildings to provide the resources and access to local Lambeth people.

Councillors are expected to approve the plans at the cabinet meeting in Room 8 at Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, this evening.

They will also discuss the increased need for primary and secondary school places in the borough up until 2019. Figures published ahead of the meeting show an overall increase of 34 per cent in the demand for primary places in the borough since 2006, including 10 per cent in Brixton and 63 per cent in Streatham.

The Brixton Blog will be tweeting live from Lambeth Town Hall this evening – follow @Brixtonblog for all the action from 7pm.