Lambeth Community Pride Awards

Award winners with mayor Jaffer and Miranda Brawn
Award winners with mayor Jaffer and Miranda Brawn

Jacqueline Gomes-Neves from Loughborough Junction, Lambeth’s first female youth mayor, was honoured as Lambeth’s young resident of the year in this year’s Lambeth council Community Pride Awards.

She was one of eight award winners at a Kia Oval event last week hosted by Black Cultural Archives vice-chair, barrister Miranda Brawn.

The Blog interviewed Jacqueline in 2014. She is now working as a political intern for Baron Balfe of Dulwich who as Richard Balfe was “trade union envoy” for the Conservative Party.

Other winners included Brixton Soup Kitchen as community organisation of the year.

Lambeth mayor Saleha Jaffer said th awards recognised the community spirit and drive of the people of the borough.

“I was delighted to note that this year we had a record number of nominations, with 165 entries and want to congratulate not only the winners from last night, but everyone involved,” she said.

Council leader Lib Peck said the awards were a highlight of Lambeth’s calendar because they showcased the range and extent of activity going in a dynamic borough.


Award winners and nominees


Best private garden

Winner: Cindy Kemp, street property

Sonia Cooper, Cressingham Gardens estate

Edwin Monteverde, Chalbury House, Edmundsbury Court estate

Mr & Mrs Morris, Jupiter Court,  Caldwell Gardens estate


Best community garden

Winner: Ace of Clubs drop-in centre, Clapham

Edmundsbury Court Estate

Southwell Road Residents’ Garden


Edmundsbury Court
Edmundsbury Court

Best food growing project

Winner: Edmundsbury Court Estate

Loughborough farm

Lairdale Estate

Paradise Garden, Coade Court (Hyde Housing)


Resident of the year

Winner: Molly Sinclair

Andrew Chan Sing

Erica Tate


Bringing your neighbourhood together

Winner: Pat Broderick

George Richardson

Stephen Keogh


Innovation and Enterprise

Winner: Colin Crooks, Tree Shepherd

Waterloo Community Theatre CIC

Benjamin Ackim, Sport City London Ltd / Blackprint Legacy Foundation


Voluntary or community organisation of the year

Winner: Brixton Soup Kitchen


St Matthew’s Project


Young resident of the year

Winner: Jacqueline Gomes-Neves

Streetworks Project Team, Elmgreen School

Rianne Yeboah-Cornelius.


The judges


The private and community garden categories were judged by the London Garden Society


The food growing project was judged by Incredible Edible Lambeth


Judging panel for civic awards:

Chair: Councillor Saleha Jaffer, mayor of Lambeth

Rick Ogden, commander for Lambeth, London Fire Brigade

Nick Collins, representing the Metropolitan Police, Brixton

Councillor Donatus Anyanwu, lead member for community relations, Lambeth council

Councillor Scott Ainslie, Green Party, Lambeth council

Margaret Pierre, director, High Trees Community Development Trust

Charles Ijaz, representing South London Islamic Centre


The awards event was sponsored by Engie.