Sun shines for Tulse Hill unity walk

St Martin's Estate street partyWalkers and cyclists enjoyed the sunshine as a Unity Walk organised by the Tulse Hill Forum left the Tulse Hill Estate on Saturday 13 July on its way to a street party at the St Matthews Estate where they were welcomed with food, music, DJs, steel pans, dance and games. Report Simone Richardson 

Tulse Hill ward councillors Ben Kind, Mary Atkins and Marcia Cameron said the council was happy to support communities and residents’ organisations close roads.

“It brings communities together at the same time as diverting traffic from residential areas,” said Kind.
Lambeth council transport and public realm strategy manager Simon Phillips and parks development officer Tom Smith were there to show support and canvas opinion on how to reinvigorate places like Rush Common that runs alongside Brixton Hill’s A23 for people to use more.

Simon Phillips said: “We are here today to talk about our project to transform Brixton to make it safer for cycling and walking in a cleaner area.”

He added that there was some money available to improve the area and the council was there to listen to residents.

Jean Ramsie, chair of St Matthew's TRA
Jean Ramsey, chair of St Matthew’s Tenants and Residents Association

Jean Ramsey (left), chair of St Matthews Estate Tenants and Residents Association and a governor of Jubilee primary school on Tulse Hill, said: “The street party is important as this project works together and happened together.

“Everybody comes down and enjoys themselves. Families out together. It is a unity day.”

Resident Charli Hogan-Hooker said organisers were grateful to the council for helping with the parking too.

“It costs a lot of money to do these things and has got all of us together and to get to know our new neighbours,” she said.