“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 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.