Photograph of roundhouse in Myatts Fields

Funding will help Myatt’s Fields Park secure its future

The 14-acre, Grade II listed Myatt’s Fields Park has received £77,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and £20,000 from Lambeth council to secure...
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Credit without profit

  Steve Powdrill meets the provider of a financial service with a difference Years ago, if someone mentioned “credit unions”, you might be forgiven for envisioning...

Appeal for summer food and play funds

Loughborough Community Centre is appealing for funds for its Summer of Play activities based in Max Roach Park. The programme of activities for children from...
Brixton 2am on a Saturday morning

Care and kindness for the Brixton community

  Jessica Dyer spends a Friday night with Brixton’s Street Pastors If you are out on a Friday night in Brixton you may well encounter the Street Pastors,...
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Call for volunteers to bring the magic of reading to Brixton primary school children

This World Book Day (Thursday 7 March) national reading charity, Coram Beanstalk, is issuing a new appeal for volunteers to join its network of trained...
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Volunteer at Brixton Windmill

A local charity in Brixton, the Friends of Windmill Gardens, is launching a new recruitment drive for volunteers at the iconic  Grade...
Lambeth Street Pastors coordinator Cherie Thomas

Lambeth Street Pastors to celebrate new charity status

Lambeth Street Pastors, the church-based group that brings help and support to people who are the worse for wear for whatever reason in Brixton...
Vegetable garden

Slade Gardens project wins funding from mayor

Brixton’s Slade Gardens is one of a handful of local city greening projects to have been awarded significant funding from the London mayor’s Greener City...
Ula and Basil

Football team raise money for cancer treatment

South London five-a-side football team Samba Quays are reuniting 10 years after their last competitive fixture to play...
Solomon Smith and Sarah Jones: inspiration to help jobless people

Brixton Soup Kitchen: ‘We don’t just do food here’

  Brixton Soup Kitchen is extending its help to local people in need by offering confidence-boosting counselling. Kitchen founder Solomon Smith has teamed up with life...
Solomon Smith

Brixton Soup Kitchen to feed 1,000 on London streets

After supporting 450 families with hot meals and presents over the weekend in the run-up to Christmas,...

Papa’s Park playground is open again

After two months of extensive refurbishment Papa’s Park (10-17 Pulross Road, Brixton, London SW9 8AF) is open again and filled with brand new equipment, soft...
From left: Tony Goldring, Mims Davies, Keishana Kelly and Steadman Scott on the terrace of the Palace of Westminster

Brixton’s Afewee at the Palace of Westminster

A government minister made time on one of the busiest days in the recent history of Parliament to meet three coaches from Brixton’s Afewee...
Diversity champion Miranda Brawn

Brixton equality commissioner awarded Freedom of City of London

cha Dr Miranda Brawn, Lambeth equality commissioner, patron of the Brixton Black Cultural Archives and founder of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation has been...
Young people celebrate news of award from Mayors Young Peoples Fund

Building Young Brixton wins £850,000 from the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund

Building Young Brixton, a consortium of six Lambeth based charities and social enterprises, has successfully secured over £850,000 from the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund. ...
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Time to be a credit to yourself and the community

Jane Wenlock of the Vauxhall Time Bank says timebanking will benefit both individuals and the community. Time banks connect people through the use of...

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South London charity seeks grant applications

Groups from Brixton, Lambeth and other parts of South London can, once again, apply for grants to help people in need or distress from...
swimmers take an icy dip for homelessness charity Crisis

Take an icy plunge to end homelessness 

Crisis, the homelessness charity, is challenging Londoners to sign up to the Icebreaker Challenge this December. Brixton’s Brockwell Park Lido is one of three open...
Help for Heroes fundraisers

Help for Heroes calls for volunteers

Help for Heroes is appealing for people in the Brixton area to help with its Christmas Collections at Transport for London (TfL) stations across...

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Brixton agency launches #KnowOurRights campaign

The Champion Agency, a longstanding Brixton institution, explains why it has launched  #KnowOurRights, a campaign to arm people with their stop and search rights....

Union calls off Ritzy boycott but fight for equal pay continues

The long running dispute between Ritzy workers and Cineworld has been suspended says BECTU, the trade union representing cinema workers. The boycott campaign which...

Advocacy Academy students launch this year’s campaigns

The Brixton-based Advocacy Academy is dedicated to preparing young people to bring about social change. A free academy fellowship gives students the tools, skills and...