Picture shows damp at window of flat St Martin's estate

Residents’ damp campaign gathers momentum

Shocking levels of damp has prompted the St Martin’s Tenant’s Residents Association in Brixton to ask Lambeth council for its support in their fight...
banner hung out of window of house where occupant threatened with eviction

How an artist fell foul of the housing crisis

Fergus Matheson reports on the case of Morgan Paton, a Brixton man caught up in the housing crisis and the rules and regulations it...
Architect impression Mandrell Road school

Green light for £9.25m school expansion plan

Plans to transform a derelict site in Brixton into a new £9.25 million expansion of Sudbourne primary school, have been given the go-ahead by...
Fishmonger Brixton Market

Council backs change of use bids for Brixton Village and Market Row

Lambeth council’s planning committee last night (7 May) unanimously agreed applications for major changes in the operation of Brixton Village and Market Row. The main...
to let sign on Brixton house

Council plans charter for private renters and urges them to complete survey

Lambeth council is working on a charter for private renters and is calling on local private tenants to complete a short online survey so...
Closed: The Cricketers

Former music pub The Cricketers faces demolition

Once, many years ago, a key part of the South London music scene, The Cricketers pub next to the Oval cricket ground is set...

Developer plans six-storey office block on Electric Avenue

Another familiar piece of Brixton town centre is set to be knocked down to make way for a new development. The owners of 9-15...
Lambeth Town Hall lit up in blue for NHS 70 celebrations

Council launches consultation on new licensing policy

Lambeth council is updating its policy for regulating and licensing any business that sells alcohol, provides entertainment or late-night refreshments and has launched a...
Young Black woman in despair

Need for quality, affordable housing for women is now greater than ever

Zaiba Qureshi, chief executive of the Brixton-based Housing for Women charity that provides social housing and gender sensitive support services to women, calls for...
DIY man

TV home makeover opportunity in Brixton

Property makeover guru Sarah Beeny is looking for homeowners in the Brixton area who want help for a new TV series. Renovate Don’t Relocate will...
11pm. Mass singalong outside Brixton Tube station – yards from people's homes

Council ‘faffing’ over noise threat to health say Brixton residents

  Residents of Tunstall Road, whose pedestrianised eastern end is home to Brixton’s David Bowie mural, have renewed their calls for Lambeth council to act...

140 years: Jamaican institution aimed at ending financial exclusion

(sponsored post) As the UK celebrates the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, an historic Jamaican building society is celebrating 140 years...

Homes demolished when Brixton building project goes badly wrong

The ongoing saga of the redevelopment of the old Tuborg Warehouse site on Mandrell Road continues to cause problems for local residents. The warehouse wall...
Brixton Market Row exterior

New Brixton market owner wants ‘conversation’ with community

Hondo Enterprises, which announced its purchase – together with “investors” – of Brixton Market on Friday (23 March), is buying both the lease for...
Surveyor in Brixton Market

Texan DJ socialite’s company says it has bought Brixton Market

Hondo Enterprises, which yesterday (23 March) said it had purchased Brixton Market, says that, under its stewardship, the market’s “unique character will be...
Child in Superman Costume at Brixton Green meeting

Brixton Green launches campaign for council support

Brixton Green, the com­mun­ity body seeking to build affordable rented homes on a redeveloped Somerleyton Road, is organising a public meeting  on Wednesday 7...

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Window display of Traid charity shop in Brixton

Traid – reuse, recycle, recreate

Brixton’s Traid has always been ahead of the trend, upcycling clothes since July 2013. Simone Richardson dropped in Traid, a charity with 11 shops in London...
Fadha mysocial member

Freedom and support for older people to do fun things

MYsocial, run by Age UK Lambeth, an independent local charity that has been supporting older people for more than 70 years, is back for...

Help for young people to get into work

The BiG Youth Social Action Volunteers Scheme, recently launched at International House Brixton, helps young people who are not in education, employment or training...

LATEST CAMPAIGN NEWS

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...
Project coordinator Abs outside Pop Brixton

Hate crime partners’ day of hope at Pop Brixton festival

Lambeth Disability Hate Crime partnership is holding a Hope Fest as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week on Wednesday 16 October from 1...
School strikers in Windrush Square

Climate strikers rally in Brixton

Melissa Veitch reports on today's climate strike action in Brixton Hundreds of people rallied in Brixton today (20 September) before joining the Global Climate Strike...