Moorlands asbestos ‘not a risk’

Residents of the Moorlands estate along Somerleyton Road behind the Barrier Block are concerned about possible asbestos in their homes following the appearance of...
St Martin's residents celebrate victory on steps of Town Hall

Victory for Brixton residents damp campaign

St Martin’s Tenant’s Residents Association has won the support of Lambeth council in their fight against damp in the estate’s homes. The council has agreed...
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...

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Grove Adventure Playground appeal for support

Grove Adventure Playground is fundraising to take children on a day trip on the River Thames and a tour of Tower Bridge. They need your...
Wassailing at Brockwell Park

Dig this at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

Composting, kitchen gardening and kids’ stories, not to mention a rousing wassail to kick off the new year – they are all happening at...
Fruit and veg stall in the market

Good food this Christmas brought to you by Incredible Edible Lambeth

How can we all source good nutritious food this Christmas to feed our families? Finding fresh fruit and veg at affordable prices that has not...

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Windrush scandal compensation meeting

Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives (BCA) is organising a public meeting in Lambeth town hall for anyone affected by the Windrush Scandal on Saturday 18...
Picture of youngsters with WeRise stickers

Support We Rise hit fundraising target

We Rise, a Brixton social enterprise, needs your support to raise £12,000 over the next couple of weeks to run its 2020 Youth Connect Programme...
Poster asking for nominations for Great Black Britons. This features Trevor McDonald

Windrush Day pioneer relaunches Great Black Britons campaign

The 100 Great Black Britons campaign create by Patrick Vernon OBE – who was also a leader of the campaign for Windrush Day –...