UK’s first Living Wage Building is in Brixton

International House, a former 11-story office block owned by Lambeth council, has had a new lease of life as one of London’s biggest affordable...

Brixton does what Brixton does best … welcoming new citizens

Linda Quinn sits in on one of the regular Lambeth Town Hall ceremonies to welcome new citizens to Britain It’s a sunny Wednesday morning in...

Labour win by just 19 votes in council by election

Labour scored a narrow win in the Thornton ward by election for Lambeth council yesterday (11 April). On a very low turnout of 25.5%, the...

Man who defrauded Lambeth council jailed

A man who stole nearly £300,000 from Lambeth council was yesterday (18 March) jailed for six and half years. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said...

Award for council’s Norwood library

The new Lambeth council library in West Norwood has won an award for its innovative design and architecture. It came top in the “physical” category...

Council chief to attend South of France property market

Lambeth council’s chief executive Andrew Travers is due to attend the annual MIPIM event in Cannes on France’s Mediterranean coast next month. It describes...

Lambeth council settles claim over ejecting charity from country show

Lambeth council has agreed to pay the anti-abortion charity Life £5,000 in damages and apologise on Twitter to settle claims following the removal of...

Seven council workers convicted of housing benefit fraud

Seven benefit assessors who worked for London councils, including Lambeth, have been convicted of housing benefit fraud worth more than £1 million. They will be...

Council leader Lib Peck quits for GLA job

Lambeth council leader is to quit the post for a job as director of the Greater London Authority’s new violence reduction unit. She has led...

Lambeth’s Transport Strategy: will we go far enough?

Lambeth council is asking for comments on its draft plan for transport in the borough over the next three years. The consultation on the plan...

Council consultation planned on budget cuts

Lambeth council will have to cut another £43m from its spending over the next 4 years as a result of continuing government cuts to...

Local volunteers and council win awards for work resettling refugees

A community initiative working to resettle refugees locally has been recognised as one of the nation’s leading groups of its kind. Herne Hill Welcomes Refugees...

Brixton at tipping point

Brixton is at a “tipping point” says campaigners against noise and anti-social behaviour in the centre of town. They say that, while it is becoming...

Council urges Picturehouse to pay Living Wage

Lambeth council leader Lib Peck has again urged Picturehouse, the owner of Brixton’s Ritzy cinema, to pay its staff and other employees the London...

Council consults on Brixton Street Market Action Plan

Lambeth council has launched on online consultation on its Brixton Street Market Masterplan and Action Plan. The deadline for responses is 19 October. Have...

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...

Oscar-winner Mark Rylance to read climate ‘declaration of rebellion’ in Brixton

Mark Rylance at the recent Extinction Rebellion event in Brockwell ParkOscar and BAFTA award-winning actor Mark Rylance will tomorrow (14 September) read a “declaration...

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Mural commissioned at Pop Brixton celebrates local community

Brixton street artist Tizer was busy yesterday evening (Wednesday 11 September) creating his latest mural – 6.5ft by 13ft – in front of a...
Local school pupils playing at the Lambeth Sounds music festival

A community must have music