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HELPFUL LEGAL ADVICE

Advice providers and council act after law centre closes

Advice providers in Brixton are working with Lambeth council to pick up the pieces...

Support Brixton Advice Centre staff’s sponsored walk

  Fred Taggart Honorary Secretary Brixton Advice Centre calls for community solidarity Staff and trustees from Brixton Advice...

PLANNING & HOUSING

‘Progress’ on Duke of Edinburgh ahead of licensing hearing

“Significant progress” has been made in the dispute over a licence application by the Duke of Edinburgh pub on Ferndale Road, according to licence...

Council withdraws ad hoardings plans for consultation

Plans for advertising hoardings in parks and open space across Lambeth have been withdrawn by the council after planning applications for them drew social...

COUNCIL

Council takes direct control of play and youth services

Young Lambeth Coop (YLC), established by the council in 2014, which has had a major role in commissioning local work with young people, lost...

Lambeth Question Time at Brixton Library

Lambeth council are hosting a day of activities and workshops around Windrush Square on Friday 6 September from 10am-4pm. Representatives of the council, local...

Council to sign deed on future of Brockwell Park

Lambeth council is to make an agreement with a specialist charity that it says will protect Brockwell Park, with some exceptions, from development and...

Government orders council to get on with Cressingham residents’ transfer plan

Central government has told Lambeth council that it must cooperate with a proposal to transfer the demolition-threatened Cressingham Gardens to an organisation of residents. It...

CRIME

Brixton Ballers recover stolen wheelchair

Wheelchair basketball player David Batista has his £5,000 sport chair back after a sting operation involving the police led to its return. Percy Hutchful, coach...

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CELEBRATING BRIXTON PEOPLE

Brixton Bowie fan back for anniversary

Clive Daly, a Brixton resident for 60 years, returned to the Bowie mural on the side wall of Morleys this week to mark the...

Local history

Brixton would be the worse without it

As Brixton prison marks its 200th anniversary, Steve Powdrill considers the changes it has seen At 5:30 each morning, men, women and boys held at...