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All welcome for the Windrush Aquathlon in Brockwell Park

Windrush Triathlon Club will host its annual Aquathlon at Brockwell Park on Sunday 16 July – and is inviting everyone in the community to join in. The Aquathlon includes a swim in Brockwell Lido followed by a run around the park. This provides a safe, traffic-free environment for adults and...

Council to resubmit plans for Brockwell park football pitch

Lambeth council is to submit a new planning proposal for a modern artificial football pitch in Brockwell Park near the lido. It withdrew its first application after widespread criticism and concern about its impact on wildlife and the nature of the park. The pitch would be illuminated by LED lights on 12-metre high poles. The chosen...

Brockwell Park pitch planning application withdrawn

The planning application for a football pitch in Brockwell Park floodlit from 12-metre towers has been withdrawn. A letter posted on the council planning application website, which appears to grant permission, has a large note in bold red capitals on it saying: “Decision not valid recommendation does not match reasons/conditions”. The...

Brockwell Park pitch to cost £800,000

With strong feelings both against and for plans to build a new artificial turf football pitch in Brockwell Park, Lambeth council’s parks and leisure services department has released a briefing on the scheme. Time for comments on the plan – of which there are already more than 80 – is...

Council planning new artificial pitch in Brockwell Park

People living near Brockwell Park have been alarmed by consultation documents dropping through their doors showing that Lambeth council is planning to build an artificial pitch with 12-metre high light-towers between the lido and the BMX track in the park. The proposed site is partly a compacted gravel area that...

Greenpeace Brockwell Park survey reveals local fuel poverty

Greenpeace volunteers have been speaking to people in Brockwell Park, Brixton, about the connection between rising energy bills, Putin’s war, and the climate crisis. They invited them write down how much their energy bills have increased already. Volunteers collected 60 messages and found a universal increase in the cost of bills,...

Brockwell Park festival stalls for local traders, artists and makers

The Brockwell Bounce festival in the park from 30 May to 1 June is looking for local businesses, artists and makers for a series of three community markets. They will be designed to showcase local producers and provide an opportunity for them to get their work in front of a...

Hope, danger and diversity: Brockwell Park’s cricket nets

Ollie Goodwin discovers the grass roots of our summer sport – as well as the problems and potential solution to England’s cricket crisis – in the bumpy nets of Brixton’s Brockwell Park English cricket is in a precarious place. A smashing down from the Australians, a rolling racism scandal, arguments...

Kevin Oldfield – dedicated to Brockwell Park

Lambeth council and colleagues are mourning the loss of Kevin Oldfield, a member of the borough’s parks team who worked in Brockwell Park for 15 years. He passed away suddenly last week. Kevin had worked in Lambeth’s parks for more than 25 years. In Brockwell Park he looked after several...

A union of independent artists in Brockwell Park

Alisdair Grice previews tomorrow’s Wide Awake Festival Modern festivals can often lean too far into corporate money grabs, boasting a phenomenal line up let down by eye-watering food and drink pricing and a distinct lack of atmosphere. On the other side of the spectrum are the independent festivals, of which a...

Brockwell Park festivals offer slots to young Lambeth musicians

Two Brockwell Park festivals are offering aspiring musicians the chance to be on their line-ups this summer. Mighty Hoopla and Cross The Tracks have teamed up with the Lambeth Music Service to offer slots to artists aged between 18-25 who either live in the borough or are associated with...

Accessibility guide for Brockwell Park

A new accessibility guide to Brockwell Park will be launched at the virtual Lambeth Country Show this weekend. Friends of Brockwell Park (FOBP) has added an accessibility section to its website with a detailed map which will also be available free in print from Brockwell Hall and other local outlets. The...

Black Panther in Brockwell Park

With a month’s worth of rain due to fall today (18 June), it may not be the best time to announce a season of open-air films in Brockwell Park. But The Luna Cinema is doing just that, asking, “what better place to watch a film on a summer’s evening?” Luna is the largest...

Brockwell Park Greenhouses rev up for new year

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses welcomes visitors and new volunteers throughout the year. To book an online talk or workshop register here on the website. During the coronavirus pandemic parks like Brockwell have been a lifeline to Brixton residents, especially those without outdoor space. BPCG Director Kate Sebag says: “Children need the outdoors...

Brockwell Park supporters outraged at event plans

Friends of Brockwell Park (FoBP) today (27 November) expresses outrage at Lambeth council plans to exclude local people from “significant parts” of Brockwell Park for 46 days in 2021. The charity says plans for three major events will turn the park into “a venue for making money” and ignore its...

Council closes Brockwell Park on police advice

Brockwell Park is closed today (5 April) after more than 3,000 people visited it yesterday. Lambeth council said the temporary closure is to comply with national guidelines on the social distancing needed fight Covid-19. A Lambeth council spokesperson said: “Unfortunately Brockwell Park will be closed on Sunday. This is to...

People you meet in Brockwell Park

David Whyte, a retired commercial photographer who has lived in and around Brixton for more than 40 years, has put together a small exhibition of photographs taken in the 1980s with a large format film camera, writes Leslie Manasseh. All are of people he happened upon in his travels, rather...

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 Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses in the coming weeks … Maintaining a kitchen garden Sunday 12 January 10am to 1pm This free workshop takes place on Sundays once per...

Brockwell Park Cross The Tracks festival 2020 announces first acts

The second Cross The Tracks one-day festival in Brockwell Park on Sunday 7 June next year is set to repeat last year’s winning mix of jazz, funk, soul and more. The first acts, announced today (27 November), include: Sister Sledge – with original lead singer Kathy Sledge Desert nomad rock from Grammy...

Workshops at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses (BPCG) is a community garden in the centre of Brockwell Park, providing a haven for local people and urban wildlife, building community and improving lives by enabling people to take part in gardening, outdoor learning, play and creative activities. Paddy Reynolds is running one-to-one guitar lessons...