We help shape the future of Brixton by working to understand our history and built environment.

To do this we hold regular meetings, lead heritage walks, and produce publications about our local area. Our members come from all walks of life and all parts of Brixton, helping to enrich our discussions and campaigns.

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Demolition reveals 1860s viaduct grandeur

Posted on: 16th February, 2017 in News

At the end of January 2017 site clearance started for a new residential tower block complex to be built between Valentia Place and Gresham Road. The vaulting structure of the high level “Atlantic line” viaduct was thus revealed for the…

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One of our pillar boxes is missing

Posted on: 3rd February, 2017 in News

In the Winter edition of the Brixton Society newsletter (delivered free to all members) the editor noted the historic Penfold letter box in Mervan Road, and then went on to note the Edward VIII letter box on Brixton Hill between…

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Grosvenor Arms Pub – the final showdown?

Posted on: 29th November, 2016 in News, Planning

On 29th November 2016 Lambeth’s Planning Committee considered the application to allow the upper floors of the closed Grosvenor Arms pub to be converted into housing use. The application was opposed by representatives of the Brixton Society and the SW…

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Cost of Renting

Posted on: 17th July, 2016 in News

With the dreadful lack of social housing and skyrocketing house prices, private sector renting has increased enormously in recent years. We are happy to share this request from “Generation Rent”: Renting has been on the rise for more than a…

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Lambeth Archives & Heritage

Posted on: 7th July, 2016 in Brixton Stories, News

Although the Minet lending library closed at the end of March, the archives and local studies library are still in the building and are still open and staffed. Their opening hours have not changed. However, there is some doubt about the…

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Locked out Carnegie Library celebrates Shakespeare – outside

Posted on: 23rd April, 2016 in Brixton Stories, Friends of the Tate Library

The Friends of Carnegie Library organised an afternoon Shakespeare celebration on the steps of the library. Chair of the Friends, Jeff Doorn gave an impassioned and appropriately adapted rendition of Henry V’s Agincourt speech. One could almost say “Now is…

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Posted on: 24th March, 2016 in Friends of the Tate Library, News

    Announcing… Windrush Square Community Day Saturday 2 April 2016 11 – 16:00 Windrush Square Community Day is purposefully a low-key event, meant for local residents of the Brixton area and presented by community groups of the Brixton area. …

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Brixton Tate Library Meeting 25th February

Posted on: 20th February, 2016 in Brixton Stories, Friends of the Tate Library

Friends of Tate Library Brixton require support for the Library in many ways.We need to ensure all libraries are safe accessible spaces and ask Lambeth Council to assist the community to achieve this through adequate staffing and support. You are…

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Electric Avenue …

Posted on: 6th January, 2016 in News

… public realm improvements are planned to begin next week (11 January). De-cluttering, repaving, new lighting, improved stall layout, and significantly improved rubbish collection are among the improvements planned to make this most historic street a better place to shop….

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Both Brixton Plumbers merchants to shut – flats push out more jobs

Posted on: 8th December, 2015 in Planning

Both Brixton plumbers merchants are set to close as luxury priced housing continues to replace employment generating space. Surrey based private developer Walbury Estates have acquired the Plumbase site in Stockwell Green and held a pre-planning public consultation at Stockwell…

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Next Meeting

Our next Committee meeting will be at 7pm on Thursday 13 April 2017, at the Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Road, Sw2.

All members are welcome to attend.