Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Atlantic Road / Brixton Station Road

Posted on: 5th February, 2015 in News

Network Rail has informed the various businesses occupying their railway arches between Popes Road and Brixton Road that they will soon be served with notice to leave so that the arches can be refurbished. Many of these are small family…

Advertising planning application for LED hoarding on Prince of Wales

Posted on: 26th January, 2015 in News, Planning

The Brixton Society has objected to the application for a permanent LED lit advertising hoarding on the Prince of Wales Public House. Deadline for objections is today 26 January. Thank you to all who have posted objections. Our objection is…

Objection to COORs Light Ice Bar on Windrush Square

Posted on: 31st October, 2014 in Campaigns, Comment, News

The Brixton Society has today lodged an objection to the application for an alcohol licence for the Coors Light Ice Bar on Windrush Square from 12-18 December 2014. We feel that this application should be refused as the premises are…

Lambeth Heritage Festival

Posted on: 20th July, 2014 in Brixton Stories, Events, News

The Lambeth Heritage Festival 2014 will take place across the borough throughout September. There are many events taking place in Brixton including ones organised by the Brixton Society, the London Mural Preservation Society and – opening in just a few…

Wynne Road artist/writer commemorated

Posted on: 24th April, 2014 in Brixton Stories, News

322 Brixton Road has an interesting history. The Asian Community Action Group in the 1990s, but more recently derelict for many years. A century ago the building was the Brixton Liberal Association. Urban 75 has a pictorial history here. Thanks…

Save Vauxhall Bus Station

Posted on: 22nd March, 2014 in News

Vauxhall bus station is under threat of redevelopment despite being only 10 years old. Anyone who remembers what it was like trying to change buses at Vauxhall before the station was built will be horrified. You took your life in…

Civic Memorial Service for Mark Bennett

Posted on: 16th March, 2014 in Events, News

A civic memorial service will take place on Friday 21 March 2014 at 11am to 12.30pm for the late Mayor, Councillor Mark Bennett, at St Leonard’s Church, corner of Streatham High Road and Tooting Bec Gardens, Streatham, London, SW16 1HS….

Brixton Give & Take Market – 29 March

Posted on: 14th March, 2014 in Events, News

Brixton Market Traders Federation in partnership with recycling and waste management company Veolia Environmental Services is putting on its 4th Give & Take Market on Brixton Station Road on Saturday 29th March 2014. To date the event has re-homed over…


Posted on: 12th March, 2014 in Brixton Stories, News

Heir Hunters is a BBC television programme about companies which trace the heirs of people who have died without leaving a will. Last year the producers contacted the Brixton Society for help because they were researching someone known to have performed…


Posted on: 12th March, 2014 in News, Planning

Last evening’s meeting of the Lambeth Planning Committee permitted the application which will result in the demolition of the Canterbury Arms; another traditional, local pub lost. This is despite the fact that Lambeth does have a planning policy in favour…