Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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…


Posted on: 10th March, 2014 in News, Planning

The planning application to demolish the Canterbury Arms to build a block of flats is coming up before Lambeth’s Planning Committee tomorrow evening. The Committee meeting is Tuesday, 11th March from 7:00pm in Room 8 in the Town Hall. The…

Post Office to host customer forum on proposed closure of Stockwell Post Office and the merger into Ferndale Post Office on 28th February from 16.30 to 20.30

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

The Post Office has announced that it will host a customer forum on the proposed closure of Stockwell Post Office and its merger into Ferndale Road Post Office. The forum will take place at the Stockwell Community Resource Centre, Main…

Policing Meeting in Lambeth

Posted on: 1st February, 2014 in Events, News

The Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime has announced a series of public meetings across the capital.  The one in Lambeth will be held on Tuesday, 11th February starting at 6:30pm. More information here:

Police Consultation in Brixton

Posted on: 15th December, 2013 in Campaigns, News

The Brixton Society has had a representative on the Community/Police Consultative Group for Lambeth since it was first set up in 1983 following the Scarman Enquiry into the Brixton Riots of 1981. There was a Lambeth Council enquiry before that…

Chapel interior poser

Posted on: 15th December, 2013 in Brixton Stories, News

A blow-up view of a church interior was puzzling visitors to the Brixton Society’s stall over the summer. The picture now turns out to be a scene inside the Gresham Baptist Chapel on the apex of the junction between Barrington…