The Brixton Society is the amenity group covering the whole of the Brixton Area, from Stockwell to the South Circular. It aims to make Brixton a better place to live and work in, and to give local people a voice in what happens to their surroundings.
The Society is a Registered Charity (No.: 1058103), and is affiliated to the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies.
The Society produces 4 Newsletters a year which are distributed to all members. The Executive Committee of the Society meets 8 times a year and the Society holds occasional open meetings on topics of interest to the local area. The Society monitors local planning applications and tries to comment on all applications of significance
The Society hosts guided walks and runs stalls at local fairs, which help promote the Society and sell the Society’s the only general History of Brixton. Local history talks are given to schools and the Society deals with a steady trickle of enquiries from students and family historians.
The Society has two sub-committees: The Friends of Windrush Square and The Friends of Tate Library, Brixton.
The Society plays an active part in several borough-wide and local organisations including Lambeth Local History Forum, The Brixton Stakeholders’ Forum, The Community Police Consultative Committee, Lambeth Parks and Green Spaces Forum, and the Lambeth Voluntary Action Council.
The Society covers a wide area of central Lambeth, not just the commercial town centre.