Meet Santa at Agnes Riley Gardens Sunday December 10
Winter Fair Saturday 9 December
Celebrating our park Autumn Fair
Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens Paddling Pool
Working with the Council and volunteers, the Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens have been running this paddling pool since 2018.
Sunday 3rd September 2023 will be its last day of operation.
Works to the northern part of the playground will be starting during the week beginning 4 th September and will impact on the pool. Work to the pool area itself will commence later in the Autumn with the existing pool being replaced by a splash pad similar to that recently installed at Clapham Common (but smaller in scale).
The Friends consulted with users of the park earlier in the year about this proposal and there was overwhelming support for a splash pad from those responding. We would like to thank all those who have helped to keep the paddling pool going, giving up their time to fill the pool in the morning (around 2 hours) and to empty it in the evening (around 45 minutes) as well doing repairs to maintain the fragile surface in a safe condition.
Anu Satpute and Maria Cherifi, Co-Chairs FOARG
Advance notice of the temporary part-closure of Agnes Riley Gardens
From 6th September 2023 Renewal of the Playground
The council is about to start construction works at this park which will deliver the following:-
- A renewed Play area, with new play equipment and safety surfacing, at the top end of the existing Playground
- Minor changes to the boundary fence
Therefore, for public safety, part of the Playground will be closed off, (with fencing), to allow the contractor, KOMPAN Ltd, to proceed with the building work.
The Paddling Pool is to be shut down for the same reason and will be replaced with a SplashPad installation later in the year.
The Playground works will start on 6th September 2023, and completion is planned for the end of September. The agreed working hours for the contractor are
7.30am till 5.00pm (weekdays), with no noisy operations or deliveries permitted before 8.00am.
Alternative play facilities are located at Clapham Common. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We will endeavour to minimise the disruption.
This is your park, and it is for us all to enjoy.
The Clapham Park Project has money to fund community ideas
Did you know... that you can apply for up to £1000?
The Clapham Park Community Chest provides funding of up to £1000 for projects and ideas that improve services for residents living in the Clapham Park neighbourhood. The grant is available both for groups or individuals.
Grants can only be awarded to groups that demonstrate that at least 50% of beneficiaries from their proposed project or activity will be residents from the Clapham Park area. Groups do not however need to be based in the Clapham Park area. Enclosed in this pack is a map of the Clapham Park neighbourhood.
How to apply for Community Chest funding?
- complete the application form which you can download here:
- – guidance notes are provided to help you with your application.
- additional support will be made available where required.
- please contact the Clapham Park team on 020 8678 5931.
Please take the time to read this information pack carefully. It gives information about who can apply for CPP Community Chest funding, the kinds of projects and activities that are likely to be funded and what happens after we receive your application.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Clapham Park Community Fun day
Playground upgrade – tell us what you think of the Council’s proposals
Some new funding, stemming from the redevelopment of the Clapham Park Estate, has become available to improve Agnes Riley Gardens. Among the improvements the Council is considering is an upgrade the equipment in the northern part of the playground (the part furthest away from Atkins Road) to meet the needs of older children and the replacement of the existing paddling pool with a splash pad - a water feature with sprinklers & jets.
We are seeking the views of children under the age of 14 - as well as those of parents/carers responding on behalf of children under 14 - on these proposals. We have an online questionnaire providing more details on the proposals and asking you what you think. Do help the Council know what park users think by filling in this short questionnaire. You can find it at https://tinyurl.com/agnesrileyplaygroundqu or by using the QR code.
Replies by 28th May please.
Introducing Repair Café Lambeth CIC!
Repair Café Lambeth CIC is a community interest company powered by Integrate and We Are 336. We are helping the good people of Lambeth fix their broken stuff for free. We focus not only on mending things but also restoring confidence, sharing useful skills and promoting communication, cooperation and community spirit!
All are welcome.
We are looking for volunteers with a range of skills who could be our repair experts, sharing their knowledge and experience during Repair Café Lambeth events, helping members of the community to keep usable stuff out of the waste system and showing them how to do simple repairs. We are especially looking for people who enjoy fixing:
· electrical appliances
· musical instruments
· furniture/wooden objects
· anything else you could offer...
In addition, we are also looking for people could help with the role of host at the meetings. You would provide coffee, tea, biscuits and cake, welcome visitors and serve as a contact point for both visitors and repairers in our Repair Café.
Repair Café Lambeth marks the start of an exciting journey towards sustainability and community-building in the local area. We believe in the power of community and Repair Café Lambeth is a fantastic opportunity for people to come together, learn new skills, and make a difference. It’s something we have needed in our community for a while, but we need everyone’s help to make it a success. We invite volunteers to join our community and help us build a more sustainable Lambeth.
Olga Osuch, Repair Café Lambeth Manager
Share your repair skills and click Volunteer Now below. We launch on Saturday 3rd June at We Are 336 from 10am to 1pm and then we will open every first Saturday each month.
Please visit the new Repair Café Lambeth website and learn more about what we do.
Our Repair Café has been established on the Netherlands’ Repair Café Foundation model, which aims are to reduce waste, overconsumption, fixing skills obsolescence, and to promote do-it-yourself as well as do-it-together spirit and strengthen social cohesion. It quickly became a worldwide movement.
The deadline for response has been extended to Friday 3rd February
Consultation: Brixton Hill Low Traffic Neighbourhood Design
Lambeth Council is proposing a trial Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) in Brixton Hill, launching Spring/Summer 2023, as well as wider street improvements.
We all need to take bold action to reduce car journeys to clean up the air in Lambeth and to cut carbon emissions in response to the climate crisis that we are facing. The LTN will restrict vehicles cutting through residential streets. This will help to reduce road danger and congestion and tackle the climate crisis by supporting people to walk, wheel, scoot and cycle. We will also increase the number of street trees, cycle parking, and places to rest and play.
We want your feedback on our ideas to make the right improvements, in the right places:
Groundswell Project — Mothers for Change
Join us for this comprehensive and innovative course designed by experts in the field.
Six week course for mothers to learn about different harms and safeguarding concerns around children and young people
Online safety | Extremism | Hate Crime | Video Games | Harmful online content | Racism | Conspiracy theories | Self esteem | Loneliness
Marcus Lipton Centre. Minet Road SW9 7UH
November 7 to December 12 1100-1300
To register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FRIENDS OF AGNES RILEY GARDENS PRESENT CELEBRATING OUR PARK AUTUMN FAIR
Saturday 1st October 1pm to 5pm corner of Clarence Avenue and Poynders Road, Clapham Park
FAMILY FUN DAY FEATURING BOUNCY CASTLE, ARTS & CRAFTS, FACE PAINTING, CHILDRENS GARDEN ART COMPETITION, SPORT, TREASURE HUNT
Disability Jobs Fair
Come along and meet Disability Confident employers who are eager to build a diverse team with local talent.
Find employment, volunteer opportunities and support!
Tuesday 20th September 1100 - 1400
Mosaic Clubhouse, 65 Effra Road, SW2 1BZ
Tragic death of Chris Kaba
We are shocked and dismayed at the death of Chris Kaba, a young black man, who was shot by police in Kirstall Gardens on Monday evening. This tragedy is devastating for his family, his friends and for our community.
The death of a young man in our borough is tragic - and it raises a series of questions which need answering, and challenges that need addressing. We are committed to working on behalf of our residents to obtain as much information as possible, and to hold the police to account. We are seeking answers from the Independent Office for Police Conduct and Met Police about what happened, when they will share vital information with our community and how they will engage locally. We will not shy away from this.
On Tuesday, I was at the scene with Lambeth’s Chief Executive, Bayo Dosunmu to speak to local people, including relatives of Chris. We returned yesterday morning to lay flowers and leave a card expressing our deepest sympathies to all impacted by this tragic loss.
We are keenly aware that this incident will have caused trauma in our community. Which is council officers have been out hand delivering a letter from us to local residents setting out, amongst other information, how residents can access support and get in touch with us, alongside information about self-care in the wake of an incident involving serious violence and weapons. Our youth and community outreach workers have been engaging across the wider community, listening to young people in particular, hearing their anger and concerns and offering support. We will continue to engage with our communities, listen and advocate for them, and we will continue to liaise with the Mayor's office and community representatives.
Councillor Claire Holland, Lambeth Council Leader
The Hebe’s Junior Apprentice
The event of the year is back!
'The Hebe’s Junior Apprentice' (similar to the BBC television show ‘The Apprentice’) runs from July 28th – August 13th 2022 and the theme this year is the Business of the YOU - looking at a young person's development and celebration of self, in relation to their community, career, society, and relationships.
This business and leadership programme involves more than 200 young people across 7 sites in London (Clapham, Clapham Park, Croydon, Lewisham, Hounslow, Peckham, and Tottenham) and sparks the entrepreneurial gifts in young people. In a safe environment young people experience the working world and for 2 weeks they work hard, show their talents, boost their confident, create long lasting friendships and have lots of fun.
Young people can sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/juniorapprentice2022
For your young people you can share this short description and the link for signing up:
Could you be London’s next Junior Apprentice? Two weeks of fun and competition with 200 young people across London to unlock your entrepreneurial gifts and boost your confidence.
The Junior Apprentice runs from July 28th – August 13th 2022 in 7 different locations across London. Choose the closest location to you and don’t miss out this on this exciting opportunity. Sign up now: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/juniorapprentice2022
JOIN US FOR UPCOMING EVENTS
When? Saturday 18th June 2022 10:30am to 12:30pm
What? Open session-weeding, planting, thinning out vegetable seedlings
Where? Community Garden, Poynders Road entrance
When? Friday 17th June 2022 at 1pm
What? Learn to prune plum trees
Where? Orchard area, Agnes Riley Gardens, Poynders Road entrance
When? Saturday 2nd July 2022 10am to 4pm
What? Open session & help dig a damp ditch to promote wildlife
Where? Community Garden, Poynders Road entrance email: email@example.com
Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens
Clapham Park Queens Jubilee Community Carnival
2pm Carnival Walking Procession Starts: 1 - 4 Brixton Hill Place SW2 1HJ
3pm Procession Ends: The Clapham Park Cube 116 Kings Ave, London SW4 8EP
For more information please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 078 2808 4506
There will be food, music and entertainment at the Clapham Park Cube.
There will also be a bake off challenge with prizes to be won
Barbara (the organiser) is looking for volunteers to help with:
Helping the children dressed in the carnival costumes from 1-4 Brixton Hill Place
Walking with the children on the procession from 1-4 Brixton Hill Place around the estate to the Cube
Helping with various activities at the Cube
Anyone able to help, contact Barbara (details on the leaflet).
Join us for a do-it-yourself celebration of summer
Meet your neighbours
Learn about the community garden at Agnes Riley Gardens
WHERE? Community Garden, Agnes Riley Gardens, Poynders Road entrance, SW12 0AH
WHEN? Saturday 4th June 2022
TIME? 11am - 3pm
WHAT? Informal Picnic in the garden. Bring a picnic or food to share (plus plates and cups). Bring your own
games equipment, and picnic rugs. Some chairs will be available.
Use your voice to improve health and care in Lambeth
Lambeth Together is a partnership of council, NHS and local organisations. We’re helping Lambeth residents have better access to health and care so they can lead longer, happier and healthier lives.
Share your ideas at our Public Forum! The Lambeth Together Public Forum is an informal meeting for people and groups interested in health and care to meet local decision makers, ask questions and share what matters to you and your community. Whether you’re studying, working or living in Lambeth, your voice will make a difference.
For upcoming dates, online meeting links and more information, please visit www.lambethtogether.net/get-involved
After School Nature Club
Agnes Riley Gardens
Community Garden, Poynders Road entrance
Each Wednesday in May after school from 4.30 - 6.00pm
4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
For children ages 5-10. Children must be accompanied
Making May Day Spring Wreaths, Seed Sowing and Taking Cuttings, Pricking Out Seedlings and Potting On, Harvesting and Making Seed Bombs
Places are limited. Please sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/agnes-riley-gardens-after-school-nature-club-tickets-323738278907 or contact us on email@example.com
Look out for our Summer sessions
Clapham Park Neighbourhood Forum
Local Election Hustings Thornton & Clapham Park Community
Come along and hear what your local candidates have to say and how they answer your questions
When: Thursday 21st April at 7.30 pm
Where: The Cube, 116 Kings Ave, London SW4 8EP (Corner of Kings Ave and South Circular)
All candidates for the Clapham Park Ward have been invited
Local Election Hustings Streatham Action
Come along and hear what your local candidates have to say and how they answer your questions
When: Wednesday 20th April at 7.30 pm
Where: St Thomas’ Church, Telford Avenue, Streatham Hill, London, SW2 4XW
All candidates for the Streatham Hill West & Thornton Ward have been invited
Enquiries to Ching Wah Wong on 07958 337 305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EASTER AT CLAPHAM PARK
4th April 2022
The Clapham Park Cube
161 Kings Avenue
For more information Contact: Wahid.email@example.com Call: 07717720584
Mon: Exceed Reading Stars 10am - 2pm
Tue: Exceed Reading Stars 10am - 2pm
Wed: Exceed Reading Stars 10am - 2pm
Thu: Exceed Reading Stars 10am - 2pm | Fight 4 Change - Boxing & Homework Club 5pm - 7pm
Mon: Exceed Reading Stars 10am - 2pm Carnival art (8-12yo) 1pm - 3pm Carnival Design (13-20yo) 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Tue: Exceed Reading Stars 10am - 2pm
Wed: Exceed Reading Stars 10am - 2pm
Thu: Exceed Reading Stars 10am - 2pm Fight 4 Change - Boxing
Lambeth Ukraine Refugee VCS engagement response
Integrate convene a Lambeth Ukraine Refugee VCS engagement response and discussion, including an overview of Lambeth Council response.
About this event
Please join us as we convene a discussion of Lambeth's VCS and Lambeth Council's response to the Ukraine Refugee crisis.
The purpose of the event is to understand the current support activity taking place across the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Lambeth and to begin to develop a joint, holistic, partnership-led response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis.
Officers from Lambeth Council will provide an update for the Council response and we will also welcome presentations of current activities being provided and the context of the situation.
Most importantly, we want to hear from you, Lambeth's charities, social enterprises, community groups and all of the amazing people who are part of our VCSE sector in the borough.
We need your insight, knowlege, expertise and ideas towards a co-ordined response between the Council and Lambeth's VCS.