A site for residents of Prince's Ward, SE11, in the London Borough of Lambeth. Check for updates from your Labour Action Team's campaigning, local information, and meetings.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Protect your home from fire

The London Fire Brigade are carrying out free home fire safety visits in Lambeth. This involves a visit by your local fire crew, which is booked in at your convenience, who will visit your home and be able to advise you on many aspects of fire safety, from minimising the risk of a fire taking place to what to do if a fire breaks out and you are trapped in your home. They will also, where necessary, provide you with a free smoke alarm.

If you would like to take advantage of this free service, email your name, address, telephone number and quote reference “LAMBETH 1” (although please bear in mind this service is not just for Lambeth residents) to smokealarms@london-fire.gov.uk
Find out more on the London Fire Brigade's website

New lighting needed?

You might have noticed that new lamp posts have sprung up over the area over the past few years, as Lambeth Council has had a Street Lighting PFI contract.

In order to ensure that the entire Borough benefits from the lighting renewal programme, Council officers are in the process of compiling a list of streets where there is unmistakeable need for lighting upgrade, for example, where the lives of road users are endangered as a result of inadequate lighting levels. As resources are limited, they may be unable to incorporate every street submitted for consideration.

The final decision will be on the basis that the following benefits will be achieved:

- reduction in crime

- reduction in road accidents

If you have a suggestion please let Councillor Steve Morgan know ASAP

(The picture shows a lamppost outside the Beaufoy Institute in Black Prince Road)

Friday, 5 September 2008

Events at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

You might not know that the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain's headquarters are tucked away at the corner of Lambeth Road and Lambeth High Street. The Society has a permanent museum, but has several special events this month:

Behind the scenes: Making medicines 18 September, 6-7pm
A wonderful opportunity for you to find out how medicines were made in the past and turn your hand to pill making - Victorian style! Book a place now

Doing the Lambeth (pharmacy) walk 20 September, 10am and 12 noon
A free guided tour around the local area exploring its connections with pharmacy, health and medicine. Length approx 90 mins. No need to book.

Open House 20 September, 2.30-5.30pm
Free tours of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society headquarters with a focus on our wonderful pharmacy history collection. Tours every half hour, first one starts at 2.30pm and last one at 4.30pm. Max 25 at one time. No need to book.

Find out more at the Society's website

Promoted by David Amos and Joanne Simpson of Prince's Branch Labour Party (Vauxhall Constituency and Lambeth Borough) all at 264A Rosendale Road, SE24 9DL