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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Paul O'Grady opens the new Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens entrance!

This evening Paul O'Grady (otherwise known as Lily Savage) came to Vauxhall to open the new entrance to the newly named Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Paul was invited as his career began at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, where this evening's ceremony was held.

Chair of the Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Eamonn McMahon thanks Paul O'Grady for coming.

Paul tells the audience about his past life living and working in Vauxhall, and how he is delighted that the history of the Pleasure Gardens is now being celebrated.

Paul opens the new entrance, with Leader of Lambeth Council Steve Reed and MP for Vauxhall Kate Hoey.

Ponies and llamas from Vauxhall City Farm joined the celebration.

The new columns were lit up pink for the occasion.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

One way system for Albert Embankment service road


(Note: This notice is about the Council’s proposal to introduce a one-way system for vehicles in the service road fronting Nos. 9 to 20 Albert Embankment. Objections may be made - see paragraph 6)

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, the Council of the London Borough of Lambeth propose to make the Lambeth (Prescribed Route) (No. *) Traffic Order 2012 under section 6 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

2. In brief the general effect of the Order would be to impose a one-way system for vehicles in the service road fronting Nos. 9 to 20 Albert Embankment in a direction from north-east to south-west.

3. This would improve safety for pedestrians and vehicles requiring access to and egress from properties and businesses which lie within the Albert Embankment service road.

4. If you have any enquiries about this matter, please telephone the Council’s transportation Group on 020 7926 0728.

5. Documents giving more detailed particulars of the Order are available for inspection Mondays to Fridays between 9.30am and 4.30pm (excluding bank holidays and public holidays) until the last day of a period of six weeks beginning with the date on which the Order is made, or as the case may be, the Council decides not to make the Order at the offices of Lambeth Borough Council’s Transportation group, 2nd Floor Blue Star House, 234–244 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SP. To arrange a viewing please contact 020 7926 900 and select the Transport and Highways option.

6. All objections and other representations relating to the proposed Order must be made in writing and all objections must specify the grounds on which they are made and should be sent to Barbara Poulter, Transportation, 2nd Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SP, by 17th February 2012. Any objection may be communicated to, or seen by, other persons who may have an interest in this matter.

Dated 27th January 2012

Abu Barkatoolah

Head of Transportation

£1000 for Broadgates Court after contractor disturbs residents' Sunday

Following complaint from residents, Councillor Steve Morgan has secured £1000 from Lambeth Living contractor Mears, for carrying out work to an empty flat on a Sunday.

Faced with legal action and a possible fine Mears decided to donate £1000 to the local residents' association for disturbing so many people.

If you notice anyone carrying out noisy work in the evening or on a Sunday than call the noise team on 020 7926 6111 - you never know what the result might be!

Spring Mews planning application

Aplanning application has been submitted by CLS Holdings for their Spring Mews development.

The application is for: Redevelopment of 2-16 (evens) Tinworth Street and 100-110 Vauxhall Walk to provide a mixed use scheme comprising a range of buildings up to 8 storeys in height; providing a 120 bedroom hotel (4,353sqm GIA), student accommodation and associated support facilities including 402 student bedrooms (11,355sqm GIA), a convenience retail store (245sqm GIA), a series of small business units (use class B1 - totalling 469sqm GIA) a replacement community centre (561sqm GIA), associated basement servicing area, new public realm, public realm improvements and disabled parking. Please note that no development works are proposed to 92-98 (evens) Vauxhall Walk, Shaftesbury House, Cromwell House and 112 Vauxhall Walk; which would be retained. These are included within the application site to allow for proposed improvements to the public realm and pavements along Vauxhall Walk to the front of these properties.

This is a particularly important development for the community as it will involve re-providing the Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre.

This is especially important for residents who live within the area created by Black Prince Road/Kennington Road/Kennington Lane/The Railway Line as the Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre was set up for the area's benefit.

If you wish to get some more information on the development you can go to the CLS site at - http://www.springmews.co.uk/

If you would like to comment on the application, whether you wish to support it or not, then you can do so at the Lambeth planning website:

put the reference number 11/04510/FUL in the search box and you will be able to see details of the application and comment on the scheme.
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