Get involved in the future of parks, libraries, events and sports
We are now half way through the Culture 2020 consultation and it’s safe to say it’s started a passionate debate, in the press, on social media and among residents. But that passion about what we all care about in Lambeth has to be translated into genuine local involvement.
I want to hear what local people can do whether it’s local management of a park, such as The Rookery, setting up a community book lending service or running a community sports organisation, like the St Matthew’s Project.
Consultation is exactly what it says – we’re consulting you on your views about our proposals for Lambeth’s libraries, sports facilities, parks and events .
The consultation so far
I’ve heard lots of your interesting ideas and I’m hearing your concerns as we discuss the reality of losing another £90 million from the council’s budget.
It’s also been fantastic to see new relationships beginning as local organisations with a wealth of experience and talent connect and learn from each other.
So, we have just over £6.5 million in the budget; we have local passion and we have more than 300,000 residents to call on. Keep the passion, join the conversation!
With six weeks to go, there are still many ways to have your say…
How to have your say
Complete a questionnaire at www.lambeth.gov.uk/culture2020consultation
Come to one of the remaining four events where you could discuss any of the proposals face to face with officers or councillors and with other residents in a workshop setting. We ask people to register if possible so we can cater for any special requirements. Details of the events are:
- Tuesday 17 March,Culture 2020 Conversation at Waterloo Action Centre, 6:30 to 8:30pm (includes a community library workshop).
- Wednesday 18 March,Culture 2020 Conversation at Myatts Field North Community Centre, 7 to 9pm (includes a community library workshop).
- Saturday 21 March,Culture 2020 Conversation at Karibu Centre, Brixton, 11am to 1pm (includes a parks and events workshop).
- Wednesday 25 March,Culture 2020 Conversation at Platanos College – Clapham and Stockwell, 7pm to 9pm (includes a sports and getting active workshop).