Read Winter’s Lambeth talk

5 December 2017

Written by: Lambeth talk

Arts, culture and events - Better Lambeth - Children and young people - Environment - Housing and planning - Jobs and skills - News and announcements

The Town Hall is reopening bringing together people at the heart of the borough. We are celebrating the end of the year with new schools, new jobs, a new playground and a #BetterLambeth for all.

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Read Winter’s Lambeth talk

In this edition:

Town Hall reopened and will host a Tea Dance! Book your tickets and let the good times roll. Tickets also available at the Brixton Library.

Car sharing comes to town. Zipcar brings its ‘drive and drop’ service Flex in Lambeth, marking a major step-change in how we use cars in London (Page 4)

Oasis Community Learning is delighted to announce that central London secondary school Oasis Academy South Bank will open a new sixth form in September 2018. (Better Schools page 5)

A new playground is opening in Streatham Common with play equipment for children from toddler age to pre-teens. (Page 6)

Tree Shepherd’s new workspace at Loughborough Junction will be a ‘launchpad’ for people who need a little bit more space than they have at home to grow businesses like making textiles and jewellery. (page 8)

A new website called Opportunity Lambeth has been developed to link Lambeth residents with easy-to-reach employment opportunities. (page 14)

Ofsted now rates over 96 per cent of our secondary schools good or outstanding. The dramatic turnaround in Lambeth schools in recent years is perfectly illustrated by Lilian Baylis Technology School 6th form (LBTS6). (Page 10)

Starting Primary school in September 2018? School admissions deadline is approaching! (page 11)

Doctor Who’s latest companion made a special appearance in Lambeth, Pearl Mackie officially reopened the newly-rebuilt Lansdowne School. Days later a Lansdowne school teacher has picked up the top award from a charity that works to give pupils the best chance of moving into a career when they leave school. (Page 12)

The Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Marcia Cameron and Black Beauty and Fashion Awards are giving away 2 tickets to one lucky winner to attend BBFA 2017 awards ceremony on Friday 23 February 2018 at Porchester Hall, London. To be eligible you must be a student aged 18-30 years old and must be studying full time a subject relating to Beauty, Fashion or Business. Find out more in Lambeth talk, page 21.

This festive season, think before you throw away food. There is always someone who needs the food. Drop off your surplus at the People’s Fridge or make a stop at the Brixton Soup Kitchen

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