Standing up for our community

8 September 2016

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for their local neighbourhoods were honoured during a glittering ceremony for Lambeth council’s Community Pride Awards 2016.

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Standing up for our community

Held at the Kia Oval cricket ground, food growers, gardeners and good neighbours were among those honoured at the event which was hosted by barrister and Black Cultural Archives vice-chair Miranda Brawn.

Cllr Saleha Jaffer, Lambeth council mayor, said: “These awards recognise the community spirit and drive of the people of our borough when it comes to making the most of their neighbourhoods.

“I was delighted to note that this year we had a record number of nominations, with 165 entries and want to congratulate not only the winners from last night, but everyone involved.”



Photo: Ace of Clubs, winners of Best Community Garden

The awards were handed out in eight categories, including Best Community Garden, Best Food Growing Project and Young Resident of the Year.

The winners were presented with a prize on stage, which runners up also invited up to receive a certificate and thanks for their achievements.

Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth council leader, said: “The Community Pride awards are a real highlight of Lambeth’s calendar because they showcase the sheer range and extent of activity going on in every corner of our dynamic borough.

“It was a pleasure to see people’s joy at being honoured with an award, to hear all their fascinating stories and to share their passion for making Lambeth a great place to live.”

Lambeth Community Pride Awards - Food Growing Category: Edmundsbury Court Estate

Photo: Edmundsbury Court Gardens, winners of Best food growing project, finalists for Best Private and Best Community Garden.

Best private garden

Sonia Cooper, Cressingham Gardens estate

Cindy Kemp, street property – winner

Edwin Monteverde, Chalbury House – Edmundsbury Court estate

Mr & Mrs Morris, Jupiter Court – Caldwell Gardens estate


Best community garden

Edmundsbury Court Estate

Ace of Clubs – winner

Southwell Road Residents’ Garden


Best food growing project

Loughborough farm

Edmundsbury Court Estate – winner

Lairdale Estate

Paradise Garden, Coade Court (Hyde Housing)


Resident of the year

Andrew Chan Sing

Erica Tate

Molly Sinclair – winner


Bringing your neighbourhood together

George Richardson

Stephen Koegh

Pat Broderick  – winner


Innovation and Enterprise

Waterloo Community Theatre CIC

Colin Crooks – Tree Shepherd – winner

Benjamin Ackim – Sport City London Ltd / Blackprint Legacy Foundation


Voluntary or community organisation of the year


St Matthew’s Project

Brixton Soup Kitchen   – winner


Young resident of the year

Streetworks Project Team – Elmgreen School

Jacqueline Gomes-Neves – winner

Rianne Yeboah-Cornelius

The judges

The private and community garden categories were judged by:

The London Garden Society


The food growing project was judged by:

Incredible Edible Lambeth


Judging panel for civic awards:

Councillor Saleha Jaffer – Mayor of Lambeth and chair of meeting

Rick Ogden – Commander for Lambeth, London Fire Brigade

Nick Collins – Representing the Metropolitan Police, Brixton

Councillor Donatus Anyanwu – Lead member for Community Relations, Lambeth Council

Councillor Scott Ainslie – Green Party, Lambeth Council

Margaret Pierre – Director, High Trees Community Development Trust

Mr Charles Ijaz – Representing South London Islamic Centre


The event was sponsored by Engie.