A great time was had by all at the ‘Sing Dance & Eat’ family event last Thursday, a project led by LEAP in partnership with Tate South Lambeth Library and ourselves. Music from the fabulous folk band Skład Niearchaiczny got everyone’s feet tapping!
Many thanks to all those who completed our State of Stockwell Survey. The good news was that, overall, 44% of respondents felt Stockwell had improved over the last year, as opposed to 20% who thought it had got worse. The main reasons for the sense of improvement were the redesign of the gyratory and improvements to the Memorial Garden area (28% of respondents), and improvements to shops and new businesses (17%).
Of those who felt the area had got worse, the most negative comments were made about the cleanliness of the streets (11% of respondents).
To see some of the other issues and ideas for solutions, check out the full report here:
Check out the new Love Lambeth blog about us!
Winkball, the Video Reporter Network, made a great short film capturing all the fun of this year’s Stockwell Festival. Check it out:
As presented by local volunteer Ian Beever at last night’s Stockwell Forum
Over 400 people attended ‘Ksiazkowisko’, our Polish poetry festival held as part of the Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival with Streatham Library last weekend! Our Poles Connect steering group and other Polish Lambeth based groups came together to showcase poetry written by local Polish children alongside the work of established Polish poets. The event was opened by former Mayor Saleha Jaffer and Jolanta Grzelczyk from the Polish Consulate in London. The event was supported by the London Community Foundation. The Polish community in Lambeth was also celebrating Polish Heritage Day – a new initiative by the Polish Embassy UK in London to celebrate openness, appreciation, and better understanding between the Polish community and the wider British society.
We’re currently supporting one of our local GPs to reach out at an earlier stage to Portuguese speakers who might be at risk of diabetes and other illnesses. We’ll be supporting some pilot projects soon – e.g. a breakfast homework club for school children in a local cafe, where we also work to support their parents. Check out the clip below, which went out on Portuguese lunchtime news and was filmed in our offices (and which feature Gustavo in a non-speaking part!):
Take a look at this great video of the Connecting Stockwell project by local community arts group, Art4Space. 300 people involved so far – wow! – and it’s not too late to take part if you want to!
Our Stockwell Portuguese Community project has supported over 1000 local Portuguese residents over the past six years. Support has included advice, help into work, support with volunteering, and building links with the wider community (e.g. involving people in consultations and the Stockwell Forum).
Funded by BIG Lottery Reaching Communities, we are in the process of applying for a continuation grant. As part of this process we have had to commission an external evaluation of the project, which you can read by clicking on this link: