Please note – we have found that several local stores have not got the new voting bins – we will update you following feedback from Tescos.
We need your help!
Stockwell Festival 2018 has been selected as a project in the Tesco Bags for Help scheme. That means that during November and December you’ll be able to vote to support the Festival every time you shop at local Tesco stores.
Please vote for the Festival! You can also help by telling your friends and by posting support messages on Twitter and Facebook etc.
Background information on the Bags for Help Scheme:
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – being awarded to local community projects.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from carrier bag sales in Tesco store. The public will now vote in store during November and December on who should receive the awards. For more information on Bags for Help see www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
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!
We’re running a free sewing course at Stockwell Children’s Centre this autumn for Horn of African women, in partnership with LEAP, Morley College, and the Ethiopian & Eritrean Women’s group. Email email@example.com to sign up now – spaces are limited.
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:
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!):