Archive for the ‘regeneration’ Category

Consistent campaigning by Clapham Labour has delivered a host of new improvements to our local area.

Following years of inaction when the Tories and Lib Dems ran Lambeth,  Labour has successfully won millions of pounds from Transport for London which will result in a new town square in Clapham Old Town, adding to the previous development by Clapham Labour in Venn Street.

Councillor Haselden speaking about the development said ‘Despite Tory opposition to the project we have been able to drive through an ambitious project that will transform Clapham that everyone can enjoy.

‘Throughout the project we have worked hard to minimise the impact of the works on local people. However, I have been struck by the excitement of many in the area looking forward to its completion.’

By contrast when the Tories ran Clapham they failed to deliver any major projects and only used Clapham as a cash cow to use for projects elsewhere in Lambeth.

Clapham Labour has a fantastic record of driving investment into the area and that we will continue.

Nigel Haselden and Christopher Wellbelove




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Labour in Clapham has a fantastic record for pulling investment into the area – despite the onslaught of Tory cuts.

Your Clapham Labour team is delighted to see residents enjoying resurfaced roads, new paving and greener and better-lit streets – the successful result of our campaign to improve your environment.
Clapham Old TownLabour is committed to attracting further funds for our High Street and stations to add to the record investment in our new library, leisure centre, Venn Street and Clapham Old Town transformation.


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Clapham Old Town redevelopmentLooking for more information on what the Clapham Old Town redevelopment will look like when completed.

The take a look at the Lambeth website which includes details of the various phases of the scheme and drawings of the plans.

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Last summer local people voted enthusiastically for designs to make a better use of The Pavement and Old Town public spaces.

Your Clapham Labour Action Team is delighted work has now started. By spring, bus passengers will alight and board on widened pavements at the edges of a fine new town square. Terminating buses will stand compactly at one end of the square, screened by some of the 80 new trees. Pedestrians and cyclists will enjoy safer, accessible and calmer routes throughout the neighbourhood.

Cllr Haselden said, “The public involvement in shaping this design has been wonderful. We’ve asked the council to reduce the impact of construction as far as possible. There will be named staff on hand to support businesses and residents throughout the project.

Clapham Old Town

Artistic impression of the new Clapham Old Town

The local Conservative’s plan for a bus station in the middle of Old Town is now history and we can celebrate Labour’s success in attracting the £2.5m inward investment to sort out Clapham’s battered and hostile 70s traffic system.”


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The Clapham Gateway consultation has been extended to run throughout the remainder of October.

An additional information board has been added to the display in Clapham Library and this gives more detail about initial proposals for the Station Island and Venn Street.

The four proposals by the shortlisted artists also remain on display in the library for the next few days so please make sure you get down to see them.

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Funding has been identified for a design study to revive the ‘Clapham Gateways project’ which was shelved in 2002 when Lib Dems and Conservatives took control of the council.


The funding will help develop a vision for Clapham Old Town, Clapham Common Station Island and The Pavement that joins them. A bid to develop this ‘area-based scheme’ has been placed with Transport for London and if successful this will result in the development of conceptual and detailed designs with implementation possible in 2011.


The project aims to radically improve the quality of Clapham’s public space. Your local Labour councillors have been working long and hard with officers to put the focus back on this neglected project and bring it back to life following much early work with the town centre board and local people.

Keep logging in to hear if the bid is successful and how you would be able to help us make our neighbourhood even more special than it is already.

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