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Safer ClaphamSafer Lambeth Business Crime Reduction Partnership is an independent organisation formed with the sole intention of facilitating the reduction of crime within the business community of Lambeth. Safer Lambeth BCRP work alongside local businesses, the Metropolitan Police Service and Lambeth Council.

I joined Councillor Jane Edbrooke, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods; officers from the council; Metropolitan Police and from the partnership to visit venues to talk to them about the benefits of joining the partnership.

Cllr Jane Edbrookes talking to local business managerGenerally the response was extremely good. Some venues expressed concerns over additional costs however we were very clear about the need for them to demonstrate to local people that they were taking action against the minority of their customers who cause problems.

It is great that the Clapham business community is also supporting this initiative. As we discussed with venues on the night there needs to be a clear message that if you come to Clapham and cause problems you will not be welcomed back – any venue who bans a customer, this will be rolled out to all other members – not just in Clapham but across Lambeth.

You can find out more about this initiative on the Safer Lambeth website.


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Crime data for the Clapham area has shown that there has been a disturbing increase in burglaries.

This is at a time when local resources for our police are extremely stretched, as a result of the Conservative Mayor’s cuts both in frontline policing and back office support.  According to the Conservative Mayor of London’s own figures, the number of police officers in Lambeth has fallen by 20 per cent since 2010 meaning we have lost 214 police officers in just three years.

Labour campaign against Tory Mayor cutting Police in Lambeth

Labour councillors and GLA member Val Shawcross campaigning against Tory cuts to Police

This is the biggest reduction of any London borough, which is why Lambeth Council and your local Labour councillors supported a campaign for 100 more police in Lambeth. This would mean Lambeth being treated like other London boroughs and will bring us in line with the London average. We think that’s a fair deal.

Lambeth Conservatives have opposed our campaign for more police, unsurprising given it is their Mayor that is making these unacceptable cuts.

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details of the list of carriageway and footway planned maintenance schemes to be undertaken on borough roads during 2009-10. Carriageway schemes have been selected on the basis of condition while in the case of footways the condition indices were weighted to reflect volume of usage, importance as a link, importance in townscape profile, linkage with neighbouring development or improvement work, ease of buildability and economic deprivation.


July 2009- Heath Road (Clapham Town Ward), Holland Grove (Vassall Ward), Penfold Street (Vassall Ward), Brantwood Road (Herne Hill Ward), Milton Road (Herne Hill ward), Thurlow Hill (Thurlow Park Ward), Drewstead Road (St Leonard’s Ward)

August 2009- St Faith’s Road (Thurlow Park Ward), Maley Avenue (Thurlow Park Ward), Chestnut Road (Gipsy Hill Ward), Chancellor Grove (Thurlow Park Ward), Andalus Road (Larkhall Ward),

February 2010- Glenister Park Road (Streatham South Ward)


May 2009- Brantwood Road (Herne Hill Ward), Lyham Road Road (Brixton Hill Ward)

June 2009- Albert Square (Stockwell Ward)

July 2009- Belltrees Grove (Streatham Wells Ward), Landor Road (Part, Larkhall Ward)

August 2009- Halliwell Road (Brixton Hill Ward)

October 2009- Glenister Park Road (Streatham South Ward)

November 2009- Ellison Road (Streatham South Ward)

February 2010- Aberfoyle Road (Streatham South Ward)

These schemes will commit the £2.0 millions (Borough Capital Allocation) available for planned highways maintenance in 2009-10 (allocated £0.8 millions Carriageway and £1.2 millions Footway).

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A Variation application for a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the below-mentioned premises was received by the licensing authority on 17th April 2009

Applicants Name: Leisurecare Property Investments Limited
Premises Address: Grafton House – Shop 13 – 19 Old Town London
Activities/times requested:

Live Music
Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 00:00
Sunday 10:00 – 23:30

Provision of facilities for Making Music
Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 00:00
Sunday 10:00 – 23:30

Prior to determining this application, the licensing authority may accept written representations from Responsible Authorities and Interested Parties on the likely effect of the grant of this application in relation to the licensing objectives, which are:

• Preventing crime and disorder;
• Public safety;
• Preventing public nuisance; and
• Protecting children from harm.

Representations will be disregarded if they are deemed to be vexatious, frivolous, or irrelevant, or if they are received later than the

If a valid representation (or more than one) is received and is not withdrawn, this application will be referred to a hearing of the Licensing Sub-Committee for determination. If no representations are received, the application will ordinarily be determined by the relevant Licensing Officer.

Applications for new Premises licences, and variations and reviews of existing ones, will be placed on the Councils website for inspection; the address at which these may be accessed is http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/LicensingAct2003.htm

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Ambitious plans to regenerate Clapham have been given the go-ahead by Lambeth Planners. The council’s development partner, Cathedral Group, was granted permission for the multi-million pound Clapham One development at a planning committee meeting..

Part of the Future Clapham scheme, the development will deliver new, high quality public facilities for Clapham at no cost to the tax-payer. The scheme will also deliver 199 new homes.

It involves the redevelopment of two sites in Clapham:

Mary Seacole House on Clapham High Street will be re-developed to provide a state-off-the-art community library, healthcare centre and 136 new homes.

Clapham Leisure Centre site will be transformed to create a brand new facility – including a six-lane, 25 metre pool, a 100 station gym and a four-court sports hall – as well as 63 apartments.

The Mary Seacole House development is subject to final approval by the Greater London Authority, a decision is expected by the end of April.

For more information visit http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/futureclapham

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1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that to enable a special event (a French Market) to take place in Venn Street, the Council of the London Borough of Lambeth subject to the agreement of Transport for London intend to make an Order the effect of which would be to temporarily ban vehicles from entering or waiting in that length of Venn Street which lies between Clapham High Street and Bromell’s Road on 27th, 28th and 29th March 2009.

2 The bans referred to above would only apply at such times and to such extent as shall be indicated by the placing of the appropriate traffic signs on the dates specified above.

3. An alternative route would be available for affected vehicles via Clapham High Street, Stonhouse Street and Bromell’s Road.

4. Whenever the bans referred to in paragraph 1 above apply the Order that imposes the one-way working in Venn Street between its junction with Clapham High Street and its junction with Bromell’s Road in a direction other than from south-east to north-west would be suspended.

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The installation of new pavement on Stonhouse Street has transformed the area next to Clapham Manor Primary School.

Previously a scruffy scene of broken and dangerously uneven slabs, the new pavement uses smaller bricks that are less prone to breaking. The work has been warmly welcomed by local people, including parents and children at the School.

Councillor Haselden, Chair of Governors at Clapham Manor, pictured above, helped campaign for these desparately needed improvements. Now delivered, the pavements have dramatically improved the area.

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