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Knife crime and violence in London – what we learned from the public meeting

A few weeks ago, Streatham Action hosted a public meeting on violence and knife crime in London, and particularly in the area around Streatham. In our last issue Streatham Action  said there were three questions the meeting panelists needed to answer – why was there a rise  in violent crime, what were the authorities doing about it and what could we the public do additionally to protect ourselves and our community?

Update on burst water mains in the Streatham area

Thames Water says that it is “taking longer than expected to restore supplies to homes” not only in the SW16 area, but also in SW12, SW15 and SW17. As of this morning, Streatham was being specified by Thames Water as a “priority” for them.

Unfortunately, as quickly as some problems have been rectified in Streatham other new issues have been arising.

Many residents have been severely impacted by no water in their homes since Saturday.  Whilst some see water coming back on stream, others have experienced new cut-offs to supply. 

Streatham High Road roadworks update

Image of disruption and vehicle congestion caused by poorly planned Streatham High Road (A23) roadworks

I was requested to attend – and once again at very short notice – a follow-up meeting at Lambeth Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon, which had been convened by LBL and TfL. Two central Streatham councillors, Cllrs Mohammed Seedat and Saleha Jaffer, were also in attendance. The purpose of the meeting was not only to update us all on the anticipated completion date for the emergency sewage repairs, but also to provide us with detail as to the various stages involved in the upcoming St Leonard’s Junction improvement works.

Lambeth Loves Clean Air Project

Photo credit: I Like Clean Air 2015

Want to know what the air quality is like in your neighbourhood? Get involved in the Love Lambeth Air project.​ Deadline to apply 14 October 2016.

What is the Lambeth Loves Clean Air project?

Lambeth Council, in partnership with Mapping for Change, is providing diffusion tubes to residents and businesses to measure nitrogen dioxide outside their home or office.

How long is the project?

They want to monitor nitrogen dioxide from October 2016 until April 2017.

What will you do?

GoodGym Lambeth

GoodGym runners

Lambeth are a running group that supports projects in the community at the same time. They run every Tuesday from central Brixton at 7pm and we do all sorts of things, like sorting 1.5tonnes of food at Vauxhall Foodbank to shifting compost at a community garden, to painting a community centre. They are usually a group of around 20-30 and can do a lot in about 30 mintues, then they run back to base!