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Since becoming Mayor of Lambeth I have been asked to take positions in several organisations, however one that I have been keen to support is the Lambeth Community Fund who are an innovative approach to providing sustainable funding for Lambeth’s charities, community groups and social enterprises and is rooted in partnership between the private sector, public and voluntary and community sectors.

The meeting with the RT Hon Keith Hill MP was to let him know more about the fund and to urge him to raise awareness among businesses and organisations in his constituency.

Keith gave us some useful insights and suggestions and has kindly offered to host an event.

Mayor of Lambeth, Keith Hill MP, David Lammy MP and representative from Lambeth Community Fund

Mayor of Lambeth, Keith Hill MP, David Lammy MP and representative from Lambeth Community Fund

It was great to discuss this fantastic initiative with Keith, though we did keep him for quite a while outstaying our booked slot in the meeting room; which was booked next by David Lammy MP who we filled in on the work of the fund prior to asking to join us for a quick photograph.

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The Friends of Streatham Vale Park was formed in 2003 and have worked to improve and promote the park. The friends have worked together with the council to drive through improvements to the park including a new entrance and redecoration of the one o’clock club and adventure playground.

 

Mayor of Lambeth opening the new gates at Streatham Vale Park with the RT Hon Keith Hill MP

Mayor of Lambeth opening the new gates at Streatham Vale Park with the RT Hon Keith Hill MP

 

It was great to meet stall holders and residents who had come together to drive through improvements to the park.

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The event was Streatham Youth and Community Trust’s contribution to the national family week initiative with fun activities and workshops throughout the day. I was pleased to see Keith Hill MP at the event and we were given a dance lesson where I discovered Keith was a much better dancer than me.

Mayor of Lambeth with young men from Streatham Youth and Community who are taking part in the Princes Trust award

Mayor of Lambeth with young men from Streatham Youth and Community who are taking part in the Princes Trust award

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Streatham Service of Remembrance

Representing the Mayor of Lambeth I attended the Armistice Day Service of Remembrance at Streatham War Memorial.

The event was introduced by Roger Bowdrey, which is organised by the Office of Rt. Hon Keith Hill MP and the South London Branch of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women in association with Norbury Royal British Women. He reminded us of the ruthlessness of the nazi regime, following the lines of the poem ‘First They Came‘ he spoke of how they persecuted different groups and his pride that today that these groups could come together on this day to remember those who thought for us.

The occasion was led by service this year was led by Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston.

Sidney Nathan AJEX read the Exhortation

They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

All those present responded ‘We will remember them’.

I found the ceremony deeply moving, at 11 silence fell around all those present as the police halted traffic and we all took time to think of fallen comrades.

The Rt Hon Keith Hill lead the wreath laying on behalf of the Streatham Consituency followed by a huge variety of associations, centres, services, Lambeth Council, politcal parties, churches, synagogues. clubs, committees and groups from the area.

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The weather held out, after a very wet Friday, for the Clapham Park Festival at Agnes Riley Gardens, Poynders Road. The festival included music and live performances including local youngsters from local primary schools and Lambeth Performing Arts who took to the stage to show off the singing and dancing.

Along with the entertainment on stage their were activities including football, basketball, netnball, facepainting, badge making and other arts and crafts. There were free health checks and other health advice on several stalls and I saw Councillor Lib Peck having her blood pressure taken.

We visited the Time Bank stall. This is a fantastic initiative where you give your time to others and in return others can then help you. For every hour you give you earn an hours time credit, you can exchange this for an hours help from other members of the time bank for any of the services they have to offer.

Several councillors and local MP Keith Hill joined the local people that had turned out to enjoy the day. I was pleased to meet again Donna C Henry, chair of Clapham Park Project and Joe Moll, Chair of Clapham Park Homes.

A very successful and fun day, in particular I was impressed by the talent of the children who confidentially took the stage and were enjoyed by all.

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