Friday, 31 October 2014

Streatham MP fails to respond to Crossrail 2 consultation

We have previously highlighted the inaction of MP Chuka Umunna with regard to bringing Crossrail 2 to Streatham, despite his election promises in 2010.  For full details click here.

The consultation report on Crossrail 2 has now been published, which includes all the various responses.  Several MPs responded, however, Chuka Umunna MP made no response to the consultation.

Lambeth Greens however ran a campaign to get people to respond to the consultation.  While it is clear that Streatham won't be getting Crossrail 2, we wanted people to call for improved transport links for Streatham. The result is that Streatham is the number one transport priority cited in the report.  You can read more here.

You can read the full report here:

Monday, 13 October 2014

Cressingham Gardens residents to march on Lambeth Town Hall this Saturday

Residents of Cressingham Gardens in Tulse Hill are inviting local people to come and support their demonstration this Saturday 18th October, 11:00am to save their homes from Lambeth Council's proposals to knock them down.

In case you missed it, there was a great piece on Brixton Buzz yesterday, about their preparations.

They are meeting outside the Cressingham Gardens estate Rotunda Hall at 10:30 - 10:45 ready to march down Tulse Hill and Effra Road at 11:00am.

When they get to Brixton they will assemble and demonstrate outside Brixton Town Hall with banners, placards and petitions.

They expect to stay there for up to 2 hours, but everyone is invited to stay as long as they can.

The campaigners are also asking for the word to be spread on facebook and twitter.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Support Lambeth College - Demo tonight

Members of UCU Lambeth College are balloting for further strike action in their dispute over new contracts, which will include cuts to holidays, a drastic reduction in sick pay and longer working hours.

The ballot will close on the 13th October.

This evening (Tuesday) there will be a demonstration called by London Region UCU in support of the dispute. It will start at 5pm at the Clapham Centre site (nearest tube: Clapham Common).

You can join them or send a message of support via Mandy Brown at mandybrowncow (at)

Mandy spoke about the dispute at the South London People's Assembly. 

You can watch the closing plenary here (her speech is 8 mins in).

You can read more about the dispute here