Lambeth providers to work together to maximise impact

Lambeth Council is under pressure to act on lack of meaningful provisions for young people. The council has finally realised that the best action is to get providers under the same roof and ask them some basic questions: What activities are you doing this summer? What is not being done this summer? How do you […]

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Young Lambeth Co-op future in question

Tony Parker, Director of Children and Young People’s Commissioning and Improvement at Lambeth Council, has sent out a clear message. Young Lambeth Co-op (YLC) had achieved a lot within the last three or four years, providing services and commissioning services for young people in the borough. But he acknowledged that there were also gaps in […]

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Serious youth violence – seeking answers for Angell Town

Jedidah Onchere, Community Development Coordinator for Big Local Impact, writes: When a resident from Angell Town rang me to ask what Big Local Impact was doing about the safety of their children on the estate, I felt completely defeated, as I did not have an answer.  When a second one and a third one did […]

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Big Local Impact brings outdoor gym to Angell Town

When you behold the outdoor gym equipment elegantly installed behind the Angell Town housing office, you begin to understand why we are told that ‘”good things come to those who wait”. The people of Angell Town now boast of having a gym like no other in any of the Lambeth estates. The twelve machines cover […]

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Capacity builder in communities needed

Big Local is calling for organisations and individuals consultants who professionally deliver capacity building in communities to apply for an opportunity to deliver in the Big Local North Brixton area. Please download the brief here. Closing date is March 15th, interviews March 20th and appointments March 22nd 2019.

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The Duchess of Cornwall visits Angell Town

Recently, The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles breezed through the Big Local area. She started at the St John’s Church, Angell Town met our Chair, Revd Rosemarie, Big Local Rep. the MP, councillor and other dignitaries and spoke with local groups working on the estate. She moved on to meet children in St John’s […]

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Railway Arch evictions

The Railway Arches tenants are to finally vacate premises in less than three weeks’ time. Lambeth officers have conditionally approved the redevelopment application and justified their decisions with relating it to the “….national, strategic and local policies within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), London Plan and the Lambeth Local Plan”. The application for planning […]

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Public conveniences

Early in the year, there was hope of getting the Windrush Square toilets back into functionality. The council officers even went as far as costing the refurbishment project and gave us hope that the public would finally have the privacy of spending a penny in Brixton. Well, you can’t have public and privacy in the […]

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Youth and knife crime on the increase

Knife crime in Lambeth is reported to be on the increase.  Records show that for 9 months leading to January 2016, youth crime had gone up by 9%. The image above shows “… a knife taken from a 12-year-old in Brixton in May 2016” (source: Roy Smith, Chief Police inspector, Lambeth). A group of representatives from […]

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Raw Material music project

A group of young people completed their music technology course with Raw Material. Big Local awarded a medium grant to this project that aimed to put young people on the pathway to employment. You can see more photos of the project on our Gallery page.

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