Sunday, 20 May 2018

Thank you!

A big thank you to all the voters in Coldharbour who elected three Labour Councillors on the 3rd of May - Cllr Donatus Anyanwu, Cllr Emma Nye and Cllr Matt Parr.

All residents in Coldharbour are welcome to contact us should they wish to raise an issue.

You can do this by attending one of our monthly surgeries - you don’t need to book an appointment, just turn up at Lambeth Town Hall and ask to speak to your local Councillor on:

- The first Monday of the month at Lambeth Town Hall between 6 and 7pm
- The third Saturday of the month at Lambeth Town Hall between 10 and 11am

Alternatively you can contact us by email or phone and we’ll respond to you as soon as we can:

Cllr Donatus Anyanwu / 07946 219 220

Cllr Emma Nye / 07542 943 531
Cllr Matt Parr

Thursday, 3 August 2017

The Loughborough Road bridge is FINISHED!

The bridge over Loughborough Road has been transformed as part of the Loughborough Junction Public Realm Project. Tell us what you think!

Click here to go to the Loughborough Junction Public Realm website

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Action on Urination

Urination in the street is a blight on Brixton, and there have been many discussions between ward members, Cabinet members and officers about street urination and toilet provision. I am pressing for commitments in the Brixton Central regeneration plans for continued public toilet provision. In the mean time, the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite, has agreed other actions to reduce the impact of urination on residents, so I thought I would share these with you. Please let me have any comments or questions.

New Daily Jet Washing Regime - Currently known urination hotspots are either jet washed fortnightly (by Lambeth) or not at all.  From Monday 23rd these hotspot area will be jet washed DAILY.  Monday to Friday Lambeth will be responsible for jet washing these hotspots, the Business Improvement District (BID) will undertake jet washing on Saturday and Sunday. The BID currently operates a jet washing service during the weekend and we will be asking them to coordinate this arrangement with our new jet washing regime.

Urination is an issue for residents as whilst they may not witness a person urinating on the street they can smell the remnants of that actively hours after it has happened. Daily jet washing should get rid of the problem.

Please note that cleaning crew cannot jet wash if the weather is below a certain temperature as the water will turn to ice.

Pissoir - The pissoir in Electric Ave should be repaired and working this Wednesday

Signage - Last week I agreed a plethora of signs directing the locations of toilets in the Brixton area

Brixton Tube - TfL have confirmed they will put a Map on the station property (exterior wall to front of station) detailing the locations of toilets. I have been pressing TfL to open public toilets which we know are in the arcade to the left of the tube ticket hall, but this could be a difficult campaign.

Community Toilet Schemes - We are in talks with the BIDs on this. It is hoped they will take over the operation of the scheme as they are best placed to identify where the demand for toilet facilities are during the NTE.

Pop Brixton - Remember, there are 12 unisex toilets in Pop Brixton which will be included in the TFL map.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Find out about LJ Works TOMORROW

A new world of opportunity for Loughborough Junction
Lambeth Council, with the help of funding from the Mayor of London's London Regeneration Fund, are constructing a new enterprise hub, LJ Works.

The site will offer a variety affordable workspace, including a food business incubator & shared commercial kitchen, studios, places to make things, co-working offices and individual and shared workshops, as well as a programme of on-site business support and training activities, facilitated by local organisations, Green Man Skills Zone and Tree Shepherd.

LJ Works will offer a range of opportunities for local people to get involved, from those seeking to start up or expand a business, opportunities for local builders and craftspeople to be involved in the construction of LJ Works and plenty of training opportunities for people of all ages.

How can I get involved?
The project is intended to directly benefit the immediate community of Loughborough Junction, to achieve this, we need to hear from you to help shape and inform the design of the site and the activities that will take place when it opens.

Lambeth Council along with the design team, Architecture 00 and Public Works, will be consulting on the design and uses of the site with the public, as well as providing more information on the opportunities to get involved in this exciting scheme.

Come along and meet us at:
Saturday 29 October from 1pm to 6pm at Loughborough Plaza (the square in front of the Hero of Switzerland pub on Loughborough Road).

Disclaimers apply for full details see

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Consultation on parking

Proposed Controlled Parking Zone Vassall / Coldharbour Area
Deadline for responses
ON Thursday 20 October 2016 AT11pm
Informal Consultation (22 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016)
We'd like to hear your thoughts on the proposal to put in a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the "Vassall" area, which includes part of Coldharbour.
What is the problem?
We've recently received many letters, e-mails and enquiries from local residents and businesses in your neighbourhood raising concerns about parking problems. The main issues mentioned are based on:
  • People who commute into the area to continue their journey to work using the good transport links in Lambeth.
  • Residents and staff from local businesses in nearby streets where there are parking controls are parking here instead to avoid paying for parking.
What can be done?
Having listened to the concerns raised, we'd like to propose making some roads a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). We've prepared a survey that you can complete if you're a resident or business in the area to give us feedback on what kind of parking controls you would like to see implemented, if any at all.
How can I contribute to the discussion?
You'll be able to have a look at details of the proposal via the links on this page, as well as access the survey so that you can have your say on these proposals. Please be advised, you'll need to provide the unique reference number that will be on the address label of the envelope we sent out (it's the code which looks like 'URN-BH123456') when you're answering the survey.
What will happen next?
We'll need your answers by the 20th October, and we'll use your feedback to decide what the next steps will be for your neighbourhood.
What are the plans?
You can take a look at the details of the proposals for your area as well as view them on map one and map two (Coldharbour mainly on map two)
Answers can be found here to frequently asked questions and the permit pricing structure
You can also visit our CPZ webpages to find out more about parking restrictions
Please note that we will be hosting a drop in session on Saturday 8 October from 10am to 4pm at Minet Library, 52 Knatchbull Road, London, SE5 9QY to discuss people's views, any issues raised, suggested solutions and what people want for their road. Details of this event are shown in the attachments below, along with other key information about CPZs that you might find useful.
Were parking surveys conducted?
Parking surveys were undertaken on Thursday 9th June and Saturday 11th June 2016. These provide a representation of a typical weekday and a Saturday. The results of the surveys are discussed in this comprehensive report
How to respond
Please follow this link to the Informal Consultation Survey where you'll be able to let us know your views on the proposals