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The 23rd Streatham Common Kite Day takes place on Sunday 12th May 2024, starting at 11:00am.

Submitted by daniel on updated Tue, 16/04/2024 - 07:35

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The 23rd Streatham Common Kite Day takes place on Sunday 12th May 2024, starting at 11:00am. - BrixtonBuzz

The rather wonderful 23rd Streatham Common Kite Day will be returning to the common on Sunday 12th May 2024.

The event features kite flying by experts including Brighton Kite Flyers – enthusiasts from all around the world flying kites of all shapes and sizes from a postage stamp through to a life size blue whale over 30 meters long.

Lambeth Conservatives unveil their candidate for Streatham Common & Vale, Promise Phillips

Submitted by daniel on updated Sun, 14/04/2024 - 07:41

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Lambeth Conservatives unveil their candidate for Streatham Common & Vale, Promise Phillips - BrixtonBuzz

With the forthcoming Streatham Common & Vale by-election approaching on May 2nd, residents in the ward have a chance to vote for a new voice to represent them on Lambeth Council.

Promise has been one of the key campaigners against the recently suspended, but not scrapped, Streatham Wells LTN, which caused bus journeys to end early, thereby stranding

passengers, short journeys taking up to three hours to complete and Streatham High Road coming to a standstill.

Streatham has three GP practices taken over by an American private healthcare company

Submitted by daniel on updated Wed, 10/04/2024 - 12:18

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Streatham has three GP practices taken over by an American private healthcare company - BrixtonBuzz

We Own It is a campaign group opposing privatisation and demanding 21st century public ownership.

They rightly believe that public services belong to all of us – from the NHS to schools, water to energy, rail to Royal Mail, care work to council services.

They recently posted a list of GP Practices taken over by the US health insurance giant Centene, through its UK subsidiary, Operose Health, and this included three in Streatham.

These are:

Edith Cavell Surgery 41A-C Streatham Hill SW2 4TP

Streatham High Practice 2-8 Gracefield Gardens SW16 2ST

Dementia Friendly Sunflower Café at the Streatham Tate Library takes place every Wednesday afternoon

Submitted by daniel on updated Wed, 10/04/2024 - 09:39

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Dementia Friendly Sunflower Café at the Streatham Tate Library takes place every Wednesday afternoon - BrixtonBuzz

This wonderful weekly resource is available to people with dementia, their carers, and anyone aged over-65.

It takes place at the Streatham Tate Library every Wednesday afternoon at 4pm and is free.

Anyone coming along can enjoy, “Arts and music therapy, reminisce work, conversational starters, chair-based exercise, poetry, Bingo, Knitting etc”

More info

Dementia Friendly Sunflower Café

Streatham Tate Library

London

SW16 1PN

Every Wednesday afternoon, 4pm

Contact details

Contact name: Vincia Bennett

Two Lambeth Council by-elections confirmed following Gaza resignation and political careerist ambitions on the South Coast

Submitted by daniel on updated Sat, 13/04/2024 - 18:16

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Two Lambeth Council by-elections confirmed following Gaza resignation and political careerist ambitions on the South Coast - BrixtonBuzz

Two by-elections for Lambeth Council have been confirmed for 2nd May – the same day that voters will go to the polls for the London Mayoral elections.

Residents in Knight’s Hill and Streatham Common & Vale will have the opportunity to elect a new Councillor. This follows the resignation of two Labour Councillors for different reasons.

Ex-Cabinet member Cllr Sonia Winifred resigned her seat after she was disciplined by Lambeth Labour for supporting a ceasefire in Gaza.

Lambeth Council announces a package of measures for Streatham

Submitted by daniel on updated Sun, 07/04/2024 - 08:55

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Lambeth Council announces a package of measures for Streatham - BrixtonBuzz

The council has been working with TfL prepare a £9 million investment in the A23 to make it safer, more pleasant and efficient for residents and visitors. As well as this, the council secured a new package of bus priority measures to streamline bus journeys that TfL will consult on later this year.

Dr Bike is fixing bikes for free in Streatham on Weds 20th and Sat 23rd March 2024

Submitted by daniel on updated Sun, 07/04/2024 - 09:03

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Dr Bike is fixing bikes for free in Streatham on Weds 20th and Sat 23rd March 2024 - BrixtonBuzz

The Dr Bike crew are setting up in Streatham this week, with their team of professional mechanics working on the corner of Leigham Ave and Leigham Court Road on Weds 20th and Sat 23rd March 2024.

They’ll be onsite, spannered up and ready to crank some axles from noon to 3pm.

If your bike needs help, just turn up and the Dr Bike team will be happy to attend to errant gear shifts, wobbly handlebars, broken brakes and more, and the service is absolutely free of charge.

Here’s what their website says about what they do:

Streatham Vale residents fight to stop dense, ‘prison like’ Woodgate Tower development

Submitted by daniel on updated Thu, 14/03/2024 - 21:20

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Streatham Vale residents fight to stop dense, ‘prison like’ Woodgate Tower development - BrixtonBuzz

Lambeth residents are launching a last-ditch battle to halt plans for a giant 14-storey tower block planned as the centrepiece of one of the densest developments under way in London.

The development is so dense there is no room for children to play on grass at ground-level – so their playground will be built on the concrete roof, hundreds of feet up in the air – and surrounded by cage-like safety fencing.

Streatham Vale residents fight to stop dense, ‘prison like’ Woodgate Tower development

Submitted by daniel on updated Wed, 27/03/2024 - 15:00

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Streatham Vale residents fight to stop dense, ‘prison like’ Woodgate Tower development - BrixtonBuzz

Lambeth residents are launching a last-ditch battle to halt plans for a giant 14-storey tower block planned as the centrepiece of one of the densest developments under way in London.

The development is so dense there is no room for children to play on grass at ground-level – so their playground will be built on the concrete roof, hundreds of feet up in the air – and surrounded by cage-like safety fencing.

Streatham Vale residents fight to stop dense, ‘prison like’ Woodgate Tower development

Submitted by daniel on updated Fri, 22/03/2024 - 21:27

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Streatham Vale residents fight to stop dense, 'prison like' Woodgate Tower development - BrixtonBuzz

Lambeth residents are launching a last-ditch battle to halt plans for a giant 14-storey tower block planned as the centrepiece of one of the densest developments under way in London.

The development is so dense there is no room for children to play on grass at ground-level – so their playground will be built on the concrete roof, hundreds of feet up in the air – and surrounded by cage-like safety fencing.