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Theatre’s move to Brixton steps closer

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Lambeth Council has announced that contractors are being invited to bid for the first phase of the Somerleyton Road regeneration scheme, which will bring OVALHOUSE theatre to Brixton. In a joint press release, Brixton Green welcomes this step forward. “The move to progress the first two blocks of the Somerleyton Road project will see Lambeth Council and Ovalhouse, supported by development manager Igloo, start the process this month to procure a contractor for the development of the theatre and the adjoining building Carlton Mansions....

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Great Debate on the Housing Crisis

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There was lively debate with a full house at Pop Brixton on the 2nd March for the Housing Crisis debate chaired by Patrick Smith from BuzzFeed. Click below to see the presentations from the evening....

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A Minimum Income Standard for the UK in 2016

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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have updated the Minimum Income Standards Report This update of minimum budgets is based on new research into what members of the public believe households require in order to have a minimum acceptable standard of living. Budgets for families with children have been researched again from scratch, for the first time since 2012. Budgets for families without children, both working age and pensioners, have been reviewed. View report...

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Arc of Justice Film Preview & Housing Workshop

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There was a great turn out on a very cold January night for the preview of the excellent film “Arc of Justice” and the Housing Workshop facilitated by Blase Lambert, Chief Exec of the Confederation of Cooperative Housing. Devon Thomas’s speech underlined how important Somerleyton Road is to Brixton’s community and how important it is for local people to get the homes they need. Great to see so much passion for finding a solution to the housing crisis. Also, great to see so much passion for this project. As one shareholder...

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Job Opportunity

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Closing Date: 10 February 2017 Job Title: Transition Director Working For: Brixton Green Ltd/Somerleyton Trust Location: London Salary: £55,000 – £60,000 Job Details You are a strategic thinker, great manager and passionate candidate who will become our Transition Director and take the lead in shaping the future of the Somerleyton Trust. The Somerleyton Trust is an exciting and pioneering response to London’s housing problems which will provide locally accountable, 100% rented housing in the heart of Brixton. The project will be home to...

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25th January Housing workshop & Film Preview

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To convince Lambeth to lease the development to the Trust, we must make it the best it can be. This workshop will help shape the details and help make this happen. Venue: Pop Brixton 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton SW9 8PQ 6.30pm Welcome and food 7pm Film Preview: “Arc of Justice” The new award winning film of the first community land trust, set up in Georgia USA in 1969 by leaders of the African American Civil Rights Movement.           7.30pm – 9.30pm: Housing workshop The will the be the first of...

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Have Brixton People found one of the solutions to London’s housing crisis?

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The 9th December 2016 Brixton Bugle contained this article on Brixton...

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Brixton Green are awarded £231k from Power to Change (funded by the Big Lottery)

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After a rigorous evaluation, Power to Change have awarded Brixton Green £231k to establish the Somerleyton Trust! Started in 2015, Power to Change is an independent charitable trust endowed with £150 million from the Big Lottery Fund to grow community business in England. The Somerleyton Road project is a truly community-led project. This funding is not just a chance to formalise that by establishing the new Community Trust, but is a vote of confidence in this approach to providing new homes and opportunities by the community for the...

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Next monthly drop in meeting 9th January

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Brixton Green usually hold monthly their open drop-in meetings on the first Monday of the month. However, the January meeting will be at 6.30pm to 9.30pm Monday 9th January @ The Impact Hub, Pop Brixton (Pop Brixton 49 Brixton Station Rd, London SW9 8PQ).

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Third Sector Magazine article on Brixton Green

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Brixton’s residents shape the future of their housing 18 July 2016 by Andy Hillier New housing will be built on Somerleyton Road in south London, thanks to a not-for-profit community society An artist’s impression of how the development will look Somerleyton Road was the heart of the Irish and Jamaican communities in Brixton, south London, from the 1950s until the properties on the road were demolished in 1968 to make way for a motorway. Click here to see the full article Click here to see the full article...

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New London Architecture Award Winner 2016

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The Somerleyton Road Project has won the prestigious New London Architecture award  2016 for Housing. HOUSING Sponsored by Turley Unbuilt Winner Somerleyton Road, Brixton, SW9 by Metropolitan Workshop, Haworth Tompkins, Mae, Foster Wilson and Zac Monro for LB Lambeth, Ovalhouse, Brixton Green and igloo...

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LONDONERS ARE SPENDING A RECORD SHARE OF THEIR INCOME ON HOUSING

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Londoners are spending a record 28 per cent of their income on housing – an increase over the last 20 years equivalent to a 13p increase in basic rate tax for a typical family – according to new analysis published today (Tuesday) by the Resolution Foundation. The analysis, which tracks the share of income working age households spend on housing, shows that in the mid-90s the average household in London spent around 21 per cent of their income on housing. But a wedge opened up in recent decades as a result of rising housing costs continually...

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Planning approved

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Our ambitions to build 304 new homes, a theatre and much more at Somerleyton Road were given the go ahead by the council’s planning committee last night. This means work could start on the £100 million scheme in Spring next year.

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Who will control the Somerleyton Rd development?

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Since 2013 Brixton Green have been in partnership with Lambeth Council to develop plans for Somerleyton Road with the aim of delivering a community-led, financially viable, well governed and accountable body that would hold and lock the development ‘in trust’ for the long term benefit of the community. About more than just the bricks and mortar We believe that creating and sustaining a great place has to be about more than just bricks and mortar. We believe that the future development at Somerleyton Road should be managed by an organisation...

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Planning application submitted

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The planning application for the Somerleyton Road project has been submitted. There will be a planning consultation exhibition at the Black Cultural Archives (Windrush Square, Brixton) on: Tues 13 Oct 5.30pm to 8pm Wed 14 Oct 12pm to 2pm Sat 17 Oct 12pm to 3pm To view the application Click here  and use reference number 15/05282/RG3. Please send any comments to the planning department by the 23rd October...

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Housing Design Event Blog

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On the 9th of March 40 members of the public joined Igloo and Brixton Green to talk about the design of the new housing on Somerleyton Road. So far design work for the project has concentrated on delivering a strategy for the site that balances community needs (including affordable housing), financial viability and a good design.   This has resulted in the masterplan for the project created by Metropolitan Workshop.  This sets out various ‘rules’ for development, including things like building heights, the arrangement of blocks and the layout...

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Somerleyton Road: Where local people are shaping their own futures – Blog by Cllr Jack Hopkins

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April 14, 2015 There is a feeling from many people who I speak to that the forces influencing where they live, the businesses that can exist and the houses they can afford to live in, are out of their hands.  But on Somerleyton Road the Council is ensuring that the changes are driven by and for our existing communities, so they get to share in a changing Brixton, and that the community can genuinely feed in to whatever further changes happen in their neighbourhood. At Somerleyton Road the Council is determined to make sure that it is local...

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Housing Design Event Blog

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  On the 9th of March 40 members of the public joined Igloo and Brixton Green to talk about the design of the new housing on Somerleyton Road. So far design work for the project has concentrated on delivering a strategy for the site that balances community needs (including affordable housing), financial viability and a good design.   This has resulted in the masterplan for the project created by Metropolitan Workshop.  This sets out various ‘rules’ for development, including things like building heights, the arrangement of blocks and the...

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Sustainability workshop with Richard Partington

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On behalf of Lambeth Council, Brixton Green and Ovalhouse, igloo will be hosting a Sustainability Workshop between 19.00-21.00 on Thursday 22nd January at Six Brixton. Igloo have invited sustainability expert Richard Partington of Richard Partington Architects (RPA) to facilitate a discussion about the project’s sustainability priorities. The Sustainability Workshop: The purpose of the workshop is to look at the sustainability aspirations raised by the community (such as One Planet Living / Carbon Free) and understand the trade-offs...

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Designing Somerleyton Road

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The development management team (Igloo) have been working to convert the brief for Somerleyton Road into plans for the site. On the 27th November they showed us the plans so far.   Click here to see the designs and display boards About Somerleyton Road Overview and objectives Who we are Site location and context The site today – understanding the issues How we’re doing it   New homes   Non-residential uses   Interpreting the brief   Work in progress   Public realm emerging strategy         All...

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Do you want to get more involved in Brixton Green?

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We are looking for a new Company Secretary to support Brixton Green’s Board to deliver effective governance. We are a community led organisation accountable to our members and place high importance on getting this right. The Company Secretary will be responsible for: Taking responsibility for all the legal aspects of what we do – that means you will need to work with the Board and Director to ensure we are always acting within the law and according to our rules and objectives. Preparing our accounts to be submitted to the FCA with the...

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The design event @ Six Brixton

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On the 27th November Igloo hosted a design event at Six Brixton to show the design thinking so...

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Designing Somerleyton Road

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The development management team (Igloo) have been working to convert the brief for Somerleyton Road into plans for the site. On the 27th November they showed us the plans so far. Click here to see the designs and display boards About Somerleyton Road Overview and objectives Who we are Site location and context The site today – understanding the issues How we’re doing it New homes Non-residential uses Interpreting the brief Work in progress Public realm emerging strategy All photos © Fiona...

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The design event @ Six Brixton

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On the 27th November Igloo hosted a design event at Six Brixton to show the design thinking so...

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Brixton Green AGM 2014 – The Results

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Brixton Green’s AGM was on 11th September 2014 @ 6 Somerleyton Road. Our members elected four new trustees. Congratulations to Felix, Maynard, Paul and Sandie. Thanks to all the candidates who stood. We had brilliant people standing and the vote was very close. Thanks also to everyone who voted. We received over 165 votes, well beyond the number required to be quorate and our highest participation rate yet!  ...

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Brixton Green AGM 2014 – The Results

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Brixton Green’s AGM was on 11th September 2014 @ 6 Somerleyton Road. Our members elected four new trustees. Congratulations to Felix, Maynard, Paul and Sandie. Thanks to all the candidates who stood. We had brilliant people standing and the vote was very close. Thanks also to everyone who voted. We received over 165 votes, well beyond the number required to be quorate and our highest participation rate...

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Become a Brixton Green Trustee

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Brixton Green is looking for people to become elected trustees at our Annual General Meeting at 6.30pm on Thursday 2nd March 2017. Anyone who lives or works in Brixton can put themselves forward and we are looking for people who are passionate about helping to make Somerleyton Road a better place. Deadline to submit your application: 5pm Wednesday 15th February 2017 What do you need to do? If you are interested in being a trustee, you will need to send an email to info@brixtongreen.com with the following information: Your name Your address:...

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Chief Superintendent Richard Wood visits Somerleyton Road

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Chief Superintendent Richard Wood (Metropolitan Police Borough Commander) visited Six Brixton and the Somerleyton Road Street party on Saturday 21st June...

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Somerleyton Road's first street party!!

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On Saturday 21st June 2014, Somerleyton Road had it’s first street party. Hill Mead Primary joined with their summer fair. Maria Santos and the team from Brixton Come Together put on a great day. Please see the photos below. Photos (c) Fiona Freund

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Somerleyton Road’s first street party!!

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On Saturday 21st June 2014, Somerleyton Road had it’s first street party. Hill Mead Primary joined with their summer fair. Maria Santos and the team from Brixton Come Together put on a great day. Please see the photos below. Photos (c) Fiona...

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The incredible Good Gym planting on Somerleyton Road

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6th May 2014 This Tuesday’s session for Good Gym was spent clearing part of Somerleyton Road ready for community planting. The Good Gym approach is to Get Fit & Do Good. http://www.goodgym.org/run_reports/on-the-verge-of-success 22 runners ran 6k and clear a the overgrown verge of Somerleyton Road, ready for planting Our 60 sec warm up set us up well for our 300m jog to Somerleyton Road. Before cracking on with the task at hand, we ran up and down the road a couple of times experimenting with Gears 2 & 3 to clarify some of the...

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Great day @ Six Brixton

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On Saturday 26th April we had a great event at Six Brixton. There was a wonderful, positive atmosphere bringing together so many parts of our community. The day included the launch of Blockworkout’s Brixton Street Gym,  Brixton Come Together’s Spring Session with amazing performances from Omar, Poeticats, Lescines & Beans on Toast, fire eaters, trapeze artists, a green workshop, also the Mosaic Room’s worked with people to create Brixton portraits, plus Makerhood and some great street artists including Solo 1. A key part...

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Great atmosphere getting ready for Saturday!!

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There’s been a fantastic atmosphere this week with everyone helping to get Six Brixton ready for the events this Saturday. Brixton Come Together, Blockworkout, Good Gym and many others have been working hard and made so much happen!! All photos © Fiona...

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Great atmosphere getting ready for Saturday!!

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There’s been a fantastic atmosphere this week with everyone helping to get Six Brixton ready for the events this Saturday. Brixton Come Together, Blockworkout, Good Gym and many others have been working hard and made so much happen!! All photos © Fiona...

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Great day @ Six Brixton

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On Saturday 26th April we had a great event at Six Brixton. There was a wonderful, positive atmosphere bringing together so many parts of our community. The day included the launch of Blockworkout’s Brixton Street Gym,  Brixton Come Together’s Spring Session with amazing performances from Omar, Poeticats, Lescines & Beans on Toast, fire eaters, trapeze artists, a green workshop, also the Mosaic Room’s worked with people to create Brixton portraits, plus Makerhood and some great street artists including Solo 1. A key part...

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Community & Business Uses Workshop

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The plans and discussions on how we make the Somerleyton Road Project happen continued with the Workshop on the Community & Businesses Uses.  This workshop was to review and feed into the evaluation of the potential community and business uses for Somerleyton Road. Please click the image below to see the draft report for discussion. 27.02.14 Draft Non-Residential report      ...

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Community & Business Uses Workshop

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The plans and discussions on how we make the Somerleyton Road Project happen continued with the Workshop on the Community & Businesses Uses.  This workshop was to review and feed into the evaluation of the potential community and business uses for Somerleyton Road. Please click the image below to see the draft report for discussion. 27.02.14-Draft-Non-Residential-report1

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Stewardship workshop – ‘How will it be run and managed, and who will be involved?’

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Date and time: Wednesday 12 February 2014, 7pm – 9pm Location: Number Six, 6 Somerleyton Road, London, SW9 8ND One of the most important elements of the Somerleyton Road Project is how it will be run and managed, and who will have a say. Examples of community stewardship: Background Information: Objectives: April 2013 Community Workshops Comparison of legal structures How stewardship bodies can manage assets Workshop Presentation (Wed 12th Feb):       Tasks for the workshop Time Task 10 mins Set the scene –  Review...

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Workshop: Understanding the money

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28 January 2014 by Lambeth Council Leave a comment   Somerleyton Road: Understanding the money by Lambeth Council Around 20 people attended a workshop to go through the financial model for the Somerleyton Road project. This model identifies all the costs needed to make the project happen and all the possible sources of funding. The council’s financial advisors (Grant Thornton) took the group through the model and explained the assumptions that had been used (e.g. the construction cost for a new home would be £1200 per square metre and an...

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December's community stakeholder meeting

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On the 18th December the Somerleyton Road project had it’s first community stakeholder meeting. There was a great atmosphere and lively debate. Cllr Robbins opened the workshop with a great speech. The next community stakeholder meetings will be: 10th March 2014 26th June 2014 18th September...

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December’s community stakeholder meeting

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On the 18th December the Somerleyton Road project had it’s first community stakeholder meeting. There was a great atmosphere and lively debate. Cllr Robbins opened the workshop with a great speech. The next community stakeholder meetings will be: 10th March 2014 26th June 2014 18th September...

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Timeline & Governance

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Click the image below to see the timeline for the project: Click the image below to see the governance for the delivery of the project: Steering group Terms of Reference Please click the link below to view the steering groups terms of reference: SR Steering Group Terms of Reference vf The programme to select the team Milestone Date Advertisement for the team (OJEU Notice) 21 November 2013 Community workshop 28 November 2013 Bidders Day 04 December 2013 Community wider stakeholder meeting 18 December 2013 Deadline for clarification questions...

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Timeline & Governance

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Click the image below to see the timeline for the project: Click the image below to see the governance for the delivery of the project: Steering group Terms of Reference Please click the link below to view the steering groups terms of reference: SR Steering Group Terms of Reference vf The programme to select the team Milestone Date Advertisement for the team (OJEU Notice) 21 November 2013 Community workshop 28 November 2013 Bidders Day 04 December 2013 Community wider stakeholder meeting 18 December 2013 Deadline for clarification questions...

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Number Six is nearly ready!

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The volunteers and tradesmen working with Brixton Green have been working hard to get Number Six Somerleyton Road ready. A big thank you to everyone involved especially Pilar, Fiona Freund, Philippe, Build It and Turner...

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Good interest to be the project's development manager and design team

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4th December 2013 over 70 people attended our bidder’s day. The purpose of this was to give organisations interested in becoming our development and design team an opportunity to find out more about the project....

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Good interest to be the project’s development manager and design team

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4th December 2013 over 70 people attended our bidder’s day. The purpose of this was to give organisations interested in becoming our development and design team an opportunity to find out more about the project....

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Your questions for the Somerleyton Road development manager and design team

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(Please submit your suggestions for questions by the 16th December 2013) Your Question Your Email (required) Overview Instead of handing over the site to a developer, Somerleyton Road will be developed in a new way. The Council will appoint a design team and a development manager to work with the council and the community to develop the site.  This approach will give the council and the community more control over: What is built How it is built How it is financed What do their jobs involve? Development manager: Their role is that of an...

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Future Brixton: Somerleyton Road Project – Delivery Strategy

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On the 4th November, Lambeth Council’s Cabinet will discuss the delivery strategy for Somerleyton Road. Please see a link to the Cabinet paper below: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/documents/s61050/08%20SomerleytonRoad_FINAL.pdf

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Initial works started at Meanwhile @ No 6 Somerleyton Road with Build It!

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The incredible team of mentors and young people from Build It , an initiative by London Youth, started the work at No 6 Somerleyton Road on the 21st October 2013.  Within just a couple of days they’ve started to transform the space. Build It is a new programme led by London Youth, from an idea co-created by London Youth and Cospa. The Big Lottery Fund has awarded London Youth £1.7m to run Build-it for the next two years. Launching in April 2013, over the next two years Build-it will give 1,500 young people from Lambeth the chance to...

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Meanwhile @ No 6 Somerleyton Road – workshop

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Over 50 people turned up to a walk in session at No. 6 Somerleyton Road last night to get on what the short-term, or ‘meanwhile’, use of this space could be.  The former meals-on-wheels kitchen is set for demolition as part of the long-term regeneration plans for the area, but we estimate we have about 18 months before this happens. Ideas put forward last night include an outdoor space for the brilliant Block Workout ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLJTS2CBBo4 (Preview) ), kitchen space for local caterers and food entrepreneurs, a ‘hack...

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Brixton Come Together 2013

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Maria Santos and the Brixton Come Together team put on another fantastic free festival on the 21st and 22nd September 2013. There were great bands including Che Sudaka, Thirst, Mango Seed, Luiz Mara and many others. Brixton Green were there and we had very positive conversations about the ideas for the meanwhile use and the progress of the future plans for Somerleyton Road. All photos © Fiona...

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Walk & Talk Event 18th July 2013

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Hundreds of people joined us for our Walk & Talk event on a beautiful day on Thursday 18th July. There was loads on: Solo 1 from Postive Art created fantastic street art. Red Peas made a gorgeous free BBQ. Opus Cafe had trolleys going up and down the road giving out watermelon and fruit punch. Blockworkout showed why they’re so inspiring. The kids from Hillmead Primary School decorated Somerleyton Passage with chalk drawings. The Remakery and Brixton Green cleared the over grown plants ready for creating planting beds along the...

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Walk & Talk Event 18th July 2013

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Hundreds of people joined us for our Walk & Talk event on a beautiful day on Thursday 18th July. There was loads on: Solo 1 from Postive Art created fantastic street art. Red Peas made a gorgeous free BBQ. Opus Cafe had trolleys going up and down the road giving out watermelon and fruit punch. Blockworkout showed why they’re so inspiring. The kids from Hillmead Primary School decorated Somerleyton Passage with chalk drawings. The Remakery and Brixton Green cleared the over grown plants ready for creating planting beds along the...

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South London Press – front page!

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The South London Press had the Somerleyton Road Project as it’s front page on the 12th July...

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Lambeth Cabinet unanimously support the Somerleyton Road Project recommendations

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Last night (8th July 2013) the Lambeth Cabinet unanimously supported the recommendations. This is a key milestone for the project and a clear confirmation of Lambeth Council’s intention to work in partnership with Brixton Green and the community for the redevelopment of Somerleton Road and to bring the Ovalhouse to Brixton. View the paper    

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Brixton Green AGM 2013

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Eleven strong candidates stood for the six board positions which were up for election at our AGM last Saturday. Hill Mead Primary School kindly hosted the event. The successful candidates were: Zayd Al-Jawad Fiona Brenner Philippe Castaing Maggie Owolade Devon Thomas Livia Paula Whyte...

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ACTION PLANNING WORKSHOPS REPORT

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Brixton Green commissioned Social Life to run a series of 11 action planning workshops this spring.  The aim was to enable a group of local people to come together, work through the details, and develop detailed and realistic plans for the site. Seventy-nine local people took part with guest speakers including  Ed Mayo from Cooperatives UK; Liz Cox from nef; Iain Tuckett from Coin Street Community Builders; Kelly Thomas and Mei Hui from OLMEC; Colin Crooks from Tree Shepherd; and Chris Bailey from Westway Development Trust. Please click the...

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Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell visit to Evelyn Grace and Somerleyton Road

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Brixton Green & Lambeth Council share the ideas so far

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During the past few months there has been a lot of work including a series of 12 deliberative workshops, workshop with the sustainability forum, workshops with key stakeholders, door to door discussions with residents and businesses and additional pop up workshops. The full report will be available shortly. The following set of principles emerged from the deliberative workshops: Use the Somerleyton Road development as catalyst for a different approach to regenerating Brixton …that works in the best interests of everyone living in the town,...

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Brixton Green & Lambeth Council share the ideas so far

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During the past few months there has been a lot of work including a series of 12 deliberative workshops, workshop with the sustainability forum, workshops with key stakeholders, door to door discussions with residents and businesses and additional pop up workshops. The full report will be available shortly. The following set of principles emerged from the deliberative workshops: Use the Somerleyton Road development as catalyst for a different approach to regenerating Brixton …that works in the best interests of everyone living in the town,...

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Cllr Meldrum and Cllr Parr visit Westminster Kingsway College

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Cllr Jackie Meldrum, Cllr Matt Parr, Mary Jo Hoyne (Lambeth College) visited the Westminster Kingsway catering and hospitality college this week. Westminster Kingsway is viewed as the best catering college in the UK, graduates include Jamie Oliver and many of London’s top...

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Block Workout gets new equipment

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Block Workout have got new equipment and are continuing to be one of the most inspiring community driven projects in Brixton. They are now meeting each Saturday 12pm at the basketball court, Brockwell Park. Brixton people know what Brixton needs! All photos ©Fiona Freund 2013...

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Brixton Green Response to Draft SPD Consultation

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Brixton Green Response to Draft SPD Consultation    

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Ed Miliband visits Brixton

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Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, Chuka Umunna MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary and Dame Tessa Jowell MP  visited Brixton Village for ‘An Enterprising Nation’ , a celebration of small business and entrepreneurs and Labour’s Small Business...

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Over 100 people attend our workshop at Dexter's

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Over 100 people braved the weather and attended the workshop at Dexter’s on Saturday. During this week Social Life will be writing up everyone’s comments, and we will be putting the results...

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Over 100 people attend our workshop at Dexter’s

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Over 100 people braved the weather and attended the workshop at Dexter’s on Saturday. During this week Social Life will be writing up everyone’s comments, and we will be putting the results...

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Great news!! Lambeth agree to partnership with the community for Somerleyton Road!

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Lambeth Council has agreed to transform Somerleyton Road in partnership with the local community!!! The Somerleyton Road Project will be the first of the Future Brixton schemes to be brought forward and delivered in partnership with the local community. Cllr Pete Robbins, Cabinet member for Housing & Regeneration, said: “This is a new approach for Lambeth, and we’re excited about working with both Brixton Green and Ovalhouse theatre on these ambitious plans.” We want to say a big thank you to all our members and supporters for their work...

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Seoul City visits Brixton Green – Seoul "Social Innovation Mayor"

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A team from City of Seoul and the Seoul Community Support Centre visited Brixton Green this week. This was part of their visit to the Locality conference and other community-led initiatives in the UK.  Many of the staff members of the Seoul Community Support Centre come from the Seongmisan Village movement and they are passionate about meeting fellow co-operators (or “villager” as they call themselves). We visited Brixton Market and Brixton Village and discussed the social and economic challenges Brixton faces with the recent changes, Lysada,...

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Seoul City visits Brixton Green – Seoul “Social Innovation Mayor”

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A team from City of Seoul and the Seoul Community Support Centre visited Brixton Green this week. This was part of their visit to the Locality conference and other community-led initiatives in the UK.  Many of the staff members of the Seoul Community Support Centre come from the Seongmisan Village movement and they are passionate about meeting fellow co-operators (or “villager” as they call themselves). We visited Brixton Market and Brixton Village and discussed the social and economic challenges Brixton faces with the recent changes, Lysada,...

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South London Press: 10 year old from Brixton plays with Manu Chao

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The South London Press ran a story this week on Jhemar Jonas(aged 10). Manu Chao was in Brixton to play at the Brixton Come Together festival. Inspiring our young people is one of our key aims and watching Jhemar play alongside one of the biggest music artists in the world was just wonderful! More photos of the day. Brixton Come Together was a wonderful festival was organized by Maria Santos. http://www.brixtoncometogether.org/ There is a small error in the article. Brixton Green did not organize the festival, but were very happy to be part...

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There are now over 1,000 Brixton Green shareholders!

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Over 1,000 Brixton people are shareholders in Brixton...

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Brixton Come Together Festival

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This weekend the St Matthew’s Peace Gardens were taken over by a fantastic community festival organized by Maria Santos. The festival is called Brixton Come Together and is an inclusive event for all parts of the Brixton community. http://www.brixtoncometogether.org/ The Saturday night ended with a magical atmosphere.  Jhemar Jonas (aged 10), one of the kids from Hill Mead Primary, played the whole concert alongside Manu Chao and his band under a full moon with the beautiful St Matthew’s Church behind. The festival was paid for...

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Manu Chao plays at Hill Mead Primary School

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Manu Chao was in Brixton this weekend to play at the Brixton Come Together festival. We invited him to play to some of the kids at Hill Mead Primary School. It was completely wonderful. The kids were up dancing and one of the kids, Jhemar Jonas, accompanied Manu Chao and his drummer Philippe.  Jhemar was so good Manu invited him to come on stage with him on Saturday night at the festival. He played the whole concert on stage with one of the world’s biggest selling music artists! All photos ©Fiona Freund...

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Wellbeing & Resilience on the Moorlands Estate, Brixton

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Social Life, a new social enterprise set up by the Young Foundation, has carried out an initial assessment of wellbeing and resilience on the Moorlands Estate in Brixton to help inform Brixton Green’s understanding of their impact on the wider neighbourhood around the proposed Brixton Green site. “People felt it would be good for the Moorlands community if the Brixton Green initiative was developed, as it could bring employment opportunities with it and encourage social cohesion.” The project revealed a number of key aspects of...

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Wellbeing & Resilience on the Moorlands Estate, Brixton

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Social Life, a new social enterprise set up by the Young Foundation, has carried out an initial assessment of wellbeing and resilience on the Moorlands Estate in Brixton to help inform Brixton Green’s understanding of their impact on the wider neighbourhood around the proposed Brixton Green site. “People felt it would be good for the Moorlands community if the Brixton Green initiative was developed, as it could bring employment opportunities with it and encourage social cohesion.” The project revealed a number of key aspects of...

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Majora Carter visits Brixton Green

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Majora Carter returned to visit Brixton Green again this year. On this visit we introduced her to Dorothy Bell MBE, the founder of the Moorlands Community Development Project and the pupils of Hill Mead Primary School – who did an excellent job of explaining how Brixton Green is progressing. Majora set up an inspirational project in the South Bronx, New York. She continues to do great work in the USA and internationally for communities. http://www.majoracartergroup.com/ Majora Carter: Greening the...

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Brixton Green/Hill Mead Event

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On the 31st January Hill Mead Primary School invited Brixton Green to hold a consultation event. The children from Hill Mead had spent the week before filming the local area. On the day two teams from Brixton Green spent 30-50mins with each class recording their views and ambitions in the area. The day ended with a presentation by two of our trustees to the parents and a fantastic international food event put on by the Hill Mead...

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Become a Brixton Green trustee – 17th March 2012

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The Brixton Green AGM will be on the 17th March 2012. At the AGM two of our shareholders will be elected to join the board. Brixton Green is holding two information and training sessions for those interested in becoming trustees on Thursday 23rd February at 8pm and Saturday 25thFebruary at 11am – both at the Moorlands Community Centre, 50A Corry Drive, SW9 8QT. Brixton Green is currently being looked after by an Interim Board of trustees – see who at www.brixtongreen.org/who/. At the AGM in March there is an opportunity for 2 shareholders to...

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Chuka Umunna MP visits Brixton Green

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Rt Hon Chuka Umunna MP visited the proposed site for the Brixton Green community-led proposal on Friday 8th July with some of the pupils from Hill Mead Primary School. Chuka, now the Shadow Minister for Small Business and Enterprise, has been a supporter of Brixton Green since it started three years ago and has a clear understanding of the local issues. Photos...

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Lambeth Citizens visit Brixton Green

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The Lambeth Citizens visited the proposed site for Brixton Green on 26th May 2011. The attendees included: Representatives from Lambeth Citizens: St Matthews Church Corpus Christi Catholic Church New Testament Church of God Brixton Railton Road Methodist Church Hyderi Mosque La Retraite School Lilian Baylis School Knights Youth and Community Centre St John the Divine North Lambeth Parish and Circuit Holy Family Guests: South London Liberal Synagogue New Economics Foundation Unite Lambeth Branch Evelyn Grace Academy During the meeting that...

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Pupils from Hill Mead Primary visit the proposed site

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On 25th May, pupils from Hill Mead Primary School visited the proposed site for the Brixton Green community led development. They were joined by Richard West (head teacher at Hill Mead), Elaine Efrat(finance consultant working with the schools) and Brad Carroll (director, Brixton Green). Photos...

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Over 850 come to Brixton Green family event!

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Over 850 people came to Brixton Green’s Community Family Fun Day at Dexters Playground on Saturday. It was a great seeing so many parts of Brixton coming together. Visitors included all 3 ward Councillors and key community leaders from organisations including Black Cultural Archives,Transition Town, Latin American Front, The Oval House Theatre, Lysada, Moorlands Community Development Project, Loughborouh Junction Action Groups, Friends of Loughborough Park, the Golden Age Group and more. Cllr Rachel Heywood, Richard West (Head, Hill...

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Lambeth Citizens visit Brixton Green

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The Lambeth Citizens visited the proposed site for Brixton Green on 26th May 2011. The attendees included: Representatives from Lambeth Citizens: St Matthews Church Corpus Christi Catholic Church New Testament Church of God Brixton Railton Road Methodist Church Hyderi Mosque La Retraite School Lilian Baylis School Knights Youth and Community Centre St John the Divine North Lambeth Parish and Circuit Holy Family Guests: South London Liberal Synagogue New Economics Foundation Unite Lambeth Branch Evelyn Grace Academy During the meeting that...

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Pupils from Hill Mead Primary visit the proposed site

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On 25th May, pupils from Hill Mead Primary School visited the proposed site for the Brixton Green community led development. They were joined by Richard West (head teacher at Hill Mead), Elaine Efrat(finance consultant working with the schools) and Brad Carroll (director, Brixton...

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Brixton Green join panel discussion at CLT National Conference 2011

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On May 10 delegates from across the country and from a variety of sectors came together for the 2011 CLT Annual Conference at the Savoy Place, London. Brad Carroll (Director, Brixton Green) sat on the panel discussion “Not just a rural affair” alongside  Dave Smith (East London CLT), Richard Tyler (Headingley Homes) and Sue Simmons (Habitat for Humanity) Please see the presentations below: B5: Not just a rural affair – panel discussion – Brad Carroll, Director, Brixton Green. B5: Not just a rural affair – panel discussion...

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Jenny Jones AM visit to Brixton

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Brixton Green a model for Lambeth’s housing needs Jenny Jones AM visited Brixton on Monday 18th April to discuss proposals for Lambeth’s first Community Land Trust with Brixton Green Director Brad Carroll. Jenny has worked with Brixton Green and other groups trying to develop community-owned and community-led housing schemes around London, and has pressed the Mayor to support them. Jenny said, “Brixton Green is exactly what London needs – really affordable housing and great community facilities that are dreamt up, developed and owned by the...

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Over 850 come to Brixton Green family event!

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Over 850 people came to Brixton Green’s Community Family Fun Day at Dexters Playground on Saturday. It was a great seeing so many parts of Brixton coming together. Visitors included all 3 ward Councillors and key community leaders from organisations including Black Cultural Archives,Transition Town, Latin American Front, The Oval House Theatre, Lysada, Moorlands Community Development Project, Loughborouh Junction Action Groups, Friends of Loughborough Park, the Golden Age Group and more. Cllr Rachel Heywood, Richard West (Head, Hill...

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Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP visits Brixton Green

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Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP visits Brixton Green and discusses the issues involved in creating urban community land...

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CABE review the Brixton Green proposal

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“Brixton Green is clearly a key project in the improvement of the neighbourhood…The commitment and passion behind this project are inspiring.” Diane Haigh , Director of architecture and design review CABE, are the government’s advisor on architecture,urban design and public space, now part of the Design Council. In February CABE came to visit the Brixton Green site and there was a positive discussion with the CABE panel and representatives from Lambeth Council and local organisations. Panel: Neil Deely (chair) Noel...

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BBC London News

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In this report, Marc Ashdown speaks to Brad Carroll of the Brixton Green Project, Housing Minister Grant Shapps, David Ireland of the Empty Homes Agency and pupils of Hill Mead Primary School. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12355051...

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South London Press front page

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The South London Press ran a front page and page 8 on Brixton Green. Click on images to see...

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The Independent – 2 page article

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The Independent ran a double spread on the Land Liberation Society featuring Brixton Green....

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CABE review the Brixton Green proposal

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“Brixton Green is clearly a key project in the improvement of the neighbourhood…The commitment and passion behind this project are inspiring.” Diane Haigh , Director of architecture and design review CABE, are the government’s advisor on architecture,urban design and public space, now part of the Design Council. In February CABE came to visit the Brixton Green site and there was a positive discussion with the CABE panel and representatives from Lambeth Council and local organisations. Panel: Neil Deely (chair) Noel...

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Great news!! Lambeth agree to partnership with the community for Somerleyton Road!

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Lambeth Council has agreed to transform Somerleyton Road in partnership with the local community!!! The Somerleyton Road Project will be the first of the Future Brixton schemes to be brought forward and delivered in partnership with the local community. Cllr Pete Robbins, Cabinet member for Housing & Regeneration, said: “This is a new approach for Lambeth, and we’re excited about working with both Brixton Green and Ovalhouse theatre on these ambitious plans.” We want to say a big thank you to all our members and supporters for their work...

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Making sure everyone is involved

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Please check the list of organisations to help us make sure we include all groups(formal and informal). Please contact us if we’ve missed any – call 020 7183 5838 or email. Development trusts, community and amenity groups Aculco Baytree Centre Black Cultural Archives Brixton BMX Club Brixton Bolt Brick Box Brixton City Farm Brixton Come Together Brixton Community Trust Brixton Cycles Brixton Energy Brixton Green Brixton Rec Users Group Brixton St Vincent’s Community Centre Brixton Society Brixton Splash Brockwell Lido Users...

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