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

Lambeth Council has agreed to transform Somerleyton Road in partnership with the local community!!!

The Somerleyton Road Project will be one of 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 over the past four years to help make this happen.

Now the hard work starts.

1)       Creating the shared vision

We want to ensure this vision is built on the best knowledge of our whole community. Starting in February Social Life will be running a series of community workshops so we can develop the proposal in more detail. Alongside this there will be on-line resources and activities with local groups and door-to-door discussions. We’ll be in touch soon with further details, venues and how you can get involved.

Details for first workshop:

  • Date: Saturday 9th February (drop-in any time between 11am to 5pm)

  • Venue:Dexter’s/Lysada Adventure Playground, 2-30 Railton Road, Brixton SE24 OLN

If you would like to contact us before please call 020 7183 5838 or or email us.

2)       Making sure everyone is involved

Please check the list of organisations to help us make sure we include all groups(formal and informal):

List of organisations to engage

We will have additional activity to ensure those not involved in groups are engaged.

3)       Volunteer

There’s going to be a lot of work to make this happen. If you have time, skills or you are part of an organisation that can help please contact us.

What’s happening now?

The next few weeks will be busy. Alongside the Brixton Green workshops there will be:

  • A core group of local organisations and the Council meeting with architects to help design a proposal.
  • Ovalhouse consulting with visitors, members, tenants and local residents on a potential move to Somerleyton Road.

Next steps

Spring 2013 everyone will have the opportunity to review the shared vision and development ideas. Once we have agreed on a scheme we will start looking for a developer partner. Work could start on site in 2014.