Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Green Party leader hits out at "deadly complacency" over Streatham Road death toll

Streatham's newly elected co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley has hit out at the ‘deadly complacency’ of Transport for London after the new  statistics showed a shocking level of deaths and serious injuries on the A23 through Streatham.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Greens deliver on safer crossing for Mitcham Lane/Ambleside Avenue

Green Party councillor, Scott Ainslie,  couldn't resist having his photo taken at the newly modernised junction of Mitcham Lane and Ambleside Avenue - once notorious for collisions and fatalities.
Now, after four years of concerted efforts by Scott supporting the community's calls for TfL to take action, work has been completed and and the much-improved junction is already saving lives.
The junction now boasts: better lighting, advanced stop lines for cyclists, a filter light for right turns, a countdown crossing, a new 1.5m cycle lane, renewed footways with wider crossings for pedestrians and cycle safety mirrors on traffic signals

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Celebrating age festival in Streatham

October is the Age UK Lambeth Celebrating Age Festival, featuring over 70 events across the borough, including several in Streatham - all for the over-55s:

Weds 5 October, 10.30am-12 noon
South London Cares Salsa Club, The British Home, Crown Lane, SW16 3JB
A morning of salsa and laughs led by Vera the Diva. People of all abilities are welcome – no experience necessary! Please call Morgan (020 7118 0404) tolet him know you are coming. The entrance is through the gate nearest to Tesco Express, down the path and on the left.

Thurs 6 October 1.30-2.30pm
Keep On Moving, St Stephen’s Church Centre, 35 Weir Road, SW16 0AH.
A new weekly gentle exercise class for those aged 50+ to strengthen stretch and tone. Led by Sonia Edwards, a teacher with many years’ experience in exercise for older adults, personal training and sports massage. Classes are normally £4.50 to join, but the first two weeks are free. Come along to make friends, get fit, stay fit and have fun. Contact 020 8675 2481.

Wednesday 12 October10:30am-3pm
Age UK Lambeth Information Day2-8 Gracefield Gardens, SW16 2ST
Showcasing the range of services, support and activities Lambeth offers. Contact 020 7346 6800 or info@ageuklambeth.org.uk

Wednesday 12 October1:30pm-3:30pm
Making Connections Tea Party Streatham Library, Streatham High Road, SW16 1PL
Streatham Seniors host this social event for local older people, which isalso an opportunity to link up with some of the activities and services onoffer in the area. Local services will be handing out leaflets and talking about what they provide.  Contact 020 8769 8669.

Wednesday 12 October 2-4pm
South London Cares Café and Catch UpBatch & Co. Coffee, 54 Streatham Hill, SW2 4RD
Join your neighbours for a special afternoon of coffee, conversationand cake in Streatham. Come along to hang out and catch up with yourneighbours alongside some delicious treats. Please let Morgan know you would like to come as places are limited. Contact 020 7118 0404

Tuesday 18 October 6-8pm 
South London Cares Masquerade Ball, The British Home, Crown Lane, SW16 3JB
Glad rags at the ready! SLC are celebrating the autumn season in style with their very own masquerade ball–sograb a mask and join in thelaughter and dancing. Please call Morgan to let him know you’recoming; when you arrive, enter via the building’s large front door. Contact 020 7118 0404.

Saturday 29 October 1-4pm
Tamla Motown at The HideawayThe Hideaway, 2 EmpireMews, SW16 2BF
Age UK Lambeth returns to Streatham’s award-winning live music venue for an afternoon of the finest soul and Motown hits, bringing thefestival to a close in style. Contact 020 7346 6800 or info@ageuklambeth.org.uk

Full listings can be found on the Age UK Lambeth website here.