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Lambeth ( ) is a London borough in South London, England, which forms part of Inner London. Its name was recorded in 1062 as Lambehitha ("landing place for lambs") and in 1255 as Lambeth. The geographical centre of London is at Frazier Street near Lambeth North tube station, though nearby Charing Cross on the other side of the Thames in the City of Westminster is traditionally considered the centre of London.
Lambeth topic pages[edit | edit source]
Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]
Community resources[edit | edit source]
Library of things[edit | edit source]
Crystal Palace Library of Things, link checked 17:24, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
Upper Norwood Library[edit | edit source]
Upper Norwood Joint Library is a community managed library in Upper Norwood, South London. It stands on Westow Hill, in Crystal Palace town centre, within the London Borough of Lambeth, but on the edge of the boundary with the London Borough of Croydon. It is funded largely by Lambeth Council, and in part by Croydon Council, with the building itself managed by a community-run independent charity, the Upper Norwood Library Trust. It is part of the Lambeth network of libraries, and thus accepts Lambeth library membership cards.
Onsite is one of the first Library of Things, a self-service borrowing initiative active across local communities which lends objects instead of books from a conventional library. These objects include anything from garden tools to sports gear, toys to electro-domestic equipment. The Upper Norwood Library Hub, the operations arm of the Upper Norwood Library Trust, manages the building itself, and runs various classes, workshops and initiatives within the space. The library also has space available for private hire through the Hub.
Coin Street Community Builders[edit | edit source]
Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB) is a development trust and social enterprise which seeks to make London's South Bank a better place in which to live, to work, to visit and to study. Since 1984 CSCB has transformed a largely derelict 13-acre site into a thriving mixed-use neighbourhood.
Since its creation in 1984, CSCB redeveloped the Oxo Tower Wharf, Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens and set up four housing co-operatives (Mulberry, Palm, Redwood and Iroko). The housing co-operatives are housed in new buildings commissioned by CSCB. Palm (also known as Broadwall) was designed by Lifschutz Davidson (now Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands) completed in 1994. Iroko was designed by architects Haworth Tompkins and was completed in 2001.
In 2007, CSCB occupied new offices at the Coin Street neighbourhood centre, also designed by Haworth Tompkins. As well as offices the building includes a day nursery and crèche, conference and meeting facilities.
CSCB also offers a variety of community programmes for people of all ages including youth clubs, sports and dance sessions and family and children's activities
CSCB opposed the Garden Bridge project which would have been partially built on their land.
Visions[edit | edit source]
- What if Lambeth, community project organised by Transition Town Brixton and part of the Bounce Forward 2030 project.
Community energy[edit | edit source]
Brixton Energy, not-for-profit co-operative who create cooperatively owned renewable energy projects
Climate action[edit | edit source]
- Lambeth Citizens' Assembly, lambeth.gov.uk. Assembly to be launched in Spring/Summer 2021
- Lambeth for a Cool Planet on facebook
Environment quality[edit | edit source]
Open spaces[edit | edit source]
The London Borough of Lambeth, in spite of being close to the centre of London has over 64 areas of parks and open spaces, in addition to 34 play areas and eight paddling pools, within its boundaries. In common with all the London boroughs these green spaces provide "lungs" for the leisure pursuits of the inhabitants.
Lambeth is a riverside borough, and one of the largest open spaces is the Thames itself, forming the northern boundary of the borough. A sign posted riverside trail forms a walkway for both pedestrians and cyclists.
Community involvement[edit | edit source]
- Lambeth Mutual Aid, added 15:44, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
Community currencies activism[edit | edit source]
Brixton Pound[edit | edit source]
more video: Brixton Pound / Debate Your Plate.com
Summary: Brixton Pound, stimulates the local economy by supporting smaller shops and traders which operate in a challenging economic climate and in competition with larger chains. The currency stays in Brixton and circulates, increasing local trade and community connections.
Community safety[edit | edit source]
Community Police Consultative Group for Lambeth, Independent forum for community and statutory agencies to address community safety and policing issues.
Cycling activism[edit | edit source]
Cycling in Lambeth, news from Lambeth Council
Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]
Food activism[edit | edit source]
Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]
Sharing[edit | edit source]
see: Community resources
Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]
Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]
West Norwood Feast brings a volunteer powered street market to Norwood Road on the first Sunday of every month
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