Thornton Ward Candidates – Local Elections 2014

The statement of persons nominated has been released, below are the names of the candidates standing for the Local Elections in Thornton Ward.

Come along to the Local Election Hustings on Wednesday 7 May 2014 at the Bonneville Centre (All Nations Church), 12 Poynders Road, Clapham Park SW4 8NY; 7.00 – 8.30 pm to hear what the candidates have to say.

The local election takes place on Thursday 22nd May 2014.

Labour :

Labour

Lib Peck

Edward Davie

Diana Morris

Conservative :

Conservative

Vernon De Maynard

Simon Hemsley

George Young

The Green Party :

The Green Party

Adrian Audsley

Hannah Kershaw

Charles Lankester

Liberal Democrats :

Liberal Democrats

Duncan Brack

Rebecca Macnair

John Pindar

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Register to vote – don’t lose your vote!

register_to_voteCombined borough council and European parliamentary elections are taking place on 22 May this year.

Local by-elections and London-wide elections also take place, and a general election could be called at any time, so it’s important that you register to vote and keep your details up-to-date on the electoral register to ensure you don’t lose your vote.

You must be on the electoral register to be able to vote. You can add your name to the register by completing and returning a voter registration form. To check whether you’re registered to vote contact electoral services.

Simply complete the voter registration form then scan and email to electoralservices@lambeth.gov.uk 

For more information, contact:
Electoral Services
Telephone: 020 7926 2254
Email: electoralservices@lambeth.gov.uk

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Lambeth College Open Evening

Lambeth College are hosting an open evening on Wednesday 26th March 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm at Brixton centre, where you can apply and enrol on one of the wide range of courses, many of which are starting in April, May and September! There are also courses that take place on Saturday.

The Open Events are often topical or related to a particular theme, where visitors can take part in competitions and FREE have-a-go activities.

Visit www.lambethcollege.ac.uk for full details!

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Long awaited bus arrives on Weir Road!

255_editFollowing our long running campaign, Weir Estate Residents Association were delighted that the long-awaited extension of the 255 bus route came to fruition on Saturday, 1st March.

The extension was originally planned to start from 18th January, then 1st February before finally happening on 1st March, following road improvement works on the bus route.

The extended bus route improves links between Streatham Hill and Balham.

The route 255 originally operated between Pollards Hill and Streatham Hill via Norbury and Streatham High Road.

It now continues to Balham Station Road, following a lengthy public consultation run by Transport for London (TfL).

It will be the first bus to serve our area providing access to services in Balham and Streatham, such as the rail stations and shops.

The extens...

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255 Bus Route Extension, coming 18 January 2014

Weir Estate Residents Association were delighted to recently be notified that our long standing campaign with local Councillors, Cllr Lib Peck, Cllr Diana Morris and Cllr Ed Davie as well as our London Assembly Member, Valerie Shawcross has led to the extension of the 255 Bus Route finally being implemented with effect from 18th January 2014.

Below is a letter recently sent by Lambeth Council to residents:

Lambeth_LogoDear Resident/Occupier,

RE: ROUTE 255 BUS EXTENSION TO BALHAM

I am writing to inform you that highway works to allow the Route 255 bus extension has been approved and TfL plan to start bus services from the 18th of January 2014...

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Lambeth Living: Pay your rent; before it’s spent

Lambeth Living recently sent a letter to all residents explaining the Pay your rent; before it’s spent campaign. Click here for a copy of the flyer.

If you’re worried about keeping up your rent payments get in touch with Lambeth Living,  can give you advice:

call 020 7926 6000
visit www.lambethliving.org.uk/pay-your-rent
email CITenquiries@lambethliving.org.uk

If you have any queries about your rent account or need help with arrears,  why not pop along to one of the Lambeth Living Rent surgeries:
Monday to Friday,  9am to 5pm     Springfield Centre, second floor, 110 Union Road, Stockwell,  SW8 2SH
Mondays, 9am to 5pm Streatham Area Housing Office, 139 Albert Carr Gardens, Streatham High Road, SW16 3HB
Thursdays, 9am to 5pm Central Area Office, Greenleaf Close, Tulse Hill Estat...

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Update from Thornton Safer Neighbourhood Team

Please read the below update from the Thornton Safer Neighbourhood Team:

Over the past few weeks, there have been a number of thefts from motor vehicles mainly in Radbourne Road, Cambray Road and Midmoor Road SW12. A lot of these offences can be avoided and prevented. The following is some basic crime prevention advice:

1. Always close the windows on your cars, and any sunroofs. Lock all thedoors, and double check that they are locked. Activate any security device on your vehicle, even if you only leave the car for a few minutes.Thieves only need that small window of opportunity.

2. NEVER leave cash, credit cards, cheque books, mobile phones or any other valuables in your car! NEVER leave any bags or anything on show in your car, even if nothing of valuable is in them...

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Have you had your flu jab?

flu-advertising-campaign-copyThe best time of the year to get a flu vaccination is in the autumn. It’s free and it’s effective against the latest flu virus strains. Even if you’ve already had a flu jab in previous years, you need another one this year. This is because the viruses that cause flu are always changing.

The seasonal flu vaccine is offered free to people who are at risk, to protect them from catching flu and developing complications. An annual nasal spray flu vaccine is also available for all children aged two and three years as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. More information on who should have a flu vaccination can be found here.

There are lots of myths around the flu jab. Please take the time to read the Flu Fighter mythbuster click here.

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We are back!

Following the Annual General Meeting of the Weir Estate Residents Association held on Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 the association has been revived!

The website is no active – and is in the process of being updated!

Our email accounts are once again live.

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Re-development and refurbishment of Limerick Close, Balham

I am writing to you on behalf of our clients, Fairview Homes about their proposals for the redevelopment and refurbishment of Limerick Close.
You may be aware that Notting Hill Housing has leased the homes on this Close from Annington Homes for several years. The flats have been let as temporary accommodation to a number of households nominated by Lambeth Council.
Annington recently decided to end the lease when the current term finishes in August 2013 in order to redevelop the site in partnership with Fairview Homes. Notting Hill Housing will be working with the housing team at Lambeth to identify suitable alternative (temporary accommodation) properties in order to re-house the Limerick Close tenants throughout the period January to August 2013...
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