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Free Bike Building Sessions

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New Project for Clapham Park

Cycling Grants London is a programme funded by Transport for London (TfL) and managed by the environmental regeneration charity, Groundworks London.

Clapham Park Project has been awarded a 2-year grant to provide a new project to teach adults basic bike building and maintenance skills. We are particularly targeting 2 groups: those who are seeking work who would use the bike to travel to interviews, training or work and parents who cannot afford a bike, but whose children have already made a bike through our existing project funded by Young Lambeth Co-op. Participants receive a free second-hand bike donated to us by British Transport Police.

The project aims to build the confidence of infrequent or new cyclists from all backgrounds to increase the uptake of cycling. It will also give families the freedom and opportunity to go cycling together as a family.

The new “Build & Earn a Bike in Clapham Park” project starts later on in April.

If you are an adult who lives or works in the Clapham Park or neighbouring area, and are interested in finding out more, please contact Ching Wah on 020 8678 5922/ 07958 337 305 or email her on



Clapham Park

Clapham Park Masterplan: a decision soon

This Wednesday (14th March 2018), Lambeth’s Planning Applications Committee will be considering Metropolitan’s proposals for the next stages of the Clapham Park redevelopment.  The meeting will start at 7pm in the Town Hall.

Thornton ward councillors will be attending the committee and speaking on behalf of residents.  Councillors have already submitted comments on the scheme which have been summarised in the officers’ report on the planning application.  This can be accessed here.

Details of the committee and how to register to speak at the meeting can be found here.

The full version of the councillors’ comments is located here.

Councillor Surgeries

Councillor’s Surgery – January 2018

I regret to say that I won’t be available to hold my usual monthly surgery on the scheduled date of 24th January (fourth Wednesday of the month).  This is due to a meeting of Full Council which I need to attend being held on 24th.

So I am postponing it until the following Wednesday 31st January at the usual time of 7 to 8 pm and in the usual place – the Community Flat, 35-36 Vaughan House, Poynders Gardens, SW4 8PB.

I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Diana Morris
Councillor, Thornton Ward,
07946 218 617

Community Event

It’s time to WASSAIL!

The Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens will be in the garden every Sunday 11-1pm, even through the winter. It will soon be time to start planting seeds.

There are also have plans for some Saturday sessions, starting with Saturday 13th Jan when we will be pruning the apple trees and some of the bushes in the garden. There will be a pruning workshop between 1pm and 2.30pm in the garden and the orchard outside the garden, followed by Wassailing at 3pm with the Balham Ukeleles.

What is Wassailing I hear you say? It is a chance to drink to the health of the apple trees and ward off evil spirits. We will be reviving traditional songs and old customs.

Come along to find out more – it won’t last long – all over by 4pm!

Please bring friends and family.

Councillor Surgeries

Councillor’s Surgery Change – December 2017

As the usual date for my surgery (fourth Wednesday of the month) falls on 27th December, I thought it would be more useful if I brought it forward to a date before Christmas.  So the surgery will be held on Wednesday 20th December at the usual time of 7 to 8 p.m. and in the usual place – the Community Flat, 35-36 Vaughan House, Poynders Gardens.  I hope that suits everyone but apologies for any inconvenience caused. Looking forward to seeing you.

May I take this opportunity of wishing you a Happy Christmas Holiday – I hope that you do manage to have a holiday for at least some of the time.  And best wishes for 2018.

Diana Morris
Councillor, Thornton Ward
07946 218 617