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Lambeth Council
Main information page: www.lambeth.gov.uk/elections-and-council/about-lambeth/coronavirus-covid-19-information
Has extensive information on:

  • Changes to Council services
  • Information on employment and benefits
  • Information for businesses
  • What to do if you feel unwell, or live with someone who is unwell
  • How you can help
  • Other useful sources of information

This website is being updated as the Council responds to the changing environment. See also messages from the Leader of the Council here and here. You can sign up for regular updates from the Council here.

Local ward councillor surgeries are suspended. See here for further information.

Volunteering: Lambeth Council is working closely with local NHS partners and the community and voluntary sector to ensure that vulnerable people and community organisations are able to access support when they need it. If you would like to register to volunteer and support your local community, read the volunteer section here and complete the registration form.

Waste and recycling services

Currently services are operating with no significant disruption. Use your recycling and waste collection services as normal, with the following important exception: 

Households that are self isolating should follow the UK Government's 'Stay at home' advice which states:

  • Store personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths securely within disposable rubbish bags.
  • Place these bags into another bag, tie securely and keep separate from other waste. 
  • These bags should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external general waste bin.
  • Waste cannot be taken to your local Household Waste and Recycling Centre (which are now closed)

Continue to dispose other household waste as normal. Its more important than ever to ensure that recycling is clean and dry, and that rubbish bags are all securely tied to help prevent spills and protect our collection teams and the public. 

Vale Street and Smugglers Way Household Recycling Centres are closed to the public. The Council asks that people keep hold of bulky items until they can reopen and also reinstate collections. Despite the unusual circumstances, dumping rubbish of any kind is still a crime; please continue to deal with your waste responsibly. Current booked bulky waste collections are being honoured. 

Garden Waste advice:

1. Keep the waste in your garden until Vale Street reopens
3. Subscribe to the council's garden waste service.
Street sweepers continue to work to keep the streets clean.

Please visit the main rubbish and recycling page for more information on your services.

Lambeth signs pledge to support community groups:

“Along with a wider group of funders, Lambeth Council recognises that the covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on civil society groups, and want to offer reassurance that we stand with the sector during this time.  

To make good on that pledge Lambeth Council has signed up to London Funders which commits the organisation to taking a flexible, friendly and financially understanding approach when supporting the groups we fund and support.

Councillor Edward Davie, said: “We have taken this step because we want to be as helpful as possible during the coming weeks and months so our grant partners can focus on their vital work. Together with other funders, we have we pledge to remain flexible during these exceptional and difficult times.”

There will be times when staff and volunteers will not be available, when beneficiaries may need services to be provided in different ways, or when systems need to be flexible to ensure that needs are met. If your community, services or organisation are affected by the covid-19 outbreak we committed to:

Adapting activities – we recognise that you may experience difficulties achieving some of the outputs or outcomes we agreed for your grant during the outbreak, and would like to be able to maintain our grant payments to you at originally-agreed levels during this period, so please have a conversation with us if you are affected in this way;

Discussing dates – we don’t want to add pressure, so if you think you will struggle to meet a reporting deadline please get in touch with us so that we can agree a more realistic time for you to get things to us wherever possible;

Financial flexibility – we know you may need to use your funding to help cover sickness, purchase equipment, or deliver services differently, and we will be reasonable if you need to move money between budget headings to ensure your work can continue; and

Listening to you – we are here if you want to talk to us about the situation you’re facing, but we’ll wait for you to call us so that these conversations are at the right time for you.

London Funders recognise that there may be further shocks to the system caused by covid-19 that may impact on income streams, or require a more urgent response from funders. Where we they have any news on emergency funding they commit to publishing this on the London Funders web page so all available programmes can be seen in one place.

To see the current list of funders who have committed to this approach visit https://londonfunders.org.uk/about/covid-19.

For more information in Lambeth Council’s handing of the situation visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/elections-and-council/about-lambeth/coronavirus-covid-19-information