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Clean Air

Thursday was Clean Air Day and the Mayor of London was able to report that London’s air is getting cleaner: 

Volunteering opportunities this week

This week's opportunties for volunteering from Team Lambeth are for volunteers to help with local food deliveries with Healthy Living Platform and for an HR specialist for a youth focused organisation: JAGS. Read more and apply here.

West Norwood Picturehouse indefinite closure

Helen Hayes MP has written to the CEO of Cineworld Cinemas attacking the decision to close the West Norwood Picturehouse, The Ritzy, East Dulwich Picturehouse and all other cinemas in her constituency from Thursday 8 October, with just four days’ notice and no staff consultation. The letter highlights the local anger at this decision and its impact on the local cultural scene and the staff affected, asking the CEO to work harder to keep our local cinemas open and protect jobs. See Helen's Facebook page for reaction. See also our earlier story here.

South London Theatre returns

Great news! The SLT is back with live shows and a full programme of short plays, which will take place in the SLT auditorium as socially-distanced performances. 

Black History Month: South London Botanical Institute

There's what looks to be a very interesting series of online Zoom events being run for Black History Month (BHM) this October by The South London Botanical Institute.  Use this link to access the details; events start Tuesday 6 October and run until Monday 26 October.

Stoptober – quit smoking and breathe

Stoptober is back for 2020, helping Lambeth smokers to quit. Winter’s just around the corner. October begins the season of colds and flu and now, we also face the risk of Covid-19 chest infection. The healthier your lungs are, the better. The evidence is smokers who quit for 28 days are five times more likely to quit for good.

Read more here. Download the free NHS Stoptober app, get help by email or phone, one-to-one or in a group – help is always on hand to help you quit smoking.

Public Debate On Slavery-Related Monuments And Street Names

Lambeth Council has announced a public listening exercise with residents and community/faith-based groups to decide on the next steps to assess and review locations in the borough with historic direct and indirect links to the trans-Atlantic slave trade (TAST) and colonialism.

A council review group commissioned by Councillor Sonia Winifred, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture (and Councillor for Knight's Hill Ward) has found: