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40th anniversary of the Brixton Uprising in 1981

This past weekend marked the 40th anniversary of the Brixton Uprising in 1981, which was a critical moment in the history of our borough. There is a community-led programme of events and activity to commemorate the occasion and to explore the themes of social and racial justice and community engagement with the police that it provoked.

Covid-19 surge testing across Lambeth: South African variant

From Lambeth Council: 12 April 2021
'Everyone over the age of 11 who lives or works in Lambeth is being asked to take a PCR Covid-19 test after new cases of the variant first identified in South Africa were found in the borough.

The additional testing being introduced will help quickly identify any further cases and help limit any potential spread. Eight additional testing sites have opened across Lambeth from today and people are encouraged to get a test as soon as possible, even if they have no symptoms.

Resident Engagement Event: Loneliness Project

A town hall style online meeting is to be held on Wednesday 21 April (5:00pm-6:30pm – via Zoom, moderated by AgeUK Lambeth) to welcome local residents and community members to a local loneliness project. The aims of the meeting are to:

Become a Lambeth guide

You can register your interest now for a new year-long guiding course for Morley College, in association with Lambeth Council, which will start in September 2021. 

Windrush Community Fund Phase 2 now open

The Windrush Community Fund is open to charities, community organisations and/or grassroots groups to bid for financial assistance to help ensure that organisations and groups can raise awareness and support engagement among those eligible for the government’s Windrush Scheme and Windrush Compensation Scheme.

Volunteering opportunities this week

This week:

  • Leaflet deliverers for Census 2021
  • Age UK – digital neighbours
  • Westbury’s Chemist – Covid vaccine marshals
  • Copes Pharmacy, Covid vaccine marshals

Hard calls, saves lives

Five mums who lost their sons to knife crime are urging Londoners to call Crimestoppers with information as part of new campaign, supported by the Metropolitan Police Service and the independent charity, Crimestoppers.

EU Settled Status: deadline approaches

Lambeth’s EU citizens must apply for Settled Status before 30 June 2021. From July this year EU nationals who have not applied to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) risk losing the right to live and work in the UK. Get support and advice to help you apply.

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