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Lambeth Council parent and carer survey

Lambeth Council is carrying out research to gather your views about communication. The most recent SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) inspection found that some parents and carers had not heard of Lambeth’s SEND local offer and the support that is available for their children and young people. This highlighted a clear need to heighten awareness and to increase accessibility. To help us shape Lambeth's new Communication Plan, they want to hear from you to better understand your preferred methods of communications.

Sydenham Hill Wood: Cox's Walk Oaks saved

A longstanding campaign to save two veteren Oak trees adjacent to the Cox's Walk footbridge in Sydenham Hill Wood has been successful. Last week permission was refused for the felling of the two mature oaks, and a provisional Tree Preservation Order (TPO) placed on the whole of Cox's Walk and Sydenham Hill Wood (which will continue for a further six months or until the order is confirmed by Southwark Council).

TfL online Cycle Skills course

Transort for Londod are running an online cycle skills course for all cyclists. Whether you are new to cycling or just want to brush up on your skills, this course provides easy to follow tips and advice to get you going.

South London Theatre: latest news

The SLT has news on auditions for the next play, which will be broadcast online, youth and adult learning, play readings, a Poetry and Monologue evening, plays for 2021, and more. You can read all the latest news here.

West Norwood Cemetery

West Norwood Cemetery is a very important place of exercise and contemplation for local people, especially so during the Covid-19 lockdowns, as well as a place of burial, cremation, bereavement and reflection. Major works will be happening in the Cemetery over the coming months and years, as the Heritage Lottery Funding project works and other capital works start on the ground. Users will inevitably experience some disruption, and we will write further on this shortly when we have some further information from the Council.

Volunteering opportunities this week

Opportunities this week:

  • Westbury Chemist Streatham - Covid Vaccination Marshals
  • Get Set UK - Mental Health First Aiders
  • Pegasus Digital Community Choir
  • Age UK Phone Friends

Plans to transform Streatham Hill for walking and cycling

Transport for London is to start detailed design work on permanent measures to make Streatham Hill roads much safer and less intimidating for people walking and cycling, following a public consultation that showed strong support for plans for the area.