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London Wildlife Trust: conservation volunteering

If you would like to spend some time working in the various remaining woods of the Great North Wood to improve them for wildlife, the London Wildlife Trust (LWT) would love to hear from you.  

Repowering London

Repowering London is working with Lambeth Council to develop and manage a new community-owned solar energy project to install on schools and community buildings in the borough.

This pioneering community energy programme will lower the carbon footprint of the borough while improving the financial resilience of its schools and community and providing the borough with locally produced solar electricity.

The first Lambeth Community Solar project is with The Elmgreen and Norwood schools in West Norwood; 100kW of solar panels is being installed this autumn on the schools' roofs.


Carers4Carers is a social enterprise that offers a range of services to improve the social, physical, emotional and financial wellbeing of unpaid carers and their families. 

 A carer is defined as a child or adult who cares for a family member, partner or friend, who needs help because of illness, frailty, disability, a mental health condition or addiction and requires support to live a more fulfilling life.

Ready Steady Go!

Ready Steady Go! (RSG) is a FREE healthy lifestyle after school and weekend club for children above the healthy weight and their families. Since the start, just over 800 families from 17 different cultural backgrounds have entered this programme.

RSG are now looking for families who want to lead healthier lifestyles to take part in the latest programme which begins in September 2019. Statistics from previous programmes have demonstrated the benefits of attending RSG:

Norwood Forum Annual Community Grants - and what they each did with the money

At our recent AGM the Forum was pleased to announce the recipients of our Annual Community Grant Scheme: each were awarded £400. We are now delighted to announce that those grants have been wisely spent by these notable local organisations – really highlighting the breadth of activity in our community.

And this is what they did:

Call for community members for the Lambeth Neighbourhood Health and Wellbeing Alliance

Lambeth Together are looking for people living in Lambeth, who have experience of using its health and care services, to help the Lambeth Neighbourhood Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

As part of Lambeth Together, the Alliance works on improving the health and wellbeing of local people, and plans to do this by bringing together services and activities by local area, or ‘neighbourhood’ and in the community. This will help services to work in a more joined up way.

Lambeth Together believes that:

Our streets – Gipsy Hill Ward

Last year Lambeth Council sought ideas for each ward in the south of the borough on how to improve local streets under the banner “Our Streets”. The main focus of Our Streets is on speed limits and traffic calming; parking and loading arrangements; crossing points; car clubs; cycling facilities; public realm improvements; seating; bins; greenery; signage and removal of street clutter. Ward councillors then published proposals and sought comments from local residents.

The approved schemes are now being implemented ward by ward.  In Gipsy Hill these are:

Lambeth’s cycle hangar installation: have your say

In order to encourage more people to cycle and use cycling as a mode of transport, Lambeth Council has been helping residents who have nowhere to store their bikes by installing specially designed secure Lambeth Bikehangars for them to rent.