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This Saturday, we will be attempting a makeover of St Marks Churchyard (see pictures below)  in one day. The Oval Farmers’ Market is on at the same time so we won’t have far to go for refreshments. Lots of people have already committed to coming – ten the day before! We are still looking for […]

The driveway in front of St Marks Church has been patch repaired with concrete and has a number of potholes which become very evident when it rains. For best quality work such driveways should be hot laid with ashphalt.  This creates a consistent and durable finish but is expensive. Today we were testing the pothole repair system that will be used on […]

The weather is looking promising for Saturday at least according to this http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-London-UKXX0085 but we’ll have to see nearer the time The relative merits of different types of paint for painting metal were being considered today. Choosing the right colours for playground equipment is not easy.  Most people suggest primary colours but which are best for the site?

The St Marks Churchyard makeover on the 21st July will be the first time a large group of local volunteers will have worked together on this particular site.  One of the biggest challenges will be co-ordinating the work – making sure the teams have enough people, tools and materials. Today some of the tasks the […]

Getting quotes for materials first thing this morning for next Saturday’s churchyard makeover. Picked up a bag of pot hole repair material -It’s best to test these things out first before making a commitment! Local residents, Anna, Claire and Tim were helping out with the volunteers recruitment – despite the rain, we’ve now potentially got […]

On 21st July we will be doing a makeover of the Clapham Road end of St Marks Churchyard – where the playground is. Yesterday was the first time we have tried recruiting volunteers at the Oval Farmer’s Market. Having recruited more than 30, we have to say it was a resounding success We are now […]

It’s official.  On Saturday 21st July we are trying to get one hundred volunteers to sort out the grounds of St Marks Church (see pictures below). It’s being run as a partnership between ourselves in the Oval Partnership with St Marks Church, Lambeth Freshview Team and City and Country Farmers’ Markets.  We’re running a recruitment […]

At £4 to £4.80 per hour North Lambeth residents have the highest parking fees but are the least well served Like many people who used the Kennington Parking shop once or twice per year (see this google street view ) I was caught out by its’ unexpected closure.   Judging by the number of people turning up at the door […]

Phoenix House (pictured right) is part of St George Wharf and home to several London Borough of Lambeth departments. It is also a great place to discuss the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area because you can just look out of the window and see some of the sites being referred to. On Thursday 4th August […]