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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 […]

The Oval Partnership  held its management meeting this evening. Still waiting to hear from English Hertitage about proposal on St Marks Churchyard and Farmers Market.  Their approval is required before funds can be raised for the main works. Hope to carry out some minor improvements this year. Details of OP directors recorded at Companies House to be updated Have […]

The Oval Partnership held its monthly management meeting to day in a brand new venue -10 Clapham Road. This used to be the Oval post office but is now the Ludlow Thompsons conference room. Ludlow Thompsons have supported the community in many ways over the years and it was very kind of them to let […]

The next Oval Partnership meeting will be held this Thursday evening 22 September at 18:30 in the Roebuck Pub, Ashmole Street off Claylands Road. The main purpose of the meeting is to remember Ghislaine Stewart (Chairman of the Oval Partnership) who died recently but also to take stock of current developments. In particular, the meeting […]