Lambeth Accounts come under scrutiny

“As a local resident you have legal rights to inspect, ask questions about and challenge items in your council’s accounts”  Council Accounts A Guide to your Rights -National Audit Office (2015) Councils round the country, including Lambeth, are beginning to come under close scrutiny from local residents as the public begin to exercise their right to […]

Lambeth Heritage Festival September 2016


September 2016 will be the fourth Lambeth Heritage Festival with some 66 walks, talks, tours and exhibitions planned to take place during September. The event is led by Lambeth Archives and the Lambeth Local History Forum in partnership with Lambeth Palace library. The festival aims to open up the rich and varied history of Lambeth – […]

Local events this weekend

Fire station

Saturday Albert Embankment fire station open day 11am to 4pm This is part of London Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary celebrations. there will be an opportunity to meet local fire fighters, see demonstrations and receive fire safety advice       North Lambeth Parish Fete 12:30 to 5:00pm The fete is held in the grounds of Lambeth […]

New Threat to Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Time line

Call for RVT evidence: Closing date 1st July Last September the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT) became the first building to be listed for its role in LGBT history.  The listing protects the building but not its use so it could be changed to something else. The RVT is now looking for support to ensure its continued […]

EU Referendum Local results

Election count

During the preparation for the Oval EU Hustings (see video of closing speeches) it became evident that there was  fairly strong local support for remaining in the EU with ‘Vauxhall IN’ campaigners having a strong presence in the area – knocking on doors and handing out leaflets throughout the area. Other than Gibraltar, the referendum results show […]

Vauxhall Park Summer Fair 2016

Vauxhall Park Summer fair

The Friends of Vauxhall Park will be running their annual summer fair at the park on Sunday 2nd June from 2 to 5pm. This is a major local event each year and we are pleased to say that The Vauxhall Society will have a stall there. The usual range of fun fair rides will be […]

Day of Portugal Event at Streatham Common Cancelled

Day of Portugal on Streatham Common

Having been held in Kennington Park for a number of years, the annual Day of Portugal event was moved to Streatham Common in order to accommodate increased number of visitors. An emergency meeting was held early on Sunday morning and it was decided to cancel the event due to public safety concerns. Councillor Clair Wilcox […]

Oval EU Hustings


On Saturday 11 June, European referendum hustings were held at the Oval Farmers’ Market. The event was jointly organised by The Vauxhall Society, St Marks Church, City and Country Farmers’ Market and KOV Forum. Patricia McKenna spoke on behalf of the LEAVE campaign (Former MEP for the Green Party Dublin 1994 to 2004) Kate Godfrey […]

Monthly walk: Heyday of Vauxhall Gardens with David E Coke

Clay pipe found in river

23 people joined this month’s walk to hear David E Coke talk about the Heyday of Vauxhall Gardens (VG). The walk started at Starbucks and went on to the slipway by MI6. From about 1660, this was where visitors to Vauxhall Gardens would arrive by boat. David showed a clay pipe found in the river […]

Technical problems

Dear members We have been experiencing some technical problems with The Vauxhall Society website and automatic mail outs. As a result, a number of erroneous e-mails have been sent in error.  Apologies for any inconvenience. We are working to correct the problem and hopefully it will be resolved shortly. Michael Keane Chair