Got a favourite Vauxhall greenspot? Then tell www.parksandgardens.org

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Lovers of parks and gardens from throughout the Midlands and South-East and South-West have returned home from a visit to Vauxhall, encouraged to spread the word about the need to get full details of favourite green spaces online. Judith Al-Seffar, National Parks & Gardens Coordinator of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies headed […]

The July free guided local history walk: the Kia Oval, Wednesday 23 July, 12.30-1.30pm

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What, within walking distance of Vauxhall Cross, has been variously a cabbage patch, prisoner-of-war camp, home of the first FA Cup Final and scene of some of England’s greatest sporting highs and lows? It’s The Oval, correct name now the KIA Oval, HQ of Surrey County Cricket Club. This hallowed turf is the setting for […]

Block booking at Kennington hotel

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The sun may be going in for people living on the Lambeth Council and City Corporation estates behind the Days Hotel at 54 Kennington Road. The hotel’s owners want to knock down the present building and replace it with three blocks of hotel and serviced apartments, 7, 9 and 22 storeys high. There’s an exhibition […]

Vauxhall Bus Station now in DOUBLE the danger?

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Until last weekend, there were two TfL/Lambeth proposals for rejigging the roundabout at Vauxhall Bridge, each involving the destruction of Vauxhall Bus Station roundabout. Now there are four, all saying the same thing: the Bus Station goes. Signatures on the Save Vauxhall Bus Station online petition are expected to surge. (If you haven’t signed please do […]

Lambeth Council ‘consultation’ and Vauxhall Bus Station:

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‘About as scientific as those adverts for face cream that tell you 87% of 124 women thought the cream made them look younger’ The majority party in Lambeth Council is at great pains to convince residents that its politicians and planners wish to deliver only what residents want. And so they do, provided the residents […]

Save Vauxhall Bus Station campaign: bags you a badge?

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The apolitical Save Vauxhall Bus Station campaign will be trialling a first campaign badge at the Friends of Vauxhall Park Summer Fair in Vauxhall Park (junction of Fentiman and Lambeth Road), this Sunday, 22 June, 2-5pm. The Save Vauxhall Bus Station Campaign is a cross-party grassroots community movement sponsored by The Vauxhall Society (TVS) with […]

Thursday 19 June – Free Lunchtime Walk: Secrets of the Vauxhall Foreshore

Vauxhall shoreline, mid 19th century, just south of today's Lambeth Bridge and before construction of the Albert Embankment

12.30-1.30 pm, Thursday 19 *June*: free, but you must book. When: 12.30 pm June’s guided walk in partnership with the Vauxhall Civic Society is led by Elliot Wragg. The Vauxhall Foreshore is a rich source of archaeological evidence of daily life in the Vauxhall One area here going back to the earliest times. Long before […]

Can you help Raluca with her sitting down research?

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We have received this request for help. My name is Raluca Matei and I am part of a research team at University College London. We are testing out a leaflet that aims to reduce the time that older adults spend sitting down, because prolonged sitting is bad for health. The leaflet suggests some very simple […]

Does London need more tall buildings?

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There’s an opportunity to have your say about the rash of skyscrapers being thrown up around Vauxhall and the rest of London at a debate on Monday night 2 June kicking off the 2014 London Festival of Architecture.‘The Towers Debate: Does London need more tall buildings? is between 6.30pm and 8pm (doors open 5.40pm) at […]