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Where’s Vauxhall Bus Station gone?

Who runs Vauxhall, the politicians or the property industry? Or are both just parts of the same business? You have to ask yourself, when you see in the property press proposals for grassing over Vauxhall Bus Station to make a nice front garden for two new skyscrapers that, by the way, could become four and, … Continue reading

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Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens: the art of artworking

Vauxhall is to get two more municipal ‘artworks’, to add to the outsize bath toy hippo now bobbing about at anchor in the Thames off Vauxhall Bridge. The latest artworks are to perch atop the two 40-ft black concrete pillars commissioned by the Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and erected at the … [Read More...]

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‘Depave’ offer to Vauxhall streets in flood risk area

By charging such high parking fees, Lambeth Council encourages residents to pave over their front gardens and park off-road. Now Lambeth Council is offering to help people who live in the Vauxhall flood risk area to ‘depave’, or remove hard paving such as concrete or tarmac, replacing it with permeable … [Read More...]

Vauxhall Park

Free Vauxhall Park walk on Friday 3 October, 12.30pm

Helen Monger of the Friends of Vauxhall Park is your guide for this walk around this award-winning gem of a park which dates back to the reign of Queen Victoria. That is when the love of women’s rights campaigner Millicent Fawcett for her late husband, the environmental pioneer Henry Fawcett, inspired his … [Read More...]