Myatt’s Fields Councillor, and outgoing Mayor of Lambeth, Cllr Annie Gallop has urged the local community to make donations to her the “fantastic” Ebony Horse Club charity, which has been her chosen charity during the past Mayoral year.
Cllr Gallop has already helped raise £7,000 for the charity, whose mission is to use horses to raise the education, life skills, wellbeing and aspirations of young people from disadvantaged communities within Lambeth. Based in Brixton, the charity has won praise for its work with the community since its launch in 2011.
In her farewell speech as Mayor on Wednesday, 25 May, Cllr Gallop praised the charity and urged for more donations so it can continue its work with people. Residents can make donations here.
Teaming up with LGBT HERO, Lambeth Council has launched a new survey to find out what life is like for LGBTQ+ people living, working and socialising in Lambeth.
Promoting the survey, Lambeth Council said:
This is your chance to shape the future of Lambeth for the LGBTQ+ community. The results of the survey will be looked at by Lambeth Council and assessed to make positive and effective changes for our community in the London borough. The results of this survey will work alongside the findings of 2021’s LAMQ survey of LGBTQ+ residents – including in-depth work in partnership with LGBTQ+ people from Lambeth’s Black and multi-ethnic communities – carried out by Lambeth Council in partnership with London Metropolitan University.
Residents living along one of Myatt’s Fields’ main roads are being asked for their opinion about traffic issues there. Councillors have set up an online survey asking for views from people who live around Akerman Road following a rise in complaints about speeding vehicles in the neighbourhood. The survey includes a petition asking Lambeth Council to take action to introduce speed calming measures , including speed bumps and better enforcement of the 20 mph speed limit.
Councillors Annie Gallop and Paul Gadsby said:
“We have heard first hand from residents who have witnessed accidents in the area or had near misses with speeding vehicles. Our survey is designed to gauge wider resident feedback on these issues along Akerman Road and ask the Council to take some immediate actions.
“We know that Akerman Road is not the only area where there are traffic related concerns. We are also campaigning for further traffic calming measures around Myatt’s Fields Park and action to address congestion on Loughborough Road.