At a well-attended and angry demo this morning in front of Herne Hill station, residents, voters and library supporters from across London voiced their support for the Carnegie sit-in and furiously lambasted Lambeth Labour’s refusal to listen to residents as Cllr Jane Edbrooke and her colleagues persist in the closure of the Carnegie and other Lambeth libraries and the dodgy involvement of gym-supporting Greenwich Leisure.
A very commendable programme (run by local volunteers) to capture residents’ stories and memories for future generations is now making steady progress, and the team will be holding a meeting in the Carnegie Library on 16th March to explain this to local residents.
Full details are here: please come if you can!
The Sunray Estate – Homes for Heroes
The Herne Hill Society have announced announced the topic of their next monthly talk on Wednesday 10 September, at 7:45pm, with Ian McInnes
The Sunray Estate was one of the first ‘Homes fit for Heroes’ estates built immediately after WW1 to house returning soldiers. While the Borough of Camberwell and the Office of Works took the credit, the original idea had come from the Dulwich Estate.
Dulwich expert Ian McInnes examines both its convoluted history and its importance in the application of garden city principles to working-class housing.
at Herne Hill United Church Hall
Junction of Herne Hill & Red Post Hill
London SE24 9PW
Admission is free and everyone is welcome, including non-members
Milly and Anna, who organised last year’s Fawnbrake street party, are wondering whether anyone would be interested in organising this year’s street party.
They have both got new jobs this year and don’t feel they have the time now, but would help anyone who volunteered to take this on.
They say it’s not too time-consuming, especially if you can find someone else to organise it with. The main tasks are putting in the application to Lambeth (see link to info below), leaflets and posters and then putting out the barriers and (possibly) bunting on the day. Last year everyone brought food, tables and chairs, and it worked really well.
The party could be any time we want but The Big Lunch (a charity which promotes an annual street lunch) is on Sunday June 3rd this year – the Jubilee weekend.
Respond here, or contact Milly direct (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you are interested, or share this with anyone you know you might be. Milly and Anna would be very happy to give you a list of tips, contacts etc.
Click here for Information from Lambeth on street parties
Following the success of last year’s street party, there are plans for another this summer on Sunday June 5th from 12 till 6pm.
An email and fliers will come round later in the year to remind everyone, but in the meantime save the date and do let the organsiers know if you’d like to help. Like last year, the plan is for a communal meal, with everyone bringing tables and chairs out.
If you have any ideas of things you’d like to do, bring, make, contribute… do let them know.
Also, do please forward this blog and spread the word to neighbours (on Fawnbrake and nearby roads) not on this list.
The organisers are Milly (No. 42) and Anna (No. 37) – and they can now be contacted at email@example.com