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<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Asylum seekers' support</span> </h1> <p>The asylum seekers' service provides specialist social work to asylum seeking unaccompanied minors. </p> <p>We carry out an assessment to determine which services you may need. Services that we can provide include: </p> <ul><li>advice about financial support </li><li>advice about medical support </li><li>housing provision </li><li>arranging educational provision </li><li>arranging health assessments.</li></ul><p>For more details please contact us in person or telephone us on: 020 7926 0785 or 020 7926 4812, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can also contact us on the out-of-hours number, 020 7926 1000 for emergencies.</p> </div> Asylum seekers support Advice and benefits
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">16 to 19 Bursary Fund</span> </h1> <p>Providers of education (schools, academies, sixth form colleges, general education colleges and independent learning providers) have been given allocation by the Young People' Learning Agency for the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund. </p> <p>The purpose of the Bursary is to provide exceptional support to students aged 16-19 who are experiencing financial difficulty with meeting the costs associated with learning.</p> <p>The Bursary Fund allocation has been calculated based on the numbers of learners who received level 1 EMA in 2009/10 multiplied by a funding rate of £190 per learner. </p> <p>The amount received by different providers varies considerably and is in all cases much less than the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA).</p> <p>There are clear priority groups for accessing this bursary and criteria against which young people are entitled to receive it. </p> <h2>How to apply for the bursary fund</h2> <p>If you think you are entitled to access this fund, you should contact the school, college or work based learning provider you attend.</p> <h2>Priority groups for bursary support</h2> <ol><li>Young people in care, care leavers, young people in receipt of Income Support and disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year. </li><li> Young people who meet the criteria for <a href="/Services/EducationLearning/SchoolsColleges/EducationalAwards/FreeSchoolMeals.htm">Free School Meals</a> will be able to apply for a discretionary bursary. The amount of this will vary according to the numbers of young people who are eligible and the size of the allocation made to the provider. </li><li>The remainder of the allocation (if any) may be used as a hardship fund to meet other educational needs such as  one off assistance with educational visits.</li></ol><h2>Statement of principles</h2> <p>The bursary should be based on high levels of attendance and punctuality. </p> <ul><li>The bursary should be applied consistently and fairly. </li><li>The process for applying for a bursary must be easily understood and accessible to young people. </li></ul><h2>Statement of practice</h2> <ul><li>The bursary should be distributed on the basis of a minimum of 95 per cent attendance (or attendance targets).  </li><li> The bursary should be distributed on the basis of a minimum of 95 per cent punctuality.  </li><li>The bursary should be paid at the end of each half term into a bank account in the recipient's name.  </li><li>There should be a clear appeals process for young people or their parents/guardians. </li></ul></div> 16 to 19 Bursary Fund Education and learning
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">16 to 19 learning providers</span> </h1> <p>Below is a list Learning providers for 16 and 19 year olds in Lambeth. You can also <a href="/Services/EducationLearning/MapLearningProviders1619YearOlds.htm">view these learning providers on a map</a>.</p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Archbishop Tenison's Sixth Form</a></h2> <p>"Be transformed by the renewing of your minds." Romans 12,2 <br>Archbishop Tenison's sixth form is expanding to offer a wider range of subjects including A levels BTEC courses and many enrichment activities both in and out of school. The school has excellent links with universities, including Cambridge and LSBU and with City livery companies offering bursaries for music and further study. Spiritual, moral, cultural and social development are core to the sixth form programme.<br><strong>Contact:</strong> Miss N Fox, Head of Sixth form <br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a>  <br><strong>Phone: </strong>020 7735 3771 <br><strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a>  </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Bishop Thomas Grant School</a></h2> <p>"Instaurare omnia in Christo" - to unite all things in Christ - Ephesians 1,10 <br>Bishop Thomas Grant School sixth form experience offers a range of academic, vocational and extra-curricular activities combined with inspirational teaching by specialist teachers of the highest calibre. We have a strong induction programme, and employ a full time careers adviser to support students. As a Catholic school, gospel values underpin relationships with the school community. BTG is a member of the SL6 collaboration. <br><strong>Contact:</strong> Mr Willem Stapelberg, Director of Sixth Form<br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a>  <br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 8769 3294<br><strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a>, <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";pid=115" target="_blank">Dunraven School</a><a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";pid=115" target="_blank"></a></h2> <p>Dunraven is a member of the very successful SL6 collaboration which enables us to offer the quality and benefits of a large institution with the personal touch of a small one. Dunraven's Sixth Form was rated as 'outstanding' by OfSTED in 2009. Our results remain above the national average and our value added is excellent. 90% of our Year 13 students go on to their first choice of University each year; a large number progress to the Russell Group including Oxford and Cambridge. <br><strong>Contact:</strong> Safras Cuffy, Director of Sixth Form <br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a><br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 8677 2431 <br>Website: <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a>, <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Lambeth College</a></h2> <p>Lambeth College sets out distinctive pathways towards employment and higher education. There are flexible opportunities for engagement of learners at multiple entry points throughout the year which incorporates apprenticeship opportunities. Young people are effectively prepared for adult life through the development of literacy and numeracy. Students progress with a clear focus on employability and independence. We actively promote economic prosperity, community engagement and health and well being. The college offers an extensive range of courses providing pathways for students of all abilities.<br><strong>Contact:</strong> Ms Diana Hill, Director for 14-19 Curriculum <br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a> <br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 7501 5582/5592<br><strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a>  </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">La Retraite RC Girls School Sixth Form</a></h2> <p>At La Retraite Sixth Form students are guided to the right career and further study and for the vast majority of our students this means successfully taking up university. The sixth form is mixed, and offers an excellent range of courses including over 30 A level subjects, and vocational programmes. La Retraite is a Catholic school providing many opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of the Christian Faith. The Sixth Form at La Retraite is mixed, and we welcome applications from male students. The school belongs to the SL6 collaboration.<br><strong>Contact:</strong> Mrs Emma Hannon, Head of Sixth Form <br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a>  <br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 8673 5644<br>Website: <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a>, <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Lambeth Academy</a></h2> <p>Lambeth Academy Sixth Form delivers a broad range of academic and vocational courses in a friendly, caring environment. The majority of our students progress to university including the Russell Group. We are also members of the Career academy programme which offers students the opportunity of a six week paid internship in the City. <br><strong>Contact:</strong> Mr Ricardo Pavez <br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a>  <br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 7819 4701<br><strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">LBTS6: Lilian Baylis Technology School 6th form</a></h2> <p>LBTS6 is geared towards students with ambition and drive who will be able to make the most out of our many links with Business, Industry and numerous London Universities. LBTS6 opens in 2012 in a brand new building and will offer a variety A level and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma courses, many of which have courses have been planned in consultation with University Professors, Faculty heads and staff responsible for University admissions. This means that your course is directly linked with study at University. <br><strong>Contact:</strong> Karen Chamberlain, Deputy Head: LBTS6 <br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a> <br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 7091 9500<br><strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">London Nautical School</a></h2> <p>London Nautical School is a smaller than average school situated in the heart of London. The school has a unique nautical ethos, is very popular and has a growing Sixth Form, both in quantity and quality. It serves a very wide catchment area which stretches throughout London. The school has specialist sports status and has gained a number of prestigious accolades including Healthy Schools Standard and the British Council Gold Award for International Work. London Nautical School the local provider offering new VRQ qualification, Maritime Studies. <br><strong>Contact:</strong> Ms Tessa Hampton, Head of Sixth Form <br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a>  <br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 7928 6801 Ext 224 <br><strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">NACRO</a></h2> <p>NACRO provides opportunities for 14 to 19 year olds to gain a range of accredited qualifications tailored to their individual needs in: Maths, English, ICT, Personal and Social Development, Construction Skills, Employability skills, Motor Mechanics, Exercise Studies, Health and Safety, Music, Art and Job club. Guidance and support is given to enable young people to gain Employment, apprenticeships, Further Education , or into independent living. NACRO offers roll on roll off not bound to school or college academic year or timetable. NACRO's opportunities are available to 14 -16 year olds in partnership with their schools as part of their alternative learning programmes. The 16 – 19 offer targets young people Not in Education Employment or Training.<br><strong>Contact:</strong> Charles Britton, Senior Project Worker <br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a>  <br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 8761 6242<br><strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">The Norwood School</a></h2> <p>The Norwood School’s Sixth Form offers an innovative, creative and exciting post-16 experience. The school offers a range of academic, vocational and creative courses which offer clear progression routes in a stimulating learning environment in which individuals are encouraged to express their creative talents, and develop their self confidence and academic ability in excellent new facilities, state of the art Science Labs, a purpose built theatre, new dance studio, art and multi media suites and a contemporary exhibition gallery.<br><strong>Contact:</strong> Jessie Nicholas, Assistant Headteacher <br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a> <br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 8670 9382<br><strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Roots and Shoots</a></h2> <p>Roots and Shoots provides vocational training for young people from the inner city, mainly from the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. We aim to give them the skills and self-confidence that will equip them for work. Alongside this training we involve local schools and the wider community by establishing our site as an important green space for urban biodiversity.<br><strong>Contact:</strong> Linda Phillips <br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a>  <br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 7587 1131<br><strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">St.Martin-in-the-Fields High School</a></h2> <p>At St.Martin's students are part of a small sixth form where everyone is known and valued and able to access a wide and comprehensive range of courses through the SL6 collaboration. We offer strong pastoral support and a range of enrichment activities to ensure our students leave with the qualifications and qualities they need Young people of all faiths and none are welcome in a sixth form rooted in Christian values.<br><strong>Contact:</strong> Mark Dewey, Director of Sixth Form <br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a> <br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 8683 9664<br><strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a>, <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a>   </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">TBG Learning Lambeth</a></h2> <p>TBG Learning Lambeth offer a Pre-Apprenticeship Routeway programme for 16-18 year olds looking for an alternative to school or college. We have a variety of different routes leading to paid workplace. Financial assistance is available, including free travel and our attendance bonus scheme. <br><strong>Contact:</strong> Darren Avery, Business Manager <br><strong>email:</strong> <a href=""></a>  <br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 7840 9999<br><strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </p> </div> 16 to 19 learning providers Education and learning
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Abandoned vehicles</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Abandoned car" src="/NR/rdonlyres/A20062DD-22C0-4F60-A122-64C01E480B47/0/Abandonedcar.jpg" border="0" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">We remove abandoned vehicles that are clearly not being used or are untaxed as they may be a danger to the public.</p> <p>If the vehicle is still being used it is not abandoned, see <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/NuisanceVehicles/UntaxedVehicles.htm">untaxed vehicles</a>.</p> <p>Abandoned vehicles are a nuisance and a danger to the public, it is illegal to abandon vehicles and by doing so you may be prosecuted. <br><br>We treat a vehicle as abandoned if the tax disc is over two months out of date, and if at least one of the following also applies:</p> <ul><li>the windows have been broken or doors left open. </li><li>it's clearly not being used, for example, it has dirty windows or rubbish inside, there is a build-up of rubbish around the wheels  </li><li>it's obviously a danger to the public.</li></ul><h2>To report an abandoned vehicle <br></h2> <p>If you want to report an abandoned vehicle please call 020 7926 9000, email <a href=""></a> or complete our online <a href="">nuisance vehicle reporting form</a>. <br><br>We need to know the vehicle colour, registration and its exact location. One of our officers will investigate the report within 24 hours of being notified of a problem. <br><br>If you wish to report an abandoned car on your estate, please contact your <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">housing office</a>.</p> <h2>How to claim your vehicle</h2> <p>If your vehicle has been removed by Lambeth as an abandoned vehicle, contact: <br>Capital Car Pound <br>Silwood Triangle<br>Landmann Way <br>Bermondsey <br>SE14 5RL <br>020 7237 6844</p> <p>You will need to provide proof of ownership to claim the vehicle.</p> <h2>Fees for removed vehicles</h2> <p>Lifting - £200 <br>Storage - £50 per day </p> <h1>Vehicles on private land</h1> <p>Lambeth’s authority extends only to vehicles abandoned on the highway or estate land. Where vehicles have been left on private land we will investigate the vehicle and if it is abandoned serve a 15 day notice. If the vehicle is not claimed we will removed the vehicle.<br><br>If the vehicle is not classified as abandoned we are unable to remove it. </p> <h2>How do I prevent my vehicle being mistaken as an abandoned vehicle in the future?</h2> <p>If you wish to park your vehicle on the highway you must display a valid TAX disc even if you are not using the vehicle. Alternatively arrange for your vehicle to be stored off the highway. To do this you must obtain a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification).</p> <h2>Who removes abandoned vehicles?</h2> <p>NSL Parking Services pick up abandoned vehicles on our behalf. These are then disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way. Some of these are used by the London Fire Service to help train firefighters.</p> </div> Abandoned vehicles Transport and streets
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Abnormal Loads</span> </h1> <p>When hauliers wish to carry a wide or heavy load which is above 40 tonnes gross weight, all of the local authorities through which it will pass must be informed in advance. <br><br>The Police and any bridge owners, for example, Network Rail, along the proposed route should also be informed. In the case of more extreme abnormal load requests, authorisation is required from central government in the form of a traffic order.</p> <h2>Notice periods</h2> <p>The law requires the haulier to give a minimum of two clear days notice to the Police, the council and bridge owners before moving the abnormal load.</p> <p>The notice period for loads over 150 tonnes, 6.1 metres wide or 27.4 metres long is different and hauliers moving such loads need special orders from the Department of Transport to move loads of this size. <br><br>For full details of the notification requirements for large and heavy loads, please visit the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Department of Transport</a> website.</p> <h2>Notifying the council<br></h2> <p>To notify the council of abnormal load movements on the council's roads and bridges, please use the contact details below.</p> <p>You will need to provide details of the load and the proposed route by <strong>fax</strong>.</p> <h2>Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads</h2> <p>ESADL - Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads - will deliver a more efficient way of managing the movement of abnormal loads in the UK, by streamlining the process of notifying an abnormal load movement, and maintaining an accurate and up-to-date database of contact and structure information. For more information see the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">ESDAL Project</a> website.</p> <h2>Who to contact </h2> <p>For further information, please contact:<br><br>Thillaivasan Jeeva <br>Tel: 020 7926 0680 <br>Fax:020 7926 2357 <br>Email: <a href=""></a> </p> </div> Abnormal loads Transport and streets
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">About scrutiny</span> </h1> <p>All scrutiny services involve a committee or a number of committees made up of councillors. These committees hold the council's decision-makers, including external partners such as Primary Care Trusts, to account publicly.</p> <p>Our Scrutiny service seeks to improve the council's services by focusing on the issues that matter most to our residents. It reviews the key services and policies - both of the council and external providers - to make sure they work in the community's best interests. It does this by: </p> <ul><li>engaging with local people and taking on their needs and views </li><li>making recommendations for improvement on future policy options, to the Cabinet, Full Council, council officers and our partners.</li></ul><h2>About scrutiny committees</h2> <ul><li>Cabinet members are not allowed to sit on scrutiny committees, as it is their decisions and policies that are likely to be reviewed. </li><li>Each committee reflects the political balance of the council, and some of the committees are chaired by members of the opposition. </li><li>Each committee has a chair and a vice chair. Councillors in these posts can change yearly at the Annual General meeting of the council </li><li>Scrutiny committees meet five times per year, and additional meetings are scheduled in when a commission or review is taking place. </li><li>Scrutiny members are supported by a small team of officers within Lambeth Council. The team provides advice and support to members to undertake their work. This includes research, analysing data, report preparation and preparing information for scrutiny members (such as committee reports). </li><li>Each year the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and sub-committees identify areas for consideration and review. For in-depth, single issue reviews, we establish <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/Scrutiny/ScrutinyCommissions.htm">scrutiny commissions</a>. These commissions are made up of between three and five non-Cabinet, cross-party councillors. </li><li>Scrutiny commissions can look into any part of the council services, and in the past they have looked at topics such as respite care, improving housing benefit service, parking, provision for children with special needs, equalities and diversity and creation of primary school places.</li></ul><p><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/Scrutiny/OurScrutinyCommittees.htm">Find out more about our scrutiny committees</a></p> <p><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/Scrutiny/ScrutinyGetInvolved.htm">Find out how you can get involved in the scrutiny process</a></p> </div> About scrutiny Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">About the Finance and Resources department</span> </h1> <p>The department is made up of seven divisions:</p> <ol><li><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/CouncilDepartments/FinanceResources/InternalAuditAntiFraudUnit.htm">Audit and Anti-Fraud</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/CouncilDepartments/FinanceResources/CorporateFinance.htm">Corporate Finance</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/CouncilDepartments/FinanceResources/CorporateProcurementTeam.htm">Corporate Procurement</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/CouncilDepartments/FinanceResources/RevenuesBenefits.htm">Revenues, Benefits and Customer Services</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/CouncilDepartments/FinanceResources/PerformanceBusinessDevelopment.htm">Performance and Business Development</a>  </li><li><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/CouncilDepartments/FinanceResources/GovernanceDemocracy.htm">Governance and Democracy</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/CouncilDepartments/FinanceResources/ICTServices.htm">ICT Services</a></li></ol><ul><li><a href="#what">What we do</a> </li><li><a href="#how">How we do it</a> </li><li><a href="#our">Our achievements</a> </li><li><a href="#awards">Our awards</a> </li></ul><a id="what"></a> <h2>What we do</h2> <p>Finance and Resources makes sure that the money that the council receives is spent and looked after wisely. It helps departments to plan their spending by setting standards of financial management and then monitors performance across the council to ensure these standards are met and budgets are kept to. It is also responsible for the development of the Medium Term Financial Strategy, which sets out how the council is going to plan its finances in the years ahead. <br><br>The department also provides what is in effect an accountancy service for the council and puts together its Annual Accounts at the end of the financial year. It also acts as a financial advice service for the council particularly in relation to major projects. Finance and Resources delivers some key frontline services such as customer services, council tax and benefits as well as supporting service delivery through operational support and good legal and financial management across the council. </p> <h2>Where does the council's money come from?</h2> <ul><li>From the <a href="/Services/AdviceBenefits/CouncilTax/">Council Tax</a>. This is a local taxation charged on every domestic property in the borough and is payable by homeowners or occupiers; </li><li>Income from some services it provides such as rent on council houses, entry fees for leisure facilities and charges for burials and cremations etc; </li><li>Investing some money wisely in the financial markets; </li><li>The Revenue Support Grant which comes from central government. This 'tops-up' the council's total income. The amount it receives is calculated by the government depending on what it determines council spending should be on services and how much money is raised by other means; </li><li><a href="/Services/Business/BusinessRates/">Business rates</a>, which are set by the government. Local business people pay to the council what is called the National Non-Domestic Business Rate (NNDR). All the money collected goes to the government who divide it up between local authorities and send each council their share; </li><li>There are a number of other specific grants such as Student Awards, government funding for Housing Benefit payments and European grants for a variety of purposes. </li></ul><h3>What does the council spend your money on?</h3> <p>Providing services such as education, rubbish collection and social care. This requires a great amount of money which is spent on: </p> <ul><li>Staff - Delivering services in the borough requires a lot of staff. Lambeth employs over 5000 staff and so are a major part of our costs; </li><li>Running costs - including premises such as schools, transport, for example street cleaning vehicles, supplies and third party services etc; </li><li>Capital financing - the cost of borrowing, interest and repayment for long term projects such as building new schools and leisure facilities. </li></ul><a id="how"></a> <p class="topLink"><a href="#">Top of Page</a> </p> <h2>How we do it</h2> <p>Managing finances in an organisation as large as Lambeth is a huge undertaking. As it involves public funds we have a responsibility to residents and businesses in the borough to ensure that council finances are properly managed.</p> <h3>Our key priorities</h3> <ul><li>Enhance services to our customers and access to them; </li><li>Improve the skills and abilities of staff; </li><li>Maintain and improve managerial control; </li><li>Optimise resources and improve value for money; </li><li>Advise the Senior Leadership Board and members; </li><li>Support and improve reputation management.</li></ul><h3>Finance and Resources strategic objectives </h3> <ol><li>To exceed the expectations of all our customers, consistently delivering excellent and cost-effective public services; </li><li>enable transformation by driving forward and supporting affordable service improvements that benefit those who live, work in and visit Lambeth; </li><li>protect the council against fraud and error by strengthening financial governance, and promotion of robust internal controls, <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/RiskManagementLambeth.htm">risk management </a>and compliance; </li><li>to act as stewards of the council’s resources, delivering services on budget and promoting a culture of efficiency, effectiveness and economy; </li><li>create a work environment in which staff feel valued, supported and informed, to enable them to work together to deliver excellent, honest services; </li><li>continually improve the rating in the 'use of resources' category of the CPA inspection. </li></ol><a id="our"></a> <p class="topLink"><a href="#">Top of Page</a> </p> <h2>Our achievements</h2> <p>The finance department has led the council’s transition from recovery to improvement. Our reputation with government departments has been significantly enhanced as a result. </p> <ul><li>Submission of the accounts for 2007/08 in accordance with the statutory deadline; </li><li>Unqualified accounts for the last 4 years (the accounts have been qualified for decades prior to this); </li><li>Embedded budgeting process; </li><li>Council tax collection rate reached the highest it has ever been; </li><li>Internal Audit, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police has introduced a highly successful police secondment, which has resulted in the detection of fraudulent activity and resulting action to recover council resources; </li><li>The Corporate Procurement team have strengthened the commissioning and procurement process, supporting and challenging new contracts for the council resulting in savings of over £2m in 2007/08; </li><li>Lambeth Finance and Resources carried out the largest budget consultation programme of its kind in the UK, incorporating the findings into the 2007/08 budget. </li><li>Lambeth Finance and Resources leads the local government risk management joint benchmarking group and risk management has won and been commended in a number of national awards; </li><li>Innovative Finance Training Curriculum for staff across the council whether technicians, managers or support staff; </li><li>Fourteen CIPFA graduate trainees are currently working in the Finance community, the largest number of any London borough, and a further five have taken on permanent jobs within the council; </li><li>Improvement in the control environment of key financial systems; </li><li>The election of a Youth Mayor has helped ensure that a major section of our community now has an even stronger voice within the borough and through representation on the UK Youth Parliament; </li><li>The new social services Legal team have delivered over £150k of savings during 2007/08; </li><li>Lambeth Service Centre and Customer Centres were awarded the Chartermark for excellent customer service; </li><li>Lambeth Finance &amp; Resources supported the establishment of the Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance, Lambeth’s only Business Improvement District (which commissions extra services to improve the environment in Waterloo). </li></ul><p><a href="#">Top of Page</a> </p><a id="awards"></a> <h2>Our awards</h2> <p>Finance and Resources have been recognised externally as a leader in local authority finance: </p> <ul><li>Mike Suarez won the Public Sector Finance Director of the Year at the Accountancy Age awards 2008; </li><li>Revenues &amp; Benefits Service won the Local Government Chronicle's (LGC) Quality of Service and Innovation award 2008; </li><li>Revenues &amp; Benefits won the Association of Public Service Excellence award for Best Public/Public Partnership Working Initiative 2008;  </li><li>Highly commended in the Legal category at the 2008 LGC awards; </li><li>Won the Mainstream Buyer of the Year category at the Black Women in Business Awards 2007; </li><li>Runner up in the Quality of Financial Information to Residents category of the Local Government Chronicle Finance Awards 2006 and 2007; </li><li>Shortlisted for Finance Director and Finance Team at the Accountancy Age 2007 Awards; </li><li>Runner up in the Quality of Service category of the 2007 Local Government Chronicle Finance Awards for revenue and benefit services; </li></ul><p>For further information on the department or its work please contact Paul Morris, Communications Manager at <a href=""></a> or on 020 7926 9930.</p> </div> About the Finance and Resources department Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Accidents at work</span> </h1> <p>Reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement. The information enables the enforcing authorities to identify where and how risks arise and to investigate serious accidents. </p> <p>RIDDOR '95 requires the reporting of work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences. It applies to all work activities, but not to all incidents. </p> <p>The Health and Safety Executive's <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Incident Contact Centre</a> website provides information about RIDDOR and allows you to report accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences.</p> </div> Accidents at work Business
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Adoption</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Boy playing with crayons" src="/NR/rdonlyres/2956FAFD-48A5-42F5-AE95-88472AD93B91/0/YoungBoyPlayingWithcrayons.jpg" border="0" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">We have many children in our care at Lambeth, and they deserve the chance to grow up in a loving and secure home. The sort of home we hope you can provide. </p> <p>Choosing to adopt is not a decision to be taken lightly, and it's vital that your reasons for wanting to do it are right. </p> <p>It's particularly important for you to understand what's involved in the application and assessment procedure. </p> <p>We want you to appreciate why it will take time, effort and commitment on your part. </p> <p>We also want you to know that it's not just a test of your potential abilities as a parent - it's a period of preparation. </p> <p>Adoption is a chance to ensure you are ready to give a child a brighter future. </p> <p>There is another crucial thing you need to know about the assessment process - you will have our full support every step of the way. </p> <p>The Lambeth Fostering and Adoption team is here to give you advice and assistance when you need it, and you can be assured that staff carrying out the assessments have the specific skills and experience. </p> <p>Finally, thank you for your interest in adoption with Lambeth. We're hopeful that we can help you to offer a better life to a child.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ChildrenFamilyCare/FosteringAdoption/WeAdoptedSoCanYou.htm">We adopted - so can you</a></h2> <p>People who have adopted with support from Lambeth Council share their experiences in this series of film clips. Hopefully they will give you some insight into the adoption process and help you make a decision about whether adoption is right for you. </p> <h2><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ChildrenFamilyCare/FosteringAdoption/WeCanHelpYouAdopt.htm">We can help you adopt</a></h2> <p>In this series of film clips Birgit from Lambeth's adoption team explains the adoption process and addresses some common concerns that people have about adoption. Hopefully it will give you some insight into adoption and the adoption process.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ChildrenFamilyCare/FosteringAdoption/ThinkingAboutAdoptionInfoLeaflet.htm">Thinking about adoption?</a><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ChildrenFamilyCare/FosteringAdoption/InformationForAdopters0505.htm"></a></h2> <p>Information on how to adopt in Lambeth.</p> <h2>Making an inital enquiry</h2> <p>Please complete our <a href="">online initial enquiry form</a> or <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ChildrenFamilyCare/FosteringAdoption/AdoptionInitialEnquiry.htm">printable initial enquiry form</a> if you would like to make further enquiries about becoming an adopter for Lambeth.</p> <p>You do not commit yourself to anything by completing this form. We would really like to hear from you.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ChildrenFamilyCare/FosteringAdoption/IntercountryAdoption.htm">Intercountry adoption</a></h2> <p>Information for residents of Lambeth wishing to adopt a child from overseas.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ChildrenFamilyCare/FosteringAdoption/PostAdoption.htm">Post adoption</a></h2> <p>The adoption support service team offers various services to support adoptive families, their children and birth parents. </p> <h2><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ChildrenFamilyCare/FosteringAdoption/FosteringAdoptionDropinSessions.htm">Adoption and fostering drop-in sessions</a></h2> <p>For an informal discussion about fostering and adoption, come along to our monthly drop-in sessions at Lambeth Town Hall. </p> <h2>Contact us </h2> <p>To begin a discussion with us about adoption, please submit the <a href="">initial enquiry form</a> or phone: <strong>020 7926 8503</strong>. </p> </div> Adoption Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Adults' and Community Services</span> </h1> <p>The Adults' and Community Services (ACS) department was formed in October 2005.</p> <p>Since then, the department's work has expanded to include:</p> <ul><li><strong>Adult social care</strong><br>The Adult social care division provides and arranges care services for vulnerable adults who need advice, support or care because of their particular needs. </li><li><strong>Community safety</strong><br>The Community safety team works, in partnership with a range of other agencies, to make Lambeth a safer place to live, work and visit. This team also includes Lambeth's Drug and Alcohol team (DAT). </li><li><strong>Cultural services</strong><br>Lambeth has created a new cultural service, which will stand at the forefront of the council's activities in leisure, libraries, the creative industries, heritage, tourism and hospitality. </li><li><strong>Supporting people</strong><br>The supporting people programme offers vulnerable people the opportunity to improve their quality of life by enabling them to live independently in the community.</li></ul><p>Other units in ACS commission and plan the delivery of services for users, as well as providing training and administrative back-up.</p> <h2>Personalising services</h2> <p>We are developing more personalised services, designed to give those receiving support (our service users) more control, more choice, more independence, better outcomes - a better quality of life and support which better meets their individual circumstances and needs.</p> <p>We are now planning to roll out self-directed support across the different client groups over the coming months and years. </p> </div> Adults' and Community Services Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Adults' library services</span> </h1> <p>Lambeth libraries offer a variety of services for adults.</p> <h2>Book groups</h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" height="158" alt="Photograph of reading group members at television events with Richard and Judy" src="/NR/rdonlyres/E58BAE0B-1E00-4D6E-A664-8340D0013B7E/0/ReadingGroup2.jpg" width="182" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Come along to meet fellow book lovers, discuss a good book and join the fun.</p> <p>Each month we provide you with a copy of one of the books from our list, at the next meeting you can come along and share your views. Do you love it, hate it, or would you recommend it to a friend?</p> <p>We run twelve book groups and each has a unique identity. All the book groups are free to join, and if you are a member you will be able to borrow the book being read by your group.</p> <ul><li><a title="Find out more about our book groups." href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/BookGroupsAdults.htm">Find out more about our book groups</a></li></ul><h2>Older Persons' library service</h2> <p>If you are over 50 (and beyond), just have a look at what our libraries have to offer. There are many events and activities available all over the borough. </p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/OlderPersonsLibraryService.htm">Find out more about our Older Persons' library service</a></li></ul><h2>Books on Prescription</h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Bibliotherapy" src="/NR/rdonlyres/A7A0FE9D-6702-4057-A1E6-5603AB194B00/0/Bibliotherapy.jpg" border="0" longdesc="Bibliotherapy" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">If you are experiencing emotional or psychological problems, you may find it helpful to read more about the issue and to take action with advice from a book. <br><br>If you're a local resident of Lambeth, you can borrow books from local libraries on topics such as anger, anxiety, depression, and stress with a prescription from your GP or other health professional. <br><br>The books are recommended by psychologists and counselors and can be borrowed free of charge from any Lambeth library. Ask your GP for a book prescription. <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/Books+on+prescription.htm">Read more information about the scheme or download the booklist.</a>  </p> <h2>Outside Story - Library services for Homeless people</h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" height="154" alt="Outside Story Logo" src="/NR/rdonlyres/8DD903D9-E9E2-4CF2-B12D-236F532E7104/0/OutsideStorylogo.gif" width="222" longdesc="Outside Story Logo" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Outside Story is a project to improve access to reading, learning and information services for homeless and vulnerably housed people in London.<br><br>The project aims to ensure that library services are available for homeless people in a way that is appropriate and meets the needs of service users, particularly those in priority need including young people who suffer particular disadvantage. <br><br>To find out more visit the website at <a title="opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p> <h2>Short stories</h2> <p>Lambeth libraries have recently invested in great new short story sections - if you like short stories visit your <a title="Local library information" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/">local library</a> to see the difference.</p> <ul><li><a title="Find out more about short stories." href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/ShortStories.htm">Find out more about short stories</a></li></ul><h2>City of Shared Stories</h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" height="45" alt="" src="/NR/rdonlyres/2CA76BF4-20E9-4BDE-8067-432F55A33830/0/STWrgbgreen.jpg" width="192" border="0">A City of Shared Stories is an exciting new project from Spread the Word, encouraging everyone to share creative writing across the capital. Has someone written about the area where you live? <br><br>Use this website to find creative writing about places you know. </p> <ul><li><a title="opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">City of Shared Stories website</a></li></ul><h2>Fiction in translation </h2> <p>It may be true that only 3% of books published in the UK are translated from languages other than English, but 3% of a lot is, well, still quite a lot.<br><br>Booktrust, which runs the <a title="opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Booktrust translated fiction website</a>, is committed to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to discover and enjoy reading. We are proud to be able to expand our work into the world of translated fiction and believe we are well placed to celebrate and broaden readers’ awareness of these amazing novels. Visit the website and have a look at what's available.</p> </div> Adults' library services Leisure and culture
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Adventure playgrounds</span> </h1> <p>There's no charge to use our adventure playgrounds, which offer all five to 16 year olds a special meeting point and a wide variety of activities and experiences.</p> <p>They can keep busy with anything from arts and crafts, or indoor and outdoor games, to sports, cookery and computer courses. There's a big emphasis on outdoor play, with gardening and the chance to build and make things.</p> <ul><li>The <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Charlie Chaplin adventure playground</a> in Kennington Park caters specifically for children with disabilities. </li><li>If your children would like to use the adventure playgrounds, they can just turn up - staff are on hand to help ensure their safety and prevent bullying. </li><li>Parents and carers are welcome. Childcare groups and play schemes are also welcome, but must phone to book first to avoid overcrowding. </li></ul><p></p> <h2>Find your nearest adventure playground</h2> <p>Click the name of a playground to find out more about it. </p> <ul><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Charlie Chaplin</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Dexter Road</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Grove (GAP)</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Kennington</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Lollard Street </a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Loughborough </a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Max Roach</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Oasis Cycle Project</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Slade Gardens</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Stewarts Road </a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Streatham Vale </a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Triangle </a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Tulse Hill</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Willington</a>. </li></ul></div> Adventure playgrounds Environment
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Advice for children living away from parents or family</span> </h1> <h2> <br>What is private fostering? </h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="child" src="/NR/rdonlyres/CFE04137-842C-44AE-829F-65F41C710A3C/0/childinstar.jpg">You are in a private fostering arrangement if your parents or your close family asks an adult to care for you for a period of 28 days or longer in their home. </p> <p>If you think you are living in a private fostering arrangement your carer must notify Lambeth Private Fostering Service as soon as possible on 020 7926 7081.</p> <h2>What support will Lambeth Private Fostering Service provide me?</h2> <p>The law says that the local council needs to know who is looking after you and where you are living to make sure that you are safe, happy and are being properly cared for.</p> <p>When the council hears about the private fostering arrangement, it will arrange for a social worker to visit your home every six weeks to carry out an assessment of your carers and the environment in which you live. This is to ensure that you are happy in the home and feeling safe. You will also be asked about what you think about your situation and so will your parents if it is possible to contact them. </p> <h2>What should my private foster carer provide for me?</h2> <p>Whilst in a private fostering arrangement the carer should provide you with all the everyday care that you need for example:</p> <ul><li>ensure that your health needs are taken care of </li><li>make sure that you go to school and learn </li><li>take you to the dentist to ensure that your teeth are properly looked after </li><li>help you stay in touch with your family </li><li>help you follow any religions and customs that are important to you </li><li>give you regular meals </li><li>make sure that you have a chance to make friends and take part in activities that you enjoy. </li></ul><h2>What should my private foster carer not do? <br></h2> <p>Your foster carer should not:</p> <ul><li>change your name </li><li>take you overseas without the agreement of your parents </li><li>move you to another family without arranging this with your parents and informing the council </li><li>Change your school without making an arrangement about this with your parents first </li></ul><h2>What do I do if I have problems with my private foster care arrangement? <br></h2> <p>You can contact your Private Fostering Service social worker or the Private Fostering Service administrator on 020 7926 7081 and ask to speak to a social worker. <br><br>Or write to: Private Fostering Service, 8th Floor International House, 6 Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9 7QE <br><br>If you are concerned about your safety and welfare you can contact Referral and Assessment Duty on 020 7926 7868 <br><br>You can visit or write to: Referral &amp; Assessment Duty, 4th Floor, International House, 6 Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9 7QE </p> <h3>Other helpful contacts</h3> <p>ChildLine - 0800 1111 <br>NSPCC - 0800 800 5000 <br>Children’s Legal Centre - 0845 120 3747</p> </div> Advice for children living away from parents or family Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Advice for community members</span> </h1> <p>If you are a professional or a member of the community and you are aware that a child is being privately fostered in the Borough of Lambeth, we would like you to encourage parents and carers to notify the Private Fostering Service within the Children and Young People's Service in Lambeth Council. </p> <p>Should you have reason to believe that notification has not been provided, we encourage you to contact the Private Fostering Service directly using the following contact information: </p> <p><strong>Telephone:</strong> 020 7926 7081</p> <p><strong>Written Notifications can be sent to: <br></strong>Private Fostering Service, <br>London Borough Of Lambeth, <br>8th Floor International House,<br>Canterbury Crescent SW9 7QE </p> <p><strong>Or send a fax to </strong>020 7926 6541</p> <p>If you have child protection concerns about a child or young person who is being privately fostered, we ask that you contact the Referral and Assessment Duty on 020 7926 7868 to report the child protection concerns as a matter of priority but also ensure that you highlight the known private fostering arrangement in place.</p> </div> Advice for community members Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Advice for parents of children in private fostering arrangements </span> </h1> <h2> <br>Planned private foster care arrangements </h2> <p>Some parents arrange for their children to live with another family. Sometimes this is just for a few days; sometimes it’s for a longer period of time. If your child is living away from you and any other ‘close relative’ for 28 days or more, this becomes a private fostering arrangement and the people with whom your child will be staying are known as Private Foster Carer(s). </p> <p>Under private fostering arrangements, the law defines a child as someone who is under 16 or, if they are disabled, under 18. </p> <p>The law requires you to notify your local authority six weeks before the private fostering arrangement begins. It is an offence not to do so. Local Authorities become involved to ensure that the welfare needs of your child are safeguarded and promoted while in the private fostering arrangement. </p> <p>Parents, you have by law, a parental responsibility for your child even if your child is not living with you. Your parental responsibility remains even when your child is cared for within a private fostering arrangement. </p> <p>Once you have notified the local authority of the private fostering arrangement, it remains your responsibility to notify the Private Fostering Service of any significant changes to the arrangements. </p> <p>Parents and private foster carers must have a clear agreed plan for the day to day care and maintenance of the child or young person. </p> <p><strong>For example: </strong></p> <ul><li>consideration to be given, and necessary steps taken, to make arrangements for the medical, dental and optical care treatment(s) required by the child and who will and/or is holding the child's medical record </li><li>consideration to be given to, and necessary steps taken to make arrangements for the child's education </li><li>agreement to be reached about the nature and frequency of contact between the child or young person and their parent </li><li>agreement to be reached about how decisions about the care of the child will be taken.</li></ul><h2>Emergency private foster care arrangements </h2> <p>Where the private fostering arrangement is made in an emergency situation, the requirement is that parents’ notify the local authority within 48 hours of the child being placed with the private foster carer. </p> <h2>What does it mean for the child? </h2> <p>Children living in private foster arrangements have the same rights to protection and access to services as children living within their family home. By notifying us, you can make sure that we visit and make enquiries to ensure that your child is safe. We will also make sure that the young person’s wishes and feelings are listened to, and where appropriate, offer advice and support.</p> <h2>Lambeth Private Fostering Service is here to help</h2> <p>We don’t want to disrupt the arrangements that you have made. We just need to know about the arrangement so we can check that children are safe and being properly cared for. We also want to make sure that you are getting the help you need.</p> <h2>Contact details </h2> <p>To notify Lambeth Council of a proposed private fostering arrangement, an existing private fostering arrangement or to request further information please: </p> <ul><li>call the Private Fostering Service on telephone number 020 7926 7081 </li><li>write to Private Fostering Service, London Borough Of Lambeth, 8th Floor International House Canterbury Crescent SW9 7QE </li><li>or send written notification by fax to 020 7926 6541. </li><li>For a child protection or urgent concerns about a privately fostered child contact the Referral and Assessment Duty on 020 7926 7868</li></ul><p><strong>It is an offence not to notify Lambeth Council of a private fostering arrangement.</strong></p> </div> Advice for parents of children in private fostering arrangements Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Advice for private foster carers</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Women with child" src="/NR/rdonlyres/E9288F48-D5D1-4009-87B0-D89578D5645D/0/Carersleafletsgreen1.jpg">Some parents arrange for their children to live with another family. Sometimes this is just for a few days, sometimes it’s for a longer time. If it is 28 days or more, it is known as private fostering and the people with whom the child lives are known as Private Foster carers. Read more about the definition of a privately fostered child. <br class="clear"></p> <h2>Please tell us if you are a private foster carer</h2> <p>If you are acting as a private foster carer you are <strong>legally required to notify us</strong>. Registering with us also means we can provide you with valuable support and advice. </p> <h3>Registering as a private foster carer </h3> <p>To register you need to telephone the Lambeth Private Fostering Service on 020 7926 7081 or write to Lambeth Private Fostering Service, 8th Floor, International House, 6 Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9 7QE. </p> <p>Once you have contacted us a social worker will be able to give you advice and will arrange for someone to come and visit your home. </p> <h2>How we support you</h2> <p>The council has a duty in law to make sure that children who are privately fostered are protected. Once the council has been notified of an arrangement, we will: </p> <ul><li>visit the home where the child lives and carry out some checks </li> <li>make regular visits to make sure that the child is safe and well cared for </li> <li>make sure that advice is available to carers </li> <li>say whether or not we find the arrangement acceptable </li> <li>register the arrangement if we find it acceptable and then to make regular visits to continue to give you advice and ensure that the child remains safe and well cared for.</li> </ul><p> <strong>Please remember </strong>– Lambeth Private Fostering Service is here to help. We don’t want to disrupt the arrangements that you have made. We just need to know about the arrangement so we can check that children are safe and being properly cared for. We also want to make sure that you are getting the help you need. </p> <h2>Further information </h2> <p>For more information or to notify us about a private fostering arrangement, please call Lambeth Private Fostering Service on 020 7926 7081.</p> <p>Or write to Lambeth Private Fostering Service, 8th Floor, International House, 6 Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9 7QE.</p> <p>If you are concerned about a child protection or other urgent matter regarding a privately fostered child contact the Referral and Assessment Duty Team on 020 7926 7868 or write to them at 4th Floor, International House, 6 Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9 7QE.</p> </div> Advice for private foster carers Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Air pollution</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Photograph of car exhaust pipe emitting fumes with child walking past on pavement" src="/NR/rdonlyres/9D934FFC-1F28-42C5-AB36-40689CE3B0DF/0/carexhaustpipechild.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">We monitor air quality throughout the borough and we publish the results annually.<br class="clear"></p> <h2>Latest air quality data</h2> <p>The <a title="Opens in a new Window" href="" target="_blank">London Air Quality Network</a> website provides real time access to data from our air quality monitoring stations.</p> <h2>Mayor of London's Air Quality Strategy<br></h2> <p>The Mayor of London would like to hear your views on the latest draft of his Air Quality strategy. The final version of the strategy will be published later in 2010. As part of the strategy, The Greater London Authority have identified a number of actions that could help to improve air quality in local areas, and are considering testing these measures in the following corridors: </p> <ul><li>Marylebone Road and Euston Road </li><li>Victoria Embankment through Upper Thames Street to Tower Hill </li><li>Marble Arch to Hyde Park Corner</li></ul><p>To read more about strategy and submit your views, please go to: <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a>. Closing date is <strong>13 August 2010</strong>.</p> <h2>Free Air Quality Alerts Across London: airTEXT</h2> <p>The London Borough of Croydon piloted a free alert service, airTEXT, to give health advice and information on air quality to the most vulnerable. The initiative has now been extended across all London boroughs. </p> <p>Under the scheme, people can sign-up to receive local air pollution alerts by mobile phone text message, voicemail or email. People in need of the service can register for the alerts online at <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> or by calling the AirTEXT co-ordinators on 020 8760 5483. </p> <h2>Road traffic</h2> <p>Road traffic is the primary cause of air pollution in Lambeth, as well as the rest of London.</p> <p>The vehicle emissions of greatest concern are nitrogen dioxide, fine particulates (PM10), carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds (VOC's) such as benzene.</p> <p>High levels of any of these pollutants can affect health, making breathing problems, such as asthma, and heart problems worse.</p> <h2>Inventory of all air pollution emissions</h2> <p>An inventory of all air pollution emissions in London was compiled by the London Research Centre.</p> <p>The inventory estimates that vehicles in Lambeth emit over 20,000 tonnes of the above pollutants every year.</p> <p>This represents 90% of air pollution emissions from all other sources in the borough.</p> <p>In addition vehicles in Lambeth create nearly a quarter of a million tonnes of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide which contributes to global warming.</p> <h2>Air pollution monitoring</h2> <p>We have been monitoring air pollution throughout the borough since 1993 and publishing the results annually.</p> <p>In addition we operate 5 continuous air quality monitoring stations which monitor for nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, fine particulates (PM10) and carbon monoxide (at one site only).</p> <h2>Air pollution study</h2> <p>In order to tackle the problem the council has been carrying out a detailed air pollution study of the whole borough.</p> <p>This review and assessment of air quality in Lambeth looked at the pollution monitoring results, for seven key pollutants, from a large number of sites across the borough and the whole of London.</p> <p>This information together with data on traffic levels and weather conditions was used to predict future air pollution levels in the borough.</p> <p>The results showed that, despite improvements in air quality in Lambeth over the next 4 to 5 years, two pollutants, nitrogen dioxide and fine particulates, are likely to fail government targets.</p> <p>See the following documents for more information:</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/AirQualityUpdatingAndScreeningAssessmentLambeth2009.htm">Air Quality Updating and Screening Assessment for London Borough of Lambeth - 2009</a> </li><li><a title="Updating and Screening Assessment of Air Quality for The Lambeth Council - July 2006" href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/ThirdRoundUpdatingAndScreening+Assessment2006.htm">Updating and Screening Assessment of Air Quality for The Lambeth Council - July 2006</a> </li><li><a title="Updating and Screening Assessment of Air Quality for The Lambeth Council - March 2004" href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/UpdatingScreeningAssessmentAirQuality.htm">Updating and Screening Assessment of Air Quality for The Lambeth Council - March 2004</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/ReviewAssessmentAirQualityStageIV0505.htm">Review and Assessment of Air Quality in Lambeth - Stage 4 2003</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/ThirdStageReviewofAirQuality.htm">Third Stage Review and Assessment of Air Quality in Lambeth 2002</a> </li></ul><h2>Annual air quality reports</h2> <p>The council contracts independent laboratory consultants to monitor and report the quality of the air in the borough.</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/AirQualityReport2009.htm">Annual Air Quality Report 2009</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/AnnualAirQualityReport2008.htm">Annual Air Quality Report 2008</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/AirQualityReport2007.htm">Annual Air Quality Report 2007</a>  </li><li><a title="Annual Air Quality Report 2005" href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/AnnualAirQualityReport2005DSP.htm">Annual Air Quality Report 2005</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/AnnualAirQualityReport2004.htm">Annual Air Quality Report 2004</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/LambethAnnualAirQualityReport2003.htm">Annual Air Quality Report 2003</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/LambethAnnualAirQualityReport2002_0505.htm">Annual Air Quality Report 2002</a> </li><li><a title="Annual Air Quality Report 2001" href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/AirQualityinLambeth20010405.htm">Annual Air Quality Report 2001</a> </li><li><a title="Annual Air Quality Report 2000" href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/AirQualityinLambeth20000405.htm">Annual Air Quality Report 2000</a> </li></ul><p>For copies of previous annual reports please contact us.</p> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>You can contact us by phone or email or by visiting our offices.</p> <p>Environment and Noise Enforcement<br>185-205 Shakespeare Road<br>London<br>SE24 0PZ<br>Phone: 020 7926 6111<br>Fax: 020 7926 0530<br>Email: <a href=""></a></p> </div> Air pollution Environment
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Alcohol advisory service</span> </h1> <p>If you feel that you or a member of your family may need help with alcohol-related problems, you can contact any of the organisations listed below.</p> <p>Some of the organisations can help you directly. Others can help you by referring you to adults' and community services for an assessment for other services.</p> <p>If you are already in contact with us or with a hospital, you can ask staff to contact the substance misuse team on your behalf. You can also ask your GP to do this for you.</p> <h2><a title="opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Alcoholics Anonymous</a> </h2> <p>Regional Service Office<br>2nd Floor<br>3 Cynthia St<br>London N1 9JE<br>0845 769 7555</p> <p>Alcoholics Anonymous hold regular meetings for people who want to stop drinking. More information on what they do and dates and times of their meetings can be found on their website or by calling their 24 hour helpline on 0845 769 7555.</p> <h2><a title="opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">FOUNDATION66</a> </h2> <p>Central Office <br>7 Holyrood Street <br>London SE1 2EL <br>Tel: 020 7234 9940 <br>Fax: 020 7357 6712 </p> <p>Foundation 66 offers a range of services for men and women who are worried about their drinking. For more information about the services they offer please visit their <a href="">website</a> or call them on 020 7234 9940.</p> <h2>ARP Choices</h2> <p>140 Stockwell Road<br>London<br>SW9 9TQ<br>020 7737 3363<br><a href=""></a></p> <p>ARP Choices is an alcohol counselling service for clients from minority ethnic communities. Choices has counsellors from Afro Caribbean, Asian and African communities.</p> </div> Alcohol advisory service Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Allotments</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Lorn Road Allotments" src="/NR/rdonlyres/825405B0-A7FD-4576-892C-2F7F5F5E7AA7/0/LornRoadAllotments.jpg" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Lambeth has a number of allotment sites of various sizes in different parts of the borough. Some allotment sites are council owned and managed, but the <strong>majority are privately owned or managed</strong> by an independent association.</p> <p>We currently <strong>manage two</strong> allotment sites - Lambeth, Lorn Road Allotments and Chesterman-Robinson Allotments.</p> <h2>Lorn Road Allotments <br></h2> <p>Lorn Road, Stockwell, London SW9</p> <ul><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href=";y=176363&amp;z=1&amp;sv=531091,176363&amp;st=4&amp;ar=Y&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">Location map for Lorn Road Allotments</a></li></ul><p>Lorn Road Allotments is a small set of allotments off Lorn Road, off Brixton Road, SW9, owned and managed by Lambeth Parks and Green Spaces. </p> <p>There are only 29 plots at Lorn Road, and given the active plotholder community on site and its small size, this means <strong>the waiting list is</strong> <strong>currently closed</strong>. Priority is normally given to applicants who live in the northern or central areas of Lambeth.</p> <h2>Chesterman-Robinson Allotments</h2> <p>Helmsdale Road, Streatham Vale SW16</p> <ul><li><a title="opens in new page" href=";y=170199&amp;z=110&amp;sv=529604,170199&amp;st=4&amp;ar=y&amp;mapp=map.srf&amp;searchp=ids.srf&amp;dn=821&amp;ax=529604&amp;ay=170199&amp;lm=0" target="_blank">Location map for Chesterman-Robinson Allotments</a></li></ul><p>Chesterman-Robinson Allotments is a set of allotments located between Bridgewood, Grayscroft and Helmsdale Roads in Streatham Vale, named in memory of two local allotment activists Paul Chesterman and Fred Robinson. </p> <p>The allotments are owned and managed by Lambeth Parks and Green Spaces, and were restored during 2010 with funding provided through our Ward Priority Programme. A new allotment association is in the process of being set up to help maintain the site.</p> <p>With only 26 plots on site <strong>the waiting list is</strong> <strong>currently closed</strong> but we may reopen this at a later date. Priority is normally given to applicants who live in the Streatham and Streatham Vale areas of Lambeth.</p> <h2>Privately owned allotment sites</h2> <p>There are a number of working allotment sites in Lambeth which are privately owned and managed.  These sites manage their own application procedures over which Lambeth Council has no powers of intervention.</p> <p>Just as with council owned sites, waiting lists for a private allotment site may also be closed due to demand, so please check with them first before applying.</p> <h3>Rosendale Allotments</h3> <p>Rosendale Road<br>London SE21<br></p> <p>Website: <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Rosendale Allotments Association </a> </p> <p></p> <h3>Brixton Windmill Allotments </h3> <p>Lyham Road<br>Brixton Hill<br>London SW2</p> <p>Apply for a Brixton Windmill Allotments allotment to:<br><strong>Thames Water Property Services Ltd</strong>, Clearwater Court, Vastern Road, Reading, RG1 8DB. </p> <h3>Vauxhall City Farm Allotments</h3> <p>165 Tyers Street<br>Vauxhall<br>London SE11 5HS<br>Telephone: 0207 582 4204<br>Email: <a href=""></a> <br>Website: <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Vauxhall City Farm</a> </p> <h3>Vauxhall Gardens Allotment Association<br></h3> <p>This is a small allotment site at Glasshouse Walk on the Vauxhall Gardens Estate which is managed by a the Vauxhall Gardens Allotments Association (VGAA). However, there are <strong>currently no vacant plots</strong> and <strong>only estate residents are eligible </strong>to apply.</p> <h2>Contact us</h2> <p>To enquire about Lambeth Council managed allotments or for further information on growing opportunities:</p> <p>Contact: Lambeth Parks and Green Spaces<br>Telephone: 020 7926 9000<br>Email: <a href=""></a></p> </div> Allotments Environment
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Animal licences</span> </h1> <p>We are responsible for licensing:</p> <ul><li>animal boarding establishments </li><li>riding establishments </li><li>dog breeding establishments </li><li>dangerous wild animals, pet shops and zoos.</li></ul><p>Regular inspections are made to licensed premises and an annual inspection is carried out by a veterinary surgeon.</p><a id="boarding" name="boarding"></a> <h2>Animal boarding establishment licences</h2> <p>Animal boarding establishments are businesses that provide accommodation for animals on behalf of their owners. The keeping and running of animal boarding establishments - catteries and kennels - is controlled by the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963. </p> <p>An Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 licence runs for a 12 month period, renewable each year from 1 January.</p> <p><strong>Fee:</strong> £725 a year</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/AnimalBoardingForm.htm">Animal boarding establishment licence application form</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/AnimalBoardingConditions.htm">Animal boarding establishment licence conditions</a> </li></ul><a id="dogsitting" name="dogsitting"></a> <h3>Dog sitting service licences</h3> <p>A dog sitting service (Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963) licence runs for a 12 month period, renewable each year from 1 January.</p> <p><strong>Fee:</strong> £250 a year</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/DogSittingForm.htm">Animal boarding establishment (dog sitting service) licence application form</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/DogSittingConditions.htm">Animal boarding establishment (dog sitting service) licence conditions</a> </li></ul><h3>Home boarding licences</h3> <p>The home boarding (Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963) licence is for the provision of overnight accommodation, and food, for an animal in a private dwelling which is not its own home in exchange for payment. </p> <p>Home boarding offers a 'home from home' environment which some pet owners prefer. </p> <p>The licence is not intended to involve informal private arrangements between friends and family to look after one another's pets, but rather 'commercial' establishments who actively advertise their home boarding services to the general public. </p> <p>The licence will ensure that  these businesses offer a consistent standard of welfare and care in the same way as traditional kennels and catteries. </p> <p>We have identified a number of home boarding establishments operating in Lambeth and adopted nationally agreed model licence conditions for home boarding. <br><br>Contact will be made with those establishments already identified (initially only those boarding cats and/or dogs), and we will be advising owners on what they need to do to meet the licence conditions. </p> <p><strong>Fee:</strong> The price for the home boarding licence is to be £250 per annum. </p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/ModelLicenceConditionsForHomeBoarding.htm">Model licence conditions for home boarding</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/AnimalHomeBoardingApplicationForm.htm">Animal boarding establishment (home boarding) application form</a></li></ul><h3>Dog day crèche licences</h3> <p>Dog day creche (Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963) licences are strictly for a drop off in the morning and pick up in the evening, or anytime during the day, type of operation. It is different from boarding kennels, which boards animals for short and long term time spans. </p> <p>Day care facilities for dogs are becoming increasingly popular, especially as more and more caring dog owners are realizing the benefits of leaving their beloved dogs at day care with other dogs instead of at home alone while they are at work. </p> <p>The license is not intended to involve informal private arrangements between friends and family to look after one another's pets, but rather 'commercial' establishments who actively advertise their doggie day care/crèche services to the general public.</p> <p><strong>Fee</strong>: is £250 a year. </p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/DogDayCrecheLicenceApplicationForm.htm">Dog day creche (Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963) licence application form</a></li></ul><a id="wild" name="wild"></a> <h2>Dangerous wild animals licences</h2> <p>The keeping of certain species of wild animals is controlled by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.</p> <p>The animals for which a licence is required before they may be kept are listed in the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (Modification) Order 1984.</p> <p><strong>Fee:</strong> £725 (one-off application)</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/WildAnimalsNotes.htm">Dangerous wild animals licence application guidance notes</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/WildAnimalsConditions.htm">Dangerous wild animals licence conditions</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/EnquiryDangerousAnimals.htm">Enquiry about keeping exotic, dangerous or wild animals</a> </li></ul><a id="dogbreeding" name="dogbreeding"></a> <h2>Dog breeding licences</h2> <p>A breeding establishment means any premises where more than two bitches are kept for the purposes of breeding for sale.</p> <p>Establishments used for the breeding of dogs are controlled by the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973.</p> <p>A dog breeding licence runs for a 12-month period, renewable each year from 1 January.</p> <p><strong>Fee:</strong> £725 a year</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/EnquiryDogBreeding.htm">Enquiry about a dog breeding licence</a> </li></ul><h2>Performing animal registration</h2> <p>Contact us to register a performing animal.</p> <p><strong>Fee:</strong> £150 (one-off application)</p><a id="petshop" name="petshop"></a> <h2>Pet shop licences</h2> <p>Keeping and running a pet shop is controlled by the Pet Animals Act 1951.</p> <p>A pet shop licence runs for a 12-month period, renewable each year from 1 January.</p> <p><strong>Fee:</strong> £300 a year</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/PetShopForm.htm">Pet shop licence application form</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/PetShopConditions.htm">Pet shop licence conditions</a> </li></ul><a id="riding" name="riding"></a> <h2>Riding establishment licences</h2> <p>A riding establishment is "the carrying on of a business of keeping horses to let them out for hire for riding or riding instruction".</p> <p>Licences to keep a riding establishment are issued under the Riding Establishments Acts 1964 and 1970.</p> <p>A riding establishment licence runs for a 12-month period, renewable each year from 1 January.</p> <p><strong>Fee:</strong> £725 a year</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/RidingEstablishmentForm.htm">Riding establishment licence application form</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/RidingEstablishmentConditions.htm">Riding establishment licence conditions</a> </li></ul><a id="zoo" name="zoo"></a> <h2>Zoo licences</h2> <p>We work in close parnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on all aspects of zoo licensing.</p> <p>A zoo licence runs for a four-year initial period from date of issue and six years thereafter.</p> <p><strong>Fee:</strong> £7,000</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/ZooConditions.htm">Zoo licence conditions</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/EnquiryZoo.htm">Enquiry about setting up a zoo</a> </li></ul><h2>Movement of Animals Order</h2> <p>A Movement of Animals Order (for pig, sheep, etc.) is issued by the local authority where the animals are normally kept/housed and a copy is sent to the local authority whose area the animals are to be moved to.</p> <p>If you request a Movement of Animals Order you will be contacted/visited by the Corporation of London Veterinary Service on our behalf. They will issue the order and we will receive a copy.</p> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>Animal Welfare Services<br>Public Health and Pest Control<br>Wanless Road Depot<br>26 Wanless Road<br>London<br>SE24 0HW<br><strong>Phone:</strong> 020 7926 8860<br><strong>Fax:</strong> 020 7926 8919</p> </div> Animal licences Business
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Annual Report</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Annual Report 2008/09 cover" src="/NR/rdonlyres/3D30AC5E-D462-4830-A623-762BCA2E535A/0/AnnualReport0809.jpg">We have published our <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/CouncilDepartments/FinanceResources/LambethAnnualReport200809.htm">Annual Report </a>which describes our performance and financial position at the end of the 2008/09 financial year (April to March). </p> <p>It outlines how we have performed and spent our money. </p> <p>We deliver more than 600 services. This report summarises areas where we are serving you well and making a difference to your lives.</p> </div> Annual report Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Challenge a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)</span> </h1> <p>If you receive a parking <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/MyPenaltyChargeNotice/WhatArePCNs.htm">Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)</a> that you feel is unfair, you can challenge it. It is a <strong>legal requirement</strong> <strong>that all</strong> <strong>challenges</strong> to PCNs are <strong>made in writing</strong>, which can be by email or by sending a letter in the post. </p> <p><strong>Please ensure that you clearly display your PCN reference number on all documentation.<br></strong>Your PCN number starts LH followed by 8 digits which could include a letter. If you do not have this information to hand please include your vehicles registration number.</p> <ul><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">View your PCN footage and images online</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/WhereToParkParkingCharges/PCNAndParkingCharges.htm">View PCN and parking charges</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Pay your PCN</a> </li></ul><p>There are <strong>three stages</strong> to the <strong>challenge</strong> process: informal challenge, formal representation and appeal to the Parking and Traffic Adjudication service. You can <strong>also </strong>make a representation against the <strong>removal of your vehicle</strong> after you have paid your PCN and removal fee. </p> <h2><a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/MyPenaltyChargeNotice/MakeAninformalChallengeOnAPenaltyChargeNotice.htm">Make an Informal Challenge </a></h2> <p>If you receive a PCN either on your vehicle, handed to the driver or for driving in a bus lane you can make an Informal Challenge <strong>up to 28 days after a PCN is issued</strong>. If you <strong>pay</strong> your PCN or make an informal challenge within the first <strong>14 days</strong> from the date of issue, you will receive a <strong>discounted</strong> rate. </p><a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/MyPenaltyChargeNotice/MakeAFormalRepresentationOnAPenaltyChargeNotice.htm"> <h2>Make a formal representation</h2></a> <p>If you do not pay or <strong>challenge your PCN</strong> within the first 28 days after it is issued, we will issue a written reminder called a <strong>Notice to Owner</strong> or an <strong>Enforcement Notice</strong> giving you an option to either pay the PCN or make a formal representation. </p> <p>In the case of a <strong>PCN issued by camera</strong> the PCN will be issued to the registered keeper of the vehicle by post. Giving you an option to either pay the PCN or make a formal representation. <strong>Please note a seperate Notice to Owner will not be issued in this case.</strong><br></p> <h2><a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/MyPenaltyChargeNotice/AppealToAParkingAdjudicatorOnAPenaltyChargeNotice.htm">Appeal to the Parking and Traffic Adjudication service</a> </h2> <p>If <strong>we reject</strong> your representation you can make an appeal to an independent adjudicator at the Parking and Traffic Appeals service. </p> <h2><a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/MyPenaltyChargeNotice/AppealAgainstTheRemovalOf+AVehicle.htm">Appeal against the removal of a vehicle</a> </h2> <p>If your vehicle is removed and you feel it is unfair, you can make representations against it <strong>after you have paid</strong> the penalty charge and release fees.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/MyPenaltyChargeNotice/ViewPCNFootageAndImages.htm">View PCN footage and images</a> </h2> <p>If you receive a PCN in Lambeth you can view the <strong>contravention online</strong>. </p> </div> Appealing against a Penalty Charge Notice Transport and streets
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Application for homelessness</span> </h1> <p>To make a homeless application you should make an appointment to visit our Housing Customer Service Centre in Olive Morris House located at 18 Brixton Hill. </p> <p>An appointment will be booked for you to see a Housing Advice and Options officer to discuss what might be done to prevent you becoming homeless, and to outline the range of alternative housing options which are available to you. <br><br>If you decide that the alternative options we offer are not for you, and we find that your homelessness is not preventable, you may make a homelessness application. </p> <h2>Homeless assessment interview</h2> <p>A referral will be made for you to be interviewed by a homeless assessment officer who will carry out a full assessment of your situation. Your assessment officer should be the same throughout your application, and you will be given their name and contact details at your first interview. <br><br>You will be asked to bring a number of documents along with you to the interview (see the 'what to bring with you' section) and the time taken to complete your assessment can often depend on the availability of this documentation. Additional interviews may be required if you are unable to supply all the required documentation, or if we need to meet with you to obtain or verify information related to your application. <br><br>The Homeless Persons Legislation requires the Council to make enquiries into your circumstances which will include your address history for the last 5 years. This enables us to assess whether you are: </p> <ul><li>Homeless </li><li>Eligible for assistance </li><li>In priority need </li><li>Not intentionally homeless </li><li>Have a local connection with the Lambeth area </li></ul><p>The amount of help you are entitled to will depend on the outcome of our enquiries and how many of the above criteria you meet.</p> <h2>What to bring with you</h2> <p>To help with these enquiries you will be required to provide the following documents. (Please note that all documents must originals, copies cannot be accepted). <br><br><strong>Identity:</strong> </p> <ol><li>Full birth certificate /passport of everyone on your application. All birth certificates will be verified to check their authenticity. </li><li>National Insurance Card. </li></ol><p><strong>Addresses:</strong> </p> <ol><li>Any official documents which are dated/postmarked, which show all your addresses for the last five years. E.g. bank statements, letters from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Inland Revenue etc. We would need to see at least one for every year if you have been at the same address. </li><li>Tenancy agreement for the address in which you currently live, and also for the previous addresses for the last five years. </li></ol><p> <strong>Proof of immigration status:</strong></p> <ol><li>UK passport/birth certificate. </li><li>EEC passport/national ID card. </li><li>Other passport stamped with 'Indefinite Leave to Remain' plus letter from the Home Office granting the 'Indefinite Leave'. </li><li>Proof of Refugee Status or 'Exceptional Leave to Remain'. </li><li>Photographic identification issued by the Home Office. </li></ol><p><strong>Source of income:</strong> </p> <ol><li>Income Support or other welfare benefit book (for those in receipt of benefits). </li><li>Pay slips for the last three months (for those working). </li></ol><p><strong>Proof of pregnancy:</strong> </p> <ol><li>Document from GP/hospital confirming pregnancy and the expected date of delivery. </li><li>Maternity book. </li></ol><p><strong>Proof of medical condition:</strong> </p> <ol><li>Name, address and telephone number of doctor/consultant/agency responsible for your medical care. Also any letters from doctor/consultant regarding your medical condition. </li></ol><p><strong>Care/control/residence of children:</strong> </p> <ol><li>Any documents confirming care/control/residence/guardianship of a minor who appears on the application. </li><li>Proof of child benefit for the minor. </li><li>Proof of full time education for a child over the age of 16 if still in full time education. </li></ol><p><strong>Proof of Homelessness:</strong> </p> <ol><li>Notice to quit </li><li>Court order/bailiff’s warrant </li><li>Letter asking you to leave </li></ol><p>Please note that the person asking you to leave may be required to attend the office for an interview to complete and sign the Confirmation of Homelessness Form. In such circumstances they would need to come into the office with confirmation that they are the legal occupiers of the property e.g. tenancy agreement; and a photographic identification e.g. passport/driver’s licence). In many cases we may also visit you and the person asking you to leave in order to verify the details of your homelessness.</p> <h2>The assessment process</h2> <p>In order to make a decision on your application an assessment officer will need to make enquiries into the circumstances of your homelessness. As such we will need your permission to contact doctors, social workers and other appropriate professionals in order to confirm your circumstances. The length of time it will take to make a decision will depend on how easy it is for us to verify the details of your homeless application. <br><br>If your circumstances change at any time you must inform your assessment officer immediately. Failure to do so could seriously affect your application and possible future housing.</p> <h2>What if I have nowhere to sleep?</h2> <p>If you make a homeless application, and you can’t make arrangements to stay somewhere whilst we consider your application, we may be able to provide you with some temporary accommodation while we carry out enquiries into your homelessness. The assessment officer who considers your application can arrange this.</p> <h2>Temporary accommodation</h2> <p>You may be provided with short stay accommodation at first until we make certain enquiries and tell you what we can do for you after that. As such you should be prepared to move at short notice. <br><br>Temporary accommodation can range from the emergency use of bed and breakfast hotels, to council owned hostels, accommodation managed by private agents and housing associations. We also make referrals to supported temporary accommodation for people with special needs. <br><br>Please see our <a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/HousingOptions/FindAHome/TemporaryHousingServices.htm">temporary housing services</a> page for more detailed information.</p> <h2>Medical assessment</h2> <p>If you or a member of your household has a medical condition or a disability that you feel should be taken into account you should tell the assessment officer during your interview. You will then be asked to provide certain details about the medical condition and if necessary our medical adviser may need to consider this information. This will help us to decide whether you are medically vulnerable and so have a priority need under the homelessness legislation. You may also be asked to sign a form agreeing that the medical adviser can approach your GP or specialist for more details if required. <br><br>If you are considered to be in priority need the medical adviser will also use any relevant information to make recommendations about the type of property which will be suitable for you. We will tell you about any recommendations that are made.</p> <h2>The council’s decision</h2> <p>Once the council’s assessment of your application has been completed you will be sent a letter telling you what we have decided, the reasons for our decision, and what kind of help you may be entitled to. This letter is known as a Section 184 notification.</p> <h2>Negative decisions</h2> <p>If you do not meet any of the first four criteria described above (homelessness, eligibility, intentionality, and priority need) the amount of help we are able to give you will be limited and may only be the provision of advice or assistance with finding yourself somewhere to live. </p> <p>If you are in temporary accommodation at this point you will be required to leave and make your own alternative arrangements. If you do receive a negative decision you are entitled to ask for a review, the letter will explain how to do this.</p> <h3>Your right to request a review</h3> <p>If you disagree with the council’s decision regarding your homeless application then you have a right to ask for a review of that decision. Our decision letter will explain how to request a review, and what is involved. </p> <p>You must make this request in writing within 21 days of receiving the original letter. Your assessment officer will also be able to provide more advice about exercising this right. </p> <h3>Your right to appeal to the County Court</h3> <p>If you are dissatisfied with the review decision you have the right to appeal to the County Court on a point of law. This appeal must be made within 21 days from the date on which you were notified of the review decision. <br><br>We recommend that you seek independent legal advice when dealing with these matters.</p> <h2>Positive decisions</h2> <p>If the council accepts that it has a duty to you under the 1996 Housing Act (as amended by the 2002 Homelessness Act) you may stay in temporary accommodation until such time as suitable permanent accommodation can be secured. At this time we will also ensure that your details are entered on our housing register for a permanent council or housing association home. </p> <h2>Receiving an offer of permanent accommodation</h2> <p>Lambeth now operate a system called <a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/HousingOptions/FindAHome/ChoiceBasedLettings.htm">'choice based lettings'</a> to allocate housing. Through this scheme you can bid for property that you like. </p> <p> </p> </div> Application for homelessness Housing and planning
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Marriage and civil partnerships approved premises</span> </h1> <p>Lambeth is fortunate, with its central location, to have a wide variety of premises for you to choose from, including the London Eye and The Kia Oval.</p> <h2>How to book premises</h2> <p>First, approach the venue of your choice and make a provisional booking. Then confirm with the Superintendent Registrar that registration officers from the Lambeth Register Office will be available on that day at that time.</p> <p>Please note that it is essential that you agree the date and time with both the Superintendent Registrar and the venue before making any other arrangements.</p> <h2>Approved premises</h2> <h3><br>London Eye</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Photograph of a couple getting married on the British Airways London Eye" src="/NR/rdonlyres/0E916FED-80D0-476C-BC96-A2298F1948A1/0/LondonEyeclose.jpg" align="right" border="0" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Celebrate your ceremony in style at the London Eye. The ceremony is performed in a private capsule decorated with flowers 135 metres above London surrounded by friends, family and breathtaking scenery.</p> <p><strong>Find out more from:<br></strong>Special Events Department<br>London Eye <br>Tel: 0870 220 2223<br>Email: <a href=""><br></a>Web: <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <h3>The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Photograph of a wedding breakfast at the the London Marriott Hotel" src="/NR/rdonlyres/B7704FB2-15F5-42AC-B6D5-117ADDF8BBCE/0/TheLondonMarriottHotel.jpg" align="right" border="0" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">On the South Bank of the River Thames, directly across the river from the Palace of Westminster, is one of the capital’s most famous and impressive landmarks, County Hall.</p> <p><strong>Find out more from:<br></strong>Conference and Events Sales Executives<br>London Marriott Hotel<br>County Hall<br>London SE1 7PB<br>Tel: 020 7902 8096<br>Web: <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Marriott hotel meetings and events</a></p> <h3>Oval Events - The Kia Oval</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Photograph of the Long Room at the Kia Oval" src="/NR/rdonlyres/E1C016A7-DE97-440E-9986-AA7CAE54C1A2/0/LongRoomTheBritInsuranceOva.jpg" align="right" border="0" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">The Kia Oval is a beautiful, historic venue offering both traditional and modern spaces for receptions and ceremonies. Enjoy a sumptious banquet while overlooking the famous Oval wicket, or a canapé reception on the Roof Terrace.</p> <p><strong>Find out more from:<br></strong>The Weddings Co-ordinator at Oval Events.<br>Tel: 020 7820 5670<br>Email: <a href=""></a><br>Web: <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <h3>Lambeth Town Hall</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Photograph of Lambeth Town Hall clock tower" src="/NR/rdonlyres/C718D246-43C6-42E8-A286-BE394DAA15CC/0/TownHallLarge.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">The Town Hall is a most impressive venue for any formal occasion. The Circular Hall paved in Belgian black, Sicilian white and Siberian green marbles surround by stained glass memorial windows make this a truly unique venue for ceremonies.</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/Marriages/ApprovedPremises_EXTRA.htm">Find out about our rates</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/LocalHistory/index_EXTRA.htm">Read a history of Lambeth Town Hall</a></li></ul><p><strong>Find out more from:<br></strong>Contact the Corporate Facilities Management Office to discuss booking -  tel: 020 7926 1010 or email: <a href=""></a>.</p> <h3>Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="View from Royal Festival Hall" src="/NR/rdonlyres/530028DB-4417-4F3F-B0CF-5CA3F76B1422/0/RoyalFestivalVenue.jpg" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">For couples looking for a location with a wonderful cultural history and unique atmosphere, the Royal Festival Hall at London’s Southbank Centre is the perfect choice for weddings and civil ceremonies. </p> <p><strong>Find out more from:<br></strong>Events team <br>Te: 020 7921 0702, <br>email <a href=""></a> <br>Web: <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Southbank Centre venue hire</a></p> <h3>The Deck - National Theatre</h3> <p>London's skyline and the Thames provide the perfect photographic backdrop for couples seeking a 'city chic' wedding venue with a difference.</p> <p><strong>Find out more from:</strong> <br>The Deck's sales team<br>Te: 0207 452 3796, <br>email|: <a href=""></a>  <br>Web: <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p> <h3>Woodlawns, Darby and Joan Club</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Woodlawns" src="/NR/rdonlyres/AB9A375D-6D9D-4518-8817-C902878B52DA/0/Woodlawns.jpg">Woodlawns is a beautiful Victorian villa set in peaceful surroundings with exquisite grounds and beautiful décor is an ideal venue for ceremonies in the heart of Streatham. </p> <p><strong>Find out more from:</strong><br>David Owens, Centre Co-ordinator<br>16 Leigham Court Road<br>Streatham <br>SW16 2PJ <br>Tel: 020 8769 5922 <br>Email: <a href=""></a> <br>Web: <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Woodlawns website</a></p> <h3>Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel</h3> <p>The Park Plaza Riverbank is situated on the south side of the River Thames boasts panoramic views of the Thames and city skyline perfect for ceremonies.</p> <p><strong>Find out more from:</strong><br>Meetings team <br>020 7769 2577 <br>email: <a href=""></a><br>Web: <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <h3>County Hall</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Ceremonial room at County Hall" src="/NR/rdonlyres/234F8E39-EE4B-4616-88E2-7264BF082CA4/0/ceremonial.jpg">London's iconic County Hall houses the historic Ceremonial Room for intimate ceremonies which can accommodate up to 26 guests. The wedding party enters via the grand marble staircase and afterwards can enjoy an open-air reception for up to 400 guests on the Members Terrace, which offers breathtaking views of the Thames, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Find out more from:</strong><br>Events Team, County Hall Entertainment<br>County Hall<br>Westminster Bridge Road<br>London SE1 7PB<br>Tel: 020 7981 2555<br>Email: <a href=""></a><br>Web: <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <h2>Further information and advice about venues</h2> <p>Any member of the register office team will be happy to help.</p> <p>Register Office<br>Lambeth Town Hall <br>Brixton Hill <br>SW2 1RW <br>Phone: 020 7926 9420 <br>Email: <a href=""></a></p> </div> Approved premises for marriage and civil partnerships Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Approved suppliers</span> </h1> <p>The council has an approved supplier list which is managed on our behalf by Exor Management Services Ltd, an independent accreditation body for suppliers and contractors to the Public Sector.</p> <h2>How to register your business with the council</h2> <p>To register, you should contact Exor direct. They will send you an application form and full details of the scheme including annual costs.</p> <p>Exor (Services) Ltd <br>Santia House <br>Parc Nantgarw <br>Cardiff <br>CF15 7QX <br><strong>Phone:</strong> 029 20 029 667 <br><strong>Email:</strong> <a href=""></a><br><strong>Website: </strong><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Exor website</a></p> <p>The approved supplier list has a limited number of places within each category on the database.</p> <h2>How to access the database</h2> <p>Lambeth Council staff who wish to access the Lambeth Exor Approved Supplier database should email: <a href=""></a></p> <h2><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/EqualityDiversity/InvestorsInPeople.htm">Investors in People</a></h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="'Investor in People' logo" src="/NR/rdonlyres/CA20AD04-617A-445D-B171-DDE41F3B37F0/0/IiPLogo80.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Investors in People (IiP) is a national quality standard which sets best practice for improving an organisation’s performance through its people. Lambeth achieved corporate IiP recognition in December 2004. Few other councils have achieved corporate recognition. </p> </div> Approved supplier list Business
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Advice in the arts</span> </h1> <p>The organisations and resources listed below provide advice about the arts.</p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Arts Council England</a> </h2> <p>The Arts Council of England is a single arts funding and development organisation. The site is full of information, resources, links and funding news.</p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Artsadmin</a> </h2> <p>Artsadmin provides a comprehensive management service to contemporary live art, mixed media, new theatre, dance and music artists, developing and promoting work from initial stages through to final presentation.</p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Arts and Business</a> </h2> <p>Placement and training scheme operated by Arts and Business linking business personnel with arts organisations facilitating other partnerships between business and the arts. </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">ARVAC</a> </h2> <p>The Association for Research in the Voluntary and Community Sector offers a free service to groups to undertake research, enabling groups to identify, plan operate or manage their research and improve research skills though training on-site. </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">British Council </a></h2> <p>The British Council connect people with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK to build lasting relationships around the world.</p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Charities Aid Foundation</a> </h2> <p>Legal advice – 1st consultation free <br>Plus range of other services relating to setting up charities and funding. </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Charity Commission</a> <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"> </a> </h2> <p>Body regulating charity registration and operation. Fact sheet on legal requirements and guidance for trustees. </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Creative Space Agency</a> </h2> <p>The CSA links owners of vacant property (or their agents) with arts and cultural organisations and individuals needing space for short or long periods of time.  </p> <h2><a title="Link opens up in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Design and Artists Copyright Society </a></h2> <p>The Design and Artists Copyright Society - is the UK's copyright and collecting society for artists and visual creators. We exist to promote and protect the copyright and related rights of artists and visual creators. </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Interchange Trust</a> </h2> <p>Low cost legal and financial advisory service for arts organisation and the voluntary sector</p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">LVAC (Lambeth Voluntary Action Council)</a> </h2> <p>Provides information and advice for small groups in Lambeth. For a small charge you can become a member of LVAC and access their services. <br>They also run short training courses and advice sessions. </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">LVSC (London Voluntary Service Council)</a> </h2> <p>Provides information and advice on a wide range of subjects: funding, equal opportunities, social policy, financial management and training for voluntary groups.</p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Live Art Development Agency (LADA)</a> </h2> <p>LADA is a dedicated agency for London's Live Artists. It is part research tool, part training ground, part advisory service, part broker and part lobbyist. </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Media Trust </a></h2> <p>A Charity working in partnership with the media industry offering one-to-one support, training, events and information for the voluntary sector. Also offers volunteering.</p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Skills for Media </a></h2> <p>Provides general career and training advice to those looking to get into Media careers. Also provide information on Funding and skills requirements. </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Social Enterprise London</a> </h2> <p>The Beeline Social Directory is made up of over 500 London-based social enterprises and support organisations aims to encourage networking among 'virtual clusters' of social enterprises. </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Visiting Arts </a></h2> <p>Visiting Arts is the national agency for promoting the flow of international arts into the UK and developing related cultural links abroad to help build cultural awareness and positive cultural relations. Activities include advice, information, training, consultancy, publications, special projects and project development. They cover the performing arts, visual, applied and media arts, crafts, design, literature, film, and architecture. </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Voluntary Arts Network</a> </h2> <p>UK development agency for the voluntary arts. Services include: quarterly newsletter; briefing sheets offering advice on various issues; specialised arts management training/research for organisations; publications.</p> </div> Arts advice Leisure and culture
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Join our arts network</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Victorian Philanthropists Parlour by Yinka Shonibare 1996, commissioned by London Printworks Trust as part of Pledge Allegiance to a Flag, photographer: John Sealy" src="/NR/rdonlyres/7313A80E-C397-49A3-9F37-6A64B603FA61/0/LPTVPP.jpg">Sign up to our arts database of artists and arts organisations across Lambeth, and be part of our network of artists. </p> <p>If you join us you will get: </p> <ul><li>our monthly <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Arts/ArtsBulletins.htm">Lambeth Arts ebulletin</a> - with the latest news, funding updates, jobs and training opportunities </li><li>an opportunity to request searches from the database </li><li>funding news and information from other council departments. </li></ul><p>The aim of the database is to help you to network and share information with artists and arts organisations across Lambeth. Our Arts team carry out information searches on the database on request.</p> <h2>Join us now</h2> <p>To join our network of artists and recieve our arts ebulletin:</p> <ul><li>complete the <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Arts/LambethArtsDatabaseForm.htm">Lambeth Arts Database form</a> </li><li>email the form to: <a href=""></a> or post it to our address on the form. </li></ul><p>Inclusion on this list does not always imply that an artist or arts organisation is recommended by us. We would advise you to use discretion before using their services.</p><a name="ArtsForum"></a> <h2>Lambeth Arts Forum </h2> <p>The Lambeth Arts Forum (LAF) is a sector-led forum for creative individuals, organisations and businesses based or working in Lambeth.</p> <p>LAF aims to:</p> <ul><li>provide regular opportunities for networking across the borough, from the Southbank Cultural Quarter in the north to Streatham Festival in the south </li><li>share best practice </li><li>enable collaborative working, professional development and capacity building </li><li>encourage information sharing on funding and training. </li></ul><p>Networking meetings for 2010 will be posted on this site as they arise. To join LAF and for more information email: <a href=""></a><br>Tel: 020 7926 0763</p> </div> Arts Database Leisure and culture
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Bereavement</span> </h1> <p>Useful contact details in times of bereavement.</p> <h2>Volunteers needed for bereavement service</h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Cruse Bereavement Care logo" src="/NR/rdonlyres/91613EA0-2970-4702-8A71-038E7F6809E5/0/CruseBereavementCarelogo.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">We’re looking for volunteers from the local community to help start up a much needed Cruse Bereavement service in Lambeth. <br><br>Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Read more about <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Cruse Bereavement Care</a>. </p> <p>Initially we need people who like to plan projects and to form a steering committee. Later we’ll need people who want to work with bereaved people, and who will take part in the special training courses. </p> <p><strong>To register your interest please contact: <br></strong>John Parson <br>Service and Development Manager, <br>Cruse Bereavement Care <br>020 8939 9539 </p> <h2>Funeral Directors</h2> <p>National Society of Allied &amp; Independent Funeral Directors<br>Tel: 01279 726777<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>National Association of Funeral Directors<br>Tel: 0121 711 1343<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <h2>General counselling services</h2> <p>Age Concern<br>Tel: 0800 009966<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Cruse Bereavement Care<br>Tel: 0870 167 1677<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>The Samaritans<br>Tel: 08457 90 90 90<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <h2>Specialist advice and counselling</h2> <p>The Compassionate Friends<br>Tel: 0117 953 9639<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths<br>Tel: 0870 787 0554<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)<br>Tel: 020 7436 5881<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Child Death Helpline<br>Tel: 0800 282 986<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Citizens Advice Bureau<br>Tel: 020 8674 8993<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>The Natural Death Centre<br>Tel: 020 7359 8391<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Probate Office<br>Telephone: 020 7947 6983</p> <p>Coroner's Office<br>Tel: 020 7525 6363 </p> <p>Kings College Hospital<br>Tel: 020 3299 9000</p> <p>St. Thomas' Hospital<br>Tel: 020 7188 7188</p> <p>Lambeth Register Office<br>Tel: 020 7926 9420</p> <p>The Pensions Scheme Registry<br>Tel: 0191 225 6316</p> <p>The Pensions Regulator<br>Tel: 01273 811800<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Department for work and pensions<br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a><br><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Overseas Registration Section (for a copy of the death certificate, if the death occurred abroad)<br>Tel: 0151 471 4817</p> </div> Bereavement Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Best value</span> </h1> <p>Lambeth is committed to using best value as a tool for improving all our services focusing particularly on the key areas such as: </p> <ul><li>Schools </li><li>Streets and safety </li><li>Housing </li><li>Housing benefits </li><li>Children and families </li><li>People led regeneration.</li></ul><p>Best value is central to supporting Lambeth's vision and values. We are also using best value to drive improvements in service areas which cut right across the council and determine our capacity to deliver good services. These are: </p> <ul><li>Financial management </li><li>Performance management </li><li>Vulnerable adults and children </li><li>Contract and commissioning </li><li>Community safety </li><li>Human resources </li><li>Equalities </li><li>Sustainable development </li><li>Customer care.</li></ul><p>Our aim is to ensure that the community plays a central role in this process so that we provide the right services in the right way. </p> <h2><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/MakingADifference/BVPP.htm">Best Value Performance Plan</a></h2> <p>Councils are required to produce an annual Best Value Performance Plan (BVPP). </p> <p>This document sets out the council's priorities for the coming year, our past and current performance against national and local standards and targets, and our achievements during the past year.</p> </div> Best value Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Bicycle Belles - photography competition</span> </h1> <p>A celebration of women's cycling in Lambeth through photography. <br><br><img class="inlineImage" alt="Bicycle Belles" src="/NR/rdonlyres/40630FE9-1C5E-4204-B526-859EBCD384B9/0/bicycle1.jpg" border="0" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">In order to promote cycling to ladies in Lambeth and show that cycling can be cool and chic, we ran a photography competition this summer. </p> <p>There are hundreds of women cycling through and around Lambeth every day and the numbers are increasing. As it is no longer the domain of the lycra clad middle class male, we looked for images that portray the diversity of women and their bikes.</p> <p><a href="/Services/TransportStreets/TransportEventsCampaigns/BicycleBellesWinners.htm">Winners announced!</a></p> <p>For more information please email <a href=""></a>.</p> <h2>Cyclists case studies</h2> <h3>Mays Al-Ali, 31, Clapham</h3> <p><strong><img class="inlineImage" alt="Mays Al-Ali" src="/NR/rdonlyres/C68088E4-3A32-4B2D-88C5-E751964F6CF0/0/MaysAlAli.jpg" border="0" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">How long have you been cycling to work and have you ever cycled to work before?<br></strong>4th week this week, nope never cycled to work before.</p> <p><strong>What inspired you to want to cycle to work?</strong> <br>I was invited to attend the Bicycle Belles exhibition run by Lambeth Council and there I was encouraged to sign up with cycle training UK. I took the cycling proficiency lessons which increased my confidence in cycling so much I decided to give it a go and loved it - so much better than the hot sweaty overcrowded northern line in the mornings!</p> <p><strong>What barriers did you perceive before you started cycling to work? Ie, safety, security of your bike, clothing, having to shower at work etc.</strong> <br>I was worried about motorists and the safety of being a cyclist but actually it's completely fine and I feel perfectly safe. </p> <p><strong>Why do you cycle to work?</strong> <br>Its great exercise and my commute into work on the tube is unbearable - much nicer to be on the roads taking in the sites and sounds.</p> <p><strong>What is your favourite part of cycling to work?</strong> <br>It wakes me up in the morning and sets me up for the day, cycling over London's bridges is lovely as well especially when its sunny. </p> <p><strong>Have you got any funny stories about you and cycling?</strong> <br>I sometimes cycle in high heels and always in my normal clothes (skirts normally!) so it's a great way for getting noticed that's for sure.</p> <h2>Tansy Dowman, 29, Brixton</h2> <p><strong><img class="inlineImage" alt="Tansy Dowman" src="/NR/rdonlyres/9F18D3A7-A76F-4F1F-89EA-5F664208AB55/0/TansyDowman.jpg" border="0" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">How long have you been cycling to work and have you ever cycled to work before?<br></strong>I've been cycling to work for about 6 months now and had never cycled to work before. </p> <p><strong>What inspired you to want to cycle to work?</strong> <br>I have a few friends that cycle and then I went along to an exhibition called Bicycle Belles with loads of great photography of females on bikes. I thought then it was about time I gave it a go.</p> <p><strong>What barriers did you perceive before you started cycling to work? Ie, safety, security of your bike, clothing, having to shower at work etc.</strong> <br>I was not afraid of cycling it was more the distance that worried me and being tired. In actual fact it is quicker to cycle to work than getting public transport and instead of feeling tired I tend to feel more energised and refreshed instead of stressed out on trains. </p> <p><strong>Why do you cycle to work?</strong> <br>I am a really practical person so it ticks loads of boxes. I don't pay for transport, I'm exercising while on the way to work (I hate the gym and work long hours) and it's also more environmentally friendly. </p> <p><strong>What is your favourite part of cycling to work?</strong> <br>I've been looking at cycle maps and finding as many back routes as possible which I like, but I think the best part is riding through Hyde Park on the way home as there is always a lovely atmosphere and its down hill!</p> <p><strong>Have you got any funny stories about you and cycling?</strong> <br>Erm... can't think of any?</p> </div> Bicycle Belles - photography competition Transport and streets
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Birth - registering</span> </h1> <p>Congratulations on the birth of your child. So what do you do next? A new baby can bring enormous joy into your life and quite a bit of stress as everyone gets used to the new arrival. So we've pulled together the answers to some of the questions you might have about one small but important task in the weeks ahead: registering the birth of your new baby.</p> <h2>When should you register your baby's birth?</h2> <p>When your baby is born, you must register their birth with the local registrar where the birth took place within six weeks. It is important that parents do not wait more than a week or two from the date of birth to call us on <strong>020 7926 9420</strong> to book an appointment to register the birth.</p> <h2>What do you need to tell us?</h2> <p>To register the birth, we need to know:</p> <ul><li>the date of birth </li><li>where the baby was born </li><li>the baby's full name </li><li>the mother's full name and maiden name, if married </li><li>the mother's job </li><li>the mother's address </li><li>the mother's date and place of birth. </li></ul><p>If you want the father's details to be included, we need to know:</p> <ul><li>the father's full name </li><li>the father's date and place of birth </li><li>the father's job </li><li>the father's address </li><li>if the parents are married, we need to know the date of the marriage. </li></ul><a id="short" name="short"></a> <h2>What will you get?</h2> <p>You may purchase as many certificates as you like at the time of registration for a fee of <strong>£4.00</strong>. </p> <p>The day after registration the price of the certificate will increase to <strong>£7.00</strong> until such time as the Register is completed. </p> <p>Once the Register has been completed and deposited, the cost of any further certificates that you may wish to purchase will be <strong>£10.00</strong>. <br><br>The short birth certificate is suitable for claiming Child Benefit. </p> <p>The standard full certificate is suitable for applying a passport. </p> <p><strong>Important:</strong> Copies of births certificates are only available from the office where the birth is registered and not where the birth declaration was made. </p> <h2>Who can register the birth?</h2> <p>The baby's mother can register the birth.</p> <p>The baby's father can register the birth if they're married to the mother when the baby's born. If they're not, they can only register the birth by coming to the Register Office at the same time as the mother.</p> <p>In exceptional circumstances, someone who isn't the baby's parent can register the birth, but must contact the Register Office before coming along.</p> <p>If English is not your first language and you would like someone to help you with the registration, please feel fee to ask a relative/friend/interpreter to accompany you to the Register Office. However, please remember that the birth must be registered by a qualified informant. A friend cannot register on your behalf.</p> <h3>Non Married/Civil Partners (Female only) </h3> <p>Only the mother's details will be recorded in the birth entry where the parents were not married or registered a civil partnership at the time of birth. The father or partner must attend the registration if they wish for their details to be recorded in the birth entry. </p> <p>Civil Partners who are both female are able to register a birth if the conception was assisted through fertility treatment on or after 6 April 2009 and: </p> <ol><li>If the partners have been through a legal civil partnership and both consented to treatment either mother or other parent can register the birth. </li><li>If the partners have not gone through a civil partnership registration and have a legal parenthood agreement where the treatment was provided by a UK licensed person the other parent need attend with the mother. </li><li>Statuary declaration acknowledging parentage. </li></ol><h2>Where can you register the birth?</h2> <p>If your baby was born in Lambeth, you should register the birth with us. But if you can't come to our Register Office, you can give the details to another Register Office.</p> <p>They will send the information onto us and we will then send you the birth certificate and other documents in the post.</p> <p>Visit the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">General Register Office</a> website to search for your local office.</p> <p>If your baby was born in Lambeth, you should register the birth with us. If you can't come to Lambeth, you may go to any other Register Office in England and Wales to register by making a <strong>'birth declaration'</strong>. </p> <p>The Registrar will record the relevant information and act as an intermediary, passing the details to us by post. The free certificate will be sent to you by post and if you require any additional birth certificates please make a cheque payable to 'London Borough of Lambeth' for the amount of £3.50 (certificate price at the time of registration). </p> <p>The Lambeth Register Office is the busiest registration service in London and it is not uncommon for parents to take this option.</p> <h2>Tell Us Once </h2> <p>Tell Us Once is a service enabling local authorities to offer a bereavement and birth registration service which puts the customer at the heart of what they do. By notifying the Tell Us Once service only once, customers are saved the time and heartache involved in alerting different departments about a change in circumstances which not only benefits the customer but makes efficiency and cost savings for the local authority too. </p> <p>The Lambeth Register Office has a specialist team to provide additional help/information to new parents. This includes: </p> <ol><li>Child Benefit Application Completion, Verifying Birth Certificate and submission service </li><li>Informing Jobcentre Plus, Housing Benefits and HMRC of the change in circumstance </li><li>Registering new parents with Family Information Service (FIS) and the Library Service.</li></ol><h2>Do you need an appointment?</h2> <p>Yes. Please call us on <strong>020 7926 9420</strong> to make an appointment.</p> <p>We offer appointments from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm.</p> <p>We will aim to see you within ten minutes of your appointment time, if you arrive on time.</p> <p>Please note that the Register Office is closed on the first Wednesday of every month until 1pm.</p> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>Lambeth Register Office <br>Lambeth Town Hall <br>London <br>SW2 1RW <br>Phone: 020 7926 9420<br>Email: <a href=""></a> <br></p> </div> Birth - registering Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Birth - re-registering</span> </h1> <p>Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to change the details or add to the information recorded at the time of the original birth registration.</p> <h2>If the father's details were not included in the registration</h2> <p>If the parents were not married to each other at the time of the birth and the father did not attend with the mother to register the baby, it is possible to re-register the birth at any time in the future to include the father's details in the registration and change the surname of the child.</p> <ul><li>A form is available from this office that has to be completed by both parents. </li><li>The easiest way for a birth to be re-registered is for both parents to attend the Register Office together after making an appointment. </li><li>However, it is possible for either parent to make a statutory declaration, before a solicitor or other person able legally to witness an oath, acknowledging parentage of the child. </li><li>It is also possible for either parent to seek a Court Order naming the father. </li><li>In any of these cases the birth will be registered again and certified copies of the re-registered birth can be purchased from the registrar.</li></ul><h2>If the parents have married each other since the birth was registered</h2> <p>In this case, the birth should be re-registered to accurately record the current legal status of the child.</p> <ul><li>A form is available from the Register Office that must be signed by both parents. </li><li>Either parent can then attend the Register Office, after making an appointment, with the completed form and a copy of the marriage certificate. </li><li>The birth will then be re-registered and the child's surname can be changed as part of this process. </li><li>Certifies copies of the re-registered birth can be purchased from the registrar.</li></ul><h2>If the child was given the father's surname</h2> <p>If the parents were not married to each other at the time of the birth and it was decided to give the child the father's surname, whether or not he attended with the mother, it is not possible to change the surname in the registration back to that of the mother.</p> <h2>Making the changes</h2> <p>You will need an appointment. Please call us on <strong>020 7926 9420</strong> to make an appointment.</p> <ul><li>We offer appointments from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm. </li><li>We will aim to see you within ten minutes of your appointment time, if you arrive on time. </li><li>Please note that the Register Office is closed on the first Wednesday of every month until 1pm.</li></ul><h2>Further information</h2> <p>Please see the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Can I change the birth record at a later date?</a> section of the General Register Office website for further information.</p> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>Register Office<br>Lambeth Town Hall<br>London<br>SW2 1RW<br>Phone: 020 7926 9420<br>E-mail: <a href=""></a></p> </div> Birth - re-registering Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Blue Badge - The disabled parking permit</span> </h1> <p>The Blue Badge scheme is a Europe-wide arrangement for parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems. </p> <p>Blue Badge holders can display their badge and park: </p> <ul><li>for up to three hours on yellow lines where there are no loading restrictions, providing the clock card is displayed and set to your time of arrival </li><li>in resident bays, and pay and display bays for an unlimited time </li><li>in bays marked "disabled" for an unlimited time </li><li>free of charge in any parking bay within Lambeth Council operated <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/WhereToParkParkingCharges/CarParks.htm">car parks</a> subject to the time limits that apply to the car park.</li></ul><p>From 1 January 2012 Blue badges in Lambeth will be issued only thorough a private complany called Northgate. </p> <p>Lambeth Council will still be responsible for dealing with all applications and decisions on who gets a Blue Badge. </p> <p>The cost of a Blue Badge has changed from <strong>£2.00 to £10.00</strong> but this increase will only be charged to successful applicants so please <strong>do not send any money with your application</strong>. We will write to you after your application has been processed about whether you need to pay this fee. </p> <h2>Apply for a Blue Badge</h2> <p>To apply for a Blue Badge</p> <ul><li>you can <a title="Link opens in a new " href="" target="_blank">apply online for your Blue Badge</a> - this is on the Directgov website </li><li>or alternatively you can download the <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/AccessibleTransport/PermitsForDisabledParkingInLambeth/BlueBadgeApplicationFormAndGuidanceNotes.htm">Blue Badge parking scheme application form</a> </li><li>you can also request a form to be posted to you from one of our <a href="/ContactUs/CustomerCentres.htm">customer centres</a>.</li></ul><p>Send your completed application form to:</p> <p>Accessible Transport Unit<br>Hopton House <br>243A Streatham High Road <br>SW16 6EY</p> <p>Email: <a href=""></a></p> <p><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Blue Badge - can I get one?</a> A guide for people living in England to whether or not they qualify for a Blue Badge.</p> <h2>Who is eligible to apply for a Blue Badge?</h2> <p>You are automatically eligible to apply for a Blue Badge if:</p> <ul><li>you receive the higher rate of the mobility component of the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">disability living allowance</a> </li><li>you receive a war pensioners' mobility supplement </li><li>you have been awarded a lump sum benefit at tariffs 1-8 of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme </li><li>you use a motor vehicle supplied for disabled people by a government health department </li><li>you are registered blind </li><li>you have a severe disability in both upper limbs, regularly drive a motor vehicle but cannot turn the steering wheel of a motor vehicle by hand even if that wheel is fitted with a turning knob </li></ul><p>In addition, <strong>children under the age of three</strong> may be eligible for a badge if they have either of the following conditions that requires that they: </p> <ul><li>are always accompanied by bulky equipment, which cannot be carried around without great difficulty </li><li>must be always kept near a motor vehicle so that they can, if necessary, be treated for that condition in the vehicle or taken quickly in the vehicle to a place where they can be also treated.</li></ul><h3>Organisations caring for disabled people</h3> <p>Organisations caring for disabled people meeting the above criteria may be able to get a badge, but this is entirely at our discretion.</p> <h2>Can I apply for a Blue Badge if I don't meet the criteria?</h2> <p>If you do not meet the criteria set out above, you may still apply for a Blue Badge if you have a disability which is permanent and substantial and which also means you are unable to walk or have very considerable difficulty in walking. </p> <p>To help the us to determine whether you are eligible for a badge you will be asked to:</p> <ul><li>answer a series of questions on an application form </li><li>attend a mobility assessment by an independent occupational therapist.</li></ul><h3>Mobility assessment </h3> <p>We use independent assessors to make a decision in accordance with the Department for Transport eligibility criteria for Blue Badges. </p> <p>If the assessor considers it necessary, we may need to contact one or a number of your health professionals, such as GP, specialist, physiotherapist, etc, to obtain supporting information. You will need to ensure your application form is fully completed and consent forms are signed where required before we can contact health professionals. </p> <p>It is not a requirement of your Blue Badge application to contact your GP, however, you may wish to submit information from your doctor or specialist with your application. </p> <p>A Blue Badge can only be issued if your condition is assessed to meet the eligibility criteria of walking disability set by the Department for Transport. </p> <p>Note that if you have previously held a Blue Badge, you are not automatically entitled to the reissue of another badge.</p> <h2>Reporting Blue Badge misuse</h2> <p>If you wish to report someone you suspect of misusing a disabled person's Blue Badge then please contact Lambeth Parking Fraud Section as follows: </p> <ul><li><strong>Tel:</strong> 020 7926 0586 / 8769 </li><li><strong>Fax:</strong> 020 7926 6237 </li><li><strong>E-mail:</strong> <a href=""></a> </li></ul><p>or go to our <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/DisabledBadgeAndPermitFraud.htm">Disabled badge and permit fraud</a> page.</p> <h2>Lost or stolen Blue Badge </h2> <p>It is your responsibility to notify the local police station immediately of this loss or theft and obtain a 'Lost in Streets Property' report or a 'Crime Reference Number' report. We may not be able to replace your Blue Badge without this report. </p> <p>Please send a copy of either the  'Lost in Streets Property' report or  the 'Crime Reference Number' report along with one passport photo and <strong>£10.00 replacement fee by chegue or postal order</strong> to the Accessible Transport at: </p> <p>Accessible Transport Unit <br>Hopton House <br>243A Streatham High Road <br>London SW16 6EY <br>Email: <a href=""></a> </p> <h2>More information</h2> <p>For more information about the Blue Badge you should contact the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Department for Transport</a>.</p> </div> Blue badge Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Bridges</span> </h1> <p>There are a number of bridges and footbridges within the borough of Lambeth. The majority carry railways over roads and there are also bridges that carry roads over railways. We are jointly responsible with Network Rail for bridges that carry roads over railways.</p> <h2>Bridge strengthening </h2> <p>In common with all Highway Authorities, Lambeth has been carrying out a programme of assessment of all bridges carrying roads over railways and other obstacles.</p> <p>This programme has established which bridges need to be strengthened to carry modern traffic loading. The results of the assessments are submitted to a London wide bridges database administered by the London Bridges Engineering Group, LoBEG, and prioritised on a London wide basis as to strengthening requirements.</p> <p>This priority listing is used by Transport for London(TfL),the funding body for Bridge Strengthening, for the allocation of funds to individual boroughs.</p> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>Please call 020 7926 9000, or email <a href=""></a>, to report a problem.</p> </div> Bridges Transport and streets
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Brixton Library</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Brixton Central Library" src="/NR/rdonlyres/C26F4519-80E3-4A0F-B1CD-40512C74F6D3/0/BrixtonCentralLibrary.jpg" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Brixton Library is in the centre of Brixton, next to the Ritzy Cinema. It provides books and more for loan, a reference and information service, free use of Wi-Fi, computers for Internet, email and word-processing, and a computer training centre. <br>The Library also holds a small collection of books in Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. </p> <p>We also have <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/OnlineResources.htm">online resources and services</a> for you to use.</p> <h2>The lending library<br></h2> <p>The lending library has a wide range of novels and factual books for all ages to borrow, including the latest bestsellers. It also has talking books for all ages, CDs, DVDs and books in large print.</p> <h2>The reference library</h2> <p>The reference library on the first floor has a large collection of encyclopedias, directories, maps, newspapers and magazines, government publications and books for study as well as a huge range of information on the Internet. Desks are available for private study. </p> <h2>Opening hours</h2> <p>Brixton Library is open: </p> <ul><li>Monday - 1pm-8pm </li><li>Tuesday - 10am-8pm </li><li>Wednesday - 10am-6pm </li><li>Thursday - 10am-8pm </li><li>Friday - 10am-6pm </li><li>Saturday - 9am-5pm </li><li>Sunday - 12noon-5pm</li></ul><h2><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/LocalBookGroups.htm#brixton">Book groups</a></h2> <p>Find out about the books groups at Brixton Library. </p> <h2>How to find us</h2> <p>Brixton Oval<br>SW2 1JQ<br>Tel: 020 7926 1056<br>Fax: 020 7926 1064<br>Email: <a href=""></a><br>Email: <a href=""></a></p> <p><a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=175255&amp;z=0&amp;sv=SW2+1JQ&amp;st=2&amp;pc=SW2+1JQ&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">Location map for Brixton Library </a></p> <p><strong>Local transport<br></strong>Tube: Brixton <br>Rail: Brixton <br>Buses: 2, 3, 35, 37, 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 333, 345, 355, 432, P4, P5</p> <h2>Access for people with disabilities</h2> <ul><li>Wheelchair access: ramp on the side entrance (on Rushcroft Road) </li><li>Disabled toilet </li><li>Induction Loop </li><li>Registered assistance dogs welcome</li></ul></div> Brixton library Leisure and culture
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Brixton Recreation Centre</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Child using rowing machine" src="/NR/rdonlyres/28282D1C-39C9-4C22-A78D-EC320D900B8B/0/ChildRowing.jpg">Brixton Recreation Centre is a vibrant, family friendly venue. It is managed by GLL (Greenwich Leisure Ltd) which is a charitable social enterprise. GLL manage the centre through their customer facing brand <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Better</a>.</p> <br class="clear"><h2>Opening times</h2> <ul><li>Monday to Friday - 6.30am to 10.30pm<br>Saturday and Sunday - 8am to 8pm<br></li><li><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/SportsClubsCentres/LeisureCentres/BrixtonRecreationCentreFacilitiesOpeningTimes.htm">Facilities opening hours</a> - not all facilities are open all day</li></ul><h2>Location and map</h2> <ul><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href=";hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;time=&amp;date=&amp;ttype=&amp;q=SW98QQ&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;z=16&amp;iwloc=addr&amp;om=1" target="_blank">Location map for Brixton Recreation Centre</a></li></ul><h2>Weekly programme of activities</h2> <p>To view the weekly group exercise, swimming and other activity programmes visit the Better website:</p> <ul><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">weekly programme of activities</a></li></ul><h2>Book an activity, course or swimming lesson online </h2> <p>Everyone can book online as prepaid members, pay and play members or non-members. As a first time user you will need to register on the link below before booking.</p> <ul><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">book and pay for an activity online</a><strong></strong> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">book and pay for a swimming lesson and sports course online</a> </li></ul><p>You can also call the centre on <strong>020 7095 5100</strong> or visit it in person to book an activity. </p> <h2>Membership options and centre prices</h2> <ul><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Prepaid membership options and prices</a> - recommended for regular users </li><li><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/SportsClubsCentres/LeisureCard.htm">Pay and Play Lambeth REAL Plus leisure card</a> - recommended for occasional users </li><li><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/SportsClubsCentres/LeisureCentres/LambethLeisureCentrePrices.htm">Lambeth leisure centre prices</a> - for non-members</li></ul><h2>Come to a customer forum meeting </h2> <p>Customer forums are open meetings, held four times a year, to give you an opportunity to share your views with us and GLL. The next meetings will be on: </p> <ul><li>Wednesday 25 July, 2pm and 6pm </li><li>Thursday 25 October, 2pm and 6pm </li></ul><p>The meetings are held at Brixton Recreation Centre. Check at reception on the day to find out which area they are taking place in.</p> <h2>Facilities </h2> <p>The facilities include: </p> <ul><li>25m swimming pool - under 16s and over 60s can <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/SportsClubsCentres/LeisureCentres/SwimQuid.htm">swim for a quid</a> </li><li>teaching swimming pool </li><li>sports hall - eight badminton courts </li><li>five squash courts </li><li>climbing wall </li><li>dance studios </li><li>indoor bowls area </li><li>fitness gym </li><li>programmable fitness gym - including specific DDA - specially adapted equipment for disabled users </li><li>team zone - indoor football pitch </li><li>health suite - sauna and steam rooms, available as single gender sessions </li><li>social and meeting rooms </li><li>changing rooms. </li></ul><p>The zone and specific areas for under 16s:</p> <ul><li>crèche </li><li>play zone </li><li>energy zone </li><li>fitness zone (includes SHOKK fitness gym and dance studio).</li></ul><p>For more details on the facilities go to <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/SportsClubsCentres/LeisureCentres/BrixtonRecreationCentreFacilities.htm">Brixton Recreation Centre facilities</a>. </p> <h2>Contact Brixton Recreation centre</h2> <p>Tel: 020 7095 5100<br>Email: <a href=""></a><br>Address: Brixton Recreation Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ </p> </div> Brixton Recreation Centre Leisure and culture
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Brockwell Lido</span> </h1> <p> <img alt="Brockwell Lido" src="/NR/rdonlyres/50B77AA2-121B-488A-9960-E8ABFCE2320E/0/BrockwellLido.jpg" longdesc="Picture of Brockwell Lido"></p> <p><strong>Address:</strong> Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, London SE24 0PA. <br><strong>Telephone:</strong> 020 7274 3088 <br><strong>Website: </strong><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Brockwell Lido website</a></p> <p><a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=174387&amp;z=1&amp;sv=531658,174387&amp;st=4&amp;ar=Y&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">See a location map for Brockwell Lido</a>.</p> <h2>Car park disruption</h2> <p>Various works are taking place in Brockwell Park in the vicinity of the Lido as part of the park's ongoing lottery-funded restoration programme. The work includes installation of a new sewer running from the park to an external point plus new entrance gates. The car park will need to close at certain points during these improvements to allow work to be completed.<br><br>The <strong>car park will be</strong> <strong>closed from Monday 11 June for approximately eight days</strong>. During this period disabled access into the park will be severely restricted. Please find an alternative route or contact us on the details below for further advice. <br><br>We apologies for any inconvenience caused and will update this site with further information as soon as possible.</p> <p>If you require further information please contact <a href=""></a> or call <strong>0207 926 9000 </strong>and ask to speak to Paul Carter the Brockwell Park Manager.</p> <h2>Opening times</h2> <ul><li>Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm) </li><li>Saturday: 7.30am to 9.30pm (last entry 9pm) </li><li>Sunday: 7.30am to 9pm (last entry 8.30pm)</li></ul><h2>Facilities</h2> <p>Public outdoor swimming (available during summer period only). </p> <ul><li>Gym </li><li>Hydrotherapy suite  </li><li>Three studios for mind, body and exercise classes  </li><li>Café. </li></ul><h2>Classes</h2> <p>A range of classes are available at Brockwell Lido including a full Astanga, Hatha and Sivanada yoga programme, as well as pilates and special classes for pregnancy and post-natal yoga.</p> <p>For more information please visit the <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Brockwell Lido website</a>.</p> <h3>Whippersnapers</h3> <p>Whippersnapers provide a range of activities, including music and drama classes for children and adult classes in acrobatics, capoeira, drumming, yoga and meditation. </p> <p>For more information on classes, times and costs call Whippersnappers reception on 0207 738 6633 or visit the <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Whippersnappers website</a>. </p> <h2>Membership</h2> <p>A number of membership options are available. Please visit the <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Brockwell Lido website</a> for full details.</p> </div> Brockwell Lido Leisure and culture
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Brockwell Park</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Brockwell Hall and surrounding gardens" src="/NR/rdonlyres/40A63BF9-E198-4471-80B7-490DAF122246/0/BrockwellPark.jpg">Brockwell Park is a large, historic park located between Brixton, Dulwich and Herne Hill.</p> <p>It provides residents of and visitors to Lambeth and Southwark with a well-managed public space containing a wide range of facilities for play, sport, exercise and relaxation. </p> <p>As well as ornamental ponds, formal flower beds, a walled 'Old English' herbaceous flower garden and a charming 19th century clock tower, Brockwell Park also contains a number of historic buildings, including Brockwell Hall and the Brockwell Lido.</p> <p>There are a wide range of outdoor sports facilities available at Brockwell Park including basketball, football, bowling, cricket, tennis courts and the Brockwell Lido. Brockwell Park has a popular children's play area, a paddling pool and a purpose–built BMX track, as well as toilets, picnic areas and shelters.</p> <p><strong>Address</strong>: Norwood Road, SE24 9BJ<br><strong>Tube</strong>: Brixton<br><strong>Rail</strong>: Herne Hill<br><strong>Bus</strong>: 2, 3, 37, 57, 68, 196, 322, 432, 468<br><a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=173973&amp;z=1&amp;sv=531613,173973&amp;st=4&amp;ar=Y&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">See location map for Brockwell Park</a>.</p> <h2>Facilities</h2> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Environment/ParksGreenSpaces/ChildrensPlayAreas.htm">Children's play area</a>(dog free) </li><li><a href="/Services/EducationLearning/UnderFives/StayAndPlay.htm">One O'Clock Club</a> </li><li>Paddling pool </li><li>Café </li><li>Flower gardens </li><li>Ponds (X3) </li><li>Sports facilities:<br>For details on outdoor sports facilities, bookings and costs for hire <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/SportsClubsCentres/LeisureCentres/SportsFacilitiesParks.htm">see the sports facilities in parks page</a> </li><li>Toilets </li><li><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Friends of Brockwell Park website</a></li></ul><h2>Opening times</h2> <p>The park opens by <strong>7.30am</strong> each morning and is closed approximately <strong>15 minutes before sunset</strong>. <a href="/Services/Environment/ParksGreenSpaces/Parks/ParksOpeningTimes.htm">See opening and closing times</a></p> <p><strong>Please note:</strong> the car park entrance off Dulwich Road is open until 10pm Monday - Friday and until 9pm Saturday and Sunday, because it is used to access the Brockwell lido sports facilities in the evenings.</p> <h2>Brockwell Lido</h2> <p>Please see our <a href="" target="_blank">Brockwell Lido page</a>.</p> <h2>New developments in Brockwell Park</h2> <p>Details of the new <a href="/Services/Environment/ParksGreenSpaces/Parks/NewDevelopmentsBrockwellPark.htm">developments taking place in Brockwell Park</a>.</p> <p>Various works are taking place in the vicinity of the Lido and Changing Room Block as part of the park's Heritage Lottery-Funded restoration programme. As a result access to the car park is temporarily unavailable during this period. Disabled access into the park will also be severely restricted, so please try and find an alternative route or contact us for advice. </p> <p>Due to the recent bad weather we are slightly behind schedule with installation of a new sewer running from the park to an external point plus new entrance gates. </p> <p>We are aiming to reopen access to the car park and the adjoining pedestrian gate by the middle of the week beginning 7 May. However, please note this will be in stages and is dependent on both the weather and safety considerations.<br><br>Every effort is being made to minimise disruption, and we ask for your understanding and cooperation whilst this essential work is carried out. We will update you if there are any further delays or when these works are completed.</p> <h2>Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses</h2> <p>Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses is a project operating in partnership with Lambeth Council which manages the old greenhouses within the centre of Brockwell Park. Find our more about the <a href="/Services/Environment/ParksGreenSpaces/Parks/BrockwellParkCommunityGreenhouses.htm">Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses</a> project.</p> <h2>Friends of Brockwell Park </h2> <p>The Friends of Brockwell Park represent those who live around and use the park, and play a central role in its management and development for present and future generations. The Friends, who are key members of the Brockwell Park Community Partners, also organise regular meetings and a wide range of exciting events and activities within the park.</p> <p>To join or find out more, please see the <a href="" target="_blank">Friends of Brockwell Park website</a>. </p> <h2>Help us look after Brockwell Park</h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Trees in Brockwell Park at sunset" src="/NR/rdonlyres/45F89C02-DED5-42FF-A94F-249F2F5F0C24/0/BrockwellParkSunset.jpg">Brockwell Park comes under the area patrolled by Herne Hill, Tulse Hill and Thurlow Park Neighbourhood Teams of the Lambeth Borough Police, who work in close partnership with Lambeth Council and the Friends of Brockwell Park to ensure that the park provides everybody with safe and welcoming environment.</p> <p>Brockwell Park welcomes responsible dog walkers, but there are dog free areas such as the children's play area, paddling pool and sports facilities such as the tennis courts and BMX track. This is for the comfort and safety of children and their carers, and also helps to protect local wildlife.</p> <p>For more information on Brockwell Park and how to help us keep it clean, green and safe please contact us on 020 7926 9000 or email us at <a href=""></a>.</p> <h2>Further information</h2> <ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Green Pennant Award - Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Lambeth Green Flag Award Press Release 2009</a> </li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Lambeth Borough Police – Safer Neighbourhoods</a> </li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Friends of Brockwell Park</a> </li><li><a href="" target="_blank">GreenSpace</a>- promoting the regeneration of parks and public spaces </li><li><a title="open in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)</a> </li></ul></div> Brockwell Park Environment
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Consultation on the 2012/13 budget</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Scissors cutting a pound sign" src="/NR/rdonlyres/7B90D173-8C7C-4901-BB0E-D9F12E899741/0/ScissorsPic.jpg" border="0" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">We have to make significant changes to the services we deliver and the way they are delivered to meet the budget available in future years. </p> <p>Some of the savings will be found by becoming more efficient in how we commission and deliver our services, but there will be reductions in the services provided by us. </p> <p>We have worked extensively to ensure that, as far as possible, the budget proposals align with resident priorities.</p> <p>To best understand resident's views on how to meet the financial challenge we have had a programme of engagement which has included:</p> <ul><li>events with existing service user groups  </li><li>residents survey with a representative sample of 750 residents  </li><li>focus groups with local people.</li></ul><p>This information has been used to amend and further develop proposals. For example, the early potential proposals relating to street cleaning, public and community toilets, and community safety (including hate crime) were all changed significantly following the findings of the budget consultation. </p> <p>To find out more about the budget challenge and how we will meet it, go to:</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/MakingADifference/ToughChoices.htm">why we have to make tough choices</a>. </li></ul><h2><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/Consultations/FinanceConsultations/PreviousBudgetConsultations.htm">Previous budget consultations</a> </h2> <p>Read more about how people contributed to shaping our previous budgets.</p> </div> Budget consultation Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Building control - how to get building regulations approval</span> </h1> <p>If you're planning building work at home or at work, you need to make sure it complies with minimum standards set by law, which is where Lambeth Building Control can help.</p> <p>Building regulations exist to ensure the health and safety of people in and around all types of buildings; domestic, commercial and industrial. They also provide for energy conservation, and for access and facilities for disabled people.</p> <p>For approved documents and other useful information on planning and building, please visit <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <h2><a href="/NR/exeres/4CB49C9F-AD17-4C81-AA26-16F335A55A94.htm">Building work at home</a></h2> <p>Our guide on how to get building regulations approval for work at home.</p> <h2><a href="/NR/exeres/96FD63DD-28B3-43F5-A77B-F17AF81EB9FD.htm">Building work on commercial properties</a></h2> <p>Our guide on how to get building regulations approval for work on commercial properties.</p> <h2><a href="/NR/exeres/15E85D84-B119-4184-A173-891DF52BB316.htm">Work exempt from building regulations approval</a></h2> <p>Details of work you don't need building regulations approval for.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/BuildingControl/approval_EXTRA.htm">Jargon-buster</a></h2> <p>Our jargon-buster explains common building control phrases.</p><h2 class="infoBox">Frequently Asked Questions</h2><div class="infoBox"><ul><li><a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/BuildingControl/Approval_FAQ.htm#q1">What happens if I do work without applying for approval?</a></li><li><a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/BuildingControl/Approval_FAQ.htm#q2">What if unauthorised work has been carried out in the past?</a></li><li><a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/BuildingControl/Approval_FAQ.htm#q3">Can I get building regulations approval if no application was made and the building work has started or even completed?</a></li></ul><p>More Questions and answers on the <a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/BuildingControl/Approval_FAQ.htm">FAQ</a> page.</p></div> </div> Building control - how to get building regulations approval Housing and planning
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Building for the future - environmentally friendly construction</span> </h1> <p>This page gives guidance on how to save energy and water, which will save you money, by using environmentally friendly materials. Following the tips will help to create attractive, high quality buildings that people will want to work in, buy or rent. </p> <h2>How to make your home or building energy efficient</h2> <ul><li>Add rainwater collecting butts in downpipes from the roof guttering, and use permeable surfaces around buildings, to allow rain to naturally drain away.  </li><li>Use vitrified clay pipes for drains. These use a less harmful production process than PVC (polyvinyl chloride is a synthetic plastic) pipes, and can be recycled at a later date. PVC is not easy to dispose of, and can be damaged by rodents.  </li><li>Use recycled or new concrete slabs, rather than asphalt paving. </li><li>External lighting should have controls for efficient use, for example, lights that automatically go off when there is enough daylight, or when they’re not needed at night. </li></ul><h2>Use environmentally friendly materials</h2> <ul><li>Add more insulation, beyond the minimum requirements recommended, in walls, roofs and floors, to save energy.  </li><li>Use recycled materials – second-hand bricks, tiles, slates and crushed concrete.  </li><li>Use mineral wool, expanded polystyrene and recycled newspaper as insulation. These use less energy during production, and produce less noxious emissions than polystyrene and <br>polyurethane.  </li><li>Use timber with FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) accreditation.  </li><li>Make sure that windows, doors and roof lights, meet the new Building Regulations and are designed to save energy.  </li><li>Use water-based or natural paints and stains which will not threaten the painter’s health, or the quality of the air.  </li><li>Use draft-excluders to reduce heat loss through doors and windows. Use rolledup material that you can put at the bottom of doors to stop drafts, and use draft excluder tape around windows.  </li><li>Use materials from local builders’ merchants/DIY stores, so that you do not have to transport them long distances. </li></ul><h2>Save energy</h2> <ul><li>Use gas-condensing boiler for your water and heating – these are very energy efficient. If you’re working on a large-scale project, consider using a combined heat and power boiler for maximum energy efficiency, and to save costs. Check with Building Regulations to make sure that your boiler meets the minimum efficiency standards. </li><li>Insulate existing pipes and tanks to save energy – again check with Building Regulations for the minimum standards. <br>Install water saving toilets with a dual flush. <br>Use aerated spray taps and shower heads to reduce water consumption. </li><li>Install temperature controls for different parts of the house, for example, thermostatic valves which control the temperature of radiators, so that you don’t waste energy and money. <br>Use low-energy lighting and light bulbs – at least some of the internal lighting must use energy-efficient lamps, for example, fluorescent lamps. </li><li>Install ventilation systems throughout, with heat recovery units which use heat from the air and put it back where it is needed in the house/building. </li><li>You don’t need to have heating in a conservatory – the sun will provide solar energy to heat the room. </li><li>Install storage areas (inside or outside your home/building) so you can collect recycled material. </li><li>Think of using solar power. Solar energy panels can be used to heat water. Sunlight capturing panels, which can be used instead of roof tiles for cladding or roofing, maximize energy efficiency and can generate electricity.</li></ul><p>All these useful tips and additional information is contained in our <a title="Building for the future leaflet" href="/Services/HousingPlanning/BuildingControl/BuildingFuture.htm">Building for the future leaflet</a>.</p> </div> Building for the future - environmentally friendly construction Housing and planning
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Burials and cremations</span> </h1> <p>Advice on burials and cremations, including organising burials and cremations yourself and the required forms for cremations.</p> <h2>Introduction</h2> <p>In the United Kingdom today there are around 633,000 registered deaths every year. Of these deaths, 71% are cremated, with the remainder being buried in churchyards and municipal or private cemeteries.</p> <p>At present, the practice of cremation and burial is carried out within specific statutes, such as The Cremation Regulations 1930 (Amended 2000), The Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977, The Environmental Protection Act 1990 and The Public Health Act (Control of Diseases) 1983.</p> <h2>Burial and cremation records</h2> <p>We have records of burials and cremations in the borough. Searches can be made for all burials, buried human remains or buried cremated human remains - see <a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/DeathsFuneralsCremations/BurialsCremations_EXTRA.htm">burial and cremation records</a>.</p> <h2>Burials</h2> <p>When checking the deceased personal effects for a will find out if they had already arranged a gravespace in a churchyard or cemetery.</p> <p><strong>Churchyards</strong> - Most churchyards and many suburban churchyards are full or no longer open for new burials.</p> <p>You will need to check availability of space and rights of burial with the priest or minister responsible.</p> <p><strong>Cemeteries</strong> - There will be a deed of grant if a grave space has already been paid for in a cemetery, and this will normally need to be produced to exercise a right of burial for the deceased if there is enough space remaining in that grave or cemetery.</p> <p>Most cemeteries are owned and operated by Local Authorities and fees vary from site to site.</p> <h3>Arranging the burial yourself</h3> <p>It is both lawful and possible for you to arrange the burial yourself, and all that is required is a death certificate signed by a doctor and a certificate of burial from the registrar.</p> <p>If you wish to have the body buried on private property you will need the permission of the landowner and should consult the environmental health and planning departments of the local Council to ensure that there are no objections.</p> <p>Once completed, the burial needs to be recorded properly and entered onto the Deeds of the property.</p> <p>Once the body has been buried it can only be disturbed or removed with the authorisation of a Home Office Licence.</p> <p>If you wish to arrange the funeral or burial yourself please contact the Bereavement Services Manager for assistance, or obtain published advice from the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Natural Death Centre</a>. </p> <h2>Cremation</h2> <p>Most crematoria are operated by Local Authorities although a number are operated by private companies.</p> <p>The cost of cremation at Lambeth &amp; West Norwood Crematoria includes use of the Chapel facilities, medical referee's fees and the preparation and placement of the Cremated Remains in container for transportation purposes.</p> <p>Cremated Remains can be</p> <ul><li>Scattered in the Garden of Remembrance or in another location with the landowners permission </li><li>Buried in a Churchyard or Cemetery </li><li>Or kept at your own home. </li></ul><p>It is very important that you make it clear to your funeral director or Crematorium Staff what is to be done with the Cremated Remains.</p> <p>If you have made no choice, the Crematorium Staff have the legal authority to dispose of the remains, however only after contacting the relatives.</p> <p>In the case of babies and very young children there may be no Cremated Remains due to the cartilaginous nature of their skeleton.</p> <h3>Arranging the cremation yourself</h3> <p>Like burial a cremation can be arranged without the need of a funeral director.</p> <p>If you wish to arrange the cremation yourself please contact the Bereavement Services Manager for assistance.</p> <h3>Cremation forms</h3> <p>No cremation can take place until the cause of death is definitely known.</p> <p>Five forms, available from your funeral director or crematorium, have to be completed:</p> <ol><li>An application form (form A) signed by the next of kin or executor. </li><li>Two doctors certificates for cremation (forms B and C) each signed by a different doctor; you will have to pay for these. If the death is referred to the coroner, these two documents are not required; instead the coroner will give you a certificate for cremation (form E). </li><li>A certificate (form F) signed by the medical referee at the crematorium; the medical referee has the power to refuse any cremation and either require a post mortem examination or refer the death to the coroner. </li><li>A certified extract from the register of deaths (green form) issued by the registrar of deaths. This form is not required where the coroner has issued a certificate for cremation (form E). </li></ol><h2>Parking at a funeral</h2> <p><a title="Information on parking rules for funerals." href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/ParkingSuspensions/WhatAreParkingBaySuspensionsFor.htm#funeral">Information on parking rules for funerals.</a></p> <p> </p> </div> Burials and cremations Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Travel by bus</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Vauxhall Bridge" src="/NR/rdonlyres/E9CF410D-2A50-4926-891C-6C9B6B78B1D4/0/VauxhallBridgeBus.jpg" border="0" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Lambeth is well served for buses, with over 60 bus routes and 25 night bus routes running through the borough. <br><br>London Buses manages bus services in London. It plans routes, specifies service levels and monitors service quality. It is also responsible for bus stations, bus stops and other support services. The bus services are operated by private operators who work under contract to London buses. </p> <p>For more information about London Buses and bus routes please visit the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Transport for London website</a>.<br><br>To plan your journey, visit the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Transport for London journey planner</a>.</p> <h2>Bus shelters </h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" height="153" alt="" src="/NR/rdonlyres/4A451736-D515-48B1-B955-F8B877AC554A/0/busstop.jpg">Bus shelters in the borough are provided by Adshel for London Buses. </p> <p>If you see a bus shelter which has been vandalised, please report it by calling Adshel on 0800 731 3699 or emailing London Buses Customer Services at <a href=""></a>. </p> <p>For all advertising queries please call CBS Outdoor Ltd on 020 7482 3000.</p> </div> Bus shelters Transport and streets
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Business continuity management</span> </h1> <p>How would your business cope in a crisis? Do you have a business continuity management plan to guide your recovery? Or are you just leaving it to luck?</p> <p>It is a common misconception that business continuity management merely encompasses backup and recovery plans, and that external consultants are needed to make these. But business continuity management is actually a lot more than that, and provided you know your business environment it can be inexpensive and relatively easy to implement.</p> <h2>What is business continuity planning?</h2> <p>Business continuity planning is a process of identifying and evaluating the risks to your business and then planning to enable the business to continue operating (and recover) if the worst happens.</p> <p>Around the world regulators and governments are putting great emphasis on the need for organisations to have effective business continuity management in place. </p> <p>Some insurance companies are setting the level of business interruption premiums according to the speed at which an organisation is able to resume business. </p> <p>Several large businesses are starting to insist on suppliers having robust business continuity management processes in place before they will trade with them.</p> <p>Despite recent high-profile threats to business hitting the news - from terrorist attacks, extreme weather, petrol blockades, fires and trade disputes - research has found that the UK's small and medium-sized enterprises are gambling on their futures.</p> <h2>Useful resources</h2> <p>Below are links to a number of useful documents and templates which can assist you with business continuity planning in your organisation.</p> <h3><a href="/Services/Business/BusinessSupportDevelopment/BusinessSupport/EmployerAdvice/BusinessContinuityPlanTemplate.htm">Business continuity plan template</a> </h3> <p>Template provided by Lambeth council's Emergency Response Planning Team.</p> <h3><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Business continuity plans rehearsal</a> </h3> <p>This document specifies the process that is involved for each type of rehearsal, the techniques and the required participants.<br><strong>Source:</strong> <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">London Prepared: useful documents</a></p> <h3><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Contingencies planning generic instructions</a> </h3> <p>Example of 'To do' instructions immediately after an incident. <br><strong>Source:</strong> <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">London Prepared: useful documents</a> </p> <h3><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Emergency pack</a> </h3> <p>One of the most useful actions that you can take to cope in an emergency is to have prepared an 'Emergency Pack' or 'Battle Box' in advance. This document lists the type of items you may wish to include.<br><strong>Source:</strong> <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">London Prepared: useful documents</a></p> <h3><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Recovery plan for small and medium-sized enterprises</a> </h3> <p>You can create an effective business continuity plan easily, in a relatively short space of time and for little outlay. This is a five-step guide to help small to medium-sized enterprises get started on business continuity planning.<br><strong>Source: </strong><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">London Prepared: 10 to 50 staff</a> </p> <h3><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Risk assessment diagram</a> </h3> <p>Simple example of a risk assessment flow diagram.<br><strong>Source:</strong> <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">London Prepared: useful documents</a></p> <h3><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Risk rating matrix (PDF 19KB)</a> </h3> <p>Annex 4F to 'Emergency Preparedness'- Guidance on Part 1 of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, its associated Regulations and non-statutory arrangements.<br><strong>Source:</strong> <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Cabinet Office</a></p> <h3><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Staff contact tree diagram</a> </h3> <p>The staff contact tree is a document containing the contact number for the employees. The tree provides the hierarchy of call cascade, starting with the most senior in the team or departments.<br><strong>Source:</strong> <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">London Prepared: useful documents</a></p> <h3><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Ten minute assessment</a> </h3> <p>A quick assessment to see how far your organisation has got with business continuity management. <br><strong>Source:</strong> <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">London Prepared: useful documents</a></p> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p><a href="/Services/AdviceBenefits/Emergencies/MajorIncidentsEmergencyPlanning.htm">Emergency Response Planning Team</a> <br>Room 212 <br>Lambeth Town Hall <br>Brixton Hill <br>London <br>SW2 1RW </p> <p>Tel: 020 7926 1000 </p> </div> Business continuity management Business
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Business crime</span> </h1> <p>The Lambeth Business Against Crime (LBAC) Partnership takes best practice town centre security initiatives and establishes a sustainable membership scheme, with the ability to deliver proactive initiatives that curtail the activities of prolific and persistent offenders. </p> <h2>Business Watch - Lambeth Business Against Crime (LBAC)</h2> <p>The mission of LBAC is to enhance safety and liveability in Lambeth through police-community partnership. LBAC members share information and work together to reduce crime as the borough’s dedicated, formal and pro-active BCRP (Business Crime Reduction Partnership) between the business community, Police, Council, CCTV and other statutory agencies. LBAC’s dual track approach, with enforcement the bedrock combined with early activation of the support agencies, is a highly effective means of protecting businesses, staff and customers: </p> <h3>RadioSafetyNet</h3> <p>The partnership has a centrally managed communications network with personal security radios. Each handset is monitored, managed and recorded through a sophisticated computer system; a centrally managed intelligence-sharing network that delivers real-time information to members by radio to enable effective targeting of prolific and persistent offenders. There is a training package for new and existing members covering skills such as store security, radio usage and dealing with aggression. </p> <h3>National Business Information System (NBIS)</h3> <p>NBIS, together with strict protocols agreed with the Office of the Information Commissioner and an Information Sharing Protocol with Police, enables the gathering, collation and sharing of key information about offenders and the methods they use. </p> <h3>Exclusion Notice Scheme</h3> <p>Using an intelligence led approach to identify persistent offenders and those who are violent towards staff and customers the Exclusion Notice Scheme – Banned from One, Banned from All – is a powerful crime prevention method seeking to identify the 17% of offenders who commit 80% of the crime against business and exclude them from members premises. Breech of an Exclusion Notice is regarded by the Crown Prosecution Service as an act of anti-social behaviour. </p> <h3>National Safer Socialising Award</h3> <p>The purpose of the award is to encourage licensed premises to achieve higher standards of management and operation as a demonstration of their commitment to crime and disorder reduction and the prevention of anti-social behaviour. It rewards premises and businesses that can achieve the accreditation standards. By providing a complete “health-check” for businesses with respect to all the aims and objectives set down in the Licensing Act 2003, it provides positive value to each business. A mutual exchange of real benefit is achieved for those who live in, work in and visit the area covered by the partnership. </p> <h3>Safer Lambeth Business Award and Safe In Doors</h3> <p>This dual award and accreditation scheme has been developed as joint initiative between LBAC and the Metropolitan Police Serious and Organised Crime Group (MPS SCD-7) to offer an inclusive benefit to statutory agencies, the various business communities and the whole community of Lambeth. </p> <p>The Safer Lambeth Business Award confirms that the business has in place a set of minimum measures for staff / customer personal safety and security. It is also specifically designed to prevent commercial / armed robbery and encourage businesses of all sizes to think actively about building safe and secure public spaces. Apart from a few clear essential standards the award is flexible and some small premises may qualify for funding for enhanced security measures. </p> <p>Pre-assessment is carried out by LBAC with assessment made jointly by LBAC, Lambeth Community Safety and MPS Lambeth Borough Crime Prevention Officers. </p> <p>Safe In Doors seeks to develop a safe havens program for all victims of crime and offers an official “sub-RAID” police accreditation. Under the scheme those gaining a Safer Lambeth Business Award and all those with a Silver or Gold National Safer Socialising Award can make a Safe In Doors accreditation application. After confirmation that the premise is suitable for use as a safe haven by the Safe In Doors Panel, the required cascaded staff training around armed robbery and victim support is provided. </p> <h3>Training</h3> <p>LBAC and MPS will, with the support of Safer Lambeth, take a lead on training and seek to engage local managers and staffs in an understanding that good security preparation is the best defence. </p> <h3>Key contacts</h3> <p><strong>LBAC members can report incidents of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour using the dedicated hotline 0870 919 3674</strong> </p> <h3>Lambeth Business Against Crime</h3> <p>Tel: 0207 733 4825<br>Email: <a href=""></a><br>Website: <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </p> <h3>Business Crime Reduction Partnership</h3> <p>Tel: 0207 733 4825 </p> </div> Business crime Business
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Business parking permit</span> </h1> <p>If you work for a business based in a <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/WhereToParkParkingCharges/CPZs.htm">Controlled Parking Zone</a> (CPZ) in Lambeth and use a business vehicle you may be entitled to apply for a business permit.</p> <h2>What is a business parking permit</h2> <p>The permit:</p> <ul><li>allows you to park in business and business shared-use bays in the CPZ where the business is located </li><li>each permit is <strong>vehicle specific</strong> and cannot be used on any other vehicle.</li></ul><h2>Who is eligible </h2> <p>To be eligible for a business parking permit: </p> <ul><li>you must have a business in the area the permit is valid </li><li>your vehicle must be used and insured for business purposes.</li></ul><p>All applications <strong>must</strong> include: </p> <ul><li>a typed letter signed by the Company Secretary (or similar company official) on letterhead </li><li>a current copy of your NNDR (business rates) </li></ul><p>And <strong>one</strong> of the following: </p> <ul><li>an Inland Revenue Mileage Tax Document </li><li>a valid Certificate of Insurance.</li></ul><h2>Parking permit price</h2> <ul><li>Go to our <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/ParkingPermits/ParkingPermitPrices.htm">parking permit prices page </a>for the latest parking permit prices. </li></ul><p>You can pay, in person, by cash, cheque, postal order or credit card. A cheque guarantee card will be needed. Advanced applications by post can be paid by using cheque or postal order. Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to <strong>'London Borough of Lambeth'</strong>. Do not send cash through the post.</p> <h2>How to apply </h2> <p>To apply for a business parking permit <strong>complete</strong> a business parking permit <strong>applictation form</strong>: </p> <ul><li>download a <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/AppFormforBusinessParkingPermit0405.htm">business parking permit application form</a> or </li><li>collect a form from our <a href="/ContactUs/CustomerCentres.htm">customer centres</a>. </li></ul><p>You can <strong>return the application form</strong> to us with the supporting documents and payment <strong>either</strong>: </p> <ul><li>in <strong>person</strong> at our <a href="/ContactUs/CustomerCentres.htm">customer centres</a><strong> </strong>or </li><li>by <strong>post</strong> to our Parking Business Support, Lambeth Housing, Regeneration and Environment, PO Box 51929, London SW9 9YR.   </li></ul><p>If you are applying by <strong>post</strong>, complete the application form, include <strong>photocopies only</strong> of your supporting documentation along with your cheque/postal order which should be made out to ‘<strong>London Borough of Lambeth’</strong> and send it all to our parking shop.</p> <p>If you would like to speak to someone about the application process go to our <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/ParkingContacts.htm">parking contacts page </a>.</p> <h2>Terms and conditions </h2> <p>Terms and conditions of use are on the <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/AppFormforBusinessParkingPermit0405.htm">business parking permit application form</a>.</p> </div> Business parking permits Transport and streets
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Business rates: customer charter </span> </h1> <p>Our aim is to provide a responsive, quality service that reflects our commitment to customer care for the whole community.</p> <h2>Delivering quality </h2> <p>You can expect our staff to be polite, able and efficient at all times. They will answer all your questions as clearly and fully as possible. </p> <h2>Contacting us </h2> <p>You can contact the business rates office at;<br>Business rates section <br>London Borough of Lambeth <br>PO Box 165 <br>Bromley <br>Kent <br>Telephone: 020 8315 2255 <br>Fax: 020 8315 2258<br><a href=""></a>. </p> <h2>If you write to us </h2> <p>You can write to us by email, fax and post. We will reply to your written enquiries within ten working days of receipt. A full reply may take longer in some cases, but you will be informed who is dealing with your case and when you should expect a reply. </p> <h2>If you phone us</h2> <p>A dedicated call centre is in operation to deal with your Business Rates queries promptly and efficiently. Your call will be answered within 15 seconds of ringing. </p> <h2>If you visit us </h2> <p>You can visit the customer services section at Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RL with any business rates enquiry. You will always be given a written record of your visit that will show you what action is being taken on your enquiry. You can make an appointment to see a Revenues Inspector at the reception desk or by phoning 020 7326 3195. </p> <h2>Language Line </h2> <p>We subscribe to Language Line, a telephone interpreting service. This facility is available if English is not your first language and can be used if you visit our customer services section or phone the call centre on 020 8315 2255 </p> <h2>Cashiers </h2> <p>The cash office is sited at Brixton Customer Centre, 18 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RL and is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4.15pm. </p> <h2>If things go wrong <br></h2> <p>If you feel unhappy about the service you have received from us, please make a suggestion that helps us improve it. Your comments are important to us as they help us put things right and improve our service. We have three complaint stages. </p> <h2>What should I do if I am not happy with the service? </h2> <h3>Stage 1 <br></h3> <p>First of all, call us on 020 8315 2255. We will always try to resolve your problem immediately but if you are still not satisfied ask to speak to the manager. If the manager is unable to resolve your complaint, you can ask for your complaint to be referred to the Business Rates Office. In these cases, we aim to call you back within 48 hours. </p> <p>Alternatively, you may contact the Business Rates Manager in the Business Rates Office at <a href=""></a>. We aim to respond to your complaint at this stage within 15 working days. </p> <p>Making a complaint does not allow you to withhold payment of your business rates. </p> <h2>What should I do if I am not happy with the reply? </h2> <h3><br>Stage 2 <br></h3> <p>If you are dissatisfied with the response to the stage one complaint, you have the right to have your complaint reviewed by a senior manager. If you want to exercise this right please contact Maureen Smith, the Client Performance Manager for Business Rates, confirming that you wish to make a stage two complaint and explain the reasons why you were dissatisfied with the first response. </p> <p>To make a stage two complaint, you should contact: <br>Maureen Smith<br>Client Performance Manager (Business Rates) <br>1st Floor <br>Olive Morris House <br>18 Brixton Hill <br>London <br>SW2 1RL <br>Phone: 020 7926 9876 <br>Fax: 020 7926 0801 <br>Email: <a href=""></a> </p> <p>You will receive an acknowledgement within two working days and a senior manager will be asked to investigate your complaint. The senior manager will reply to your complaint within 15 working days. </p> <h2>What should I do if I am still not happy? </h2> <h3>Stage 3 </h3> <p>If you are still not happy after the stage two investigation, you can have your complaint reviewed by the council’s corporate complaints unit, which acts on behalf of the chief executive. The corporate complaints unit will now investigate your complaint.</p> <p>They are independent of the Business Rates office and will carry out a full review of your complaint. </p> <p>To make a stage three complaint, you should contact: <br>Corporate Complaints Unit, <br>Lambeth Town Hall <br>Brixton Hill <br>London SW2 1RW <br>Tel: 020 7926 9694 <br>Fax: 020 7926 9381 <br>Email: <a href=""></a>  </p> <p>Your stage three complaint will be acknowledged within three working days and we will let you know how long it will take to give you a full reply. We aim to send you a report of the investigation within 20 working days. </p> <h2>What should I do if I want to take it further? </h2> <p>If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your complaint, you can complain to the Local Government Ombudsman. This is an independent national service that investigates complaints against local councils. You can make a complaint to them at anytime, however they will usually only investigate if you have already been through our own complaints procedure. </p> <p>To make a complaint to the ombudsman, you should contact:<br> <br><strong>Local Government Ombudsman</strong><br>PO Box 4771<br>Coventry <br>CV4 0EH<br>Tel: 0845 602 1983 <br>Text: 0762 4804323<br>Email: <a href=""></a>  <br>Website: <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </p> </div> Business rates: customer charter Business
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Business rates: reductions and relief</span> </h1> <p>There are a number of different circumstances in which business rate reductions or relief apply.</p> <h2>Unoccupied property rating</h2> <p>In general, there will be no business rates to pay for the first three months after a property becomes empty, as long as it has been previously occupied for a minimum of six weeks and one day. After that, an empty property rate of 100% of the occupied charge will be payable. Industrial buildings, listed buildings and small properties with rateable values of less than £2600, pay no empty property rates even after the first three months have expired. </p> <h2>Small Business Rate Relief</h2> <p>On 1 April 2005, a new small business rate relief was introduced by central government. This entitles anyone occupying a property with a rateable value of up to £21,500 to relief on their bill. If you wish to apply please fill in and return the <a href="/Services/Business/BusinessRates/ApplicationSmallBusinessRateRelief.htm">Small Business Rate Relief form</a>. </p> <h2>Charitable and discretionary relief</h2> <p>Charities are entitled to relief from rates on any non-domestic property that is wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes. Relief is given at 80% of the bill. Local councils have discretion to give further relief on the remaining bill.</p> <p>Authorities also have discretion to give relief on all or part of any rate bill for property occupied by certain non-profit making bodies. They can also consider giving rate relief in cases of hardship or where part of a property is beyond use for a certain period.</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Business/BusinessRates/MandatoryReliefApplicationForm.htm">Mandatory relief application form</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Business/BusinessRates/DiscretionaryReliefApplicationForm.htm">Discretionary relief application form</a></li></ul><h2>Rating advisers</h2> <p>Ratepayers do not have to be represented in discussions about their rateable value or their rates bill. Appeals against rateable values can be made free of charge. However, ratepayers who do wish to be represented should be aware that members of the <a class="top" title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors</a> and the <a class="top" title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuations</a> are qualified and are regulated by rules of professional conduct designed to protect the public from misconduct. Before you employ a rating adviser, you should check they have the necessary knowledge and expertise, as well as appropriate indemnity insurance. Take great care and if necessary, seek further advice before entering into any contract.</p> </div> Business rates: reductions and relief Business
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Business rates: valuations</span> </h1> <br><h2>Rateable value</h2> <p>Apart from properties that are exempt from business rates, each non-domestic property has a rateable value which is set by the valuation officers of the <a class="top" title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Valuation Office Agency (VOA)</a>, an Agency of the Inland Revenue. It draws up and maintains a full list of all rateable values, which can be viewed on the <a title="Opens in a new window" href=";itemId=1085719551&amp;r.l1=1073858808&amp;;r.l3=1086076205&amp;r.l2=1073859221&amp;r.i=1086076412&amp;r.t=RESOURCES&amp;furlname=voaratinglist&amp;furlparam=voaratinglist&amp;ref=http%3A//;" target="_blank">Business Link website</a>.</p> <p>The rateable value of your property will be shown on the front of your bill. The rateable value broadly represents the yearly rent the property could have been let for on the open market on a particular date. For the revaluation that came into effect on 1 April 2000, this date was set at 1 April 1998.</p> <p>The valuation officer has to maintain the list and may alter the value if he or she believes that the circumstances of the property have changed. The ratepayer (and certain others who have an interest in the property) can also appeal against the value shown in the list if they believe it is wrong. Further information on the grounds for making an appeal, and on how to make one, can be found on the <a class="top" title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">VOA website</a> or from your local valuation office.</p> <p>The effect of successful appeals against values shown in the rating list that came into force on 1 April 2000 will normally be backdated to the beginning of the financial year in which they are made, although there are exceptions to this.</p> <h2>National non-domestic rating multiplier</h2> <p>The local council works out the Business Rates bill by multiplying the rateable value of the property by the multiplier or 'poundage' which the Government sets on 1 April each year for the whole of England. The Government normally changes the multiplier every year in line with inflation. </p> <p>By law, the multiplier cannot go up by more than the rate of inflation, except in the year of a revaluation when it is set at a level which will keep the total amount raised in rates after the revaluation the same as before, plus inflation for that year. Revaluation's are held every five years, the next being due on 1 April 2005.</p> <h2>Transitional arrangements</h2> <p>Property values normally change a good deal between each revaluation. Transitional arrangements help to phase in the effects of these changes by limiting the amount by which a bill may rise following a revaluation. To help pay for the limits on increases in bills after a revaluation, there also have to be limits on reductions in bills. Under the transition scheme, limits continue to apply to yearly increases and decreases until the full amount is due (rateable value times the multiplier).</p> <p>The scheme applies only to the bill based on a property at the time of the revaluation. If there are any changes to the property after the revaluation date, transitional arrangements will not normally apply to the part of a bill that applies to any increase in rateable value due to those changes. You can get further information about transitional arrangements from the business rates section or on the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) website</a>.</p> </div> Business rates: valuations Business
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Cabinet</span> </h1> <h2> <br>Cabinet Members</h2> <h3><br>Leader of the Council - Councillor Steve Reed</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Cllr Steve Reed" src="/NR/rdonlyres/99E12BE7-146C-4498-994E-462C894EC4AC/0/SteveReed.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">He can be contacted on: <br>020 7926 1167 <br><a href=""></a></p> <p>Responsibilities include:<br>Overall political responsibility for the council, Chair of Lambeth First, partnerships, external relations including the Government, GLA and other local authorities, communications, Vauxhall &amp; Nine Elms regeneration board, Cooperative Council service transformation.</p><br class="clear"><h3>Deputy Leader of the Council - Councillor Jackie Meldrum</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Cllr Jackie Meldrum" src="/NR/rdonlyres/DA3ED5C7-863C-4858-B22B-D2A77D25F7DF/0/JackieMeldrum.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">She can be contacted on: <br>020 7926 1167<br><a href=""></a></p> <p>Responsibilities include:<br>Deputises for the Leader of the Council, economic development, business growth including council services to businesses, jobs, skills and employment, local economic recovery, town centre management, business rates, business opportunities from the Olympics, emergency planning.</p><br class="clear"><h3>Cabinet Member for Children and Families - Councillor Rachel Heywood</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Councillor Rachel Heywood" src="/NR/rdonlyres/0DE0F345-ADF2-4DEF-A59A-C83926B92B64/0/RachelHeywood.jpg">She can be contacted on: <br>020 7733 7300 <br><a href=""></a></p> <p>Responsibilities include:<br>Education learning and schools, youth services, early years, education capital estate, children's social care, safeguarding children, children with learning disabilities, children in care, youth offending service, troubled families, family interventions.</p><br class="clear"><h3>Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and the Olympics - Councillor Sally Prentice</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Councillor Sally Prentice" src="/NR/rdonlyres/D2DEB788-FF74-4439-87F7-478A59DD451C/0/SallyPrentice.jpg">She can be contacted on:<br>020 7587 0160 <br><a href=""></a> </p> <p>Responsibilities include: <br>Cultural services, parks, leisure and sporting facilities, libraries, maximising opportunities as a result of the Olympics, relations with key cultural partners including the South Bank.</p><br class="clear"><h3>Cabinet Member for Equalities and Communities - Councillor Lorna Campbell<br></h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Cllr Lorna Campbell" src="/NR/rdonlyres/C2852D3A-5004-4717-8E21-6A22C430F7A2/0/LornaCampbell.jpg">She can be contacted on: <br>07946 217 584 <br><a href=""></a> </p> <p>Responsibilities include:<br>Equalities including equality impact assessments, new communities, faith groups, community engagement, community hubs, welfare reform (working with Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategic Housing).</p><br class="clear"><h3>Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources - Councillor Paul McGlone </h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Cllr Paul McGlone" src="/NR/rdonlyres/61B0D73A-5F37-4033-8BCF-938724D80A8F/0/PaulMcGlone.jpg">He can be contacted on: <br>020 8674 3250 <br><a href=""></a></p> <p>Responsibilities include:<br>Finance, corporate resources, democratic services, budget-setting, accommodation strategy, facilities management, human resources, support services, efficient resourcing, trade union relations, capital programme and asset management, performance and service improvement, strategic procurement</p><br class="clear"><h3>Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Jim Dickson</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Cllr Jim Dickson" src="/NR/rdonlyres/2D326CAA-5C66-4114-B822-6EF1B3EBAA8E/0/JimDickson.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">He can be contacted on: <br>020 3149 6657 <br><a href=""></a></p> <p>Responsibilities include:<br>Public health, adult care services, adults with learning disabilities, older people's services, residential care, carers, voluntary sector, disabilities, mental health, people with or affected by HIV or AIDS, supporting people services, street homelessness/rough sleeping support services, careline, sheltered housing support, relations with key health partners including hospital trusts and NHS Lambeth.</p><br class="clear"><h3>Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services - Councillor Pete Robbins</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Councillor Pete Robbins" src="/NR/rdonlyres/E0870D2E-36A4-4DA8-9FFD-0F8E439414A1/0/PeterRobbins.jpg">He can be contacted on: <br>07946 218 389 <br><a href=""></a></p> <p>Responsibilities include:<br>Environmental services including street care and cleansing, refuse and waste collection, public realm, recycling, parking, highways, markets, Freshview, CCTV, customer access and service standards, housing management including relations with Lambeth Living, URH and TMOs, HRA, rent and service charges, tenants’ and leaseholder engagement, housing management services including RSLs and private sector.</p><br class="clear"><h3>Cabinet Member for Public Protection - Councillor Jack Hopkins</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Councillor Jack Hopkins" src="/NR/rdonlyres/DC2EBBEE-AB1E-4FD5-81DF-3F7435202614/0/JackHopkins.jpg">He can be contacted on: <br>020 7091 9010<br><a href=""></a> </p> <p>Responsibilities include:<br>Community safety, policing and safer neighbourhoods, Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy including domestic violence, drugs and alcohol, Young &amp; Safe, violent crime, anti-social behaviour, licensing, trading standards, food health and safety.</p><br class="clear"><h3>Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategic Housing - Councillor Lib Peck</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Cllr Lib Peck" src="/NR/rdonlyres/D3F07B41-7FE2-4266-ACD8-4757162C54E2/0/LibPeck.jpg">She can be contacted on: <br>07946 218 638<br><a href=""></a> </p> <p>Responsibilities include:<br>Strategic housing including housing supply and physical housing development, strategic partnerships with RSLs and private sector, housing strategy including allocations policy, homelessness, welfare reform (working with Cabinet Member for Equalities and Communities), planning and building control, regeneration, strategic transport, sustainability.</p><br class="clear"><p>These are the principal responsibilities of the Cabinet Members. The Leader of the Council may delegate others to them.</p> <h2>Deputy Cabinet members</h2> <ul><li>Special representative for tackling violent youth crime: Councillor Florence Nosegbe (joint appointment with partners, leading cross-agency project)   </li><li>Customer services: Councillor Christopher Wellbelove - Customer access and service standards across all services including leaseholders, tenants and street cleaning. </li><li>Older People: Councillor Jane Pickard - Champion for older people, lunch clubs, adult care services, older and disabled people's representative groups. </li><li>Young people: Councillor Ade Aminu - Youth services, children's social care' children in care.</li></ul><h2>Other important details</h2> <ul><li><a class="top" href=";,J=2">Cabinet - meetings, agendas and further information</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/ElectedRepresentatives/Cabinet_EXTRA.htm">Opposition Group spokespersons</a>. </li></ul></div> Cabinet Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Campaigns and Communications</span> </h1> <p>The Campaigns and Communications team includes the Media, Marketing and Publishing teams. </p> <p>The communications team works to provide useful service information to local people as well as promote the opportunities and benefits of the borough. </p> <p>Following the new <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">DCLG publicity code</a> we no longer publish the council paper Lambeth Life. However, we still need to get practical information such as how to recycle or where to vote out to everyone in the borough. Therefore we produce  <a href="/Services/AboutLambeth/LambethTalk.htm">Lambeth talk</a>, a quarterly magazine. This currently costs us about £20k per edition for printing, design and distribution (£14,369.81 for print, £5,720.00 for distribution). We will be looking to bring in advertising to reduce the costs in the future. This equates to about 15 pence per copy (130,000 copies produced at a time). All content in the magazine is based upon promoting interest in services and telling residents about what is happening in the borough  whether it's a large-scale development project or a community event. In the future we want it to become a space for community organisations and our partners (like the NHS and police) to include their news, so it becomes a place where you can find out how all of these organisations are working on your behalf. For enquiries about Lambeth talk, please email <a href=""></a> or phone<strong> 020 7926 9930</strong>.</p> <p>We have recently produced 12 core service leaflets giving residents information on a range of services including planning and regeneration, fostering and adoption and education and learning. These leaflets are distributed in council buildings across the borough, cost us £7,317 to produce.</p> <p>Every year we also produce the A-Z guide to council services. This is a handy guide to every single service in the borough. You can pick up one at the main council buildings including libraries and customer centres. In 2010-11 this cost £6,241 for designing and printing 10,000 copies.</p> <p>You might also notice that we have a regular advertorial detailing council services in the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Lambeth Weekender</a>, which is published fortnightly. This advertorial is free to the council as it is part of a statutory notices contract we have in place with this publication. All councils are legally obliged to print statutory notices adverts in a local paper about road closures and building works etc. Our contract with the Weekender ensures we get the best possible price for these adverts as well as a free advertorial to us keep you up to date on council services. </p> <p><a href="/Services/AboutLambeth/UpYourStreetAreaNewsletters.htm">Up your street</a> is your means of finding out what the council is doing in your area. </p> <p>The Up Your Street newsletters, published quarterly, cost about £15k per edition. This is made up of approximately £2,500 for design, print is £6,217.00 and distribution is about £6,000. This is about 12p per edition. There are no communications costs for the Weekender: the council only pays for statutory notices. </p> <p>If you have something that you think will be of interest to Up your street readers then please email <a href=""></a>. We will need a title, about 100 words description, contact details and any dates that apply to your information. We won't guarantee to print the story but if we can we will.</p> <h2>Press office </h2> <p>The press office deal with several media queries every day from local, trade, specialist and broadcast media on behalf of all Lambeth services. </p> <p>You can contact the Lambeth Press Office on 020 7926 2559. If you have an urgent out of hours media query, you can call the press office on 07960 245367.</p> <h2>Location Film </h2> <p>Location Film assists film location managers and welcomes requests for advice and information about filming in the borough. You can contact them on <strong>020 8980 8771/3</strong>, or visit the <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Location Film website</a>. </p> <h2>News </h2> <p>The latest news and information about Lambeth Council services can be found on our <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">news page</a>, and also in our residents' magazine, <a href="/Services/AboutLambeth/LambethTalk.htm">Lambeth Talk</a>, and area newsletters, <a href="/Services/AboutLambeth/UpYourStreetAreaNewsletters.htm">Up Your Street</a>.  </p> <h2>Lambeth branding </h2> <p>Lambeth Council has a style guide which must always be adhered to when any work is carried out for, with or on behalf of Lambeth services. This includes use of the Lambeth logo, print media, letterheads, signage, web development and partnership working. </p> <p>If you wish to use the Lambeth logo or are producing work using Lambeth branding you should contact the Design team first - they will then give you access to the online style guide and logo-download web page. <strong>You will need professional graphics software and permission from the design team before using any Lambeth logos.</strong> You can contact the team on <strong>020 7926 2837/2761/2324</strong>, or email Kate Vogelsang at <a href=""></a>.  </p> <p>For web development work, you should contact the web team on <a href=""></a>, or telephone <strong>020 7926 0471</strong>. </p> <h2>Web team </h2> <p>We also manage content on this website that regularly has more than 150,000 unique visitors per month.</p> <p>If you require help using this site, go to the <a href="/HowToUseThisSite/index.htm">How to use this site page</a>. <br><br>If you would like to report an error, technical problem or a broken link, email the web team on <a href=""></a>. <br><br>If you are carrying out web development work on behalf of a Lambeth service and need to enquire about design, branding or accessibility standards, email the web team on <a href=""></a>. <br><br>If you are a business who wants to offer a service or product to the web team, email the web team on <a href=""></a>. </p> </div> Campaigns and Communications Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Capacity building and coach education</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Basketball players with coach" src="/NR/rdonlyres/F6F8A2CC-FFBD-4995-B95C-F063A5531240/0/BasketballCoach.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">We offer a variety of capacity building and coach education courses throughout the year. These courses aim to provide you or your organisation with the knowledge and skills to promote and deliver sports effectively in Lambeth. </p> <p>Our courses include:</p> <ul><li>How to write a development plan </li><li>Awards for all funding </li><li>Improving the effectiveness of your committee </li><li>Child Protection </li><li>First Aid </li><li>Level 1 qualifications in a variety of sports.</li></ul><h3>Programme for 2011<br></h3> <p>We are reviewing our capacity building and coach education programme for 2011. We have yet to decide which courses we will be offering this year. In the meantime, we are working with a number of agencies who will be offering various community course. If you would like further information, please contact us on the details below. </p> <h3>Contact<br></h3> <p>Rodney Craig - Community Sports Officer<br>Tel: 020 7926 0396 <br>Email: <a href=""></a></p> </div> Capacity building and coach education Leisure and culture
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Car clubs</span> </h1> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Car Clubs logo" src="/NR/rdonlyres/D118A29D-5D09-4509-975E-C0C17E97F70C/0/carclubslogo.gif"><p>A car club vehicle is essentially a pay-as-you-go car or van. Club cars are different to hire cars because they are located close to your home or business and once you are a member, there's no paperwork to fill out each time you want one. </p> <p>At the end of your booking you return the vehicle to its dedicated parking bay. There’s no need to worry about the costs of maintenance or insurance or even petrol. </p> <h2>Exchange your resident permit for car club membership </h2> <p>Car owners in Lambeth are currently being given the opportunity to exchange their resident's parking permits for free car club membership and drive time. To be eligible you must have held your current annual permit for at least two years and have sold your vehicle. For more information, see <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/ParkingPermits/ParkingPermitExchange.htm">parking permits exchange</a>.</p> <h2>How they work</h2> <p><strong>Book</strong> - Book for as little as half an hour at a time, using the phone or internet. The booking can be made well ahead of time or with a few minutes notice.</p> <p><strong>Unlock </strong>- Cars are located at dedicated parking bays in the local area and are accessed using the members' smart card (like an oyster card).</p> <p><strong>Drive</strong> - Once inside the driver enters their PIN and drives away, returning the car to its dedicated parking bay at the end of the booking. It is possible to extend the booking if necessary.</p> <p><strong>Pay</strong> - Pay-as-you-go charges apply and include fuel and maintenance costs. A membership fee also applies. </p> <h2>Pick-up locations</h2> <p>Demand for car club vehicles has been growing steadily. In 2004, there was only one on-street car. Today more than one hundred cars and vans are available for people in Lambeth to use. </p> <p>From Stockwell to Streatham, Waterloo to West Norwood, most Lambeth residents are now within 5 minutes walk of a car club vehicle! </p> <p>To find out the location of your nearest car club:</p> <ul><li>go to <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> and enter your postcode </li><li>look out for the Car Club logo on a street sign near you<br><br>(This logo is the public face of all the borough’s car clubs. It is displayed on street signs and on all promotional material.)</li></ul><p>To join a car club that operates in the Lambeth borough, go to: </p> <ul><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a>    </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></li></ul><h2>Cost </h2> <p>Charges start from only £4 per hour, depending on the operator, the type of car, and sometimes the time of day or day of the week. </p> <p>For people who use their cars only a few times a week, then Car Clubs can be a very economical alternative to owning your own car. </p> <p>In fact car users who drive less than 6,000 miles per year could save up to £1,500 annually by using a car club. </p> <h2>Benefits </h2> <p>Apart from the cost and time benefits of not having to worry about parking permits, insurance, maintenance and petrol, car club users who give up their cars also benefit their local community by helping to reduce parking stress, traffic congestion and improve local air quality. <br><br>On average, former car owners who join car clubs see their average annual mileage decrease by around 25% while their use of public transport and cycling increases by around 40%. Carplus estimate that each car club car leads to around 20 private cars coming off the road (because of people getting rid of their cars or not buying a new one). </p> <h2>Contact details</h2> <p>For more information about car clubs in Lambeth borough, call Saleem Patel on 020 7926 9004 or email: <a href=""></a>.</p> </div> Car clubs Transport and streets
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Car parks</span> </h1> <p>We currently operate three car parks - in Brixton, Streatham and Norwood. </p> <h2>Buckner Road car park, Brixton </h2> <p>Buckner Road car park is pay and display operated. </p> <p><strong>Maximum stay:</strong> four hours. </p> <p><strong>Opening hours: </strong>Monday to Sunday (excluding public and bank holidays) - 7am to 10pm.</p> <p>Holders of <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/AccessibleTransport/PermitsForDisabledParkingInLambeth/index.htm">disabled badges</a> are entitled to free parking anywhere within this car park.</p> <ul><li><a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";Y=175126&amp;A=Y&amp;Z=110&amp;ax=530893&amp;ay=175126" target="_blank">Location map for Buckner Road car park, Brixton</a></li></ul><h2>Leigham Court Road car park, Streatham</h2> <p>Leigham Court Road car park is pay and display operated. </p> <p><strong>Maximum stay:</strong> three hours.</p> <p><strong>Opening hours:</strong></p> <ul><li>Monday to Saturday (excluding public and bank holidays) - 7am to 7pm. </li><li>Sunday <strong>free parking</strong> - 7am to 7pm.</li></ul><p>Holders of <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/AccessibleTransport/PermitsForDisabledParkingInLambeth/index.htm">disabled badges</a> are entitled to free parking anywhere within this car park.</p> <ul><li><a href=";y=172422&amp;z=0&amp;sv=SW16+2PJ&amp;st=2&amp;pc=SW16+2PJ&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">Location map for Leigham Court car park, Streatham</a>.</li></ul><h2>Waylett Place car park, Norwood</h2> <p>Waylett Place car park is pay and display operated.</p> <p><strong>Maximum stay:</strong> three hours.</p> <p><strong>Opening hours:</strong></p> <ul><li>Monday to Saturday (excluding public and bank holidays) - 7am to 7pm <br>First Sunday of each month to accomodate <a href="">Norwood Farmers' Market</a> - 7am to 7pm </li><li>Overnight parking is strictly prohibited.</li></ul><p><a href=";y=172382&amp;z=0&amp;sv=SE27+9AE&amp;st=2&amp;pc=SE27+9AE&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">Location map for Waylett Place car park, Norwood</a>.</p> <h2>Charges </h2> <p>For details of car park and other parking charges in Lambeth see our <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/WhereToParkParkingCharges/PCNAndParkingCharges.htm">PCN and parking charges page</a>.</p> </div> Car parks Transport and streets
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Care providers forum</span> </h1> <p>Agendas and minutes of providers forum meetings. </p> <h2>Learning disability</h2> <p>Details of the next meeting date, time and venue will be available here soon, as will the agenda. </p> <ul><li><a title="Learning disability forum minutes" href="/Services/CommunityLiving/InformationForCareProviders/LDCareProviderForumMinutes.htm">Minutes from previous meetings</a> </li></ul><h2>Mental health </h2> <p>Details of the next meeting date, time and venue will be available here soon, as will the agenda. </p> <ul><li><a title="Mental health forum minutes" href="/Services/CommunityLiving/InformationForCareProviders/MentalHealthProvidersForumMinutes.htm">Minutes from previous meetings </a></li></ul><h2>Physical disability and older people - nursing and residential </h2> <p>Details of the next meeting date, time and venue will be available here soon, as will the agenda. </p> <ul><li><a title="Physical disability and older people nursing and residential forum minutes" href="/Services/CommunityLiving/InformationForCareProviders/NursingResidentialMinutes.htm">Minutes from previous meetings</a></li></ul><h2><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/EqualityDiversity/InvestorsInPeople.htm">Investors in People</a></h2> <p><img alt="'Investor in People' logo" src="/NR/rdonlyres/CA20AD04-617A-445D-B171-DDE41F3B37F0/0/IiPLogo80.jpg" align="right" border="0">Investors in People (IiP) is a national quality standard which sets best practice for improving an organisation’s performance through its people. Lambeth achieved corporate IiP recognition in December 2004. Few other councils have achieved corporate recognition. </p> </div> Care providers forum Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Care service providers</span> </h1> <p>This web page lists the contact details for council approved and voluntary/private care service providers.</p> <p>You can use these contact details to help you find a care service provider.</p> <p>Alternatively, you can visit the <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Guide2care</a> website, which provides comprehensive information for those providing care and those seeking information about the different care options available. </p> <h2>Council approved providers</h2> <p>These are Lambeth Council approved care service providers.</p> <p>Lambeth Council uses them from time to time, depending on the needs of the person and the resources that they have available at the time.</p> <p>You can also contact them directly for services providing that you are prepared to pay for the hourly rate. </p> <h3>Generic service providers</h3> <p>The following care service providers are approved by Lambeth Council to provide generic service/s.</p> <ul><li>Allied Healthcare Group Ltd<br>Contact: Sue Bell <br>Tel: 0207 403 4888<br>Fax: 0207 403 1466<br>Email: <a href=""></a><br>Postcode areas covered - SW16, SE19, SE21, SE27, SE24 (part) and SE5 (part)  </li><li>Keratome Limited<br>Contact: Jacqueline Jones<br>Tel: 0208 655 9903 <br>Fax: 0208 670 3299<br>Email: <a href=""></a><br>Postcode areas covered - SW16, SE19, SE21, SE27, SE24 (part) and SE5 (part) </li><li>Breaks for Carers<br>Contact: Jenny Ochera<br>Tel: 020 8671 6188 <br>email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Yound Carers Project<br>Contact: Sheila Hammond<br>Tel: 020 8678 5605 <br>email: <a href=""></a> </li></ul><h3>Specialist service providers</h3> <p>The following care service providers are approved by Lambeth Council to provide specialist services.</p> <p><strong>Mental health older adults providers</strong></p> <ul><li>Allied Healthcare Group Ltd<br>Contact: Andrea Barracks<br>Tel: 020 7403 4888<br>Fax: 020 7403 1466<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Care Providers Limited <br>Contact: Doris Chuku <br>Tel: 020 8655 1144 <br>Fax: 020 8654 8122 <br>Email: <a href=""></a>  </li><li>Goldsborough Home Care Services<br>Contact: Ademole Adisa<br>Tel: 020 8769 0066<br>Fax: 020 8542 5210<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Holistic Community Care Limited<br>Contact: Daniel Afeeva<br>Tel: O20 7091 0399<br>Fax: 020 7582 6403<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>LK Recruitment Limited<br>Contact: David Law-Kwang<br>Tel: 020 8679 7499<br>Fax: 020 8679 5289<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Plan Personnel <br>Contact: Alison Goustone <br>Tel: 020 7407 9119 <br>Fax: 020 7378 0466 <br>Email: <a href=""></a>  </li><li>Redspot Homecare Limited<br>Contact: Noreen Hodge <br>Tel: 020 8690 7371<br>Fax: 020 8690 6431<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Southwark Home Care Limited <br>Contact: Lesley Knight <br>Tel: 0207 740 9777 <br>Fax: 0207 525 9754 <br>Email: <a href=""></a>  </li><li>Supporta Care Limited<br>Contact: Kevin Rusbridge<br>Tel: 020 7713 0330<br>Fax: 020 7841 4916/4700<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li></ul><p><strong>Sensory impairment providers</strong></p> <ul><li>Allied Healthcare Group Ltd<br>Contact: Andrea Barracks<br>Tel: 020 7403 4888<br>Fax: 020 7403 1466<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Care Providers Limited <br>Contact: Doris Chuku <br>Tel: 020 8655 1144 <br>Fax: 020 8654 8122 <br>Email: <a href=""></a>  </li><li>Goldsborough Home Care Services<br>Contact: Ademole Adisa<br>Tel: 020 8769 0066<br>Fax: 020 8542 5210<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Holistic Community Care Limited<br>Contact: Daniel Afeeva<br>Tel: O207 091 0399<br>Fax: 0207 582 6403<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>LK Recruitment Limited<br>Contact: David Law-Kwang<br>Tel: 020 8679 7499<br>Fax: 020 8679 5289<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Plan Personnel <br>Contact: Alison Goustone <br>Tel: 0207 407 9119 <br>Fax: 0207 378 0466 <br>Email: <a href=""></a>  </li><li>Redspot Homecare Limited<br>Contact: Noreen Hodge <br>Tel: 0208 690 7371<br>Fax: 0208 690 6431<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Somali Carers Project  <br>Contact: Mr Shadwick Kens <br>Tel: 0208 854 8665 <br>Fax: 0208 317 1700 <br>Email: <a href=""></a>  </li><li>Supporta Care Limited<br>Contact: Kevin Rusbridge<br>Tel: 0207 713 0330<br>Fax: 0207 841 4916/4700<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li></ul><p><strong>Minority ethinic providers</strong></p> <ul><li>Allied Healthcare Group Ltd<br>Contact: Andrea Barracks<br>Tel: 0207 403 4888<br>Fax: 0207 403 1466<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Gentlecare HCS Limited<br>Contact: Ms Paulette Francis<br>Tel: 0208 427 5855<br>Fax: 0208 427 8868<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Goldsborough Home Care Services<br>Contact: Ademole Adisa<br>Tel: 0208 769 0066<br>Fax: 0208 542 5210<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Holistic Community Care Limited<br>Contact: Daniel Afeeva<br>Tel: O207 091 0399<br>Fax: 0207 582 6403<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>LK Recruitment Limited<br>Contact: David Law-Kwang<br>Tel: 020 8679 7499<br>Fax: 020 8679 5289<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Plan Personnel <br>Contact: Alison Goustone <br>Tel: 0207 407 9119 <br>Fax: 0207 378 0466 <br>Email: <a href=""></a>  </li><li>Redspot Homecare Limited<br>Contact: Noreen Hodge <br>Tel: 0208 690 7371<br>Fax: 0208 690 6431<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Somali Carers Project <br>Contact: Mr Shadwick Kens <br>Tel: 0208 854 8665 <br>Fax: 0208 317 1700 <br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Somali Refugees Action Group <br>Contact: Mr Ahmed Yusuf <br>Tel: 0208 317 3447 <br>Fax: 0208 855 0683 <br>Email: <a href=""></a>   </li><li>Supporta Care Limited<br>Contact: Kevin Rusbridge<br>Tel: 0207 713 0330<br>Fax: 0207 841 4916/4700<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li></ul><h3>Shadow spot service providers</h3> <ul><li>A.G. Care<br>Contact: Lucy Melfah <br>Tel: 020 8695 0044<br>Fax: 020 695 1515<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Care UK<br>Contact: Yvonne Langley<br>Tel: 020 7738 7255<br>Fax: 0207 733 4937<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Holistic Community Care Limited<br>Contact: Daniel Afeeva<br>Tel: 0207 091 0399<br>Fax: 0207 582 6403<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>London Care plc<br>Contact: Diane DaCosta<br>Tel: 020 8877 7360<br>Fax: 020 8877 7361<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Medichoice Healthcare<br>Contact: Beverly Eccott<br>Tel: 0207 737 2999<br>Fax: 020 7737 2636<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Plan Personnel<br>Contact: Justin Mamo<br>Tel: 020 7407 9119<br>Fax: 020 7378 0466<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Southwark Home Care Limited<br>Contact: Lesley Knight<br>Tel: 0207 740 9777<br>Fax: 0207 525 9754<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Supporta Care Limited<br>Contact: Ian Gedge<br>Tel: 0207 713 0330<br>Fax: 0207 841 4916<br>Email: <a href=""></a></li></ul><h2>Legal disclaimer</h2> <p>The council does not warrant or guarantee that the contact details supplied here or the information provided directly to you by the council's care providers is accurate or up to date and the council shall not be held to be liable in any circumstances for any loss, damage, whether direct or indirect, or in respect of any actions, claims, demands, costs, charges, and expenses whatsoever in any way arising out of, the supply of this information by the council.</p> </div> Care service providers Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Care services commissioning information</span> </h1> <p>Care services commissioning plans and strategies, partnership boards and contact details.</p> <h2>Learning disability</h2> <ul><li><a href="/NR/exeres/54A8488F-10B2-44EB-8EEA-A29D53740B23.htm">Learning disability contact details</a> </li><li><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Learning disability partnership board</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/InformationForCareProviders/LDActionPlan06-09.htm">Learning disability action plan 2006 - 2009</a></li></ul><h2>Mental health</h2> <ul><li><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/InformationForCareProviders/MentalHealthContacts.htm">Mental health contact details</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/InformationForCareProviders/MentalHealthStrategy.htm">Mental health commissioning strategy </a></li></ul><h2>Disability and older people</h2> <ul><li><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/InformationForCareProviders/CareCommissioningInformation_EXTRA.htm">Disability and older people contact details</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/SupportGroups/DisabilitiesPartnershipBoard.htm">Disabilities partnership board</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/SupportGroups/OPPAB.htm">Older people's partnership action board</a></li></ul><h2><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/EqualityDiversity/InvestorsInPeople.htm">Investors in People</a></h2> <p><img alt="'Investor in People' logo" src="/NR/rdonlyres/CA20AD04-617A-445D-B171-DDE41F3B37F0/0/IiPLogo80.jpg" align="right" border="0">Investors in People (IiP) is a national quality standard which sets best practice for improving an organisation’s performance through its people. Lambeth achieved corporate IiP recognition in December 2004. Few other councils have achieved corporate recognition.</p> </div> Care services commissioning information Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Careers and educational advice</span> </h1> <p>The careers guidance service is a free service for Lambeth residents who are 20 years old and older.</p> <p>We offer information and guidance on courses that could help you progress your career, as well as advice on how to get a job.</p> <p>We are also able to advise on local adult educational courses available in your area, which can help you to learn a new skill or pursue a hobby.</p> <p>There are two types of guidance sessions that we offer:</p> <h2>Drop-in sessions</h2> <p>You are welcome to drop in any time for an information and advice session. Drop-in sessions last up to 20 minutes, during this time we will:</p> <h3>Assess your current position</h3> <p>We will look at your current employment situation, your career so far and where you would like it to progress.</p> <h3>Discuss your careers and educational options</h3> <p>Once we have discussed what you would like to do in future we will be able to advise you on how you can find out about jobs in your chosen profession. We can also advise you on any qualifications you may need or any courses that might help your progress.</p> <p>If required we will offer you a full guidance session to provide you with further advice and information.</p> <h2>Full guidance sessions</h2> <p>A full guidance session must be booked in advance, either in person, perhaps during a drop-in session, or over the phone on 020 7926 3324. You must live in Lambeth in order to access this service.</p> <p>Full guidance sessions last an hour and can include:</p> <h3>Explaining career options and information</h3> <p>We can help you to look at your options for the future and suggest educational and training courses which will help you to get the job you want.</p> <h3>Help with job application forms</h3> <p>We can discuss how to fill in application forms with you, giving pointers on what an employer may be looking for and giving advice on how to present your experience in the best light.</p> <h3>Job search advice</h3> <p>We can advise you on the best way to go about looking for a job, from the publications and websites that might have the right job for you, to agencies that specialise in jobs in your chosen field.</p> <h3>Help with CV preparation</h3> <p>We can give you advice on writing your CV, from tips on how to lay out your CV to advice on what you should include.</p> <h3>Guidance on interview techniques</h3> <p>We can help you to prepare for interviews by advising you on what to expect in an interview, including common questions you may be asked.</p> <h3>Computerised guidance packages</h3> <p>We have an in-house software package that we can show you how to use that can help you to generate ideas as to what sort of work you would like to do.</p> <h2>Further information</h2> <p>For further information on these services please contact us on our information line: 020 7926 3324, <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>You can also drop in at any time during working hours to request information and to pick up leaflets.</p> <p>We are based at 1 Acre Lane in Brixton, between the Town Hall and Tesco supermarket. We are open 9.45am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/JobsCareers/OrganisationsSupportDevelopingCareerJob.htm">Organisations who can support you in developing your career and finding a job</a> </li></ul></div> Careers and educational advice Jobs and careers
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Careline</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Careline logo" src="/NR/rdonlyres/F4935577-27E2-4064-ABC0-78D7D96BF080/0/carelinelogo.jpg" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">It's amazing that something as simple as an alarm like Careline can give you such peace of mind. It's easy to use and Careline customers know it's the added security and increased independence they value the most. Relatives and friends are reassured in the knowledge that loved ones belong to the Careline community. With all calls voice recorded Careline offers reassurance, safety and independence… 24 hours a day 365 days a year.</p> <h2>All about about careline</h2> <div class="linklist"> <p><a href="#right">Is Careline right for me?</a> </p> <p><a href="#connected">How do I get connected?</a> </p> <p><a href="#emergency">What do I do in an emergency?</a> </p> <p><a href="#need">What do I need?</a> </p> <p><a href="#charge">Is there a charge?</a> </p> <p><a href="#word">Careline customers have the last word</a></p></div><br class="clear"><a id="right"></a> <h3>Is Careline right for me?</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Photo of smiling lady" src="/NR/rdonlyres/BFB716B8-2140-47BF-8631-D547494070F5/0/Photoofsmilinglady.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Lots of different people belong to the Careline community:</p> <ul><li>Older people </li><li>People living with disabilities </li><li>Those with serious medical conditions </li><li>People who feel under threat </li><li>Those at risk from racial or domestic violence </li></ul><p>There are times when you need someone to watch out for you, or a loved one at home. This is where Careline can help.</p><a id="connected"></a> <h3>How do I get connected?</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Photo of wheelchair user" src="/NR/rdonlyres/1918E708-737D-497D-8BCE-1178FA8E12AE/0/Photoofwheelchairuser.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Connecting to the Careline community is as easy as 1, 2,3.<br></p> <ol><li>You will receive a speaker box and an alarm pendant, which is… </li><li>connected to our 24 hour control centre in Brixton, that is… </li><li>staffed by our friendly professional team 7 days a week who are always there to help you in an emergency. </li></ol><a id="emergency"></a> <h3>What do I do in an emergency?</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Photo of careline pendant" src="/NR/rdonlyres/EF3EBA66-4955-4C11-ABCA-ACC96CCB6D9A/0/Photoofcarelinependant.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Should an emergency arise simply press the button on your pendant or speaker box and our staff will talk to you to arrange assistance. You'll know that by pushing the Careline button help is on its way. For example it could be contacting your "key holders", an ambulance, your GP or a check-up from Careline staff.</p><a id="need"></a> <h3>What do I need?</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Photo of telephone socket" src="/NR/rdonlyres/FAF9C364-53DD-4E28-98A9-3F1EBC88E909/0/Photooftelephonesocket.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer"><img class="inlineImage" alt="Photo of standard 13 amp socket" src="/NR/rdonlyres/C46BAC18-040E-4917-B000-319B8E30789A/0/Photoofstandard13ampsocket.jpg" align="right" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">To have Careline installed you will need…</p> <ul><li>A telephone socket </li><li>A standard 13 amp, 3-pin power point within 3 metres of your telephone socket </li></ul><a id="charge"></a> <h3>Is there a charge?</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Photo of two smiling ladies" src="/NR/rdonlyres/637CE2C5-5B48-4BDE-A5A7-F28FA7D2A991/0/Photooftwosmilingladies.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">There is a small monthly charge. This includes: </p> <ul><li>equipment rental </li><li>installation and maintenance </li><li>24-hour monitoring and emergency response </li></ul><p>You can pay for this by standing order, or a paying-in book that can be used at Post Offices, council cashier offices and your own bank. </p> <p>With Careline you are paying for security and peace of mind in your own home.</p><a id="word"></a> <h3>Careline customers have the last word</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Photo of man making tea" src="/NR/rdonlyres/1469BA60-61D4-4C2A-8708-5D1E57C3F0A9/0/Photoofmanmakingtea.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">We aim to continually improve the service we offer to you. All comments are important, here are some examples of what customers have said:</p> <p>"I'd like to thank the young lady who got the ambulance."</p> <p>"Thanks to all the people who are always so kind to me by calling back to see that I'm ok."<br><br>"I can't thank you enough – you saved my life."<br><br>"The Control Centre staff are so friendly, I always feel better for talking to them."</p> </div> Careline Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Carers' assessments</span> </h1> <p>The Carers Act (1995) gives carers the right to request an assessment of their own abilities and needs when an assessment of the needs of the person they care for is being carried out.</p> <p>The assessment applies to both adults and children who are carers.</p> <p>Your social worker or occupational therapist will take the results of this assessment into account when deciding what services you may be entitled to receive.</p> <p>To give you a break from the caring role, a number of different <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/Carers/CarersBreaks.htm">carers' breaks</a> are available according to your assessed needs. </p> <p>You can find further information about carer's assessments in the leaflet <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/Carers/IntroToCarersAssessments0206.htm">an introduction to carer's assessments</a>.</p> <p>Details of the services available for the person you are caring for can be found under <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ServicesAdults/">services for adults</a>, <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/Healthcare/">healthcare</a> and <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/AccessibleTransport/">accessible transport</a>, which includes transportation to day care centres. These services can only be provided following an <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ServicesAdults/NeedsAssessment.htm">assessment of their needs</a>.</p> <h2>Contact details</h2> <h3>Adult carers</h3> <p>If you are a carer who is over the age of 18, and would like to receive support from Lambeth adults' and community services, phone us on 020 7926 5555, and we will put you through to the right team. See the <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/HowToGetSocialCare.htm">asking for our support</a> page for further details.</p> <h3>Young carers</h3> <p>Carers who are under the age of 18 can get information and advice on services, and have a chance to talk to someone else about any problems they have, at Lambeth's Young Carers Project. <br><br><strong>Young Carers Project</strong> <br>Lambeth Crossroads <br>Laburnum Court <br>Barstow Crescent <br>Palace Road <br>London SW2 3NS <br>Tel: 020 8678 5605</p> </div> Carers' assessments Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Carers' breaks</span> </h1> <p>Everyone needs time off from the physical and mental demands of caring.</p> <p>Many carers want to take full responsibility for the person they care for. However, it is important that you look after yourself too.</p> <p>Even a short break can help you to come back to your caring role refreshed and better able to continue caring.</p> <h2>Arranging a carer's break</h2> <p>There are many different ways of organising a break, be it for an hour a week, a holiday, or regular help with the day-to-day tasks of caring.</p> <p>The important thing is to know that the person you care for is safe.</p> <p>There is no fixed entitlement to carers' breaks, and it is important to remember that arranging a break can take some time.</p> <p>For some carers' breaks, you need to have an <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/Carers/CarersAssessments.htm#assessment">assessment</a> first with social services. For others, you can refer yourself to the organisations.</p> <p>To begin a discussion about arranging a carer's break, please <a href="#contact">contact us</a>.</p> <p>Resources are limited and we must ensure that arranging help, care and support for those in need comes first.</p> <p>This may mean that we cannot always provide the carers' breaks that you would like, or meet your needs in the way you might prefer.</p> <h2>Types of carer's break</h2> <p>Below we have listed some of the types of carers' breaks that may be available to you.</p> <h3>Fix yourself a break </h3> <p>The <a href="">Fix Yourself A Break (FYAB) scheme </a>aims to help carers who need support. <br><br>Under the scheme you could apply for a one off payment of up to £200 to help to pay for a short break or to buy goods and services to support you in your role as a carer. </p> <h3>Time for you</h3> <p>There are some services that offer you a chance to take time for yourself to relax and offer a range of alternative therapies.</p> <p>There are some others that will give you a chance to meet up with other carers for a few hours, knowing that the person you care for is being looked after.</p> <h3>Sitting services</h3> <p>With this type of service, you can have a break whilst the person you care for remains in their home with a trained person who will look after them.</p> <p>Sometimes, the service will include taking the person you care for out for a short walk.</p> <p>With a sitting service, you are usually offered a break of several hours, either on a one-off basis, or a regular arrangement of set hours each week.</p> <p>Sitting services are provided by registered agencies, whose staff will have received training to ensure that they can provide the appropriate level of care in your absence.</p> <p>Sitting services are also provided through voluntary organisations.</p> <h3>Night sitting service</h3> <p>It is important to get some uninterrupted sleep - so that you are able to continue your caring.</p> <p>Some organisations provide a trained carer who can stay over to take over your caring responsibilities.</p> <h3>Help in crisis services</h3> <p>This is a 'one-off' sitting service which may be available at short notice for carers needing immediate relief due to illness, exhaustion, distress or other family crisis.</p> <h3>Day care services</h3> <p>There are alternatives to someone coming to your home.</p> <p>The person you care for may be able to spend a morning, afternoon, or day at a day centre, a residential home or a nursing home, depending on their needs and the level of care they require.</p> <p>Day care can provide an opportunity for company, educational, occupational and leisure activities, outings and a meal.</p> <p>Some day care services are managed by the council; others by the health authority; and others by voluntary organisations.</p> <h3>Day care in a residential or nursing home setting</h3> <p>Day care in a residential or nursing home setting can often be more flexible in terms of time - and can start at 7.00am and end at 10.00pm.</p> <p>Meals are provided, and activities similar to those at day centres arranged.</p> <p>Personal care, such as bathing, is also available.</p> <p>Overnight or weekend breaks can also be arranged, and can act as an introduction to a home where short stays could be taken at a later date.</p> <h3>Day care services for children</h3> <p>There are various types of day care services for children with disabilities.</p> <p>This can include day nurseries, family centres, playgroups, and playschemes.</p> <p>Some schools also have after school clubs.</p> <p>Contact the children with disabilities team for further information:</p> <p>Children with Disabilties Team<br>Phoenix House, <br>10 Wandsworth Road, <br>SW8 2LL <br>020 7926 5555<br>London<br>Tel: 020 7926 5555</p> <h3>Longer breaks</h3> <p>The person you care for can spend time away in a residential or nursing home, or hospice, depending on the level or type of care needs.</p> <p>This can be for a weekend, week or fortnight as needed, and can be booked in advance to ensure that both carer and cared for receive regular respite.</p> <p>It may also be possible for someone to come and 'live in' with the person you care for, to take over your caring tasks whilst you take a break for a few days or longer.</p> <h3>Breaks away</h3> <p>Some people with mental health problems may be eligible for a break away in a hotel which offers specialised care.</p> <h3>Breaks together</h3> <p>Sometimes both you or the person you care for would like a break together.</p> <p>This could be taken in many parts of the country where there are hotel facilities catering specifically for people with nursing or care needs.</p> <p>Carers are able to relax and enjoy a holiday whilst someone takes over their caring tasks.</p> <p>The advantage of this is that both of you have a holiday.</p> <h3>Hospice care</h3> <p>If you are caring for someone who is terminally ill they may be eligible for a short stay in a hospice.</p><a id="contact"></a> <h2>Contact us</h2> <p>If you are an adult carer, and would like to receive support from Lambeth adults' and community services, phone us on 020 7926 5555, and we will put you through to the right team.</p> <p>See the <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/HowToGetSocialCare.htm">asking for our support</a> page for further details.</p> </div> Carers' breaks Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Carers' strategy</span> </h1> <p>An improved package of support and services has been unveiled to boost Lambeth's thousands of unpaid Carers. The first-ever Lambeth Carers' Strategy aims to provide better support to the estimated 18,500+ Carers who devote huge amounts of their time and energy to looking after other people. </p> <p>Key elements include more respite breaks for Carers; a new, central Carers' Hub; improved support, advice and training; and a targeted 20% annual increase in both the number of assessments of individual Carers' needs and in the number of Carers receiving social and/or healthcare services. </p> <p>The Carers' Strategy has been launched by the Council and Lambeth PCT following detailed consultations with partners across the voluntary sector, and Carers themselves. </p> <p>Over the next five years, the more than £20 million will be spent on delivering support for Carers. In addition to the current range of services, there will be investment in more flexible additional support. A Carer's Charter has been launched and new initiatives will include a Carers' Card scheme to ensure emergency and healthcare services are aware that the person being cared for receives support if a Carer is ill, seriously injured or suddenly called away. </p> <p>Research suggests that fewer than 20% of Carers in the Borough currently access any formal services - yet nearly half of Carers say their health is not good, or only fairly good, and they suffer from above average stress levels. </p> <p>Carers typically make major sacrifices to look after family, partners, friends and neighbours, and they don't get 'time off' or receive the recognition and respect they deserve. They are unpaid and can miss out on social, education and employment opportunities. </p> <p>The Strategy sets out plans to tackle local Carers’ key needs covering: </p> <ul><li>Recognition and respect </li><li>Information and advice </li><li>Clear and accessible assessments of their needs </li><li>Support to stay healthy </li><li>Breaks from caring </li><li>Support to stay in work, education or training </li><li>To enjoy a social life and take part in community activities </li><li>Financial advice </li><li>Flexible housing solutions </li></ul><p><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/Carers/LambethCarersStrategy20082013.htm">Read the full Carers’ Strategy</a></p> <p><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/Carers/CarersStrategyOverview.htm">Read an overview of the new Carers’ Strategy</a></p> <p><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/Carers/LambethCarersCharter.htm">Read the new Lambeth Carers' Charter</a>, setting out our Values, Aims and Commitment to the Carers of Lambeth.</p> </div> Carers' Strategy Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Carnegie Library</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Picture of Carnegie Library" src="/NR/rdonlyres/166912B2-290B-44F7-B876-200F55C49FC3/0/CarnegieLibrary.jpg">Carnegie Library is in a residential area close to Denmark Hill and Herne Hill.</p> <p>It offers books, DVDs and CDs for loan, a reference and information service, and free use of computers for internet, email and word-processing. The Library also holds a small collection of books in French.<br><br><strong>Book at Breakfast - </strong>Carnegie Library hosts many groups including 'Book at Breakfast' every Wednesday from 10.30am to 12pm. You don't have to read anything in advance as everything is read aloud to you each week. You can simply drop in, sit down and enjoy listening to a good story or poem - there's no pressure to talk, to read, or even to drink tea. For more information call 020 7926 6050 or email, <a href=""></a>. </p> <p>We also have <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/OnlineResources.htm">online resources and services</a> for you to use.</p> <p>Carnegie Library is a picturesque Grade II listed building, combining framework with Tudor style mullioned and leaded windows.  </p> <h2>Opening hours</h2> <p>Carnegie Library is open: </p> <ul><li>Monday - 1pm-8pm </li><li>Tuesday - closed </li><li>Wednesday - 10am-6pm </li><li>Thursday - closed </li><li>Friday - 10am-6pm </li><li>Saturday - 9am-5pm </li><li>Sunday - closed </li></ul><h2><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/BBCBreathingPlacesLibraryProject.htm">BBC Breathing Places </a></h2> <p>Find out more about BBC Breathing Places library project.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/LocalBookGroups.htm#carnegie">Book groups</a></h2> <p>Find out about the books groups at Carnegie Library.</p> <h2>How to find us</h2> <p>188 Herne Hill Road <br>SE24 0AG <br>Tel: 020 7926 6050 <br>Fax: 020 7926 6072<br>Email: <a href=""></a><br><br><a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=175252&amp;z=0&amp;sv=SE24+0AG&amp;st=2&amp;pc=SE24+0AG&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">Location map for Carnegie Library</a></p> <p><strong>Local transport</strong><br>Tube: Brixton <br>Rail: Loughborough Junction, Herne Hill <br>Buses: 68, 468, P4</p> <h2>Access for people with disabilities</h2> <ul><li>Wheelchair access: the side entrance in Ferndene Road. </li><li>Disabled toilet (downstairs in the building) </li><li>Registered assistance dogs welcome</li></ul><p>There is no induction loop.</p> </div> Carnegie library Leisure and culture
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">About Penalty Charge Notices</span> </h1> <p>In Lambeth Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) are issued either on street by our Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs), or by CCTV camera. CCTV PCNs can be issued for both parking and traffic contraventions, including for driving in a bus lane.</p> <h2>PCNs issued on the street by a Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) </h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Double parking" src="/NR/rdonlyres/B132FA8E-277C-4404-9235-2F3A1655D6D2/0/DoubleParking.jpg">PCNs can be issued by CEOs for a number of reasons including parking in a residents bay without a valid permit, double parking or for overstaying in a pay and display bay. When parking your vehicle you should ensure you park within the regulations. On-street PCNs can either be placed on your vehicle or handed to the person who appears to be the driver.</p> <p>When a PCN is issued by a CEO on the street you have 28 days in which to pay the charge. If you pay the PCN within 14 days a <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/WhereToParkParkingCharges/PCNAndParkingCharges.htm">discount of 50% will apply to the charge</a>. If you believe the PCN should be cancelled you must <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/MyPenaltyChargeNotice/AppealingPenaltyChargeNotice.htm">write to us</a>. If you write to us within 14 days and your request is denied, you will be allowed a further 14 days to pay at the discount rate. </p> <h2>PCNs issued by CCTV</h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Picture of one of our CCTV mobile units" src="/NR/rdonlyres/E27FE8ED-0F7E-423A-8F5E-EE16E22CFF48/0/lambethcar_crop_small.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">CCTV cameras help our Parking Services team to enforce both parking and traffic contraventions. This is one of the many measures that help to reduce congestion and pollution, as well as improving the reliability and punctuality of public transport. <br><br>CCTV enforcement uses fixed cameras and mobile units. You can take a look at the <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/LocationCCTVCamerasLambeth.htm">locations of the static cameras and their hours of operation</a>. You can also see the location of the fixed cameras on <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/CctvCameraLocationsMap.htm">the CCTV camera map</a>.</p> <p>Unless stated otherwise, these cameras monitor both bus lane and parking contraventions. The mobile units are clearly marked 'Lambeth CCTV' and are used to enforce both moving traffic and parking contraventions. </p> <p>With the mobile units we can monitor areas where drivers are not adhering to the restrictions. This leads to an increase in awareness and as a result better traffic flow throughout the borough.</p> <p>CCTV PCNs are issued by post. When a Parking PCN is captured by CCTV and posted to you, you have 28 days in which to pay the charge. If you pay the penalty charge within 21 days a <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/WhereToParkParkingCharges/PCNAndParkingCharges.htm">discount of 50% will apply to the charge</a>. If you believe the PCN should be cancelled you must <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/MyPenaltyChargeNotice/AppealingPenaltyChargeNotice.htm">write to us</a>. If you write to us within 21 days and your request is denied you will be allowed a further 21 days to pay at the discount rate. </p> <h2>Bus Lane PCNs </h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="bus lane" src="/NR/rdonlyres/0F4A551B-864F-4DF8-8EB8-2A5241ABAC42/0/BusLane.gif">We can issue PCNs by post to the owner/registered keeper of any vehicle seen either driving or stopping in a bus lane. Bus lane contraventions are enforced by CCTV. There will be signs and road markings indicating when the bus lane is in operation. </p> <p>When a PCN is issued for a bus lane contravention you have 28 days in which to pay the charge. If you pay the PCN within 14 days a <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/WhereToParkParkingCharges/PCNAndParkingCharges.htm">discount of 50% will apply to the charge</a>. If you believe the PCN should be cancelled you must <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/MyPenaltyChargeNotice/AppealingPenaltyChargeNotice.htm">write to us</a>. If you write to us within 14 days and your request is denied you will be allowed a further 14 days to pay at the discount rate. </p> <h2>Moving traffic PCNs </h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Box junction" src="/NR/rdonlyres/02200683-65AD-41F3-A907-4AA060079756/0/BoxJunction.gif">Along with several other London authorities, Lambeth enforces moving traffic contraventions on our roads. Moving traffic contraventions are issued for ignoring road signs that are part of the Highway Code, including entering box junctions when prohibited, entering a one way street, or not following road signs such as no right turn. Moving traffic contraventions are enforced by CCTV. More information regarding these signs can be found on the parking and <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Parking and Traffic Appeals Services website</a>. </p> <p>When you receive a moving traffic PCN captured by CCTV, you have 28 days in which to pay the charge. If you pay the penalty charge within 14 days a <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/WhereToParkParkingCharges/PCNAndParkingCharges.htm">discount of 50% will apply to the charge</a>. If you believe the PCN should be cancelled you must <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/MyPenaltyChargeNotice/AppealingPenaltyChargeNotice.htm">write to us</a>. If you write to us within 14 days and your request is denied you will be allowed a further 14 days to pay at the discount rate. </p> <h2>Code of practice for operation of CCTV enforcement cameras in Lambeth </h2> <p>Lambeth Parking Services has a CCTV code of practice which sets out the objectives of the system and the rules by which it will be operated. In essence it applies to the use of the CCTV systems for the purposes of enforcing parking and traffic regulations only. <br><br>This code of practice is designed to operate within the framework of the relevant pieces of legislation and to complement the Statutory and Operational Guidance produced by the Department for Transport (DFT). <br><br>This code will be regularly reviewed by each of the London local authorities operating CCTV. </p> <p>To find out more information, <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/CCTVCodeOfPractice.htm">download the Lambeth CCTV enforcement code of practice</a>.</p> <h2>Viewing CCTV footage and images </h2> <p>If you receive a PCN in Lambeth, you can view the footage and still photos. More details can be found at: <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/MyPenaltyChargeNotice/AppealingPenaltyChargeNotice.htm">Appealing against a Penalty Charge Notice</a>.</p> <h2>Appealing a PCN </h2> <p>There is an informal and formal procedure for challenging a PCN. More details can be found at: <a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/MyPenaltyChargeNotice/AppealingPenaltyChargeNotice.htm">Appealing against a Penalty Charge Notice</a>.</p> </div> CCTV enforcement for parking and traffic contraventions Transport and streets
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Cemeteries and crematoria</span> </h1> <p>We administer and operate three municipal cemeteries and two crematoria: West Norwood Crematorium and West Norwood Cemetery, Lambeth Crematorium and Lambeth Cemetery and Streatham Cemetery.</p> <h2>West Norwood Crematorium and West Norwood Cemetery</h2> <p>Norwood Road<br>West Norwood<br>London<br>SE27 9JU<br><a href=";y=172250&amp;z=1&amp;sv=532250,172250&amp;st=4&amp;ar=N&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf&amp;ax=531997&amp;ay=17206" target="_blank">Location map for West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium</a><br>Tel: 020 7926 7999<br>Fax: 020 7926 8030<br>Email: <a href=""></a>   </p> <ul><li><a href="">West Norwood Cemetery database</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/DeathsFuneralsCremations/WestNorwoodCrematorium.htm">A guide to West Norwood Crematorium and its services</a>.</li></ul><h2>Lambeth Crematorium and Lambeth Cemetery</h2> <p>Blackshaw Road<br>Tooting<br>London<br>SW17 0BY<br><a href=";y=171445&amp;z=0&amp;sv=SW17+0BY&amp;st=2&amp;pc=SW17+0BY&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">Location map for Lambeth Cemetery and Crematorium</a><br>Tel: 020 8672 6342<br>Fax: 020 8682 2368<br>Email: <a href=""></a>  </p> <p><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/DeathsFuneralsCremations/LambethCrematorium.htm">A guide to Lambeth Crematorium and its services</a></p> <h2>Streatham Cemetery</h2> <p>Garratt Lane<br>Tooting<br>London<br>SW17 0LT<br><a href=";y=171870&amp;z=0&amp;sv=SW17+0LT&amp;st=2&amp;pc=SW17+0LT&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">Location map for Streatham Cemetery </a><br>Tel: 020 8672 6342 (Administered by staff at Lambeth Cemetery)<br>Fax: 020 8682 2368<br>Email: <a href=""></a>  </p> <p>(administered by Lambeth Cemetery Office)</p> <h2>Opening hours</h2> <p>All three locations allow visitor access to the grounds as follows:</p> <h3>Cemeteries, crematoria and grounds</h3> <p><strong>November - March</strong><br>Weekdays: 8am - 4pm<br>Weekends and bank holidays: 10am - 4pm<br>(Christmas Day 10am - 2.30pm)</p> <p><strong>April - October</strong><br>Weekdays: 8am - 6pm<br>Weekends and bank holidays: 10am - 6pm</p> <h3>Cemetery offices opening hours</h3> <p>Monday - Thursday: 8:45am - 4:45pm<br>Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm<br>(Closed weekends and bank holidays)</p> <h2><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/DeathsFuneralsCremations/BurialsCremations_EXTRA.htm">Burial and cremation records</a></h2> <p>We have records of burials and cremations in the borough. Searches can be made for all burials, buried human remains or buried cremated human remains.</p> <h2>Cemetery and crematorium maps</h2> <p>Cemetery and Crematorium Maps can be supplied on request to assist in any physical search for individual graves or memorials.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/DeathsFuneralsCremations/CemeteriesCrematoriaFeesCharges.htm">Cemeteries and crematoria fees and charges</a></h2> <p>If booked through a funeral director, the cost of a funeral will include disbursements, fees paid by the funeral director on behalf of the client. These fees can cover items such as cemetery or crematorium fees, doctors certificates, floral tributes, notices in newspapers and catering.</p> <h2>Purchasing a grave</h2> <p>When you buy a grave in one of Lambeth's cemeteries, you buy the 'exclusive right of burial' for that particular grave. These are known as 'purchased graves'. The exclusive right of burial is sold for periods of 25, 50 or 75 years.</p> <p>The exclusive rights to a grave can be purchased by residents and non-residents but the fee is higher for non-residents.</p> <p>For these purposes a resident is defined as a person who has paid council tax to London Borough of Lambeth for the 12 months prior to their death. A copy of a council tax demand for the period may be required as proof of this. Please see the cemeteries and crematoria fees and charges document for full fees.</p> <p>Please contact us for more information and we will be happy to advise you.</p> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>Cemeteries, Crematoria and Coroner<br>West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium<br>Norwood Road<br>London<br>SE27 9JU<br>Tel: 020 7926 7999 <br>Fax: 020 7926 8030</p> </div> Cemeteries and crematoria Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Census 2001 area profiles</span> </h1> <p>Lambeth is comprised of 21 wards which are grouped into five town centres: North Lambeth, Brixton, Clapham and Stockwell, Streatham and Norwood.</p> <p>We have developed an area profile for each ward and town centre with data extracted from the 2001 Census. There are some comparisions with the 1991 Census and with the borough as a whole.</p> <p>You can view the profile, data tables and a map for each ward and town centre by clicking the appropriate link to the below. If you do not know where each ward is located you can view a <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/StatisticsCensusInformation/MapOfWards.htm">map of the wards</a>.</p> <p>Accessing a ward will give you a short summary of the areas key points.  Each ward and town centre contains the following thematic tables: Population by age, ethnic group, country of birth, household type and tenure, industry, occupation and qualification, long-term limiting illness, car ownership and travel to work.</p> <h2>Area profiles</h2> <ul><li><a href="/NR/exeres/241D9235-B094-416A-A141-5EA2709644EF.htm">Bishop's ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/686F6DF6-1A0B-4B5A-A261-EC64007F8EDA.htm">Brixton town centre</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/AF6607E5-5EF4-4B9D-8EB0-44BE23E12795.htm">Brixton Hill ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/92267C7E-F900-43B0-B384-4F50F3486B44.htm">Clapham Common ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/89BBABA5-AADE-4F31-A265-8759D47157FA.htm">Clapham Town ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/0525B01B-37EA-487C-9E50-2C4C27BADDE4.htm">Clapham and Stockwell town centre</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/1ACC0146-0B88-447F-AF9D-067BBC7A725C.htm">Coldharbour ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/D27EB878-8D12-433F-9B29-73E9EC49DC92.htm">Ferndale ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/AB43065C-6D72-4E51-A6B9-AC275B36B35A.htm">Gipsy Hill ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/A5173B2D-3418-4082-8E0F-E073BC911884.htm">Herne Hill ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/EC23E6AA-3AF6-4E77-8FD2-76FC0B0A73C2.htm">Knight's Hill ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/4D87E092-C057-40BB-9F27-470F4FC95006.htm">Larkhall ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/30C9B3B3-94F2-4A8D-81FD-2B3C8EB5A980.htm">North Lambeth town centre </a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/2FA1FA2A-A317-4E86-992C-67263C7ECEA8.htm">Norwood town centre </a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/0E5E8679-3F64-46F6-A668-56EF861879FD.htm">Oval ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/63B9D730-168D-45C2-AB71-620F9ADAF9D6.htm">Prince's ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/4FA1134C-6A06-40AF-B5A8-054BCE8A998F.htm">St Leonard's ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/611F94A3-F7D2-4B0E-BA3F-CD221C452AAB.htm">Stockwell ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/E4F02C57-7E7B-426F-B229-6069A53D7963.htm">Streatham town centre</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/50DD67E1-A01E-40D0-8797-772587CD926C.htm">Streatham Hill ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/B143BB0E-A25E-4207-9F14-1688A2D62071.htm">Streatham South ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/E2C5441D-2809-4763-AD3E-634DE0B2F6A1.htm">Streatham Wells ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/7FCEE355-6505-4D8F-9023-8832A5AF5BF0.htm">Thornton ward</a> </li><li><a href="/NR/exeres/F38E0D75-49AE-4EAB-8AE2-7C20687F28A3.htm">Thurlow Park ward</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/StatisticsCensusInformation/AreaProfiles_EXTRA.htm">Tulse Hill ward</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/StatisticsCensusInformation/VassallWard.htm">Vassall ward</a></li></ul></div> Census 2001 area profiles Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Changes in private foster care arrangement</span> </h1> <p>This section describes what to do if there is a change in the private fostering arrangement. </p> <h2>Child moving to another care provider</h2> <p>According to regulation 10 (1) of the Children Act 1989 and Children Act 2004, if a child moves from a private foster carer, the former carer must notify Lambeth Council in writing within 48 hours, stating the name and address of the person into whose care the child has been received. </p> <p>A parent or other person with parental responsibility for the child also has a duty to notify Lambeth Council in whose area the child was privately fostered, of the ending of the arrangement and of any change in his or her own address. </p> <h2>Child has died</h2> <p>According to regulation 10(2) of the Children Act 1989 and Children Act 2004, if the child dies, the private foster carer must immediately notify Lambeth Council to report the death. </p> <p>Lambeth Council should ensure that the parents are notified, immediately. Lambeth Council may need to assist the private foster carer with the formalities and in any event will need to consider the implications of what has happened. </p> <p>Any agency that is concerned about the cause of death of a privately fostered child may refer the case to the Local Safeguarding Children Board.</p> </div> Changes in private foster care arrangement Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Chief Executive</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Derrick Anderson, CBE" src="/NR/rdonlyres/8AD17EA6-7D57-4AE1-BE51-236706EC9038/0/DerrickAnderson.jpg" border="0" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Derrick Anderson, CBE, is the Chief Executive of Lambeth Council and started in post on 1 March 2006. <br><br>Derrick, who was born in London, has twenty-five years' management experience in local government and more than 30 years in the public sector. <br><br>Derrick is a Committee Member of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) UK Committee and Vice President of UK Youth. <br><br>Derrick's past engagements include: <br>Non-executive director on the Home Office Board; Board Member of Sport England – London; Member of Arts Council England; Secretary Black Country Local Authority Consortium 2000-04; Non Executive Director West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive; Non-Executive Director of the 2012 Olympic Bid Company and Chair of Sports England West Midlands 2004-06. <br><br>He was selected as a Local Government Network UK representative for South Africa/UK Shoulder to Shoulder Initiative. He was awarded a CBE for services to local government in January 2003 and holds honorary doctorates from Staffordshire University for work on social inclusion and cultural policy and from Birmingham University. </p> <p>With a keen interest in sports and the arts, Derrick's outside interests include working with aid and development agencies in Southern Africa and the Caribbean. With many years of public service Derrick has spoken both nationally and internationally at conferences and events on local government and community issues. </p> </div> Chief Executive Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Childcare Sufficiency Assessment</span> </h1> <p>Lambeth's first Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) was produced in October 2007 to look at the supply and demand for childcare in the borough.</p> <p>By comparing supply and demand and matching the childcare that's available to the needs of parents, we can identify gaps in childcare provision and formulate strategies to close those gaps.</p> <p>A new full assessment has been published for 2011. </p> <p>You can download the following:</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/EducationLearning/UnderFives/Childcare/Childcare+Sufficiency+Assessment+2011.htm">Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2011</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/EducationLearning/UnderFives/Childcare/ChildcareSufficiencyAssessment2011WardSummary.htm">Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2011 Ward Summary</a> </li></ul><p>The assessment looks at gaps in provision, for example: </p> <ul><li>geographical gaps - areas in Lambeth with less childcare than other areas </li><li>income gaps - the cost of childcare compared to the income of parents and carers </li><li>specific needs gaps - the availability of childcare for disabled children or children with special needs </li><li>time gaps - the times childcare is needed compared to the opening times of providers </li><li>age gaps - the number of places for children of different age groups compared to the number of places available </li><li>type gaps - the type of childcare available compared to the needs of parents and carers. </li></ul><p>Every local authority must, by law, produce a CSA. The format of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment is governed by statutory guidance which sets out the specific areas of research.</p> <h2>Action plan</h2> <p>Each local authority has to prepare an action plan setting out how it plans to address the issues identified in the CSA. Find out what improvements and developments we've made based on the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment. </p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/EducationLearning/UnderFives/Childcare/ActionPlanChildcareSufficiencyAssessment.htm">Download our action plan</a>.</li></ul><h2>Have your say </h2> <p>The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment has been completed for 2011. If you have any comments or would like to be notified of any up and coming consultation events, please contact us:</p> <p><strong></strong>London Borough of Lambeth<br>Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Team<br>Early Intervention and Play Service<br>International House<br>Canterbury Crescent<br>London SW9 7QE </p> </div> Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Education and learning
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Child protection</span> </h1> <p>We provide a family support and child protection service for people who have been assessed as being 'in need' by social services. The service is made up of social workers and their support staff.</p> <p>The aims of the service are to support parents and carers in: </p> <ul><li>safeguarding children </li><li>helping children in need get a good education and good health and social care</li></ul><h2>Who is the service for?</h2> <p>The service is for children and families who live in Lambeth who have been assessed as being 'in need' by social services.</p> <p>Under the Children Act 1989, children are considered as being in need if:</p> <ul><li>they are unlikely to be able to reach or keep up a reasonable standard of health or physical or mental development without receiving services from the council </li><li>their health or development would be harmed if they didn't receive services </li><li>they are disabled</li></ul><p>This would include children who:</p> <ul><li>are on the council's child protection register </li><li>are subject to a Police child protection order </li><li>might need to be accommodated and looked after by the council</li></ul><p><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ChildrenFamilyCare/ChildrenWithDisabilities.htm">Children with disabilities</a> and their families are likely to receive their support services from a specialist team.</p> <h2>What does the service do?</h2> <p>The Family Support and Child Protection teams:</p> <ul><li>provide or arrange support services for children and their families </li><li>work with other organisations to plan the provision of similar support services</li></ul><p>They also work with other organisations on child protection matters such as:</p> <ul><li>making enquiries and carrying out investigations </li><li>arranging for the immediate protection of children considered to be at risk of significant harm</li></ul><h2>Contact details</h2> <p>If you need to contact Social Services about a child protection issue, your first point of contact will be the Referral and Assessment team.</p> <p>You can contact the team at:</p> <p>Referral and Assessment team<br>4th Floor, International House <br>6 Canterbury Crescent <br>Brixton SW9 7QE</p> <p><br>Tel: 020 792 66010 <br>Tel: 020 792 66583 <br>Tel: 020 792 67868 <br>Tel: 020 792 66586 <br>Tel: 020 792 66676 <br>Tel: 020 792 67856 <br>Tel: 020 792 61772 <br>Fax: 020 7926 6874</p> <p>If you need to speak to us about to us about a child protection issue that we already know about, you should contact the Family Support and Child Protection Team.</p> <p>Family Support and Child Protection<br>5th Floor <br>International House <br>6 Canterbury Crescent <br>SW9 7QE <br>Tel: 020 7926 5451 <br>Fax: 020 7926 5480</p> <p>If your family is already receiving a service from the <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ChildrenFamilyCare/ChildrenWithDisabilities.htm">Children with Disability</a> Team, you should contact this team.</p> <p>Children with Disability Team<br>Phoenix House, <br>10 Wandsworth Road, <br>SW8 2LL<br>Tel: 020 7926 5555</p> <h2>Other child protection services</h2><br><h3><a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ChildrenFamilyCare/IndependentReviewService.htm">Independent reviewing service for child protection</a></h3> <p>The main aim of this service is to provide an independent chair for all initial and review child protection conferences.</p> <h3><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board </a></h3> <p>The Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) replaces the Area Child Protection Committee (ACPC). It is the local statutory board that brings together senior managers from each of the main agencies in Lambeth responsible for helping to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.</p> </div> Child protection Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Children and Young People's Service</span> </h1> <p>The Children and Young People's Service (CYPS) provides services for children and young people between the ages of 0-19 and their families living in Lambeth. <br><br>The department encompasses both the functions of an Education Authority and the statutory duties placed on local authorities to safeguard children and young people. Many aspects of the departments work is driven by legislation, for example the Children Acts 1989, 2004 and 2006;and the Education Act 2002 and 2005. <br><br>Some of the services provided by the department include Families Information Service, schools and education, youth services, fostering and adoption and safeguarding. </p> </div> Children and Young People's Service Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Sure Start Children's centres</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Children" src="/NR/rdonlyres/A71349C0-0066-4B20-8F27-52409F4184F2/0/ChildrensCentresFlyerImage.jpg">Sure Start Children's centres bring together a range of services for children under five and their families. Services include childcare, learning and development for children from birth to five, family support services, health and advice about employment.</p> <p>These are either provided from services within the children's centre or in partnership with associate carers - childminders who provide home based care.</p> <h2>Sure Start Children's centres in Lambeth</h2> <p>Below are details of our children's centres. You can find more detailed information on the services provided at each children's centre by following the link to their page on our online directory, <a href="">Young Lambeth</a>, or alternatively in our <a href="/Services/EducationLearning/UnderFives/LambethChildrensCentreDirectory.htm">Sure Start Children's Centres leaflet</a>.<br><br>Follow the post code links to view a location map for each centre.</p> <ul><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Liz Atkinson Children's Centre</a> (formerly Brixton Children's Centre)<br>9 Mostyn Road<br>Brixton <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=176518&amp;z=110&amp;sv=531376,176518&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW9 6PH</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Cherry Tree Children's Centre</a><br>2-8 Barston Road<br>West Norwood <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";hl=en&amp;ll=51.436059,-0.100508&amp;spn=0.016212,0.033088&amp;hnear=London+SE27+9HE,+United+Kingdom&amp;gl=uk&amp;t=m&amp;z=15" target="_blank">SE27 9HE</a>  </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Clapham Manor Children's Centre </a><br>Belmont Road <br>Clapham <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=175606&amp;z=110&amp;sv=529446,175606&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW4 0BZ</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Coin St Neighbourhood Centre&lt;<br></a>108 Stamford Street <br>London <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";hl=en&amp;ll=51.505083,-0.098276&amp;spn=0.016188,0.033088&amp;sll=51.436059,-0.100508&amp;sspn=0.016212,0.033088&amp;gl=uk&amp;hnear=London+SE1+9NT,+United+Kingdom&amp;t=m&amp;z=15" target="_blank">SE1 9NT</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Effra Children's Centre</a><br>35 Effra Parade <br>Brixton Hill <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=174794&amp;z=110&amp;sv=531404,174794&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW2 1PL </a>  </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Ethelred Children's Centre </a><br>10 Lollard Street <br>Kennington <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=178580&amp;z=110&amp;sv=531166,178580&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SE11 6UP </a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Henry Fawcett Children's Centre<br></a>Kennington Park Gardens <br>London <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=177886&amp;z=110&amp;sv=531198,177886&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SE11 4AX</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Hitherfield Children's Centre</a><br>Hitherfield Road<br>London, <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=172486&amp;z=110&amp;sv=532321,172486&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">Sw16 2JQ</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Tree House Children's Centre</a><br>66 Upper Tulse Hill <br>Tulse Hill <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=173735&amp;z=110&amp;sv=530740,173735&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW2 2RW</a>   </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Jubilee Children's Centre</a><br>Tulse Hill <br>London <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=174289&amp;z=110&amp;sv=531108,174289&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW2 2JE</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Lark Hall</a><br>Smedley Street <br>Clapham <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=176240&amp;z=110&amp;sv=529973,176240&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW4 6PH</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Kingswood Children's Centre<br></a>Gipsy Road <br>West Norwood <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=171503&amp;z=110&amp;sv=532856,171503&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SE27 9RD </a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Little Starz Children's Centre</a><br>18 Bentons Lane <br>London, <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=171471&amp;z=110&amp;sv=532370,171471&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SE27 9UD</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Loughborough Children's Centre</a><br>Minet Road <br>Brixton <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=176284&amp;z=110&amp;sv=531702,176284&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW9 7UA </a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Stockwell Park Early Years</a><br>Crowhurst House <br>Aytoun Road <br>London, <a title="Opens in a new window" href=";source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=SW9+0UD+&amp;sll=53.800651,-4.064941&amp;sspn=18.514185,39.418945&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=London+SW9+0UD,+United+Kingdom&amp;z=16" target="_blank">SW9 0UD</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Stockwell Children's Centre</a><br>Stockwell Road <br>Brixton <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=175843&amp;z=110&amp;sv=530871,175843&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW9 9TG</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Sunnyhill Children's Centre</a><br>Sunnyhill Road<br>Streatham <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=172082&amp;z=110&amp;sv=530038,172082&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW16 1UW</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Crown Lane Children's Centre</a>Crown Lane<br>Streatham <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=171072&amp;z=110&amp;sv=531549,171072&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW16 3HX </a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Heathbrook Children's Centre</a><br>St Rule Street <br>London <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=176149&amp;z=110&amp;sv=529083,176149&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW8 3EH</a>  </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Jessop Children's Centre</a><br>Lowden Road, Herne Hill <br>London <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=175145&amp;z=110&amp;sv=531996,175145&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SE24 0BJ</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Maytree Children's Centre </a> <br>155 Clarence Crescent <br>London <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=175145&amp;z=110&amp;sv=531996,175145&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW4 8LN</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Rosendale Children's Centre</a><br>Rosendale Road <br>London SE21 9LR </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Streatham Wells Children's Centre</a><br>50 Palace Road <br>London <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=172930&amp;z=110&amp;sv=531016,172930&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW2 3NJ</a>    </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">388 Streatham Hub Children's Centre<br></a>388 Streatham High Road <br>Streatham <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=171074&amp;z=110&amp;sv=530078,171074&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW16 6HX</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">St Stephen's Children's Centre</a><br>Dorset Road <br>London <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=177319&amp;z=110&amp;sv=530470,177319&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW8 1EJ</a>  </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Triangle Children's Centre</a><br>25 William Bonney Estate <br>London <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";hl=en&amp;ll=51.46243,-0.138659&amp;spn=0.016203,0.033088&amp;sll=51.505083,-0.098276&amp;sspn=0.016188,0.033088&amp;gl=uk&amp;hnear=London+SW4+7JQ,+United+Kingdom&amp;t=m&amp;z=15" target="_blank">SW4 7JQ</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Vauxhall Children's Centre<br></a>Vauxhall Street <br>London <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=178382&amp;z=110&amp;sv=530756,178382&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SE11 5LG</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Woodmansterne Children's Centre</a><br>Stockport Road <br>London <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=169799&amp;z=110&amp;sv=529690,169799&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW16 5XE</a>   </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">The Weir Link <br></a>Weir Estate, 33 Weir Road<br>London <a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=173665&amp;z=110&amp;sv=529407,173665&amp;st=OSGrid&amp;lu=N&amp;tl=~&amp;ar=y&amp;bi=~&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">SW12 0NU</a></li></ul><h2>Further information</h2> <p>Should you require any further information please call the Families Information Service on 0845 601 5317.</p> </div> Children’s centres Education and learning
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Children's library services</span> </h1> <p>Lambeth libraries offer a variety of services for children, from books to storytimes to Under 5s drop-in sessions.</p> <p><strong>Events for children</strong> are listed on our <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/EventsInLibraries.htm">events in libraries page</a>.</p> <h2>Pottermore<br></h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" height="119" alt="pottermore" src="/NR/rdonlyres/B7AEA835-B594-40BF-8D9C-E4128E979505/0/Pottermore.jpg" width="207" border="0" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Are you ready for more Potter-mania? Pottermore is a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books and where new and exciting stories will be published. You can <a title="opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">sign up now to join in the fun</a>.</p> <h2><a title="Free books for Under 5s" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/FreeBooksForUnder5s.htm">Free books for under 5s</a> </h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Bookstart logo" src="/NR/rdonlyres/25CA43C8-2348-49FF-8C9D-B27F1CB20260/0/BookstartLogo.jpg">Find out about the free book packs available to the Under 5s.</p> <p>Come along to your local library today and receive your free pack. <br><br>The <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Bookstart programme</a> is delivered locally through the library service and is supported by the local health trust as well as national bodies such as the Booktrust, the Surestart Unit and a range of book publishers.<br> <br>Why not visit the <a title="opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Bookstart website </a>to view their range of e-books or join in with special games for under 5s.</p> <h2>Under 5s sessions in Lambeth libraries</h2> <p>Lambeth Libraries welcomes everyone to drop in on its Under 5s sessions, but due to high demand some libraries operate a waiting list. Please contact your local library for more details.</p> <p>We offer storytelling and Parent and Toddler groups. Craft activities and refreshments are offered at some of the sessions. </p> <p>Please contact your <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/">local library</a> for more details. </p> <p>These sessions run in term-time only.</p> <ul><li><a title="Brixton Central Library" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/BrixtonLibrary.htm">Brixton Central Library</a> <br>Storytime and Parent and Toddler Group Tuesday 10.30am - 12noon </li><li><a title="Carnegie Library" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/CarnegieLibrary.htm">Carnegie Library</a> <br>Storytime Friday 10.30am  </li><li><a title="Clapham Library" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/ClaphamLibrary.htm">Clapham Library</a> <br>Parent and Toddler group Tuesday 10.30am - 12noon<br>Storytime Friday 10.30am - 11.15am </li><li><a title="Durning Library" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/DurningLibrary.htm">Durning Library</a> <br>Parent and Toddler group Wednesday 10.30am - 12noon </li><li><a title="Minet Library" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/MinetLibrary.htm">Minet Library</a> <br>Storytime Friday 11am - 12pm </li><li><a title="South Lambeth Library" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/SouthLambethLibrary.htm">South Lambeth Library</a> <br>Parent and Toddler group Wednesday 10.30am - 12noon <br>Portuguese Parent and Toddler group second Friday 10.30am - 12pm </li><li><a title="Streatham Library" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/StreathamLibrary.htm">Streatham Library</a> <br>Parent and Toddler group Wednesday 10.00am - 12noon<br>Storytime Thursday 10.30 - 11.15am  </li><li><a title="Waterloo Library" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/WaterlooLibrary.htm">Waterloo Library</a> <br>Story and rhyme time Friday 10.30am </li><li><a title="West Norwood Library" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/WestNorwoodLibrary.htm">West Norwood Library</a> <br>Storytime Wednesday 10.00am - 12noon </li></ul><p>All sessions are for Under 5s only. There may be a small charge for refreshments.</p> <h2>Chatterbooks 7-12 year olds </h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" height="159" alt="" src="/NR/rdonlyres/FA9F1A23-F568-4957-A84E-B96672624AD0/0/Chatterbookslogo.jpg" width="154" border="0">Reading groups for 7-12 year olds.</p> <p>Do you want to meet new friends, talk about books, meet authors and enter competitions. Get your own bag and diary, bookmarks, stickers and other goodies, surf the internet for great sites anbout books and much more? </p> <p>Why not come along to one of our Chatterbooks Reading Groups</p> <ul><li><a title="Brixton Central Library" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/BrixtonLibrary.htm">Brixton Central Library</a> <br>2nd Tuesday of each month 4.15 – 5.15pm </li><li><a title="Streatham Library" href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/StreathamLibrary.htm">Streatham Library</a> <br>1st Monday of each month   4pm - 6pm  </li></ul><p>For further information go to the <a title="open in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Chatterbooks</a> website</p> <h2>Useful homework websites<strong></strong></h2> <ul><li><a href=""></a><a href="http:///">ehomework</a> - eHomework offers a unique reference point on helping children with homework.<strong><a title="opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></strong> </li><li><a title="opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"><strong>BBC Learning</strong> </a>- BBC's online learning, support and advice for learners of all ages - the 'Revisewise' pages are particularly good for children.</li></ul></div> Children's library service Leisure and culture
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Children with disabilities</span> </h1> <p>Lambeth Children and Young People's Service has a team of social workers and support staff working with children with significant disabilities and their families. </p> <h2>Who is the children with disabilities service for?</h2> <p>The children with disabilities team works with families and their children or young people who have severe or profound disabilities in order to assess need and provide access to appropriate services. <br><br>Team members work closely with colleagues in health and education to achieve positive outcomes for disabled children.</p> <h2>What does the children with disabilities service do?</h2> <p>A child's disability can make it difficult for them to live an independent life in the community.</p> <p>Their needs can put great pressures on parents and carers because of the amount of care and support required.</p> <p>Lambeth's children with disabilities service aims to:</p> <ul><li>provide access to registration and assessment </li><li>provide or arrange support services for disabled children and their families </li><li>work with other organisations to plan the provision of similar support services </li><li>provide a full social work service to children and their families.</li></ul><p>Parents may also wish to contact an <a href="/Services/HealthSocialCare/ServicesAdults/OccupationalTherapy.htm">occupational therapist</a> and the <a href="/Services/EducationLearning/SchoolsColleges/SpecialEducationalNeedsSEN.htm">special educational needs service</a>.</p> <h2>Children with disabilities register</h2> <p>The Lambeth children with disabilities register is managed by the Sutton and Merton PCT Register Services on behalf of Lambeth Council.</p> <p>The register is entirely voluntary, but all families of Children with Disabilities are encouraged to apply to have their child on the register, as this will help considerably with the planning of services for the future.</p> <p>This is particularly true when young people are going through the "transitions" phase and moving on to adult services.</p> <p>Families can apply direct to "I Count" Register Services by phoning 020 8770 8237, when they will be sent an application form, with a pre paid return envelope. </p> <p>Families can also visit the website on <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> </div> Children with disabilities Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Choosing childcare</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Child playing" src="/NR/rdonlyres/E6BFDAE3-6D10-4FF4-AA2B-C88FC4E9A55F/0/Eyss2.gif">The Lambeth Families Information Service provides information about choosing childcare in Lambeth. </p> <p>If you would like to talk to a member of staff about the childcare you need please call <strong>0845 601 5317</strong> or email <a href=""></a>. We can send you details of childcare in your local area, appropriate for your child's age and childminders with vacancies. </p> <h2><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Young Lambeth</a><br></h2> <p>Young Lambeth website provides up to date information on services, activities, events and childcare options for children, young people, families and practitioners in Lambeth.</p> <h2>Paying for childcare </h2> <p>We can provide you with guidance on the funding you can get towards the cost of childcare, this includes: </p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/EducationLearning/UnderFives/Childcare/FreeEarlyLearning.htm">free early learning</a> (two, three and four year old children) </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">childcare tax credit </a>(for working parents/carers) </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Care to Learn</a> (funding for 16 to 19 year old parents or carers who are students) </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">funding for parents/carers returning to work</a> </li></ul><p>For more detailed advice please ring the FIS on <strong>0845 601 5317</strong> and you talk to a member of staff.</p> <h2>Day nurseries</h2> <p>Day nurseries provide care and early learning for children from birth to school age, for the length of the adult working day. Children can attend full or part-time depending on their parent's needs. See <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">quality of nursery education provision</a> to find out more. </p> </div> Choosing childcare Education and learning
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Citizenship Ceremonies</span> </h1> <p>We hold regular citizenship ceremonies in Lambeth Town Hall. These ceremonies are an opportunity for applicants to celebrate their new citizenship and for the council to celebrate the borough's cultural diversity. </p> <p>We ensure that the ceremonies are enjoyable and meaningful, creating a friendly environment for new citizens. It is hoped that the ceremonies will encourage new citizens to play an active part in the community. </p> <h2>What happens at the ceremony?</h2> <p>The ceremony is held as a group although it is possible to arrange for a private ceremony for a fee. During the ceremony you are required to: </p> <ul><li>take either the Oath or Affirmation  </li><li>say the pledge of loyalty to the UK </li></ul><p>A Lambeth dignitary will present you with a commemorative gift box containing your citizenship certificate. You will also receive a pack from the <a title="opens in new window" href="" target="_blank">Home Office</a>, along with your passport application form. </p> <h2>What do I need to bring to my ceremony? </h2> <p>When you attend a ceremony you need to bring your <strong>Home Office invitation letter</strong> and a form of <strong>photo identification</strong> with you (e.g. a passport or driver’s licence). </p> <h2>What is the difference between an Oath and an Affirmation?</h2> <p>If you decide to take an Oath you will be swearing to God. An Affirmation does not have any religious context. <br><br><strong>Example of Oath: </strong><br>"I (name) swear by almighty God that on becoming a British citizen I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her heirs and successors according to law."</p> <p><strong>Example of Affirmation: <br></strong>“I (name) do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on becoming a British citizen I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her heirs and successors according to law." </p> <h2>What do I pledge? <br></h2> <p><strong>An example of Pledge:</strong> <br>"I will give my loyalty to the United Kingdom and respect its rights and freedoms. I will uphold its democratic values. I will observe its laws faithfully and fulfil my duties and obligations as a British citizen." </p> <p>For those who would prefer an individual ceremony, these can be arranged for a fee of £75 or £125 per couple. There is no charge for minors.</p> <h2>Your citizenship ceremony </h2> <p>We will send you a letter along with a pack notifying you of the next group ceremony and your invitation to attend the ceremony. If the date isn't suitable, all you are required to do is telephone the Lambeth Register Office on <strong>020 7926 9421/9441 </strong>to re-arrange. You must have your Home Office Invitation Letter when you attend the ceremony. </p> <h2>More information about British Citizenship </h2> <p>For all general enquires regarding applications for British Citizenship, or enquiries regarding the Nationality Checking Service, please visit <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">The UK Border Agency website</a>. </p> <h2>How do I make a complaint? </h2> <p>We want to know when things have not gone well so that we can try and put them right. If you have a complaint please contact the <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/CommentsComplaints/HowToComplain.htm">Corporate Complaints Unit</a>. </p> </div> Citizenship ceremonies Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Citizenship tests</span> </h1> <p>To settle in the UK or gain British citizenship, you may have to take the Life in the UK Test. The <a href="" target="_blank">Life in the UK Test website</a> tells you all about this.</p> <p>Lambeth Libraries offer a <strong>free</strong> self-learn course and mock tests to prepare you to take the Life in the UK Test. </p> <p>The course is based on the Home Office's official handbook, Life in the United Kingdom: A Journey to Citizenship.</p> <p>For more information about the course, please contact one of the following libraries:</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/BrixtonLibrary.htm">Brixton Library</a><br>Tel: 020 7926 1056 </li><li><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/SouthLambethLibrary.htm">South Lambeth Library</a><br>Tel: 020 7926 0705 </li><li><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/WestNorwoodLibrary.htm">West Norwood Library</a><br>Tel: 0207 926 8092</li></ul></div> Citizenship tests Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Civil partnerships</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Photograph of couple celebrating a civil partnership at Lambeth Register Office" src="/NR/rdonlyres/8287849D-402D-402C-9910-ED900119555B/0/civilpartnership.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">The Civil Partnership Act 2004 introduced a new legal relationship for same-sex couples wishing to make a formal, lifelong commitment to each other.</p> <p>You can now give notice of your intention to form a civil partnership with Lambeth Register Office and look forward to celebrating the formation of your partnership in style.</p> <p>We will be able to guide you through the legal requirements to ensure that your partnership is within the law. If you choose to have a ceremony we can help to make it special, whether you want to use the facilities at the Register Office or at one of Lambeth’s other approved venues. <br><br>The first ceremonies took place on 21 December 2005.</p> <ul><li><a href="#booking">Making a booking</a> </li><li><a href="#legal">Legal preliminaries to forming a civil partnership</a> </li><li><a href="#documents">Documents you need to show us</a> </li><li><a href="#ceremony">Your civil partnership ceremony</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/Marriages/ApprovedPremises.htm">Approved premises</a> </li><li><a href="#copy">Copy certificates</a> </li><li><a href="#contact">Who to contact</a></li></ul><a id="booking" name="booking"></a> <h2>Making a booking</h2> <p>You must first contact the district or venue where you wish to form your civil partnership and make a provisional booking for your chosen date.</p> <p>After this you should then give a notice of your intention to form a civil partnership in the district in which you live.</p> <p>A notice is valid for one year, but it is advisable to make a booking as soon as you can, particularly if you intend to have a ceremony in one of our approved premises, although it is not necessary to have a ceremony if you don't wish to do so.</p><a id="legal" name="legal"></a> <h2>Legal preliminaries to forming a civil partnership</h2> <p>You may form a civil partnership at any Register Office or Approved Premises of your choice in England and Wales.</p> <h3>Legal notice to form a civil partnership</h3> <p>To give your notice of intention to register your civil partnership, you must have lived in the Lambeth district for seven full days before the notice is given. The notice can only be given on the eighth day. If one or both of you live elsewhere, you will need to give notice in person at the Register Office in the district where you live. </p> <p>For example, if you have just moved in to a property or arrived into the country on Wednesday 1 June, your seven days only starts on Thursday 2 June. Your seven days will be complete on 8 June and you will give your notice on 9 June. If you live in Lambeth and you are not subject to immigration control, you will be giving your notice here. </p> <p>The couple must be of the same sex, over 18 (or provide evidence of consent if over 16), not related to each other within the prohibited degrees of relationship and not in an existing marriage or civil partnership. </p> <p><strong>You must have decided on the venue for your ceremony before you attend to give your notice. </strong></p> <p>If one or both of you are non-EU citizens then you will each need to give notice to the Superintendent Registrar of a designated Register Office. </p> <h3>After giving your notice</h3> <p>You have now had your interview with the Superintendent Registrar and given your notice. Your notice will be displayed for 15 clear days in a folder where members of the general public can view. This is a legal requirement. </p> <p>After 15 clear days have elapsed, Lambeth Register Office will issue certificates of authority which are required for a legal civil partnership. You will need one certificate each. For example, if you both give notice on 9 June, the earliest date you can form a civil partnership is 25 June.</p> <h3>Make an appointment</h3> <p>You will need to make an appointment to give notice of your intention to form a civil partnership.</p> <p>We offer appointments Monday to Friday, from 9am to 3.30pm. Please note that the Register Office is closed on the first Wednesday of every month until 1pm.</p> <p>Please call us on <strong>020 7926 9420</strong> to make an appointment. </p> <h3>Fee</h3> <p>The statutory fee for giving notice is £30 per person which is payable on the day the notice is given.</p><a id="documents" name="documents"></a> <h2>Documents you need to show us</h2> <p>Please bring with you:</p> <ul><li>evidence of nationality (a passport is ideal) </li><li>proof of your address </li><li>evidence of the termination of your previous marriage or civil partnership if applicable.</li></ul><p>For more information on the documents you need see <a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/Marriages/ArrangementCeremony.htm#documents">marriage - arrangement and ceremony</a>.</p><a id="ceremony" name="ceremony"></a> <h2>Your civil partnership ceremony</h2> <p>A civil partnership is formed when the couple have signed before a partnership registrar and two witnesses. There is no requirement for a ceremony as part of the legal process, but at Lambeth we will be more than happy to offer a ceremony if required.</p> <p>You may wish to exchange vows or enhance your ceremony with readings or music. The Superintendent Registrar will be happy to discuss what you want and will consider any requests you might have to make your day more memorable.</p><a name="copy"></a> <h2><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/CivilCeremonies/CivilPartnershipsCopyCertificates.htm">Civil partnerships - Copy certificates</a></h2> <p>If you wish to obtain copies of a certificate for a civil partnership that was registered in Lambeth you can apply by post, by telephone, or in person.</p><a id="more" name="more"></a> <h2>More information</h2> <p>You can get more information on civil partnerships from the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">General Register Office</a> and the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Citizens Advice Bureau</a>.</p><a id="contact" name="contact"></a> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>Any member of the Register Office team will be happy to help you. </p> <p>Lambeth Register Office <br>Lambeth Town Hall <br>Brixton Hill <br>SW2 1RW <br>Phone: 020 7926 9420 <br>Email: <a href=""></a>.</p> </div> Civil partnerships Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Clapham</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" border="0" alt="Cyclist on Clapham Common" src="/NR/rdonlyres/B0286009-D75D-4F47-A397-0A7746AC8A50/0/ClphmCmmnCyclist.jpg">Clapham is perhaps best known for Clapham Common, a vast green space, which attracts visitors from across the world. Concerts, theatre, film shows and competitive sport are among its all-year-round events. </p> <p>Clapham Old Town is renowned for its village-like atmosphere. The town centre is within a conservation area, allowing the character of the area to be retained. </p> <h2>Getting involved</h2> <h3><br>Clapham Society</h3> <p>The Clapham Society works to protect the special character of Clapham, its conservation area, buildings and especially its most precious asset, Clapham Common. The Society also publishes books about the history of Clapham. <br><br>Detailed information can be found on the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Clapham Society website</a>.</p> <h3>MyClapham</h3> <p>One independent local listings site, with information on every aspect of Clapham life, is available at <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">MyClapham</a>.</p> <h2>Local projects and initiatives</h2> <h3><br><a href="/Services/Environment/Regeneration/FutureLambeth/FutureClapham.htm">Future Clapham – new public facilities coming soon</a> </h3> <p>We have approved the selection of Cathedral Group to deliver a £75 million landmark scheme that will transform leisure services in Clapham. </p> <p>This includes: </p> <ul><li>a new leisure centre, built to high sustainable standards, which is now open  </li><li>a 21st century high street library and healthcare centre, due to open in April 2012  </li><li>high-quality residential accommodation, including affordable family homes. </li></ul><h2><a href="/Services/Environment/Regeneration/ClaphamOldTown.htm">Clapham Gateway - environmental improvements</a> </h2> <p>We are looking to improve the environment in and around the Clapham Gateway area (Clapham Common Station and Clapham Common Old Town).</p> <h2><a href="/Services/AboutLambeth/LambethByLocalArea/ClaphamHistory.htm">Clapham history</a> <a href="/Services/AboutLambeth/LambethByLocalArea/ClaphamHistory.htm"></a></h2> <p>An overview of the history of Clapham and Stockwell and links to find out more.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/AboutLambeth/LambethByLocalArea/ClaphamStockwellPopulationFigures.htm">Clapham and Stockwell - population, culture and diversity</a> </h2> <p>Information on the population of Clapham and Stockwell, including figures from the 2001 Census.</p> <h2>Places to visit in Clapham</h2> <p>Clapham Picturehouse <br>76 Venn St <br>London SW4 0AT <br>0207 498 3323 <br><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Clapham Picturehouse website</a> <br><br>Converted from a former snooker hall, the three screen Clapham Picturehouse opened its doors to the public in December 1992. In 1998 a fourth screen was added and the licensed cafe-bar was extended to meet its ever-growing popularity as a local haunt. </p> <p>With an eclectic programming mix of arthouse and quality mainstream films, an art exhibition area, fortnightly film quiz, Saturday morning Kids Club, Thursday Parents and Babies Club and Sunday repertory double bills to offer, the Clapham Picturehouse has established itself as a cultural landmark in the local community. </p> </div> Clapham About Lambeth
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Clapham Common</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Pond at Clapham Common" src="/NR/rdonlyres/1F94F707-346F-4F48-8336-972142FC6741/0/ClaphamCommon.jpg" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Clapham Common is one of London's largest open spaces situated between Clapham, Battersea and Balham.</p> <p>It was historically 'common land' for the parishes of Battersea and Clapham and was first mentioned as far back as 1086 in the famous 'Domesday Book' as being part of the Manor of Clapham. In 1877 it was acquired from the Lords of the Manors by the Metropolitan Board of Works and was protected for present and future generations.</p> <p>Clapham Common contains three ponds, all of which evolved from old gravel pits. Eagle Pond and Mount Pond are used for angling and have a variety of species including carp, roach, tench and bream, and also contain wildlife areas. The other pond on the common, Long Pond, is used for model boating.</p> <p>The common has an all weather games area, tennis courts, bowling green, skate park and pitches, as well as two playgrounds areas for children and families. The common also has a historic bandstand, three cafes and ecological areas, including woodland and meadow grasslands, which are managed for wildlife as well as for the public to enjoy. </p> <p>Around 108 acres of Clapham Common is within the London Borough of Wandsworth, but the common has been wholly managed and maintained by Lambeth Council since 1972.</p> <p><strong>Address</strong>: Windmill Drive, SW4 9DE<br><strong>Tube</strong>: Clapham Common/Clapham South (Northern Line)<br><strong>Bus</strong>: 4, 35, 37, 88, 137, 155, 255, 345, 355, 417, G1<br><a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=174810&amp;z=0&amp;sv=SW4+9DE&amp;st=2&amp;pc=SW4+9DE&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">Location map for Clapham Common</a>.</p> <h2>Facilities</h2> <ul><li><a href="/Services/Environment/ParksGreenSpaces/EventsInParks/EventsLambethBandstands.htm">Bandstand</a> </li><li><a href="/Services/Environment/ParksGreenSpaces/ChildrensPlayAreas.htm">Children's play areas</a> (X2) (dog free) </li><li><a href="/Services/EducationLearning/UnderFives/StayAndPlay.htm">One O'clock club</a> </li><li>Paddling pool </li><li>Café (X3) </li><li>Fishing </li><li>Flower gardens </li><li>Sports facilities:<br>For details on outdoor sports facilities, bookings and costs for hire <a href="" target="_blank">see the sports facilities in parks page</a> </li><li>Toilets </li><li>Ponds (X3) - Eagle, Long and Mount Ponds  </li><li><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Friends of Clapham Common website</a> </li></ul><h2>Clapham Common Bandstand </h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Clapham Common bandstand" src="/NR/rdonlyres/41B502DC-7487-44B9-A2F1-14F459C0ADB0/0/ClaphamCommonBandstand.jpg" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Clapham Common bandstand is the oldest and largest surviving bandstand in Greater London. </p> <p>Clapham residents petitioned the London County Council for a bandstand in 1889, and the result was a copy of the two bandstands built in 1861 in the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens in South Kensington. It proved a great attraction for concerts held on Wednesday afternoons and Sundays. In 2003, Lambeth Council participated in a major fundraising and restoration project of the bandstand; following recent improvements to the apron of the bandstand, including installation of granite setts, it has now been restored to its former glory. The bandstand was formally rededicated and opened following these recent changes in October 2011.</p> <ul><li><a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=174831&amp;z=1&amp;sv=528688,174831&amp;st=4&amp;ar=Y&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">Location map for Clapham Common bandstand</a> </li></ul><h2><a href="/Services/Environment/ParksGreenSpaces/Parks/ClaphamCommonTreeStrategyConsultation.htm">Clapham Common Tree Strategy - Consultation</a></h2> <p>The role of the Tree Strategy is to develop a long term landscape vision for the planting and removal of trees on Clapham Common as well as define the approach to the sustainable management of the tree stock.</p> <p>Please let us know what you think about the draft Tree Strategy.</p> <h2>Clapham Common - Tesco Section 106 funding</h2> <p>As a result of the redevelopment of the former South London Women's Hospital site next to Clapham Common South tube station in 2006, over £440,000 of funding is allocated to various environmental projects on or around Clapham Common through a 'Section 106 agreement'.</p> <p>A number of projects have benefitted Clapham Common such as refurbishment of tennis courts, and a new cricket practice area and pitch. Lambeth Council, working in partnership with Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee (CCMAC) and other local stakeholders, is successfully completing the following additional projects:</p> <ul><li>New trees planted along Clapham Common Southside opposite Englewood Road. </li><li>Repairs to the old deep bomb shelter on Clapham Common South Side, close to Nightingale Lane, along with interpretative signage on the shelter's history. </li><li>Demolition of the old toilet block next to the bomb shelter on Clapham Common South Side, to be replaced by a new pay-as-you-go 'Universal Superloo' (USL) on the same location. </li><li>Directional signage to help guide people to available toilets on Clapham Common. </li><li>A tree strategy for Clapham Common to direct the management of its tree stock, and guide replacement and enhancement of trees for future generations. </li><li>A feasibility study for the old changing rooms on Battersea Rise, to determine options for restoring and promoting use of these vital facilities. </li><li>Restoration of the bund around the Clapham Common Bandstand with granite setts. </li><li>A new boardwalk along the south bank of Mount Pond to improve safety and access.</li></ul><p>For more information on these projects contact Lambeth Parks on 0207 926 9000 or <a href=""></a></p><a name="skatepark"></a> <h2>Clapham Common Skatepark</h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Clapham Common skate park" src="/NR/rdonlyres/5D866B53-0DF3-4E71-AC44-B0FD815CA83F/0/SkatePark.jpg">The newly refurbished Clapham Common skatepark is now open for use. </p> <p>The skatepark was completed thanks to a London Marathon Trust grant of £75,000 and the Safer Lambeth Partnerships' Tasking and Coordinating Group made a generous contribution of £21,417. In addition, the Council successfully negotiated £67,000 of Section 106 money towards the redevelopment located alongside Rookery Road. </p> <p>This funding has also enabled us to carry out some works to the railings and add two new entrance gates in order to improve access around the skatepark. The skatepark was designed through extensive consultation to ensure it served the needs of its users, as well as meeting current access, safety and crime reduction standards. </p> <p>The project has a <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">dedicated Facebook page</a> which encourages users feedback.</p> <p>For more information please contact Toussainte Reba, Project Manager on <a href=""></a> or phone on <strong>020 7926 6268</strong>.</p> <h3>Clapham Common Ponds</h3> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Removing carp from Mount Pond" src="/NR/rdonlyres/7154CD11-129C-42B1-8C0C-D52BF0F42F40/0/CarpMountPondSpring2010.jpg">We are working with the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Environment Agency</a> and anglers to manage and improve Eagle and Mount Ponds on the Common. This is to ensure their future as registered fisheries and enhance their value for people and wildlife. </p> <h3>Mount Pond restoration</h3> <p>Mount Pond has been fully restored with the installation of additional fishing platforms, landscaping of the central island and pond banks, reintroduction of coarse fish, and installation of a new boardwalk along Windmill Drive which has improved access and safety, especially for disabled users and children. These works will be complemented with new interpretative signage and a borehole which allows the pond to be topped up with water from beneath the ground, which will reduce the need to use mains water which isn't good for water quality but also saves us money.</p> <p>The island and banks of Mount Pond are surrounded by fencing and netting to protect newly planted vegetation; these will be removed once the vegetation has established. </p> <p>If you see small waterbirds like coots, moorhens or baby ducks moving about within these fenced areas don't worry. Small birds slip in and out of the fencing and floating islands in the pond, and don't cause damage or hurt themselves. It's bigger birds like geese and adult ducks that the fencing keeps out until shoots and seedlings fully establish.</p> <p>If you see any damaged fencing let us know so it can be fixed to prevent large birds getting inside or trapped. Please report anybody seen damaging fencing or trying to get inside them or onto the island, and don't enter these areas yourself.</p> <h3>Fishing season</h3> <p><strong>Eagle and Mount Ponds</strong> are <strong>closed each year to fishing</strong> from<strong> 15 March to 15 June inclusive</strong>; you can fish them for the rest of the year from 16 June to 14 March<strong>. </strong>This is to give fish and birds some 'breathing space' whilst they breed and allows us to undertake maintenance works. On Long Pond, the third pond on the Common, fishing is not permitted at any time of the year. We occasionally run one-off events on the ponds during the close season, but these are carefully managed to minimise any disturbance. </p> <p>Please report any incidents of illegal fishing or misuse, either to angling bailiffs who regularly patrol the ponds, or contact Lambeth Council on 0207 926 9000 or email <a href=""></a>.</p> <h3>Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 </h3> <p>It is illegal under section 30 of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 to introduce fish into any water body without the prior consent of the Environment Agency or landowners. Offenders face severe penalties if they are caught and convicted. <br><br>If you are aware of anyone introducing fish to any of the ponds on Clapham Common, please report it immediately to the Environment Agency's Fisheries Enforcement Team on their incident hotline 0800 80 70 60, or contact Lambeth Council in complete confidence. </p> <h2>Friends of Clapham Common</h2> <p>The Friends of Clapham Common represent those who live around and use the Common, playing an important role in its management and development for present and future generations. The Friends organise regular meetings, events and activities within the Common and publish newsletters about Clapham Common and the local area. </p> <p>To join or find out more about their work, go to the <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Friends of Clapham Common website</a> or telephone 0207 649 5672.</p> <h2>Help us look after Clapham Common</h2> <p>Clapham Common is managed by Lambeth Parks and Greenspaces and comes within the Lambeth Central Parks Area, although it has its own dedicated parks manager. It also comes under the area patrolled by the Clapham Common and Clapham Town Safer Neighbourhoods Teams of Lambeth Borough Police, who work in partnership with Lambeth Council and local stakeholders to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all.</p> <p>Clapham Common welcomes responsible dog walkers, but there are certain dog-free areas, such as the playgrounds and ponds. This is for the comfort and safety of children and their carers, and also helps to protect local wildlife. Please keep dogs out of these particular locations, and of course always clean up after your dog elsewhere.</p> <p>For more information on Clapham Common and how to help us keep it clean, green and safe please contact us on 0207 926 9000 or email us at <a href=""></a>.</p> <h2>Further information</h2> <ul><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Lambeth Borough Police - Safer Neighbourhoods</a> </li><li><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">GreenSpace</a> - promoting the regeneration of parks and public spaces </li><li><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)</a> </li><li><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Environment Agency</a></li></ul></div> Clapham Common Environment
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Clapham Leisure Centre</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Clapham Leisure Centre - Artist's impresion" src="/NR/rdonlyres/BD8602E3-FADE-4BE6-B452-91FE5FF632D1/0/ClaphamLeisureCentre.jpg">Clapham Leisure Centre, is a vibrant, family friendly venue. It is managed by GLL (Greenwich Leisure Ltd) which is a charitable social enterprise. GLL manage the centre through their customer facing brand <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Better</a>. </p> <br class="clear"><h2>Opening times</h2> <ul><li>Monday to Friday - 6.30am to 10pm </li><li>Saturday and Sunday - 8am to 6pm</li></ul><h2>Location and Map</h2> <ul><li><a href=";q=SW4+6DB&amp;surl=1&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=0x48760451f4ecaf69:0x7138da352e85755c,London+SW4+6DB&amp;gl=uk&amp;ei=LSXnTtXVFYWX8gP11b33CQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=geocode_result&amp;ct=title&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CBMQ8gEwAA" target="_blank">Location map for Clapham Leisure Centre.</a></li></ul><h2>Weekly programme of activities <br></h2> <p>To view the weekly group exercise, swimming and other activity programmes visit the Better website: </p> <ul><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">weekly programme of activities</a></li></ul><h2>Book an activity, course or swimming lesson online </h2> <p>Everyone can book online as prepaid members, pay and play members or non-members. As a first time user you will need to register on the link below before booking. </p> <ul><li><a title="Opens in new window" href="" target="_blank">book and pay for an activity online</a> </li><li><a title="Opens in new window" href="" target="_blank">book and pay for a swimming lesson and sports course online </a></li></ul><p>You can also call the centre on 020 7627 7900 or visit it in person to book an activity. </p> <h2>Customer forum schedule</h2> <p>Forums are an open meeting where all customers are invited to speak with GLL and Lambeth Council. All customers are welcome to come along and tell us your views. Meetings are held twice on the advertised dates below at <strong>2.00pm </strong>and <strong>6.00pm</strong>. </p> <ul><li>Monday 6 August 2012 </li><li>Tuesday 6 November 2012</li></ul><h2>Facilities</h2> <p>The leisure centre facilities include: </p> <ul><li>a six lane swimming pool and teaching pool - under 16s and over 60s can <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/SportsClubsCentres/LeisureCentres/SwimQuid.htm">swim for a quid</a> </li><li>fitness gym </li><li>a four court sports hall </li><li>dance, yoga and martial arts studios </li><li>rooms for community groups and exercise classes. </li></ul><h2>Future Clapham web pages</h2> <p>See our <a href="">Future Clapham web pages</a> for the latest on the Future Clapham Scheme. These pages will contain all information on the history of the Future Clapham project, including the consultation process and how local people shaped the design of the new buildings in Clapham.</p> <h2><font>Contact Clapham Leisure Centre</font></h2> <p>Tel: 020 7627 7900 <br>Email: <a href=""></a> <br>Address: Clapham Leisure Centre, 141 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham, London, SW4 6DB</p> </div> Clapham Leisure Centre Leisure and culture
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Clapham Library </span> </h1> <h2> <br>Clapham Library is moving</h2> <p>The new Clapham Library will open its doors to the public at <strong>1pm</strong> on <strong>Monday 2 July 2012</strong>. <br><br>The new library is situated at the <strong>Mary Seacole Centre, 91 Clapham High Street, <a href=";hl=en&amp;ll=51.459756,-">SW4 7DB</a></strong>. It is a fantastic building with more books, computers, Wi-Fi and rooms for hire. <br><br>In the meantime, you can still return books to the old Clapham Library, or to any of the other libraries. Your nearest alternative site is <strong>Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, SW2 1JQ</strong>, telephone <strong>020 7926 1058</strong> or email <a href=""></a> <br><br></p> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Picture of Clapham Library" src="/NR/rdonlyres/E2FDD9B0-137C-4005-A16C-40B78AE7D189/0/ClaphamLibrary.jpg"> Clapham Library is in the Old Town, a short walk from the common and the shops. It offers books, DVDs and CDs for loan, a reference and information service, and free use of computers for Internet, email and word-processing.The Library also holds a small collection of books in French, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.</p> <p>We also have <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/OnlineResources.htm">online resources and services</a> for you to use. </p> <h2>Opening hours</h2> <p>Clapham Library is open:</p> <ul><li>Monday - 1 to 8pm </li><li>Tuesday - 10am to 6pm </li><li>Wednesday - 10am to 6pm </li><li>Thursday - 10am to 8pm </li><li>Friday - 10am to 6pm </li><li>Saturday - 9am to 5pm </li><li>Sunday - closed </li></ul><h2><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/LocalBookGroups.htm#clapham">Book groups</a> </h2> <p>Find out about the books groups at Clapham Library.</p> <h2>How to find us</h2> <p>1 Northside <br>Clapham Common<br>SW4 0QW<br><br>Tel: 020 7926 0717<br>Fax: 020 7926 4859<br>Email: <a href=""></a> </p> <p><a title="Link opens in a new window" href=";y=175420&amp;z=0&amp;sv=SW4+0QW&amp;st=2&amp;pc=SW4+0QW&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">Location map for Clapham Library</a> </p> <p><strong>Local transport<br></strong>Tube: Clapham Common <br>Buses: 35, 37, 88, 137, 155, 255, 322, 345, 417 </p> <h2>Access for people with disabilities</h2> <ul><li>Wheelchair access: ramp leading up to the front entrance. </li><li>Registered assistance dogs welcome. </li></ul><p>There is no disabled toilet and no Induction Loop.</p> </div> Clapham library Leisure and culture
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Clean Air Act Approval</span> </h1> <p>The Clean Air Act, 1993, introduced a wide range of new regulations such as those which control smoke emissions and the height of chimneys and those relating to the content and composition of motor fuels. Under certain conditions we must approve chimney height.</p> <h2>Chimney height approval</h2> <p>Under section 14 of the Act, unless the height of the chimney has been approved by us and any conditions attached to approval adhered to, it is an offence to cause to cause or knowingly permit a furnace to be used to:</p> <ul><li>burn pulverised fuel </li><li>burn at a rate of 45.4 kg or more an hour any other solid matter or </li><li>burn at a rate equivalent to 366.4 kW or more any liquid or gaseous matter.</li></ul><h2>Applying for approval</h2> <p>An application for chimney height approval must contain adequate information to enable the necessary calculations to be carried out.</p> <p>We must consider an application for approval for chimney height for a furnace and give a written decision within 28 days of receipt, unless it is agreed in writing between us and the applicant that a longer period is allowed.</p> <p>If we fail to deal with the application within this time period, then approval without qualification is given.</p> <h2>Before applying</h2> <p>You can complete and return the <a href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/EnquiryChimneyFurnace.htm">enquiry about approval for a chimney serving a furnace</a> form to get more information before applying. An Officer will then contact you to discuss your enquiry.</p> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>You can contact us by phone or email or by visiting our offices.</p> <p>Environmental Health<br>185-205 Shakespeare Road<br>London<br>SE24 0PZ<br>Phone: 020 7926 6111<br>Fax: 020 7926 0530<br>Email: <a href=""></a></p> </div> Clean Air Act approval Environment
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Healthcare waste</span> </h1> <p>Healthcare waste is waste produced from medical or similar activities. Healthcare waste is disposed of in different ways depending on what it is. Most healthcare waste does not require specialist collection as it is not hazardous or infectious. The different types and their disposal methods are explained below.</p> <h2>Offensive/hygiene waste</h2> <p>Some waste is contaminated with non-infectious bodily fluids and although not hazardous, it may cause offence. This includes disposable nappies, incontinence pads and sanitary protection. These items should be double bagged before being placed in your refuse bin.</p> <h2>Healthcare waste from self-treatment at home</h2> <p>Unless you are suffering from an infectious disease, items such as plasters, dressings, stoma and catheter bags can be securely double bagged and placed in your refuse bin.</p> <p>If your waste is infectious we will need to collect it separately. Your GP or healthcare professional will need to make a referral to us to arrange for a free <a href="#collect">residential healthcare waste collection</a>.</p> <h2>Hypodermic needles <br></h2> <p>Hypodermic needles, whatever their use, should always be placed in an appropriate container (a sharps box), and should never be disposed of in the domestic waste stream. </p> <p>If you are a self-medicating patient, for example if you have diabetes and you administer your own injections, your GP or healthcare professional should prescribe you a sharps box and advise you of local disposal options. Usually you can dispose of your sharps box at your GP surgery or a pharmacy. </p> <p>If a healthcare professional administers your injections they will dispose of the used needles.</p> <h2>Patients being treated at home</h2> <p>Any waste produced as a result of medical treatment carried out in your home is legally the responsibility of the healthcare professional involved. Unused medicines and some chemicals used in treatments are hazardous and must be removed by the healthcare professional.</p> <p>If the waste is non-infectious and non-hazardous it can be double bagged, sealed and placed in your refuse bin. With the householder's permission, it is acceptable for the following types of waste to be disposed of via the refuse collection service:</p> <ul><li>sanitary towels and incontinence pads </li><li>dressings (no larger than 130mm x 220mm) </li><li>stoma and catheter bags (unless the patient develops a gastrointestinal infection or a site becomes infected)</li></ul><p>The following types of healthcare waste generated by healthcare professionals must never be placed in the domestic waste stream:</p> <ul><li>disposable instruments </li><li>wound vacuum drains </li><li>maggots used for wound management</li></ul><p>If the waste is infectious or hazardous, your healthcare professional will remove it and take it for appropriate disposal. Alternatively, they may make arrangements for a waste contractor to dispose of the waste from your home. </p> <p>Lambeth does not collect infectious or hazardous waste generated in private households by healthcare professionals. If the waste is left at the household for collection it remains the responsibility of the healthcare professional until it is collected. It must be stored in a suitable location and must not be left on the pavement for collection. </p> <h2><a name="collect"></a>Residential healthcare waste collections  </h2> <p>To receive a free healthcare waste collection from your home your GP or healthcare professional will need to make a referral on your behalf. They will confirm that you are treating yourself at home and that the waste produced is infectious or hazardous. Our contractor will then contact you to arrange collection times and days. <br><br>To find out more about how we can help you please contact us on <strong>020 7926 9000</strong> or email <a href=""></a>.</p> <h2>Commercial healthcare waste collections</h2> <p>We do not provide a commercial healthcare waste collection service. We only collect from private households and only with a referral from a GP or healthcare professional.</p> <p>Businesses producing healthcare waste are required to provide a declaration stating whether the waste is hazardous. If so, they must also provide a hazardous waste consignment note under the provision of the Hazardous Waste (England) Regulations 2005. Hazardous waste producers are reminded that in most circumstances they will need to register their premises annually with the <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Environment Agency</a>.</p> <p>For information on companies that provide healthcare waste collections please visit <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p> <h3> Important documents<br></h3> <p>On 4 April 2011 Lambeth implemented a <a title="opens in new window" href="/NR/exeres/D3AD8930-6FC5-48E6-831C-099927DAB45B,frameless.htm?NRMODE=Published" target="_blank">Healthcare Waste Management policy</a> as part of Lambeth's Waste Strategy.</p> </div> Clinical waste Environment
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Photo of CCTV camera" src="/NR/rdonlyres/D2381384-D76D-41A5-965A-DA35A2D7A8C4/0/cctv_camera.jpg" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">CCTV is just one of the tools and measures that Lambeth and our partners are using to tackle crime and grime in the borough. Crime reduction and community safety activities are also delivered through partnership working alongside CCTV. </p> <p>Lambeth began introducing council-owned and monitored CCTV cameras in Lambeth in the late 1990s. Initially in Brixton, and monitored from a small control facility in the Town Hall, the council now has over 160 council-owned cameras across the borough. </p> <p>These are now monitored via a central control room, which operates round the clock, every day of the year. From here, CCTV operators and the Police carry out general surveillance and operations, which sometimes take place in conjunction with officers on the ground. As well as assisting with Police surveillance, the operators look out for illegal dumping, graffiti and acts of vandalism. They can also carry out checks on contractors employed by the council. <br><br>We do not own all the CCTV in the borough, but it does manage the town centre schemes in Brixton, Streatham, North Lambeth, Clapham and Stockwell and Norwood. The largest number of these cameras is in Brixton. These cameras are managed and monitored separately from the other CCTV systems that have been installed by the Council; for example, on housing estates, in our Libraries, and to support the enforcement activities of our Parking services. <br><br>A number of other organisations also have CCTV in Lambeth. For example, Transport for London install CCTV to manage bus lanes, CCTV on London Underground platforms; rail companies with CCTV on their platforms; local shops and businesses. The Police also deploy re-locatable CCTV for surveillance <br><br>Closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) are one of a number of tools available in crime prevention and community safety. CCTV enables remote surveillance of areas where it is installed, whether as general monitoring or as part of a wider operation by the Council, Police or other organisations like Customs and Excise. Storage and retrieval of CCTV images also allows analysis of evidence after an event has occurred. <br><br>Public surveillance CCTV has grown across the UK to incorporate in excess of 500 systems over the last decade. In addition, organisations such as shopping centres, hospitals, ports, airports, trains and bus stations have installed CCTV, bringing the number of cameras to an estimated two million across the country.</p> <p>There are many different examples of cameras and systems, from fixed cameras which transmit monochrome images to a remote recording facility, to state of the art pan tilt zoom cameras with a 360° view capacity which are monitored by staff who can alert the relevant agencies to any areas or incidents of concern. </p> <p>The aims and objectives of council-owned CCTV in Lambeth are to: </p> <ul><li>Prevent crime by detection and deterrence and the maintenance of public order. </li><li>Aid the identification, apprehension, collection of evidence and prosecution of offenders.   </li><li>Assist in the maintenance of public order.  </li><li>Reduce the public’s fear of crime.  </li><li>Help provide a safer environment for people who live, work, visit and trade in the borough of Lambeth.  </li><li>Assist the Police in providing a swift response to criminal and anti-social activity.  </li><li>Provide evidence for the detection and prosecution of those engaged in criminal activity.  </li><li>Assist the emergency services.  </li><li>Assist in aspects of housing management.  </li><li>Reduce graffiti, vandalism and other criminal damage.  </li><li>Assist in improving the environment of town centres and housing estates within the borough of Lambeth.  </li><li>Assist in aspects of traffic management.  </li><li>Assist in the event of a civil emergency or disaster. </li></ul><h2>Diversity and CCTV</h2> <p>Ensuring equality and tackling inequality are at the heart of the way that the council and our colleagues in the Safer Lambeth Partnership work. The operation of CCTV is in accordance with Lambeth’s Equalities procedures and practices, and the Council oversees the monitoring and maintenance contracts for the CCTV service. Contractors comply with the relevant Acts as they apply to Equalities, namely the Race Relations Act 1976, Commission for Racial Equalities Code of Practice in Employment as approved by Parliament 1983, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, and the Sexual Discrimination Act 1975. </p> <h2>Further legislation</h2> <p>Further legislation that applies to the operation of CCTV: </p> <p><strong>Crime and Disorder Act 1998</strong><br>Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, which requires local authorities including the council and the Police to mainstream community safety throughout the way they plan and deliver services, applies to Council and Police use of CCTV. </p> <p><strong>Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994<br></strong>Section 163 permits the use of CCTV in a local authority area. </p> <p><strong>Criminal Law Act 1967<br></strong>Section 3 allows for small retailers to use CCTV as a reasonable means to prevent crime. </p> <p><strong>Data Protection Act 1998/ Freedom of Information Act 2000<br></strong>Since 24/10/01 all commercial CCTV which records data in areas to which the public have mostly unrestricted access must register their system(s) with the Information Commissioner. </p> <p>Under the terms of Data Protection legislation, individuals have access to personal data about themselves, for which an administrative fee (currently £10) is charged for processing the request. The person making the request is only shown information relevant to that particular search and which contains personal data of her or him self only, unless all other individuals who may be identified from the same information have consented to the disclosure. </p> <p>In the event of the data controller complying with a request to supply a copy of the data to the subject, only data pertaining to the individual should be copied, (all other personal data which may facilitate the identification of any other person should be concealed or erased). Under these circumstances an additional fee shall be payable. <br><br>The data controller is entitled to refuse an individual request to view data under these provisions if insufficient or inaccurate information is provided. In addition, the data controller is entitled to refuse a request if the CCTV footage is likely to become, part of a 'live' criminal investigation. <br><br><strong>Human Rights Act 1998</strong><br>Technology such as CCTV has the potential to interfere with privacy rights, Article 8 (as a qualified right) requires that three tests have to be applied if the interference is to be lawful. </p> <ul><li>First, the interference must be undertaken ‘in accordance with the law’.  </li><li>Second, the aim of the interference must fall within one of the exceptions to Article 8 f it is to be lawful. These are the exceptions that allow the right of privacy to be restricted. Essentially, these aims are either to protect national security, public safety, public health and morals, the rights of others or prevent public disorder or crime.  </li><li>Third, that the restriction fulfils a pressing social need and is proportionate in how it responds to that need. </li></ul><p><strong>Police Act 1967 (Section 6)</strong><br>For the use of CCTV for the Police to maintain an efficient and effective Police area. <br><br><strong>The Private Security Industry Act 2001</strong><br>Outlines a system for the statutory regulation of the private security industry, including CCTV operators. <br><br><strong>The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act</strong><br>Came into force in October 2001. The Act relates to surveillance by the Police and other agencies, and refers to the use of directed covert surveillance, which would cover direct covert surveillance using CCTV. Written authorisation is required for the Police in advance at Superintendent level for planned direct covert CCTV operations. The application must indicate the reason for the request and should fall within one or more of the following categories: </p> <ul><li>In the interests of national security. </li><li>For the purpose of preventing or detecting crime or of preventing disorder. </li><li>In the interests of the economic well-being of the United Kingdom. </li><li>In the interests of public safety. </li><li>For the purpose of protecting public health. </li><li>For the purpose of assessing or collecting any tax, duty, levy or other imposition, contribution or charge payable to a government department.  </li><li>For any purpose (not falling within paragraphs a) to f)) which is specified for the purposes of this subsection by an order made by the Secretary of State. </li></ul><h2>Further contacts</h2> <p><strong>Lambeth Parking - Bus lane enforcement</strong><br>Tel: 020 7926 9000 <br><br><strong>Lambeth Parking - Parking CCTV</strong><br><a href=""></a>  <br><br>Tel: 020 7926 9000 <br><br><strong>CCTV on buses</strong><br>Please contact the bus operator direct: </p> <ul><li>Arriva London Ltd<br><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li>First group plc <br><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li>London Central/ London General <br><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li>Metroline <br><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li>Transdev.plc (London United and Sovereign Buses London) <br><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li>Stagecoach<br><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> <br>Tel: 0845 300 7000 (0800-2000 Mondays to Fridays) </li></ul><p><br><strong>CCTV on trains</strong> <br>Contact Network Rail on: <br>Network Rail <br>40 Melton Street <br>London <br>NW1 2EE <br>Tel: 020 7557 8000 <br>Fax: 020 7557 9000 <br><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><strong>Information Commissioner</strong> <br>The Information Commissioner's Office <br>Wycliffe House <br>Water Lane <br>Wilmslow <br>Cheshire, SK9 5AF <br><br><strong>ICO Helpline</strong> <br>08456 30 60 60 <br>01625 54 57 45 <br>Switchboard: 01625 545700 <br><a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br><strong>London Underground cameras</strong><br>For a list of locations broken down by borough contact <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Transport for London</a> Press Office on 0845 604 4141 <br><br><strong>Transport for London - Red routes enforcement</strong><br>Email Traffic Enforcement team at <a href=""></a>  or write to: <br>Transport for London <br>PO Box 4532 <br>BN13 1XZ <br>You may also telephone 0845 603 4545</p> </div> Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Collections and holdings</span> </h1> <p>Lambeth Archives' holdings and collections that cover all aspects of local and family history. Extensive historical information about Lambeth is available, including archaeology, architecture, black history, geology, geography, social history, biography and transport.</p> <p>The collections include photographs, postcards, cuttings and more.</p> <h2><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Lambeth Landmark</a></h2> <p>The Lambeth Landmark website provides instant access to Lambeth Archives' collections. It presents over 7,000 photographs and illustrations of historic Lambeth, most of which can be purchased as photographic prints. Maps, postcards and books are also available to buy.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/LocalHistory/ArchiveGuide0505.htm">A Guide to Lambeth Archives</a><br></h2> <p>This document introduces the Lambeth Archives collections, and lists the books, pamphlets, maps, periodicals, newspapers and special collections available at the Archives.</p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/LocalHistory/Archives.htm">Visiting the Lambeth Archives</a></li></ul><h2><a href="" target="_blank">Access 2 Archives</a><a href="" target="_blank"></a></h2> <p>The Access 2 Archives (A2A) database catalogues local archives throughout England and Wales. It can be used to search the Lambeth Archives, but does not cover everything they hold.</p> <h2>Catalogues</h2> <p>Lambeth Archives has an extensive selection of catalogues dating back to the 17th century, covering schools, estates, churches, businesses, societies, charities and more. Please <a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/LocalHistory/Archives.htm">visit or contact Lambeth Archives</a> to find out more. </p> <h2><a href="/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/OnlineResources.htm">Lambeth Libraries catalogue</a></h2> <p>Lambeth libraries catalogue provides an alternative way of searching for historical information. You can use the catalogue to search for books, CDs, videos and other materials.</p> <h2>Loans, donations, bequests and sales to the Lambeth Archives</h2> <p>Lambeth Archives welcomes additions to its rich and diverse collection by gift, loan, bequest or purchase. If you have an item of historical interest you wish us to consider for inclusion, please contact the address given on this page. </p> </div> Collections and holdings - Lambeth archives Leisure and culture
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Commercial property</span> </h1> <p>In this section you can find links to websites to help you find commercial property and land available for development in the borough.</p> <h2>Commercial property - Lambeth and South London</h2> <p>The <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">South London Business website</a>, funded in partnership with South London Business (SLB) and other south London boroughs, provides details of available commercial property in the borough.</p> <p>The site enables multiple searches to be carried out across several boroughs and also within each town centre area.</p> <p>Users can search by geographical area, by property type (office, retail, industrial) and by floor area.</p> <h2>Available market stalls in the borough</h2> <p>Lambeth's markets are well established and popular with the community and tourists alike. We offer temporary and permanent pitches at various competitive fees. This is an option for low risk start up space for new businesses looking to test the market. Find out more about <a href="/Services/Business/Markets/">market pitches </a>in Lambeth.</p> <h2>Land available for development</h2> <p>If you wish to develop land in Lambeth you must refer to the Lambeth Local Development Framework <a href="">Core Strategy (2011)</a> and the <a href="">Unitary Development Plan Saved Policies</a>.</p> <p>The Core Strategy and the remaining UDP Saved Policies sets out the vision, strategic objectives, spatial strategy and policies for the spatial development of the borough over the next 15 years. They provide a basis for the council to make decisions on planning applications. Anyone wishing to develop land is advised to refer to the <a href="">Core Strategy </a>and the remaining <a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/Planning/PlanningPolicy/UDP2007PoliciesSavedBeyond5August2010.htm">Unitary Development Plan Saved Policies</a>.</p> <p>If you would like further information about applying the adopted LDF Core Strategy and UDP Saved policies please contact:</p> <p>Lambeth Planning<br>Phoenix House <br>10 Wandsworth Road <br>London <br>SW8 2LL <br>Tel: 020 7926 1180 <br>Fax: 020 7926 1171 <br>Email: <a href=""></a></p> <p>You should contact us to discuss the proposed usage of the land before proceeding.</p> <h3>Land owned by the council</h3> <p>If you need details about land that is surplus to council requirements and available for development, then contact Lambert Smith Hampton, the council's property agents.</p> <p>Lambert Smith Hampton<br>United Kingdom House<br>180 Oxford Street<br>London<br>W1D 1NN</p> <p><strong>Telephone:</strong> 020 7198 2000 <br><strong>Fax:</strong> 020 0207 198 2001 <br><strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Lambert Smith Hampton property search</a></p> <p>On their website you'll find all the council's vacant property. In the 'town' tab please type in 'Lambeth' and it will bring up a list of properties.</p> <h3>Other sites available for development</h3> <p>You can find details of major development opportunities (MDOs) in the <a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/Planning/PlanningPolicy/UDP2007PoliciesSavedBeyond5August2010.htm">Unitary Development Plan Saved Policies</a>.</p> <p>You can view the MDO sites on our <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Online Proposals Map</a>.</p> <p>The UDP Saved Policies explains the types of development that may be suitable on each MDO, and the planning policies that will be used to guide this development.</p> <p>You will also need to consult the relevant policies in the Core Strategy, and you may need to study the online <a title="Link opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">LDF Core Strategy Proposals Map</a>, which is also available in paper form in the reception area of the Lambeth Planning office, Phoenix House, 10 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2LL. </p> <p>If you have already identified a site that you would like to develop, you will need to identify the site on the proposals map to find out what the relevant planning policies are for the site.</p> <p>You should do this at the beginning of the proposal process as not all types of development are appropriate in all locations.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/Environment/Regeneration/TacklingEmptyShops.htm">Empty shops and other commercial premises</a></h2> <p>As a landlord, you have an opportunity to help reverse decline in town centres by allowing temporary use of your vacant commercial premises. Letting out the property can create commercial opportunities and therefore protect landlords' long term investments.</p><a id="contact"></a> <h2>Contact us</h2> <p>If you would like further information about applying the Adopted and Replacement Lambeth UDPs then contact the <a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/Planning/PlanningPolicy/">Lambeth Planning Policy team</a>.</p> </div> Commercial property Business
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Commercial waste collection</span> </h1> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Pay for your commercial waste collection online - link opens in a new window" src="/NR/rdonlyres/18B1C45A-7ED6-419C-AAD1-D083DC73AA69/0/paynow4.gif" longdesc="" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer"></a>If you have a business you have a duty of care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to store, transport and safely dispose of the waste that you generate. </p> <p>Whether you use Lambeth's commercial waste service or another provider, you will need to pay for this service. Business rates do not include the cost of waste collection or disposal.</p> <h2>Waste and your Duty of Care</h2> <p>One of your obligations as a waste generator is to have a commercial waste contract with a licensed waste carrier. Failure to do so could result in enforcement action being taken against you or even lead to prosecution. <br><br>It is a statutory requirement that you document what you do with your waste and keep any waste transfer notes you receive for the disposal of your waste. You have a legal duty to make these records available for inspection and they must be retained for two years.</p> <p>You can obtain further information from the <a href="">Environment Agency</a> or download the <a href="/Services/Environment/RubbishWasteRecycling/CommercialWasteRecycling/ArchitectsCodeOfPractice0505.htm">Architects Code of Practice</a>.</p> <h2>Our services</h2> <p>Lambeth has a well established commercial waste section. We offer a variety of contracts at competitive prices including several types of container and collections at frequencies to suit your business requirements. Local authority commercial waste services are no longer subject to value added tax and our <a href="/Services/Environment/RubbishWasteRecycling/CommercialWasteRecycling/CommercialWastePriceList.htm">price list</a> will remain frozen for the financial year April 2012 to March 2013.</p> <p>We also offer commercial recycling services. For more information please contact us on <strong>020 7926 9000</strong> or email <a href=""></a>. </p> <p>We can help our customers to comply with their legal duty of care, assisting with the completion of records that you are required by law to maintain.</p> <h2>Our service standards</h2> <ul><li>We will ensure all businesses receive their scheduled collection </li><li>We will put right missed collections within 24 hours (if you receive one collection per week) </li><li>We will clean your bin once a year, free of charge </li><li>We will repair or replace vandalised bins free of charge</li></ul><h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>To find out more about how we can help you, what we can offer or if you wish to arrange a visit, please contact us on <strong>020 7926 9000</strong> or email <a href=""></a></p> <p>Please also contact us to report a problem with your collection, including missed collections.</p> </div> Commercial waste - collection Environment
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Commercial waste - disposal sites</span> </h1> <p>Commercial waste can be taken to the Cory Environmental Waste Management Transfer Station at <a href="/Services/Environment/RubbishWasteRecycling/Recycling/CringleDockRecyclingCentre.htm">Cringle Dock, Battersea</a>. A charge will be made for the disposal of your waste and duty of care documentation issued at the site. These documents must be retained for two years as part of your statutory duty of care records.</p> <p>Non-domestic/commercial waste customers should contact <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Cory Environmental Ltd</a> on 020 8871 3924 to check details on trade opening times and current charges.</p> <p>View a <a title="Opens in a new window" href=";y=177401&amp;z=0&amp;sv=sw8+5bx&amp;st=2&amp;pc=sw8+5bx&amp;mapp=newmap.srf&amp;searchp=newsearch.srf" target="_blank">map for Cringle Dock on</a></p> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>Please contact us on 020 7926 9000 or email <a href=""></a>.</p> </div> Commercial waste - disposal sites Environment
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Commercial Waste - Special Collection Services</span> </h1> <p>Special Ad-hoc collection services for commercial waste can be arranged as well as a regular collection service</p> <h2>Request a service</h2> <p>To get a quote and to arrange a collection please contact us with a list of the items to be collected on 020 7926 9000, complete the <a href="">street care service request form</a> or email <a href=""></a>.</p> <h2>Payment</h2> <p>You can pay by cheque, made payable to London Borough of Lambeth, postal order or with cash at our office.</p> <p>If you are a business that has a commercial waste contract with us we can add the charge to your account.</p> <p>Payment of all chargeable waste services must be made in advance.</p> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>Please contact us on 020 7926 9000 or email <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>1st Floor Service Team House<br>185-205 Shakespeare Road<br>London<br>SE24 0PZ</p> </div> Commercial waste - special collection Environment
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Commitment ceremonies</span> </h1> <p>A commitment ceremony offers adult couples the opportunity to celebrate and announce their love and dedication to one another through a dignified and meaningful ceremony.</p> <h2>Ceremony</h2> <p>With the help and guidance of the celebrant couples create their very own dedicated and personal celebration by selecting words, poems and readings that hold a special meaning for them.</p> <h2>Venues</h2> <p>These ceremonies can take place either at the register office or any suitable venue in Lambeth.</p> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>Register Office <br>Lambeth Town Hall <br>London <br>SW2 1RW <br>Phone: 020 7926 9420 <br>Email: <a href=""></a>.</p> </div> Commitment ceremonies Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Community safety</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Police officer talking to older woman" src="/NR/rdonlyres/6116EE5D-3F8A-42CA-A129-65867C40AB8B/0/OldWomanandPoliceOfficer.jpg" align="right" border="0" id="Body_AuthoringModeControlsContainer_EditorBody_AuthoringModeControlsContainer">Our Community Safety division works to: </p> <ul><li>Combat the impact of drugs and alcohol </li><li>Reduce violent crime including domestic violence  </li><li>Invest in young people, to reduce crime </li><li>Support victims and witnesses, and challenge hate crime </li><li>Tackle burglary, robbery and prostitution  </li><li>Tackle anti-social behaviour </li><li>Improve the quality of your neighbourhood </li><li>Keep you better informed and involved. </li></ul><h2>'Good' safety rating for Lambeth after significant crime reduction</h2> <p>The Audit Commission has awarded us the second highest two-star 'good' rating for our community safety services. Find out more by reading the <a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/CrimePrevention/CSAudit2007.htm">2007 Lambeth Community Safety Audit</a>.</p> <h2><a href="/SaferLambeth/">Safer Lambeth</a> </h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Safer Lambeth logo" src="/NR/rdonlyres/E0121EF3-E40E-45EE-8544-5BCEA3B374A6/0/LFSafer.gif">We work in partnership with the police, probation service, health agencies and other organisations as part of the Safer Lambeth partnership, aiming to reduce crime, improve quality of life and make Lambeth a safer place to live, work and visit. </p> <h2><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/CrimePrevention/CommunitySafetyStrategy0508.htm">Lambeth Community Safety Strategy</a> </h2> <p>Download the Community Safety Strategy 2005-2008, and the accompanying Equality Impact Assessment report.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/CommunityLiving/CrimePrevention/CSAudit2007.htm">Lambeth Community Safety Audit</a> </h2> <p>Every three years the Lambeth Community Safety Partnership carries out an audit of crime and the fear of crime in the borough.</p> </div> Community safety Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Community transport</span> </h1> <p>Community transport is non-profit making transport which is provided for members of the community who do not have suitable conventional public transport services available for their travel needs.</p> <h2>Dial-a-ride</h2> <p>For any trips around London residents can contact <a title="External website - opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">London Dial-a-Ride</a> on:</p> <p>London Dial-a-Ride: <br>Progress House <br>5 Mandela Way <br>London <br>SE1 5SS <br><br>Tel: 0845 999 1999 <br>Fax: 020 7027 5801 <br>Email: <a href=""></a> </p> <p>for further information on services provided. </p> <h2>Lambeth and Southwark Community Transport (LASCOT)</h2> <p>Lambeth and Southwark Community Transport (Lascot) is an experienced provider of community transport for children with special educational needs, adult day centre transport, group transport and minibus hire, individual transport through our 'Your Car' service, needle bus transportation and fleet management. </p> <p>In February 2010 Lascot was awarded the <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Social Enterprise Mark </a>for providing a service that benefits the community. </p> <p>LaSCoT also provides high quality training for minibus drivers, passenger assistants and MPV drivers. </p> <p>As part of the award winning social enterprise HCT Group we offer a variety of other travel solutions including personal transport, shopping trips, Coaches, and more. </p> <h3>Address</h3> <p>Lambeth and Southwark Community Transport<br>10 Somerleyton Road <br>London <br>SW9 8ND </p> <h3>Contact details</h3> <ul><li>Group Transport - Phone: 0207 501 8989/ 0207 924 9911, Fax: 0207 501 8999 Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Your Car - Phone: 0207 501 8990, Fax: 0207 501 8999 Email: <a href=""></a> </li><li>Training - MIDAS, PATS and Safeguarding Adults - Phone: 0207 501 8987, Fax: 0207 501 8999 Email: <a href=""></a> </li></ul><h3>Websites</h3> <ul><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li><a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank"></a> </li></ul></div> Community transport Health and social care
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Comprehensive Performance Assessment</span> </h1> <p> <img class="inlineImage" alt="Three star CPA rating for Lambeth" src="/NR/rdonlyres/678865C1-C819-4ADD-9493-73D8B9CA6119/0/lambethstars.jpg">This is the last year that the Audit Commission will produce a national league table of council performance through the Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA). The CPA measures each council's ability to plan, manage and deliver core services and how well they offer value for money.</p> <p>On 5 March 2009 the Audit Commission published the results for our 2008 CPA. Lambeth Council was awarded a three star rating and our services were described as "improving well". <br><br>Here's what the Audit Commission says about Lambeth: <br><br>"The council demonstrates a good track record in delivering improvement in priority areas such as the environment, economic development and reducing crime. <br><br>Improvement is maintained in services for adult social care and children and young people. <br><br>The council has delivered a number of improvements in outcomes for local communities such as reducing anti-social behaviour and promoting community cohesion through regular dialogue with the local religious groups. <br><br>Seventy one per cent of performance indicators have improved during the past twelve months, above the national average. However, just twenty seven per cent are in the best quartile, below average. <br><br>Workforce development, risk and contract management arrangements are not yet consistently robust enough to meet the council's ambitions. <br><br>Housing services are in need of further improvement. The council continues to deliver good value for money. <br><br>Lambeth Council works together with its partners well to tackle worklessness, raise the aspirations of young people and support them to achieve better qualifications. The approach to equalities and diversity is strong. Good managerial and political leadership and performance management are driving improvements."</p> <h2>Background information</h2> <ul><li> <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/MakingADifference/ComprehensivePerformanceAssessment_EXTRA.htm">A guide to CPA</a> </li> <li> <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/MakingADifference/AssessmentsReviews/CPAScorecard2008.htm">Lambeth's CPA scorecard 2008</a> </li> <li> <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/MakingADifference/AssessmentsReviews/CPAScorecard1205.htm">Lambeth's CPA scorecard 2007</a> </li> <li> <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/MakingADifference/AssessmentsReviews/CPAScorecard2006.htm">Lambeth's CPA scorecard 2006</a> </li> <li> <a href="/NR/exeres/E3D142B0-71CA-4B28-A2A4-EA8287262903.htm">Lambeth's CPA scorecard 2005</a> </li> <li> <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/MakingADifference/AssessmentsReviews/CorporateAssessmentReport2009.htm">Lambeth corporate assessment report 2009</a> </li> <li> <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/MakingADifference/AssessmentsReviews/CorporateAssessmentReport2004.htm">Lambeth corporate assessment report 2004</a> </li> </ul><h2>Useful links</h2> <p> <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Audit Commission CPA pages</a> <br>On this Audit Commission site, view background information, processes and CPA results for councils.</p> <p> <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Department for Communites and Local Government</a> <br>Formerly the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), includes information on the CPA.</p> <p> <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Local Government Association (LGA)</a> <br>Items on the Local Government Association website include a Rough Guide to CPA, a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), and an analysis of CPA results.</p> <p> <a title="Opens in a new window" href="" target="_blank">Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA)</a> <br>Information on CPA from the Improvement and Development Agency, including their Local Government improvement programme.</p> <h2>More information</h2> <p>If you would like to find out more about the CPA please email <a href=""></a>.  </p> <p>For all media enquiries, please contact the Communications Team on 020 7926 2485.</p> </div> Comprehensive Performance Assessment Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Compulsory purchase of empty homes by the council</span> </h1> <p>The council has started taking action to compulsory purchase some private sector homes which are left unoccupied. </p> <h2>Why would the council want to purchase a private sector empty house? </h2> <p>Empty homes are a wasted resource, attract pests and vermin, and are often associated with criminal activity, such as fly-tipping and graffiti.  </p> <p>Furthermore, there is a high demand for housing in the borough, and by returning a property back into use, we can help another household find a home. </p> <h2>What action will be taken?</h2> <p>Firstly, every step will be taken to contact the owner, in order to help them repair and occupy the dwelling. If it is not possible to locate the owner or get them to respond or if they appear to be uninterested in turning the property into a home the council may take ownership of the property through a ‘Compulsory Purchase Order’ (CPO). </p> <h2>What happens once the council has possession of the house? <br></h2> <p>The property will be sold at auction with a convenant stating the property is to be brought back into use within a certain time frame.</p> <p>Depending on the conditions of the sale, the home will then either be added to the social housing stock, let to a homeless household or ‘keyworker’ on a long-term lease, or sold on the open market once it has been brought up to a reasonable standard. </p> <h2>What other options are possible? </h2> <p>Applying for a Compulsory Purchase Order is a long process and tends to be used as a last resort, once all other avenues have been exhausted. The other options that will be considered before this action is taken includes providing advice on: </p> <ul><li>how the property could be brought back into use </li><li>letting options, including longer-term leases </li><li>council letting schemes </li><li>grants and loans, including Empty Property Grants. </li></ul></div> Compulsory purchase of empty homes Housing and planning
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Conservation and urban design</span> </h1> <p>Lambeth's Conservation and Urban Design team is part of the Planning Division. It provides advice on proposals affecting heritage assets, proposals affecting protected trees on private property and on urban design matters.</p> <p>The team's primary role is to assist the council make decisions on applications made through the planning process. However, it also provides pre-application advice and produces planning advice and design guidance. </p> <p><a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/Planning/PlanningNews.htm"></a></p> <h2><a href="/NR/exeres/F64EA0F4-F6D3-4D7D-A8C7-778A137F7969.htm">Conservation areas</a><a href="/NR/exeres/F64EA0F4-F6D3-4D7D-A8C7-778A137F7969.htm"> </a></h2> <p>A Conservation Area is an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. There are 60 Conservation Areas in Lambeth, varying greatly in age, size, character and style. Better-known Conservation Areas include the South Bank and Clapham.</p> <h2><a href="/NR/exeres/5620E084-4274-4932-A5A8-E86A1913112D.htm">Historic parks and gardens</a> </h2> <p>Parks and open spaces play a vital role in the lives of Lambeth residents, providing usable open space for sports and concerts and also more formal historic gardens. The borough has eight landscapes included on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, a system designed to protect and enhance historically important landscapes, the amenity value that they offer, and their importance in respect of nature conservation.</p> <h2><a href="/NR/exeres/A0B00ED6-19C2-4444-98BD-791194D2DD23.htm">Listed buildings </a></h2> <p>Lambeth has more than 2,000 statutory listed buildings. They represent the best of the borough's buildings of historical or architectural interest, and range from post boxes and water troughs to the Royal Festival Hall and the Georgian terraces of Kennington. Buildings on the statutory list are deemed nationally important and are protected by law. </p> <h2><a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/Planning/LocallyListedBuildingsInLambeth.htm">Locally listed buildings<br></a></h2> <p>A locally listed building is a building or other structure which is deemed to be of local architectural or historic interest and is included on the Local List drawn up by the Council. It is a local designation and completely separate from national listing which is undertaken by the government.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/Planning/ConservationDesign_EXTRA.htm">Trees on private property </a></h2> <p>Trees and hedges in private gardens, parks and streets need to be selected and planted with care, and managed appropriately to make the most of their potential to enhance their environment. Trees may be protected by Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) or other legal procedures to make sure that they are not lost or damaged needlessly.</p> <h2><a href="/NR/exeres/9CF61460-5A1E-41B4-A3C4-E513DF12ADAB.htm">Urban design</a></h2> <p>Design advice is key to ensuring that good quality buildings and places are developed across Lambeth. We want new development to sustain and enhance the character of the borough and improve the built environment for everyone.</p><a href="/NR/exeres/82D93C37-97DC-4284-BA32-C81E5A3B020E,frameless.htm?NRMODE=Published"> <h2>Heritage Assets <br></h2></a> <p>A heritage asset is a building, monument, site, place, area or landscape positively identified as having a degree of significance meriting consideration in planning decisions. Heritage assets are the valued components of the historic environment. They can be either Designated Heritage Assets or Undesignated Heritage Assets.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/HousingPlanning/Planning/PlanningPolicy/SupplementaryPlanningDocumentsSPDs.htm">Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)</a></h2> <p>Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) provide detailed guidance to the policies in Lambeth's UDP and site specific guidance for the development of sites.</p><font></font> </div> Conservation and urban design Housing and planning
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Constitution </span> </h1> <p>The London Borough of Lambeth, in keeping with all other local authorities in England has a constitution. Our constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures that are followed to ensure that these decisions are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by law, while others are a matter for the council to choose.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/DemocracyElections/ContentsIndex.htm">Contents and index</a></h2> <p>A list of contents and an index for the Constitution is set out here which will help you find the information you want to access.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/DemocracyElections/Part1Introduction.htm">Part 1 - Introduction</a></h2> <p>Part 1 is the introduction to the constitution – general information on what is included is set out here.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/DemocracyElections/Part2BasicRules.htm">Part 2 - Basic rules</a></h2> <p>Part 2 includes the 16 Articles covering the decision-making processes, how key parts of the council operate and the rights of the people of Lambeth to become involved in these processes.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/DemocracyElections/Part3Sections123.htm">Part 3 - Responsibilities for functions</a></h2> <p><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/DemocracyElections/Part3Sections123.htm">Part 3 Sections 1-3</a> sets out the responsibilities and terms of reference of the council's various committees and panels, including the Cabinet and other executive functions. <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/DemocracyElections/Part3Section4.htm">Part 3 (section 4)</a> sets out the scheme of delegation to officers of the council, and the financial regulations. <a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/DemocracyElections/Part3Section5.htm">Part 3 (section 5)</a> sets out the joint arrangements made between the council and other bodies.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/DemocracyElections/Part4RulesOfProcedure.htm">Part 4 - Rules of procedure</a></h2> <p>This part sets out the detailed procedure rules (standing orders) covering council and committee meetings, access to information, the Cabinet, Scrutiny committees and more.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/DemocracyElections/Part5CodesAndProtocols.htm">Part 5- Codes and protocols</a></h2> <p>Part 5 explains how councillors and officers of the council must conduct themselves according to the statutory member code of conduct, and other codes of conduct and protocols. </p> <h2><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/DemocracyElections/Part6MembersAllowanceScheme.htm">Part 6 - Members allowance scheme</a></h2> <p>Part 6 sets out details of the basic and special responsibility allowances etc to which councillors are entitled.</p> <h2><a href="/Services/CouncilDemocracy/DemocracyElections/Part7ManagementStructure.htm">Part 7 – Management structure </a></h2> <p>This chart explains the Council’s internal officer structure. </p> </div> Constitution Council and democracy
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Contaminated land</span> </h1> <p>Contaminated land is land that contains substances either on the surface or below ground that present a risk of significant harm to human health or to our wider environment, including water resources, the local ecosystem and structures.</p> <h2>What we do about contaminated land</h2> <p>We are responsible for enforcing the 'contaminated land' legislation. We:</p> <ul><li>publish a <a href="/Services/Environment/Pollution/ContaminatedLandStrategy.htm">Contaminated Land Strategy</a>, which says how we will deal with contaminated sites in the area </li><li>assist in finding out who is responsible for putting right the contamination and discuss the problem with them </li><li>formally declare land contaminated </li><li>agree the necessary action before works are carried out </li><li>keep a Public Register of contaminated land sites.</li></ul><h2>Action required</h2> <p>If you own or occupy contaminated land now, or you did in the past, you may be responsible for cleaning up the pollution.</p> <p>You may still be responsible for cleaning up the pollution after you have sold the land.</p> <h2>Who pays?</h2> <p>The law follows the 'polluter pays' principle - the person or organisation that caused or permitted the contamination must pay to have it put right.</p> <p>If that person or organisation is not known, then the current owner of the land may become responsible.</p> <h2>Development on contaminated land</h2> <p>The national objectives are contained in Government advice to all local authorities.</p> <p>The priority objectives are seen as the prevention of new contamination via the pollution control regimes and a 'suitable for use' approach so as to bring existing sites which may be contaminated back into use (land reclamation).</p> <p>We will ensure that any development on land that has been subject to contaminating use is only undertaken after a thorough investigation of the nature and degree of contamination.</p> <p>No development will be permitted until the site has been decontaminated to the highest standard, appropriate to its proposed end use.</p> <h2>Contaminated land enquiry</h2> <p>We charge £55 to conduct a search of our contaminated land records.</p> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>You can contact us by phone or email or by visiting our offices.</p> <p>Environmental Health<br>Serviceteam House<br>185 -205 Shakespeare Road<br> London<br>SE24 OPZ <br>Phone: 020 7926 6111<br>Fax: 020 7926 6130<br>Email: <a href=""></a></p> </div> Contaminated land Environment
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Lambeth controlled drinking zone</span> </h1> <p>On the 1 December 2009 a controlled drinking zone (CDZ) comes into effect across all public spaces in the London borough of Lambeth. </p> <p>A controlled drinking zone (CDZ) is a designated public area in which police have powers to confiscate alcohol or require a person to stop drinking. However a CDZ is not a ban and does not make drinking alcohol in public an offence. </p> <p>Controlled drinking zones (CDZs) are intended as a way of dealing with alcohol-related anti-social behaviour. These powers were introduced following evidence of alcohol-related disorder and significant public support. </p> <h2>Police powers </h2> <p>All police officers (including Community Support Officers) have the power to require a person within the CDZ not to drink alcohol in that place or to surrender any alcohol or alcohol containers (closed or open) in their possession. Failure to comply with an officer's request could result in arrest and/or a fine. </p> <p>Although police can use the powers in public places whether a person is causing problems or not, the powers are intended to target anti-social drinking so they should only be used when someone is causing or likely to cause anti-social behaviour. </p> <p>Police are entitled to dispose of surrendered alcohol in any way they consider appropriate. No paperwork or notices are required to use the powers. </p> <h2>Complaints </h2> <p>If you feel CDZ powers have been used unfairly, you can make a representation to the Drug and Alcohol Team who will be reviewing the order. Please provide clear details of any incident you feel was unfair and stating your reasons why you feel so by calling 020 7926 1000. </p> <h2>Public place </h2> <p>For the purposes of the CDZ a "public place" is any place to which the public have access, whether by payment or otherwise with "express or implied permission". Relevant public spaces could include streets, parks and open spaces. However private land such as a supermarket car park could be considered a public space by implied permission. </p> <h2>Legislation </h2> <p>Section 12 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 provides the police and local authority with the powers to set up 'Designated Public Places Orders' (DPPOs), but local authorities typically use more self-explanatory terms such as 'controlled drinking zones' or 'alcohol control areas'. These all refer to the same powers and there is no legislation that bans drinking in public places. </p> <h2>Additional measures </h2> <p>Lambeth is committed to reducing alcohol-related crime and disorder but also recognises that many people require help or support with a range of issues. The council and its partners fund a range of treatment and support services for individuals in need of help with alcohol or other problems. </p> <p>If you would like help or advice regarding alcohol or local services please call DRINKLINE free on 0800 917 8282. </p> </div> Controlled drinking zones (CDZs) Community and living
<div class="page"><a id="content"></a> <h1> <span id="titlebox">Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs)</span> </h1> <p>We deal with the maintenance and enforcement of controlled parking zones.</p> <a id="what" name="what"> </a> <h2>What is a controlled parking zone (CPZ)?</h2> <p>A controlled parking zone (CPZ) is an area where parking is restricted during the controlled hours of operation. The main aim of the CPZ is to discourage commuter and long stay parking by people from outside the area.</p> <p>Within a CPZ you will find several different types of parking restrictions. The controlled hours for single yellow lines will be displayed on the CPZ sign as you enter the zone. </p> <p>In general, you are not allowed to park on single yellow lines between 8.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Saturday (unless additional time plates at the location state otherwise). Double yellow lines are controlled 24 hours a day. </p> <p>The controlled hours for parking bays, such as residents' parking bays, can be found on the signs within the bay or you can find them on the <a href="#CPZ%20map">CPZ map</a>.</p> <h2>How does a CPZ work?</h2> <p><img class="inlineImage" alt="Controlled parking zone sign showing hours when parking is restricted" src="/NR/rdonlyres/0F036107-81C0-4A57-A2E9-0A12B2026DD2/0/controlledzone.jpg">London Borough of Lambeth has twelve CPZs located mainly in the north. Each zone has its own controlled hours and these are shown on large signs as you enter the zone. However, on some streets the controlled hours may vary so you must always check the time plate for the parking bay you have left your vehicle in. </p> <p>If yellow line restrictions apply at different times to the zone times, the different times are shown on separate time plates near the area of road that is affected. </p> <h2>CPZs and hours of control </h2> <p>To find the location of CPZs or the control hours of roads within Lambeth:<a name="CPZ%20map"></a> </p> <ul><li><a href="/Services/TransportStreets/Parking/CPZMap.htm">view a map of the location of Lambeth's CPZs</a>. </li></ul><p>You will find the names of the roads and associated map reference which you can search to find the zone these are in. The hours of control for all the controlled zones are listed on the right hand side of the document. </p> <h2>How do you have your say?</h2> <p>We consult fully with residents before introducing a new CPZ. Existing CPZs are also subject to review, and at that point we will again seek comments from everyone concerned.</p><a id="contact" name="contact"></a> <h2>Who to contact</h2> <p>Please let us know if there are any problems with a CPZ. You can also inform us of any changes in requirements, such as a designated disabled bay which is no longer needed.</p> <p><strong>Tel:</strong> 020 7926 9000<br><strong>Email:</strong> <a href=""></a>.</p> </div> Controlled parking zones (CPZs) Transport and streets
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