Some local news

A very special café

First well done to the Love Café in Waterloo on York Road, not far from the Waterloo Roundabout end. This is based on an idea that has worked well in Scotland. At first sight an everyday coffee bar but all proceeds go to helping the homeless. Customers can leave a tip for the project and those without cash can get a free coffee or ice cream. They also train people who were homeless getting them back into the mainstream and finding them housing.

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This was the work of Bishop’s Councillor Ibrahim Dogus who used his considerable persuasiveness to get a peppercorn rent (the building is due for demolition in the next couple of years) and sponsorship from Carte D’Or/Ben and Jerry’s, Coca Cola and others.

I was there to present them with their plaque for also being a Living Wage Employer.

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Echoes of Grenfell

Lambeth Council is carrying out an extensive programme of works to replace cladding that, since the Grenfell tragedy, has been identified as a fire risk.

And so have other local housing providers.

Here is a newish block in Sancroft Street that has already identified the need to replace its cladding

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Kennington Cross

I am really interested to know how you think Kennington Cross is working after the signals have been tweaked. The next meeting with TFL is at 5pm on Friday October 4th -meet at the cross and then adjourn to my living room for discussions.

Congratulations

And thanks to the local residents of Heart of Kennington

What a beautiful display on Ravensdon Street!

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Cllr. Jon Davies

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