3 petition

Started 1 year ago

Petition to Amber Rudd MP, Sadiq Khan

SOS #SaveOurStations

We are extremely concerned about the plans to close eight police stations in Lambeth. Brixton station would remain as the only publicly accessible station to report crimes in the borough. The following stations would close: Kennington Streatham Loughborough Junction Cobalt Square Clement Avenue Coldharbour Lane Norwood Road Cavendish Road The Government has made huge cuts to the police, with even deeper cuts on the way.  Between 2010 and 2020, £1 billion will have been cut from the London Met police budget.  We believe visible community-based policing is vital to tackling crime and providing reassurance to all residents, especially at a time when London has seen a rise in serious violence and terrorist attacks. We call on the Government to reconsider their cuts to our police service and work with the Mayor of London and local authorities to keep our police stations open.   Cllr Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council Cllr Mohammed Seedat, Cabinet Member for Healthier & Stronger Communities Chuka Umunna MP, Member of Parliament for Streatham Kate Hoey MP, Member of Parliament for Vauxhll Helen Hayes MP, Member of Parliament for Dulwich & West Norwood Marsha de Cordova MP, Member of Parliament for Battersea and Councillor for Larkhall Ward Florence Eshalomi AM, London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark Nick Mason OBE, Chair, Lambeth Safer Neighbourhood Board  Minister Lorraine Jones, Founder, Dwaynamics Dr Mahamed Hashi, Chair, Pan-London Stop & Search Network Cllr David Amos, North Lambeth Neighbourhood Lead Cllr Nigel Haselden, Clapham Neighbourhood Lead Cllr Donatus Anyanwu, Brixton Neighbourhood Lead Cllr Fred Cowell, Norwood Neighbourhood Lead Cllr John Kazantzis, Streatham Neighbourhood Lead

Cllr Mohammed Seedat
952 supporters
Update posted 2 years ago

Petition to Carol Carter

Save the Stockwell Community Centre

The Stockwell Centre on Studley Road (just behind Stockwell tube station) is a well used community centre created for local residents.  Unfortunately, Hyde Housing - the housing association which runs the centre plan to get rid of the centre and lease it to another group, with no guarantee it will stay open or provide the same services to local residents. They are also getting rid of community centres in other areas including the Kennington Park Estate. More details here: The Stockwell Centre hosts a wide range of meetings and events - resident association meetings; support groups for drug/alcohol recovery; police engagement; Councillor and MP surgeries; digital training; support for elderly; training and advice for those getting back into work; social events; the Stockwell Forum; kids' sports activities like judo/taekwondo and much more.This is a crucial resource which Hyde Housing recently refurbished and said they would support for long term.  This is an incredibly well used community centre, in an area that has the 5th highest child poverty in London. It really is crucial that it stays open. Stockwell Labour Councillors Alex Bigham, Guilherme Rosa and Imogen Walker are fighting these plans. Please sign and share this petition with your friends and family.  Please also respond directly to the consultation here: (deadline 6 January 2017) UPDATE: Please join a protest against the sell off of the Stockwell Centre and the Kennington Park Community Centre on Saturday 21st January 2017, at 2pm. Meet: Stockwell Memorial Gardens, opposite Stockwell tube station, SW8 1UG. Family friendly, all welcome.  

Alex Bigham
944 supporters