This week Love Clapham met with Christopher Wellbelove, recently elected as the Mayor of Lambeth and councillor for the Clapham Town Ward since 2006. It was an enlightening and hugely enjoyable discussion about local projects, Twittering for Lambeth and Eurovision – finger on the pulse? More than you’d imagine. Continue reading
Here’s a new feature for all of you Love Clapham readers. You can of course see all of the Clapham Picture House cinema listings on their website, but we’ll be posting them here each week for you to see too just in case you forget to take a look. We’ll offer a few thoughts on our pick of the films too. Continue reading
Just looked outside and there was a double rainbow! Simple things please us at Love Clapham HQ.
Someone seems to have installed an Indiana Jones set piece into the pavement on Clapham High Street this weekend. Sadly no religious artifacts or aliens were spotted, but it did give an intriguing glimpse into Clapham’s past by exposing the old Victorian pipes that are being replaced. Continue reading
Face it, this weekend is all about Eurovision. Love Clapham HQ will be holding its own Eurovision party – sorry, it’s private! – and it’s guaranteed not to be the only one in Clapham. With Eurovision only running until 11.15pm (saying ‘only’ knowing full well it starts at 8pm and lasts for an epic 3 hours), what are people in Clapham going to be doing after the show? Check out our new weekly Clubbing Clapham round-up to find out what’s hot, what’s not and for handy offers. Continue reading
Awesome news for Clappers today as blonde bombshell Boris Johnson announced an influx of security in the form of a new police force in Clapham Junction. The nine person strong team will patrol the Clapham Junction area and its public transport. This is very welcome news for Love Clapham because not only are more Bobbies on the Beat a visible sign of reassurance, the size of the team means there’s some serious policing business to be had. Wrong doers begone! On a related note, the Clapham Town Safer Neighbourhoods Team has been in touch to say that “if anyone wants to speak to us in confidence regarding any criminal activities etc, just give us a call on the team number: 0208 721 2825.”
Young people in Lambeth are asking local residents to reconsider their opinions of kids and teens in the area. Apparently fewer than 3% of young people get involved in offenses and actually, there are groups of local young people wanting to help the Lambeth area including a Youth Council. There’s more information about the campaign and tonnes of other resources on the Young Lambeth website. Loving the posters.
If you’re anything like Love Clapham, elections can seem like a whole load of gobbledygook that only serious people take part in. No more! A year or so ago Love Clapham got serious about having a say in where our tax is spent and we’re going to help steer you through the upcoming European election in plain English. Continue reading
Today Love Clapham HQ received a handy little leaflet updating us on the activities of the Clapham Town police force. Love Clapham has a particularly good view of the Clapham police force after they came to our aid on a couple of occasions in the past. In their leaflet the Clapham police highlight the priority to reduce anti-social behaviour in key areas of Clapham and the need to avoid illegal taxi touts. Continue reading
It seems like all we’re doing at the moment is telling you about Clapham building developments, but they’re just so darn interesting! This time, it’s plans to replace an old office block with a state of the art hotel with restaurant. Sounds like a good plan. Continue reading
First Connect Computers, opposite Clapham North tube station on Clapham High Street, has been in touch to offer everyone a 15% discount off of any of their computer and laptop repair services. To get the discount, all you have to do is join the newsletter on their website. Continue reading