The Michael Tippett College are holding a Winter Fair on Thursday November 24th 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Michael Tippett College
Belthorn Crescent, Weir Road,
Balham, London SW12 0NS
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Your local councillors have been leading work to improve Thornton’s environment and road safety.
They secured funding from the Mayor of London for the ‘Our Streets’ initiative in which local residents have been asked their ideas to improve Thornton.
Soon we will start seeing the results of the consultation with planters, like the one pictured on Midmoor Road, being installed and maintained by charity partner Father Nature. Experience has shown that improvements like planters discourage fly-tipping, which people will know has been a problem in the area.
There will also be tree planting, traffic calming, pedestrian crossings and other measures to improve the local area which builds on the council’s massive investment in resurfacing local pavements and roads and developing cycle routes.
Local councillor and leader of the council Lib said: ‘Early next year people should start to see the improvements many asked for through the Our Streets consultation. As well as greening the ward with planting we are also making the area more pedestrian and cyclist friendly with traffic calming, new crossing, the borough-wide 20 mph zone and better cycle facilities.’
After a long campaign Ed, Diana and Lib have managed to have the sports pitch at Agnes Riley Gardens resurfaced.
The all-weather surface of the well-used football and basketball area had worn out and was becoming
dangerous. After raising its condition with council officials many times your local councillors won agreement to have it resurfaced which has now happened. Diana, who is a founding member of the Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens, said: ‘Despite huge central government cuts to the council’s budget we are doing our best to make sure that local people have space to get active or just relax in the park. Having installed the ponds a few years ago it’s great to see the pitch back in use and we hope to get the children’s play area improved in the future.’
If you can spare some time to help the Friends contact Diana.
Thornton’s outstanding Telferscot Primary School has been helped to grow and improve further thanks to the efforts of your local councillors.
When a plot of neighbouring land was put up for sale by the church Ed, Diana and Lib, along with a group of local parents, worked hard to persuade Lambeth Council to acquire the site to enable Telfercot to grow.
As a result Lambeth secured the property and supported the construction of an attractive new building that provides extra classrooms, a music room, hall and other facilities. It enables the school to become two-form entry, doubling the number of pupils who can benefit from an outstanding local education.
Opening the new building along with Lib, who is also leader of the council, Streatham MP Chuka Umunna paid tribute to the hard work of staff, pupils, parents and the three local councillors in enabling this great development to take place.
‘This fantastic new extension was not the result of some bureaucratic decision, it is only here because of the hard work and determination of your three local councillors and is typical of their efforts to support his area,’ Chuka said.
Ed, Diana and Lib have also backed Lambeth Council’s funding of the new Michael Tippett College for young adults with learning disabilities and difficulties. In the same facility, a converted NHS building on the nearby Weir Estate, there is also a respite centre where young people can stay overnight.
Your local councillors recently visited the College and saw students learning catering, IT and other valuable skills.
Ed, who chairs Lambeth Council’s education commission, said: ‘Education in Lambeth has been transformed since Labour won back the council and the last Labour government doubled investment in schools. Our exam results are now in the country’s top 10% and we have one of the highest proportions of pupils attending ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools as rated by Ofsted inspectors. It is great to see the hard work lead to more high quality education in our area.’