Clapham Common – Winterville Reinstatement – Phase 2

  It has been just over 3 weeks since Winterville left Clapham Common and the large fence was replace with the current fence.   In this time the event organisers have undertaken a fine litter pick, harrowed the ground to break up surface dirt  which leveled out minor ruts and lift the grass.  Then they vertidrained to help de-compact the ground.  Last week the EvnetLambeth  and Winterville agreed the second phase of work.   Pre and Post event ground surveys were compared and the scope of work was agreed.     Towards the end of this week or beginning of next (weather permitting) the contractors undertaking the reinstatement work for the organisers will bring on top soil to level out isolated areas.   The Agronomist also recommended use of slow release fertiliser to help the grass on the ground to recover which will also be undertake this or next week (weather permitting)  The final phase of the reinstatement will then be the re-seeding.    The organisers shared the following information with regard to this phase with us today as part of their reinstatement interim report:   From first week in February onwards, regular inspections by the agronomist will aim to identify the earliest suitable opportunity for double and triple pass seeding.  This is driven primarily by the ground achieving a suitable temperature for germination of the grass seed.  While it is possible to seed in advance of this temperature being reached, it is likely that the result in a higher proportion of the seed being lost to rot or scavenging. Potentially reducing the overall effectiveness.   So it is a wait and see game on the seeding....

Lambeth Fireworks launch at Brockwell Park this November

A Night At The Movies event is hosted by Westworth Kemp, the festival of fireworks will include a spectacular display, live entertainment and over 20 mouth-watering street food traders. Guests can take a trip to Hollywood for the day on Saturday 4th November with Lambeth Fireworks for A Night At The Movies, featuring an incredible display of high octane pyrotechnics against the backdrop of an epic mix of movie blockbuster soundtracks. The display will be a breathtaking adventure through some of the most-loved movies from the past six decades. Not just a fireworks display… Lambeth Fireworks will offer a wealth of all-day entertainment for the whole family. Kicking off the action from 5pm will be live music and entertainment from local performers as well a funfair with rides for all ages. On top of the entertainment, the event welcomes 20 amazing food traders, including Memphis BBQ masters Porky’s, delicious hotdogs from Gut Wurst, wood fired pizzas from Dough & Deer, steak courtesy of POP Brixton favourites 28 Well Hung and mac ‘n’ cheese from Mac to the Future. There will also be bars serving refreshments across the event. So come down and join the fun! There will be a limited number of tickets available this year, and the event is expected to sell out prior to the day. Tickets currently on sale at £4 for Kids and £8.50 for Adults until 18th October, when prices will increase. Family tickets are also available from £25 for a limited time only. Children under 3 go free. And for an even more unforgettable experience… Take advantage of the Premier Viewing Experience, allowing...