News, Public Consultations, Engagement and Post Event Reports
The health and safety of our visitors, event attendees and staff members remain our highest priority. As such, the London Borough of Lambeth and EventLambeth is closely monitoring developments around the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) and sharing safeguards and best practices as outlined by the Government and Public Health authorities. We will be working closely with all of our event organisers to ensure events are carefully planned within Public Health Guidelines to prevent the spread. We would therefore ask that you keep the plans for your event under review and advise us if you need to make any changes or amendments to them. If you are due to attend an event please keep an eye out on social media for the Council and the Event itself, we are trying to ensure that all updates and changes to events are recorded as soon as we are aware but the situations are changing hourly and so before setting off to attend an event please do check to see if it is still taking place. If you are looking to apply for an event in 2020 as we are trying to find spaces for postponed events these will be given priority and so we are not able to accept new applications at present – we thank you for your... read more Street Party Application for 2020 are now open It’s time to get chatting with the neighbors and get planning. You might want to consider May bank holiday. This year the 1st May bank holiday has been moved from the Monday to Friday 8th May 2020 which is the 75th Anniversary of V.E. Day. Or you might want to mark Car Free Day over the weekend of 26 or 27 September. Or any weekend in between. Find out more about V.E. Day commemorations across the UK and how to join in here Application deadlines and application forms are as follows: V.E . Day Street parties on 8, 9 or 10 May 2020 – applications must be received by 16th March 2020 – apply here June and July Street Parties – applications must be received by 1st April 2020 – apply here August and September Street Parties – applications must be received by 1st June 2020 – apply here Car Free Day street parties on 26 or 27 September 2020 – applications must be received by 24th July 2020 – apply here Do head to the EventLambeth website and read about our criteria for what is a street party of which you can get a free road closure for. However, there is a strict criteria so it is important to check all the info and any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with the events team at... read more Christmas is fast approaching and we’re all rushing around trying to get organised, but we still need to consider the environment. When it comes to food, decorations, trees, gifts, travelling, hosting events and everything else this December, be mindful of your choices. According to a recent study by waste management company Biffa: The Christmas period is set to see a whole lot go to waste in the UK, including around 277,000 miles of wrapping paper, up to 2 million turkeys and 74 million mince pies. Here are some ways to reduce the impact at your home, business or event: Christmas Trees and Decorations Reuse an artificial Christmas tree if you have one. Source a second hand tree (and decorations) from gum tree, eBay or charity shop. Make an alternative tree using reused items or materials – Google for ideas. If you’re buying a real tree look for the FSC-Certification logo. Use LED Christmas lights and timers to reduce energy use. Make decorations using things you already have or can forage from outdoors (broken branches or pine cones on the floor). Food Plan ahead to minimise waste. Choose organic and free range meat. Try some veggie and vegan alternatives. Buy items with less packaging, especially plastic. Don’t use plastic straws, plates or cutlery. Donate to your local foodbank. Recycle leftovers using Olio Gifts and Cards Send e-cards or make from material you already have. Don’t wrap in plastic or plastic ribbon. Try wrapping with a scarf or recycled materials. Avoid glitter! Wrapping paper and cards can’t be recycled if contain glitter. Use second hand/charity shops to find Christmas gifts (and... read more
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