Thank you to the almost two and a half thousand local residents who voted for us at the recent local elections – we are grateful that you have put your trust in us to continue working hard in Thurlow Park. We love this ward and are looking forward to the next four years of working with you to make it an even better place.
You can see the full breakdown of results here.
We stood on our record of the past four years, and on five ambitious local pledges for the next four years:
- Prioritise road safety: We will continue to invest in roads and pavements, remove the Tulse Hill one-way system, and campaign for further safety measures.
- Secure investment: We will be a positive voice for Thurlow Park so that we can continue to secure millions of pounds investment in improvements in the ward.
- Support town centres: Having set up West Norwood’s BID, we will continue to help our town centres to thrive, including creating a new market by Tulse Hill station.
- Invest in the public realm: We will tackle ﬂytipping & antisocial behaviour and improve the public realm on local shopping parades with new trees, bins & benches.
- Tackle air pollution: We will improve air quality by working with schools to plant green screens, campaigning for cleaner buses and encouraging walking & cycling.
As part of Lambeth Labour, we stood on an ambitious manifesto for the borough too. You can read the full manifesto here. Some of the pledges we are really excited to champion include –
- Cracking down on rogue landlords and improving private renting
- Supporting those residents who are struggling to make ends meet with new employment opportunities and expanding further our work on the London Living Wage
- Welcoming refugee families to Lambeth
- Tackling homelessness and building new homes at council rent, as well as innovative new community-led housing and new ways to give our existing tenants and leaseholders more say on improvements on their estate
- Boosting recycling, electric vehicle charging points, another 1,000 trees by 2022, and a ban on single use plastics for the council and its contractors
- Becoming carbon neutral by 2050 and divesting our pension fund from fossil fuels
- Fighting Tory police cuts and a community-focused approach to tackling youth violence and knife crime
- Continuing to lead on tackling violence against women and girls
- Introducing tougher sanctions on our estates for noisy and nuisance neighbours and improving the borough-wide antisocial noise service
- Fighting for fair funding for schools, supporting youth projects and creating over 1,500 apprenticeships for Lambeth’s young people
- Tackling loneliness with a new good neighbour befriending scheme, training new mental health champions, innovative projects to improve health and wellbeing like the Daily Mile in schools and Health Parks
- Creating affordable workspace and supporting local businesses
- Fighting for better train services and helping people walk and cycle more safely.
Although long, it isn’t an exhaustive list and we would love to hear from you about what you’d like us working on and championing. Comment below or email us with your ideas!