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... read more

Brockwell Park update from EventLambeth

Parks litter and waste management: Due to budget cuts the Parks service have had to review the Grounds Maintenance specification. They, unfortunately, cannot afford to employ weekend staff between October and March. The weekend litter picking service starts in April and runs through to September. We confirmed with the event organisers Gung-Ho to provide adequate euro litter bins and waste management for their event attendees and this was appropriate for the event, well managed and dealt with as per their plans.  Due to the warm sunny weekend, there was a greater number of people using the regular park bins in the area which would have meant bins were full. The images taken on Twitter showed beer cans and bottles of alcohol, takeaway containers and not your normal family fitness charity event fare. So while we agree there would have been an uplift in numbers in the park attributed by the event, the waste management plans in place for the event were appropriate to address this. Moving forward we have suggested to our colleagues in Parks, as we do with Veolia for street cleaning, requesting extra measures during large and major events taking place in the park which will help mitigate future problems from non-event related litter and the impact. This will include some additional waste collection during events that warrant this during sunny weekends and using Lambeth Landscapes for waste management on smaller events. We will also work with the Parks team, and the Brockwell Park Community Partners around park user communication in asking people using our parks and open spaces to pick their litter up, place it in... read more

Community Risk Services are here to help

If your community group is planning on holding an event, it is important to ensure that you have event insurance in place to keep everyone involved safe.  Unforseen circumstances can ruin all the hard work and preparation that you have put into the event and could leave you financially worse off. Community Risk Services was set up specifically to provide insurance and risk management services to community organisations following requests from community groups themselves.  Formed from the expertise of the Risk and Insurance Team at Lambeth Council, Community Risk Services can help you navigate the often complex world of insurance and risk management. Community Risk Services operate on social enterprise principles and will be reinvesting a percentage of our profit back into community good causes (voted for by you). Our board of directors is made up from representatives from within the community and from Lambeth Council To get a quote today call 033 3344 7428 and our dedicated underwriting team can take you through just what your group needs to insure your event, without breaking the bank. For the full range of insurance policies provided by Community Risk Services why not visit our website – http://www.communityriskservices.com/insurance-services/... read more

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at EventLambeth

If you’re in Lambeth over the festive season and looking for something to do there’s a whole host of activities taking place: Take a Walk in One of our Parks | Lambeth Parks Lambeth has a host of beautiful Parks and Open Spaces from Streatham Common, to Norwood Park to Old Paradise Gardens, why not get out and about over Christmas and take a festive stroll through one of our beautiful green spaces? Open every day over the holidays Open Daily | Link Winter Festival | Southbank Centre Get your fill of sparkling entertainment this Christmas at Winter Festival, stroll through wooden chalet markets filled with festive food, drink, gifts and treats Until 25th January (Closed Christmas Day) | Link Christmas Market | Pop Brixton Last minute Christmas shopping? Pick up a unique gift your loved ones will treasure for years to come at the Pop Brixton Christmas Market 11am – 6pm | Until 24th December | Link Let’s Eat Christmas | Mursell Hall, Stockwell Come along to Lets Eat at Mursell Hall in Stockwell on Christmas Day to help serve guests.  Please contact the organisers or if you would like to donate items for care packages. 12 – 4pm | Christmas Day | Link Boxing Day Tango | Southbank Centre Enjoy an afternoon of Argentinean tango with a class, social dancing and performances. With DJ and live music, join in and extend the holiday spirit through dance 1pm | Boxing Day | Link Bensons Funfair | Windrush square Festive fun for the kids to enjoy, children’s rides and funfair attractions on Windrush Square 11am – 8pm | Until 2nd... read more

Reinstatement update for Clapham Common Event Site Friday 9 September 2016

We want to provide an update to local park users and residents following the event site handover from the SW4 and House of Common events which were held on 27, 28 and 29 August 2016. The incredibly dry and warm weather for this bank Holiday weekend meant that damage onsite was limited to the heaviest footfall areas only. These were assessed with the Lambeth Parks team, Chair of the Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee, the event organiser and our reinstatement company on Friday 2 September and agreement on the levels of reinstatement had been reached. The planned reinstatement works will be as follows; the area in front of the main stage will be fertilised and reseeded. The fertiliser is being placed on the event site on Monday 12 September to prepare the ground for seeding. The timing for reseeding will be confirmed but should also take place during the week commencing the 12 September. While on site the reinstatement company will also assess the ground as the entire event site will be verti-drained using a tractor with special ground spiking equipment. The purpose of verti draining and spiking is considerable benefit in the opening up and de-compacting of the soil structure to allow oxygen in to feed the grass roots. This process is used pre and post event season to also provide a conduit for surface water to drain away faster. For more information on verti-draining please visit http://www.bourneamenitysport.com/verti-draining-spiking.html At the time of the assessment the warm weather meant the ground was too hard for verti-draining but this will be assessed and as soon as the ground is soft... read more

New Events Strategy 2016 – 2020 approved subject to recommendations

Dear Residents and Event Organisers, We are writing to advise you that the Council’s new Events Strategy 2016-2020 has been agreed subject to a number of recommendations about how the strategy should be implemented. Over the coming weeks we will be publishing the finalised Events Strategy with these recommendations and will set out how this will give the Council and local communities greater control over the scale and management of all events whilst ensuring a sustainable benefit to parks and local communities, in terms of income, resources and reputation. This strategy offers: Greater control of events at local level Increased revenue through a limited number of high quality major commercial events – up to eight days a year in five key zones across the borough Lambeth maintains its pioneering position of sharing events income with parks across the borough Updated Guidance for Control of Sound at Outdoor Events 2016 Support to local communities in better management and organisation of events Lambeth charities and community groups get 50% reduction on event costs Puts Lambeth on an equal footing in a highly competitive market Offers value for money for Lambeth residents Supports a diverse programme of events across Lambeth Maintains the annual Lambeth Country Show. On behalf of the London Borough of Lambeth and EventLambeth, we thank you for all your feedback, cooperation and support in helping us to develop the new Events Strategy. For more information on the Events Strategy 2016-2020 please see the cabinet report Yours faithfully, Lee Fiorentino Head of Events... read more

Reinstatement to Brockwell Park and Streatham Common

We wanted to let local residents and Park users know what is happening on Brockwell Park and Streatham Common.  Following the recent events that have taken place and the unseasonably wet weather during June. Brockwell Park Despite precautions set in place by the organisers of the Found Festival the area around the copse has suffered some damage during the build and de-rig of this event. EventLambeth and the Lambeth Parks team have been working closely to assess the reinstatement required and ensure that it took place as soon as possible.  Some of that work has now taken place but the ground needs to dry out before more can be done to prevent further damage occurring. EventLambeth and the Lambeth Parks team have met with the organisers of SUNFALL and the Lambeth Country Show to look at ground conditions and any additional precautions that are required to protect the areas that have been reinstated and prevent further damage to the park. It has come to light that there are several areas of stagnant water where the grounds have not been able to drain sufficiently after heavy rainfall and a decision has been made following several assessments with both Lambeth Parks and EventLambeth to ensure the safety of the public that the site area for the Sunfall event taking place on the 9 July will move to cover a new footprint. This footprint will result in the footpath from Herne Hill Gate up to Brockwell Hall being inaccessible during the hours of 09:00 until park closure at approximately 21:00 on Saturday 9 July. The footpath will remain open during all other... read more

New Sound Guidance for Outdoor Events 2016

This is a blog post to advise you of the Council’s new Guidance for the Control of Sound at Outdoor Events, developed following the Culture 2020 public consultation which took place in January to April 2015. We have a number of questions that we would like you to consider. These are set out at the end of this post. Why are we altering the sound levels? Our new Events Strategy sets out the number of major event days we will have across Lambeth. We have split the borough into 5 zones and have allocated up to 8 major event days per zone. This does not mean these events will be loud but we do want to have a sound policy that is suitable. We are proposing to have the same sound levels as other places such as Hyde Park or Victoria Park. This means we can have events that will raise income for Lambeth that we can then use to reinvest into our open spaces. For instance a concert on Clapham Common has previously raised over a £100,000 that can then be reinvested into our local open spaces. However, these event organisers are going elsewhere and Lambeth is losing out on this income. So what is changing? The changes consulted on in the Culture 2020 public consultation were an increase to the decibel levels for the major event day’s only. All other days will have lower levels as decided on a case by case basis. These levels will be monitored by onsite professional sound acousticians and there will be easy ways to raise any issues about these events through online and... read more

Update – Reinstatement on Clapham Common

Following further assessment of the damage to Clapham Common Event site we can confirm that chain harrowing and levelling took place at the start of this week once the ground had dried out, and  further chain harrowing and reseeding is taking place today (Friday 11th) throughout the affected areas. The footpath has had an initial clean and further action is ongoing with Veolia to ensure the remaining mud is cleared off. In addition our reinstatement company has recommended fertiliser to be put on the grounds which will take place in the next couple of weeks to encourage and help the seed to grow. If you have any questions about this please contact the events team on 020 7926 6207 or events@lambeth.gov.uk... read more

Reinstatement on Clapham Common

We wanted to let local residents know what is happening on the Clapham Common Event Site, the area between Long Pond and Long Road which backs on to the Basketball Court and Skate Park, which forms no more than 10% of the Common.   Following  the SW4 event which took place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August and the torrential rain that preceded and followed it, despite robust planning for wet weather contingencies there was still some damage to the ground surface of the common during the build and de-rig of this event. EventLambeth and the Parks team have been working closely with the event organisers to ensure that no further damage took place and to assess the reinstatement required. On the Tuesday 1st September we and the parks team were onsite with the company who will be undertaking the reinstatement to assess the site and look at the best and most resilient way to repair the damage.  Their opinion was that in the first instance the ground needed to dry out before any work could take place to prevent further damage.  This is why they did not start until Monday 7th September.  They also recommended a combination of chain harrowing which breaks up the surface mud to allow the existing grass underneath to come through and levelling and reseeding of areas that required it. After allowing the ground to dry out, they started with the chain harrowing on Monday 7th September and will continue with the remainder of the work over the rest of this week – until it is completed.  To protect the ground and members of the... read more