We have a number of local campaigns that you can join. We are working to make Lambeth to be the most just, equal, inclusive, accessible, sustainable and green borough in the country. You can see what we have achieved in the last ten years here. Below are summaries of just a few of our ongoing campaigns, with links to more information and how you can take action. You can also follow us on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for regular updates.
20's Plenty for Lambeth
We want to see a 20mph speed limit on all roads in Lambeth.
Lambeth's road casualty figures are some of the highest in the UK. Of all the 32 boroughs in London only Westminster and Barnet have more casualties on the roads. Lambeth has the second highest casualty rate in London for both pedestrians and cyclists.
A study conducted at monitoring sites across the capital in 2009 showed roads in Lambeth were among those to exceed recommended levels of nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas that can cause health problems. Brixton Road, Christchurch Road in Tulse Hill, the Bondway Interchange in Vauxhall and Streatham High Road all had levels above the recommended limits.
20 mph speed limits have been proven by several studies to significantly reduce road accidents. They also encourage cycling and walking, reduce carbon emissions by helping the flow of traffic and improve air quality.
Already 7 m residents in the UK live in towns which are adopting or have adopted this policy. It is time Lambeth did too.
We launched an online petition to show there is public support in Lambeth for such a move. Please sign it and pass it around your friends, neighbours and networks. We have also set up a website with more information about the campaign.
Lambeth Green Party wants to see many more empty homes put back into use.
We have had discussions with representatives from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Lambeth council's Empty Property Service about how we can work together to do this.
Read national Green Party policy on empty property:
"Better use of empty privately owned property will be achieved by empowering local authorities to use Empty Property Use Orders, in appropriate cases and with proper safeguards and rights of appeal, to enable the local authority either to use such property itself or to secure its use in co-operation with ... housing associations, properly organised groups of homeless persons or similar groups."
Some of our campaigns in Lambeth:
- 20's Plenty - lowering the speed limit to 20 miles an hour on Lambeth roads
- 'Dutch style' cycle lanes to avoid road deaths in the borough (Lambeth has the second highest casualty rate for pedestrians and cyclists in London)
- Bringing more empty housing back into use
- Making local transport more accessible (of the eight tube stations in Lambeth only one has step-free access)
- Opposing unnecessary cuts to local services (Lambeth Council has reserves of £30m which it has refused to use. Meanwhile it has imposed the second most severe cuts on the disabled in the whole country)
- A Living Wage for all council employees and contractors
- Drive up recycling and composting rates and introduction of a food waste collection service
To see what we have achieved so far click here