The council has launched a helpline for vulnerable people to contact as part of the Community Hub. The helpline number is 020 7926 2999
For those in immediate risk of financial hardship please contact the Emergency Support Scheme
The Council’s volunteer form for those who want to volunteer is now live if you wish to sign up
Parks and playgrounds
All playgrounds in parks and housing estates are now closed.
The Lambeth Country Show due to take place in July has been cancelled for this year
The Streatham Common Rookery is now closed
Refuse and recycling services are running but now with a reduced number of staff. The household waste and recycling centres at Vale St and Smugglers Way are closed. Residents are being asked to dispose of any waste responsibly and keep any bulky waste items at home until the recycling centres can re-open. Jet-washing of pavements has been stopped. The disposal of clinical waste is operational.
We would like to extend our appreciation to our recycling, rubbish and street cleaning teams for their continued hard work keeping these essential services running.
Choice based letting has suspended allocations. However, anyone who has already accepted a property will continue to tenancy sign-up and moving in, as normal.
There will be no transfers at the moment, only in emergency situations or those covered by other protocols, such as rough sleepers. A message explaining this will be posted on the bidding website so everyone actively bidding will be aware.
Some housing associations have either suspended lettings altogether or only accepting urgent cases.
Brixton Market is now limited only to fruit and vegetable stalls (and one egg stall)
There will be no Feast in April
There is no Streatham (monthly) market
The Parks and Events department is working with traders to make clear that they are not permitted to trade, but also help them with support.
Please also see Wednesday's update on council services which also includes information on housing repairs and volunteering, here.
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