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Big Shift News: July

The Big Shift Lambeth

The Big Shift aims to create a greener and healthier Lambeth. Our projects range from redesigning local Lambeth spaces to helping residents access affordable bikes.

Our #LambethBigShift active travel programme brings together several initiatives to help residents, businesses and schools choose cleaner and healthier ways of getting around the borough - such as walking, cycling and wheeling.

Find out more about our projects below or visit our website. Check back here for regular updates about current and upcoming projects.

Community Influencer applications

Are you considering cycling but need some support to get started? Peddle My Wheels and Lambeth’s Big Shift have partnered for a second year of the Community Influencer programme. Successful applicants will receive a free cycle and cycle accessories as well as being supported with training, maintenance, and insurance from Peddle My Wheels.

Influencers will join our media campaign and help promote cycling around Lambeth. We’re looking for people to help encourage others to cycle in their communities by posting to social media, coming to active travel events and many more exciting opportunities.

Click here to apply for a spot in the September 2023 cohort.

Community Fund Parklets

A Parklet is a community owned mini park for your street. It can add a bit of green to your area while providing a spot to rest and socialise.

We have begun the first phase of installing the Community Fund Parklets. But don’t worry, you can still apply for one on your street.

Click here for more information on how to apply.


OurBike has a new app and a new look to match!

The new app is simple to use. Either download it from the Play Storeor App Store, sign up and book your time slot.

As of the 1st of July 2023:

• All new businesses that sign up will receive 180 minutes free use.

• All new resident signups will get 60 minutes.

After that it’s only 75p per 15 minutes.


Freshview aims to bring your community together for a day to improve your local area. Freshview is led by residents, it is your chance to make a difference to the environment in your local area.

Types of activities include:

• creating a community garden

• building on-street planters and window boxes

• removing debris from disused land

• cutting back overgrowth from alleyways and footpaths

• brightening up local areas by re-painting front garden walls or street furniture.

Click here for more information.

Crowdfund Lambeth

Lambeth Council and Crowdfunder have teamed up to support projects, groups and organisations across the Borough who want to turn their ideas into a reality and make Lambeth a unique place to live, work, learn and do business.

Do you have a community green project? Want to improve your local street?

Click here for more details on the eligibility criteria.

Cycle Confident Summer Cycle Training

Lambeth Council with Cycle Confident are providing free cycle training for children during the summer holidays. There are courses suitable for all levels of ability, from complete beginner to on-road training and the training takes place in small groups with 2 fully trained instructors.

Courses are running in Brockwell Park and Clapham Common during the month of August. Children are encouraged to bring their own bikes but there are also bikes available to borrow at Clapham Common.

For more details and to book a place, visit the Cycle Confident website.

Posted on 30th June 2023

by PK