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Big Shift News: September

The Big Shift Lambeth

This September the Big Shift is activating spaces across the borough! We have three different roads closing this month to allow for locals and businesses to use the spaces that are usually reserved for cars. Come along and enjoy the space!

The #LambethBigShift aims to help communities across Lambeth make the most of the of the new greener, healthier infrastructure being put in place. Find out more about our projects below or visit our website. Check back here for regular updates about current and upcoming projects. 

Hannen Road Car Free Day

This Sunday Lambeth’s Big Shift is closing Hannen Road in West Norwood for the day. This closure will coincide with monthly Norwood Feast local street market.

This event is about reimagine Hannen Road as a commute friendly and more sustainable space. There will be a variety of workshops for children and adults throughout the day. These workshops are run by A Small Studio and Station to Station to gather locals’ opinions about how the space could be better suited to its current uses.

Come join us from 10am to 4pm on Sunday the 3rd of September to take a look, share your views, and enjoy some local produce!

National Car Free Day

Lambeth Council will be celebrating Car Free Day on Saturday 23rd September on Goding Street (SE11 5AW), just off Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, from 12 to 5pm.

There will be fun and interactive activities for the whole family including:

• Children's scooter obstacle course and an opportunity to win a children's scooter

• A pedal smoothie bike giving out free smoothies

• Children's arts and crafts workshops

• Adult bike repair workshops

• A Dr Bike mechanic who will check your bike for free

• Adapted bikes for disabled people to try

And much more!

You don't need to book anything and all the activities are FREE, just bring yourself and your friends and family for a fun-filled day out!

Voltaire Road Car Free Days

Starting on the 8th of September we are closing Voltaire Road from Old Station Way to Clapham High Street. The closure will occur every weekend from 6pm Friday to 6pm Sunday, ending on the 1st of October.

The road closure will see local businesses spilling out onto the street to enjoy the space. There will be additional seating in the road and every Saturday from 4pm to 8pm live acoustic music will take place.

Why not pop over this September to enjoy the street, music and food!

Community Fund Parklets

Applications for Community Fund Parklets are still open.

A parklet is a repurposed parking space that offers residents a small green space, a place to rest or socialise, or anything your community would like!

Click here for more information.


Need to carry a small parcel or small children in Lambeth? Why not give an OurBike a go?

We have seven locations with e-cargo bikes across the borough and it’s one of the cheapest bike-hiring schemes in London!

Look out for our new signs to help you locate a bike.

Click here for more details.

Posted on 1st September 2023

by PK