Saturday, 21 January 2017

Northern line extension to Battersea tunneling to start soon – IanVisits – London News and Events Guide

Northern line extension to Battersea tunneling to start soon – IanVisits – London News and Events Guide
... Two French built 650-tonne tunnel boring machines will create two 3.2km underground tunnels to extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea, via Nine Elms. ... 

Kennington Green cavern

London Tube tunnelling project set to benefit arable land in East Tilbury - Your Thurrock

London Tube tunnelling project set to benefit arable land in East Tilbury - Your Thurrock
... THE Mayor of London has announced that tunnelling to create an extension of the Northern line between Kennington and Battersea will begin in March.
Sadiq Khan confirmed news of tunnelling for the first major Tube line extension since the 1990s as two gigantic tunnel boring machines were unveiled in Battersea. The two 650-tonne machines, each the length of a football pitch, will create two 3.2km underground tunnels to extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea, via Nine Elms. ...

Friday, 20 January 2017

Northern line extension: Work on the £1.2bn Tube extension to Battersea and Nine Elms gets started in March | City A.M.

Northern line extension: Work on the £1.2bn Tube extension to Battersea and Nine Elms gets started in March | City A.M.
... Sadiq Khan has announced that tunnelling will get underway to create the £1.2bn extension of the line between Kennington and Battersea.
Two 650-tonne boring machines (each the length of a football pitch just FYI) from French firm NFM Technologies will create two 3.2km underground tunnels to extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea, via Nine Elms. ...

Northern Line extension: Tunnelling work on £1.2bn extension to Battersea to begin in March | London Evening Standard

Northern Line extension: Tunnelling work on £1.2bn extension to Battersea to begin in March | London Evening Standard
... The spur from the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line will start and Kennington and end at Battersea, with two stations at Nine Elms and the power station. ...

Northern Line extension tunnelling to get underway this March — MayorWatch

Northern Line extension tunnelling to get underway this March — MayorWatch
... he 650-tonne machines will create two 3.2km tunnels linking the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea. ...

London Underground Northern Line extension tunnelling to start in March - Metro Report

London Underground Northern Line extension tunnelling to start in March - Metro Report
... Construction of the 3·3 km extension from Kennington was officially launched on November 23 2015. It is being undertaken by Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke under a six-year design-build contract awarded in 2014. Completion is due in 2020. ...

Tunnelling for Northern Line extension to begin in March - BBC News

Tunnelling for Northern Line extension to begin in March - BBC News
... The Northern Line extension will run on the Charing Cross service through Kennington ... The extension, which will run west from Kennington, will be the first major expansion of the Tube since the Jubilee line in the late 1990s. ...

Sat 21 Jan: Councillors and residents fight to save Stockwell and Kennington park community centre

Sat 21 Jan: Councillors and residents fight to save Stockwell and Kennington park community centre
... Hyde have announced plans to sell off or demolish the Stockwell Centre and the Kennington Park Centre in Oval, The Hub and Pavilion in Brent as well as The Arc and The Ringcross centres in Islington. ... The Kennington Park Community Centre is earmarked for demolition, and plans from Hyde say they intend to build 100% luxury private homes which will be unaffordable to local residents. ... Chair of Kennington Park Estate Tenants Association and former Leader of Lambeth Council, Joan Twelves, said:
I have lived next door to our community centre for over 30 years. My son went to kids karate there. Now I organise keep fit and computing classes for pensioners. The destruction of Kennington Park Community Centre will be more than a real loss to our community. It will damage the cohesion and social fabric of our Estate and we are calling on Hyde to reconsider.
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Sign the petitions:

Kennington petition link: https://www.change.org/p/save-oval-s-kennington-park-community-centre
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More info:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/saveourKPCC/
Twitter – @savekpcc
Website – kenningtonparkestateresidents.org.uk
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Protest to save Stockwell and Kennington community centres

Protest to save Stockwell and Kennington community centres
... Hyde has announced plans to sell or demolish the Stockwell Centre and the Kennington Park Centre in Oval, The Hub and Pavilion in Brent as well as The Arc and The Ringcross centres in Islington. ... The Kennington Park Community Centre is earmarked for demolition, and Hyde intends to build luxury private homes which many say will be unaffordable to local residents. ...

Transport News | Publications > Local Transport Today > News > Transport Good for Property >

Transport News | Publications > Local Transport Today > News > Transport Good for Property >
... On 12 January, London’s Evening Standard’s property supplement made great play of the benefits to potential new home buyers of new transport links in the capital. “Where railway lines go, home buyers turn up. One live project is the Northern line extension from Kennington to Battersea, opening in 2020. It [Kennington] has been gentrifying for decades but hasn’t reached the heights of fashionability. However, the Northern line spur may accelerate its popularity.” ...

Thursday, 19 January 2017

From turnpike to the gallows...

From turnpike to the gallows...
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Turnpike on Kennington Common, St Mark's behind around 1827
The area in and around what is now know as the Oval and Kennington Park has a rich and varied past – some good and some bad, writes Laurence Marsh who is the vice-chairman of the chairman of the Herne Hill Society. ... The land here was known as Kennington Common. A part survives today as Kennington Park. ...

Bunny Comes To the White Bear Theatre

Bunny Comes To the White Bear Theatre

Jack Thorne’s play Bunny is to be presented at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington from 7 – 25 March 2017.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Socialist Party :: Residents protest at plans to close nine community centres

Socialist Party :: Residents protest at plans to close nine community centres
... Instead, Hyde plans to bulldoze the Kennington Park Community Centre for luxury flats and lease the Stockwell Community Resource to a new provider - with absolutely no guarantees that its present service will be accommodated in the new deal. ...

Monday, 16 January 2017

Is Sherlock at the end of the road? He was if you were in South London

Is Sherlock at the end of the road? He was if you were in South London
... There was a hair-raising scene in the London Sea Life Aquarium in County Hall, where episode three climaxed in a shooting in front of some hungry-looking sharks. And for another scene, Watson took the bus from Stop G in Kennington Road. ...

Heritage Lottery Fund statement – Landscape Institute Awards 2016 – Military Technologies

Heritage Lottery Fund statement – Landscape Institute Awards 2016 – Military Technologies
... Worth Park in Crawley, Surrey, has secured the Heritage and Conservation Award, with runners-up Kennington Park’s Flower Garden and Felixstowe Seafront Gardens also National Lottery funded.  ...

The winners:

  • Worth Park –  Crawley Borough Council, total grant awarded: £2,659,000
  • Restoration of Kennington Park’s Flower Garden (highly commended) – London Borough of Lambeth, total grant awarded: £395,700
  • Felixstowe Seafront Gardens (highly commended) – Suffolk Coastal District Council, total grant awarded: £2,346,400
  • ...

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Childcare minister's Lambeth Walk boosts REAL literacy campaign

Childcare minister's Lambeth Walk boosts REAL literacy campaign
... The minister’s visit comes one day after the Government announced investment of more than £350,000 in two childcare schemes in Lambeth, through its capital grant funding. This will allow an extension project at Clapham Manor Children’s Centre Day Care and conversion work at Hurley Pre-school in Kennington. ...

Jihwaja, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner | Life and style | The Guardian

Jihwaja, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner | Life and style | The Guardian
Jihwaja, 353 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QY (020 7582 4680). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £50

Stephen Humphrey

Stephen Humphrey
The funeral is at 10 a.m. on Thursday 19th January at St. George's Cathedral, St. George's Road SE1 7HY. (The coffin will be received at the Cathedral on January 18th after 5.45 p.m., when members of the public will be able to pay respects privately and leave flowers.) 

A reception will follow the ceremony, at approximately 11.30 a.m., at the Horse & Stables Pub, 122-124 Westminster Bridge Road. This is located near Lambeth North underground station. Please note Lambeth North station is closed, so the nearest tube for travel is Elephant & Castle. 

The burial will take place in Tillington, Petworth, at the All Hallows Churchyard at about 2 p.m. 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Details of late Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey's funeral announced - Southwark News

Details of late Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey's funeral announced - Southwark News
... Sixty-four-year-old Mr Humphrey (pictured) was found dead at his home in Otto Street, Kennington, on November 30 after suffering a heart attack.
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Where to look to buy a London home in 2017 from Abbey Wood to Southall | Homes and Property

Where to look to buy a London home in 2017 from Abbey Wood to Southall | Homes and Property
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Prices from £1,375,000: Georgian-stylehouses at St Agnes Place beside new-look Kennington Park
KENNINGTON
With dramatic change taking place around it, Kennington itself has been stuck in time. Less than a mile from Parliament, the district’s Victorian terraces and Georgian squares act as a block on big development projects. It has been gentrifying for decades, but hasn’t reached the heights of fashionability. However, the Northern line spur may accelerate its popularity.
Kennington also butts up against the Thames, right where ancient Lambeth Palace stands, and where an ugly office block has been bulldozed to make way for Palace View — 55 apartments with full-height glazing to maximise the vista.  ...