Our café manager, Monique, will filmed demonstrating how to make patties at the Camberwell Food and Drink Festival at 10.30am this Saturday 20th April. We will also be selling Thai food and cakes as well as a range of freshly made iced drinks including strawberry lemonade from our Little Cat Cat ice cream bike..
Everyone is welcome at the day long festival on Camberwell Green, and which launches a week of activities.
LITTLE CAT CAFÉ AND TAKE AWAY
The menu this week will be stir fried chicken with basic and vegetable green curry with steamed fragrant rice. To order ahead please you’re your order (eg 1 meat, 1 veg) along with your name from Thursday onwards to Monique on 079584 519425. Portions each serve two people and cost £5 for meat curries and £3.50 for vegetable curries.
The Little Cat Café will now open from 10.30am to 5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sundays throughout the summer.
GOODBYE AND THANKS TO MADLYN
Apologies: I gave the wrong day last week: Madlyn’s goodbye party will be held from 1pm to 4pm on Tuesday 23rd April at the Mulberry Centre, Myatt’s Fields Park. Madlyn will be retiring from running the One O’Clock Club next week.
The party will include food for children and adults and is open to people with children under five years and people who have known Madlyn over the years.
FOOD SESSIONS AT THE PARK
Everyone is welcome to come along from 10.30am on Saturday (20th April) and learn how to make Colombian food.
The sessions are open to everyone – come along and help cook from 10.30am, or just turn up and eat at noon if you want to. You don’t need to be an expert cook, we design the sessions so people can just roll up their sleeves and help with chopping, stirring and eating!
We pay food heroes £40 to teach other people about the food they know and love. No experience is needed and you will be supported by our food manager Fiorella Fronzi during the session. If you are interested in becoming a food hero please contact Fiorella Fronzi on email@example.com.
FAMILY COOK AND EAT BREAKFAST CLUB
The family cook and eat breakfast club this Friday (April 12th) will meet from 9am in the Mulberry Centre. The family cook and eat sessions allow children and adults to cook and eat together. Everyone welcome.
RETIRED PEOPLE'S LUNCH CLUB
Retired people are welcome to come and eat lunch made with vegetables and fruit from the greenhouse at the depot from noon each Friday. These sessions are informal and friendly and everyone is welcome.
The food sessions are funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food scheme.
TELL LAMBETH HOW TO IMPROVE OUR STREETS
Lambeth Council has funding from Transport for London to improve streets in Vassall and Coldharbour and is inviting residents to suggest ways that this can be done.
The Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme (NEP) is a commitment to providing and maintaining roads, pavements and open spaces that are safe, clean and attractive in Vassall, Oval, Stockwell, part of Herne Hill, Coldharbour, Ferndale, Larkhall and Clapham Town.
Those areas were chosen because they have a high number of road safety accidents and because of links with existing projects. The funding must be spent by spring 2014, and so they are urgently seeking residents view now (end of consultation in May 2013)
Improvements could include:
- measures to reduce road danger e.g. 20 mile per hour zones
- better access for cyclists and facilities such as secure cycle parking
- cycle training
- car clubs
- tree planting and food growing
- removal of street clutter such as unnecessary bollards and signs
- new disabled parking bays and facilities to improve access such as dropped kerbs
Tell us about other ways in which your area could be improved. For example, Lambeth residents have got together to:
- give their local area a makeover with help and support from council officers
- generate renewable energy through cooperatively owned energy projects
- transform neglected sites across London's bus network into valuable community growing space
Let us know what you like about your street and what you dislike. This includes the streets you walk, cycle or drive down to get to work, school, or the shops. You can:
- complete our short online survey
- send a postcard to FREEPOST LON17644, NEP, 2nd Floor Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London. You can pick one up from your local library, council office, job centre, children's centre, advice centre or GP surgery
- write us a letter and send it to the address above
- send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - you can also attach a photo, video or audio recording if you wish
- leave a message on the NEP comments line:020 7926 7009
Keep in touch
If you give them your contact details they will keep you informed about their plans for your area and give you more opportunities to comment. Please note that they will be very busy including everyone’s ideas and comments so you should not expect a personal reply.
They will collect all the ideas from the community and put a summary of them on their website.
Our free events for 2013 will include:
June 2nd: Big Lunch
June 22nd: Summer fair and family fun day
August 3RD/4th Sleepover (dependent on funding)
14th September Harvest Festival
19th October Big Draw
15th December Christingle carol concert