Streatham Transport Question Time

Chuka joined a panel of representatives from the transport sector and local government for Streatham Action’s public meeting on Streatham’s Transport infrastructure. Questions from the audience focused on the poor service provided by Southern Rail and Thameslink, which serve all three of Streatham’s stations. Continue reading

Spires Streetlink project

This afternoon Chuka visited Streatham-based charity Spires, of which he is patron, for an informative discussion with their women’s outreach team. The charity is doing vital work supporting homeless people and vulnerable women, with holistic services which attend to their complex needs.  Continue reading

Richard Atkins Primary School

Chuka was invited to visit Richard Atkins Primary School near Clapham Park estate to give an assembly, and meet the Children’s Committee to answer their questions and learn about how they are helping to improve their school. Continue reading

St Margaret the Queen Community Regeneration Project

Chuka joined The Reverend Gareth Powell at his family’s old church, St Margaret the Queen, to review their regeneration plans ahead of an open day for the public on 19 November. The project will create a community hub for local charities, social enterprises and businesses, as well as a place of worship and small housing development. Continue reading

Small Business Saturday

To help promote this years’ Small Business Saturday - taking place on Saturday 3rd December - Chuka visited several local small businesses in Streatham to find out more about what they do and go back to the shop floor. Continue reading

Streatham Youth and Community Trust

Chuka caught up with Streatham Youth and Community Trust at the Streatham Vale Play Club, to discuss the Trust’s programs and activities, the priorities for young people and children in Streatham, as well as improved partnership working across the sector. Continue reading

La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School

Chuka visited La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School for a workshop with students on current affairs and how politics affects their lives. Some of this issues students talked to Chuka about included racism and BAME representation, youth violence, Brexit, and the US Presidential Election. Continue reading

Proportional Representation

Today Chuka launched a new campaign calling on the government to introduce a fairer system of proportional representation for all future UK General Elections. Continue reading

Making the A23 safer

Supporting local resident campaign group, Safer A23 in Streatham, Chuka and Labour Lambeth Councillors convened a meeting with senior representatives from Transport for London to press for action to secure safety improvements on the A23. Continue reading

Telferscot Primary School

Chuka joined the Leader of Lambeth Council, Councillor Lib Peck, and Lambeth’s Mayor, Councillor Saleha Jaffer, to open Telferscot Primary School’s brand new building. Continue reading