Freshview is a major council initiative to make your local area and the borough cleaner, safer and greener by improving the quality of the environment.
Originally a twelve month pilot scheme, Freshview began in 2006 covering selected wards in the borough. The success of the scheme led to it becoming permanent and it has now expanded to cover the entire borough.
Go to the Community Freshview page to find out how you can get involved.
How does it work?
The scheme is run by the council in partnership with lots of different agencies including Community Payback, the Metropolitan Police, Safer Lambeth and Transport for London. Every month the council and all the agencies work together for an entire day to tackle specific problems and freshen up the area of a local ward.
Freshview aims to:
- Improve environmental quality
- Reduce anti-social behaviour
- Increase community engagement and partnership working.
Activities that can happen during Freshview include:
- Issuing fines for littering and waste
- Removing flyposting and graffiti
- Community service by Youth Offending and Community Payback teams
- Confiscating illegal goods
- Removal of nuisance vehicles
- Inspections of commercial premises
- Improving street lighting
- Cutting back trees and hedges
- Deep cleansing of problem hotspots
- Information stall providing feedback for residents, and much more.
When is your Freshview?
- Streatham Hill & Thornton wards
23 - 27 April 2012
- Ferndale & Larkhall wards
28 May - 1 June 2012
- Clapham Common & Clapham Town
25 - 29 June 2012
- Bishop's ward
23 - 27 July 2012
- St Leonard's and Streatham South wards
27 - 31 August 2012
- Oval & Prince's wards
24 - 28 September 2012
- Knight's Hill & Streatham Wells wards
22 - 26 October 2012
- Gipsy Hill & Thurlow Park wards
26 - 30 November 2012
- Stockwell & Vassall wards
17 - 21 December 2012
- Brixton Hill & Tulse Hill wards 28 January - 1 Febuary 2013
- Coldharbour & Herne Hill
25 Febuary - 1 March 2013
If there is an issue in your area you would like to report or you would like more information, please contact the Streetcare Service Centre on 020 7926 9000 or email Freshview@lambeth.gov.uk
The Freshview information stall is set up in your ward a week prior to the Freshview. This gives you a chance to look around your area to see what improvements are needed and to give us your feedback on what you would like to see tackled.
You can also tell us what other improvements you would like to see, get advice on issues such as recycling, home safety and to find out more information on Freshview and Community Freshview.
Who works on the Freshview campaign?
Council divisions include:
- Environmental Services and Highways
- Community Safety
- Environmental Health
- Food Safety
- Trading Standards
- Parking Services
- Parks and Green Spaces
- Youth Offending team
- Private Sector Housing
If your organisation is interested in supporting Freshview, please contact Jason Prentis, Partnership & Community Development Officer on 07956 654 601 or email Freshview@lambeth.gov.uk.