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  • Pick up a bargain at Trash or Treasure on Saturday 14 May

    Albert Square (no, not that one) is an unexpectedly grand garden square in the Stockwell/Oval/Vauxhall triangle. Additional glamour is conferred by the area famously being home to one or two names from the acting profession. Each year, the residents association, the Albert Square and St Stephen’s Association (ASSA) holds an annual street sale.   Residents […]

  • Get rid of stuff and have fun too! Trash or Treasure on Saturday 14th May

    Each year, the Albert Square and St Stephen’s Association (ASSA) holds an annual Trash or Treasure? street sale. Residents of Albert Square, Aldebert Terrace, St Stephen’s Terrace and Wilkinson Street set up stalls outside their homes and sell unwanted toys, clothes, books, DVDs, furniture, plants and pretty much anything apart from food (which is not […]

  • Our thanks to St Stephen’s Charity

    Big thanks to St Stephen’s Church whose charity trust has donated £100 to help fill the pocket park on Tradescant Road near the junction with St Stephen’s Terrace. TARA made great strides in overhauling the pocket park during the recent Freshview event and in over the following weekend (see picture below). This donation will help […]

  • A spring clean for TARA’s streets

    What a fantastic turnout we had for today’s Freshview. Loads of new faces too. Thank you to everyone who came along and mucked in. Heyford Avenue and Meadow Place were deep-cleaned, the Walberswick planter tidied and replanted, two unstable planters removed, the pocket park de-grassed and replanted, and much more. But the winner of today’s […]

  • Should Tradescant Road be renamed?

    Following the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, Lambeth Council has been carrying out a review of which statues, monuments and street names in the borough have links to the slave trade.Having identified them, Lambeth is inviting views on what, if anything, to do about it. Perhaps surprisingly the John Tradescants, after whom Tradescant Road […]

  • What would you like to tell the Leader of Lambeth Council?

    Once the redrawn ward boundaries come into effect in May, the entire TARA area will be in a single ward – Oval, which will make dealing with the council much simpler. One of the Oval ward councillors also happens to be the Leader of Lambeth Council – Cllr Claire Holland (right). Claire is keen to […]

  • Please help solve our area’s litter problems with this one-minute survey

    Helen C. writes: Hi Everyone. Litter is a massive concern for us all. Please help me evidence-base our concerns and requests in our  forthcoming discussions with Claire Holland, Leader of the Lambeth Council and Oval ward councillor, and Serco (Lambeth’s waste contractor) by taking a minute to fill out this quick questionnaire https://forms.gle/oxebRREc7GqaPhrj7 . Please […]

  • Got any largish plants you don’t want?

    Is your garden or patio being taken over by a too-successful plant of some kind? Shrub, bush, whatever? If so, TARA would like to take it off your hands to help us fill out the build-outs on Dorset Road and the pocket park in Tradescant Road. We’ll be re-planting at the Freshview day on 2 […]

  • TARA Freshview – Saturday 2 April 2022 10am-2pm

    Spring is here and that means it’s time for another TARA Freshview. So why not muck in with your neighbours and spruce up our streets! You can do whatever you feel needs doing – weeding or planting, painting front walls cutting back unruly hedges deep cleaning problem areas fixing planters painting over graffiti. … or […]

  • TARA local history walk – Saturday 19 March 2022

    Celia has discovered instructions for a one-hour self-guided walk around our area published by Lambeth Libraries and is trialling a group walk for TARA. Feel free to join her. No need to book. No charge. All very informal. The walk’s description says: “Take a one hour walk through the streets around our local library and […]