TARA residents are working together to help out during the coronavirus crisis (for more information, see this flyer we distributed around the neighbourhood on 20 March 2020).
Please get in touch:
If you need help because you are self-isolating or ill. For example, help with shopping, prescriptions, errands (all subject to restrictions!), or just want to chat with someone on the phone (no restrictions!)
Or if you want to help provide support to other people
A big thank you to everyone who turned out for the 2019 TARA Hallowe’en ceilidh on Saturday 26 October at the Wheatsheaf Hall. Much jigging, some wonderful costumes and a great deal of hilarity. People travelled from as far afield as Acton, Barnes and goodness knows where else. Many thanks to Tommy Candler for these great pictures:
Thank you to…
… the many people who made it all possible:
Set-up, kitchen and door: Bhavani, Celia, Dolina, Ed, Indiana, Helen H, Hocine, Judy, Mike, Vikram
Door drops: Celia, Harriet, Mark, Phinella
Printing: John T
Raffle: John C marshalled a high-performing team who leaned nicely on local businesses to donate prizes (see below): Helen H, Dolina, Hocine, Matt, Bhavani; Niamh called the numbers with great aplomb
The band were amazing. Our thanks to Chris (caller/guitar), Jo on fiddle and Philip on accordion
Apologies to the people I’ve accidentally left off the list.
Also thank you to these great local businesses who donated raffle prizes
Please support them and be sure to mention their generosity when you next visit them.
Caminetto Italian restaurant
9a Victoria House, South Lambeth Road SW8 1QX
Two-course meal for two + bottle of house wine
Estrela Portuguese restaurant
111-115 South Lambeth Road SW8 1UZ
£50 to spend at Estrela
Griffin Belle pub
8 Wyvil Road SW8 2TH
Two-course meal for two + bottle of house wine
Hair by Ide salon
11a Victoria House, South Lambeth Road SW8 1QT
Harar Restaurant Ethiopian restaurant
49 South Lambeth Road SW8 1RH
Lunch or dinner for two + bottle of house wine
Hot Stuff Indian restaurant
19/23 Wilcox Road SW8 2XA
£25 to spend at Hot Stuff
Michael’s Shoe Repairs
45 South Lambeth Road SW8 1RH
One men’s & one women’s heel repair
Mumbai Delight Indian restaurant
51A South Lambeth Road SW8 1RH
Two starters and two mains
A café in a park(o)
Vauxhall Park SW8 1QY
Cake with tea or coffee
Three Lions Portuguese restaurant
125 South Lambeth Road SW8 1XA
Breakfast for two OR lunch with a glass of wine for two
Trend Dry Cleaners
123 South Lambeth Road SW8 1XA
4a Victoria Mansions, South Lambeth Road SW8 1QT
One men’s haircut
Wedding House Patisserie
1a Victoria Mansions, South Lambeth Road SW8 1QX
Latte and cake for two
🍾🍾 plus two bottles of champagne
Thanks to Bhavani, Dolina, Helen, Helen, Hocine, Matt, Simon & John C for organising all this
And special thanks to TARA member Simon Rucker for donating a bottle of his amazing new ‘intriguingly complex, surprisingly versatile’ Nine Elms No. 18.
It’s described as the UK’s first intricately crafted non-alcoholic drink for lovers of good food.
50 plants used at the RHS Hampton Court flower show were given new leases of life in the TARA area yesterday.
A few days earlier, TARA were told we’d been selected as one of the community groups to take part in the re-homing scheme run by the House of Wayward Plants, the RHS’s reuse partner.
Andrew, Ben, Peregrine and Roberto drove to the distribution hub at Morden Hall where they were allowed to choose 50 plants. They took a broad range including dahlias, ornamental grasses, broom, hazelnut trees and quite a few unidentified ones.
Once back in South Lambeth, Ben and Peregrine set to work plating on the Dorset Road / Meadow Road build-out, while Andrew and Roberto were joined at the pocket park (in the Tradescant Road spur near St Stephen’s Terrace) by Daisy, Helen H, Indiana, Mike, Penny, and Simon. An amazing morning’s work. Thanks to everyone.
TARA is thrilled to be one of the community groups selected to help re-home plants from this year’s RHS Hampton Court flower show.
Big thanks to the House of Wayward Plants which is the Official Reuse Partner for the RHS and has helped millions of plants to get a new life after being used at Chelsea, Hampton Court etc.
We don’t yet know what we’re getting or how many of them, but that’s part of the excitement.
We’re picking the plants up on Saturday morning (13 July 2019) at 9am and expect to be planting them by 10:30am or so. If you want to pitch in and help, come and find us – we’ll base ourselves at the ‘pocket park’ on Tradescant Road near St Stephen’s Terrace. Bring a garden fork if you have one.
The plants are for use in the pocket parks, build-outs and planters in our streets, so if you have one near to you that you think merits attention in the form of fresh planting, feel free to come along and bag some plants for it.
Say what you like about the people round here but they do know how to throw a street party.
A groaning buffet table, silly games, sunshine, music, samba, drag and a high-pitched waterbomb fight between residents and outsiders (or ‘guests’ as they are sometimes called) are the key ingredients for success, we feel.
Loads of people contributed by organising, setting up, clearing up, bringing food and drink or even just by turning up (eventually). But special thanks are due to Heidi for organising the games, Bhavini for her microphone skills, Mick for putting together a sound system for us, and — of course — to Mike for making it all happen at all.
Congratulations and big thanks to Helen C who successfully put in a bid to the Veolia Recycling Fund for Communities. The £2,000 award will enable us to buy and plant 12 wooden barrels to help green the northern end of Tradescant Road and deter anti-social behaviour there. Once they’re delivered we’ll be organising a Freshview day to set them up and plant them. Watch this space…