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Save the Common!

Streatham residents have been shocked by plans from Wandsworth Council to build up to 12 hard surface, fenced off, football pitches on Tooting Bec Common.

Wandsworth are proposing to tarmac over green open space by the railway line on the Common to build a private development of flood lit, all weather five-a-side football pitches. In addition the Triangle Playground on the Common by Cavendish Road still needs replacing.

Nick Clegg visits Bacon's College

Nick Clegg MP, the new Leader of the Liberal Democrats, chose Bacon’s College in Rotherhithe for his first visit as party leader. On Wednesday morning, Nick, along with Simon Hughes MP, new Riverside Councillor Anood Al-Samerai and Caroline, joined Sixth Formers for a wide-ranging discussion.

Photo: Cllr Caroline Pidgeon, Nick Clegg MP, Cllr Anood Al-Samerai and Simon Hughes MP at Bacon’s College

Salmon Youth Centre nears completion

Cllr Nick Stanton, Lib Dem Leader of Southwark Council joined Caroline and Lib Dem Leadership Candidate Chris Huhne MP on a visit to the new Salmon Youth Centre in Bermondsey. The team looked at the different facilities on offer, including the climbing wall on the roof, and the environmental green roof to the sports hall.

Black History Month exhibition - Slaves of Rapparee

On Saturday 27th October, Caroline was one of the guest speakers at the Idale Cultural Consortium’s Slaves of Rapparee exhibition and symposium. Caroline was delighted to speak about the importance of Black History Month and the significance of the exhibition which highlighted the story of the ship ‘the London’ and the slave trade, which crashed to shore in Ilfracombe, North Devon.

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