• Linden @Linden Stockwell - 2y

    Help Make Clapham Common Safe - petition

    With the disappearance of Sarah Everard on her way home last week, residents in Clapham are asking Lambeth Council to add more lighting to Clapham Common, and have started a petition. After all no one should feel threatened or scared on their way home.The common is widely used by communities in the borough of Lambeth and surrounding areas. Now more than ever, we need access to local outdoor space considering the restrictions we are under due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Rather than a luxury recreational space, it has now become an essential part of our day to day lives.

    With the recent and ongoing events surrounding the disappearance of Sarah Everard in Clapham, the question of safety for not only ourselves but our friends, families and the community as a whole is at the forefront of our minds.

    The common is heavily populated throughout the day however for those trying to utilise it after working hours, they are forced to use the common in complete darkness (as most of the common has little to no lighting).

    So, the purpose of this petition is simply to request that the local council urgently take action to provide sufficient lighting to cover all areas of the common, so that we feel safe to continue to use what currently stands as a wonderful outdoor space on many of our doorsteps.

    You can view the petition to maximise lighting on Clapham Common to improve safety here: https://www.change.org/p/lambeth-council-maximise-lighting-on-clapham-common-to-improve-safety-cbc115b6-0ff4-4c8c-b097-4b5ec46f8239?recruiter=false&recruited_by_id=8264b860-8114-11eb-aae8-6324832a9288


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