Vauxhall, the Oval and Kennington

Need Help?

This webpage lists sources of advice and help for residents of Vauxhall, Kennington and the Oval. You might also like to check out a separate webpage which lists local community groups, charities etc..


Brixton Police Station is open 24/7. Kennington's hours are more restricted - check before going. Your local police team phone numbers are listed by ward - see 'Your Elected Representatives' - below.

  Click here for crime prevention advice and other advice on living in Lambeth.

Children's Services and Activities

Young Lambeth is a very useful website with up-to-date information about services, activities and events for children, young people and families in Lambeth.

Lambeth Council

You will also find much helpful information on Lambeth Council's web site.

Please ring Streetscene on 7926 9000 for enquiries about refuse collection, recycling, abandoned vehicles, broken street lights, parking permits etc.

You can take all your bulky refuse to Cringle Dock at the end of Cringle Street, just this side of the Battersea Power Sation. It is open 24 hours a day except Christmas Day.

CRISP (on 7703 5222) will recycle old mobile phones, computers etc., making a small charge for collection.

Your Elected Representatives

If you have a problem with local services, your local councillors are all keen to help you. They are all easily accessible by phone and email, and hold weekly surgeries for which no appointment is necessary. Details are on the Lambeth Council website - see above. You will need to know which Ward you live in:-

If you have a problem with central government services, you should contact Vauxhall's Member of Parliament Kate Hoey. You can write to her at the House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA.

Vauxhall General election results are summarised here.

Trinity Hospice

Our local hospice is on Clapham Common North Side. Trinity Hospice is multi-cultural and non-denominational and helps over 1400 patients with cancer and other advanced non-curable illnesses every year. Care is provided free of charge in wards, through day care or in patients' homes. They need to raise 4m every year, and there could hardly be a local charity more worthy of your support. A link to their website is on my charities etc. webpage.