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40 Acts of Nine Elms Neighbourliness for Lent

Instead of just giving up chocolate this Lent, how about getting involved with your local charity, engaging more with your neighbours, or giving yourself some loving attention. Here are 40 ideas for making a happier, more peaceful neighbourhood.

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Sarah Hughes, Choir Leader

Battersea Park Community Choir - get together in song

Singing – it seems we all love it, all around the world, from way back in time, people have used their voices to make music. Many research studies show physical, social and emotional benefits to singing in a choir group. Joining in with music can highlight meaning in people’s lives, personally through the social ritual of attending to a regular activity, or more generally because we identify as a group with particular tunes, musical styles, and lyrics.

Riding on the crest of the recent Community Choir wave, Ruth Turner, Community Development minister at St Saviour’s church in Battersea Park Road, thought “I’ve got the space, the experience and lots of local enthusiasm – let’s build a Choir”.

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9 Green Spots on Nine Elms

Nine Elms at the beginning of the 2020s presents a heady spectacle of engineering, building and progress. Once a day though, don’t you fancy just seeing a bit of nature, slowing down and taking your mind off the enormity of it all? The Linear Park on the Nine Elms is just beginning to be visible, but it seems a long way to go until the promised walk from Vauxhall Bridge to the Battersea Power Station really takes shape, so I took a stroll to observe the scene at a more micro level.

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