- Streets, roads and transport
Please note this consultation is closed
Thank you to all who joined us on Tuesday, 8 March for the second phase of our community conversation into local historic sites with proven links to the trans-Atlantic slave trade. These sites include statues, monuments, and street names across the borough.
We now want to hear your views on the small number of locations across the borough with proven links to the slave trade. To gather your views we've launched a dedicated website (Commonplace) which details where the sites are located and what their links are to the slave trade. Your views will help us to decide the future of these sites and future sites.
In Autumn 2020, Cllr Sonia Winifred was proud to host the first event into this important work, which featured Deputy Mayor of London Debbie Weeks-Bernard and more than 1,000 local groups, residents, and national organisations to join in on the community discussion. Following this event, Lambeth Archives carried out extensive research and located a small number of sites in Lambeth with links to the slave trade. At the second meeting held earlier this month we shared where the sites are, what their links are to the slave trade, and it was an opportunity for attendees to share their views and ask questions.
Why we're having this important conversation
The review of statues, memorials and place names was announced in October 2020, following the appalling killing of George Floyd in the USA and the mobilisation of the 2020 Black Lives Matter campaign. As a proudly diverse borough which has previously taken a lead on commemorating Black leaders in the late 20th century, we have committed to reviewing existing troubling or historic links and assess whether we can legally suggest new names or commemorations to mark the lives and contributions to key people who have made Lambeth the place we know today.
How to respond
Please share your view on our Commonplace site which details where the sites are located and what their links are to the slave trade. Your views will help us to decide the future of these sites and future sites.