Statement on Brixton Splash 2016 and Lambeth’s Agenda

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Below is a link to a statement the board of Brixton Splash were due to release. Before the board had a chance to release this statement the news that Brixton Splash 2016 has not been approved by the council came out. In light of this new information the statement is very telling.

 

We shall release a statement on the current turn of events in the coming days.

 

Brixton Splash Statement on recent council meeting

 

Updated Debrief Report 2015

Statement on Waste Management for Brixton Splash 2015

Statement on Waste Management for Brixton Splash 2015

 

05.08.15

 

Brixton Splash Ltd, the organisers of Brixton Splash, are delighted to hear that the council has decided to waive its fees for the hire of Windrush Square and St Matthew’s Peace Gardens for this year’s celebrations. As the majority of Brixton Splash costs are council fees this is some much-needed and well-appreciated financial relief.

 

Brixton Splash is an important community event close to the heart of local Brixtonians and its neighbours. It requires the support of key stakeholders such as the council and the police to ensure its sustainability. Therefore the fees waived by the council and the continual support offered by the police is greatly appreciated.

 

We would like to take the time to once again thank our amazing volunteers and hospitality stewards for their dedication and commitment and also our attendees for coming out and celebrating our 10th year anniversary in true Brixton Splash style of peace, love and unity.

 

A wonderful day was had by all however, we are saddened to learn about the issues regarding the clean-up after Splash. Although Brixton Splash had contracted Veolia, via Lambeth council, to provide the clear-up we had little input into the type of operation that would be carried out with it all being managed and planned by Lambeth and their partner Veolia.

 

Brixton Splash requested a more environmentally friendly cleansing plan, which included recycling but unfortunately this was refused. We do wish to point out that there was a lot less waste left on the footprint this year as opposed to last year and their was a significant reduction in bottles being brought onto the footprint. This is down to a number of factors including a better cleansing operation and our attendees heeding our requests this year not to bring bottles onto the footprint and using waste bins as requested. We would therefore like to thank our attendees on their support in this matter.

 

Brixton Splash is aware that last year Veolia took just 3 hours to clean-up after Notting Hill Carnival, with much of the waste being recycled and converted into useable energy[1] Therefore, we are unsure as to why cleansing for Brixton Splash had to run on so long – 3pm the next day (03.08.15) – and why recycling is refused as an option. We are also aware that cleansing for another street event, which see’s its attendee numbers reaching a quarter of a million has a waste management fee (once again with Veolia) of just £13,000. All of these questions had already been raised with the council before the carnival, however, we are yet to receive a response. We have requested a meeting with the council to discuss this and other issues and are again waiting for a response.

 

Brixton Splash is a not-for-profit organisation, every year we struggle to raise the huge finances needed to put on this wonderful community event. This year was no different. Lambeth’s fees take up the majority of our budget with waste management being the largest fee on that budget, this year the bill was over £11,000. In recognition of this wonderful community event and the benefits we provide to the local community and given that we have no real input in this particular service, we ask that Lambeth takes this service in house and meets this one cost annually for Brixton Splash, offering tangible support to the event and the community. This support would replicate the example set by the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster City Council who plan and pay for the cleansing operation for Notting Hill Carnival, where the costs run into the millions.

 

Brixton Splash Board

 

[1] http://www.publicsectorenergy.co.uk/public-engagement-communications/144-articles/news/public-engagement-communications-news/517-notting-hill-carnival-waste-converted-into-energy

 

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/notting-hill-carnival-residents-free-7642208

 

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/brixton-splash-bins-left-overflowing-with-disgusting-rubbish-hours-after-the-end-of-the-festival-10435270.htmlhttp://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/notting-hill-carnival-residents-free-7642208

 

COMPETITION – Design our new logo!

Calling all students, artists, and inspired community members!

Brixton Splash, Brixton’s very own mini carnival needs your help! In honour of our 10 year anniversary, Brixton Splash is looking for a new visual identity and needs your help. This is your festival so we want you to design our new logo! We are seeking Brixton (and its surrounding areas) residents  and workers who think they have enough creative flair to design our new logo. The logo should be legible and instantly recognisable. It must also promote the ethos and mission of Brixton Splash.

Our mission is to:

      1. To promote and celebrate Brixton

      2. To promote and celebrate African-Caribbean heritage and culture and it’s influence in the local area and beyond

      3. To promote equality and diversity through an inclusive festival that will foster understanding and harmony between people of diverse backgrounds

      4. To advance education in music, arts, heritage and culture through a festival and outreach programme, that will bring people of diverse backgrounds together for the appreciation and celebration of African-Caribbean culture and Brixton

How to Enter

The competition begins on Wednesday 15th, July 2015. Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday 02nd, September 2015. Winners will be announced via our website and social media sites and by direct contact to the winners’ email accounts. In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by judges, all entries must be:

 

  1. Submitted directly to logo@brixtonsplash.org
  2. Submitted with an application form
  3. Submitted adhering to our ‘Logo Requirements’ found below
  4. Submitted in their original source file and
  5. Submitted in high resolution

 

Logo Requirements

All judging will be done to the following criteria

  1. Creative– the designs must be striking and original.

  2. Usable – the designs must be able to work as a logo. The logo is likely to be featured on our website, our social media platforms and other mediums (stationary, pamplets, t-shirts etc). As a result, while we want the logo to be eye-catching, it must still be legible.

  3. Relevant – the designs will have relevant meaning to the Brixton Splash. The Logo must promote the mission of Brixton Splash, our mission is to:

      1. To promote and celebrate Brixton

      2. To promote and celebrate African-Caribbean heritage and culture and it’s influence in the local area and beyond

      3. promote equality and diversity by supporting community cohesion through an inclusive festival that will foster understanding and harmony between people of diverse backgrounds

      4. To advance education in music, arts, heritage and culture through a festival and outrwach programme that will bring people of diverse backgrounds together for the appreciation and celebration of African-Caribbean culture and Brixton

  1.  Colour – there are no limitations and any colours may be used. However, the logo must look good in colour (if any) or black and white.

  2.  Integrity– logos cannot contain copyrighted material. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). Logos may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published. Must be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting.

Contest Details

  1. Brixton Splash may alter, modify or revise the logo as it sees necessary to achieve the goals of the company Brixton Splash reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

  2. By submitting an entry for the competition, the entrant is medium deemed to have given consent for the entry to be published free of charge by Brixton Splash in all media, including television,print and internet, for all purposes as it wishes. Brixton Splash will own all copyrights to the design of the Brixton Splash Logo. Entrants may be required to sign additional documentation produced by Brixton Splash to evidence the assignment of copyright

 

Full competition rules and application form can be found here

Prize

The prize will be the use of the winning entry as our new logo and a goody bag (and boasting rights!)