Posts Tagged: London riots

Not much for the riot wombles at Lambeth volunteer speed dating

Last night I went to a “speed dating” event organised by Lambeth Council. Before you start to think this was some strange kind of matchmaking service for public sector singletons, I should explain. The “dates” were between locals like myself who wanted to volunteer for projects in their community, and organisations in need of volunteers…. Read more »

How can the do-gooders who turned up after the riots be turned into long-term volunteers?

This week’s rioting in cities across England has shocked the nation – but it has also prompted displays of human nature’s better side. I have experienced two such displays in the past two days in my local area, Brixton in south London, where several shops were looted and a Foot Locker store was set on… Read more »