About Us

What is LJAG?

The Loughborough Junction Action Group (LJAG) is a volunteer-led charity that works to improve the environment of Loughborough Junction and the lives of the people who live and work here.

It was formed in 2008 following the suspected homophobic murder of a young man, Andrew Pratt, in Southwell Road. Local residents in the road and surrounding streets came together to do something positive for their neighbourhood which they felt had been neglected for too long.

LJAG has a mission to make Loughborough Junction a great place to live and work. LJAG works to achieve this through its projects which focus on community events, skill-sharing, greening and place-making. LJAG works to build a strong civic society in Loughborough Junction and has a record of involving volunteers across a diverse neighbourhood.

LJAG’s fundraising activities have brought £330,000 into the Loughborough Junction community and we have been instremental in attracting over £3 million of public investment into the area.

Over ten years LJAG has delivered art projecs which have improved a pedestrian alleyway under a railway bridge, run two street photography projects, launched an augmented reality app linked to the history of World War One, run community events, including four street parties, health events, a community festival, run cycle maintance classes, craft workshops, a mapping project, installed street planters and run community planting days. We have worked with Lambeth council on the production of the Loughborough Junction Plan and on public realm improvements and facilitated monthly neighbourhood planning forum meetings.

LJAG runs the Loughborough Farm, a successful community food growing project, where volunteers come together on Saturdays and Tuesday to grow vegetables and to socialise.  The Loughborough Farm also has a successful outreach programme on two council estates and at a local youth centre.  The Loughborough Farm runs a community cafe which is open three days a week, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for lunch with guest chefs from the community invited to cook.

Read our 2016-2017 Annual Report.