Crystal Palace Sports Centre
Tuesday 10th December is the first time the public are to be consulted on the plans to rebuild the Crystal Palace on its old site and refurbish Crystal Palace Sports Centre. Drop in to the family friendly Living Waters Satisfies Cafe (LWS cafe ) 46 Westow Street SE19 3AF between 2pm and 8pm.
ZhongRong Group are the developers working with Bromley Council who are responsible for the park. For details of the scheme and to sign up for email updates see: http://www.thelondoncrystalpalace.com/
The site of the old palace in Crystal Palace Park
There are a number of residents groups in the neighbourhood supporting the park. See: http://www.crystalpalacepark.org.uk/ and http://www.crystalpalacecampaign.org/
Winter weather is on its way and local Snow wardens will be helping keep our local streets clear of ice and snow .
The council is hoping to recruit an additional 100 volunteers this year and have two training/introduction sessions planned for next week. Residents take control of clearing snow from the pavement of one side of their own street or part of a street. making a safe passage for everyone – older and disabled people in particular. You get proper training in how and when to spread the grit and are given a shovel, grit and gloves. .
Snow wardens have been a great success over the past two winters especially in Norwood’s hilly streets . The council’s own gritters have hundreds of streets to clear and have to prioritise the main roads.
Existing Snow wardens will be getting a top up of grit in in time for the expected cold weather at the end of this week. If you are interested in becoming a Snow Warden email Richard at email@example.com
Join the carol singing at the playground by the Christmas tree on Streatham Common 7.30pm Wednesday 11th December. All welcome. Organised by Friends of Streatham Common who are holding their Christmas Party at the Pied Bull pub on 498 Streatham High Road SW16 3QB. Join at the door – membership £6 per year. For more information see http://streathamcommon.org/contact
Friends of Streatham Common are supporting a new organisation of local people who are aiming to manage the Common and the Rookery : Streatham Common Co-operative . For details see : http://www.sccoop.org.uk/
The South London String Orchestra has its Christmas Concert together with the Lambeth Ladies Choir at 2pm on Friday 13th December in the Chatsworth Baptist Church, Chatsworth Way SE27 9HN ( opposite B& Q on Norwood Road) . For more information see: http://www.southlondonstrings.org.uk/
This amateur day time orchestra is looking for players players from all sections; violin,viola, cello and double bass free. If you have time on Friday mornings to play in the orchestra email firstname.lastname@example.org
The view from the garden of the completed new development
Work has started on the demolition of the Cheviot Gardens older people’s housing blocks. Residents worked with Notting Hill Housing Association to design the new scheme which as well 84 new homes for older people , including 18 for ownership/sharedownership, will become a community hub for older people in the West Norwood area. The centre will provide services such as cafe, hairdresser, activity room and a room for special events. It is due to complete in 2015. For details of the planning application enter 13/03141 on http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/
For more information contact Jo Palmer at Notting Hill Housing : JPalmer@nhhg.org.uk
Sunday 1st December is the last West Norwood Feast of the year. So come along between 10am and 4pm and visit the stalls at York Hill, Chestnut Road, St Lukes Gardens and Roseberys on Knights Hill. Portico Gallery on Knights Hill has a Christmas Bazaar with dozens of stalls – something for everyone.
Look out for events in West Norwood for Small Business Saturday on 7th December.
The next West Norwood Feast will be Sunday April 6th 2014.
Come along on Monday 2nd December 1pm to 8pm to the Salvation Army Hall at 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW to meet the Mayfair500′s team and comment on their revised plans for housing and employment space on the site on Avenue Park Road at the corner of Thurlow Park Road and Tulse Hill station. Their previous planning application (ref 13/02310) was withdrawn and they are now consulting residents before submitting a new planning application.
Leona Quigley welcomes any questions in advance of Monday’s event or from anyone unable to attend. Email email@example.com or telephone 020 3435 4213.