Weekend jobs at Lambeth Libraries

Lambeth-20140716-00909Interested in working Saturdays and/or Sundays in one of Lambeth’s libraries?

There are  vacancies for:

Customer Services Assistant ACS 0502

Weekend Assistant Librarian ACS 0501

Apply by the deeadline on  Sunday 27th July 2014


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Leisure Centre to open 28th July

Cllr Jackie Meldrum with petitions

Cllr Jackie Meldrum with petitions

The great news is that West Norwood Leisure Centre is opening its doors on 28th July 2014!

The project has a long history. It only became a real possibility once residents & local Labour councillors started campaigning with MP Tessa Jowell in 2008 for West Norwood to have its own  leisure centre.

Jackie Meldrum, pictured with just some of the petition from residents, said  “It was the tremendous support from local people that led  Labour-run Lambeth council and Lambeth NHS to get together and build a joint Health & Leisure Centre. By working together we are making West Norwood a wonderful place to live. “

Vociferous opposition to the project came from the local Conservative party whose leading members still remain opposed to the Health & Leisure Centre.

The Leisure Centre is on Devane Way SE27 0DF, opposite the Knights Hill entrance to West Norwood train station . It has  a 6-lane 25m swimming pool, a 100-station gym and a dance studio/ group exercise room.  Health services are due open in September.

For details of activities at the Leisure Centre see:


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Lambeth Country Show

Lambeth-20140718-00922The 19th and 20th July weekend is the 40th Lambeth Country Show- in Brockwell Park SE24  11pm till 7pm. Free entry

From West Norwood just get on the 196 or 68 or 468 bus.

Something for everyone:  music, animals, plants, flowers, food, shopping , slides, sports, jobs, advice………… don’t miss it!




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School’s Out: Summer Holiday Activity Programme

holiday aEvery year Lambeth organises and funds a fantastic Holiday Activity Programme HAP and a Summer University SU for children and young people in the borough. The vast majority of the activities are free and HAP caters for children from 8-15 whilst the SU has courses for young people aged 11-19. Activities take place all over the borough, and the HAP includes opportunities to learn African dance, bag making and creative writing, or to go to ‘Grooveschool’, become an online journalist or an expert in the decoration of cupcakes. Summer University courses include Skiing, Soccer School, a Summer Reading Challenge and a chance to dance with Ballet Rambert.

You can download the Summer University brochure and the Holiday Activity Programme. They include details about dozens of activities, and also have a useful list of all the 1 o’clock clubs, adventure playgrounds and youth centres in Lambeth along with other provision. Have a look and publicise to young people and families you know. Register early as places may get booked up quickly.

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Stop Press: West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre

The new pool for West Norwood

The new pool for West Norwood

The West Norwood Leisure Centre which includes the swimming pool, is to open in July. The operators, GLL, have stated that they will be ready to open the leisure side of West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre on the morning of Monday July 28. The rest of the centre facilities will open over the following couple of months. See http://love.lambeth.gov.uk/west-norwood-health-and-leisure-centre-to-open-on-28-july/.

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Norwood Forum AGM -Wed 16th July

Local people with fresh ideas, perspectives & skills, as well as enthusiasm are wanted to agree priorities to help the local community – please consider putting yourself forward to join the committee or support someone you know.

The committee will be appointed at the Norwood Forum AGM on Wednesday 16th July 2014 7pm at the Old Library, Knights Hill, SE27 0HY.

Closing date for all nominations is on Wednesday 9th July 2014 the attached [ pdf] form below must be completed and posted to Norwood Forum c/o 186 Rommany Road SE27 9PT

For more information see the Norwood Forum web site http://norwoodforum.org/category/news/ or email: info@norwoodforum.org


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Julian’s Summer Fair

Lambeth-20140620-00826Saturday 28th June 12.30 to 3.30pm  Summer Fair at Julians School in Wolfington Road SE27 0JF. Bouncy castle, coffee,  steel pans, toys & cakes. Entry for adults £1. 

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