4ALL Community Autumn Fair

FairA great friendly community event on Saturday 20th September 2pm to 5 pm at All Saints Church in Lovelace Road SE21 8JY ( near Rosendale Road primary school ). Meet local groups and charities, buy the work of local craftspeople and enjoy music performed by local schools. And lots of fun for children ­– fire engine ­– bike repairs – clown workshop ­– jazz band ­– tea + cakes – BBQ ­– raffle.

4ALL runs two after-school clubs for young people living on local estates and, for older people, a lively community choir and a low-cost exercise class.

For more information call 07432 118 859 or email info@4-all.org.uk

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Library of Things

James at The Old Library

James at The Old Library

Have you ever wanted to borrow something for a few days rather than buy? Then try West Norwood’s Library of Things.

Its free to borrow things for 7 or 10 days. To join you just have to donate something useful to the library – things like tools, kitchen mixers, tea urns, easels, sewing machines, protective clothing, camping stuff, suitcases , wellies, beach gear, BBQs, sports rackets, toys…

For the moment the Library of Things is based in The Old Library building at 14 Knights Hill SE27 on Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

To get in touch email : libraryoft@gmail.com or see: www.theopenworks.org/library-of-things

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Plans to replace tyre shop site

Tyre shop at 339 Norwood Road

Tyre shop at 339 Norwood Road

Developers are planning to replace the tyre shop and neighbouring house on the corner of Thurlow Park Road and Norwood Road near Tulse Hill station.  The plans are for mixed tenure new homes in a 4 storey block of 28 flats. Planning application 14/04151 was submitted for 10 x 1 bedroom homes, 12 x 2 bedroom homes and 6 x 3 bedroom homes after a public consultation event at the Salvation Army Hall on 1st July. To see the details use the Lambeth Planning portal:  www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications-and-policies/viewing-current-planning.

Proposed new homes

Proposed new homes

 

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Dog Show

Practising for the dog show

Practising for the dog show

Show off your dog at the Norwood Park dog show on Saturday 20th September. Fancy dress this year is Hollywoof – dress as a film or tv celebrity! If your dog won’t dress up how about: cutest puppy, golden oldie, best trick, luckiest rescue, best in show? Just be there at 12noon to enter your dog – £1. All welcome to see the show starting at 1pm. Bouncy castle and other attractions.

For details see http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk

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Applying to secondary school

sec schools 2015-16Families with children born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004 or in Year 6 during between Sept 2014 to July 2015 academic year will be starting the new school term by visiting secondary schools over the next few weeks. The council’s Secondary Schools in Lambeth 2015/16 booklet is packed with information . Read a copy online at http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/apply-for-secondary-school-place-for-201516

On Monday 15th September there is a meeting 6pm to 7pm at Julian’s Primary School ,16 Wolfington Road SE27 0JF for families applying for a secondary school place in the 2015/16 school year and the chance to ask questions about the process.

Applications must be made by Friday 31st October at the latest. And many schools ask for a Supplementary Information Form that must get to the school by Friday 17th or Friday 24th October – depending on the specific school .

Each school has a range of open sessions during the school day and evenings or weekends for families to visit. Full details are in the Secondary Schools in Lambeth 2014/15 booklet. The first open sessions at our local schools are :

  • Bishop Thomas Grant – Monday 15th September
  • City Heights Academy – Thursday 18th September
  • Dunraven – Tuesday 16th September
  • The Elmgreen – Tuesday 23rd September
  • The Norwood School – Monday 15th September
  • St Martin in the Fields – Thursday 18th September

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Church rebuild on Elder Road

Proposed new church

Proposed new church

The World Wide Mission Fellowship want to replace their current 1897 building at 61 Elder Road SE27 9NB. However the plans for a new church building (planning application 13/05368) were rejected by the council in April 2014 due to the impact on parking, road safety & buses.

The church has asked the independent Planning Inspector to reconsider this decision. The Inspector welcomes written comments from the public. These must be received by Wednesday 10th September using ref APP/N5660/A/14/2223025 and can be submitted online: www.planningportal.gov.uk/planning/appeals/online/comment

The detailed plans can be seen via the Lambeth Planning Portal: http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/

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Lambeth Heritage festival

 

Jackie Meldrum with Heritage Festival booklet

Jackie Meldrum with Heritage Festival booklet

Lambeth Archives, together with the Lambeth Local History Forum, are holding a month long heritage festival this September – a rich mix of mainly free events taking place all around the borough – with a focus on the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.

See our event pages for Norwood events . More details at http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-libraries/libraries/heritage-festival or pick up a Heritage Festival booklet in the library.

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