Primary school offer day

Cllr Meldrum visiting a primary class

Cllr Meldrum visiting a primary class

Every child, whose reception place application was on time, has been offered a place in a primary school in the borough. Almost 90% received their first or second preference place.  This is great news for thousands of Lambeth families today.

For details see:

Any children born  between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 without  a place can make a late application. See:

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Woodvale shops

Lambeth-20140412-00560Work is due to start this month on building 6 new homes and a shop on the site of  the derelict shops in Woodvale Walk.

For details of the plans quote 07/01101 on Lambeth Planning portal .

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Streatham Kite Day

Fly  a kite at Streatham Common on Sunday 6th April – its the annual Streatham Kite Day  11am to 5pm  . For details see:

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Sponsor Crystal Palace Festival

Organisers of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival are calling for sponsors to make this year’s music and arts festival the best yet. The free festival will be held at venues across Crystal Palace and the Upper Norwood Triangle on 26 – 29 June 2014 and feature live bands, performing arts, stalls and many more fun attractions for all the family to enjoy.

Last year more than 6,000 people flocked to Crystal Palace to attend the festival, which is now in its eighth year and organised by a team of community-loving volunteers.

Companies and individuals are being invited to support and sponsor the festival to help cover various costs, including festival infrastructure and marketing.  To find out more call Noreen Meehan on 07725 057 453, email, or visit

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History of West Norwood

The Norwood Society holds local history meetings at  The Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ every third Thursday of the month  at 7.30. Free entry and all welcome – donations requested for refreshments!

For futher details contact Barbara & Alun Thomas on

The 2014 programme of talks is:

March 20th 2014 West Norwood Cemetery.
Colin Fenn of Friends of West Norwood Cemetery will introduce the history of the cemetery, some of the people buried there and the magnificent monuments to be seen within.

April 17th 2014 The Crystal Palace
Phillip Emery of the Crystal Palace Foundation will share with us his comprehensive knowledge of the building that shaped our community in the nineteenth century.

May 15th 2014 West Norwood – a place of change
Norwood Society member, Alun Thomas will talk about the historical development of the centre of West Norwood over time including some of the businesses there.

June 19th 2014 The Concrete Church & the Bevingtons
Norwood Society Chairman, Richard Lines will introduce us to this pioneering building in Waldegrave Road and the closely connected Bevington family who are also associated with Bermondsey.

September 18th 2014 Local War Memorials
As part of our contribution to Lambeth’s Heritage Month and the theme of W.W.1., Norwood Society member Jerry Green will introduce us to the memorials of the area and some of the people who are remembered on them.

October 16th 2014 From Fire Station to Theatre
Bob Callender of the South London Theatre Centre will relate the history of West Norwood’s old fire station, the fire service and the transformation in to the Theatre Centre.

November 20th 2014 Lambeth’s Archives
Zoe Darani, archivist, from Lambeth Archives will introduce us to the vast wealth of material about Norwood and the Borough of Lambeth which are held in the Archives.

December 18th 2014 Party Night
Join us to celebrate the last year’s meetings and a chance to revisit some of the items of interest in early copies of the Norwood Review.

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Crown Point community

Crown communityCome to the launch of a new community group of people living in Holderness Estate, Furneaux Avenue, Tivoli Road, Crowndale & Knights Hill  area  on
Saturday 29th March at 10.30am to 1pm in Hook Community Hub , Holderness Way SE27 0EN . Refreshments, bouncy castle, sports , crafts & more.

Bring a neighbour and your ideas – cooking workshops · school holiday activities · children’s drama   ·  community gardens.

For details email:

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New flats proposed in West Norwood

snookerDevelopers propose to demolish the snooker club & offices above Iceland at 348-352 Norwood Road SE27 9AA and rebuild as 5 three bedroom  and 4 two bedroom maisonettes. The shop will remain.

To see the plans input ref 14/ 00782 on Lambeth’s council planning applications database: Email any comments to quoting ref 14/ 00782

A decision is due by early April.

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