Lib Peck visiting new leisure & health centre construction site
People in West Norwood have the chance to quiz new Lambeth Council leader, Cllr. Lib Peck on Thursday, April 18th from 7pm-8.30pm at Elmgreen School in Elmcourt Road SE27 9BZ.
Cllr Peck, who’s been leader of the council for just three months said: “ I want to get out and meet people face to face as much as possible. The success of Lambeth depends on us working together so I want to hear what people are doing locally, what they’re concerned about and how we can collaborate to make the borough even better.”
To reserve a ticket and submit a question email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7926 7758.
Doors will open at 6.30pm.
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Everyone has the chance to help choose a name for the fantastic new resource for the community of West Norwood.
West Norwood’s own leisure & health centre will include a 25m pool, 100 station gym, dance studio, meeting room , GP surgery and clinics . Building work is due to complete in just over one year’s time at the site on Devane Way – opposite West Norwood Rail station.
If you have suggestion for a name for the new centre please post it here and email by Thursday 7th February to email@example.com
Names suggested so far:
Great North Wood Centre or Hall
Meyers Centre or Hall
Plaskett Centre or Hall
Spielman Centre or Hall
Tite Centre or Hall
West Norwood Centre or Hall
West Norwood Health &Leisure Centre
West Norwood Meadows
If swings, seesaws and slides are favourites with your children, then look no further than Brockwell Park with its fantastic playground and paddling pool makeover! Located between the Tulse Hill and Arlingford Road gates, the playground offers a host of varied equipment suitable for all ages, including infant swings, regular people swings, rope climbing gyms and wooden wendy houses. The water play is slightly further south, past the duck ponds , for little ones to enjoy water play, fountains and the sandpit, with plenty of grassy space for parents and picnic blankets. But beware – the water’s cold!
And afterwards, Brockwell Park Café SE24 0NG, situated at the top of the hill is the ideal spot for a refreshments and a fantastic view. Delicious hot meals such as aubergine parmagiana or chicken risotto served with choices of roast veggies, chips or salad. Good sandwiches, great coffee, a wide range of cakes and biscuits, milkshakes and nostalgic ice cream flavours are also on offer – all at reasonable prices.
Check out Park Opening and closing times here.
Cllr Mike Smith on site
West Norwood’s Health and Leisure Centre with swimming pool, gym and dance studio gets the final go ahead. Construction work on the centre will start in the next few weeks and will be complete within two years.
The joint health and leisure centre will be built on land near the derelict Norwood Hall at the end of Devane Way facing West Norwood train station. This major investment by Labour run Lambeth Council is a huge boost to West Norwood and will encourage further private investment in the borough as well as provide much needed new facilities.
Derelict Norwood Hall
West Norwood’s 25m swimming pool, 100 station gym, dance studio & health centre passed another hurdle this week. The NHS has agreed Lambeth council’s final plans and now it is just up to the government to give the final go ahead. The new centre is to be built close to the derelict Norwood Hall on Devane Way opposite West Norwood Rail station.
The £14.2m project includes £20,000 for public art. Let us know your ideas for a painting or sculpture to complement this great new resource for West Norwood ( email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Plans for a health and leisure centre with a 100 station gym , dance studio & 25m swimming pool in West Norwood are now awaiting the last stages of approval by the NHS and Government.
Lambeth council and NHS Lambeth have agreed their final detailed proposals for the centre, on the green opposite West Norwood train station. The plans are now with NHS London and civil servants, firstly at the Department for Communities and Local Government – which has already approved the funding in principle, and then at The Treasury.
Once agreed, building work could start in the summer 2012.
Work should be completed in the next 2 months on the final details of the plans for the new leisure centre and health centre for West Norwood on land at the end of Devane Way off Knights Hill opposite West Norwood station. The new government has confirmed its support earlier this year for the funding but the Treasury has just added another step to check the project.
It is hoped that this new hurdle will not add any significant delays so construction work can start early in 2012. Work is already in underway to tackle the Japanese knotweed on the site as this weed can grown through concrete! (Building work will be starting on the nearby new primary school in October.)
Route to planned leisure & health centre
The planned leisure centre includes a 25m swimming pool, dance studio and 100 station gym with a community meeting space. The health centre will have a GP practice, clinics and dentists. There will also be a Lambeth council customer service area . For more details see:
The Norwood Hall site for the new centre
The project to build West Norwood’s leisure centre, health centre and customer contact point on the Norwood Hall site , opposite West Norwood station, is progressing. Final agreement between the council, NHS & the government is expected in September 2011 with building work starting before Christmas 2011.
Plans were on display at Norwood Expo community event in Elmgreen School on 5th March.
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Community groups and teams from the council will all be at the special community event on Saturday 5th March. Drop in between 11am and 4pm to meet the people making things happen in West Norwood.
- Do you want to see the plans for our new swimming pool and health centre?
- Are you interested in the new Julian’s primary school in Wolfington Road?
- Would you like to speak to the engineers who design our parking and traffic calming schemes?
- How about a tour around the fantastic new Elmgreen secondary school building?
- Do you want to know about local activities for children and teenagers?
- Have you an hour to spare on 5th March?
Drop in to Elmgreen School in Elmcourt Road SE27 9BZ between 11am & 4pm to the see what’s happening in your neighbourhood. There will be 50 stalls ,workshops and music performances on the day. Refreshments will be on sale.
For details contact Charlotte Fletcher email@example.com .
Download NORWOOD EXPO POSTER 2011
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Lambeth Council must make £42 million in savings by April 2012 and £79 million by April 2014. This means that for every pound the council currently spends there will be only 87p next year and 75p in three years time. To contribute to the discussion on the budget setting for the next 3 years why not have have a go at the budget simulator on the council web site:
Filed under Arts, Education, Health, Housing, Labour Councillors, Lambeth Council, Leisure, Parking, Parks, Schools, Swimming Pool, Traffic, Transport