Bob Callender of SLT with the theatre plans
South London Theatre have persuaded the Heritage Lottery Fund to invest in the South London Theatre building on Norwood High Street SE27 9NS. The theatre is based in a Victorian fire station and restoration should be ready for early 2015 if all goes well . In the meantime the theatre has to raise another £250k .So to support our local theatre – become a member and see the shows http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk.
Or simply donate via http://www.justgiving.com/sltrestoration
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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For the third time developers appealed to the independent Planning Inspector after Lambeth council refused their bid to build homes on the West Norwod Tennis Club.
A hearing took place in March at which residents & Cllr Jane Pickard supported the council’s refusal.
The planning Inspector agrees with the council and has dismissed the appeal:
“the benefits of the proposed development for 52 homes would not be outweighed by the harm from loss of outdoor space and the scale of the building.”
See the Inspectors report below
Norwood Forum have a small amount of funding to sponsor local community events between now and September 2013 . They would like to hear from any local community groups planning events in West Norwood, especially during the 6 week school summer break.
If you would like to be considered please email details to email@example.com.
Pankaj outside Cleanimage
Whilst a number of new shops open in West Norwood there are many long standing businesses too.
Pankaj has been running Cleanimage dry cleaning service since 1978 at 262 Norwood Road SE27 9AJ. Open Mondays to Saturday 8.30am to 6pm with early closing on Wednesdays at 1pm.
Short term parking usually available nearby now Nat West bank is closed!
The government’s new rules on housing benefit start this month. Many families will have their housing benefit cut if they have too many bedrooms. Children aged under 10 must share a room and children of the same gender must share a room up to the age of 16. (The bedroom tax does not apply to pensioner households.)
The council has estimated over 400 families will be affected by this bedroom tax in the three Lambeth wards in the neighboourhood of Norwood (out of 3,000 affected families across the whole borough).
For advice see: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/AdviceBenefits/Benefits/BenefitsAreChanging/BigChangesHappeningToBenefits.htm
Norwood Foodbank, operating from St Lukes church on Tuesdays and Fridays, is expecting a rise in referrrals as more households struggle with rising rent, fuel and food costs. Donations of non-pershable food to the Foodbank can be made at Floral Hall 370 Norwood Road SE27 9BQ - and at St Lukes church, Knights Hill SE27 0HS Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 3pm or Sunday service 10.30am . More information at: http://norwood.foodbank.org.uk/
Gipsy Hill police station
Gipsy Hill police station at 66 Central Hill SE19 1DT has been closed to the public temporarily for many months but our local police teams are still based there. Residents have been campaigning to get Gipsy Hill police station re-opened ( see http://www.streathamguardian.co.uk/news/9943060.Growing_fears_of_police_station_closure/ )
But despite the views of local people London’s Tory mayor is now planning to close Gipsy Hill police station permanently and sell off the building. Local people will have to travel all the way to Brixton if they want to speak to a member of the police and report a crime.
Policing across London is the responsibility of the Mayor of London who has cut the number of police officers in Lambeth by 214 since 2010. Lambeth is asking for a fairer deal and 100 more police to bring the borough in line with the London average. To show your support for the campaign for 100 more police just sign the council petition at http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=329&RPID=17243862&HPID=17243862
What do you want to see at this year’s West Norwood Feast? Come along to the ’I Love FEAST’ pop-up cafe for all the information you need to get involved and meet other West Norwood community groups, organisations and local businesses. With free children’s activities.
On Sunday 3rd March 2013 10am – 4pm
The Portico Gallery 23a Knights Hill SE27 0HS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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