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Cinema plans

Cinema designThe council has been working on  plans with City Screen , who run independent cinemas including Clapham Picture House, for a possible cinema in the Nettlefold Hall / Library Centre – beside the cemetery entrance.

Friends of West Norwood Library have arranged  to give local people  a chance to see and comment on the plans at an early stage.

Just drop in to The Old Library, 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY on Saturday 20th October between 1pm and 4pm

The Nettlefold Hall / Library Centre has been closed after thieves stole the copper roof in June 2011. The latest plans are that   West Norwood Library goes  back into the Nettlefold and shares the space with a  4 screen cinema,  café and bar.

For detail see: http://www.facebook.com/FOWNL

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October is Black History Month

Lambeth has a great programme of events  see brochure for details here.

In West Norwood we have storytelling during half-term week on  Monday  29th  October at 2.30pm and on Wednesday 31st October at 3.30pm in West Norwood Library 14 Knights Hill SE27 0HY. All children and families welcome . Free entry.

And a Hip Hop history  by Rashid Nix on the evening of Wednesday 31st October at 6pm in West Norwood Library.

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Old Library Centre

West Norwood’s temporary library at 16 knights Hill SE27 0HY will be open again on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons . (The opening hours were reduced over the summer due to activity programmes in the Old Library Centre for young people.)

From Monday 3rd September the library opening  hours are :

  • Monday 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday 10am to 8pm
  • Thursday 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday closed

Telephone 020 7926 8092

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WestNorwoodLibrary

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Library Summer Hours

Library Summer HoursThe opening hours for the temporary West Norwood Library have changed for the summer to give more space for the programme of  summer activities for young people.

Until Friday 24th August the library open hours are:

Mon 10am to 5pm

Tues,Wed,Thurs andFri  10am to 12.30pm

Saturday 10am to 5pm

Plans are being developed to move the library back to the Nettlefold Hall building asap.

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Future of West Norwood Library

Mike Smith at Children's Library in Nettlefold Hall

Mike Smith at Children’s Library in Nettlefold Hall

There has been a great response to the  council’s consultation on the future of the borough’s libraries  – and West Norwood library in particular where local people & ward councillors want to see the library back in the Nettlefold Hall building on Norwood High Street ( beside the cemetery ) as soon as possible. One of the outcomes of the consultation is that an independent cinema company is showing interest in getting involved.

A local Independent Cinema

Greenwich Picture House – A local Independent Cinema

Everyone in West Norwood is keen to see the shopping centre improved and have more places to go out in the evenings. A cinema, perhaps including  a café/bar, could make a big difference to West Norwood . We already have  the new swimming pool  under construction – would you  welcome a cinema in part of the Nettlefold Hall building as part of  more changes to West Norwood?  To let local councillors have you views please email  Cllr Mike Smith    {msmith10@lambeth.gov.uk}

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Temporary library moves again

Jane Pickard at The Old Library  opposite St Luke’s

Jane Pickard at The Old Library opposite St Luke’s

Whilst the main library remain close for repairs the  temporary library is  moving  on Thursday 1st March to The Old Library at Knights Hill SE27 0HY and will now be open on Saturdays.

At least for the next month the opening hours will be:

  • Monday 10am to 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 10am to 12.30pm
  • Saturday 10am to 5pm.

More information on the council’s borough-wide libraries consultation on the future of libraries and an online survey form are available here.

Local residents supporting the re-opening of West Norwood Library .

Local residents supporting the re-opening of West Norwood Library .

The council has also organised  public meetings on the library proposals – all welcome :

at  6pm on Thursday 8th March at Elmgreen School, Elm Court Road SE27 9BZ, near Tulse Hill station,

at  The Old Library, Knights Hill  SE27 0HY at 7pm on   Wednesday 21st March

Local residents supporting the re-opening of West Norwood Library .

at The Old Library Knights Hill SE27 0HY  at   10am  on Thursday 29 March.

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Library consultation

Local councillors at the library building

Local councillors at the library

Your local councillors want a fully functioning library service for West Norwood. Our local library has long been at the centre of the community and a place to borrow books, hold meetings & social events or look up planning applications, to see friends, study, or even take a class or see a show.

Last year’s theft of the copper roof at West Norwood Library caused a great deal of damage and, to make matters worse, the subsequent discovery of asbestos has resulted in more delays and expense. The council is now awaiting detailed costs of the work to put this right. It will then have to identify funding for what could be extensive and expensive repairs.

Extensive repairs needed

Extensive Repairs Needed

In this current squeeze on council finances a creative and flexible approach will be needed to maintain West
Norwood’s Library services as with all services across Lambeth.

From now until 20th April, the council is holding a borough-wide consultation on the proposals for the future of the library service.

For details of those proposals & consultation see: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/CouncilDemocracy/Consultations/ACSConsultations/LibrariesConsultation.htm

For  National Libraries Day local groups have organised an event to support the re-opening of the library – this Saturday 4th February at 2pm outside West Norwood Library.

There will be a public meeting on the evening of Thursday 8th March at Elmgreen School, Elm Court Road, SE27 9BZ ( 6pm for 6.30pm start) as part of the council consultation.

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