Tennis club redevelopment

Cllr Pickard at the Tennis Club gates

Cllr Pickard at the Tennis Club gates

Developers want to build 32 new homes on the Tennis Club site at the corner of Cheviot Road & Knights Hill SE27 0SR. Due to the lack of open space and sports facilities locally –  Lambeth’s planning rules mean the tennis club must be retained as part of the new build.

More details of the management arrangements for the proposed new tennis club are now available on the council Planning database – quote ref  16/01650 at https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/ . 500-700 paying members are anticipated with courts open 10am to 9pm. A gym, squash courts & sports hall are also part of the plans.

Lambeth’s Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday 21st March 7pm at the Karibu Centre, Gresham Road SW9 7PH to make the final decision.

See our posts on 15/4/16 , 22/7/15 and earlier.

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It’s always midday.. or midnight

snipimage2Our local clock on St Luke’s tower, and key local landmark,  is always set at just about 12 o’clock. There is a campaign to raise £37k to get this Vulliamy clock, dating back to 1827, working again.

Trusts have donated most of the money required and only another £8k is needed to start the works. To help get the clock working again please donate what you can through : https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stlukesclock

For more details on the history  of the clock and restoration project see:  http://synchronome.org.uk/stlukes.pdf

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London Policing Plan 2017 – 2021

Sadiq Khan is consulting on the new draft policing plan for London  with plans to crack down on knife crime and improve victims services. Our London  Mayor is proposing three new London-wide commitments:

  • keeping children and young people safe
  • tackling violence against women and girls
  • and standing together against extremism, hatred and intolerance

To have a say on this draft plan: go to the consultation website.

Deadline for comments is Thursday 2nd March 2017

At  a time when government is cutting public sector budgets  the London Metropolitan police are having to make considerable savings. £600m efficiency savings have been made since 2019 and the government requires a further £400m savings by 2020.

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Local GP retires

The Norwood Surgery

The Norwood Surgery

Dr Fernandes will be retiring from his GP practice on Norwood Road SE27 2DJ and selling the premises.

The London Primary Care team at NHS England will be meeting Dr Fernandes patients next month to answer questions and explain what is happening about moving patients to neighbouring GP practices.

There is a petition to sign opposing the loss of a local GP practice, in Ardashj chemist, next door. Our MP Helen Hayes has written to Simon Stevens , who runs NHS England.

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Meeting with Southern Rail 22nd February

Cllrs Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred campaigning

Cllrs Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred campaigning

Norwood Action Group have invited representatives of Southern Rail & Travelwatch to a public meeting on  Wed 22nd February at 7pm in the  Salvation Army Hall, 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW.

This will be a great opportunity to hear directly from Southern Rail and ask questions about their plans to improve train services .

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Leigham Vale burst water main

wp_20170107_10_39_51_proThames water are relining the water main under Leigham Vale after it burst in December and January . The works are expected to be completed towards the May 2017. Road diversions will continue whilst  Leigham Vale remains closed for the next few months.

Thames Water will be working Monday to Saturday and Sunday mornings to get this major piece of work done. To find out more you can drop in to Hitherfield Baptist Church, Hitherfield Road  SW16 2LN to meet representative of Thames Water on Thursday 16th February between 12.30 to 7.30.

Or phone Thames Water on 0800 316 9800  selection 1 quoting ref: BB 210376.

Local councillors & Streatham MP Chuka Umunna took Steve Robertson, Chief Executive of Thames Water on a walkabout of the houses flooded in December and demanded action to prevent houses flooding in future.  Our local MP Helen Hayes will be meeting Thames Water next month to discuss a wide range of water-related issues and the number of serious leaks this winter.

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Thurlow Park Road accident

image002On Wednesday 25th January at 7.15am a young woman was involved in a traffic collision on Thurlow Park Road near Birkbeck Hill SE21 8JS not far from the Tulse Hill one –way system.

She was taken to hospital by air ambulance but tragically died the following day.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to speak to  anyone who witnessed the collision who has any information. Please call 020 8543 5157 or send a twitter message to @MetCC.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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