West Norwood Library

Old Library Centre SE27 0HY

The lending library based at 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY is temporarily closed between 2nd and 25tH October for refurbishment & redecoration of the Old Library Centre managed by local charity The Rathbone Society.

Until the library re-opens on Thursday 26th October please return & borrow books from one of Lambeth’ other libraries.

Black History events during October have moved to Upper Norwood Library at 39 Westow Hill SE19 1TJ.

The West Norwood library will be moving into the joint Library –Cinema building on Norwood High Street SE27 9JX in the new year 2018. It will then have all the facilities as one of Lambeth’s town centre libraries.

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Murder in West Norwood

Detectives investigating the murder of Jude Gayle from stab injuries in West Norwood on 24 September have charged a man from Dunelm Grove He appeared in Bromley Magistrates court on 30th September.

If anyone has any information please call : the Homicide and Major Crime Command on 020 8721 4961 or via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, recently launched a plan to tackle rising knife crime in London.

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KFC challenges Lambeth planning refusal

KFC has many loyal customers

Kentucky  Fried Chicken (KFC)  want to have a restaurant & take away in West Norwood at  489 -491 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ. However the council refused KFC planning permission and KFC have now appealed the council’s refusal.

Lambeth refuses planning permission for any new hot food takeaway within 400 metres or 10 minutes walking of a school. To date only one similar refusal has been over turned by the independent Planning Inspector – on condition the opening hours were from 5pm. KFC want to open 10.30am to 3am on Saturdays and 11am to 1am on Sundays. Weekday hours are not indicated but KFC say they will employ 35 staff so they would have extensive opening times.

Details of the appeal documents are on Lambeth planning portal if you use reference  17/01574  at https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application

Many people have strong views about KFC either way.  If you want to  comment for or against the appeal ( make a representation)  quote ref 3178462 by 4th Oct 2017 at :  https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/myportal/

See our earlier posts 17/8/17 and 2/5/17

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Register to vote

Letters from Lambeth council are going out to every household in the borough about the electoral register. If there are no change to the people listed it’s still important to confirm the details –easiest online or by text using the security codes in your letter. If you don’t confirm the names will come off the register after a while. People who are British, European, Commonwealth or Irish citizens are entitled to register to vote. Being on the electoral register also helps getting credit eg a credit card.

Any people new to the property or reaching age 17 must register individually – the easiest way is online at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

You can register to by post – but this is a slower two stage process.

The government has tightened up the rules making it harder for many people in Lambeth – especially those who move house a lot. This year a million people only just registered in time to vote in the general election in June. Many left it too late.

See our earlier post 15/5/17

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Open House 16th & 17th September

Clock Museum

This coming weekend is a great opportunity to visit, for free,  buildings & places, most not normally open to the public, across London.

In West Norwood we have our Clock Museum at 6 Nettlefold Place, SE27 0JW on Saturday 11am to 6pm – tours every hour. And 90 minute tour of  the cemetery  on Saturday 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm – meet at main gate  on Norwood High Street SE27 9JU

See details of over 800 of sites and download the  app from https://openhouselondon.org.uk/

@OpenHouseLondon

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Closure of SE27 sorting office

 

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Local people at the protest in April

To support the local campaign to keep the Royal Mail sorting office & parcel pick up point for SE27 in SE27 please join Helen Hayes at a protest this Saturday 9th September – at 2.30pm outside 4 Windsor Grove SE27 9LS.

This is our last chance, following on our petition and protest in April, to tell Royal Mail we want to keep the SE27 sorting office local and in SE27! Royal Mail are due to make a final decision this month on whether to move the SE27 sorting office to Blenheim Road SE20 8AA 19 near Penge.

See our earlier posts 3/3/17 & 7/4/17

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KFC refused planning permission

489 -491 Norwood Road

To help promote healthy eating the council has turned down KFC’s planning application to turn disused premises at 489-491 Norwood Rd SE27 9DJ (next to Adarshi Pharmacy) into a restaurant & take away.

Lambeth has a policy of refusing planning permission for any new hot food takeaway within 400 metres or 10 minutes walking of a school. Three such applications have been refused in Norwood & four elsewhere in the borough. To date only one decision has been over turned by the independent Planning Inspector – on condition the opening hours were from 5pm.

For more details see our earlier post 2/5/17 or use ref 17/01574 at Lambeth Planning Portal.

Lots of information online about fast food eg : Daily Mail

The NHS says 13 year olds need about 2300 nutritional calories a day. [See: NHS site]

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