Library-Cinema opens 10am Friday!

Our library is closed this week to prepare for opening over the road in Norwood High Street SE27 9JU on Friday 9th November from 10am and will be sharing the building with a 4 screen Picturehouse cinema & cafe.

This Lambeth library will be operate 54 hours a week and be open every day.  Library times are:  Mondays 1pm to 8pm; Tuesdays 10am to 8pm; Wednesdays 10am to 6pm; Thursdays 10am to 8pm; Fridays 10am to 6pm; Saturdays 10am to 6pm; Sundays 1pm to 5pm.

Our library will have 35,000 books, free IT facilities with Wifi and over 30 computers to use, a special children’s area, study space, full time library staff, regular activities for all ages and much more.

The West Norwood Library & Picturehouse building is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift and 3 disabled parking bays. Every screen will have an infrared system to play audio-described tracks (when provided by the film’s distributor) through hprovided headphones.

Children’s area in new Library

Cllr Sonia Winifred ( pictured) says: “I’m delighted that the West Norwood Library & Picturehouse is opening 9th November. It’s taken a little longer than we had hoped but now it’s ready for all to enjoy. I am sure it will soon become central to West Norwood’s community life.”

For details of the cinema programme see: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/West_Norwood#this-week. Opening films are Widows (15)  and Wildlife (12A) . Standard adult tickets £11.10 to £14.10 . Members get discounts and there is still time to sign up as a Founder Member.

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Community fun day

Peter Day, pastor at Lansdowne Church,  invites everyone to Community Day at Lansdowne Hill SE27 0AR this Saturday 3rd November 11am to 3pm.

A warm welcome and crafts, refreshments, face painting, toys, health checks and more  – everything free.
See: https://www.facebook.com/lansdownechurch/

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More leaks

For several weeks clean water has been running out of the road where Norwood Road meets Robson Road. Eventually Thames Water started the repair on 29th October and say its due to be completed on Friday 2ndNovember. In the meantime traffic cannot turn right out of Robson Road onto Norwood Road and nor can traffic turn right into Robson Road from Knights Hill.

Water is also leaking out of Norwood Road at the junction of Avenue Park Road since the summer. Councillors have chased up Thames Water several times – the repair will involve a road closure and be carried out at night ( ref 5011 577 836)  – but no repair date has been set yet.
It is clear that despite the fine imposed by OFWAT this summer Thames Water are still struggling to reduce leaks:  https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/pn34-18-ofwat-confirms-package-payments-penalties-thames-water-following-leakage-failures/

With winter coming there will be more leaks and more icy trips & slips. Leaks can be reported 24/7 on 0800 714 614 or use the Thames Water online form: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/help-and-advice/Report-a-problem/Report-a-problem

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Fireworks at Brockwell Park

Saturday 3rd November is Firework night at Brockwell Park SE24 9BJ . Open 5pm to 9pm. Fun fair & food & drink village. Childrens Show 5.45pm and Heart will present its Time Tunnel show about 8pm. Run by private operator – book your tickets online :

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lambeth-fireworks-2018-tickets-48476915760   £10.66 for adults £5.48 for children £31.38 for a family.

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Black History Month 2018

Cllr. Winifred

October is Black History month and Lambeth council has partnered with the Black Cultural Archives to deliver a fantastic programme of more than 50 events – something for all ages and al tastes. Most activities are free but some have to be booked in advance.

See our events section on this web site for local events in Norwood – mainly  in school half term week . For the full programme  get a free copy of the booklet from the library or check it out online:

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-libraries/libraries/black-history-month  @BHMLambeth @BCAheritage

Cllr Sonia Winifred is pictured by one of Alvin Kofi’s Rooted installations in the town hall – part of Brixton Design Trail during 2018 London Design Festival.  http://www.kofiarts.com/   https://www.brixtondesigntrail.com/

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London Open House 2018

Cheviot Gardens

The weekend of 22nd  & 23rd September is London Open House – a chance to visit great architecture for free throughout London. In West Norwood we can visit:

Saturday

Cheviot Gardens 36 Cheviot Rd SE27 0SU 1pm to 5pm

36 St Faith’s Road SE21 8JD 10am to 5pm. Tours on the  hour 11am to 4pm

The Clockworks 6 Nettlefold Place, SE27 0JW 10am to 6pm . Hourly tours

West Norwood Cemetery Norwood High Street SE27 9JU 1pm to 5pm  Tours at 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm meet inside main cemetery gate

Sunday

South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, SE24 9AQ 1pm-to-5pm

Crystal Palace Subway Crystal Palace Parade SE19 1LG 10am to 5pm

For details of 100’s of buildings across London open for Open House  see: https://openhouselondon.org.uk/

Or download the free app for i-phones or Android

Or pick up a booklet in the library

Twitter: @openhouselondon

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Latest 315 bus diversions

Thames Water are shutting a small section of Canterbury Grove for a few days starting Thursday 13th September. The road closure means a diversion for traffic including the 315 bus.

The delayed road resurfacing works for Royal Circus are due  Thursday 27th September for 2 days. The 315 bus will be diverted between 8am and 5pm.

When these roads are closed the 315 bus will be diverted up Knights Hill along Crown Lane and down Leigham Court Road.

See our earlier post 8/8/18

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