Save our trees

Cllr Jackie Meldrum watering a tree

Hundreds of young trees were planted in our streets, estates & parks in the last couple of years. These trees need our help if they are to survive the 2018 drought.

If you live near a new tree please help water it when you can. The best time to water is early morning or late evening into the plastic watering tube at the base.

The council’s new-tree contractor has doubled the usual amount of water  – to the equivalent of 3 watering cans a week. The trees  need more in this hot dry summer!

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Holiday activities

Cllr Jane Pickard with summer booklets

School holidays start this week for the summer. Young Lambeth Co- op  has produced a booklet with a wide range of fun  & educational activities for children and young people in Lambeth.

Pick up a copy in libraries or go on line: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/summer-activities-2018

Young Lambeth  Co op is a membership organisation involving young people to decide on services for young people in Lambeth. To find out more see: http://www.younglambethcoop.co.uk/about-us/what-is-the-ylc

Cllr Jane Pickard is deputy cabinet member for young people. She says “ Despite losing more than half of the money we receive from the Government for day-to-day services, Lambeth has managed to keep open the vast majority of its youth clubs and adventure playgrounds.”

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Leigham Court Road burst

Another Thames Water main burst on Wednesday afternoon by St Peters Church on Leigham Court Rod SW16 2SD . Water gushed down to Valley Road  lifting up the road surface in places and causing traffic chaos locally.

Broxholm Road & Glennie Road were cut off to through traffic putting pressure on Knollys Road & Canterbury Grove during the evening rush.  417 and 315 buses are diverted. For details see:   https://www.trafficdelays.co.uk/london-buses/

Thames Water has been fined £120m by OFWAT for the excessive number of leaks. All its water rates customers payers will get a refund of about £15 in 2019/20 : https://corporate.thameswater.co.uk/Media/News-releases/Thames-Water-reaches-agreement-with-Ofwat-on-rebate-to-customers

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Solar power to West Norwood

Our local Norwood School &  Repowering London are starting a community solar power project. To find out more come along to a meeting on Wednesday 18th July 7pm to 8.30pm at The Norwood School, Crowndale SE19 3NY.

All profits from the scheme go straight to the community who get to choose how the money is spent. Norwood’s young people will also benefit from training opportunities.

For details contact : zaira.rasool@repowering.org.uk

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Country Show 21st and 22nd July

Queuing to see the vegetable sculptures

Now is the time to start thinking about your day out to this year’s Country Show 12noon to 8pm over the weekend  21st & 22nd July at Brockwell Park SE24 . Bring friends & family too.

The Main stage  & Village Green host a wide range of musicians– something for everyone. And there are numerous other activities , entertainments, animals, food & drink and of course show piece entertainments at the Arena.

Why not enter some of the free competitions? Can you carve vegetables? Bake  a cake? Grow flowers? Knit? The traditional & highly popular flower show has 83 competition classes! The Scarecrow competition is free to enter with a chance to win £100 first prize…

Last Years’s winning veg sculpture

Apply online by 14th July: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/getinvolved/

The Country Show changes a bit ever year. This year safety measures include searches at the 2 entry points (Herne Hill & Lido)  so the show area has to be fenced within the park.  Come early to avoid queues. Last entry 6.30pm. Entry remains free and unticketed.

To get to the Country Show  please walk, cycle or travel by public transport ( 68 or 196 bus from West Norwood) . The only parking is for Blue Badge holders who apply in advance.

http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/

@lblcountryshow

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South London Theatre re-opening

South London Theatre is celebrating its return to The Old Fire Station at 2A Norwood High Street SE27 9AS   with a series of free tours & workshops for adults & children on afternoon of Saturday 30th June and Sunday 10.30am to 5pm  this weekend . See for details & booking: https://sltfirestation.org/celebrate

Support our local community theatre by booking seats for the SLT productions. Tickets £12   http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/whats-on/

The new theatre also has several rooms available for hire – email Cassie@sltfirestation.org.

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West Norwood Cemetery Open Day – Sunday 1st July

West Norwood Cemetery is hosting an ‘Open Day’ this Sunday for people to
come and experience a fantastic array of free workshops, activities and
walking tours to discover more about this wonderful historic site.

Lambeth’s Heritage Lottery Fund Bid Project Team, Friends of West Norwood
Cemetery and Lambeth Bereavement Services will be on hand to answer
questions and talk about the proposed improvements to the cemetery.

The next stage of the £240k bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund is August 2018
– for more information or comments please email norwoodhlf@lambeth.gov.uk.

Also see:
https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/west-norwood-cem
etery-secures-national-lottery-investment

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