Improve our West Norwood streets

The council has proposed ideas to improve our streets in all 3 West Norwood wards ( Gipsy Hill , Knights Hill & Thurlow Park) . To comment go on line to:

Or come along to the Salvation Army Hall at 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW on Saturday 24th March between 12noon and 3pm , or to Kingswood Primary School, 188 Gipsy Road SE27 9RD  between 1pm and 4pm.

The ideas include: controlling traffic in Glennie & Broxholm Roads, traffic calming on Auckland Hill, road humps on Robson Road. Please suggest other projects too!

Deadline for comments is Friday 6th April.


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West Norwood Feast is back Easter weekend

West Norwood Feast last April

The first Feast Day in 2018 is 1st April – Easter Sunday. From April to December the first Sunday of every month is a West Norwood Feast markets day-  run by volunteers.

Markets & activities are at Artisans’ Market (Chatsworth Way SE24 9HR), Food Fair (in the garden of St Luke’s church SE27 0DT), Retro Village (Rosebery’s  74-76 Knight’s Hill SE27 0JD), Family Hub (outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF) and Fresh & Green (along Norwood Road from the corner of York Hill SE27 9AF).  And lots of free musical entertainments too!!

For details see:

And if you haven’t taken a  cemetery guided tour yet –  its  2.30pm on 1st April – meet at the main gate. [ ]

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Plans for new flats in our town centre

Site today at Waylett Place

Developers have submitted a formal planning application for 51 new homes and a new office block off Lansdowne Hill to replace the derelict ex-laundry building. The plans show the housing block as 6-7 storeys high and the office block as 4 storeys. There are 5 parking spaces. And two new stepped footpaths into York Hill estate. The new scheme includes 20% affordable housing: five 3-bedroom homes at social rent and four 1or2-bedroom homes at intermediate rent.

New flats seen from York Hill Estate

To comment on these plans use ref 18/00580 at  Lambeth Planning portal.

See our earlier post 26/10/17.

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Dog free park?

Our park covered in snow

The council is proposing some changes to the park  beside the leisure centre: fencing off the children’s play area to keep out dogs, bringing back meadow flower beds and a new shrub flower bed.

Drop in on Thursday 22nd March between 3pm and 6pm to the community room at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre  SE27 0DF to have your say or before the deadline of Friday 6th April  go online  at:

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West Norwood Gateway Garden

A new community garden will be built on Sunday 18th March ( snowed off on Saturday!)  between 10.30am and 2pm on corner of Chapel Road & Knights Hill SE27 0TL

All help welcome

The new West Norwood Gateway Garden, under the Community Freshview scheme, will replace a long standing eyesore popular with flytippers. The garden is designed by local resident and garden designer Tessa Parikian.  A team of volunteers from the neighbourhood and local businesses via the Station to Station Business Improvement District are supporting the project.

For details check out the “Greening West Norwood” facebook group at

If you and you neighbours are interested in a Community Freshview day for your street find out more about by phoning 020 7926 0524 or email


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Local copy shop in marathon challenge

West Norwood’s own copy shop is a social enterprise charity run by SRA at 45 Knights Hill SE27 0HS. Check out their prices for invitations, business cards and flyers.

SRA have entered a  team of 10 staff & friends aged from 18 to 72 in the Big Half Marathon on Sunday 4thMarch aiming to raise £2,000 to support local people with mental health problems. All donations very welcome at:



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Developers plans

Saturday 3rd March is a chance to see private developer’s plans for blocks of 100’s of flats at Knollys Goods Yard.  An earlier exhibition took place in December and local councillors have asked the developers to provide a model of their plans at Saturday’s event.  It is at The Railway pub SE27 9BW between  11am and  3pm . Free refreshments will be available.
The council published plans to maintain the current usage of Knollys GoodsYard  in October 2017

Cllr Jackie Meldrum at December exhibition
See our earlier posts  14/11/16, 27/11/17 , 11/2/18

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