Library-Cinema plans

cinema jul15The planning application for West Norwood’s library – cinema in the refurbished Nettlefold Hall at 1 Norwood High Street SE27 9JU has just been submitted.  The plans are for a refurbished library,  4-screen cinema, community space and a café/bar.

Check out the details, and comment online, by using ref 15/04179  via Lambeth’s Planning Portal. The Design Statement has  a brief history of the site as well as describing the new facilities.

The joint library- cinema project is a partnership between Lambeth council and Picturehouse Cinemas . Works to the refurbished building are due to finish  in 2018.

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Labour party supporters

Cllr Sonia Winifred on Holderness Way

Cllr Sonia Winifred on Holderness Way

The latest leaflet from the local Labour party has a message from our new MP Helen Hayes and information about the Labour supporters scheme.

Labour’s registered  supporters are people who support Labour’s aims and values and want to make it official that they back Labour.

Registered Supporters  can also have a bigger say in the future of the Labour party both nationally and at a local level. So they can have an individual vote at future Labour Party leadership elections and Londoners can vote for Labour’s candidate for London Mayor.

For details see:

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Norwood’s own brewery

beer picAs part of London Beer City week our local brewery is holding  a cheese & beer tasting evening from 6.30pm on Saturday 15th August with cheese expert  Ned Palmer  . Book your tickets

The Gipsy Hill Brewing Company opened in July 2014. They make  Southpaw, Beatnik, Dissident & Yuzu beer at 160 Hamilton Road SE27 9SF




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Flats on the tennis club site

IMG-20150721-02216Developers are trying again, for a fifth time, to get planning permission to build 36 flats and new tennis facilities on the site of the Tennis Club in Cheviot Road SE27 0SR. Check out the details and comment, using ref 15/03867 at

The fourth planning application 14/06822 was refused and the developers are appealing to the independent Planning Inspector to reverse Lambeth council’s decision. The arguments for and against the council decision will be heard in public by the Planning Inspector on Tuesday 4th August from 10am in the town hall in Brixton. The appeal ref is APP/N5660/W/15/3028118 and details are at:

Norwood Action Group ( NAG) have successfully  campaigned to get the site listed as an Asset of Community Value and want  to see the tennis club run for the benefit of the local community. For more information see NAG’s web site:

And see our earlier posts 23/1/201512/8/2014, 7/9/2013, 10/4/2013, 1/2/201311/7/2012 and more..

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Our swimming pool

poolOur lovely swimming pool has been open for a year.  To celebrate, the leisure centre is holding an open day on Tuesday 28th July  6.30am to 10pm . Everyone is welcome to try out any of the sports & leisure facilities for free. If you have not visited the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre ( WHNLC ) yet this is an opportunity not to be missed!

The WNHLC is in Devane Way SE27 0UT , opposite the West Norwood train station.

For details of leisure activities at WNHLC see:

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Lambeth Country Show 2015

Next weekend ( 18th & 19th July) is the unmissable Lambeth Country Show – a great day out for all from 12 noon to 8pm. Free entry.

Amazing variety of stalls, exhibitions, shows and entertainment . So plenty to do & see & hear & eat & drink!

And there’s still time to register to enter the Flower Show. Lots of categories to choose from: . Deadline for entering is Thursday 16th July . Late entries on the day at discretion of the Flower Zone Manager. This year the popular “Vegetable Animal” competition will be agreed by public vote. country show veg

For more information on the Lambeth Country Show see:

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Annual Dog Show

dog showSaturday 18th July is our annual local dog show in Norwood Park at Norwood organised by The Friends of Norwood Park and sponsored by Paxton Vets.

The dog show starts at 2pm and registration takes place from 12.45pm. The show finishes at 4pm.

This year’s fancy dress theme is Superhero. Other classes include: Cutest Puppy, Golden Oldie, Best in Show, Dog Most Like its Owner, Luckiest Rescue, and Best Trick. Its £1 entry fee per dog per class with money raised going back towards funding future events in the park.

All welcome. The Hungry Hippo Cafe will organising a BBQ

For more information visit:

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