Big Community Breakfast

community breakfastSunday 22nd February sees the launch of a talking community cafe at The Big Community Breakfast  between 8.30am and 11am at Crown Lane school on Crown Lane SW16 2HX.

All welcome to come along and meet up with neighbours over a hearty breakfast.

The organisers are looking for volunteers to help out on the day, and before, and are offering free Food Safety & Hygiene training . If you can help out please email:

The  Talking Community Cafe will take place every 3rd Sunday of the month organised by  @CrownLaneSchool  @ThePointSE27 and @WeLoveServices . For more information see:

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Community Orchard

Volunteers digging in Tivoli Park

Volunteers digging in Tivoli Park

Friends of Tivoli Park are planting fruit trees for a community orchard  in the park on Saturday 21st February.   Volunteers are  very welcome between 1pm and 4pm – bring spades and refreshments if you can –  or just yourselves!

For more details contact:  and

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St Luke’s churchyard

IMG_9001Work has started on designing St Luke’s car park improvements . The works have to be done very carefully – removing the existing  tarmac and  making sure no graves are disturbed. Then a proper road base will be laid down as a foundation for the surface tarmac. Dropped kerbs on the churchyard driveways, off Knights Hill, are due to be installed at the same time.

This  is one of the last remaining improvements under funded by The Outer London Fund. Apparently Network Rail have relented and are considering installing one coloured panel under the bridge  near Tulse Hill station. See our post on May 9th 2014 for details.

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West Norwood business

16278164438_c7e9be636b_o£30k has been won by West Norwood  businesses & the council from the London Mayor to support work on a local Business Improvement District ( BID) . BIDs are organisations owned by businesses to improve business in the area.

If you have ideas on improving  business  in the West Norwood & Tulse Hill  area get in touch :

A  survey of businesses across  Lambeth is being carried out by an independent research company for the council. The aim is to find out more about  what makes the borough a good place for businesses, the challenges businesses face and how the council& other partners can support local business.

For details see:

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50 Community Events

outinopenOver 6 weeks there are 50 free community events taking place in West Norwood. With something for everyone don’t miss out! Pick up an Out in the Open programme locally or read it online

If you have an idea for a community project that needs a micro grant come along to the West Norwood Soup evening on 29th January and put your idea to the community test !

Open Works is based in the shop front of Portico Gallery at 23 Knights Hill SE27 0HS

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New plans for Tennis Club

The latest plans for a new tennis club and 36 new homes on the corner of Cheviot Road and Knights Hill have been submitted to Lambeth council. To see the plans and comment online (before 12th February) quote 14/06822 on Lambeth’s Planning database:—the-planning-applications-database.

Proposed view from Knights Hill

Proposed view from Knights Hill


This is the fourth attempt by developers to get planning permission to develop the tennis club site. Previous plans have been strongly opposed by local residents and these new plans are scaled down from the developer’s first proposal to build 60 flats on the site.

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Weekend GP appointments

Knights Hill GP surgery, now locateIMG_9028d in West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre in Devane Way SE27 0DF is open at weekends 9am to 5pm until the end of March 2015. If you are already registered with Knights Hill just ring 020 3049 0700 to make an appointment. If you are with another GP in south east Lambeth you must make ask your own GP to make an appointment by emailing .
For details check:

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