West Norwood Food Week

Otter’s Food Week event is on Friday

Otter’s Food Week event is on Friday

Last summer’s Food Week was  a sell out in West Norwood  so West Norwood Feast have teamed up with Grub Club to put on another food week in first week of February  to cheer us up this winter! For details and bookings see:  http://grubclub.com/west-norwood-food-week

Participants include  Community Café @CommunityShops, The Great North Wood @tgnwpub , Tulse Hill Hotel @TulseHillHotel,  Pintadera Café @PintaderaCafe,  Garden Gastro Bar @GardenGastroBar,  Otter @OtterTrading, Iberico, The Book & Record Bar @BookNRecordBar and Portico Gallery @PorticoGallery

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Knowles opening hours

IMG_20160115_133307354It is great to see a new pub in the heart of West Norwood. Knowles opened late last year and is now seeking planning permission from Lambeth council to extend its late opening hours by one hour a night.

At the moment Knowles is open 2 pm to 11 pm Mondays  to Thursdays,  12 noon to 12 midnight Friday & Saturday and 12 noon to 11 pm on Sundays. Next month they are hoping to open for lunch time and serve good coffee.

Most  of the shops in Norwood Road have people living in the flats above.  Knowles currently has permission from the council to open 9 am to 11 pm Sunday to Thursday and 9 am to 12 midnight Friday & Saturday.

For more details use ref 15/06910 at http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/. Email comments to jvale@lambeth.gov.uk

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Norwood Road and Tulse Hill one way system

Cllr. Fred Cowell at an earlier workshop

Cllr. Fred Cowell at an earlier workshop

More than 100 residents have already taken part in designing improvements to the West Norwood bit of Norwood Road (between Robson Road and Tulse Hill). The next workshop is at 6.30pm on Tuesday 19th January at the Salvation Army, 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW

This session will bring together all the ideas gathered so far . And start a discussion on removing the one way system at Tulse Hill ( engineers call it a gyratory).

All welcome – there will be some refreshments.

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Upgrade to our Post Office

IMG_20151222_132051054_HDRWest Norwood post office is to be upgraded to a new main style branch opening on Monday 1st February. The post office will be closed from 1pm on Saturday 16th January so the modernisation work can be done. Nearby alternative post offices are at: WH Smith 180 Streatham High Rd SW16 1BH and Herne Hill Cost Cutter at 31 Norwood Road SE24 9AA.

The new post office will provide the same range of services from four service positions. New opening hours will  be 9am to 5.30pm Mondays to Saturdays.

For more information please contact Keith Long by email: comments@postoffice.co.uk


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Fares go up Saturday

IMG_20151229_144124397Londoner’s new year public transport fare increases come in on Saturday 2nd January

Travel cards will go up and the one-day caps too.

London Transport pricing is complicated with a range of cards , caps and concessions . To check out how fare increases will affect you see:

https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/fares?intcmp=1648#on-this-page-1.  A zone 1 -3 weekly travel card costs £38.

In the last seven years, tube and bus fares have increased by more than 40 per cent, while wages have failed to keep pace.That’s why Sadiq Khan, Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London, has pledged to freeze all tube, train and bus fares for the next four years.

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A new plan for West Norwood

Norwood Road

Norwood Road

The council is starting to update the 2009 master plan for West Norwood. A consultation  programme is being planned for the new year.

The plan will cover our main shopping streets and the industrial area, south of West Norwood station,  known to town planners as the KIBA (key  industrial and business area).

Residents do raise concerns about the range of shops in Norwood Road  making up the heart of West Norwood town centre. Online shopping is the latest factor impacting on town centres  across the UK.  For a brilliant history of shopping have a look at Robert Peston Goes Shopping TV programme- its on iplayer for a short while: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039q44y/episodes/playerIMG_6582

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Carol singalong

CarolsLooking for somewhere to sing along to all the traditional Christmas carols in a festive setting?

Drop in on Saturday 19th December  to Carols 4ALL at All Saints Church, Lovelace Road SE21 8JY  and sing all the old favourites – plus a special performance by Rosendale School’s Steel Band.

Come along between 11am and 1pm and stay as long as you like, while enjoying mince pies, mulled wine, and tea & coffee.

Cards, home-made jams and Christmas decorations and candles on sale for those last-minute presents.

More information from 07432 118859 or info@4-all.org.uk

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