Older Persons Shared Ownership scheme.

cheviot fo rsaleWest Norwood will soon have Lambeth’s first Older Persons Shared Ownership (OPSO) housing in Lambeth. The scheme allows existing owner occupiers to buy 75% of their own independent flat with options for extra care only if required. OPSO can suit older people wishing to downsize but stay in their local area. Owner occupiers are not eligible for rented council or housing association sheltered housing.

There will be 9 one-bed and 9 two-bed flats for shared ownership in the new Cheviot Gardens SE27 0SU, due to open early in 2016. For details see:  http://www.nottinghillhousing.org.uk/shared-ownership/homes-for-sale/cheviot-gardens-se27#overview

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Astroturf for Norwood Park

Ball court  Norwood Park

Ball court Norwood Park

The tarmac ball court in Norwood Park , by Elder Road, is due to get an upgrade to astroturf. An artificial grass surface means the ball court can be used as a pitch for competitive junior and adult football matches and training for other sports.

The council has set aside £150k to invest in sport facilities in Norwood Park. Following talks with the Football Association, Friends of Norwood Park, The Norwood School and local community sports clubs there are 2 alternative options. One option is for a junior sized pitch 97.4m x 52m and the other for a full sized pitch 106m x 70m.

A meeting on  Monday 1st June at 6:30pm at Norwood School, Crown Dale SE19 3NY will review the 2 options. Come along to find out more about the project.

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Catacombs visit

Our local catacombs

Our local catacombs

Saturday 30th May is a rare chance to visit the West Norwmalod catacombs at 10.30am. The catacombs in West Norwood Cemetery are normally closed  to the public but will be open this Saturday as part of Discovering European Cemeteries week. Tickets £7. For details see: http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/obscura-day-2015-inside-the-catacombs-of-west-norwood-cemetery


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Centre 70 going for a walk

West Norwood’s Advice centre

West Norwood’s Advice centre

The London Legal walk is the largest annual gathering of lawyers and the judiciary in the world.  A local team  are joining the walk on Monday 18th May to raise funds for Centre 70, our free advice centre at 46 Knights Hill SE27 0JD   Centre 70 depends on grants and donations from charities and individuals to carry out their brilliant work see: http://centre70.org.uk/

Donations of any amount would be very much  welcomed  http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Centre702015  . If you would like to join the team on the 10k walk please email james.cross155@gmail.com

The London Legal 10k walk  starts between 5pm & 6.30pm  at Carey Street, off Chancery Lane. For details  see http://www.londonlegalsupporttrust.org.uk/our-events/london-legal-walk-2015/


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West Norwood’s new MP

IMG_9059Helen Hayes, the Labour candidate,  was selected on 7th May as the new MP for Dulwich & West Norwood . Helen has a significant majority – over 16,000 votes.

The results are:

Labour – 27,772 (54.1%)

Conservative  – 11,650 (22.7%)

Lib Dem – 5,055 (9.8%)

Green – 4,844 (9.4%)

UKIP – 1,606 (3.1%)

TUSC – 248 (0.5%)

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Artists Open House

Over the next two weekends (9 /10 May and 16/17 May)  11am to 6pm there are over 200 local artists to visit in their studios for free. There is a fantastic range of works to see –   paintings, textiles, ceramics , jewellery, glass, prints and 3D. So why not browse and maybe even buy? Look out for the sign boards. On twitter follow @ArtistsOpenHse

For more information  see : http://dulwichfestival.co.uk/artists-open-house/

In SE27 we have:

Lucy Bainbridge, Emma Lee Cheng, Reinette de Villiers & Lilly Creightmore, Paola Moglia, Jonna Saarinen, Lene Bladbjerg, Kerry Eggleton, Tessa Horrocks, Ray Stanbrook, Nicola Peirce at Sydenham Place SE27 0AR , just off Lansdowne Hill.

Michael Ruh, Michael Burles, Catherine Harvey Jefferson, Miranda Payne, Melissa Pritchard, Natalie Strachan, Rob Laverick, Marcus Berns, Ethel Shoul, Carys Davies at Parade Mews SE27 9AX, opposite Tulse Hill station.

Samantha Fellows at 8 York Hill SE27 0AD

Judy Hammond & Faranak Chilvers at 8a Lancaster Avenue SE27 9DZ

Charlotte van Berckel at 2G Chatsworth Way SE27 9HR

Torla Evans & Joanna Rice at 129 Canterbury Grove SE27 0PB

Various artists at Otter Trading 17 Knights Hill SE27 0HS

Various artists at The Portico Gallery, 23 Knights Hill SE27 0HS

Martin Grover, Timothy Sutton, Yair Meshoulam, Gill Capewell, Jane Millar and Lucy Spanyol  at 21 East Place SE27 9JW off Auckland Hill.

Julia McKenzie, Leonieke Kormelink & Cass Kirchner at 77 Roxburgh Road SE27 0LE

Michelle House & Mandie Beuzeval at 75 Roxburgh Road SE27 0LE

Adele Gibson at 106 St Julians Farm Road SE27 0RR

Louise Whalley at 45 Rommany Road SE27 9PY


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Deadline for postal votes

jackiePostal votes must reach the town hall in Brixton for Thursday 7th May to be counted in the general election. Completed postal votes can be handed in at a Lambeth polling station on Election Day if you forget to post your vote in time.

This is the tightest election for many years. So don’t miss out on your right to vote!

Helen Hayes is the Labour candidate for our local constituency, Dulwich and West Norwood. For details of other candidates see the council’s election web pages.

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