Weekend 16th and17th July

WP_20160703_12_56_19_RichAnother wonderful Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park next weekend. Free entry 12noon to 8pm

For details of the music & other entertainments check out :  http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/lineup

veg animalsHow about having a go at your own “vegetable character” in the Flower tent. Apply by Thursday 14th July. And there is a £100 prize for best “Rio Gold All Stars” scarecrow and £100 first prize in the  Recycled Garden planting competition.

New this year is the cycle Floral Ride on Sunday from Streatham or Waterloo.

To get involved see: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/getinvolved/

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Future West Norwood

How would you like to see West Norwood in 5 to 10 years time? The council is updating its Masterplan for the West Norwood & Tulse Hill town centre area.

The Masterplan will be a guide for new developments in businesses, homes and services.

WNTH Masterplan event flyer - 7th July 2016Drop in to the West Norwood Leisure Centre in Devane Way SE27 0DF ( opposite West Norwood train station) on Thursday 7th July between 4pm and 8pm. See the ideas from the first set of Masterplan  consultation events  and meet the people working on the Masterplan project.

In the meantime, until Monday 1st August,  you can input suggestions by

website: https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/

See our earlier posts:  6/4/16 and 17/5/16

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Local bowling club seeks new members

Bowls at Ryecroft Road

Bowls at Ryecroft Road

Norwood has had its own lawn bowling club from 1939 at Norwood Grove in Ryecroft Road SW16 3EG off Crown Lane. The club welcomes new members – aged 16 to over 90 years.

This friendly club is  keen to teach and help anyone who wants to give bowls a try. Taster sessions can be arranged for groups too. Contact the Club Secretary  for details: 07538 623 879  or  serif006@hotmail.com

Practice sessions are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and the club play in matches at home and away.  Membership fees are £40 per person for the rest of the season ending the 25th of September. Socials are held throughout the year.

Want to know how bowls is played? Check out  BBC web pages:   http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/bowls/4747148.stm

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Help clean up Knights Hill Wood

6015483023_ddf19989ce_zA clean up day of Knights Hill Wood on Monday 27th June between 10.30am and 2pm is organised by Nature Vibeezzz. Knights Hill Wood is on Knights Hill at the corner with Lakeview Rd SE27 0QD and one of Lambeth’s nature reserves.

All  welcome.  Tools & equipment and refreshments will be provided for volunteers.

For details contact  info.naturevibezzz@gmail.com

https://naturevibezzz.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/todays-knights-hill-wood-capital-clean-up-day-postponed

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New stop for 68 bus

WP_20160618_11_42_00_ProAt long last the 68 bus now stops at bus stop Y  by St Julians Farm Road.

The contract for the 68 bus was won by Go-Ahead London in 2006. As the West Norwood bus garage is run by a different company, Arriva, the  68 route did not extend to the garage but used to “turn” and stand in Hannen Road, the small road beside the train station.

Local residents successfully campaigned with councillors to remove the 68 bus from Hannen Road but it has taken a few more years to get Transport for London to extend the 68 route so it can stop at St Julians Farm Road.

For help in changing other local public transport routes contact Florence Eshalomi, our area representative on the London Assembly (   Florence.Eshalomi@london.gov.uk )

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Changes to Norwood Road

Harpenden Road junction

Harpenden Road junction

After a series of workshops the community-led Streetworks project has drawn up detailed design plans to change and improve Norwood Road.

The plans include improving Station Rise in front of Tulse Hill station, widening the east pavement between Chestnut Road and Chatsworth Way, options on parking,  the Norwood Road entrance to Harpenden Rd becoming one way to allow for a new zebra crossing over Norwood Road, a diagonal crossing at York Hill/Lancaster Avenue and  levelling the side roads with the pavement at their junction with Norwood Road.

You can comment on the designs until Tues 19th July at:  http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/norwood-road

But why not visit the exhibitions on Saturday 25th June 2.30-5pm at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre in Devane Way SE27 0DF  or Wednesday 6th July 6.30-9pm at the Old Library 14 Knights Hill SE27 0HY ?

There is also a chance to comment on the designs at the West Norwood Feast market on July 3rd and the Country Show on 16th & 17th July.

The improvements will be funded by Transport for London and works should start in  Autumn 2016.  See our earlier posts:  9/2/16 19/1/16 and 3/6/15

To find out more email: hello@streetworks.london

@StreetworksN2T

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A new name for Norwood Road

Cllr Fred Cowell on Norwood Rd

Cllr Fred Cowell on Norwood Rd

Norwood Road starts in Herne Hill and ends at Robson Road. Should we rename our main shopping street , the part from Tulse Hill to Knights Hill? Suggestions so far include Norwood Broadway, West Norwood Road, Norwood Boulevard, Norwood Tulse Road.

Come and discuss how you see West Norwood in 10 years time. You may not want a road name change but what sort of shops & work spaces do you want to see? Where should we build more badly needed new homes?

This month 3 consultation events are happening. For businesses Friday 19th 8.30am at Parkhall or Wednesday 25th 8.30am at The Great North Wood. For residents at the Leisure Centre there is a workshop on Tuesday 24th 6.30pm. The  drop in on Tuesday 31st 4pm to 8pm is cancelled and will be re-arranged  .

Book as places are limited: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/lambeth-council-amp-regeneris-consulting-10713114508

Or speak to Cllr Fred Cowell 07920 559 491 FCowell@lambeth.gov.uk @fredacowell

In the meantime, if you can’t make these events you can comment by website: https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/

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