KFC refused planning permission

489 -491 Norwood Road

To help promote healthy eating the council has turned down KFC’s planning application to turn disused premises at 489-491 Norwood Rd SE27 9DJ (next to Adarshi Pharmacy) into a restaurant & take away.

Lambeth has a policy of refusing planning permission for any new hot food takeaway within 400 metres or 10 minutes walking of a school. Three such applications have been refused in Norwood & four elsewhere in the borough. To date only one decision has been over turned by the independent Planning Inspector – on condition the opening hours were from 5pm.

For more details see our earlier post 2/5/17 or use ref 17/01574 at Lambeth Planning Portal.

Lots of information online about fast food eg : Daily Mail

The NHS says 13 year olds need about 2300 nutritional calories a day. [See: NHS site]

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Thames Water works update

Canterbury Grove

This month Thames Water is due to complete its water mains replacement programme in West Norwood and it will now not be necessary for a second closure of Norwood Road southbound. Leigham Vale will reopen to traffic, after 8 months of closure, by the end of August.

Work should finish this week replacing the water mains in Canterbury Grove.

To report any water leaks contact Thames Water:

24 hour phone line: 0800 714 614

Online: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/Help-and-Advice/Report-a-problem/Report-a-problem?type=leak

@thameswater & use #tweetaleak

See our earlier post 4/6/17

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£1bn police cuts across London

Brixton Police Station

Brixton could be the only police station left in Lambeth as part of the government’s plans to cut the Metropolitan Police budget by a further £400m by 2020.

£600m has been cut since 2010 and means a thousand police officers have already disappeared from London’s streets.

There was a big and successful campaign to save Gipsy Hill police station in Upper Norwood a few years ago and our local police station is still open to the public a few days a week. (See our post 28/6/13) However this public facing desk will have to go together with most of our local beat officers if the Met’s proposals to meet the next round of cuts goes ahead. For details see:

https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/public_acess_strategy.pdf

Lambeth Labour councillors are calling on the government to reconsider their cuts to our police service. To support the campaign go to: https://www.change.org/p/sos-saveourstations

This is not just a London issue see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4764324/40-police-stations-close-violent-crime-surges.html

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Cemetery plans

Local residents are working with the council to bid for substantial funds from the Heritage Lottery to improve West Norwood Cemetery, a key part of our neighbourhood and a lovely green open space.

The plans are at an important stage and there is a consultation under way giving everyone a chance to have a say – deadline is Saturday 30th September 2017

Look out for a stall at the West Norwood Feast markets on Sunday 3rd September – in St Lukes church gardens SE27 0HS .

Drop in to meet the project team at Portico Gallery, Knights Hill SE27 0HS on Wednesday 13th September 6pm to 8.30pm or Saturday 16th September 10am to 4pm

Or comment on line: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/west-norwood-cemetery

Tours of the cemetery by Friends of West Norwood Cemetery SE27 9JU are at 2.30pm every first Sunday of the month from April to October. Meet at the main gate: https://www.fownc.org/events/

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Learn to ride a bike

 

Free sessions for children to learn to ride a bike on Saturday 5th August at Norwood Park near the skate park off Salters Hill SE19 1DZ. Drop in any time between 10am and 4pm. Bring your own bikes.

Toddlers bikes for sale – second hand.

For details see: http://www.peddlemywheels.com

@peddlemywheels

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Lambeth Country Show

This weekend ( 15th & 16th July) is Lambeth Country Show weekend in Brockwell Park SE24 Free entry 12noon to 8pm.

Fantastic range of activities – something for everyone!

And of course the vegetable character competition – late entries accepted on Saturday morning [see pic below] .

For full details see: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/

There is no public car parking, except for blue badge holders, and most visitors walk or travel by bus to get there.

#LCS17

@LBLCountryShow

Vegetables competition

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Norwood Road pavements

The plans for the new pavements, under construction, on Norwood Road & Tulse Hill Station Rise can be seen online at: http://www.streetworks.london/documents.  Works are due to be finished by the end of this year.

Cyclists asked for changes near Elmcourt Road and there is an opportunity to see & comment on the revised plans to improve cycling in Norwood Road on Wednesday 21st June between 6pm to 7pm at Bon Velo bike shop 495 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ.

StreetWorks is a community-led project to improve Norwood Road between Robson Road and Tulse Hill station (and in the longer term the one-way system at Tulse Hill)  with funding from Transport for London and supported by Lambeth council.

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