40 new homes planned

NMC House

NMC House

The owners of NMC House in Chapel Road SE27 0TP have applied for outline planning permission to demolish the 2 storey building, & warehouses at the back, and to build a new  L- shaped block of 40 homes. The plans at this stage include an underground car park with 29 spaces , 28 one-bedroom flats and 12 three bedroom flats. It is not clear how high the new block would be. The new block would extend around the back of the  4 storey Weaver House in Chapel Road to Weaver Walk.

To see and comment on the plans see the online Lambeth Planning Portal and use reference 15/01793

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Knights Hill burst water main

Knights Hill Thursday evening

Knights Hill Thursday evening

Knights Hill was closed to traffic on Thursday 16th April to allow Thames Water to repair a burst water main at the junction with Wolfington Road. Northbound traffic, including buses , is being diverted via Crown Lane, Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, Christchurch Road, Hardel Rise, Norwood Road and Ernest Avenue. Works are expected to take about 5 days. For more details on the road closure please email: XCEDtmcord@lambeth.gov.uk or phone 07940 578 863. Any businesses losing trade due to the closure can ask for a claim form by phoning Thames Water 0800 3167 800

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A new cinema for West Norwood


Jackie Meldrum at the site of the library/cinema

Our joint library-cinema project moves an important step forward this month. Picturehouse cinemas are organising two consultation events for  us all to see the plans for refurbishing the Nettlefold Halls at 1 Norwood High Street SE27 9JX. Drop in to the Portico Gallery at 23 Knights Hill  SE27 OHS on evening of Thursday 23rd April between 6pm and 9pm. Or take more time on Saturday 25th April between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

The proposal is for Picturehouse to extend the building and share it with a town centre Lambeth council library

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Consultation on removal of one-way system

15044453151_0c425485e2_zCome along to the consultation events on removing the one-way road system, where the south circular road meets Norwood Road ,  near Tulse Hill station.

See our post dated  8/3/15 for more background information.

So far two events have been organised to discuss the impact of these proposed major works :

The first community consultation will  be at the James Wilson coffee shop, 357 Norwood Road SE27 9BQ  on Tuesday 14th April from 6.30pm

Another event will be held on Sunday 19th April 2pm at the Old Library on Knights Hill SE27 0HY.

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Magnolias in bloom

IMG_9175One of the first signs of spring in West Norwood is the magnolias coming into bloom. Have you seen this magnificent example – just inside West Norwood Cemetery ?

Spring Watch on BBC 2 , in partnership with the Woodland Trust, is monitoring the start of spring across the country by asking people to record the first local sightings of:


  • First 7-spotted lady bird
  • Oak leaves
  • Hawthorn blossom
  • Arrival of swallows
  • Orange-tip Butterfly

For details see: http://www.naturescalendar.org.uk/bsw

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Register to vote on 7th May

Don’t miss out on your chance to vote in the general election for a new UK government on Thursday May 7th! Make sure you are registered to vote. If you have not had your registration confirmed, email electoralservices@lambeth.gov.uk.

It’s now easier than ever to register to vote- just go online https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote . The latest you can register online for the May 7th election is midnight on Monday 20th April. If you apply on a paper  application form it must be at Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton  by 5pm on 20th April.

If you are busy, have caring responsibilities or don’t want to risk bad weather on election day why not apply to vote by post?  Deadline for applications is 5pm Tuesday 21st April. The postal ballots will be delivered 18th to 20th April.

If you are away before the postal ballots are issued and 7th May you can apply for  proxy vote and get someone else to vote for you. Deadline is 28th April.

For more information see:


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London Marathon

Sonia in Training

Sonia in Training

The London Marathon is one of the great participatory sports events – this year on Sunday 26th April.  Our own West Norwood councillor, Sonia Winifred is entering the marathon for the first time in 2015. Sonia is running for  the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF ) https://www.jdrf.org.uk/.  JDRF is funding research to fund a cure for Type1 Diabetes which affects people of all ages including children and young adults. To stay alive people with Type1 diabetes rely on multiple daily insulin injections (or pump infusions) and finger prick blood tests.

To support Sonia’s fundraising & help create a future free from Type1 diabetes go to   https://www.justgiving.com/sonia-winifred1/



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