Have a say on Norwood’s Master Plan

vwnth-consultation-octoberLast chance to have a say on the Master Plan for West Norwood before its turned into a report this October. The report will outline plans for the future of shopping, housing and business in West Norwood town centre. Hundreds of people have already input to the Master plan – many online via https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/

On Thursday October 6th at St Lukes Church SE27 0HS you can see the latest plans and speak to the team who have been working on the Master Plan for months.
There will be other opportunities – at West Norwood Feast on 22nd October and an exhibition in St Lukes Church from 3rd to 17th October.

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West Norwood to lose Knights Hill ward

Knights Hill, one of the  3 wards  in West Norwood,  is to move under the new  Streatham & Mitcham MP’s constituency according to latest proposals by the Boundary Commission. Check this map to see your new constituency  https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6485?postcode=SE270HS

The Boundary Commission is aiming to give each MP the same number of constituents, between 71,000 and 79,000. Despite London’s rising population that means a drop from 73 MPs in London down to 68 MPs.

Helen Hayes MP for West Norwood

Helen Hayes MP for West Norwood

The calculations are based on the number of registered electors at the end of 2015. In London a high proportion of people move each year and do not always re-register immediately.  A new process of registration had just been introduced for 2015 requiring new electors to provide their NI number for the first time. This also reduced the number of residents registered to vote.

Across the country it is estimated 2m voters were not counted in the figures used by the Boundary Commission.  The highly respected Electoral Reform Association argues the new boundaries for MP’s constituencies should be based on the number of residents not the number of registered voters – http://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/boundary-reform#sthash.JSFDcjmb.dpuf

To comment on the proposals for the new constituencies for MPs go to https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/add/informed-representation/6485

Deadline for comments is  5th December 2016.

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Autumn Fair time

4ALL’s popular annual Community Autumn Fair is this Saturday 17th September 2pm to 5pm at All Saints Church Lovelace Road SE21 8JY.
Crafts, artists, refreshments, music, local groups. All welcome.

4ALL Community Autumn Fair
Saturday 17 September 2016, 2.00-5.00pm

4ALL’s annual Community Autumn Fair is now an important part of the West Dulwich and wider Norwood calendar and a great opportunity for specialist businesses – crafts, foods, etc – to talk about and sell their products to people from every part of the community.

The proceeds support 4ALL’s community activities :  two after-school clubs for young people living on local estates and a  community choir and  exercise class for older people.

For details contact  Info@4-ALL.org.uk  @4ALLWD

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ID needed to use Recycling Centre

wp_20160807_13_20_07_richFrom Saturday 1st October use of the Recycling Centre in Vale St SE27 9PA  will be limited to Lambeth residents.

The Centre costs the council £286k per year to run & dispose of the recycling materials.  The disposal cost for wood is £70 per tonne and £37 per tonne for green garden waste.

Its estimated that at least 20% of the current users of the Recycling Centre are not Lambeth residents and that nearly 10% of are commercial traders.

From 1st October 2016 only residents able to produce ID with a Lambeth address, eg a council tax bill or driving licence, will be permitted to use the Recycling Centre.

A wide range of items can be recycled at Vale Street including  metal, wood, textiles, batteries, fridges, electrical items, light bulbs . For details see: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/places/lambeth-reuse-and-recycling-centre-vale-street

The Recycling Centre is open 8am to 5pm weekends and 7.30am to 4.30pm Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays. Its closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

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Open House weekend 17th & 18th Sept

West Norwood cemetery

West Norwood cemetery

Over 750 buildings & places, not usually open to the public, are taking part in London’s 2016 Open House weekend .

In West Norwood  on Saturday 17th September we have our own clock museum , Clockworks SE27 0JW & tours of the West Norwood cemetery SE27 9JU. Free entry . All welcome.

For more information on buildings & places open over the weekend in Lambeth (and the rest of London)  see:

http://listings.openhouselondon.org.uk/?_sfm_boroughs=Lambeth

@OpenHouseLondon

@fownc1837

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Flower show in St Luke’s

WP_20160402_14_19_49_ProInspired by flower tent at the Lambeth Country Show or Great British Bake Off?

It’s not too late to enter your flowers, fruits, vegetables, baking, jams or crafts for the late summer flower show in West Norwood next Saturday.  For details of the competition categories see: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/19d0e046aa9ab96229468cb6d/files/LHS_schedule_late_summer_final_web_version_2016_1.pdf

Deadline for entries is 31st August  to:  showsecretary@lambethhorticulturalsociety.org.uk..

All welcome to view the exhibits on Saturday 3rd September between 2pm & 4.30pm at  St Luke’s church, Knights Hill SE27 0HS

flowershow@BritishBakeOff

@LambethHortUK

@StLukesSE27

@LBLCountryShow

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Lidl for Norwood

New Lidl from Beulah Hill

New Lidl from Beulah Hill

Lidl are building a new store at the top of Knights Hill on the site of the old car show room. Demolition started in July and the store should open by January 2018.

The new building building at 409-411 Beulah Hill  SE19 3LQ will include nine 2-bed flats above the shop and 38 off-road parking spaces. For details see Croydon planning portal: http://publicaccess.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application

The original planning application ref 14/04434 was refused in February 2015 and approved on appeal in May 2016. A new planning application, ref 16/0381,7 covering minor changes is being processed –  deadline for comments is 1st September 2016.

See our earlier posts: 4/11/15,  11/11/14, 21/2/14, 21/10/13
@LidlUK  @loveSE19

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