Private renting?

If you rent privately in West Norwood why not drop in to Knowles ( 294 Norwood Road SE27 9AF)  at 7pm on Thursday 25th January.

A new  group is being set up for private renters  to share experiences and ideas on how to improve the private rented sector. And someone from Generation Rent , the national campaign organisation for private renters.

London’s housing crisis means more and more people are private renters putting up with rising rents, high letting agent fees, overcrowding, rogue landlords, poorly maintained homes, rent hikes & unfair evictions.

Labour councillors believe that private renting must improve. By coming together we have a louder voice to campaign for better standards. Join local Councillor Anna Birley at the first meeting of West Norwood’s new private renter group. If you cannot make this meeting get in touch and complete a simple survey at:  http://thurlowparklabour.org/post/169770662017/join-our-meeting-on-improving-the-private-rented

@genrentuk

@ThurlowLabour

@NorwoodKnowles

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Only one week left!

Cllr Winifred with Lambeth’s Starting School booklet

The deadline to apply for a reception place in a Lambeth primary school for
the school year starting September 2018 is midnight Monday 15th January.
Reception places in 2018/19 are for children born between 1 September 2013
and 31 August 2014.

The application form and proof of parents and child’s current address are
essential part of the application. It is also important to name your top 6
preferred schools.

To apply online and for more details see:
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/apply-for
-a-primary-school-place-for-201819

Families will be offered a school place on April 16th . Late and invalid
applications will not be actioned until after April 16th.

Sonia Winifred, local Labour councillor, says ” I work in primary schools
and know how easy it is for parents with hectic lives to forget deadlines.
Do remind friends and neighbours about the January 15th application
deadline.”

OFSTED has rated 96% of Lambeth schools rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.
See: http://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-primary-pupils-beat-national-average

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Carol services

This Sunday 17th of December many of our local churches are holding a carol service: All Saints SE21 8JY at 4pm  St Luke’s SE27 0HS at 6.30pm, Lansdowne Evangelical SE27 0AR at 6.30pm, St Peters SW16 2SD at 6.30pm, Chatsworth Baptist SE27 9HN at 7pm and Christchurch SE19 1DP at 8pm. All welcome.

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Fatal accident

A woman was struck by a vehicle just before 7am last Monday 11/12/17 outside Ladbrookes on Norwood Road SE27. Sadly she died as result of her injuries.

Initial investigations by the police suggest the woman was crossing the road when she was struck by a several vehicles which did not stop.  Two drivers have been interviewed by the police.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157 or via @MetCC. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Christmas in West Norwood

This week brings the countdown to the festive season starting off with Small Business Saturday on 2nd December. Look out for balloons adorning the shopping street , along with our West Norwood Christmas tree funded by our business community and decorated courtesy of the lovely people at Floral Hall.

Come to the Feast markets on Sunday 3rd Dec 10am to 4pm for music, food and local shopping http://westnorwoodfeast.com/festive-feast-sunday-3-dec/ Pop along to  L’Arche for mince pies, mulled wine , candles & stocking fillers at their Christmas Fayre at 21 Idminston Rd SE27 9HE on Sunday too. and drop into the library on Knights Hill for childrens activities and poetry!

And next week is the Feast’s annual Christmas Lights event on Sunday 10 December 3pm 7pm at St Luke’s Church SE27 0HS.

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Lambeth is competing for £1m to become The Mayor of London’s borough of culture in 2019 or 2020. The #OurLambeth bid will look to the future, using culture to inspire and tackle the major social challenges faced by Lambeth and London today.

To sign up to support and follow the progress of  Lambeth’s bid to become  the London Borough of Culture go to https://ourlambeth.london/#pledge-support

And please submit any suggestions for cultural projects at:  https://ourlambeth.london/your-ideas

London Borough of Culture is a new initiative launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture awards, the London Borough of Culture aims to capture the energy and imagination of an entire city.

All 32 London Boroughs have the opportunity to compete for the title. The winning borough will be awarded £1 million by the Greater London Authority, with additional funding from programme partners including Heritage Lottery Fund and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. For details see: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/current-culture-projects/apply-become-london-borough-culture

#OurLambeth

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West Norwood is regenerating….

There is increased interest from the private sector to invest in West Norwood. A public meeting is taking place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 28th November at the Salvation Army SE27 9AW for local people to discuss the latest plans including :

Norwood Road between Lansdowne Hill & York Hill and the old Laundry site; Knollys Goods Yard; Chapel Rd/Knights Hill corner & Norwood High Street.

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