Play area outside Leisure Centre

New play equipment for children aged 5 to 11 is due to  be added to the play
are outside our Leisure Centre in time for summer 2019 .

Do let us know which are your favourite play items. Please come along to the
consultation drop on Thursday 14th February between 3.30pm and 5.30pm in the
Community Room at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27
0DF .

Or complete the online survey at:
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-on-proposals-to-insta
ll-play-equipment-in-the-grounds-of-west-norwood

Deadline is 11pm Friday 1st March

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Thames Water Meeting

Thames Water are planning to replace their water mains that run under Norwood Road in West Norwood later this year. The works will be disruptive causing congestion in the town centre for many months.

Detailed plans are being drawn up to minimize disruption to traffic and bus routes.Local councillors have organised a public meeting on Wednesday 30th January at 7pm in the Community Room at the back of West Norwood Library, Norwood High Street SE27 9JX.

Councillors want to hear the concerns of local businesses and residents and ensure these views are considered during the planning phase of this essential project.

In the meantime please report any water leaks direct to Thames Water: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/sitecore/content/tw-live/tw-live/Report-a-leak  Telephone 24/7:  0800 714 614

@ThurlowLabour

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Starting school in Sept 2019

There is less than a week left to apply for a reception place in a Lambeth primary school from September 2019 . Apply by  midnight on Monday 14th January 2019 for  a “reception” place for children born between 1st September 2014  and 31st August 2015.

The on-line application form and proof of parents and child’s current address are an essential part of the application. It is also important to name your top 6 preferred schools. Offers will be made on Tuesday April 16th .

For a copy of the application form and booklet see:  https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/school-admissions/apply-for-a-primary-school-place

It’s easy for parents with hectic lives to forget deadlines so do remind friends and neighbours about January 14th .

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Future of Children’s Centres in West Norwood

Due to central government cuts the council is forced to make changes to our
childrens centres for families with under-5s . Lambeth wants to keep as many
centres open as possible and has proposals to run 18 centres from September
2019 onwards.

In the West Norwood area the council plans to keep Bentons Lane SE27 9UD
(Kingswood) & Hitherfield SW16 2JW open full time and Crown Lane SW16 3HX &
Rosendale SE21 8LR open half days. Cherry Tree at Barston Rd SE27 9HE will
continue its childcare service under Rosendale school.

To have a say over these proposals see the details are in this booklet:
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/co-childrens-centre-consultat
ion_0.pdf

And come along to one of the ten parent/carer consultation events, with a
free crèche, across the borough.

The nearest local events are:
Tuesday 8th January  1.30pm to 3pm at Brockwell One O’clock Club near
Arlingford Rd SW2 2TA
and
Monday 14th January 11am to 1pm at Rosendale Children’s Centre,  Rosendale
Road SE21 8LR

There is also an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K28FXN3

Deadline is Sunday 18th February

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Consultation on Lambeth’s budget 2019/20

Lambeth council has made over £200m worth of savings since 2010 due to austerity measures imposed by central government. Staff numbers have already been dramatically reduced , 14 council office buildings have been cut down to just two, and  many service have gone digital . But the budget cuts from central government keep coming…  The council has to make another £43m of savings over the next 4 years  –  at the same time as providing the vital services that residents expect and to look after the most vulnerable people in Lambeth.

The council wants to hear from residents  before it sets its budget in February. Please take part in the budget consultation ( deadline Monday January 14th https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SJTPS23?medium=email&source=GovDelivery%3E

Cllr. Andy Wilson

Cllr Andy Wilson , pictured, answers questions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOGpRhbXIpo

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Christmas Carols

Drop in on Saturday 15th December  to  All Saints Church, Lovelace Road SE21 8JY between 11am and 1pm to sing carols organised by 4All. Refreshments include  mince pies, mulled wine and coffee. All welcome  – bring friends, neighbours, family.

http://4-all.org.uk/gallery/

Other local carol services:

St Lukes Church SE27 0DT  – Carols by Candle light 6.30pm Sunday 16th December https://stlukeswestnorwood.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/carols-at-6-30pm-this-sunday-16-december/

Chatsworth Church SE27 9HN  – Carols by Candle Light at  7pm  Sunday 16th December

https://www.chatsworthbaptist.org.uk/what-s-on

St Peters Church on Leigham Court Rd SW16 2SD have a series of events from Thursday 20th December

http://www.stpeters-streatham.org/

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Uplift for Norwood High Street?

Norwood High Street is part of the West Norwood town centre for planning application decisions –  which means it should mainly  be retail ( A1 use) . Many of the shops on Norwood High Street north of Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street are not  prospering  and there are many closed up shop premises.

In the draft Local Plan the council is proposing to turn part of  Norwood High Street, south of the railway bridge to Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street, into a Creative Enterprise Zone – CEZ. This would encourage any new developments to have creative industries on the ground floor and maybe flats above.  The CEZ does not affect the shops around the Chapel Road – Gipsy Road junction.

There are a range of other proposed local changes to policies in the draft Local Plan eg policy PN7 West Norwood and ED3 Knollys Goods Yard

The council’s policies used to assess planning applications are all published in the Local Plan which contains a full range of policies covering the whole borough eg affordable housing, schools & open space.

The Local Plan is being updated and the latest draft is published for consultation See: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-local-plan-oct-2018/

Deadline is 17th December. Comments can be made to: localplan@lambeth.gov.uk

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