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@lambethhorticulturesociety.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

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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
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Weekend 16th and17th July

WP_20160703_12_56_19_RichAnother wonderful Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park next weekend. Free entry 12noon to 8pm

For details of the music & other entertainments check out :  http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/lineup

veg animalsHow about having a go at your own “vegetable character” in the Flower tent. Apply by Thursday 14th July. And there is a £100 prize for best “Rio Gold All Stars” scarecrow and £100 first prize in the  Recycled Garden planting competition.

New this year is the cycle Floral Ride on Sunday from Streatham or Waterloo.

To get involved see: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/getinvolved/

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Future West Norwood

How would you like to see West Norwood in 5 to 10 years time? The council is updating its Masterplan for the West Norwood & Tulse Hill town centre area.

The Masterplan will be a guide for new developments in businesses, homes and services.

WNTH Masterplan event flyer - 7th July 2016Drop in to the West Norwood Leisure Centre in Devane Way SE27 0DF ( opposite West Norwood train station) on Thursday 7th July between 4pm and 8pm. See the ideas from the first set of Masterplan  consultation events  and meet the people working on the Masterplan project.

In the meantime, until Monday 1st August,  you can input suggestions by

website: https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/

See our earlier posts:  6/4/16 and 17/5/16

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Local bowling club seeks new members

Bowls at Ryecroft Road

Bowls at Ryecroft Road

Norwood has had its own lawn bowling club from 1939 at Norwood Grove in Ryecroft Road SW16 3EG off Crown Lane. The club welcomes new members – aged 16 to over 90 years.

This friendly club is  keen to teach and help anyone who wants to give bowls a try. Taster sessions can be arranged for groups too. Contact the Club Secretary  for details: 07538 623 879  or  serif006@hotmail.com

Practice sessions are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and the club play in matches at home and away.  Membership fees are £40 per person for the rest of the season ending the 25th of September. Socials are held throughout the year.

Want to know how bowls is played? Check out  BBC web pages:   http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/bowls/4747148.stm

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Help clean up Knights Hill Wood

6015483023_ddf19989ce_zA clean up day of Knights Hill Wood on Monday 27th June between 10.30am and 2pm is organised by Nature Vibeezzz. Knights Hill Wood is on Knights Hill at the corner with Lakeview Rd SE27 0QD and one of Lambeth’s nature reserves.

All  welcome.  Tools & equipment and refreshments will be provided for volunteers.

For details contact  info.naturevibezzz@gmail.com

https://naturevibezzz.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/todays-knights-hill-wood-capital-clean-up-day-postponed

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New stop for 68 bus

WP_20160618_11_42_00_ProAt long last the 68 bus now stops at bus stop Y  by St Julians Farm Road.

The contract for the 68 bus was won by Go-Ahead London in 2006. As the West Norwood bus garage is run by a different company, Arriva, the  68 route did not extend to the garage but used to “turn” and stand in Hannen Road, the small road beside the train station.

Local residents successfully campaigned with councillors to remove the 68 bus from Hannen Road but it has taken a few more years to get Transport for London to extend the 68 route so it can stop at St Julians Farm Road.

For help in changing other local public transport routes contact Florence Eshalomi, our area representative on the London Assembly (   Florence.Eshalomi@london.gov.uk )

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