Lambeth local history month

herritage festivalSeptember is Lambeth Heritage Festival with over 60 events covering  “The Lost Rivers of Lambeth”, “Some Lambeth Anniversaries”, “Architecture and Landscape”, “Culture and Recreation” and “People”. The highlights include walks along the Thames Foreshore and the hidden courses of the River Effra and Falcon Brook, linked with an exhibition “Water Lambeth” at Morley College.

Lambeth Archives Open Day on 26th September is a mix of local society stalls, talks and film with The South London Press celebrating its 150th anniversary.

See our events page for details of local events:  Cemetery tours, Clockwork Museum, River Effra, Henry Tate Gardens, architecture of 1970s,and Crystal Palace Football Club. Booking essential for many events . Check out full details in the brochure or go online to

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4ALL Community Autumn Fair

community fairIt’s time for the annual 4ALL Community Autumn Fair on 19th September. A friendly  community event: meet local groups and charities, buy the work of local craftspeople and enjoy music performed by local schools. Fun for children – fire engine – bike repairs – clown workshop – jazz band – tea + cakes – BBQ – raffle.

All welcome on Saturday 19 September 2-5pm at All Saints Church in Lovelace Road ( near Rosendale Road primary school)  SE21 8JY.

If you are a local craftsperson or small business and would like a stall, get in touch soon: there are just a few stalls left!

Proceeds will support 4ALL’s successful after-school clubs and activities for older people.DSC_0125

For more information, call 07432 118 859 or email

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20mph on Lambeth’s roads

20mph jmA 20mph speed limit will be rolled out to all the roads in Lambeth, except for the red routes maintained by Transport for London (TfL) . TFL will fund the street signage and road markings. In neighbourhoods where, despite the signage, speed continues to be a problem the council will consider other calming measures such as humps in 2017/18.

Lower traffic speeds reduce accidents  and encourage more people to walk or cycle  helping to improve air quality.

For details of the Lambeth Scheme see: . Also check out  the “20 is plenty for us”  campaign at




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Library-Cinema plans

cinema jul15The planning application for West Norwood’s library – cinema in the refurbished Nettlefold Hall at 1 Norwood High Street SE27 9JU has just been submitted.  The plans are for a refurbished library,  4-screen cinema, community space and a café/bar.

Check out the details, and comment online, by using ref 15/04179  via Lambeth’s Planning Portal. The Design Statement has  a brief history of the site as well as describing the new facilities.

The joint library- cinema project is a partnership between Lambeth council and Picturehouse Cinemas . Works to the refurbished building are due to finish sometime in 2017.


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Labour party supporters

Cllr Sonia Winifred on Holderness Way

Cllr Sonia Winifred on Holderness Way

The latest leaflet from the local Labour party has a message from our new MP Helen Hayes and information about the Labour supporters scheme.

Labour’s registered  supporters are people who support Labour’s aims and values and want to make it official that they back Labour.

Registered Supporters  can also have a bigger say in the future of the Labour party both nationally and at a local level. So they can have an individual vote at future Labour Party leadership elections and Londoners can vote for Labour’s candidate for London Mayor.

For details see:

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Norwood’s own brewery

beer picAs part of London Beer City week our local brewery is holding  a cheese & beer tasting evening from 6.30pm on Saturday 15th August with cheese expert  Ned Palmer  . Book your tickets

The Gipsy Hill Brewing Company opened in July 2014. They make  Southpaw, Beatnik, Dissident & Yuzu beer at 160 Hamilton Road SE27 9SF




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Flats on the tennis club site

IMG-20150721-02216Developers are trying again, for a fifth time, to get planning permission to build 36 flats and new tennis facilities on the site of the Tennis Club in Cheviot Road SE27 0SR. Check out the details and comment, using ref 15/03867 at

The fourth planning application 14/06822 was refused and the developers are appealing to the independent Planning Inspector to reverse Lambeth council’s decision. The arguments for and against the council decision will be heard in public by the Planning Inspector on Tuesday 4th August from 10am in the town hall in Brixton. The appeal ref is APP/N5660/W/15/3028118 and details are at:

Norwood Action Group ( NAG) have successfully  campaigned to get the site listed as an Asset of Community Value and want  to see the tennis club run for the benefit of the local community. For more information see NAG’s web site:

And see our earlier posts 23/1/201512/8/2014, 7/9/2013, 10/4/2013, 1/2/201311/7/2012 and more..

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