Vote early by post!

WP_20160424_11_11_53_ProPeople who chose to vote by post are voting now  to choose the next London Mayor.

There are 3 ballot papers:  one for the Mayor; one to represent Lambeth & Southwark on the Greater London Assembly(GLA)  and one for  party representatives on the GLA.

To be counted postal ballots must be posted in time to reach the Council by the end of May 5th. Or they can be handed in at any polling station on Thursday May 5th election day.

If your postal ballot has not arrived by post by Thursday 28th April you can get another one- apply in person to Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill SW2 1RD with photo-id and confirmation of your address.

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Flats on the Tennis Club site

Tennis Club site on Knights Hill

Tennis Club site on Knights Hill

Developers are trying for the sixth time to get planning permission  to build flats on the site of the West Norwood Tennis Club on the corner of Cheviot Road and Knights Hill . The plans include some sport & gym facilities.

To see the details and comment on the plans use ref 16/01650 at Lambeth’s planning portal : http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications/search-planning-applications

Dan outside locked club gates

Dan outside locked club gates

A group of local residents are campaigning to get the Tennis Club renovated and open to the whole community. They have got the site listed as an Asset of Community Value. The group have outline plans, sources of funding and volunteers lined up. For details email Dan:    d_lockeretz@yahoo.com

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A community choir for West Norwood

Choirmaster:  Abigail

Choirmaster: Abigail

A community choir is for everyone who loves to sing. Abigail is starting a West Norwood weekly community choir from  Thursday 14th April  7pm at Portico , 23 Knights Hill SE27 0HP. £6 .  For details see http://justsing.moonfruit.com/. Or phone 07930 459 250.

@justsingLondon

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A new master plan for West Norwood

If you are not keen on meetings but have things to say about the future of West Norwood – then take  a look at this new web site and its interactive map.

https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/  It’s easy to mark the places you like and the places you would like to see improved. The map covers the area from Tulse Hill one-way system along Norwood Road & Knights Hill to Chapel Road.

Cllr Meldrum at a workshop at Tulse Hill

Cllr Meldrum at a workshop at Tulse Hill

Information input to the website will be part of a programme of public events, workshops and exhibitions  during the spring and summer to discuss what people want for their community and neighbourhood. The council wants to end up with a new 2017 plan for future improvements and investment in West Norwood.

The last West Norwood master plan was in 2009 – we have seen many changes and improvements since then including new schools and the Health & Leisure Centre. ( Work should be starting very soon on the library –cinema in Nettlefold Hall and upgrading of the South London Theatre. )

#HaveYourSayWNTH

@mywestnorwood

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Junior Gym at WNHLC

Jack & Christian

Jack & Christian

Jack & Christian run special gym sessions for young people age 11 to 16 at West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre (WNHLC) . After school in weekdays the sessions are 3.30pm to 6pm  Monday to Thursday and a bit longer on Fridays 3.30pm to 6.30pm. Weekends are 10am to 12.30pm .

With a “pay as you go” card the sessions are £2.10 each. Monthly membership is £13.85/£11.80 and includes swimming. And circuit training on Wednesdays at 4pm.

Girls and boys welcome.  Phone  020 8761 1159 for details or drop in to WNHLC at Devane Way  SE27 0DF ( opposite West Norwood train station) .

http://www.better.org.uk/venues/west-norwood-health-and-leisure-centre

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Sadiq Khan for London Mayor

Campaigning for Sadiq Khan in West Norwood

Campaigning for Sadiq Khan in West Norwood

The important elections for London Mayor are only  a few weeks away.  Make sure you have a right to vote on May 5th

Online registering is very easy and takes only  a few minutes – you just need your NI number. See  https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting , is the Labour candidate.  Sadiq’s priorities for ordinary Londoners are affordable Housing , affordable Transport & effective Policing. For more information see his manifesto  http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/themes/569cb9526a21db3279000001/attachments/original/1457451016/x160668_Sadiq_Khan_Manifesto.pdf?1457451016.

And follow Sadiq on twitter @SadiqKhan

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Jumble Trail

2015 Jumble Trail

2015 Jumble Trail

West Norwood’s 4th Jumble trail is on Sunday 24th April  11am to 3pm. It’s like a car boot sale ( or garage sale) but lots of separate stalls  in the streets across West Norwood. A great chance for real bargains…

A stall costs £3.50 to put you on the map & goes to help cover costs of advertising.

http://www.jumbletrail.com/event/SE27APRIL2016

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