Category Archives: Community / voluntary

London Policing Plan 2017 – 2021

Sadiq Khan is consulting on the new draft policing plan for London  with plans to crack down on knife crime and improve victims services. Our London  Mayor is proposing three new London-wide commitments:

  • keeping children and young people safe
  • tackling violence against women and girls
  • and standing together against extremism, hatred and intolerance

To have a say on this draft plan: go to the consultation website.

Deadline for comments is Thursday 2nd March 2017

At  a time when government is cutting public sector budgets  the London Metropolitan police are having to make considerable savings. £600m efficiency savings have been made since 2019 and the government requires a further £400m savings by 2020.

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Local GP retires

The Norwood Surgery

The Norwood Surgery

Dr Fernandes will be retiring from his GP practice on Norwood Road SE27 2DJ and selling the premises.

The London Primary Care team at NHS England will be meeting Dr Fernandes patients next month to answer questions and explain what is happening about moving patients to neighbouring GP practices.

There is a petition to sign opposing the loss of a local GP practice, in Ardashj chemist, next door. Our MP Helen Hayes has written to Simon Stevens , who runs NHS England.

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Interested in volunteering locally?

fair-posterDrop in  to the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre on Monday 23rd January 2017 and have a chat with our local voluntary organisations. Volunteering is a great way  to meet people  and learn new skills.

If your organisation would like to have a presence at the Fair please email asap:  cdevar@lambeth.gov.uk

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Carol Service

wp_20161213_20_29_40_proThis Sunday, 18th of December,  many of our local churches are holding a carol service: St Luke’s SE27 0HS 4pm , All Saints SE21 8JY 4pm , St Peters SW16 2SD 6.30pm, Chatsworth Baptist SE27 9HN 7pm and Emmanuel SE21 8BU 7pm .

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Spending developers contributions in West Norwood

postcardWhen the council gives planning permission for new buildings and developments –  developers provide the council with payments to fund local improvements. This money is called CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy).

To suggest the sort of priorities & projects this money should be spent on please complete this short online survey. The  deadline is 23rd December. Ideas for Norwood’s residential areas are particularly welcome.

The results from  other recent consultations –  West Norwood and Tulse Hill Masterplan refresh, Commonplace and  StreetWorks  will be taken into account. The conclusions will be published as  Norwood’s  Cooperative Local Investment Plan (or CLIP for short) in early 2017 and  inform investment decisions in the local area for the next three years.

For more information go to the story on the Lambeth council website. You can also download this leaflet: norwood-leaflet

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Filed under Community / voluntary, Environment, Housing, Lambeth Council, Leisure, Local Business, Planning, West Norwood

Have a say on Norwood’s Master Plan

vwnth-consultation-octoberLast chance to have a say on the Master Plan for West Norwood before its turned into a report this October. The report will outline plans for the future of shopping, housing and business in West Norwood town centre. Hundreds of people have already input to the Master plan – many online via https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/

On Thursday October 6th at St Lukes Church SE27 0HS you can see the latest plans and speak to the team who have been working on the Master Plan for months.
There will be other opportunities – at West Norwood Feast on 22nd October and an exhibition in St Lukes Church from 3rd to 17th October.

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Filed under Arts, Churches, Community / voluntary, Employment, Environment, Housing, Jobs, Lambeth Council, Leisure, Libraries, Local Business, Parking, Parks, Planning, Shopping, Traffic, Transport, West Norwood

Autumn Fair time

4ALL’s popular annual Community Autumn Fair is this Saturday 17th September 2pm to 5pm at All Saints Church Lovelace Road SE21 8JY.
Crafts, artists, refreshments, music, local groups. All welcome.

4ALL Community Autumn Fair
Saturday 17 September 2016, 2.00-5.00pm

4ALL’s annual Community Autumn Fair is now an important part of the West Dulwich and wider Norwood calendar and a great opportunity for specialist businesses – crafts, foods, etc – to talk about and sell their products to people from every part of the community.

The proceeds support 4ALL’s community activities :  two after-school clubs for young people living on local estates and a  community choir and  exercise class for older people.

For details contact  Info@4-ALL.org.uk  @4ALLWD

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