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Council elections 3rd May

Check out the Labour Party’s manifesto for Lambeth council elections on Thursday 3rd May at https://lambeth-labour-manifesto.org/

This manifesto has been drawn up with hundreds of local people to create a positive and ambitious vision for a better, fairer Lambeth that aims to improve the lives of all Lambeth residents.

It builds on Labour’s strong record over the last four years – including building the first new council homes in a generation, protecting our 23 fantastic children’s centres and paying every Lambeth employee at least the London Living Wage.

Labour promises are:

  1. Tackling Lambeth’s housing crisis – by completing our ambitious programme of 1,000 council homes and introducing a new private renters charter
  2. A cleaner and greener Lambeth – by keeping a full weekly bin collection, boosting recycling and improving air quality
  3. Delivering value for money – by keeping council tax one of the lowest in London
  4. A safer Lambeth – by tackling youth violence and fighting Tory police cuts
  5. A more equal Lambeth – by creating 1,500 apprenticeships and encouraging every Lambeth business to pay the London Living Wage
  6. Fighting against a Tory Hard Brexit – by campaigning to defend the rights of our EU friends and neighbours
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Free film festival 

Promoting the film festival at Feast

West Norwood free film festival is running from  Saturday 14th April to Sunday 29th April  with at least one free film a day in venues across West Norwood. The festival is run by volunteers. Check out the details at : http://www.freefilmfestivals.org/filmfestival/west-norwood/ or follow on twitter @WestNorwoodFFF

And if you make films why not enter the  48 Hour Film Challenge (WNFFF 48h) over the weekend 13th to 15th April . The competition is open to any team or individual – register your interest at westnorwood48h@gmail.com

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Improve our West Norwood streets

The council has proposed ideas to improve our streets in all 3 West Norwood wards ( Gipsy Hill , Knights Hill & Thurlow Park) . To comment go on line to: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/housing-and-regeneration/regeneration/our-streets-the-neighbourhood-enhancement-programme

Or come along to the Salvation Army Hall at 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW on Saturday 24th March between 12noon and 3pm , or to Kingswood Primary School, 188 Gipsy Road SE27 9RD  between 1pm and 4pm.

The ideas include: controlling traffic in Glennie & Broxholm Roads, traffic calming on Auckland Hill, road humps on Robson Road. Please suggest other projects too!

Deadline for comments is Friday 6th April.

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West Norwood Feast is back Easter weekend

West Norwood Feast last April

The first Feast Day in 2018 is 1st April – Easter Sunday. From April to December the first Sunday of every month is a West Norwood Feast markets day-  run by volunteers.

Markets & activities are at Artisans’ Market (Chatsworth Way SE24 9HR), Food Fair (in the garden of St Luke’s church SE27 0DT), Retro Village (Rosebery’s  74-76 Knight’s Hill SE27 0JD), Family Hub (outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF) and Fresh & Green (along Norwood Road from the corner of York Hill SE27 9AF).  And lots of free musical entertainments too!!

For details see: http://westnorwoodfeast.com/blog/

And if you haven’t taken a  cemetery guided tour yet –  its  2.30pm on 1st April – meet at the main gate. [ https://www.fownc.org/events/ ]

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West Norwood Gateway Garden

A new community garden will be built on Sunday 18th March ( snowed off on Saturday!)  between 10.30am and 2pm on corner of Chapel Road & Knights Hill SE27 0TL

All help welcome

The new West Norwood Gateway Garden, under the Community Freshview scheme, will replace a long standing eyesore popular with flytippers. The garden is designed by local resident and garden designer Tessa Parikian.  A team of volunteers from the neighbourhood and local businesses via the Station to Station Business Improvement District are supporting the project.

For details check out the “Greening West Norwood” facebook group athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/252599295261497/

If you and you neighbours are interested in a Community Freshview day for your street find out more about by phoning 020 7926 0524 or email Freshview@lambeth.gov.uk.

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Local copy shop in marathon challenge

West Norwood’s own copy shop is a social enterprise charity run by SRA at 45 Knights Hill SE27 0HS. Check out their prices for invitations, business cards and flyers.

SRA have entered a  team of 10 staff & friends aged from 18 to 72 in the Big Half Marathon on Sunday 4thMarch aiming to raise £2,000 to support local people with mental health problems. All donations very welcome at:   https://mydonate.bt.com/events/srabighalf2018/455551

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Register to vote

To make sure every adult in your household is registered to vote check the names  on the letter from Lambeth Electoral Register team. If you didn’t get  a letter or are not listed in the letter its easiest to register online at  https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

All British, Commonwealth & European citizens are entitled to register to vote.

Having your name on the electoral roll also helps with things such as credit checks. So even if you move frequently its worth registering to vote at your new address. And be ready for any sudden general election!

The next elections are on Thursday 3rd May 2018 for the council

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