Category Archives: Community / voluntary

Cemetery plans

Local residents are working with the council to bid for substantial funds from the Heritage Lottery to improve West Norwood Cemetery, a key part of our neighbourhood and a lovely green open space.

The plans are at an important stage and there is a consultation under way giving everyone a chance to have a say – deadline is Saturday 30th September 2017

Look out for a stall at the West Norwood Feast markets on Sunday 3rd September – in St Lukes church gardens SE27 0HS .

Drop in to meet the project team at Portico Gallery, Knights Hill SE27 0HS on Wednesday 13th September 6pm to 8.30pm or Saturday 16th September 10am to 4pm

Or comment on line: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/west-norwood-cemetery

Tours of the cemetery by Friends of West Norwood Cemetery SE27 9JU are at 2.30pm every first Sunday of the month from April to October. Meet at the main gate: https://www.fownc.org/events/

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Learn to ride a bike

 

Free sessions for children to learn to ride a bike on Saturday 5th August at Norwood Park near the skate park off Salters Hill SE19 1DZ. Drop in any time between 10am and 4pm. Bring your own bikes.

Toddlers bikes for sale – second hand.

For details see: http://www.peddlemywheels.com

@peddlemywheels

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Lambeth Country Show

This weekend ( 15th & 16th July) is Lambeth Country Show weekend in Brockwell Park SE24 Free entry 12noon to 8pm.

Fantastic range of activities – something for everyone!

And of course the vegetable character competition – late entries accepted on Saturday morning [see pic below] .

For full details see: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/

There is no public car parking, except for blue badge holders, and most visitors walk or travel by bus to get there.

#LCS17

@LBLCountryShow

Vegetables competition

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Crystal Palace Overground Festival

Starting Monday 12th June an amazing week long programme of mainly free events day time & evening – something for everyone- even a dog show!

Check out the programme: https://crystalpalacefestival.org/

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Support Norwood Park

View from top of the park

Friends of Norwood Park are holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday 7th June at 7pm by the Hungry Hippo Café, Salters Hill SE19 1DZ.

All welcome. Membership is £4 a year. Members eligible to join the committee will get nomination papers separately.

For details see: http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk

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Community and volunteering fair

Volunteering fair in January

Come along to the second Community & Volunteering Fair at West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre SE27 0DF on Tuesday 13th June between 3.30pm & 5.30pm . The first Fair held in January was a great success.

Find out about local volunteering opportunities and meet community groups working in our area. All welcome.

If your group is interested in having a space at the Fair please email: lpolton@lambeth.gov.uk

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Volunteering for Home-Start

Could you help struggling parents in Lambeth build better lives for their children ? At Home –Start volunteers befriend and visit local families for a few hours a week. The families need help for a variety of reasons eg a disabled child or postnatal depression.

Home-Start runs free comprehensive training schemes for potential volunteers. The aim is to support parents to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationship with their children and widen their links to the local community

Bolu Heather is the Volunteer Coordinator at the charity and says volunteers gain a huge amount from their working with Home –Start. For some volunteers the experience at Home-Start leads to new paid job opportunities.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer see: http://www.homestartlambeth.co.uk/being-a-volunteer

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