Category Archives: Community / voluntary

Private renting?

If you rent privately in West Norwood why not drop in to Knowles ( 294 Norwood Road SE27 9AF)  at 7pm on Thursday 25th January.

A new  group is being set up for private renters  to share experiences and ideas on how to improve the private rented sector. And someone from Generation Rent , the national campaign organisation for private renters.

London’s housing crisis means more and more people are private renters putting up with rising rents, high letting agent fees, overcrowding, rogue landlords, poorly maintained homes, rent hikes & unfair evictions.

Labour councillors believe that private renting must improve. By coming together we have a louder voice to campaign for better standards. Join local Councillor Anna Birley at the first meeting of West Norwood’s new private renter group. If you cannot make this meeting get in touch and complete a simple survey at:  http://thurlowparklabour.org/post/169770662017/join-our-meeting-on-improving-the-private-rented

@genrentuk

@ThurlowLabour

@NorwoodKnowles

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Lambeth is competing for £1m to become The Mayor of London’s borough of culture in 2019 or 2020. The #OurLambeth bid will look to the future, using culture to inspire and tackle the major social challenges faced by Lambeth and London today.

To sign up to support and follow the progress of  Lambeth’s bid to become  the London Borough of Culture go to https://ourlambeth.london/#pledge-support

And please submit any suggestions for cultural projects at:  https://ourlambeth.london/your-ideas

London Borough of Culture is a new initiative launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture awards, the London Borough of Culture aims to capture the energy and imagination of an entire city.

All 32 London Boroughs have the opportunity to compete for the title. The winning borough will be awarded £1 million by the Greater London Authority, with additional funding from programme partners including Heritage Lottery Fund and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. For details see: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/current-culture-projects/apply-become-london-borough-culture

#OurLambeth

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West Norwood is regenerating….

There is increased interest from the private sector to invest in West Norwood. A public meeting is taking place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 28th November at the Salvation Army SE27 9AW for local people to discuss the latest plans including :

Norwood Road between Lansdowne Hill & York Hill and the old Laundry site; Knollys Goods Yard; Chapel Rd/Knights Hill corner & Norwood High Street.

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

Policy for planning application decisions

The Lambeth Local Plan  sets out the vision, strategic objectives and policies for development of  the built environment development in Lambeth. The Plan covers matters from telephone boxes to housing, work places, town centres, infrastructure (such as health facilities and schools), transport, environment and historic buildings. Together with the London Mayor’s it forms the statutory basis for deciding on planning applications.

The council is now starting  a 2 year process to update the 2015 plan. The first stage – ending on 4th December 2017 – is consulting on the issues to be reviewed.

To have your say see the online survey at: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/lambeth-local-plan-review-2017

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

Autumn fair

St Matthew Church are holding an Autumn Fair this Saturday 18th November  between 11am and 3.30pm at 37 Norwood High Street SE27 9JU  There will be raffles, toys, refreshments & more. All welcome . Adults £1.

http://www.stmatthews-westnorwood.org.uk

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Filed under Charity, Churches, Community / voluntary, Leisure, Shopping, West Norwood

Love this station?

West Norwood station

Local resident commuters are forming a Friends of West Norwood Station group to try and improve the state of the environment at the station. First meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 1st November at The Great North Wood 3 Knights Hill SE27 0HS .

For more info see the facebook group: here

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150th birthday

Lansdowne Church SE27 0AR is celebrating its 150th birthday with a free community day on Saturday 4th November 11am to 3pm. Food, face painting, baby clothes, toys, games, crafts & more.

https://www.facebook.com/lansdownechurch/

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