Category Archives: Environment

Open House 16th & 17th September

Clock Museum

This coming weekend is a great opportunity to visit, for free,  buildings & places, most not normally open to the public, across London.

In West Norwood we have our Clock Museum at 6 Nettlefold Place, SE27 0JW on Saturday 11am to 6pm – tours every hour. And 90 minute tour of  the cemetery  on Saturday 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm – meet at main gate  on Norwood High Street SE27 9JU

See details of over 800 of sites and download the  app from https://openhouselondon.org.uk/

@OpenHouseLondon

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KFC refused planning permission

489 -491 Norwood Road

To help promote healthy eating the council has turned down KFC’s planning application to turn disused premises at 489-491 Norwood Rd SE27 9DJ (next to Adarshi Pharmacy) into a restaurant & take away.

Lambeth has a policy of refusing planning permission for any new hot food takeaway within 400 metres or 10 minutes walking of a school. Three such applications have been refused in Norwood & four elsewhere in the borough. To date only one decision has been over turned by the independent Planning Inspector – on condition the opening hours were from 5pm.

For more details see our earlier post 2/5/17 or use ref 17/01574 at Lambeth Planning Portal.

Lots of information online about fast food eg : Daily Mail

The NHS says 13 year olds need about 2300 nutritional calories a day. [See: NHS site]

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Thames Water works update

Canterbury Grove

This month Thames Water is due to complete its water mains replacement programme in West Norwood and it will now not be necessary for a second closure of Norwood Road southbound. Leigham Vale will reopen to traffic, after 8 months of closure, by the end of August.

Work should finish this week replacing the water mains in Canterbury Grove.

To report any water leaks contact Thames Water:

24 hour phone line: 0800 714 614

Online: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/Help-and-Advice/Report-a-problem/Report-a-problem?type=leak

@thameswater & use #tweetaleak

See our earlier post 4/6/17

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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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Norwood Road pavements

The plans for the new pavements, under construction, on Norwood Road & Tulse Hill Station Rise can be seen online at: http://www.streetworks.london/documents.  Works are due to be finished by the end of this year.

Cyclists asked for changes near Elmcourt Road and there is an opportunity to see & comment on the revised plans to improve cycling in Norwood Road on Wednesday 21st June between 6pm to 7pm at Bon Velo bike shop 495 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ.

StreetWorks is a community-led project to improve Norwood Road between Robson Road and Tulse Hill station (and in the longer term the one-way system at Tulse Hill)  with funding from Transport for London and supported by Lambeth council.

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A new plan for Crystal Palace park

Restoring south terrace

Bromley council has responsibility for Crystal Palace park and is consulting on a Regeneration Plan to create a long term sustainable business model for the park. (The London Mayor is responsible for the National Sports Centre in the park) Bromley wants to improve & increase usage of the park, generate some capital receipts and create income generating activity.

The council will decide on the plans this summer following an extensive consultation programme. To see the latest versions of the plans drop in to the Crystal Palace Information Centre by Penge Gate SE20 8DT on Friday 19th May 2pm to 6pm or Saturday 20th May between 10am and 2pm.

£2.4m of improvements are underway – including conservation of the dinosaurs, the sphinxes, south terrace steps and a new skate park & new café.

For more information see: http://www.crystalpalaceparkregeneration.com

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Decision on Tennis Club site

Tennis club site

Developers are making a sixth attempt to build flats on the site of the West Norwood Tennis club. The council has turned down their plans 5 times and each time the developers have appealed to the Independent Planning Inspector who supported the council.

The council is likely to recommend accepting the sixth version of the plans (including 32 new homes, a gym, squash & tennis courts) to the Planning Committee on Tuesday 20th June 7pm at the Karibu Centre, Gresham Road SW9 7PH.

proposed view from Knights Hill

Local councillors and a group of residents remained opposed to the plans . Many people want to keep tennis courts on the site but think the proposed tennis club may be too small to be financially viable. As the development is car-free there are also concerns that extra parking by new residents & any club users will add to the pressures of parking in Cheviot Road and nearby streets. Please get in touch with Cllr Pickard if you intend to attend the Planning Committee: jpickard@lambeth.gov.uk

More details of the new homes and the management arrangements for the proposed new club are on the council Planning database – quote ref 16/01650 at https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/

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