Category Archives: Environment

Save our trees

Cllr Jackie Meldrum watering a tree

Hundreds of young trees were planted in our streets, estates & parks in the last couple of years. These trees need our help if they are to survive the 2018 drought.

If you live near a new tree please help water it when you can. The best time to water is early morning or late evening into the plastic watering tube at the base.

The council’s new-tree contractor has doubled the usual amount of water  – to the equivalent of 3 watering cans a week. The trees  need more in this hot dry summer!

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Leigham Court Road burst

Another Thames Water main burst on Wednesday afternoon by St Peters Church on Leigham Court Rod SW16 2SD . Water gushed down to Valley Road  lifting up the road surface in places and causing traffic chaos locally.

Broxholm Road & Glennie Road were cut off to through traffic putting pressure on Knollys Road & Canterbury Grove during the evening rush.  417 and 315 buses are diverted. For details see:   https://www.trafficdelays.co.uk/london-buses/

Thames Water has been fined £120m by OFWAT for the excessive number of leaks. All its water rates customers payers will get a refund of about £15 in 2019/20 : https://corporate.thameswater.co.uk/Media/News-releases/Thames-Water-reaches-agreement-with-Ofwat-on-rebate-to-customers

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Solar power to West Norwood

Our local Norwood School &  Repowering London are starting a community solar power project. To find out more come along to a meeting on Wednesday 18th July 7pm to 8.30pm at The Norwood School, Crowndale SE19 3NY.

All profits from the scheme go straight to the community who get to choose how the money is spent. Norwood’s young people will also benefit from training opportunities.

For details contact : zaira.rasool@repowering.org.uk

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Country Show 21st and 22nd July

Queuing to see the vegetable sculptures

Now is the time to start thinking about your day out to this year’s Country Show 12noon to 8pm over the weekend  21st & 22nd July at Brockwell Park SE24 . Bring friends & family too.

The Main stage  & Village Green host a wide range of musicians– something for everyone. And there are numerous other activities , entertainments, animals, food & drink and of course show piece entertainments at the Arena.

Why not enter some of the free competitions? Can you carve vegetables? Bake  a cake? Grow flowers? Knit? The traditional & highly popular flower show has 83 competition classes! The Scarecrow competition is free to enter with a chance to win £100 first prize…

Last Years’s winning veg sculpture

Apply online by 14th July: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/getinvolved/

The Country Show changes a bit ever year. This year safety measures include searches at the 2 entry points (Herne Hill & Lido)  so the show area has to be fenced within the park.  Come early to avoid queues. Last entry 6.30pm. Entry remains free and unticketed.

To get to the Country Show  please walk, cycle or travel by public transport ( 68 or 196 bus from West Norwood) . The only parking is for Blue Badge holders who apply in advance.

http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/

@lblcountryshow

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Norwood High Street burst main  

We have another Thames Water burst water main outside West Norwood Cemetery at the junction of Robson Road and Norwood High Street. It  will take about 5 days to fix. For details see: https://inyourarea.thameswater.co.uk/Work-in-your-area  or phone 0800 316 9800 quoting ref 31070540.

Traffic will be severely disrupted with diversions through Streatham. Left and right hand turns by southbound traffic along Norwood Road from Lancaster Avenue will be restricted.

The 322 bus is on diversion.

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Our Kind of Norwood

Help shape the future of West Norwood by attending the Norwood Planning Assembly AGM and visioning event on Wednesday 25th April at 7pm at Portico Gallery 23 Knights Hill SE27 0HS. For details see:  https://www.norwoodplanning.org/

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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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