Category Archives: Environment

It’s always midday.. or midnight

snipimage2Our local clock on St Luke’s tower, and key local landmark,  is always set at just about 12 o’clock. There is a campaign to raise £37k to get this Vulliamy clock, dating back to 1827, working again.

Trusts have donated most of the money required and only another £8k is needed to start the works. To help get the clock working again please donate what you can through : https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stlukesclock

For more details on the history  of the clock and restoration project see:  http://synchronome.org.uk/stlukes.pdf

Leave a comment

Filed under Churches, Environment, West Norwood

Leigham Vale burst water main

wp_20170107_10_39_51_proThames water are relining the water main under Leigham Vale after it burst in December and January . The works are expected to be completed towards the May 2017. Road diversions will continue whilst  Leigham Vale remains closed for the next few months.

Thames Water will be working Monday to Saturday and Sunday mornings to get this major piece of work done. To find out more you can drop in to Hitherfield Baptist Church, Hitherfield Road  SW16 2LN to meet representative of Thames Water on Thursday 16th February between 12.30 to 7.30.

Or phone Thames Water on 0800 316 9800  selection 1 quoting ref: BB 210376.

Local councillors & Streatham MP Chuka Umunna took Steve Robertson, Chief Executive of Thames Water on a walkabout of the houses flooded in December and demanded action to prevent houses flooding in future.  Our local MP Helen Hayes will be meeting Thames Water next month to discuss a wide range of water-related issues and the number of serious leaks this winter.

2 Comments

Filed under Environment, Labour Councillors, Traffic, West Norwood

New bins for recycling

New green wheelie bins for recycling rubbish will start to be delivered to Lambeth homes this month. Most people who currently use transparent plastic sacks for recycling will get a new green bin. A few households will continue to use transparent sacks – for example people living above a town centre shop. For more information see: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/greenbins  The new bins were piloted last year in the Herne Hill area.

The new bins will reduce rubbish on the streets and save the council nearly £1/2m a year.  

Lambeth collects paper, card, glass, cans, plastic containers & tetra pak from the door step. The food waste collection will continue and the garden waste service for people who subscribe.  Collections will remain weekly.

More items can be recycled at Vale street Recycling Centre SE27 9PA – bring Lambeth address – id eg a bill or parking permit . There are  other collection points across the borough  – see  https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/recycling/a-to-z-of-what-to-do-with-your-waste

2 Comments

Filed under Environment, Lambeth Council

Plans for Knollys Goods Yard

wp_20160630_17_04_30_richDevelopers have submitted planning application 16/04089 to widen the access to Knollys Goods Yard. This triangular shaped land is surrounded by railway tracks and has only one access point by Cameron Place SW16 2HQ, off Knollys Road.  The plan is to turn the narrow one-way entrance, pictured above,  into two-lanes with a raised pavement for pedestrians [see picture right]knollys-bridge

For more information and to comment on the planning application quote ref 16/04089 on the Lambeth Planning Portal   Deadline for comments is 30th November.

Developers are working on plans to develop a new neighbourhood in Knollys Goods Yard with work spaces and new homes. To attend a workshop discussing this new neighbourhood contact 020 7234 3337.  There will be a public consultation event early in 2017.

Leave a comment

Filed under Environment, Lambeth Council, Planning, Transport

Spending developers contributions in West Norwood

postcardWhen the council gives planning permission for new buildings and developments –  developers provide the council with payments to fund local improvements. This money is called CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy).

To suggest the sort of priorities & projects this money should be spent on please complete this short online survey. The  deadline is 23rd December. Ideas for Norwood’s residential areas are particularly welcome.

The results from  other recent consultations –  West Norwood and Tulse Hill Masterplan refresh, Commonplace and  StreetWorks  will be taken into account. The conclusions will be published as  Norwood’s  Cooperative Local Investment Plan (or CLIP for short) in early 2017 and  inform investment decisions in the local area for the next three years.

For more information go to the story on the Lambeth council website. You can also download this leaflet: norwood-leaflet

Leave a comment

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

Have a say on Norwood’s Master Plan

vwnth-consultation-octoberLast chance to have a say on the Master Plan for West Norwood before its turned into a report this October. The report will outline plans for the future of shopping, housing and business in West Norwood town centre. Hundreds of people have already input to the Master plan – many online via https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/

On Thursday October 6th at St Lukes Church SE27 0HS you can see the latest plans and speak to the team who have been working on the Master Plan for months.
There will be other opportunities – at West Norwood Feast on 22nd October and an exhibition in St Lukes Church from 3rd to 17th October.

Leave a comment

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

ID needed to use Recycling Centre

wp_20160807_13_20_07_richFrom Saturday 1st October use of the Recycling Centre in Vale St SE27 9PA  will be limited to Lambeth residents.

The Centre costs the council £286k per year to run & dispose of the recycling materials.  The disposal cost for wood is £70 per tonne and £37 per tonne for green garden waste.

Its estimated that at least 20% of the current users of the Recycling Centre are not Lambeth residents and that nearly 10% of are commercial traders.

From 1st October 2016 only residents able to produce ID with a Lambeth address, eg a council tax bill or driving licence, will be permitted to use the Recycling Centre.

A wide range of items can be recycled at Vale Street including  metal, wood, textiles, batteries, fridges, electrical items, light bulbs . For details see: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/places/lambeth-reuse-and-recycling-centre-vale-street

The Recycling Centre is open 8am to 5pm weekends and 7.30am to 4.30pm Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays. Its closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

2 Comments

Filed under Environment, Lambeth Council, West Norwood