Category Archives: Health

Clean Up London’s Air

The south circular – Christchurch Road & Thurlow Park Road is proposed as the southern boundary of a new Ultra Low Emission Zone –  ULEZ in October 2021. To have your say by 28th February on this proposal see: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/environment/air-quality-consultation-phase-3b/?cid=airquality-consultation
In a ULEZ  to avoid paying a £12.50 daily charge diesel cars &  vans will have to meet the Euro 6 standard for NOx and particulates;  petrol cars & vans will have to meet Euro 4 NOx; and motorcycles & scooters will have to meet Euro 3 NOx . The daily charge for lorries and buses exceeding  Euro 1V is £100.
central London ULEZ will start operating in just over a year’s time in April 2019.  It will cover exactly the same area as the Congestion Charge Zone  and the current T-charge zone which is charging £10 a day for vehicles not meeting the Euro 4/V1 standards.
The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) across most of Greater London 24/7 has been operating since 2008. It charges the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles but London’s air is not clean enough – hence the need for Ultra Low Emission Zones.
To check the emission level of your vehicle enter the registration number here: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/vrm-checker-ulez

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Clean air buses

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is cleaning up London’s bus routes. In West Norwood our #2,  #415 and  #249 buses are some of the cleanest with  Euro VI Hybrid engines. The #3 and #68 are new routemasters and have  Euro VI engines.

Some of the older buses #417, #432 and P13 with Euro V diesel engines are retrofitted with ad blue to reduce nitrogen oxides and thus to meet Euro VI standard.

Your Labour councillors are campaigning for all West Norwood buses to have clean engines. To support our campaign email Florence Eshalomi, our representative on the London Assembly  Florence.Eshalomi@london.gov.uk

The council works with the Mayor on cleaning up London and helps  to clean up our air by  promoting electric cars & charging points, more cycling and  more street trees.  Householder need to rethink wood burning stoves too. And we can all campaign to make sure the Conservative Brexit keeps Europe’s tough pollution controls.

@FloEshalomi

https://facebook.com/FlorenceEshalomi/

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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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Ready to go electric?

Casewick Road

Electric vehicles are here already and are expected to become wide spread over the next few years. They will make a huge difference to air quality in our city neighbourhoods.

Ubitricity, a start-up based in Germany, is carrying out a small pilot to enable Lambeth residents to charge their vehicle in their own street. Charging points have been installed in a number of lamp posts across the borough – including the top end of Casewick Road.

If you are planning to use an electric vehicle soon – why not take part in the pilot? Email Ubitricity direct at customersupport@ubitricity.com

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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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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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Feast is back on Sunday

The first Sunday of every month April to December is a West Norwood Feast day – that’s this weekend 2nd April!

Markets & activities are at Artisans’ Market (Chatsworth Way SE24 9HR), Food Fair (in the garden of St Luke’s church SE27 0DT), Retro Village (Rosebery’s  74-76 Knight’s Hill SE27 0JD), Family Hub (outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF) and Fresh & Green (along Norwood Road from the corner of York Hill SE27 9AF)

New this year is WiNGiT a performance space for under -20s by the Leisure Centre 1pm to 3pm.

And if you haven’t taken a  cemetery guided tour yet –  its  2.30pm on Sunday at the main gate .[ https://www.fownc.org/events/ ]

For details see: http://westnorwoodfeast.com/blog/

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