Category Archives: Health

Local GP retires

The Norwood Surgery

The Norwood Surgery

Dr Fernandes will be retiring from his GP practice on Norwood Road SE27 2DJ and selling the premises.

The London Primary Care team at NHS England will be meeting Dr Fernandes patients next month to answer questions and explain what is happening about moving patients to neighbouring GP practices.

There is a petition to sign opposing the loss of a local GP practice, in Ardashj chemist, next door. Our MP Helen Hayes has written to Simon Stevens , who runs NHS England.

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A new master plan for West Norwood

If you are not keen on meetings but have things to say about the future of West Norwood – then take  a look at this new web site and its interactive map.

https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/  It’s easy to mark the places you like and the places you would like to see improved. The map covers the area from Tulse Hill one-way system along Norwood Road & Knights Hill to Chapel Road.

Cllr Meldrum at a workshop at Tulse Hill

Cllr Meldrum at a workshop at Tulse Hill

Information input to the website will be part of a programme of public events, workshops and exhibitions  during the spring and summer to discuss what people want for their community and neighbourhood. The council wants to end up with a new 2017 plan for future improvements and investment in West Norwood.

The last West Norwood master plan was in 2009 – we have seen many changes and improvements since then including new schools and the Health & Leisure Centre. ( Work should be starting very soon on the library –cinema in Nettlefold Hall and upgrading of the South London Theatre. )

#HaveYourSayWNTH

@mywestnorwood

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Junior Gym at WNHLC

Jack & Christian

Jack & Christian

Jack & Christian run special gym sessions for young people age 11 to 16 at West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre (WNHLC) . After school in weekdays the sessions are 3.30pm to 6pm  Monday to Thursday and a bit longer on Fridays 3.30pm to 6.30pm. Weekends are 10am to 12.30pm .

With a “pay as you go” card the sessions are £2.10 each. Monthly membership is £13.85/£11.80 and includes swimming. And circuit training on Wednesdays at 4pm.

Girls and boys welcome.  Phone  020 8761 1159 for details or drop in to WNHLC at Devane Way  SE27 0DF ( opposite West Norwood train station) .

http://www.better.org.uk/venues/west-norwood-health-and-leisure-centre

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Sadiq Khan for London Mayor

Campaigning for Sadiq Khan in West Norwood

Campaigning for Sadiq Khan in West Norwood

The important elections for London Mayor are only  a few weeks away.  Make sure you have a right to vote on May 5th

Online registering is very easy and takes only  a few minutes – you just need your NI number. See  https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting , is the Labour candidate.  Sadiq’s priorities for ordinary Londoners are affordable Housing , affordable Transport & effective Policing. For more information see his manifesto  http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/themes/569cb9526a21db3279000001/attachments/original/1457451016/x160668_Sadiq_Khan_Manifesto.pdf?1457451016.

And follow Sadiq on twitter @SadiqKhan

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Norwood Forum meeting

9529335203_b258027ecf_zFind out what’s happening in West Norwood at the Norwood Forum at 7.30pm this Wednesday, 16th March, at The Old Library , Knights Hill SE27  0HY

The Forum is a chance to have a say on services at West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre; the Norwood Road &  Tulse Hill one way system project; library -cinema project and progress on a Planning Assembly for Norwood and anything else in West Norwood that people want to talk about! All welcome.

Norwood Forum is run by local people. To get contact them email :   info@norwoodforum.org.

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All weather pitch in Norwood Park

Cllr Pickard on the tarmac pitch

Cllr Pickard on the tarmac pitch

The council and the Football Foundation have plans to jointly invest over £350k in Norwood Park – by updating the tarmac pitch  by Elder Rd SE27 9ND.   The pitch will be astroturfed for all weather football as one 9-aside, two 7 aside or three 5-aside pitches and have new floodlighting so it can be used 8am  to 10pm. There will be a locked container at the side of the pitch for equipment.

A planning application has  just been submitted (ref  16/01130) for formal consultation.  To see the details and comments  go on-line :  http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications/search-planning-applications.

Management of the pitch will pass to Norwood School who need the extra pitches for their pupils during the school day . Community sports clubs will book the pitches for weekends and evenings.  There will some time slots for commercial lettings . This means the pitch will have enough income to  cover the costs of  maintaining the pitch & facilities in good condition. The pitch changing rooms & toilets will be in the school.

This pitch is  the only sizeable level space in Norwood Park and local councillors want to see some free community access to for local people . The plan is for  community use on weekdays 8am to 9am and 5pm to 6pm. A group of local people & pitch users will be set up to help manage the lettings  with the school.

There has been consultation with Friends of Norwood Park, community groups and future users of the pitch . See our earlier posts:  27/5/15 and 4/10/15

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Local activities for older people

Line dancing at The British Home

Line dancing at The British Home

Line Dancing at 10.30am on first Wednesday morning of the month at The British Home in Crown Lane is just one of the variety of activities targeted at older people in the West Norwood area.

Every week there are: sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre ( 020 8761 1159),  NPG holds classes on Tuesdays at The Old Library ,  an over -50s club on Thursdays from 12 noon at Emmanuel Church , Clive Road and a  gentle exercise class on Fridays at 9.30 am at All Saints Church , Lovelace Rd.

And every month there are more things to join in:  2nd Wednesdays at 2.30 pm is a tea dance ( dementia friendly)  at Portico;  U3A meets on 3rd Wednesday at The Park Tavern, Elder Rd ; a  film matinee at Portico on 3rd Wednesdays 2.30pm.

For details and to find more age friendly activities in Lambeth & Southwark  see  the Age UK service directory: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/lambeth/our-services/lambeth-and-southwark-older-peoples-information-directory/

South London Cares links people aged over 65 with young professional people  in a range of activities see –  https://southlondoncares.org.uk/

Crossroads Care is planning  regular group sessions for informal Carers once they find a membership organiser – call  Julia  020 7502 8973 for details or see http://www.crossroadscaresouththames.org/.

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