Category Archives: Health

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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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. )

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