Our park covered in snow
The council is proposing some changes to the park beside the leisure centre: fencing off the children’s play area to keep out dogs, bringing back meadow flower beds and a new shrub flower bed.
Drop in on Thursday 22nd March between 3pm and 6pm to the community room at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre SE27 0DF to have your say or before the deadline of Friday 6th April go online at:
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.
A 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
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.
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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]