Category Archives: Lambeth Council

Lambeth is competing for £1m to become The Mayor of London’s borough of culture in 2019 or 2020. The #OurLambeth bid will look to the future, using culture to inspire and tackle the major social challenges faced by Lambeth and London today.

To sign up to support and follow the progress of  Lambeth’s bid to become  the London Borough of Culture go to https://ourlambeth.london/#pledge-support

And please submit any suggestions for cultural projects at:  https://ourlambeth.london/your-ideas

London Borough of Culture is a new initiative launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture awards, the London Borough of Culture aims to capture the energy and imagination of an entire city.

All 32 London Boroughs have the opportunity to compete for the title. The winning borough will be awarded £1 million by the Greater London Authority, with additional funding from programme partners including Heritage Lottery Fund and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. For details see: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/current-culture-projects/apply-become-london-borough-culture

#OurLambeth

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West Norwood is regenerating….

There is increased interest from the private sector to invest in West Norwood. A public meeting is taking place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 28th November at the Salvation Army SE27 9AW for local people to discuss the latest plans including :

Norwood Road between Lansdowne Hill & York Hill and the old Laundry site; Knollys Goods Yard; Chapel Rd/Knights Hill corner & Norwood High Street.

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

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

More phone boxes

Proposed new box

In Focus Public Networks, part of  JCDecaux who are in the outdoor advertising business, are registered as an electronic communications network provider. They want to install a new phone box outside Pizza Hut at 24 Knights Hill SE27 0HY .

The proposed new box is just metres away from a BT phone box outside the Post Office!

To comment on the new phone box planning application use planning ref 17/04799  before 4th December  at:  Lambeth Planning Portal

Licensed electronic communications network providers have statutory powers through OFCOM and section 106 of the Communications Act 2003. The planning application has to consider siting and appearance rather than installation of the box itself.

Also see our earlier post on BT phone boxes 8/11/17

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Filed under Environment, Lambeth Council, Planning, Shopping, West Norwood

Business rates relief scheme

A local business rates relief scheme is open for applications following lobbying of the government by the council and Lambeth business improvement districts. Government has now offered Lambeth £2.9m for a business rate relief scheme in the 2017/18 financial year.

The council has already awarded £280,000 to help 33 businesses that have applied. More businesses are encouraged to come forward if they are struggling to pay their business rates bills.

For details of this Additional Discretionary Fund see: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/businessrates .

Lambeth business rates rose on average by 35% (the 4th highest rise in the country) in the 2017 rates revaluation imposed by government.

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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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West Norwood Library

Old Library Centre SE27 0HY

The lending library based at 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY is temporarily closed between 2nd and 25tH October for refurbishment & redecoration of the Old Library Centre managed by local charity The Rathbone Society.

Until the library re-opens on Thursday 26th October please return & borrow books from one of Lambeth’ other libraries.

Black History events during October have moved to Upper Norwood Library at 39 Westow Hill SE19 1TJ.

The West Norwood library will be moving into the joint Library –Cinema building on Norwood High Street SE27 9JX in the new year 2018. It will then have all the facilities as one of Lambeth’s town centre libraries.

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