Category Archives: Lambeth Council

Uplift for Norwood High Street?

Norwood High Street is part of the West Norwood town centre for planning application decisions –  which means it should mainly  be retail ( A1 use) . Many of the shops on Norwood High Street north of Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street are not  prospering  and there are many closed up shop premises.

In the draft Local Plan the council is proposing to turn part of  Norwood High Street, south of the railway bridge to Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street, into a Creative Enterprise Zone – CEZ. This would encourage any new developments to have creative industries on the ground floor and maybe flats above.  The CEZ does not affect the shops around the Chapel Road – Gipsy Road junction.

There are a range of other proposed local changes to policies in the draft Local Plan eg policy PN7 West Norwood and ED3 Knollys Goods Yard

The council’s policies used to assess planning applications are all published in the Local Plan which contains a full range of policies covering the whole borough eg affordable housing, schools & open space.

The Local Plan is being updated and the latest draft is published for consultation See: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-local-plan-oct-2018/

Deadline is 17th December. Comments can be made to: localplan@lambeth.gov.uk

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Improving our local streets

All are welcome to drop in to see the council’s plans to improve our local residential streets in Knights Hill ward on Monday 10th December between 3.30pm to 7pm at Macintosh Court, 269 Leigham Court Road SW16 2SB. A paper feedback survey will be available at this event.
Safety improvements are proposed for Glennie & Broxholm Rd and Knollys Rd, York Hill & Royal Circus and Knights Hill, Cheviot Road, Roxburgh Rd , Bewlys Rd , Leaf Grove & Lakeview Rd . And to the zebra by West Norwood station, to Devane Way and Thornlaw Road. There is an upgrade proposed to the green space at Tivoli Road- Holderness Way junction.
In March 2018 there was a strong response to the council’s request for ideas on how to improve our Norwood streets. Speeding traffic is a high priority for residents of Knights Hill ward. These ideas have been investigated and developed into plans and the council is now looking for final feedback before turning these plans into action in 2019.

For details see: Lambeth website

You can complete the survey online here – deadline Friday 28th December.

See our earlier post 21/3/18

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Fireworks at Brockwell Park

Saturday 3rd November is Firework night at Brockwell Park SE24 9BJ . Open 5pm to 9pm. Fun fair & food & drink village. Childrens Show 5.45pm and Heart will present its Time Tunnel show about 8pm. Run by private operator – book your tickets online :

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lambeth-fireworks-2018-tickets-48476915760   £10.66 for adults £5.48 for children £31.38 for a family.

@lambethfirework

@thisisheart

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Black History Month 2018

Cllr. Winifred

October is Black History month and Lambeth council has partnered with the Black Cultural Archives to deliver a fantastic programme of more than 50 events – something for all ages and al tastes. Most activities are free but some have to be booked in advance.

See our events section on this web site for local events in Norwood – mainly  in school half term week . For the full programme  get a free copy of the booklet from the library or check it out online:

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-libraries/libraries/black-history-month  @BHMLambeth @BCAheritage

Cllr Sonia Winifred is pictured by one of Alvin Kofi’s Rooted installations in the town hall – part of Brixton Design Trail during 2018 London Design Festival.  http://www.kofiarts.com/   https://www.brixtondesigntrail.com/

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Holiday activities

Cllr Jane Pickard with summer booklets

School holidays start this week for the summer. Young Lambeth Co- op  has produced a booklet with a wide range of fun  & educational activities for children and young people in Lambeth.

Pick up a copy in libraries or go on line: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/summer-activities-2018

Young Lambeth  Co op is a membership organisation involving young people to decide on services for young people in Lambeth. To find out more see: http://www.younglambethcoop.co.uk/about-us/what-is-the-ylc

Cllr Jane Pickard is deputy cabinet member for young people. She says “ Despite losing more than half of the money we receive from the Government for day-to-day services, Lambeth has managed to keep open the vast majority of its youth clubs and adventure playgrounds.”

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Country Show 21st and 22nd July

Queuing to see the vegetable sculptures

Now is the time to start thinking about your day out to this year’s Country Show 12noon to 8pm over the weekend  21st & 22nd July at Brockwell Park SE24 . Bring friends & family too.

The Main stage  & Village Green host a wide range of musicians– something for everyone. And there are numerous other activities , entertainments, animals, food & drink and of course show piece entertainments at the Arena.

Why not enter some of the free competitions? Can you carve vegetables? Bake  a cake? Grow flowers? Knit? The traditional & highly popular flower show has 83 competition classes! The Scarecrow competition is free to enter with a chance to win £100 first prize…

Last Years’s winning veg sculpture

Apply online by 14th July: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/getinvolved/

The Country Show changes a bit ever year. This year safety measures include searches at the 2 entry points (Herne Hill & Lido)  so the show area has to be fenced within the park.  Come early to avoid queues. Last entry 6.30pm. Entry remains free and unticketed.

To get to the Country Show  please walk, cycle or travel by public transport ( 68 or 196 bus from West Norwood) . The only parking is for Blue Badge holders who apply in advance.

http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/

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Windrush 70th anniversary

This weekend marks 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush. On 22 June 1948, 492 passengers mainly from Jamaica arrived at Tilbury Docks. The majority of the first passengers made their home in Lambeth and the streets around Coldharbour Lane in Brixton quickly became the nucleus of the Jamaican community in London.

Pathe news shown at Tea party in Lambeth Town Hall

Lambeth Town Hall hosted much of a new musical heritage and was the location of the famous No Colour Bar dance in 1955.

Lambeth council is spearheading the Windrush 70 campaign and commissioned the official anniversary design from young local Lambeth designers.

Sadly, this year’s celebrations have been accompanied by the Conservative government’s “hostile environment” policy which has made many of the Windrush generation feel unwelcome in their home.

This weekend is not only about recognising the contributions of the Windrush generation, against the backdrop of a hostile government, but we will also celebrate the importance of immigration and embrace our tolerance, openness and diversity.

See Cllr Winifred’s blog about the importance of celebrating Windrush:http://www.lambeth-labour.org.uk/windrush_weekend

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