This coming weekend is a great opportunity to visit, for free, buildings & places, most not normally open to the public, across London.
In West Norwood we have our Clock Museum at 6 Nettlefold Place, SE27 0JW on Saturday 11am to 6pm – tours every hour. And 90 minute tour of the cemetery on Saturday 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm – meet at main gate on Norwood High Street SE27 9JU
See details of over 800 of sites and download the app from https://openhouselondon.org.uk/
This weekend ( 15th & 16th July) is Lambeth Country Show weekend in Brockwell Park SE24 Free entry 12noon to 8pm.
Fantastic range of activities – something for everyone!
And of course the vegetable character competition – late entries accepted on Saturday morning [see pic below] .
For full details see: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/
There is no public car parking, except for blue badge holders, and most visitors walk or travel by bus to get there.
Starting Monday 12th June an amazing week long programme of mainly free events day time & evening – something for everyone- even a dog show!
Check out the programme: https://crystalpalacefestival.org/
Picture House Pop-UP is showing films in Norwood Park over the bank holiday weekend after dark at 9pm. Gates open at 7pm with bar.
Tickets £11.50. Book online: https://picturehouseblog.co.uk/2017/05/15/san-miguel-presents-picturehouse-pop-up-in-london/
Over 200 local artists are opening their studios this weekend as part of Dulwich Festival. Browse, chat or buy ceramics, fine art, glass, photography, sculpture, prints, textiles and more.
For detail see: https://dulwichfestival.co.uk/artists-open-house 20 & 21st May 11am to 6pm
Restoring south terrace
Bromley council has responsibility for Crystal Palace park and is consulting on a Regeneration Plan to create a long term sustainable business model for the park. (The London Mayor is responsible for the National Sports Centre in the park) Bromley wants to improve & increase usage of the park, generate some capital receipts and create income generating activity.
The council will decide on the plans this summer following an extensive consultation programme. To see the latest versions of the plans drop in to the Crystal Palace Information Centre by Penge Gate SE20 8DT on Friday 19th May 2pm to 6pm or Saturday 20th May between 10am and 2pm.
£2.4m of improvements are underway – including conservation of the dinosaurs, the sphinxes, south terrace steps and a new skate park & new café.
For more information see: http://www.crystalpalaceparkregeneration.com
Tennis club site
Developers are making a sixth attempt to build flats on the site of the West Norwood Tennis club. The council has turned down their plans 5 times and each time the developers have appealed to the Independent Planning Inspector who supported the council.
The council is likely to recommend accepting the sixth version of the plans (including 32 new homes, a gym, squash & tennis courts) to the Planning Committee on Tuesday 20th June 7pm at the Karibu Centre, Gresham Road SW9 7PH.
proposed view from Knights Hill
Local councillors and a group of residents remained opposed to the plans . Many people want to keep tennis courts on the site but think the proposed tennis club may be too small to be financially viable. As the development is car-free there are also concerns that extra parking by new residents & any club users will add to the pressures of parking in Cheviot Road and nearby streets. Please get in touch with Cllr Pickard if you intend to attend the Planning Committee: email@example.com
More details of the new homes and the management arrangements for the proposed new club are on the council Planning database – quote ref 16/01650 at https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/