In April 2017 business rates will go up by an average of 35% across Lambeth following the government’s review of business rateable values. Restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops in Lambeth’s town centres are some of the worst affected businesses. Hear the views of local business owners on this video.
After talking to local businesses about this huge tax increase the council has written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The letter asks the government to urgently help businesses by introducing the massive rise over several years and give a better deal on transitional relief. Government should look again at the effectiveness of the business rates system for the longer term future.
To show your support for local businesses please sign this petition.
Businesses can check their new rateable value online at https://www.gov.uk/correct-your-business-rates
Cllrs Anna Birley & Lib Peck admiring Norwood’s Christmas tree
Don’t miss the West Norwood Christmas Lights on Saturday 10th December at St Luke’s church SE27 0HS. Light switch on at 4pm by Helen Hayes MP followed by carol singing, craft stalls, hot food, lanterns, Santa until 8pm. Organised by our volunteer powered West Norwood Feast with St Lukes church.
John of Bon Velo
West Norwood now has its own cycle shop – Bon Velo at 495 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ ( in the former Conservative Association shop) run by John & Karina. The shop sells a range of adult and children’s bikes and there is a cycle maintenance service too. Bon Velo also sells coffee!
Open hours: weekdays 9am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 6pm
For details see: http://bonvelo.co.uk, on Twitter and on Facebook
When the council gives planning permission for new buildings and developments – developers provide the council with payments to fund local improvements. This money is called CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy).
To suggest the sort of priorities & projects this money should be spent on please complete this short online survey. The deadline is 23rd December. Ideas for Norwood’s residential areas are particularly welcome.
The results from other recent consultations – West Norwood and Tulse Hill Masterplan refresh, Commonplace and StreetWorks will be taken into account. The conclusions will be published as Norwood’s Cooperative Local Investment Plan (or CLIP for short) in early 2017 and inform investment decisions in the local area for the next three years.
For more information go to the story on the Lambeth council website. You can also download this leaflet: norwood-leaflet
Last chance to have a say on the Master Plan for West Norwood before its turned into a report this October. The report will outline plans for the future of shopping, housing and business in West Norwood town centre. Hundreds of people have already input to the Master plan – many online via https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/
On Thursday October 6th at St Lukes Church SE27 0HS you can see the latest plans and speak to the team who have been working on the Master Plan for months.
There will be other opportunities – at West Norwood Feast on 22nd October and an exhibition in St Lukes Church from 3rd to 17th October.
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How would you like to see West Norwood in 5 to 10 years time? The council is updating its Masterplan for the West Norwood & Tulse Hill town centre area.
The Masterplan will be a guide for new developments in businesses, homes and services.
Drop in to the West Norwood Leisure Centre in Devane Way SE27 0DF ( opposite West Norwood train station) on Thursday 7th July between 4pm and 8pm. See the ideas from the first set of Masterplan consultation events and meet the people working on the Masterplan project.
In the meantime, until Monday 1st August, you can input suggestions by
See our earlier posts: 6/4/16 and 17/5/16
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Harpenden Road junction
After a series of workshops the community-led Streetworks project has drawn up detailed design plans to change and improve Norwood Road.
The plans include improving Station Rise in front of Tulse Hill station, widening the east pavement between Chestnut Road and Chatsworth Way, options on parking, the Norwood Road entrance to Harpenden Rd becoming one way to allow for a new zebra crossing over Norwood Road, a diagonal crossing at York Hill/Lancaster Avenue and levelling the side roads with the pavement at their junction with Norwood Road.
You can comment on the designs until Tues 19th July at: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/norwood-road
But why not visit the exhibitions on Saturday 25th June 2.30-5pm at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre in Devane Way SE27 0DF or Wednesday 6th July 6.30-9pm at the Old Library 14 Knights Hill SE27 0HY ?
There is also a chance to comment on the designs at the West Norwood Feast market on July 3rd and the Country Show on 16th & 17th July.
The improvements will be funded by Transport for London and works should start in Autumn 2016. See our earlier posts: 9/2/16 19/1/16 and 3/6/15
To find out more email: email@example.com