Category Archives: Local Business

Christmas in West Norwood

This week brings the countdown to the festive season starting off with Small Business Saturday on 2nd December. Look out for balloons adorning the shopping street , along with our West Norwood Christmas tree funded by our business community and decorated courtesy of the lovely people at Floral Hall.

Come to the Feast markets on Sunday 3rd Dec 10am to 4pm for music, food and local shopping http://westnorwoodfeast.com/festive-feast-sunday-3-dec/ Pop along to  L’Arche for mince pies, mulled wine , candles & stocking fillers at their Christmas Fayre at 21 Idminston Rd SE27 9HE on Sunday too. and drop into the library on Knights Hill for childrens activities and poetry!

And next week is the Feast’s annual Christmas Lights event on Sunday 10 December 3pm 7pm at St Luke’s Church SE27 0HS.

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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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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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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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Closure of SE27 sorting office

 

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Local people at the protest in April

To support the local campaign to keep the Royal Mail sorting office & parcel pick up point for SE27 in SE27 please join Helen Hayes at a protest this Saturday 9th September – at 2.30pm outside 4 Windsor Grove SE27 9LS.

This is our last chance, following on our petition and protest in April, to tell Royal Mail we want to keep the SE27 sorting office local and in SE27! Royal Mail are due to make a final decision this month on whether to move the SE27 sorting office to Blenheim Road SE20 8AA 19 near Penge.

See our earlier posts 3/3/17 & 7/4/17

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Norwood Road pavements

The plans for the new pavements, under construction, on Norwood Road & Tulse Hill Station Rise can be seen online at: http://www.streetworks.london/documents.  Works are due to be finished by the end of this year.

Cyclists asked for changes near Elmcourt Road and there is an opportunity to see & comment on the revised plans to improve cycling in Norwood Road on Wednesday 21st June between 6pm to 7pm at Bon Velo bike shop 495 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ.

StreetWorks is a community-led project to improve Norwood Road between Robson Road and Tulse Hill station (and in the longer term the one-way system at Tulse Hill)  with funding from Transport for London and supported by Lambeth council.

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Closure of SE27 sorting office

Sorting office in Windsor Grove

Royal Mail wants to move  its SE27 sorting office in Windsor Grove – so we have to travel nearly as far as Penge to the Royal Mail Anerley office at Blenheim Road SE20 8AA to collect undelivered mail & parcels.

Helen Hayes MP is hosting a public meeting this Monday , 10th April, at The Portico Gallery 23a Knights Hill SE27 0HS at 7pm to discuss the plans.  Norwood Forum will be chairing the meeting.

See our earlier post 3/3/17 for more details and a petition opposing the closure.

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