Category Archives: Parks

Outdoor movies

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/

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A new plan for Crystal Palace park

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

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Have a say on Norwood’s Master Plan

vwnth-consultation-octoberLast 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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Weekend 16th and17th July

WP_20160703_12_56_19_RichAnother wonderful Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park next weekend. Free entry 12noon to 8pm

For details of the music & other entertainments check out :  http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/lineup

veg animalsHow about having a go at your own “vegetable character” in the Flower tent. Apply by Thursday 14th July. And there is a £100 prize for best “Rio Gold All Stars” scarecrow and £100 first prize in the  Recycled Garden planting competition.

New this year is the cycle Floral Ride on Sunday from Streatham or Waterloo.

To get involved see: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/getinvolved/

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Local bowling club seeks new members

Bowls at Ryecroft Road

Bowls at Ryecroft Road

Norwood has had its own lawn bowling club from 1939 at Norwood Grove in Ryecroft Road SW16 3EG off Crown Lane. The club welcomes new members – aged 16 to over 90 years.

This friendly club is  keen to teach and help anyone who wants to give bowls a try. Taster sessions can be arranged for groups too. Contact the Club Secretary  for details: 07538 623 879  or  serif006@hotmail.com

Practice sessions are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and the club play in matches at home and away.  Membership fees are £40 per person for the rest of the season ending the 25th of September. Socials are held throughout the year.

Want to know how bowls is played? Check out  BBC web pages:   http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/bowls/4747148.stm

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Help clean up Knights Hill Wood

6015483023_ddf19989ce_zA clean up day of Knights Hill Wood on Monday 27th June between 10.30am and 2pm is organised by Nature Vibeezzz. Knights Hill Wood is on Knights Hill at the corner with Lakeview Rd SE27 0QD and one of Lambeth’s nature reserves.

All  welcome.  Tools & equipment and refreshments will be provided for volunteers.

For details contact  info.naturevibezzz@gmail.com

https://naturevibezzz.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/todays-knights-hill-wood-capital-clean-up-day-postponed

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Walk our local history in Norwood

Cemetery tours every first Sunday

Cemetery tours every first Sunday

There are traces of Norwood’s past  everywhere and a great way to find out more is to join a free history walk led by local experts. Every first Sunday of the month there is a guided tour of history of West Norwood Cemetery at 2.30pm http://www.fownc.org/. We can see Henry Tate’s gardens in May or September. There are tours of West Norwood & Upper Norwood in June, July & August. And if you are curious about the hidden river Effra put 11th and 25th September in your diary.

Details of  these walks on our Events page

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