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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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A new master plan for West Norwood

If you are not keen on meetings but have things to say about the future of West Norwood – then take  a look at this new web site and its interactive map.

https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/  It’s easy to mark the places you like and the places you would like to see improved. The map covers the area from Tulse Hill one-way system along Norwood Road & Knights Hill to Chapel Road.

Cllr Meldrum at a workshop at Tulse Hill

Cllr Meldrum at a workshop at Tulse Hill

Information input to the website will be part of a programme of public events, workshops and exhibitions  during the spring and summer to discuss what people want for their community and neighbourhood. The council wants to end up with a new 2017 plan for future improvements and investment in West Norwood.

The last West Norwood master plan was in 2009 – we have seen many changes and improvements since then including new schools and the Health & Leisure Centre. ( Work should be starting very soon on the library –cinema in Nettlefold Hall and upgrading of the South London Theatre. )

#HaveYourSayWNTH

@mywestnorwood

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Sadiq Khan for London Mayor

Campaigning for Sadiq Khan in West Norwood

Campaigning for Sadiq Khan in West Norwood

The important elections for London Mayor are only  a few weeks away.  Make sure you have a right to vote on May 5th

Online registering is very easy and takes only  a few minutes – you just need your NI number. See  https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting , is the Labour candidate.  Sadiq’s priorities for ordinary Londoners are affordable Housing , affordable Transport & effective Policing. For more information see his manifesto  http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/themes/569cb9526a21db3279000001/attachments/original/1457451016/x160668_Sadiq_Khan_Manifesto.pdf?1457451016.

And follow Sadiq on twitter @SadiqKhan

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