Category Archives: Parks

Save our trees

Cllr Jackie Meldrum watering a tree

Hundreds of young trees were planted in our streets, estates & parks in the last couple of years. These trees need our help if they are to survive the 2018 drought.

If you live near a new tree please help water it when you can. The best time to water is early morning or late evening into the plastic watering tube at the base.

The council’s new-tree contractor has doubled the usual amount of water  – to the equivalent of 3 watering cans a week. The trees  need more in this hot dry summer!

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Holiday activities

Cllr Jane Pickard with summer booklets

School holidays start this week for the summer. Young Lambeth Co- op  has produced a booklet with a wide range of fun  & educational activities for children and young people in Lambeth.

Pick up a copy in libraries or go on line: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/summer-activities-2018

Young Lambeth  Co op is a membership organisation involving young people to decide on services for young people in Lambeth. To find out more see: http://www.younglambethcoop.co.uk/about-us/what-is-the-ylc

Cllr Jane Pickard is deputy cabinet member for young people. She says “ Despite losing more than half of the money we receive from the Government for day-to-day services, Lambeth has managed to keep open the vast majority of its youth clubs and adventure playgrounds.”

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Country Show 21st and 22nd July

Queuing to see the vegetable sculptures

Now is the time to start thinking about your day out to this year’s Country Show 12noon to 8pm over the weekend  21st & 22nd July at Brockwell Park SE24 . Bring friends & family too.

The Main stage  & Village Green host a wide range of musicians– something for everyone. And there are numerous other activities , entertainments, animals, food & drink and of course show piece entertainments at the Arena.

Why not enter some of the free competitions? Can you carve vegetables? Bake  a cake? Grow flowers? Knit? The traditional & highly popular flower show has 83 competition classes! The Scarecrow competition is free to enter with a chance to win £100 first prize…

Last Years’s winning veg sculpture

Apply online by 14th July: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/getinvolved/

The Country Show changes a bit ever year. This year safety measures include searches at the 2 entry points (Herne Hill & Lido)  so the show area has to be fenced within the park.  Come early to avoid queues. Last entry 6.30pm. Entry remains free and unticketed.

To get to the Country Show  please walk, cycle or travel by public transport ( 68 or 196 bus from West Norwood) . The only parking is for Blue Badge holders who apply in advance.

http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/

@lblcountryshow

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West Norwood Cemetery Open Day – Sunday 1st July

West Norwood Cemetery is hosting an ‘Open Day’ this Sunday for people to
come and experience a fantastic array of free workshops, activities and
walking tours to discover more about this wonderful historic site.

Lambeth’s Heritage Lottery Fund Bid Project Team, Friends of West Norwood
Cemetery and Lambeth Bereavement Services will be on hand to answer
questions and talk about the proposed improvements to the cemetery.

The next stage of the £240k bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund is August 2018
– for more information or comments please email norwoodhlf@lambeth.gov.uk.

Also see:
https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/west-norwood-cem
etery-secures-national-lottery-investment

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Our Kind of Norwood

Help shape the future of West Norwood by attending the Norwood Planning Assembly AGM and visioning event on Wednesday 25th April at 7pm at Portico Gallery 23 Knights Hill SE27 0HS. For details see:  https://www.norwoodplanning.org/

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Dog free park?

Our park covered in snow

The council is proposing some changes to the park  beside the leisure centre: fencing off the children’s play area to keep out dogs, bringing back meadow flower beds and a new shrub flower bed.

Drop in on Thursday 22nd March between 3pm and 6pm to the community room at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre  SE27 0DF to have your say or before the deadline of Friday 6th April  go online  at:
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-on-proposed-changes-t
o-the-area-around-west-norwood-health-and-leisure
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Lambeth is competing for £1m to become The Mayor of London’s borough of culture in 2019 or 2020. The #OurLambeth bid will look to the future, using culture to inspire and tackle the major social challenges faced by Lambeth and London today.

To sign up to support and follow the progress of  Lambeth’s bid to become  the London Borough of Culture go to https://ourlambeth.london/#pledge-support

And please submit any suggestions for cultural projects at:  https://ourlambeth.london/your-ideas

London Borough of Culture is a new initiative launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture awards, the London Borough of Culture aims to capture the energy and imagination of an entire city.

All 32 London Boroughs have the opportunity to compete for the title. The winning borough will be awarded £1 million by the Greater London Authority, with additional funding from programme partners including Heritage Lottery Fund and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. For details see: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/current-culture-projects/apply-become-london-borough-culture

#OurLambeth

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