Due to central government cuts the council is forced to make changes to our
childrens centres for families with under-5s . Lambeth wants to keep as many
centres open as possible and has proposals to run 18 centres from September
In the West Norwood area the council plans to keep Bentons Lane SE27 9UD
(Kingswood) & Hitherfield SW16 2JW open full time and Crown Lane SW16 3HX &
Rosendale SE21 8LR open half days. Cherry Tree at Barston Rd SE27 9HE will
continue its childcare service under Rosendale school.
To have a say over these proposals see the details are in this booklet:
And come along to one of the ten parent/carer consultation events, with a
free crèche, across the borough.
The nearest local events are:
Tuesday 8th January 1.30pm to 3pm at Brockwell One O’clock Club near
Arlingford Rd SW2 2TA
Monday 14th January 11am to 1pm at Rosendale Children’s Centre, Rosendale
Road SE21 8LR
There is also an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K28FXN3
Deadline is Sunday 18th February
Lambeth council has made over £200m worth of savings since 2010 due to austerity measures imposed by central government. Staff numbers have already been dramatically reduced , 14 council office buildings have been cut down to just two, and many service have gone digital . But the budget cuts from central government keep coming… The council has to make another £43m of savings over the next 4 years – at the same time as providing the vital services that residents expect and to look after the most vulnerable people in Lambeth.
The council wants to hear from residents before it sets its budget in February. Please take part in the budget consultation ( deadline Monday January 14th ) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SJTPS23?medium=email&source=GovDelivery%3E
Cllr. Andy Wilson
Cllr Andy Wilson , pictured, answers questions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOGpRhbXIpo
Drop in on Saturday 15th December to All Saints Church, Lovelace Road SE21 8JY between 11am and 1pm to sing carols organised by 4All. Refreshments include mince pies, mulled wine and coffee. All welcome – bring friends, neighbours, family.
Other local carol services:
St Lukes Church SE27 0DT – Carols by Candle light 6.30pm Sunday 16th December https://stlukeswestnorwood.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/carols-at-6-30pm-this-sunday-16-december/
Chatsworth Church SE27 9HN – Carols by Candle Light at 7pm Sunday 16th December
St Peters Church on Leigham Court Rd SW16 2SD have a series of events from Thursday 20th December
Norwood High Street is part of the West Norwood town centre for planning application decisions – which means it should mainly be retail ( A1 use) . Many of the shops on Norwood High Street north of Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street are not prospering and there are many closed up shop premises.
In the draft Local Plan the council is proposing to turn part of Norwood High Street, south of the railway bridge to Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street, into a Creative Enterprise Zone – CEZ. This would encourage any new developments to have creative industries on the ground floor and maybe flats above. The CEZ does not affect the shops around the Chapel Road – Gipsy Road junction.
There are a range of other proposed local changes to policies in the draft Local Plan eg policy PN7 West Norwood and ED3 Knollys Goods Yard
The council’s policies used to assess planning applications are all published in the Local Plan which contains a full range of policies covering the whole borough eg affordable housing, schools & open space.
The Local Plan is being updated and the latest draft is published for consultation See: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-local-plan-oct-2018/
Deadline is 17th December. Comments can be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Filed under Employment, Environment, Housing, Jobs, Lambeth Council, Local Business, Parking, Planning, Shopping, Traffic, Transport, West Norwood
All are welcome to drop in to see the council’s plans to improve our local residential streets in Knights Hill ward on Monday 10th December between 3.30pm to 7pm at Macintosh Court, 269 Leigham Court Road SW16 2SB. A paper feedback survey will be available at this event.
Safety improvements are proposed for Glennie & Broxholm Rd and Knollys Rd, York Hill & Royal Circus and Knights Hill, Cheviot Road, Roxburgh Rd , Bewlys Rd , Leaf Grove & Lakeview Rd . And to the zebra by West Norwood station, to Devane Way and Thornlaw Road. There is an upgrade proposed to the green space at Tivoli Road- Holderness Way junction.
In March 2018 there was a strong response to the council’s request for ideas on how to improve our Norwood streets. Speeding traffic is a high priority for residents of Knights Hill ward. These ideas have been investigated and developed into plans and the council is now looking for final feedback before turning these plans into action in 2019.
For details see: Lambeth website
You can complete the survey online here – deadline Friday 28th December.
See our earlier post 21/3/18
Our local Tivoli Park has a Friends Group who work with residents, community groups and the council on improving the park. During a walkabout last month ( pictured) the play ground, boundary planting for Dassett Road back gardens and more seating was discussed.
The Friends are meeting on Saturday 24th November 2pm at the Fire Station on Knights Hill SE27 0QA
Come along and hear about the playground improvements and Nature Vibezzz who have plans for a Heritage Lottery Project and Knights Hill Woods.
All welcome and refreshments!
For details see:
Our library is closed this week to prepare for opening over the road in Norwood High Street SE27 9JU on Friday 9th November from 10am and will be sharing the building with a 4 screen Picturehouse cinema & cafe.
This Lambeth library will be operate 54 hours a week and be open every day. Library times are: Mondays 1pm to 8pm; Tuesdays 10am to 8pm; Wednesdays 10am to 6pm; Thursdays 10am to 8pm; Fridays 10am to 6pm; Saturdays 10am to 6pm; Sundays 1pm to 5pm.
Our library will have 35,000 books, free IT facilities with Wifi and over 30 computers to use, a special children’s area, study space, full time library staff, regular activities for all ages and much more.
The West Norwood Library & Picturehouse building is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift and 3 disabled parking bays. Every screen will have an infrared system to play audio-described tracks (when provided by the film’s distributor) through hprovided headphones.
Children’s area in new Library
Cllr Sonia Winifred ( pictured) says: “I’m delighted that the West Norwood Library & Picturehouse is opening 9th November. It’s taken a little longer than we had hoped but now it’s ready for all to enjoy. I am sure it will soon become central to West Norwood’s community life.”
For details of the cinema programme see: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/West_Norwood#this-week. Opening films are Widows (15) and Wildlife (12A) . Standard adult tickets £11.10 to £14.10 . Members get discounts and there is still time to sign up as a Founder Member.