Category Archives: West Norwood

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/

Leave a comment

Filed under Arts, Leisure, Parks, West Norwood

Are you registered to vote on June 8th?

The prime minister unexpectedly called a snap general election for June 8th. Nearly 1 million extra people have registered to vote since the election was called. See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-39837917 People who are British, Commonwealth or Irish citizens are entitled to vote for MPs in general elections

Lambeth sent out poll cards last week to everyone who registered to vote a while ago. If you registered recently you should get a poll card soon. But the easiest way to make sure you are registered to vote is to register or re-register online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote It takes just a few minutes and you just need your NI number.

Monday 22nd May is the deadline to register in time for the June 8th general election.

If you would prefer to vote by post you must get a signed form to Lambeth council, Olive Morris House SW2 1RD by 5pm on Tuesday 23rd May. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 31st May.

For more details see: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/elections-and-council/elections/elections-guide

Helen Hayes was elected MP for Dulwich & West Norwood in 2015 and Helen is standing again on June 8th : http://www.helenhayes.org.uk/about

2 Comments

Filed under West Norwood, Youth

Decision on Tennis Club site

Tennis club site

Developers are making a sixth attempt to build flats on the site of the West Norwood Tennis club. The council has turned down their plans 5 times and each time the developers have appealed to the Independent Planning Inspector who supported the council.

The council is likely to recommend accepting the sixth version of the plans (including 32 new homes, a gym, squash & tennis courts) to the Planning Committee on Tuesday 11th June 7pm at the Karibu Centre, Gresham Road SW9 7PH.

proposed view from Knights Hill

Local councillors and a group of residents remained opposed to the plans . Many people want to keep tennis courts on the site but think the proposed tennis club may be too small to be financially viable. As the development is car-free there are also concerns that extra parking by new residents & any club users will add to the pressures of parking in Cheviot Road and nearby streets. Please get in touch with Cllr Pickard if you intend to attend the Planning Committee: jpickard@lambeth.gov.uk

More details of the new homes and the management arrangements for the proposed new club are on the council Planning database – quote ref 16/01650 at https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/

Leave a comment

Filed under Environment, Housing, Labour Councillors, Lambeth Council, Leisure, Planning, West Norwood

John D Fraser 1934-2017

John FraserJohn Fraser was the Labour Member of Parliament for the London seat of Norwood for more than thirty years from 1966 until 1997 when the constituency was merged with neighbouring Dulwich.

A solicitor by training, he worked as a senior partner at the law firm Lewis Silkin LLP, and was a councillor on Lambeth Borough Council from 1962 and the London Borough of Lambeth from 1964.

John was a much loved and respected local MP, taking pride in diligently representing and serving the local community in which he lived and brought up his family. John had extraordinary language skills and was able to greet constituents in almost all of the many languages spoken in the rich and diverse constituency he served. John’s sharp mind and excellent people skills led to him being appointed Under Secretary at the Department of Trade and Industry in 1966, Under Secretary of State for Employment in 1974-1976, and Minister of State at the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection from 1976-1979.

John will be greatly missed by his family and friends, the local Labour Party, the Norwood community and the wider Labour movement.

The funeral will take place on Friday 5th May 2017 at 11am St Simon and St Jude Roman Catholic Church , Hillside SW2 3HL

Leave a comment

Filed under Churches, West Norwood

Norwood Forum

Norwood Forum is holding a drop-in Open Meeting starting at 6.30pm on Wednesday 19th April at The Old Library 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY.  There will be several local groups joining the session: including the South London Theatre, Library, Streetworks and the Library of Things to discuss matters of local interest. All welcome. https://www.facebook.com/TheNorwoodForumWestNorwood/

Leave a comment

Filed under Community / voluntary, Environment, Leisure, Libraries, West Norwood

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under Local Business, West Norwood

Feast is back on Sunday

The first Sunday of every month April to December is a West Norwood Feast day – that’s this weekend 2nd April!

Markets & activities are at Artisans’ Market (Chatsworth Way SE24 9HR), Food Fair (in the garden of St Luke’s church SE27 0DT), Retro Village (Rosebery’s  74-76 Knight’s Hill SE27 0JD), Family Hub (outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF) and Fresh & Green (along Norwood Road from the corner of York Hill SE27 9AF)

New this year is WiNGiT a performance space for under -20s by the Leisure Centre 1pm to 3pm.

And if you haven’t taken a  cemetery guided tour yet –  its  2.30pm on Sunday at the main gate .[ https://www.fownc.org/events/ ]

For details see: http://westnorwoodfeast.com/blog/

Leave a comment

Filed under Charity, Churches, Community / voluntary, Health, Leisure, Local Business, Shopping, West Norwood