Category Archives: West Norwood

It’s always midday.. or midnight

snipimage2Our local clock on St Luke’s tower, and key local landmark,  is always set at just about 12 o’clock. There is a campaign to raise £37k to get this Vulliamy clock, dating back to 1827, working again.

Trusts have donated most of the money required and only another £8k is needed to start the works. To help get the clock working again please donate what you can through : https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stlukesclock

For more details on the history  of the clock and restoration project see:  http://synchronome.org.uk/stlukes.pdf

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Local GP retires

The Norwood Surgery

The Norwood Surgery

Dr Fernandes will be retiring from his GP practice on Norwood Road SE27 2DJ and selling the premises.

The London Primary Care team at NHS England will be meeting Dr Fernandes patients next month to answer questions and explain what is happening about moving patients to neighbouring GP practices.

There is a petition to sign opposing the loss of a local GP practice, in Ardashj chemist, next door. Our MP Helen Hayes has written to Simon Stevens , who runs NHS England.

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Meeting with Southern Rail 22nd February

Cllrs Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred campaigning

Cllrs Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred campaigning

Norwood Action Group have invited representatives of Southern Rail & Travelwatch to a public meeting on  Wed 22nd February at 7pm in the  Salvation Army Hall, 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW.

This will be a great opportunity to hear directly from Southern Rail and ask questions about their plans to improve train services .

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Leigham Vale burst water main

wp_20170107_10_39_51_proThames water are relining the water main under Leigham Vale after it burst in December and January . The works are expected to be completed towards the May 2017. Road diversions will continue whilst  Leigham Vale remains closed for the next few months.

Thames Water will be working Monday to Saturday and Sunday mornings to get this major piece of work done. To find out more you can drop in to Hitherfield Baptist Church, Hitherfield Road  SW16 2LN to meet representative of Thames Water on Thursday 16th February between 12.30 to 7.30.

Or phone Thames Water on 0800 316 9800  selection 1 quoting ref: BB 210376.

Local councillors & Streatham MP Chuka Umunna took Steve Robertson, Chief Executive of Thames Water on a walkabout of the houses flooded in December and demanded action to prevent houses flooding in future.  Our local MP Helen Hayes will be meeting Thames Water next month to discuss a wide range of water-related issues and the number of serious leaks this winter.

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Filed under Environment, Labour Councillors, Traffic, West Norwood

Thurlow Park Road accident

image002On Wednesday 25th January at 7.15am a young woman was involved in a traffic collision on Thurlow Park Road near Birkbeck Hill SE21 8JS not far from the Tulse Hill one –way system.

She was taken to hospital by air ambulance but tragically died the following day.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to speak to  anyone who witnessed the collision who has any information. Please call 020 8543 5157 or send a twitter message to @MetCC.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Interested in volunteering locally?

fair-posterDrop in  to the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre on Monday 23rd January 2017 and have a chat with our local voluntary organisations. Volunteering is a great way  to meet people  and learn new skills.

If your organisation would like to have a presence at the Fair please email asap:  cdevar@lambeth.gov.uk

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Rail fares up 27%

Labour councillors at West Norwood station

Labour councillors at West Norwood station

To start off the new year 2017 train fares have gone up another 2.3% since last year. The total increase in rail ticket prices since 2010 is 27%  – far in excess of the inflation rate  & wage increases.

In West Norwood the train situation is made worse by very poor services  from Southern rail causing ever more misery & stress  to commuters reliant on trains to get to & from work.  For example during an hour this last Tuesday morning’s rush hour commuters said one train was cancelled and another doubly overcrowded as it had only 5 carriages instead of the normal 10 carriages.

The Southern rail situation is exacerbated by the government’s Transport Secretary cancelling plans, at the last minute,  to transfer responsibility for running London suburban train services to Transport for London (TfL)  and the Labour London Mayor.

Our MP, Helen Hayes, is a founding member of the newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group on Southern rail and campaigning for the government to remove the failing Southern rail service from Govia’s contract. You can help the campaign by recording your recent experiences of using Southern Rail in this short survey .

 

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