Category Archives: Youth

Norwood Road southbound closure from Tulse Hill station

Norwood Road southbound, from Tulse Hill station to Elmcourt Road, will be closed from the evening of Monday 12th June till 30th July . This closure is for Thames Water to complete its work to reline the water mains for our local area.

Southbound traffic from Brixton & Herne Hill will enter West Norwood via Lancaster Avenue. Southbound buses from Herne Hill ( 196, 322, 468, 690 & N68 ) will diverted along Croxted Road to Thurlow Park Road to turn into Lancaster Avenue. Buses from Brixton ( 2, 432, X68 & N2) will divert along Rosendale Road to Thurlow Park Road before turning into Lancaster Avenue . These bus diversions are expected to add 15 minutes to the journey time. A decision is yet to be made on whether the 68 bus should divert via Rosendale Road or end its route at Tulse Hill station. For details check: https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

Leigham Vale remains closed to traffic. A small section of Palace Road from Perran Road to Norwood Road will also be closed .

Norwood Road northbound will remain open. And pedestrians will have access at all times.

For more information contact Thames Water quoting ref BB 210376 by email: customer.feedback@thameswater.co.uk or phone anytime 0800 3169800 .

See our earlier posts: 13/4/17 & 7/2/17

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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

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School funding

school-meetingFair Funding for All Schools – Lambeth is holding a public forum on Wednesday 15th March 7pm at Sunnyhill School SW16 2UW . Parents, teachers, school governors are opposed to the government’s real terms cuts to the education budget which could be £485 per Lambeth pupil per year.

The event will be chaired by parents of Fair Funding for All Schools – Lambeth who are building a local coalition of parents, teachers and leaders against these devastating cuts. Lib Peck, leader of Lambeth council , local MPs Chuka Umunna &  Helen Hayes  and  Kevin Courtney from the NUT will be speaking.

For more information on school cuts see:

The Independent

The Standard

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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

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All weather pitch in Norwood Park

Cllr Pickard on the tarmac pitch

Cllr Pickard on the tarmac pitch

The council and the Football Foundation have plans to jointly invest over £350k in Norwood Park – by updating the tarmac pitch  by Elder Rd SE27 9ND.   The pitch will be astroturfed for all weather football as one 9-aside, two 7 aside or three 5-aside pitches and have new floodlighting so it can be used 8am  to 10pm. There will be a locked container at the side of the pitch for equipment.

A planning application has  just been submitted (ref  16/01130) for formal consultation.  To see the details and comments  go on-line :  http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications/search-planning-applications.

Management of the pitch will pass to Norwood School who need the extra pitches for their pupils during the school day . Community sports clubs will book the pitches for weekends and evenings.  There will some time slots for commercial lettings . This means the pitch will have enough income to  cover the costs of  maintaining the pitch & facilities in good condition. The pitch changing rooms & toilets will be in the school.

This pitch is  the only sizeable level space in Norwood Park and local councillors want to see some free community access to for local people . The plan is for  community use on weekdays 8am to 9am and 5pm to 6pm. A group of local people & pitch users will be set up to help manage the lettings  with the school.

There has been consultation with Friends of Norwood Park, community groups and future users of the pitch . See our earlier posts:  27/5/15 and 4/10/15

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Fun Palace day

fun palaceOn Saturday 3rd October West Norwood Library will be transformed into a Fun Palace. Drop in at 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY to create, share knowledge & skills and  learn something new. This is a free event for all ages showcasing the many groups and services available in the library with a chance to try new things combining science, arts and what you will. Look out for DIY face painting and Lego swap! Coding at 11am. DNA & construction at 2.30pm. To run an activity contact Zoe  zcdixon@lambeth.gov.uk

Local author Stella Duffy is walking to all of Lambeth’s Libraries on Fun Palace Day planning to reach West Norwood at 4pm. All welcome to join Stella on part or all of this 12.98 mile walk. For details see: http://funpalaces.co.uk/discover/doing-the-lambeth-write-walk-fun-palace/

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Vote for £400 to a local project

Norwood Forum has four grants of £400 to give out on Saturday 7th March 2-5pm at the Old Library, Knights Hill SE27 0HY.
There will be at least six projects to choose from. Come along to support and vote for your favourite. Friday 6th March is the last day for projects to apply to take part in the event – contact info@norwoodforum.org http://norwoodforum.org/category/news/

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