Entrance to old laundry from Lansdowne Hill
A property developer called Leyton Clubs Ltd has come up with plans for 52 new flats and new offices/shops on the old laundry site off Lansdowne Hill.
On Tuesday 31st October there is an opportunity to see an exhibition of the plans & meet the project team – just drop in between 3.30pm and 7.30opm to the Salvation Army, 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW. The developers have not yet submitted a planning application . This will give everyone a chance to comment formally on the plans.
Map of proposed new buildings
Lansdowne Church SE27 0AR is celebrating its 150th birthday with a free community day on Saturday 4th November 11am to 3pm. Food, face painting, baby clothes, toys, games, crafts & more.
Proposed new boundaries
The Boundary Commission is determined to split up the wards of West Norwood into two separate parliamentary constituencies giving us two MPs. The new proposals put Thurlow Park ward into the Streatham & Brixton South constituency and Gipsy Hill & Knights Hill wards into the new Norwood & Thornton Heath constituency. There was much local opposition last autumn to splitting Knights Hill ward off from the rest of West Norwood. ( See our earlier posts 25/9/16 & 21/3/17. )
Check this map to see the latest proposed new constituencies: https://www.bce2018.org.uk/
Deadline for comments is 10th December 2017.
The Boundary Commission is aiming to give each MP between 71,000 and 79,000 constituents. Despite London’s rising population this means a drop from 73 MPs in London down to 68 MPs.
Old Library Centre SE27 0HY
The lending library based at 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY is temporarily closed between 2nd and 25tH October for refurbishment & redecoration of the Old Library Centre managed by local charity The Rathbone Society.
Until the library re-opens on Thursday 26th October please return & borrow books from one of Lambeth’ other libraries.
Black History events during October have moved to Upper Norwood Library at 39 Westow Hill SE19 1TJ.
The West Norwood library will be moving into the joint Library –Cinema building on Norwood High Street SE27 9JX in the new year 2018. It will then have all the facilities as one of Lambeth’s town centre libraries.
Detectives investigating the murder of Jude Gayle from stab injuries in West Norwood on 24 September have charged a man from Dunelm Grove He appeared in Bromley Magistrates court on 30th September.
If anyone has any information please call : the Homicide and Major Crime Command on 020 8721 4961 or via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, recently launched a plan to tackle rising knife crime in London.
KFC has many loyal customers
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) want to have a restaurant & take away in West Norwood at 489 -491 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ. However the council refused KFC planning permission and KFC have now appealed the council’s refusal.
Lambeth refuses planning permission for any new hot food takeaway within 400 metres or 10 minutes walking of a school. To date only one similar refusal has been over turned by the independent Planning Inspector – on condition the opening hours were from 5pm. KFC want to open 10.30am to 3am on Saturdays and 11am to 1am on Sundays. Weekday hours are not indicated but KFC say they will employ 35 staff so they would have extensive opening times.
Details of the appeal documents are on Lambeth planning portal if you use reference 17/01574 at https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application
Many people have strong views about KFC either way. If you want to comment for or against the appeal ( make a representation) quote ref 3178462 by 4th Oct 2017 at : https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/myportal/
See our earlier posts 17/8/17 and 2/5/17
Letters from Lambeth council are going out to every household in the borough about the electoral register. If there are no change to the people listed it’s still important to confirm the details –easiest online or by text using the security codes in your letter. If you don’t confirm the names will come off the register after a while. People who are British, European, Commonwealth or Irish citizens are entitled to register to vote. Being on the electoral register also helps getting credit eg a credit card.
Any people new to the property or reaching age 17 must register individually – the easiest way is online at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
You can register to by post – but this is a slower two stage process.
The government has tightened up the rules making it harder for many people in Lambeth – especially those who move house a lot. This year a million people only just registered in time to vote in the general election in June. Many left it too late.
See our earlier post 15/5/17