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Slow Food Festival

Beamish & McGlueBeamish & McGlue , our local delicatessen, are presenting  West Norwood’s first Slow Food Festival  – a family friendly celebration of good food with cooking demonstrations, talks, a range of food stalls reflecting our rich culinary heritage , live  music and outdoor theatre performances.

The festival, funded by the London Mayor, will take place on Saturday 31st March 10am to 6pm in St Luke’s Church Gardens on Knights Hill SE27 0HS.

If you are interested in taking part in the Slow Food festival or want to book a stall please contact Sarah  07414 971 758  sarah@westnorwoodslowfoodfestival.co.uk

This spring weekend is a must for  inviting friends and family to see West Norwood at its best – with the Norwood Feast also due to return on Sunday 1st April!

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New Sunday markets in West Norwood

Norwood Feast

Norwood Feast on show at 5th March community event

Local residents have got together with Space Makers to regenerate West Norwood’s shopping streets with new monthly markets starting Sunday 3rd April 10am to 4pm

Four market areas are planned:  Artisans market at Chatsworth Way,  Garden Corner by York Hill,  Food Fair  at St Lukes church & Retro Village outside Rosebery’s the auctioneers on Knights Hill.

Come along and see West Norwood’s entrepreneurs in action! And street entertainers for all!

For more details see  http://westnorwood.spacemakers.org.uk/

Local residents have said they want a better shopping experience  in West Norwood and Lambeth council has commissioned Space Makers to get things moving.

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Lambeth’s cooperative council challenges Cameron’s Big Society

Lambeth cooperative councilLambeth Council is launching detailed proposals that will see the South London authority become Britain’s first-ever cooperative council.

Lambeth’s cooperative council model – first trailed in the national media in February  2010, months before David Cameron announced his Big Society proposals – will see residents take on a bigger role in running and shaping local services.  The model contrasts with the Tory ‘EasyCouncil’ model in the London Borough of Barnet that aims to create two-tier services with substandard services for the majority and better options available only to those wealthy enough to pay for them. Find out more about the Council’s plans here.

While there are some similarities with the coalition Government’s Big Society proposals, Labour’s model in Lambeth takes a more thorough-going approach applying the cooperative values of fairness, accountability and responsibility across a broad range of services.  It is built on four years experience trialling the approach in specific services in Lambeth.

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Shopping In West Norwood – Video Questionnaire

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West Norwood Business Club

Norwood Road shops

In early November local entrepreneurs from across West Norwood met for the second West Norwood Business Club.  The meeting, held at the Kahvah café on Norwood Road, involved lively networking sessions and valuable speeches and advice on the issues facing local business owners.

A wide range of businesses were represented, from industrial services to creative industries.  This shows the vibrancy of the business and wider community in West Norwood and underscores the opportunity for Lambeth to promote the area as a business and cultural hub, to help realise the area’s economic potential.

The business club heard from 3 expert speakers, giving valuable and practical advice such as how to secure a business loan during the recession, when many commercial banks are reluctant to provide finance, even to profitable businesses.

You can find out more about the West Norwood Business Club and about future meetings by emailing Huw Morgan-Thomas, Lambeth’s Enterprise Officer, at hmorgan-thomas@lambeth.gov.uk or by calling 020 7926 2471.

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