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Cemetery plans

Local residents are working with the council to bid for substantial funds from the Heritage Lottery to improve West Norwood Cemetery, a key part of our neighbourhood and a lovely green open space.

The plans are at an important stage and there is a consultation under way giving everyone a chance to have a say – deadline is Saturday 30th September 2017

Look out for a stall at the West Norwood Feast markets on Sunday 3rd September – in St Lukes church gardens SE27 0HS .

Drop in to meet the project team at Portico Gallery, Knights Hill SE27 0HS on Wednesday 13th September 6pm to 8.30pm or Saturday 16th September 10am to 4pm

Or comment on line: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/west-norwood-cemetery

Tours of the cemetery by Friends of West Norwood Cemetery SE27 9JU are at 2.30pm every first Sunday of the month from April to October. Meet at the main gate: https://www.fownc.org/events/

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West Norwood’s own theatre

South London Theatre

South London Theatre

Congratulations to Bob Callender and his team for winning £1.6million from the the Heritage Lottery Fund for  the SLT, West Norwood’s own thriving repertory community theatre, based in the Old Fire Station at 2a Norwood High Street SE27 9NS. The much needed money will restore the building which is one of the few surviving original horse drawn carriage fire stations. The South London Theatre puts on 22 shows a year and will have to move to temporary venues fom April 2015 until works complete in 2016. 

For more on the history of the building see: http://www.hlf.org.uk/news/Pages/WestNorwoodOldFireStation.aspx#.U-qx-_ldXIU

Follow the SLT on twitter @SLTheatre  or  see: http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk

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Duke of Gloucester at Catacombs

catacombsThe Duke of Gloucester visited West Norwood Cemetery’s historic and unique catacombs on Thursday. The catacombs,  designed by the architect William Tite, are rarely open to the public.They are significantly larger than in other cemeteries but are in a poor state of repair. The Friends of West Norwood Cemetery are working with Lambeth council on a Heritage Lottery Fund bid for money to restore the cemetery and build a visitor centre there.

Present at the royal visit, which was organised by Heritage of London, were  Lambeth’s  Mayor, Cllr Mark Bennett and Cabinet member Cllr Sally Prentice, who has responsibility for open spaces including cemeteries.

Friends of West Norwood cemetery organise free tours of the cemetery on the first Sunday of the month. For details see:   http://www.fownc.org/

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A revamp for West Norwood theatre

Bob Callender of SLT with the theatre plans

Bob Callender of SLT with the theatre plans

South London Theatre have persuaded the Heritage Lottery Fund to invest in the South London Theatre building on Norwood High Street SE27 9NS. The theatre is based in a Victorian fire station and restoration should be ready for early 2015 if all goes well . In the meantime the theatre has to raise another £250k .So to support our local theatre – become a member and  see the shows http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk.

Or simply donate via http://www.justgiving.com/sltrestoration

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