Travellers arrived last night and are camped on the vacant site on Knights Hill at the corner with Chapel Road. The police and Cllr Sonia Winifred visited today. The traveller say they are staying for a few days over the bank holiday weekend.
The police will monitor the site over the weekend but there are “no aggravating factors’ requiring immediate action. They will also try to contact the owners of the land. It is believed the land is owned by a cash & carry business in Tooting.
If anyone has concerns please contact the local police on 101 (or 999 if an emergency). Should you need to contact Lambeth’s Noise team over the weekend phone 020 7926 5999.
Knights Hill Thursday evening
Knights Hill was closed to traffic on Thursday 16th April to allow Thames Water to repair a burst water main at the junction with Wolfington Road. Northbound traffic, including buses , is being diverted via Crown Lane, Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, Christchurch Road, Hardel Rise, Norwood Road and Ernest Avenue. Works are expected to take about 5 days. For more details on the road closure please email: XCEDtmcord@lambeth.gov.uk or phone 07940 578 863. Any businesses losing trade due to the closure can ask for a claim form by phoning Thames Water 0800 3167 800
GP surgery in WNHLC
West Norwood has its own walk-in GP surgery at weekends at least until the end of April 2015. Knights Hill GP surgery based in the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF is open Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 4.30pm for any NHS registered patient – no appointment needed. Phone 020 3049 0733 for details or see: http://www.knightshillsurgery.nhs.uk/
Homes on Portobello estate, at the top of Knights Hill, are getting new windows as part of the council’s Lambeth Housing Standard improvements.
The original metal crittal windows were the latest thing in the late 1940s but are very out of date now and very draughty in winter.
For more information see: https://www.lambethliving.org.uk/lhs
Preparing for the roadworks
Road resurfacing works are due to start at 10pm on Sunday night 11th January in West Norwood. The works are due to take place over 3 nights (10pm to 6am) to resurface the parts of Norwood Road and Knights Hill closest to Robson Road SE27. Disruptions are being limited by working at night – between 10pm and 6am .
Plans for the Firestation
Now that our firestation has moved to brand new premises on Knights Hill developers have submitted plans for the site at 445 Norwood Road SE27 9DG
The proposal is to turn the firestation into 23 flats and a childrens nursery on the ground floor. The fire station built in 1914-15 is a Grade II listed and the building on Norwood Road together with many of its original features will be retained. A new 4-storey block at the back will have 11 flats. The plans have no off-street parking as the site is very close to bus routes and Tulse Hill station.
The mix of homes proposed is eleven 1-bedroom flats, ten 2-bedroom flats and two 3-bedroom flats. 8 of the new homes will be affordable.
To see details of the plans use ref 14/04865 via planning pages on Lambeth’s web site:
To comment on the plans email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref 14/04865.
Tarka & Domani
Otter Trading opened at 17 Knights Hill SE27 0HS on Sunday. Tarka & Domani have transformed an empty shop into a spacious welcoming bar, cafe & gift shop. Open Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am to 6pm. Follow them on twitter @ottertrading