Tag Archives: Norwood High Street

Uplift for Norwood High Street?

Norwood High Street is part of the West Norwood town centre for planning application decisions –  which means it should mainly  be retail ( A1 use) . Many of the shops on Norwood High Street north of Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street are not  prospering  and there are many closed up shop premises.

In the draft Local Plan the council is proposing to turn part of  Norwood High Street, south of the railway bridge to Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street, into a Creative Enterprise Zone – CEZ. This would encourage any new developments to have creative industries on the ground floor and maybe flats above.  The CEZ does not affect the shops around the Chapel Road – Gipsy Road junction.

There are a range of other proposed local changes to policies in the draft Local Plan eg policy PN7 West Norwood and ED3 Knollys Goods Yard

The council’s policies used to assess planning applications are all published in the Local Plan which contains a full range of policies covering the whole borough eg affordable housing, schools & open space.

The Local Plan is being updated and the latest draft is published for consultation See: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-local-plan-oct-2018/https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-local-plan-oct-2018/

Deadline is 17th December. Comments can be made to: localplan@lambeth.gov.uk

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Norwood High Street burst main  

We have another Thames Water burst water main outside West Norwood Cemetery at the junction of Robson Road and Norwood High Street. It  will take about 5 days to fix. For details see: https://inyourarea.thameswater.co.uk/Work-in-your-area  or phone 0800 316 9800 quoting ref 31070540.

Traffic will be severely disrupted with diversions through Streatham. Left and right hand turns by southbound traffic along Norwood Road from Lancaster Avenue will be restricted.

The 322 bus is on diversion.

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West Norwood is regenerating….

There is increased interest from the private sector to invest in West Norwood. A public meeting is taking place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 28th November at the Salvation Army SE27 9AW for local people to discuss the latest plans including :

Norwood Road between Lansdowne Hill & York Hill and the old Laundry site; Knollys Goods Yard; Chapel Rd/Knights Hill corner & Norwood High Street.

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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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Diversions for resurfacing of Norwood High Street

Cllr. Jackie Meldrum in Norwood High Street

Cllr. Jackie Meldrum in Norwood High Street

Following the rebuild of Ernest Avenue (in front of West Norwood bus garage) and the new pavements around St Lukes church – work on resurfacing Norwood High Street, by contractors CVU, is planned between Friday 14th February and Friday 28th February.

Norwood High Street lies between Robson Road and Chapel Road and is part of the one-way system around St Lukes church – so there will be a series of traffic and bus diversions to allow the road resurfacing works to be done.

If there any difficulties contact Lambeth Highways engineers: highways@lambeth.gov.uk or phone 07940 578880 or 020 7926 9000. If you are a twitter user then follow @mywestnorwood for the latest news.

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Disturbances hit West Norwood

Tessa Jowell outside damaged  Money Shop

Tessa Jowell outside damaged Money Shop

Ward councillors and local MP Tessa Jowell visited West Norwood businesses following the disturbances on night of  Monday 8th August. Everyone is keen to get back to business as usual.

Attempts made to break into  several  shop premises in Norwood Road and the door of  The Money Shop was broken down. The break in was recorded on CCTV and  the police have posted pictures of suspects:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/metropolitanpolice/6025500434/in/set-72157627267892973/. What  happened in West Norwood was  opportunistic attempts to rob a few shops, rather than the overwhelming looting seen elsewhere.

The police are now making hundreds of arrests of people involved in looting across London and courts are sitting for long hours to process the cases quickly.   To get up to date advice and information directly from official police sources you can subscribe to the Community safe web site and choose  the information alerts for the areas you are interested in. http://www.communitysafe.gov.uk.

The good news is that following the widespread recent public disorders of this week  there has been a fantastic response from Lambeth residents offering  to come &  help clean up. The council is now co-ordinating a Volunteering Speed Dating event next week. If you have been inspired by the recent community responses or you have always just wanted to volunteer then come along talk to like minded people. Just drop in between 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday 17th August at The Assembly Hall in Acre Lane  SW2 1RW (between  the Town Hall & Tesco). For details see: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/News/2011/120811VolunteeringSpeedDating.htm

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Murder on West Norwood’s shopping street

Cllr Jenny Brathwaite at floral tribute

Cllr Jenny Brathwaite at floral tribute

Just after 4am on Friday night ( 5/8/11) Daniel Famakinwa age 20 , of  Manor Park in  east London  was shot at the bus stop near Waylett Place, off Norwood Road. Sadly he died shortly afterwards in hospital.
Three men arrested in connection with this murder have been released. Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode said: “”I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time, and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, to come forward as you may hold significant information.”
Anyone with any information to help the police investigation can phone  the police on 020 8721 4868 .  Or phone  Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and remain anonymous (not give their name or address).  Crimestoppers is an independent charity.

See BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14430495

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