John of Bon Velo
West Norwood now has its own cycle shop – Bon Velo at 495 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ ( in the former Conservative Association shop) run by John & Karina. The shop sells a range of adult and children’s bikes and there is a cycle maintenance service too. Bon Velo also sells coffee!
Open hours: weekdays 9am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 6pm
For details see: http://bonvelo.co.uk, on Twitter and on Facebook
Harpenden Road junction
After a series of workshops the community-led Streetworks project has drawn up detailed design plans to change and improve Norwood Road.
The plans include improving Station Rise in front of Tulse Hill station, widening the east pavement between Chestnut Road and Chatsworth Way, options on parking, the Norwood Road entrance to Harpenden Rd becoming one way to allow for a new zebra crossing over Norwood Road, a diagonal crossing at York Hill/Lancaster Avenue and levelling the side roads with the pavement at their junction with Norwood Road.
You can comment on the designs until Tues 19th July at: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/norwood-road
But why not visit the exhibitions on Saturday 25th June 2.30-5pm at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre in Devane Way SE27 0DF or Wednesday 6th July 6.30-9pm at the Old Library 14 Knights Hill SE27 0HY ?
There is also a chance to comment on the designs at the West Norwood Feast market on July 3rd and the Country Show on 16th & 17th July.
The improvements will be funded by Transport for London and works should start in Autumn 2016. See our earlier posts: 9/2/16 19/1/16 and 3/6/15
To find out more email: email@example.com
Cllr Fred Cowell on Norwood Rd
Norwood Road starts in Herne Hill and ends at Robson Road. Should we rename our main shopping street , the part from Tulse Hill to Knights Hill? Suggestions so far include Norwood Broadway, West Norwood Road, Norwood Boulevard, Norwood Tulse Road.
Come and discuss how you see West Norwood in 10 years time. You may not want a road name change but what sort of shops & work spaces do you want to see? Where should we build more badly needed new homes?
This month 3 consultation events are happening. For businesses Friday 19th 8.30am at Parkhall or Wednesday 25th 8.30am at The Great North Wood. For residents at the Leisure Centre there is a workshop on Tuesday 24th 6.30pm. The drop in on Tuesday 31st 4pm to 8pm is cancelled and will be re-arranged .
Book as places are limited: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/lambeth-council-amp-regeneris-consulting-10713114508
Or speak to Cllr Fred Cowell 07920 559 491 FCowell@lambeth.gov.uk @fredacowell
In the meantime, if you can’t make these events you can comment by website: https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/
It is great to see a new pub in the heart of West Norwood. Knowles opened late last year and is now seeking planning permission from Lambeth council to extend its late opening hours by one hour a night.
At the moment Knowles is open 2 pm to 11 pm Mondays to Thursdays, 12 noon to 12 midnight Friday & Saturday and 12 noon to 11 pm on Sundays. Next month they are hoping to open for lunch time and serve good coffee.
Most of the shops in Norwood Road have people living in the flats above. Knowles currently has permission from the council to open 9 am to 11 pm Sunday to Thursday and 9 am to 12 midnight Friday & Saturday.
For more details use ref 15/06910 at http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/. Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
The council is starting to update the 2009 master plan for West Norwood. A consultation programme is being planned for the new year.
The plan will cover our main shopping streets and the industrial area, south of West Norwood station, known to town planners as the KIBA (key industrial and business area).
Residents do raise concerns about the range of shops in Norwood Road making up the heart of West Norwood town centre. Online shopping is the latest factor impacting on town centres across the UK. For a brilliant history of shopping have a look at Robert Peston Goes Shopping TV programme- its on iplayer for a short while: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039q44y/episodes/player
Filed under Employment, Environment, Housing, Jobs, Lambeth Council, Local Business, Parking, Planning, Shopping, Traffic, Transport, West Norwood
Streetworks champion Anna Birley
The first StreetWorks workshop is in the evening on Tuesday 15th September. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help re-design your neighbourhood around Norwood Road. No experience necessary. Just come along at 6.30pm to the Salvation Army Hall at 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW . More workshops on upgrading Norwood Road are planned for Tuesday evenings on 13th October, 10th November and 8th December – same place & time. The workshops are interactive & informal with refreshments.
StreetWorks is a community led £7 million project funded by Transport for London (TfL) to firstly improve the street around Norwood Road and then to change the one way system at Tulse Hill.
For more information email: email@example.com. Also see https://www.facebook.com/pages/StreetWorks-Norwood2TulseHill/1667496666829795 or follow the project on twitter @streetworksN2T . Information will be posted regularly on the project web site: http://www.streetworks.london
A garden under construction
West Norwood is getting a garden as part of the edible bus stop project on the route from Clapham Common to Crystal Palace – see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C51FZ3zW6w
The Hoopla garden is being constructed in the pavement of Norwood Road, between Lancaster Avenue and Elmcourt Road . The design, drawn up in three community consultation events, uses the existing bollards, with concrete rings over them, like a game of hoopla and permeable paving strips laid diagonally.
Volunteers will be needed to help plant the garden at the end of May with a grand opening in early June. And throughout 2014, regular gardening afternoons 1pm-4pm will be held on the first Sunday of every month – on West Norwood Feast days.
To get in touch email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Edible Bus Stop is a volunteer led project working with local communities taking on neglected or forgotten sites to transform them into valuable neighbourhood growing spaces.