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New cinema-library update

Helen Hayes outside the Cinema-Library site

Helen Hayes outside the Cinema-Library site

Contracts have been exchanged between Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd & Lambeth council to lease the Nettlefold Halls and turn it into a four-screen cinema, with bar and café. As part of the deal, West Norwood Library will return to the Nettlefold site.

Helen Hayes commented  “I am delighted that a contract has now been signed for the delivery of a cinema in West Norwood bringing us a step closer to realising the long held aspiration for the cinema and much-needed restoration of the library.  I’m also really pleased that Picturehouse have agreed to pay their  staff at the cinema an employment package that is equal to, or more than, the London Living Wage”

Lyn Goleby, Managing Director of Picturehouse, said: “This is the sort of building that we get very excited about – modernising and reinventing a place that sits at the heart of its community. We hope that the support the project enjoys will mean that we can very soon deliver a great new facility for West Norwood”.

Following the signing of the agreement it will take about 3 months to complete costings and develop designs ready for a full public consultation. To get an idea of how the new cinema-library will look see the posters displayed outside the building at 1 Norwood High Street SE27 9JX

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Cinema plans

Cinema designThe council has been working on  plans with City Screen , who run independent cinemas including Clapham Picture House, for a possible cinema in the Nettlefold Hall / Library Centre – beside the cemetery entrance.

Friends of West Norwood Library have arranged  to give local people  a chance to see and comment on the plans at an early stage.

Just drop in to The Old Library, 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY on Saturday 20th October between 1pm and 4pm

The Nettlefold Hall / Library Centre has been closed after thieves stole the copper roof in June 2011. The latest plans are that   West Norwood Library goes  back into the Nettlefold and shares the space with a  4 screen cinema,  café and bar.

For detail see: http://www.facebook.com/FOWNL


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October is Black History Month

Lambeth has a great programme of events  see brochure for details here.

In West Norwood we have storytelling during half-term week on  Monday  29th  October at 2.30pm and on Wednesday 31st October at 3.30pm in West Norwood Library 14 Knights Hill SE27 0HY. All children and families welcome . Free entry.

And a Hip Hop history  by Rashid Nix on the evening of Wednesday 31st October at 6pm in West Norwood Library.

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Old Library Centre

West Norwood’s temporary library at 16 knights Hill SE27 0HY will be open again on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons . (The opening hours were reduced over the summer due to activity programmes in the Old Library Centre for young people.)

From Monday 3rd September the library opening  hours are :

  • Monday 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday 10am to 8pm
  • Thursday 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday closed

Telephone 020 7926 8092



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Library Summer Hours

Library Summer HoursThe opening hours for the temporary West Norwood Library have changed for the summer to give more space for the programme of  summer activities for young people.

Until Friday 24th August the library open hours are:

Mon 10am to 5pm

Tues,Wed,Thurs andFri  10am to 12.30pm

Saturday 10am to 5pm

Plans are being developed to move the library back to the Nettlefold Hall building asap.

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Future of West Norwood Library

Mike Smith at Children's Library in Nettlefold Hall

Mike Smith at Children’s Library in Nettlefold Hall

There has been a great response to the  council’s consultation on the future of the borough’s libraries  – and West Norwood library in particular where local people & ward councillors want to see the library back in the Nettlefold Hall building on Norwood High Street ( beside the cemetery ) as soon as possible. One of the outcomes of the consultation is that an independent cinema company is showing interest in getting involved.

A local Independent Cinema

Greenwich Picture House – A local Independent Cinema

Everyone in West Norwood is keen to see the shopping centre improved and have more places to go out in the evenings. A cinema, perhaps including  a café/bar, could make a big difference to West Norwood . We already have  the new swimming pool  under construction – would you  welcome a cinema in part of the Nettlefold Hall building as part of  more changes to West Norwood?  To let local councillors have you views please email  Cllr Mike Smith    {msmith10@lambeth.gov.uk}

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Temporary library moves again

Jane Pickard at The Old Library  opposite St Luke’s

Jane Pickard at The Old Library opposite St Luke’s

Whilst the main library remain close for repairs the  temporary library is  moving  on Thursday 1st March to The Old Library at Knights Hill SE27 0HY and will now be open on Saturdays.

At least for the next month the opening hours will be:

  • Monday 10am to 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 10am to 12.30pm
  • Saturday 10am to 5pm.

More information on the council’s borough-wide libraries consultation on the future of libraries and an online survey form are available here.

Local residents supporting the re-opening of West Norwood Library .

Local residents supporting the re-opening of West Norwood Library .

The council has also organised  public meetings on the library proposals – all welcome :

at  6pm on Thursday 8th March at Elmgreen School, Elm Court Road SE27 9BZ, near Tulse Hill station,

at  The Old Library, Knights Hill  SE27 0HY at 7pm on   Wednesday 21st March

Local residents supporting the re-opening of West Norwood Library .

at The Old Library Knights Hill SE27 0HY  at   10am  on Thursday 29 March.


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