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Changes to Norwood Road

Harpenden Road junction

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: hello@streetworks.london

@StreetworksN2T

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Developments in West Norwood town centre

The old laundry building

The old laundry building

Two key development sites in West Norwood are up for sale. One is the old laundry site off Lansdowne Hill and the other is the group of workshops behind Texaco garage. These properties are thought to be connected with Tesco.  GL Hearn are handling the sale – offers due by 21st May. For details see:  http://glhearn.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Property%20Details/LansdowneHill-and-YorkHill-WestNorwood.pdf

The council’s Local Plan has guidance on potential future uses of land in  Site 18, the area along Norwood Road between Lansdowne Hill  and York Hill . A mix of housing and retail are the most likely uses. For more information  see page 201 of Places & Neighbourhood section of the Local Plan at :  http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Lambeth_Local_Plan_Proposed_Submission_261113-2_Part_11_Streatham_Clapham_Stockwell_Norwood.pdf

The last master plan for West Norwood was published in 2009 and much has changed since then. So the council  will be updating the Master Plan over  the next few months. Look out for events to have your say!

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Benches on the hills of West Norwood

new benches

New Benches

West Norwood shopping centre is at the bottom of a series of steep hills – York Hill, Lansdowne Hill, Knights Hill & Auckland Hill. So it’s great going downhill to go shopping but harder bringing your shopping back home up hill!

New benches have been strategically placed to create a rest stop for residents walking up, or down our hills.

Some residents do have concerns that the new benches will encourage anti-social behaviour.

Do the advantages of a bench, particularly for less mobile residents, outweigh the potential disadvantages? Do let Cllr Pickard know what you think [jpickard@lambeth.gov.uk ]

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First Sunday each month is a Feast day – 10am to 4pm!

Party cakes stall at April’s  Feast

Party cakes stall at April’s Feast

The West Norwood Feast is a people-powered market celebrating the diversity, talent and entrepreneurial skills in our neighbourhood. There’s plenty to see and do including the Gardeners’ Corner by York Hill where you can pick up seeds, plants and tools, the Artisans’ Market on Chatsworth Way with locally-made arts and crafts, a Food Fair at St Luke’s with stalls serving freshly-cooked street food and even a Retro Village by Roseberys on Knights Hill with a market for reused, recycled and remade furniture and clothes. More details are on the Feast website and on www.facebook.com/wnfeast.

Lambeth council will have a staffed stall at the West Norwood Feast with an exhibition of plans for the Norwood Hall swimming pool, gym and health centre – an opportunity to find out more about the scheme.

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West Norwood Weekend Festivities

The 31st March and 1st April weekend welcomes Spring to West Norwood.

Saturday is West Norwood’s first Slow Food Festival 10am to 6pm around  St Luke’s church SE27 0HS

Cakes and bakeryFlour milling, apple pressing, urban foraging, pizza making,  cider drinking, jazz,  meet Mrs Beeton, catch Mr Freaky Peens, enjoy the Honey Theatre Live, check out Brixton City Farm, hear about  rare pig breeds,  watch Brindisa’s master jamon carver at work,  taste perfect pizza made in a  mobile wood fired oven, have a cup of Volcano coffee, treat yourself to a tongue sandwich, have  a Fortnum & Mason style tea, watch the magical Ms McK interview a surprise celebrity guest ,try authentic pierogi, listen to Levi Roots’ friend on the wonders of caribbean cuisine, bake a cake for the family bake off, make a dish for the slow food cook off , win dinner for two at Bubba’s .. …………. there’s something for everyone but you may need to book online for some events:

http://www.westnorwoodslowfoodfestival.co.uk

Saturday 2pm to 5pm is the Spring Flower Show in St Luke’s church hall. Flowers on display including tulips, daffodils, & polyanthus, photographs, floral art and a ginger biscuit competition. All welcome.

For details  see: http://lambethhorticulturalsociety.org.uk/shows.html

Slow food festivalSunday 1st April is  first  Feast day of 2012 open 10am to 4pm. The West Norwood Feast is a people-powered market celebrating the diversity, talent and entrepreneurial skills in our neighbourhood. There’s plenty to see and do including the Gardeners’ Corner by York Hill where you can pick up seeds, plants and tools, the Artisans’ Market on Chatsworth Road with locally-made arts and crafts, a Food Fair at St Luke’s with stalls serving freshly-cooked street food and even a Retro Village by Roseberys on Knights Hill with a market for reused, recycled and remade furniture and clothes.   And there’s music, performance, a beer and cider tent, a community garden on Norwood Road by the Fire Station and  The Edible Bus Stop.

More details are on the Feast website http://westnorwoodfeast.com/blog and facebook page www.facebook.com/wnfeast.

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Lighting up West Norwood for Christmas

As Christmas draws closer, so too do the events and festivities leading up to it.  For shoppers  in West Norwood, the advent of the festive season is heralded by the arrival of the Christmas lights – just in time for the 3rd /4th December weekend of Feast markets.

Come along to the area around St Luke’s church and Portico on Saturday 5pm to 8pm  for  carol singing, the fabulous Carribe Steel Band, a light installation, children’s christmas decoration and activities, neon ball juggling and street entertainment, and last but not least delectable winter warming food, mulled wine, snacks and treats. On Sunday between 10am and 4pm the Feast will have its Artisans market at Chatsworth Way,  Garden Corner by York Hill,  Food Fair  at St Lukes church and Retro Village outside Rosebery’s the auctioneers on Knights Hill.

For more details  see http://westnorwood.spacemakers.org.uk/blog/very-festive-december-feast-weekend

The Christmas lights will extend from Tulse Hill Station to West Norwood station. The original lights were funded some years ago by Norwood Action Group,  local traders and the council. To  give West Norwood’s shopping street a boost this year there is new lighting in the street trees – courtesy of the Mayor’s Outer London  Fund – and a christmas tree outside St Lukes’s churchyard.

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What a feast!

Norwood Feast

New Sunday markets in West Norwood .

Congratulations to all who made the first Norwood “Feast” on Sunday 3rd April  a fantastic success, bringing more than 2,000 people pouring into 4 markets in the centre of West Norwood . Brilliant planning & marketing by local residents working with Space Makers and support from Big Yellow Storage & the council  combined with good weather resulted in a great market day.

Norwood Feast is a set of markets dotted through the town centre on the first Sunday of every month,

There is a second-hand goods/retro clothing market outside Rosebery’s auctioneers on Knight’s Hill, food stalls and children’s entertainment in St Luke’s Church garden, an arts and crafts fair at the end of Chatsworth Way and plants, fruit and vegetables on the corner of York Hill and Norwood Road. Local shops joined in: Beamish and McGlue served hog roast outside their shop on the corner of Lancaster Avenue and Kahvah welcomed a record number of customers in its Norwood Road café. O Girasol was also doing a roaring trade and  B&Q staff reported a large increase in business.

Fringe events included guerrilla gardeners who planted around trees in Norwood Road ,  trampolining for children and  cemetery tours for adults..

Shoppers came from a wide area of south London – Lewisham, Balham and Mitcham as well as Streatham, Dulwich and Crystal Palace. Jane Pickard, local councillor for Knight’s Hill, said: “The markets are  a huge success and I look forward to the next events in May & June.”

The next feast event will be Sunday 1st May 10-4pm. Get there early as some stalls sold out by lunchtime!

Prospective stall holders should look up FAQs on   http://westnorwood.spacemakers.org.uk/

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