Thames Water disrupts Norwood Road to June 2020

Come and see what the year long Thames Water road works on Norwood Road will mean to you. The detailed plans are expected to be displayed on Monday 13th May 5pm to 8pm at  Salvation Army Hall 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW and on Tuesday 14tH May  1pm to 4pm at West Norwood Library / Picture House, Norwood High Street SE27 9JX .

The works are due to start in evening Monday 27th May . The project is in stages with part of Norwood Road reduced to one line of traffic and some side roads closed up to June 2020.

Inevitably this will mean traffic congestion but all the shops & traders in West Norwood will remain open for business!

Thames Water are investing spending £14m on replacing our Victorian 21 inch water mains. They will be writing a letter confirming these details to every household in West Norwood within the next few days.

See our earlier posts: 9/4/19,  15/3/19,  23/1/19

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Artists Open House weekends in May

Local artists open their studio doors over two weekends next month – 11th & 12th and 18th & 19th May between 11am and 6pm. Browse, meet the artist and maybe buy an original!

Check out the guide: http://dulwichfestival.co.uk/manage/wp-content/uploads/DF_2019_AOH_Booklet_web.pdf

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71 day diversion from York Hill for 315 bus

315 going up York Hill

When Thames Water start digging up Norwood Road to lay  a new water main they plan to close York Hill and Lancaster Avenue for 71 days. The 315 bus will be on diversion the long way round to Leigham Court Road via Knights Hill and Crown Lane.

As well as taking passengers to Streatham the 315 is a vital lifeline to many older people living in the streets  around  the top of York Hill.  This part of the route is hail and ride and does not have bus stops with diversion information. Please mention this important change to the 315 bus service to any neighbour who relies on this bus to get to and from West Norwood.

Thames Water are now expected to start their road works just after the May bank holiday. They will post leaflets and hold public meetings as soon as they can confirm a start date.

The start date has slipped from the one in our earlier post 15/3/19

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Free films in April

Ben from WN Free film festival

Back for its 3rd year is the West Norwood Free Film Festival at various venues around the town centre .

Run by volunteers there is a different film shown every evening ( except Good Friday 26/4) in venues across West Norwood. For the programme and bookings: https://www.freefilmfestivals.org/filmfestival/west-norwood/

If you missed the shorts shown at Picturehouse on Sunday you can see online “Suburban Week-end” a film of West Norwood in 1949 :

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-suburban-week-end-1950-online

The Free Film Festival finale will be Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse shown outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre on Saturday 27th April at sunset.

The festival is sponsored by local businesses:  BonVelo, Stapleton Long, O Girasol and Station to Station

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Feast is back this Sunday 7/4

Stalls near York Hill

West Norwood Feast is back on Sunday 7th April after its winter break ! The weather will be warmer at  a welcome 16 degrees C too!

Markets & activities at Artisans’ Market (Chatsworth Way SE24 9HR), Food Fair (in the garden of St Luke’s church SE27 0DT), Retro Village (Rosebery’s  74-76 Knight’s Hill SE27 0JD), Family Hub (outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF) and Fresh & Green (along Norwood Road from the corner of York Hill SE27 9AF)

Free music & kids activities at Portico from 10am, Food Fair from 12noon, Artisans Market from 10am, Family Hub from 11am. Picturehouse Cinema  is showing unique short local films at 11.30am . The Book & Record Bar has DJ  12noon to 2pm.

Activities on Sunday:

http://westnorwoodfeast.com/

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Local police drop-in

Cllr Meldrum with our local team

Our local Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) is a group of London Met police officers dedicated to serving the  local community.

They work closely with residents, businesses, community leaders, the council  and others to help find solutions to local problems and decide our policing priorities.

The team pop into St Lukes church SE27 0HS to chat informally with local people over a cup of tea between 12noon and 1pm. The dates in April are: Friday 5th April, Friday 12th April, Thursday 18th April and Tuesday 23rd April.

For details see: https://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/lambeth/knights-hill/?introducingyoursaferneighbourhoodsteam=meetingandevents

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Community Connectors

Training as Community Connectors

Do people come to you for advice and information? Do you link others in your local community to activities and organisations? If so why not be trained as a Community Connector?

Project Smith offers Community Connector training & support to give volunteers the knowledge & skills to help other people:  things to do, places to go to access help & support and general wellbeing.

The training takes place over 4 days 9.30am – 3pm. The dates are  on Wednesday 26th June, Wednesday 3rd July, Thursday 4th July and Wednesday 17th July. You need to attend all 4 days to become a Community Connector. You get a Royal Society Level 2 Qualification in Supporting Behaviour Change on completion of your training.

Community Connectors say: “I’ve learned so much through the Connectors programme that I feel like a walking/talking community notice board,” “Since becoming a connector, I’ve helped others, made new friends, feel better about myself, and even found job opportunities through networking.”

Project Smith is a Lambeth council/NHS project and aims to: support people to manage their own health and wellbeing by having access to the right information and assistance, help people avoid crisis and build stronger community ties.

For more information email: jennifer.burgess@nhs.net

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