Norwood’s Children Centre is up and running after lockdown with most activities now based at 18 Benton’s Lane SE27 9UD just off Gipsy Rd .
‘Stay and play’ and other face to face sessions are social distancing so you have to book your place on 020 3409 0704. Other “virtual” activities are one to one telephone calls and some group sessions are via facebook.
For details of the Norwood Children’s Centre programme see [attached pdf]
Please phone 020 3409 0704 for advice on what sessions might best suit your child.
Lambeth’s Family Information Service online directory has lots more information on a wide range of activities and services for children:
The Roman Catholic secondary school for girls on Central Hill SE19 1RS is planning to close in August 2021.
Admissions were suspended for year 7 students in September 2020. Year 8 , 9 & 11 students are attending the Virgo Fidelis site but Year 10 students are attending St Marys in West Croydon CR9 2EE
Virgo Fidelis no longer has a 6th form and pupil rolls have been falling recently – with a corresponding impact on school budgets. The Victorian buildings date back to 1848 and so are exepensive to repair.
Croydon council is consulting on the closure – to have a say fill in the form linked below before the deadline of Oct 23rd.
Every year the council asks residents what they think about our local parks. During 2020 lockdown and social distancing parks have been the best place for exercise, relaxation and the place to meet friends and family.
Our local parks include: Knights Hill Wood, Norwood Park, St Luke’s church, Streatham Common and Tivoli Park.
To have a say and suggest improvements to your favourite local park please fill in this quick survey by Saturday 31st October:
October is Black History month and this year Lambeth Libraries have drawn up a brilliant programme of mainly online activities.
There is something for everyone in the programme – just check out the brochure and book the sessions in advance that you want to attend here.
Cllr Sonia Winifred said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about and celebrate African Caribbean Heritage and Culture, which influence and enrich all our lives.”
The council is looking for an organisation to take a 10-year lease on the One O’clock Club building in Norwood Park SE19 1EA (near the café off Salters Hill). The service must run at least three “stay and play” sessions a week for children under-five and their parent/carers.
To see the building please book a 10 minute site visit on Thursday 1st October 11am to 1pm OR 2pm to 4pm on Monday 5th October.
For details see ‘norwood park call for proposals’.(pdf)
Deadline to submit a tender with a 3 year business plan is midday Sunday 11th October.
Social distancing is key to tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Do you want to see staff wearing face coverings in shops, pubs and restaurants in West Norwood?
Please complete this quick survey to let our local businesses know what local people think about staff who are meeting customers face to face.
So far 53% said “it makes me uneasy and I might avoid that business” in response to the question: “How do you feel about visiting shops, restaurants or other businesses where staff choose not to wear face coverings, excluding staff behind screens ”
Station to Station is the business organisation for West Norwood businesses . They publish an excellent business directory of our local businesses:
Also see: https://www.facebook.com/StationtoStationWNandTH
Cllr Winifred by our pool
West Norwood Leisure Centre is back with a wide range of activities: gym, swimming, classes. Every activity has to be booked to keep us safe with social distancing .
Children’s swimming lessons start again in September.
Opening hours are now 6.30am to 9pm Mon- Wed; 6.30am to 8.30pm Thurs-Fri; and 8am to 5.30pm weekends.
To book its easiest to use the Better GLL app: https://www.better.org.uk/news/download-the-better-uk-app
Or try the web site: https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/lambeth/west-norwood-health-and-leisure-centre
If you are not online drop by the leisure centre in Devane Way off Knights Hill SE27 0DF (opposite West Norwood train station ) and the staff at reception will book you in.
To check the social distancing rules see: attached (pdf file)
Lambeth’s Heritage Festival is taking place throughout September with at least one event each day. This year everything is online so book your free real time place early!
See the full programme here: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-heritage-festival-2020/
There are virtual walks, archive film screenings, talks, podcasts, virtual reality films, banner making and drawing workshops, discussion groups, virtual building tours and author interviews – hopefully there should be something for everyone.
A big thanks to Lambeth Archives, the Lambeth Local History Forum and local groups for setting up this event.