350 years before and after Windrush

Before and After Windrush: 350 years of Black People in Lambeth” is a free exhibition in Lambeth town hall in Brixton SW2 1RW on weekdays 9am to 6pm until Friday 12th July.
Evidence from Lambeth Palace & council archives of Black People in Lambeth goes back to the 1660s. It includes records  of former slaves and servants who were being baptised in a Lambeth parish church in the eighteenth century, African princes & sons of chiefs who were being educated in Clapham and the mysterious, unnamed Black Woman of Brixton Causeway who was struggling to bring up her child in Lambeth in the 1720s.
Photographs by Harry Jacobs of the Black community in Brixton between the 1950s and the 1990s are also on display.
To meet the curator of the exhibition on Monday 1st July at 6.30pm email artsweb@lambeth.gov.uk to book a place.
Cllr Sonia Winifred, pictured, said: “Multiculturalism and the history of our Black communities in Lambeth goes back much further than most people probably realise.
We have a packed schedule of events through the month to mark Windrush Day on 22nd June it. Check out the brilliant programme of events we are putting on throughout June”
For details of Windrush events see: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/windrush-celebrations-2019/

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315 bus diversion from Tues 28th May

Thames Water have changed their Norwood Rd plans so that from Tuesday 28th May the 315 bus can continue to run up York Hill as usual.

Only the RETURN journey to West Norwood will be the long way round via Leigham Court Rd , Crown Lane and Knights Hill. So the bus will not run eastbound from St Peters church via Canterbury Grove, Chartham Grove, Royal Circus & down York Hill.

This arrangement is due to last for 5 months until 23rd October.

A big thank you to everyone who sent back the councillors survey given out on the 315 bus and those who spoke to Thames Water at the public meetings. We have managed to persuade Thames Water that the 315 bus must keep running up York Hill as it is a lifeline for many people living near the top of the hill – and especially for bringing shopping home from West Norwood.

To contact Thames Water about any problems with their Norwood Road works please telephone 0800 316 9800 option 1 and quote BB279802.

See our earlier posts:  3/5/199/4/1915/3/19, 23/1/19

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Developers regenerate Norwood High St

Property developers are kick starting the regeneration of Norwood High Street with an 8 storey building (pictured) on the run-down site next to Travis Perkins. Norwood High Street Their plans are for 19 flats with a children’s play space on the roof. And business space in the basement , ground and first floor.

Cycle parking is located inside the building but there are no vehicle parking spaces on the site . Two nearby existing parking spaces will be converted into disabled parking bays.

At this stage none of the 19 flats are specified as affordable.

To comment by 13/6/19  on these plans for 81-89 Norwood High Street SE27 5JS  look at Lambeth’s Planning portal [https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications/search-planning-applications ] and quote planning application 19/01404.

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Have your say on the future of rubbish collection

Lambeth is working on a plan to deal with our rubbish for the next 10 years. It’s about how to reduce, re-use and recycle more waste, tackle litter and fly-tipping. Dealing with waste in Lambeth costs £25m per year so it is a significant part of the council’s budget which is vital to maintaining a good and clean environment.

To have your say please look at the draft Waste Strategy  and complete the survey on the website below before Monday 10th June.

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-on-lambeths-draft-waste-management-strategy?medium=email&source=GovDelivery

Or email wastestrategy@lambeth.gov.uk

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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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