From Saturday 29th April the #3 bus will no longer go to Whitehall. After Lambeth Bridge it will go between Horseferry Road and Victoria Street.
Two other Lambeth bus routes are changing on 29th April. The #133 bus will go between Holborn & Monument instead of ending at Liverpool Street station. The #59 bus will be routed between St Batholemews Hospital ( Barts) and High Holborn instead of terminating at Euston station.
Thanks to the public campaign to save the #45 bus the proposed changes not going ahead and the 45 route will remain the same.
Proposals for a Controlled parking zone ( CPZ) and some no-through roads in the area between Norwood Rd & Rosendale Road and South Circular & Robson Road are out for an informal public consultation.
On Saturday 22nd April 10am to 4pm engineers will be at the West Norwood Library SE27 9JU to discuss the plans, hear your views and answer questions. The plans can also be seen on request at West Norwood Library.
The free 1 hour parking bays off West Norwood shopping street remain. Pay by phone parking is proposed throughout the area. Passing places on Robson Road are proposed to make the 322 bus route easier. The days of the week and the hours of parking enforcement are still at discussion stage.
There are eight road closures planned including: Chatsworth Way by the church; Chestnut Road by Barston Road junction and Carston Road by the south circular. A parklet by Eastmearn Road junction with Rosendale Road is one of the other street improvements in the plans.
The swimming pool at West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre (WNHLC) is due to reopen in July 2023. The men, women and families change areas are due to reopen by early April. Other services at WNHC such as the Knights Hill GP surgery and most leisure activities continue to operate as usual.
The WNHLC and surrounding park is funded via a private finance scheme with the NHS. The structure of the building, and so the repairs, are the responsibility of the private finance company . Last year unfortunately faults were identified in some parts of the building and the swimming pool and change areas had to be closed temporarily.
From 1st April 2023 Lambeth council is running its leisure services “in-house” as “Active Lambeth” and ending its contract with Better GLL. Existing Better memberships and direct debits will be transfered automatically but you should receive a notification email about the transfer. For more details see: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/active-lambeth
The council is consulting on controls over dogs. The draft scheme specifies where dogs must be on a lead , areas dogs are not allowed, out of control dogs, picking up dog mess and number of dogs per dog walker.
The local West Norwood community objected strongly to 3 tall towers 12-20 storeys high in Knollys Goods Yard ( site 19) pictured right when the council proposed new development policy plans for 14 sites across Lambeth. Last week Cllr Danny Adilypour decided to drop Knollys Goods Yard from the next stages of the formal policy process.
Cllr Adilypour’s letter to the local community can be read here.
Danny Adilypour visiting Waylett Place in Site 18
Hundreds of local people and businesses also objected to the demolition of the heart of West Norwood’s town centre ( Site 18) and its replacement with 12 storey tower. In his letter Cllr Adilypour says he has asked for the Site 18 boundaries to be redrawn and to exclude housing at the Lansdowne Hill and York Hill ends of the site .
Cllr Adilypour took on responsibility for regeneration and town planning in May 2022. Since then he has been listening to the West Norwood community who want improvements and more new homes but not tall towers. The next consultation stage of the development policy plans will be published in summer 2023.
The council has delayed plans to 2024 to improve buildings on Norwood High Street -from St Luke’s church to Gipsy Road.
West Norwood’s main shopping street will be closed to traffic at night-time 9pm to 6am from Monday 9th January to Saturday 21st January. Norwood Road between Chestnut Road and Avenue Park Road is being resurfaced over 10 working days. Everyone is requested not to park in Norwood Road during the works.
There are no works or road closures on Saturday or Sunday nights.
Buses & through traffic using Norwood Road will be diverted, mainly along Leigham Court Rd and the South Circular road. Best places to catch a night-time bus will be near West Norwood Bus Garage or Tulse Hill one way system. Other local vehicles can use some of the side streets. See details of diversions here [Word file] or here [pdf]
If you have any queries about (for example about noise, parking, access or delivery) about the night-time road closures please email HIPresurfacing@lambeth.gov.uk or contact Ringway Jacobs, the contractor, on 0845 646 0059.
Two thirds of the borough of Lambeth is now a CPZ – where residents pay for a permit to park in the CPZ where they live. There is usually an hourly charge, typically £3.94 an hour, depending on the CPZ, for parking in marked non-resident parking bays. Diesels pay more. Details of Lambeth’s parking schemes are here: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/parking
The aim of CPZs is to reduce parking stress for local residents and businesses.
Traffic is flowing northwards along Knights Hill again today. Shops in West Norwood are open for business – just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping in our local shops.
Due to a burst watermain last Sunday the road was closed causing massive disruption to residents and businesses. Northbound buses were diverted by Streatham Common and Streatham High Road as Leigham Court Road was also closed due to a burst water main! Homes had no water supply for several days.
It is not likely to be approved as the site is in Lambeth’s Key Industrial Business Area (KIBA) which only permits industrial work spaces (not retail uses) . It would also be a large retail unit outside the West Norwood shopping centre – its nearer to its competitor Lidl at Crown Point than Norwood Road’s shopping street.