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:
West Norwood Feast markets are back for real on 2nd August this Sunday 10am to 4pm. Come along and support our local independent businesses.
Things have changed around a little since last year and Feast is now on three sites: Food Fair at St Luke’s Church , Artisans’ Market at Chatworth Way and Village Green in Devane Way SE27 0DF . Due to social distancing there is no picnicing in St Luke’s Gardens.
For details see: https://westnorwoodfeast.com/feast-is-back-sunday-2-august/
Lambeth Libraries have partnered with Black Cultural Archives, St Martins Community Centre and many others to create a fantastic programme of events for Black History month this October.
Locally we have:
- Sun 6th 1.30pm to 4pm. Drumming workshop at St Lukes church SE27 0DT and poetry, prose & song at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX
- Wed 9th 7pm Rising above Brokenness – meet authors of books on mental well being at Upper Norwood Library SE19 1TJ
- Sat 12th 11am to 6pm Black Hair Day at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX – meet authors, hairdressers , watch a movie.
- Wed 23rd 2.30pm Make your own African Drum at Upper Norwood Library SE19 1TJ
- Wed 23rd 2.30pm Anancy/Ananse/Anansi Adventure for over 5’s at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX
All welcome. For details of these and many more mostly free events see: [ https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/lambeth-black-history-month-brochure-2019.pdf ]
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:
To celebrate Spring come along on Saturday 6th April between 2pm and 5pm to the Flower Show in St Lukes Church SE27 0HS. Refreshments and free entry.
This traditional show is run by Lambeth Horticultural Society who run the very popular flower show at The Country Show every July. If you have some lovely daffodils or tulips why not enter the competition – its 15p per competition category with over 60 categories to choose from! If gardening is not your skill how about baking, jam making or crafts?
See full details :
Drop in on Saturday 15th December to All Saints Church, Lovelace Road SE21 8JY between 11am and 1pm to sing carols organised by 4All. Refreshments include mince pies, mulled wine and coffee. All welcome – bring friends, neighbours, family.
Other local carol services:
St Lukes Church SE27 0DT – Carols by Candle light 6.30pm Sunday 16th December https://stlukeswestnorwood.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/carols-at-6-30pm-this-sunday-16-december/
Chatsworth Church SE27 9HN – Carols by Candle Light at 7pm Sunday 16th December
St Peters Church on Leigham Court Rd SW16 2SD have a series of events from Thursday 20th December
Peter Day, pastor at Lansdowne Church, invites everyone to Community Day at Lansdowne Hill SE27 0AR this Saturday 3rd November 11am to 3pm.
A warm welcome and crafts, refreshments, face painting, toys, health checks and more – everything free.
We are in the middle of the first West Norwood Arts Festival. Lots of events for children and adults. Many free. All in West Norwood!
Check out what’s happening each day: https://www.festnorwood.com/