Category Archives: Community / voluntary

Streatham Hill trial LTN consultation

The council is consulting on whether to make the Streatham Hill Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN)  permanent. Have your say by completing this online survey. The deadline is midday Sunday 19th December.

You can request a paper copy of the survey, before Sunday 28th November, by phoning 07999 405 331.

The aim of the LTN is to reduce traffic and improve the environment in the local area. To see details of the trial scheme look at:  https://streathamhilllowtrafficneighbourhoodproposals.commonplace.is/

Monitoring of the trial shows that traffic has reduced by 6,100 vehicles a day. Traffic has increased by 7% on Leigham Vale. Cycling has increased and air quality outside schools is within legal limits.

If the LTN is made permanent there will be improvements planned to boundary roads to improve cycling and walking, road layouts, signal timings, and green screens at schools

See our earlier posts: 14/11/21

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Improving the streets west of Leigham Court Road

The council wants to make the streets between Leigham Court Road and Streatham High Road a safer, healthier and more pleasant place for all by creating a Low Traffic Neighbourhood called Streatham Wells.

During November and December the council is collecting residents views on traffic, clean air and climate change in the Streatham Wells neighbourhood. To have your say online complete the survey at: https://streathamwells.commonplace.is/proposals/review-our-aspirations  Or phone 07999 405 331 for a paper copy of the survey.

And use the online map to submit detailed comments at https://streathamwells.commonplace.is/proposals/streatham-wells-map

There will be more detailed plans on the Streatham Wells Low Traffic Neighbourhood available to comment on in the new year.

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October is Black History month!

This year Lambeth libaries and others are putting on a fantastic wide range of events – online and face to face – so there is something for everyone. Check out the brochure and book through eventbrite.

In West Norwood there are two children events in West Norwood Library SE27 9JX at half term:

  • Tuesday 26th October at 2.30pm a workshop with Venessa Taylor author of Baller Boys
  • Saturday 30th October at 2pm Serlina Boyd talks about her new book – Cocoa Girl Awesome Hair

And between 10am and 5pm Saturday 9th October a pop-up market of art, fashion jewellery, hair & skin care in the library – cinema community hall.

Our local councillor Sonia Winifred, Lambeth cabinet member for equalities & culture  says: “Please take this wonderful opportunity to learn about and celebrate African Caribbean Heritage and culture which is influencing and enriching our lives”

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Lambeth Heritage Festival

This September’s Lambeth heritage festival is a great mix of over 50 online or in-person events. There is something for everyone and most are free events.  A big thanks to Lambeth History Forum and Lambeth Archives for organising .

Check out the web page to see what’s happening and book:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKLAMBETH/bulletins/2ed6e7f

Sessions about  West Norwood include:

  • Sat 11th Sept 11am, in-person, tour of West Norwood Cemetery
  • Mon 20th Sept 7pm, online talk about Great North Wood
  • Sun 26th Sept 2pm or 3pm in-person tour of Park Hill at Henry Tate Mews, Streatham Common North, SW16 3HA

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@LambethLHF

 

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Flower show 4th September

This year the free flower show is back  – in person  – at St Lukes church SE27 0HY. Lots of lovely flowers but also home baked cakes, art & handicrafts . If you are up for a challenge why not enter one of the many categories. The deadline to apply is Wednesday 1st Sept – 15p per entry.

For details see: https://www.lambethhorticulturalsociety.org.uk/flower-shows/late-summer-show-4-september/

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Planning applications in West Norwood

There is considerable interest from developers wanting to invest in sites across West Norwood

To help local people keep up with developers’ plans we are listing  all the planning applications for planning permission and appeals against council decisions in the West Norwood area on this web site: https://westnorwoodnews.com/local-planning-applications/

These lists are for information only.

Everyone is entitled to comment on planning applications for permission from the council to build new buildings or refurbish existing ones. To look at the details of a planning application and comment online go to https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/ and search on the planning reference.

If the council refuses planning permission, the applicant has up to 6 months to submit an appeal and get the independent Planning Inspector to take a fresh look at the application. To look at and comment on an appeal go to: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/

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Windsor Grove metal recycling turned down – Latest update 27/7/21

Protest outside town hall

After a lengthy meeting on the 13th July ending at 10.45pm councillors on Lambeth’s  Planning Committee agreed to refuse permission for the application 20/01066 to create a mega metal-recycling facility in Windsor Grove SE27 9NT. But the detailed reasons and the formal decision will be deferred to the next meeting.

West Norwood residents turned up with placards outside the town hall in Brixton before the meeting started at 7pm on Tuesday evening tonight.  The committee of cross-party councillors heard strong objections from residents, business, Helen Hayes MP  and local councillors . Helen Hayes handed in a petition with 5,500 signatures from people opposing the plans.

There is widespread opposition to the plans throughout the West Norwood community. Such a mega site would require a hundred super heavy trucks and vans going to and from the site each day: causing more air pollution, more noise and more traffic congestion in West Norwood’s narrow streets. A big thanks to Norwood Action Group for their regular newsletters over the last year and to  the #ScraptheYard campaign

Watch this space!

The meeting to finalise the decision was held on Tuesday 27th July and the planning application was unanimously refused by councillors. The reason for refusal was : The impact of the increased noise, traffic & pollution will impact on the  amenity of the area.  

See our previous posts on Windsor Grove:

20/1/21

19/5/20

7/12/19

To see other West Norwood planning applications and appeals, check our planning pages – updated monthly.

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Settled status for EU citizens

The deadline for EU citizens living in the UK to apply for SETTLED STATUS is Wednesday 30th June  Settled status gives EU citizens the right to continue living here as part of our community, work, study, access services and travel abroad.

The applications are FREE and are online: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families.  EU citizens must apply even if they have lived in the UK for many years and have permanent residence papers. Parents should apply on behalf of their children.

For vulnerable EU citizens or those who need help with online systems see: https://www.gov.uk/help-eu-settlement-scheme

Local support organisations in Lambeth include: Thames Reach Charity  07436 273 612  EUSSadvice@thamesreach.org.uk

Please check with your EU friends, family members and neighbours, that whatever their age, years in the UK or country of birth –  they have applied for Settled Status. We do not want to see another Windrush deportation scandal.

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Two MPs for West Norwood?

The Boundary Commission is proposing to split West Norwood into two constituencies – with an MP for Streatham and an MP for Norwood. The proposed divide is along Norwood Road , between Thurlow Park ward and  Knights Hill & Gipsy Hill wards . The proposed Norwood borough constituency ( pictured) is composed mostly of Croydon neighbourhoods and stretches from West Norwood through Norbury, Thornton Heath & Norwood Junction station to Black Horse Lane.

The proposals are at the consultation stage with a deadline of 2nd August. The Boundary Commission will present their recommendations to parliament in July 2023.

For details and how to comment see:

https://www.bcereviews.org.uk/node/6485?postcode=SE270UW

The Boundary Commission is keeping the same number of MPs across the UK (650) but each constituency is to have  between 69,724 and 77,062 parliamentary electors. London will get two more MPs up from current 73. The Commission says it tries to minimise disruption and take into account local ties, geographic factors and council boundaries.

Earlier plans to change constituencies in 2013 and 2018 were dropped. Will the Boundary Commission get it right this time?

In the meantime we are still waiting for the Boundary Commission to decide on new ward boundaries for Lambeth. See our earlier post  5/3/21

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London Election Results

Labour’s Sadiq Khan was re-elected as London Mayor last month and Marina Ahmed was elected as our representative for Lambeth & Southwark on the London Assembly.

We can contact Marina at Marina.Ahmad@london.gov.uk on twitter  @LabourMarina or facebook https://www.facebook.com/LabourMarina/

For more information on the London Assembly see: https://www.london.gov.uk/

The London wide turnout for this lockdown election on 3/5/21 was 42%. Of the 25 London Assembly representatives 11 are taken by Labour.

Details of the election result are at:  https://www.londonelects.org.uk/im-voter/election-results/results-2021

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