Lambeth council wants to phase out the use of glyphosate (or Roundup) from April 2021. While trying out non-herbicide methods of weed control this summer 2020 (corona virus permitting) the council will continue its normal weed control programme.
In the meantime if any group of residents wants to weed their street and keep it glyphosate-free this summer please get in touch before the end of Sunday 5th April using this online form: https://forms.lambeth.gov.uk/GLYPHOSATEOPTOUT/launch
If you contact your neighbours please do so online or phone in line with government instructions to stay at home and social distancing.
For more details see:
Winning daffodils in 2019
The Lambeth Horticultural Society is based in West Norwood and runs the highly popular flower tent at The Country Show each July. They also put on a Spring and Autumn flower show competitions in St Luke’s church.
Due to the corona virus lockdown the 2020 Spring show goes online!
There are 3 flower categories: tulips, daffodils and mixed spring flowers. If you have taken up baking there is a hot-cross bun competition. And children can enter an animal made of recycling and a rainbow collage.
Send in photos before Friday 3rd April. So get snapping those spring flowers and send them in!
For details see: http://www.lambethhorticulturalsociety.org.uk/flower-shows/
Entries will be posted on facebook and we can all help decide the winners!
Lambeth Children’s Centres run a wide range of free activities with babies & young children, midwifery services, advice sessions and much more. Ask your Health Visitor or baby clinic for details.
Or to help decide the sessions best for your family – phone or drop in to one of our local centres:
Benton’s Lane SE27 9UD 020 3409 0704
Crown Lane School SW16 3HX 020 8761 7139
Hitherfield School SW16 2LW 020 8835 9569
Streatham Hub SW16 6HX 020 8835 9569
And see the timetables online:
Norwood activities timetable
Streatham activities timetable
Tulse Hill activities timetable
Getting ready for Spring in Norwood Park
Friends of Norwood Park are tidying up the Woodland walk, before the birds start nesting, on. All welcome to drop by – near the Finch Avenue entrance of Aubyn Hill SE27 9TX . The sun is due to shine but it will probably still be a bit muddy!
For details: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofNorwoodPark/
The Lambeth Local Plan, together with the London Mayor’s Plan forms the statutory basis for making planning applications decisions..
Lambeth is reviewing its Local Plan in consultation with local people. And this is now the last chance to have a say before the Lambeth’s draft Local Plan is independently examined by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities &Local government (Robert Jenrick, MP for Newark, Nottinghamshire). The deadline for comments is Friday 13/3/20.
Developers consult on plans for Windsor Grove
The Local Plan is an important document for improving the supply of housing across the borough and addressing climate change: it is 544 pages and covers lots of detail.
Policy PN7 is the overall policy for West Norwood/Tulse on page 430 and promises Norwood High Street will get its own Special Planning Document later this year as the West Norwood Creative Business Cluster. Policy ED3 is Key Industrial business Areas – KIBAs on page 132 & 476. In light of the numerous local Thames Water leaks, Policy EN6, on page 245, on drainage and water management will be of interest to West Norwood residents.
Comments on the draft Lambeth Local Plan can be emailed to: email@example.com by the 13th March deadline.
See our earlier posts: 15/11/2017
Helen Hayes MP, Florence Eshalomi MP and Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP
Helen Hayes was joined by two new women MPs when Lambeth voters elected three women Labour MPs ( pictured) on 12th December: Helen Hayes MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, Florence Eshalomi MP for Vauxhall & Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP for Streatham. See details of the election results: https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/mgElectionElectionAreaResults.aspx?EID=43&RPID=39559453
Our MP in Dulwich & West Norwood, Helen Hayes was re-elected with 65.5% of the vote and a majority of 27,310.
Helen says: “ I am honoured and delighted to have been re-elected to serve as MP for Dulwich & West Norwood. Thank you to everyone who voted, it is a privilege to represent our amazing communities.”
To follow Helen online see:
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/helenhayes4DaWN/
This Saturday and Sunday ( 5th & 6th October) Lambeth artists & crafts people open their studios to visitors 10am to 6pm. Free entry.
Our local artists in West Norwood include:
Megan Dowsett, Martin Grover, Wendy Horler and Liorah Tchiprout.
For details see; http://www.lambethopen.com/