Cllr Winifred by our pool
West Norwood Leisure Centre is back with a wide range of activities: gym, swimming, classes. Every activity has to be booked to keep us safe with social distancing .
Children’s swimming lessons start again in September.
Opening hours are now 6.30am to 9pm Mon- Wed; 6.30am to 8.30pm Thurs-Fri; and 8am to 5.30pm weekends.
To book its easiest to use the Better GLL app: https://www.better.org.uk/news/download-the-better-uk-app
Or try the web site: https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/lambeth/west-norwood-health-and-leisure-centre
If you are not online drop by the leisure centre in Devane Way off Knights Hill SE27 0DF (opposite West Norwood train station ) and the staff at reception will book you in.
To check the social distancing rules see: attached (pdf file)
Lambeth’s Heritage Festival is taking place throughout September with at least one event each day. This year everything is online so book your free real time place early!
See the full programme here: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-heritage-festival-2020/
There are virtual walks, archive film screenings, talks, podcasts, virtual reality films, banner making and drawing workshops, discussion groups, virtual building tours and author interviews – hopefully there should be something for everyone.
A big thanks to Lambeth Archives, the Lambeth Local History Forum and local groups for setting up this event.
West Norwood Library has reopened after lockdown Mondays to Saturdays 11am to 4pm . But to maintain social distancing you must make an appointment by phone.
Ring 020 7926 8034 to collect books ordered in advance
Ring 020 7926 8092 to make an appointment to use a computer or study space and for photocopying., scanning & printing.
The Picturehouse Cinema is open with a separate entrance through its café area. See: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/west-norwood-picturehouse
The Park Tavern
The Park Tavern on Elder Road SE27 9ND has been a pub since 1867.
Developers now want to turn it into 5 flats – four 2-bed room flats & one 1-bedroom flat.
Lambeth has a policy of keeping pubs as important community asset. However if the developer can prove the business is no longer viable a change of use can be considered. See policy ED8 in the Local Plan.
The Park Tavern was rebuilt in the 1920’s and is also part of the Elderwood Conservation area since 1976.
To see details and comment on the planning application use ref: 20/01945 at Lambeth’s planning portal .
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/
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18th & 19th July will be the 2020 Lambeth Country show – online this year due to coronavirus.
There will be plenty for everyone across the two days: music, workshops, shopping, community groups, animals, competitions and more.
Deadline for submitting photos for the competitions:
Flower Show 11pm Wednesday 15 July rules [ https://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/LCS-Virtual-Flower-Show-Schedule-2020.pdf ]
winning cake in 2019
Vegetable Sculpture: 3pm Friday 17 July – winner voted by the public up to 8pm on Sunday 19th:
Scarecrow, Recycled Garden & Best in Show: 3pm Friday 17 July
In the meantime watch compilations of the highlights of previous Country Shows:
#LCS20 #VirtualLCS #LCSintheHouse #LambethCountryShow
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To find out about local summer activities for children, young people and families check out Lambeth’s web site:
Or you can download this brochure.
With the coronavirus lockdown reducing there are changing government guidelines every week. So do check regularly for the latest information.
Here is are examples of activities:
Lambeth Libraries programme includes the Summer Reading Challenge https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKLAMBETH/bulletins/292c570
Fun packed summer programme filled with engaging activities for young people aged 11 to 19 years.
Rathbone in West Norwood have fun-packed summer activities for young people aged 11 to 19 years. include Sports, Arts and Creative Crafts, Music, Dance, Media, Cookery, Trips and much more – contact email@example.com
CEF Lyncx are offering 5 weeks of activities for children and young people aged 8 – 15 and volunteering/work experience opportunities for young people aged 16+ http://cefi.org.uk/home
Lambeth Autism Group (NAS Lambeth) will be hosting a range of online sessions this summer -contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspirational Youth have a one week 3rd to 7th August Summer Club for Year 6 children transitioning to Year 7 – at Streatham Youth and Community Trust SW16 – contact email@example.com
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Beginning in 2018, Windrush Day celebrates the Caribbean community and their contributions to British society since the second world war.
To pay your respects to the people of the Windrush generation download this art pack for decorating your windows and doorsteps and check out online activities by Lambeth libraries
This year’s song for Windrush Day is Desmond Dekker’s You Can Get It If You Really Want. To join in – tune into Colourful Radio at 10.27am on Monday 22nd.
Check out the week long programme of online events at the Black Cultural Archives: https://blackculturalarchives.org/ww20
The Empire Windrush ship that brought some of the first Caribbean migrants had 1,027 passengers. Many of their relatives and descendants suffered under the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’.
Since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th, and the global response to this shocking incident, there is a renewed determination to tackle the inequality and discrimination faced by Black & Asian Minority Ethnic communities. Windrush Day is one part of this effort.
For details of Windrush Day in Lambeth see: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/windrush-day-2020/
The council’s Lambeth Local Economy Hardship Fund has new grants from £5,000 to £25,000 for the businesses, charities & not for profits that rely on bringing groups of people together. This sector faces the biggest threat for survival with the ongoing need for social distancing.
The fund has four different categories – Independent Hospitality Fund, Arts and Culture at Risk Fund, Charitable Organisations Fund and Shared Workspaces and Market Traders Fund. To apply for funding see:
The council has already paid out more than £44.31m of business rates grants and support to over 3,000 businesses and waived rents for many local charities and small businesses.
Cllr Matthew Bennett (pictured) the councillor responsible for the local economy says “Our social, creative and community sectors play a critical role in Lambeth’s thriving local economy, support thousands of jobs and are an important part in what makes our town centres, and Lambeth as a whole, so vibrant. We have quickly put together a fresh package of support using government funding topped up from our own financial resources to protect our locally owned small businesses, leisure industry, cultural sector and charities.”
For more details see: