Category Archives: Environment

Replanting the Great North Wood

Make Norwood Park better for wildlife and plant some trees on Friday & Saturday this week . Drop by from 11am to 3.30pm at Central Hill-Elder Road corner SE27 9NB Gloves & tools & trees provided! All welcome.

This is a project run by London Wildlife Trust  see: https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/projects in partnership with Lambeth Parks and Friends of Norwood Park https://en-gb.facebook.com/FriendsofNorwoodPark/ .

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Spring Flower Show

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?flower show sign

See full details :

http://www.lambethhorticulturalsociety.org.uk/flower-shows/

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Chapel Road closed to traffic

Thames water are fixing yet another leak under Chapel Road SE27 0TY at its junction with Knights Hill.

Unfortunately the proposed works by Thames Water to replace a 21inch water mains under Norwood Road will not stop more localised smaller leaks.

Please keep reporting, seeps, trickles and streams of clear water direct to Thames Water at:

https://www.thameswater.co.uk/help-and-advice/Report-a-problem/Report-a-problem

Or telephone 0800 714 614  –  line open 24/7.

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Play area outside Leisure Centre

New play equipment for children aged 5 to 11 is due to  be added to the play
are outside our Leisure Centre in time for summer 2019 .

Do let us know which are your favourite play items. Please come along to the
consultation drop on Thursday 14th February between 3.30pm and 5.30pm in the
Community Room at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27
0DF .

Or complete the online survey at:
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-on-proposals-to-insta
ll-play-equipment-in-the-grounds-of-west-norwood

Deadline is 11pm Friday 1st March

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Uplift for Norwood High Street?

Norwood High Street is part of the West Norwood town centre for planning application decisions –  which means it should mainly  be retail ( A1 use) . Many of the shops on Norwood High Street north of Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street are not  prospering  and there are many closed up shop premises.

In the draft Local Plan the council is proposing to turn part of  Norwood High Street, south of the railway bridge to Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street, into a Creative Enterprise Zone – CEZ. This would encourage any new developments to have creative industries on the ground floor and maybe flats above.  The CEZ does not affect the shops around the Chapel Road – Gipsy Road junction.

There are a range of other proposed local changes to policies in the draft Local Plan eg policy PN7 West Norwood and ED3 Knollys Goods Yard

The council’s policies used to assess planning applications are all published in the Local Plan which contains a full range of policies covering the whole borough eg affordable housing, schools & open space.

The Local Plan is being updated and the latest draft is published for consultation See: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-local-plan-oct-2018/

Deadline is 17th December. Comments can be made to: localplan@lambeth.gov.uk

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Improving our local streets

All are welcome to drop in to see the council’s plans to improve our local residential streets in Knights Hill ward on Monday 10th December between 3.30pm to 7pm at Macintosh Court, 269 Leigham Court Road SW16 2SB. A paper feedback survey will be available at this event.
Safety improvements are proposed for Glennie & Broxholm Rd and Knollys Rd, York Hill & Royal Circus and Knights Hill, Cheviot Road, Roxburgh Rd , Bewlys Rd , Leaf Grove & Lakeview Rd . And to the zebra by West Norwood station, to Devane Way and Thornlaw Road. There is an upgrade proposed to the green space at Tivoli Road- Holderness Way junction.
In March 2018 there was a strong response to the council’s request for ideas on how to improve our Norwood streets. Speeding traffic is a high priority for residents of Knights Hill ward. These ideas have been investigated and developed into plans and the council is now looking for final feedback before turning these plans into action in 2019.

For details see: Lambeth website

You can complete the survey online here – deadline Friday 28th December.

See our earlier post 21/3/18

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Support Tivoli Park

Our local Tivoli Park has a Friends Group who work with residents, community groups and the council  on improving the park. During a walkabout last month ( pictured) the play ground,  boundary planting for Dassett Road back gardens and more seating was discussed.

The Friends are meeting on Saturday 24th November 2pm at the Fire Station on Knights Hill SE27 0QA

Come along and hear about the playground improvements  and Nature Vibezzz who have plans for a Heritage Lottery Project and Knights Hill Woods.

All welcome and refreshments!

For details  see:

https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Tivoli-Park-113670895333531/

https://knightshillwoodstivoliparkproject.wordpress.com/2018/02/10/free-nature-activities-at-tivoli-park-knights-hill-wood-west-norwood-lambeth/

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