Training as Community Connectors
Do people come to you for advice and information? Do you link others in your local community to activities and organisations? If so why not be trained as a Community Connector?
Project Smith offers Community Connector training & support to give volunteers the knowledge & skills to help other people: things to do, places to go to access help & support and general wellbeing.
The training takes place over 4 days 9.30am – 3pm. The dates are on Wednesday 26th June, Wednesday 3rd July, Thursday 4th July and Wednesday 17th July. You need to attend all 4 days to become a Community Connector. You get a Royal Society Level 2 Qualification in Supporting Behaviour Change on completion of your training.
Community Connectors say: “I’ve learned so much through the Connectors programme that I feel like a walking/talking community notice board,” “Since becoming a connector, I’ve helped others, made new friends, feel better about myself, and even found job opportunities through networking.”
Project Smith is a Lambeth council/NHS project and aims to: support people to manage their own health and wellbeing by having access to the right information and assistance, help people avoid crisis and build stronger community ties.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Parking bays on Devane Way
Parking is very limited in Devane Way SE27 – the road leading up to West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre. Most people access the centre on foot.
Next week the parking bays will be repainted to clearly indicate where parking is permitted for up to 10 minutes. Parking enforcement teams will visit from time to time. They will issue tickets to vehicles they see parked for over 10 minutes.
Barrier with buzzer
There are 5 parking spaces for blue badge holders right outside the Health & Leisure Centre. Anyone with limited mobility who needs to park or be dropped off must use the buzzer beside the barrier to speak to reception.
Staff and friends of SRA at 45 Knights Hill SE27 0HS are joining Mo Farah to run a half marathon from Tower Bridge this Sunday 10th March. The race ends at Greenwich Park behind the Maritime Museum SE10 9NF with a Big Half Vitality festival between 11am and 3pm https://www.thebighalf.co.uk/event-info/big-festival/
Southside Rehabilitation Association (SRA) is a social enterprise providing a great local photocopying service, promoting social exclusion and supporting people with mental health issues into work.
Please donate online at: http://mydonate.bt.com/events/srabighalf2019/482164
Our park covered in snow
The council is proposing some changes to the park beside the leisure centre: fencing off the children’s play area to keep out dogs, bringing back meadow flower beds and a new shrub flower bed.
Drop in on Thursday 22nd March between 3pm and 6pm to the community room at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre SE27 0DF to have your say or before the deadline of Friday 6th April go online at:
The south circular – Christchurch Road & Thurlow Park Road is proposed as the southern boundary of a new Ultra Low Emission Zone – ULEZ in October 2021. To have your say by 28th February on this proposal see: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/environment/air-quality-consultation-phase-3b/?cid=airquality-consultation
In a ULEZ to avoid paying a £12.50 daily charge diesel cars & vans will have to meet the Euro 6 standard for NOx and particulates; petrol cars & vans will have to meet Euro 4 NOx; and motorcycles & scooters will have to meet Euro 3 NOx . The daily charge for lorries and buses exceeding Euro 1V is £100.
A central London ULEZ will start operating in just over a year’s time in April 2019. It will cover exactly the same area as the Congestion Charge Zone and the current T-charge zone which is charging £10 a day for vehicles not meeting the Euro 4/V1 standards.
The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) across most of Greater London 24/7 has been operating since 2008. It charges the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles but London’s air is not clean enough – hence the need for Ultra Low Emission Zones.
To check the emission level of your vehicle enter the registration number here: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/vrm-checker-ulez
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is cleaning up London’s bus routes. In West Norwood our #2, #415 and #249 buses are some of the cleanest with Euro VI Hybrid engines. The #3 and #68 are new routemasters and have Euro VI engines.
Some of the older buses #417, #432 and P13 with Euro V diesel engines are retrofitted with ad blue to reduce nitrogen oxides and thus to meet Euro VI standard.
Your Labour councillors are campaigning for all West Norwood buses to have clean engines. To support our campaign email Florence Eshalomi, our representative on the London Assembly Florence.Eshalomi@london.gov.uk
The council works with the Mayor on cleaning up London and helps to clean up our air by promoting electric cars & charging points, more cycling and more street trees. Householder need to rethink wood burning stoves too. And we can all campaign to make sure the Conservative Brexit keeps Europe’s tough pollution controls.