Due to central government cuts the council is forced to make changes to our
childrens centres for families with under-5s . Lambeth wants to keep as many
centres open as possible and has proposals to run 18 centres from September
In the West Norwood area the council plans to keep Bentons Lane SE27 9UD
(Kingswood) & Hitherfield SW16 2JW open full time and Crown Lane SW16 3HX &
Rosendale SE21 8LR open half days. Cherry Tree at Barston Rd SE27 9HE will
continue its childcare service under Rosendale school.
To have a say over these proposals see the details are in this booklet:
And come along to one of the ten parent/carer consultation events, with a
free crèche, across the borough.
The nearest local events are:
Tuesday 8th January 1.30pm to 3pm at Brockwell One O’clock Club near
Arlingford Rd SW2 2TA
Monday 14th January 11am to 1pm at Rosendale Children’s Centre, Rosendale
Road SE21 8LR
There is also an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K28FXN3
Deadline is Sunday 18th February
Peter Day, pastor at Lansdowne Church, invites everyone to Community Day at Lansdowne Hill SE27 0AR this Saturday 3rd November 11am to 3pm.
A warm welcome and crafts, refreshments, face painting, toys, health checks and more – everything free.
If you love our local park with its amazing views, trees, play areas, outdoor gym & café why not meet up with The Friends of Norwood Park?
The Friends are a group of local residents who have a say on how the council runs the park and get involved in future plans. Lambeth has 15 green flag parks – can Norwood Park be the next? http://love.lambeth.gov.uk/green-flag-2018
On Monday 17th September at 7pm all are welcome to join the Friends at The Hope, 49 Norwood High Street SE27 9JS http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk/
Cllr Jane Pickard with summer booklets
School holidays start this week for the summer. Young Lambeth Co- op has produced a booklet with a wide range of fun & educational activities for children and young people in Lambeth.
Pick up a copy in libraries or go on line: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/summer-activities-2018
Young Lambeth Co op is a membership organisation involving young people to decide on services for young people in Lambeth. To find out more see: http://www.younglambethcoop.co.uk/about-us/what-is-the-ylc
Cllr Jane Pickard is deputy cabinet member for young people. She says “ Despite losing more than half of the money we receive from the Government for day-to-day services, Lambeth has managed to keep open the vast majority of its youth clubs and adventure playgrounds.”
Queuing to see the vegetable sculptures
Now is the time to start thinking about your day out to this year’s Country Show 12noon to 8pm over the weekend 21st & 22nd July at Brockwell Park SE24 . Bring friends & family too.
The Main stage & Village Green host a wide range of musicians– something for everyone. And there are numerous other activities , entertainments, animals, food & drink and of course show piece entertainments at the Arena.
Why not enter some of the free competitions? Can you carve vegetables? Bake a cake? Grow flowers? Knit? The traditional & highly popular flower show has 83 competition classes! The Scarecrow competition is free to enter with a chance to win £100 first prize…
Last Years’s winning veg sculpture
Apply online by 14th July: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/getinvolved/
The Country Show changes a bit ever year. This year safety measures include searches at the 2 entry points (Herne Hill & Lido) so the show area has to be fenced within the park. Come early to avoid queues. Last entry 6.30pm. Entry remains free and unticketed.
To get to the Country Show please walk, cycle or travel by public transport ( 68 or 196 bus from West Norwood) . The only parking is for Blue Badge holders who apply in advance.
A new holiday camp is opening this summer at St Mary’s Lodge (formerly Virgos Fidelis Preparatory School) Central Hill SE19 3FA . Camp Allstars is designed entirely by parents to meet the needs of children at a reasonable price ( £20 per day). Serving kids ages 5 -11, this new camp boasts fantastic facilities, a host of engaging activities and a talented staff.
The camp will open it’s door for the first session on 30/7/2018.
For details see: https://www.campallstars.co.uk/
West Norwood Feast last April
The first Feast Day in 2018 is 1st April – Easter Sunday. From April to December the first Sunday of every month is a West Norwood Feast markets day- run by volunteers.
Markets & activities are at Artisans’ Market (Chatsworth Way SE24 9HR), Food Fair (in the garden of St Luke’s church SE27 0DT), Retro Village (Rosebery’s 74-76 Knight’s Hill SE27 0JD), Family Hub (outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF) and Fresh & Green (along Norwood Road from the corner of York Hill SE27 9AF). And lots of free musical entertainments too!!
For details see: http://westnorwoodfeast.com/blog/
And if you haven’t taken a cemetery guided tour yet – its 2.30pm on 1st April – meet at the main gate. [ https://www.fownc.org/events/ ]