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Community Connectors

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: jennifer.burgess@nhs.net

@ProjectSmithLam

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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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Starting school in Sept 2019

There is less than a week left to apply for a reception place in a Lambeth primary school from September 2019 . Apply by  midnight on Monday 14th January 2019 for  a “reception” place for children born between 1st September 2014  and 31st August 2015.

The on-line application form and proof of parents and child’s current address are an essential part of the application. It is also important to name your top 6 preferred schools. Offers will be made on Tuesday April 16th .

For a copy of the application form and booklet see:  https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/school-admissions/apply-for-a-primary-school-place

It’s easy for parents with hectic lives to forget deadlines so do remind friends and neighbours about January 14th .

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Future of Children’s Centres in West Norwood

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
2019 onwards.

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:
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/co-childrens-centre-consultat
ion_0.pdf

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
and
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

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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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Fireworks at Brockwell Park

Saturday 3rd November is Firework night at Brockwell Park SE24 9BJ . Open 5pm to 9pm. Fun fair & food & drink village. Childrens Show 5.45pm and Heart will present its Time Tunnel show about 8pm. Run by private operator – book your tickets online :

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lambeth-fireworks-2018-tickets-48476915760   £10.66 for adults £5.48 for children £31.38 for a family.

@lambethfirework

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