Lambeth council has made over £200m worth of savings since 2010 due to austerity measures imposed by central government. Staff numbers have already been dramatically reduced , 14 council office buildings have been cut down to just two, and many service have gone digital . But the budget cuts from central government keep coming… The council has to make another £43m of savings over the next 4 years – at the same time as providing the vital services that residents expect and to look after the most vulnerable people in Lambeth.
The council wants to hear from residents before it sets its budget in February. Please take part in the budget consultation ( deadline Monday January 14th ) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SJTPS23?medium=email&source=GovDelivery%3E
Cllr. Andy Wilson
Cllr Andy Wilson , pictured, answers questions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOGpRhbXIpo
Drop in on Saturday 15th December to All Saints Church, Lovelace Road SE21 8JY between 11am and 1pm to sing carols organised by 4All. Refreshments include mince pies, mulled wine and coffee. All welcome – bring friends, neighbours, family.
Other local carol services:
St Lukes Church SE27 0DT – Carols by Candle light 6.30pm Sunday 16th December https://stlukeswestnorwood.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/carols-at-6-30pm-this-sunday-16-december/
Chatsworth Church SE27 9HN – Carols by Candle Light at 7pm Sunday 16th December
St Peters Church on Leigham Court Rd SW16 2SD have a series of events from Thursday 20th December
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:
Our library is closed this week to prepare for opening over the road in Norwood High Street SE27 9JU on Friday 9th November from 10am and will be sharing the building with a 4 screen Picturehouse cinema & cafe.
This Lambeth library will be operate 54 hours a week and be open every day. Library times are: Mondays 1pm to 8pm; Tuesdays 10am to 8pm; Wednesdays 10am to 6pm; Thursdays 10am to 8pm; Fridays 10am to 6pm; Saturdays 10am to 6pm; Sundays 1pm to 5pm.
Our library will have 35,000 books, free IT facilities with Wifi and over 30 computers to use, a special children’s area, study space, full time library staff, regular activities for all ages and much more.
The West Norwood Library & Picturehouse building is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift and 3 disabled parking bays. Every screen will have an infrared system to play audio-described tracks (when provided by the film’s distributor) through hprovided headphones.
Children’s area in new Library
Cllr Sonia Winifred ( pictured) says: “I’m delighted that the West Norwood Library & Picturehouse is opening 9th November. It’s taken a little longer than we had hoped but now it’s ready for all to enjoy. I am sure it will soon become central to West Norwood’s community life.”
For details of the cinema programme see: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/West_Norwood#this-week. Opening films are Widows (15) and Wildlife (12A) . Standard adult tickets £11.10 to £14.10 . Members get discounts and there is still time to sign up as a Founder Member.
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.
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.
October is Black History month and Lambeth council has partnered with the Black Cultural Archives to deliver a fantastic programme of more than 50 events – something for all ages and al tastes. Most activities are free but some have to be booked in advance.
See our events section on this web site for local events in Norwood – mainly in school half term week . For the full programme get a free copy of the booklet from the library or check it out online:
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-libraries/libraries/black-history-month @BHMLambeth @BCAheritage
Cllr Sonia Winifred is pictured by one of Alvin Kofi’s Rooted installations in the town hall – part of Brixton Design Trail during 2018 London Design Festival. http://www.kofiarts.com/ https://www.brixtondesigntrail.com/