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
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/
The weekend of 22nd & 23rd September is London Open House – a chance to visit great architecture for free throughout London. In West Norwood we can visit:
Cheviot Gardens 36 Cheviot Rd SE27 0SU 1pm to 5pm
36 St Faith’s Road SE21 8JD 10am to 5pm. Tours on the hour 11am to 4pm
The Clockworks 6 Nettlefold Place, SE27 0JW 10am to 6pm . Hourly tours
West Norwood Cemetery Norwood High Street SE27 9JU 1pm to 5pm Tours at 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm meet inside main cemetery gate
South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, SE24 9AQ 1pm-to-5pm
Crystal Palace Subway Crystal Palace Parade SE19 1LG 10am to 5pm
For details of 100’s of buildings across London open for Open House see: https://openhouselondon.org.uk/
Or download the free app for i-phones or Android
Or pick up a booklet in the library
Filed under Arts, Charity, Community / voluntary, Education, Environment, Housing, Leisure, Libraries, Local Business, Parks, West Norwood
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.”
This weekend marks 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush. On 22 June 1948, 492 passengers mainly from Jamaica arrived at Tilbury Docks. The majority of the first passengers made their home in Lambeth and the streets around Coldharbour Lane in Brixton quickly became the nucleus of the Jamaican community in London.
Pathe news shown at Tea party in Lambeth Town Hall
Lambeth Town Hall hosted much of a new musical heritage and was the location of the famous No Colour Bar dance in 1955.
Lambeth council is spearheading the Windrush 70 campaign and commissioned the official anniversary design from young local Lambeth designers.
Sadly, this year’s celebrations have been accompanied by the Conservative government’s “hostile environment” policy which has made many of the Windrush generation feel unwelcome in their home.
This weekend is not only about recognising the contributions of the Windrush generation, against the backdrop of a hostile government, but we will also celebrate the importance of immigration and embrace our tolerance, openness and diversity.
See Cllr Winifred’s blog about the importance of celebrating Windrush:http://www.lambeth-labour.org.uk/windrush_weekend
Old Library Centre SE27 0HY
The lending library based at 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY is temporarily closed between 2nd and 25tH October for refurbishment & redecoration of the Old Library Centre managed by local charity The Rathbone Society.
Until the library re-opens on Thursday 26th October please return & borrow books from one of Lambeth’ other libraries.
Black History events during October have moved to Upper Norwood Library at 39 Westow Hill SE19 1TJ.
The West Norwood library will be moving into the joint Library –Cinema building on Norwood High Street SE27 9JX in the new year 2018. It will then have all the facilities as one of Lambeth’s town centre libraries.
Norwood Forum is holding a drop-in Open Meeting starting at 6.30pm on Wednesday 19th April at The Old Library 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY. There will be several local groups joining the session: including the South London Theatre, Library, Streetworks and the Library of Things to discuss matters of local interest. All welcome. https://www.facebook.com/TheNorwoodForumWestNorwood/