Category Archives: Parks

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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Replanting the Great North Wood

Make Norwood Park better for wildlife and plant some trees on Friday & Saturday this week . Drop by from 11am to 3.30pm at Central Hill-Elder Road corner SE27 9NB Gloves & tools & trees provided! All welcome.

This is a project run by London Wildlife Trust  see: https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/projects in partnership with Lambeth Parks and Friends of Norwood Park https://en-gb.facebook.com/FriendsofNorwoodPark/ .

@WildLondon

@FriendsofNorwoodPark

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Fundraising local runners

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.

https://www.sra-ltd.co.uk/

Please donate online at: http://mydonate.bt.com/events/srabighalf2019/482164

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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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Consultation on Lambeth’s budget 2019/20

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

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Support Tivoli Park

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:

https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Tivoli-Park-113670895333531/

https://knightshillwoodstivoliparkproject.wordpress.com/2018/02/10/free-nature-activities-at-tivoli-park-knights-hill-wood-west-norwood-lambeth/

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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

@thisisheart

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