Local Barclays bank customers received a letter today saying their branch will be closed on 21st June 2019. They are told to go to 136 Streatham High Road SW16 1BN instead.
Cllr Jane Pickard (pictured with the letter) said:
“Barclays is the last bank in West Norwood and a vital part of the mix of services in our main shopping street providing banking for local businesses and residents. The Barclays ATMs are always busy giving us access to cash 24/7. We cannot afford to let it close.”
Local Labour councillors have started a campaign to stop the closure. Sign the petition here.
And write to Barclays – their business case for the closure is set out here.
Local people were furious when West Norwood’s Nat West branch closed in October 2012 – the building eventually re-opened as Pedders Estate Agents.
See our earlier posts 5/11/12 & 6/11/13
Labour councillors outside Lambeth Town Hall
Lambeth’s Labour party candidates won an unprecedented 4th term of office following their record breaking victory in 2014 . Labour won 57 of the 63 seats in the council elections on the 3rd May 2018.
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People who chose to vote by post are voting now to choose the next London Mayor.
There are 3 ballot papers: one for the Mayor; one to represent Lambeth & Southwark on the Greater London Assembly(GLA) and one for party representatives on the GLA.
To be counted postal ballots must be posted in time to reach the Council by the end of May 5th. Or they can be handed in at any polling station on Thursday May 5th election day.
If your postal ballot has not arrived by post by Thursday 28th April you can get another one- apply in person to Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill SW2 1RD with photo-id and confirmation of your address.
Cllr Edbrooke signs the Library/Cinema decision
The West Norwood joint Library Cinema project has been finalised at last and signed off by Cllr Jane Edbrooke, councillor responsible for Culture & Libraries in Lambeth. This partnership between the council and Picturehouse will invest over £6m into the regeneration of West Norwood town centre.
Building work on the Nettlefold Hall site in Norwood High Street SE27 will start soon in order for the joint library -cinema to open in September 2017.
For details see http://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?Id=3657
And have a look at our earlier posts dated 6/10/2015 ; 6/1/2015 and 26/6/2012
Have a say on the future of the sports centre [http://www.better.org.uk/leisure/crystal-palace-national-sports-centre#/ ] in Crystal Palace Park. With the new Olympic sports facilities at Stratford the London Mayor is working on future plans for a smaller Sports Centre in Crystal Palace Park. Plans being considered include demolishing the indoor and outdoor athletics tracks and shifting the 25m learner pool to the diving pool. The 8-lane 50m pool will be retained and the main sports hall for up to 40 different sports. The future of more specialist facilties like squash courts and the sports physio clinics will depend on demand. There are proposals to build a new primary school by the athletics track and rebuild Capel Manor, the horticultural & animal husbandry college.
To find out more visit the exhibition in the foyer of the Sports Centre, Ledrington Rd SE19 2BB between Monday 13th October and Friday 31st October. To speak to people involved in the project come to the Sports Centre on Thursday 16th October 5pm to 6pm or on Saturday 18th October 9.30am to 5pm.
Deadline for comments extended to Sunday 16th November via this online survey: http://survey.euro.confirmit.com/wix/p1838870106.aspx
Fly a kite at Streatham Common on Sunday 6th April – its the annual Streatham Kite Day 11am to 5pm . For details see: http://www.streathamkiteday.org.uk
According to local estate agents in West Norwood house prices have risen by 30 per cent over the last year.
West Norwood has many pottery studios tucked away in mews and arches. Edmund de Waal,our most famous potter, meets Alan Yentob in the BBC1 Imagine series on Tuesday night 5/11 at 10.35pm: Edmund de Waal make pots or die.
Spotted on Knights Hill
Inpost lockers coming to West Norwood soon – designed for easy access to your internet shopping .
For more information see: http://inpost.co.uk/where_1_109.html
Friends of West Norwood Library and Norwood Forum are seeking an individual or organisation to carry out an audit of bookable community spaces in West Norwood. The audit will aim to include information such as:
- the location of community facilities in Norwood in the area (map available)
- the audit should include but is not limited to public sector, faith, educational, cultural, private and voluntary sector run spaces
- the footprint/size/capacity of the facility that is available for use by community and voluntary sector organisations
- when it is available for use
- how it is currently used (including non community uses e.g. religious, private parties, education)
- the cost of hire
- type of facilities on offer
- governance and management arrangements
- Disabled access to facilities
- examination of the previous users of the Nettlefold Hall and what their need for space is
If you are interested in being considered to carry out this work, please provide a brief method statement setting out your approach, along with associated costs. This should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, to be received no later than 5pm on Friday 14th December. It is anticipated that interviews for candidates will be held during the week commencing 17th December. The audit should be completed by January 31st 2013. It is anticipated that the information gathered through the audit process will be used to inform a separate piece of work, the production of an on-line directory, available to the wider community in the Norwood area