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Boundary Changes – Helen Hayes constituency

West Norwood is to remain in its current constituency Dulwich & West Norwood in latest proposals from the Boundary Commission.

The deadline for commenting on this version is 5th December.

For more details see:

There was strong local opposition to earlier plans to split West Norwood into two constituencies

See our previous post 17/6/21


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Windsor Grove mega-scrapyard  appeal

On Tuesday 1st March at 10am the independent Planning Inspector starts the appeal from developers to overturn Lambeth Council’s refusal of planning permission for the mega-scrapyard plans in Windsor Grove.

The Appeal will be online as a “Teams” meeting for about 5 days. To follow it live go to:

There was a massive community campaign last summer opposing the plans and your local councillors will be speaking against the plans.  A mega metal recycling centre to recycle 10% of the entire metal waste in London  is not suitable for West Norwood. To build such a centre right next door to homes and a children’s play ground is unacceptable.

In this case Michael Gove, the Secretary of State, is to make the final decision on the appeal.

See our earlier posts:






To see other West Norwood planning applications and appeals – updated monthly – check our planning pages:

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Have you had your covid 19 test?

Testing in Waylett Place

Lambeth & Wandsworth are running an enhanced covid 19 testing programme to test everyone in the two boroughs.

West Norwood has a  free drop-in covid 19 testing centre at Waylett Place car park SE27 9AA (next to Iceland) . The last session will be 9am to 3pm on Monday 26th April.  These tests are for people with NO covid 19 symptoms.

For more information on covid19 testing services in Lambeth see:

Cllr. Jackie Meldrum gets tested

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Feast is back at Easter!

West Norwood Feast is back again in 2021 on Sunday April 4th between 10am and 4pm. The stalls will be hot & cold food stalls only: Food Fair stalls will be spaced out safely in St Lukes church gardens SE27 0DT and the Fresh n Green stalls in the Village Green around the Leisure Centre in Devane Way SE27 0DF.

Next month Feast is hoping, lockdown rules permitting,  to open its full range of stalls in the early May bank holiday weekend – Sunday 2nd May.

For more information see:

@WN_FEAST twitter & instagram

@wnfeast facebook

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Barclays Bank to close in June

west-norwood-barclays-e1551454032330Local 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

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Labour’s record 4th term

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.

For details see:

To find your councillors see:


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Vote early by post!

WP_20160424_11_11_53_ProPeople 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.

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Library – Cinema gets the go-ahead!

Cllr Edbrooke signs the Library/Cinema decision

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

And have a look at our earlier posts dated  6/10/2015 ; 6/1/2015  and 26/6/2012

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Crystal Palace Sports Centre

Have a say on the future of the 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:

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Streatham Kite Day

Fly  a kite at Streatham Common on Sunday 6th April – its the annual Streatham Kite Day  11am to 5pm  . For details see:

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