Category Archives: West Norwood

Have your say on a new play ground for Norwood Park

The playground in Norwood Park near Salters Hill needs new equipment and repairs. If your family use the park please have a look at the online consultation. Its your chance to help choose what should be the new play ground.

Go to:

https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-salters-hill-playground-norwood-park?medium=email&source=GovDelivery

Deadline for the survey is Sunday Sept 11th

Norwood Park is well worth a visit .. and has a Friends Group:

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofNorwoodPark/

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Norwood High St closed by Thames Water burst

The one way system outside West Norwood Library SE27 9JX  is closed for about a week so Thames Water can fix a burst water main.

Burst in road outside the library

Southbound traffic traffic along Norwood High Street will be forced to use other local routes.

Southbound bus routes are affected. The southbound 68 bus terminates at Tulse Hill station stop and the northbound 68 is not picking up from the Perran Road stop.

The 2, 196, 432 and 468 southbound are diverting along Christchurch Rd to Streatham High Road, Leigham Court Road  and then to Crown Point before continuing their onward journey. The 2 returns to West Norwood via Elder Road .

432 on diversion along Christchurch Rd

The West Norwood bound 315 diverts along Leigham Court Rd  to Crown Point and down Knights Hill.

Apart from the 68, northbound buses are using their normal route.

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Summer of Food and Fun

This summer’s  holiday programme has over 50 fun physical activities to choose from  – and food is included.  Summer of Food & Fun is aimed at local families with children & young people aged 4 to 16  and eligible for free school meals.

For details of all summer activities across Lambeth see:  https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/summer-activities-around-lambeth

Summer of Food & Fun activities in Norwood are:

  • Upper Norwood Library Hub Summer Camps For Children at Westow Hill SE19 1TJ age 5-11 details here
  • Karate/ Fitness Training And Self Defence Classes at Elmgreen School SE27 9BZ age 7-18 details here 
  • Central Hill Fit And Fun Summer Activity Programme at Lunham Rd SE19 1AA age 10-19 details here
  • Rathbone Summer Fit And Fun Activities Programme at Old Library SE27 0HY age 11-19 details here
  • BIG Summer 2022 Holiday Football Programme at Rosendale Playing Fields SE21 8LW age 6-16 details here

     

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Our bus stop back in Brixton!

The bus stop for West Norwood bound buses ( 2, 3, 196, 432) is back in Brixton town centre – outside Barclays bank .  Over 1,100 people signed a petition to get the bus stop back.

But check out Tory bus cuts in central London  – including the 45, 59 and 159 that  run in Lambeth. Deadline for consultation is  Sunday 7/8/22 . For  details see:
To oppose the bus cuts sign the petition here:
See our previous post: 26/11/21

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Glennie-Broxholm temporary one-way system

Glennie Road

Glennie Road and Broxholm Road are a one-way road system for the duration of the roadworks by G.Network over the summer. G.Network are installing fibre optic cable under the road to provide faster broadband  to homes.

Over the years many residents have requested a one way system for Glennie and Broxholm as these roads have parking on both sides and leave little room for the through traffic- which can be very busy, particularly in early evenings.

Broxholm Road

These roadworks are a useful test of how a one way system might work in the long term. Traffic is temporarily flowing west to east along  Glennie Road and flowing east to west from Royal Circus along Broxholm Road.  Highways engineers tell us one of the disadvantages of one way systems is that vehicles tend to speed up.

Please let your local councillors know how the temporary one -way system works for you, as a pedestrian, cyclist or driver, by emailing Cllr Ibtisam Adem iadem@lambeth.gov.uk

There is a major programme underway across the UK for private companies to install fibre optic cable for broadband connection to the internet. The government plans for everyone to have access to the internet by December 2025  when land line telephone numbers will transfer online. For more information see here .

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Councillors elected for new West Norwood wards

West Norwood’s elected councillors

On May 5th councillors were elected to represent the wards as newly defined by the Boundaries Commission. In West Norwood nine Labour councillors were elected to represent the 4 new wards – with number of the votes as follows:

Gipsy Hill:

Christine Banton 1,457

Rebecca Spencer 1,322

Knights Hill

Ibtisam Adem 2,317

Jackie Meldrum 2,314

Sonia Winifred 2,171

St Martins

Olga Fitzroy 1,261

Saleha Jaffer 1,217

West Dulwich

Judith Cavanagh 1,792

Fred Cowell 1,639

Lambeth now has 58 Labour councillors, 3 Lib Dem councillors and 2 Green councillors.

For full details of the results see:

https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/mgElectionResults.aspx?ID=46&RPID=60076488

To contact your newly elected councillors see contact details next week at:

https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/about-council/councillors-and-mayor/lambeth-councillors

 

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Update on major developments

Marina Ahmad AM & Cllr Jackie Meldrum at Site 19

The 6 week public consultation on the policy to rebuild the heart of West Norwood town centre (Site 18) and of Knollys Goods Yard ( Site 19) ended on 22nd Feb.

In light of the potential ‘transformative impact’ nature of these site policies your local Labour councillors asked for these two sites to be withdrawn from the policy-making process. Councillors want a more detailed consultation with residents and businesses on the future of these two important sites to ensure the special character of West Norwood is respected.

Local people are not opposed to new buildings.  But there was tremendous opposition to the proposal for a tall tower in the town centre and 3 tall towers on Knollys Rd.  Many people are angry at the lack of public engagement while the plans were drawn up.

As the policies are part of a statutory process councillors submitted detailed queries and comments for Site 18 (pdf) and for Site 19 (pdf).

After the consultation ended the GLA agreed a large grant to help develop Site 19. It is published here.

The next step is for all the comments to be considered by the council and a revised policy published in winter 2022/23 for a further round of public consultation. The plans then go to the London Mayor to ensure a fit with the London wide plan. The council will formally adopt the site policies in winter 2023/24. For details see Lambeth’s 13/12/21  “Regulation 18 draft Site Allocations Development Plan Document” report.

See our previous posts

12/2/22

26/1/22

10/1/22

 

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Waylett Place – Developers of part of Site 18

Developers are meeting the public, on Zoom, this Wednesday 23/3 evening 7pm to 8pm or Thurs 24/3 7pm to  8pm to discuss their plans to redevelop the old car workshops at 1-5 Waylett Place SE27 9AE which are next to B&Q.

The proposal at this stage is for 30 new homes over 7 storeys – plus ground floor employment space.

To book a  Zoom session to meet the developers, Woolbro Homes, go to:

https://waylettplace.com/

This is the first specific site out for informal consultation following the Site 18 West Norwood town centre online consultation, which ended only a month ago on 22/2/22. The developers hope to submit a formal planning application this summer 2022.

See our earlier posts

12/2/22

26/1/22

10/1/22

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GNK expansion

GNK, the busy builders merchant at 80 Norwood High St SE27 9NW, want to expand their site behind the former pub at 82 Norwood High St.

For details of the plans see planning application 22/00128/FUL  on Lambeth’s Planning portal : https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/

The site will expand into land at the back of the old pub building . This will allow vehicles to turn around  within the GNK rear yard and so enter and exit the site in a forward gear – as required by previous planning permission.

See our earlier post 6/1/21

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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:

https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/public-inquiry-land-windsor-grove/observing-taking-part-inquiry

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:

16/11/21

13/7/21

20/1/21

19/5/20

7/12/19

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

https://westnorwoodnews.com/local-planning-applications/

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