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.
Please donate online at: http://mydonate.bt.com/events/srabighalf2019/482164
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
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
Or complete the online survey at:
Deadline is 11pm Friday 1st March
Thames Water are planning to replace their water mains that run under Norwood Road in West Norwood later this year. The works will be disruptive causing congestion in the town centre for many months.
Detailed plans are being drawn up to minimize disruption to traffic and bus routes.Local councillors have organised a public meeting on Wednesday 30th January at 7pm in the Community Room at the back of West Norwood Library, Norwood High Street SE27 9JX.
Councillors want to hear the concerns of local businesses and residents and ensure these views are considered during the planning phase of this essential project.
In the meantime please report any water leaks direct to Thames Water: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/sitecore/content/tw-live/tw-live/Report-a-leak Telephone 24/7: 0800 714 614
Due to central government cuts the council is forced to make changes to our
childrens centres for families with under-5s . Lambeth wants to keep as many
centres open as possible and has proposals to run 18 centres from September
In the West Norwood area the council plans to keep Bentons Lane SE27 9UD
(Kingswood) & Hitherfield SW16 2JW open full time and Crown Lane SW16 3HX &
Rosendale SE21 8LR open half days. Cherry Tree at Barston Rd SE27 9HE will
continue its childcare service under Rosendale school.
To have a say over these proposals see the details are in this booklet:
And come along to one of the ten parent/carer consultation events, with a
free crèche, across the borough.
The nearest local events are:
Tuesday 8th January 1.30pm to 3pm at Brockwell One O’clock Club near
Arlingford Rd SW2 2TA
Monday 14th January 11am to 1pm at Rosendale Children’s Centre, Rosendale
Road SE21 8LR
There is also an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K28FXN3
Deadline is Sunday 18th February
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
Drop in on Saturday 15th December to All Saints Church, Lovelace Road SE21 8JY between 11am and 1pm to sing carols organised by 4All. Refreshments include mince pies, mulled wine and coffee. All welcome – bring friends, neighbours, family.
Other local carol services:
St Lukes Church SE27 0DT – Carols by Candle light 6.30pm Sunday 16th December https://stlukeswestnorwood.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/carols-at-6-30pm-this-sunday-16-december/
Chatsworth Church SE27 9HN – Carols by Candle Light at 7pm Sunday 16th December
St Peters Church on Leigham Court Rd SW16 2SD have a series of events from Thursday 20th December