Category Archives: West Norwood

Local police drop-in

Cllr Meldrum with our local team

Our local Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) is a group of London Met police officers dedicated to serving the  local community.

They work closely with residents, businesses, community leaders, the council  and others to help find solutions to local problems and decide our policing priorities.

The team pop into St Lukes church SE27 0HS to chat informally with local people over a cup of tea between 12noon and 1pm. The dates in April are: Friday 5th April, Friday 12th April, Thursday 18th April and Tuesday 23rd April.

For details see: https://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/lambeth/knights-hill/?introducingyoursaferneighbourhoodsteam=meetingandevents

@MPSKnightsHill

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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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Shooting

A young man was found with fatal gun shot wounds this afternoon in Friar Mews SE27. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder and the crime scene is cordoned off this evening.

If you  have any information please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via web site https://www.fearless.org/en If you phone the Police on 101 about this crime please quote CAD 533.

Sadly another family will be grieving tonight.

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Parking in Devane Way

Parking bays on Devane Way

Parking is very limited in Devane Way SE27 –  the road leading  up to West Norwood Health  & Leisure Centre. Most people access the centre on foot.

Next week the parking bays will be repainted to clearly indicate where parking is permitted for up to 10 minutes. Parking enforcement teams will visit from time to time. They will issue tickets to vehicles they see parked for over 10 minutes.

Barrier with buzzer

 

There are 5 parking spaces for blue badge holders right outside the Health & Leisure Centre. Anyone with limited mobility who needs to park or be dropped off must use the buzzer beside the barrier to speak to reception.

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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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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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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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