Restoring south terrace
Bromley council has responsibility for Crystal Palace park and is consulting on a Regeneration Plan to create a long term sustainable business model for the park. (The London Mayor is responsible for the National Sports Centre in the park) Bromley wants to improve & increase usage of the park, generate some capital receipts and create income generating activity.
The council will decide on the plans this summer following an extensive consultation programme. To see the latest versions of the plans drop in to the Crystal Palace Information Centre by Penge Gate SE20 8DT on Friday 19th May 2pm to 6pm or Saturday 20th May between 10am and 2pm.
£2.4m of improvements are underway – including conservation of the dinosaurs, the sphinxes, south terrace steps and a new skate park & new café.
For more information see: http://www.crystalpalaceparkregeneration.com
John of Bon Velo
West Norwood now has its own cycle shop – Bon Velo at 495 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ ( in the former Conservative Association shop) run by John & Karina. The shop sells a range of adult and children’s bikes and there is a cycle maintenance service too. Bon Velo also sells coffee!
Open hours: weekdays 9am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 6pm
For details see: http://bonvelo.co.uk, on Twitter and on Facebook
Site for a Costa Coffee shop
Costa Coffee is moving into the empty Money Shop building at 529 Norwood Road SE27 9DL between KFC and the laundrette. Costa will sell cold food to eat in or off the premises and of course hot drinks – mainly coffee. The maximum hours of opening will be 6.30am to 8pm and 8am to 6.30pm on Sundays.
For details of the planning application quote ref 15/04205 in the Lambeth Planning Applications Database: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications-and-policies/viewing-current-planning
The planning application for West Norwood’s library – cinema in the refurbished Nettlefold Hall at 1 Norwood High Street SE27 9JU has just been submitted. The plans are for a refurbished library, 4-screen cinema, community space and a café/bar.
Check out the details, and comment online, by using ref 15/04179 via Lambeth’s Planning Portal. The Design Statement has a brief history of the site as well as describing the new facilities.
The joint library- cinema project is a partnership between Lambeth council and Picturehouse Cinemas . Works to the refurbished building are due to finish sometime in 2017.
Tarka & Domani
Otter Trading opened at 17 Knights Hill SE27 0HS on Sunday. Tarka & Domani have transformed an empty shop into a spacious welcoming bar, cafe & gift shop. Open Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am to 6pm. Follow them on twitter @ottertrading
Gianluca at Creative Aroma
Have you been to Creative Aroma at 166 Norwood Road SE27 9AZ – near Tulse Hill station? All cakes and breads baked on site- including lovely baked cheese cake!.
Gianluca also makes birthday cakes to order and caters for events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: CreativeAroma . Twitter @CreativeAroma
Marcia & Rafaela of Chocolate & Champagne
Chocolate & Champagne is West Norwood’s newest patisserie at 463 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ on the corner of Lancaster Avenue. Pop in for strawberry cakes! Open 7am to 11pm Friday & Saturday, 7am to 8pm weekdays and 8am to 5pm on Sundays. See the cakes on twitter: @chocoechampagne
The new Garden Gastro Bar
A new Italian bistro is planned for West Norwood.at 31 Knights Hill SE27 0HS, opening until 11pm and serving Italian cured meats, cheeses,home made pizzas and British roasts.
Comments on the licence must be made by Friday 30th May. For details see: www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/AlcoholEntertainmentLateNightRefreshment/CurrentApplications.htm
The Garden Gastro Bar will take over the premises of the long standing Cardinal Cafe, famous for its bacon butties.
Otter Trading opening soon
Otter Trading are taking over the shop premises at 17 Knights Hill SE27 0HS which have been vacant for many years. The shop will sell gifts & kitchenware with a cafe/bistro. Otter Trading has applied for a licence for music & to sell wine & beer up to 11pm although they plan to normally close by 7pm. Comments on the licence application due by Thursday 22nd May . See :
Elorie has just opened Culdesac on the corner of Bloom Grove and Knights Hill SE27 0HY. Cakes & croissants baked on the premises. Great place to watch the world go by!
Usually open 8am to 5pm Mondays to Saturdays Tweet and follow @culdesaccoffee