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.
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
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.
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.
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
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