Our library is closed this week to prepare for opening over the road in Norwood High Street SE27 9JU on Friday 9th November from 10am and will be sharing the building with a 4 screen Picturehouse cinema & cafe.
This Lambeth library will be operate 54 hours a week and be open every day. Library times are: Mondays 1pm to 8pm; Tuesdays 10am to 8pm; Wednesdays 10am to 6pm; Thursdays 10am to 8pm; Fridays 10am to 6pm; Saturdays 10am to 6pm; Sundays 1pm to 5pm.
Our library will have 35,000 books, free IT facilities with Wifi and over 30 computers to use, a special children’s area, study space, full time library staff, regular activities for all ages and much more.
The West Norwood Library & Picturehouse building is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift and 3 disabled parking bays. Every screen will have an infrared system to play audio-described tracks (when provided by the film’s distributor) through hprovided headphones.
Children’s area in new Library
Cllr Sonia Winifred ( pictured) says: “I’m delighted that the West Norwood Library & Picturehouse is opening 9th November. It’s taken a little longer than we had hoped but now it’s ready for all to enjoy. I am sure it will soon become central to West Norwood’s community life.”
For details of the cinema programme see: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/West_Norwood#this-week. Opening films are Widows (15) and Wildlife (12A) . Standard adult tickets £11.10 to £14.10 . Members get discounts and there is still time to sign up as a Founder Member.
Find out what’s happening in West Norwood at the Norwood Forum at 7.30pm this Wednesday, 16th March, at The Old Library , Knights Hill SE27 0HY
The Forum is a chance to have a say on services at West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre; the Norwood Road & Tulse Hill one way system project; library -cinema project and progress on a Planning Assembly for Norwood and anything else in West Norwood that people want to talk about! All welcome.
Norwood Forum is run by local people. To get contact them email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cllr Edbrooke signs the Library/Cinema decision
The West Norwood joint Library Cinema project has been finalised at last and signed off by Cllr Jane Edbrooke, councillor responsible for Culture & Libraries in Lambeth. This partnership between the council and Picturehouse will invest over £6m into the regeneration of West Norwood town centre.
Building work on the Nettlefold Hall site in Norwood High Street SE27 will start soon in order for the joint library -cinema to open in September 2017.
For details see http://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?Id=3657
And have a look at our earlier posts dated 6/10/2015 ; 6/1/2015 and 26/6/2012
Planning notice outside Nettlefold Halls
On Wednesday 13th October councillors will be deciding on the planning application for our proposed Cinema-Library at the Nettlefold Halls site, Norwood High Street SE27 9JX. The Committee meeting starts at 7pm in the Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road SW9 7PH, opposite Brixton Police station. (Due to the temporary closure of the Town Hall council meetings are taking place in a variety of venues.) See the agenda online at http://bit.ly/1LgGgAJ
At 10am this Saturday, 10th October, the committee councillors will be visiting the site to better understand the plans.
The council has just published its proposals for the future of the borough’s libraries and parks following widespread consultation earlier in 2015. The report, which will go to cabinet for decision on Monday 12th October at a meeting in Dunraven School 94 Leigham Court Road SW16 2QB, confirms West Norwood library as a statutory town centre library. For details see http://bit.ly/1j5HAvi
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.
Helen Hayes outside the Cinema-Library site
Contracts have been exchanged between Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd & Lambeth council to lease the Nettlefold Halls and turn it into a four-screen cinema, with bar and café. As part of the deal, West Norwood Library will return to the Nettlefold site.
Helen Hayes commented “I am delighted that a contract has now been signed for the delivery of a cinema in West Norwood bringing us a step closer to realising the long held aspiration for the cinema and much-needed restoration of the library. I’m also really pleased that Picturehouse have agreed to pay their staff at the cinema an employment package that is equal to, or more than, the London Living Wage”
Lyn Goleby, Managing Director of Picturehouse, said: “This is the sort of building that we get very excited about – modernising and reinventing a place that sits at the heart of its community. We hope that the support the project enjoys will mean that we can very soon deliver a great new facility for West Norwood”.
Following the signing of the agreement it will take about 3 months to complete costings and develop designs ready for a full public consultation. To get an idea of how the new cinema-library will look see the posters displayed outside the building at 1 Norwood High Street SE27 9JX
The council has been working on plans with City Screen , who run independent cinemas including Clapham Picture House, for a possible cinema in the Nettlefold Hall / Library Centre – beside the cemetery entrance.
Friends of West Norwood Library have arranged to give local people a chance to see and comment on the plans at an early stage.
Just drop in to The Old Library, 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY on Saturday 20th October between 1pm and 4pm
The Nettlefold Hall / Library Centre has been closed after thieves stole the copper roof in June 2011. The latest plans are that West Norwood Library goes back into the Nettlefold and shares the space with a 4 screen cinema, café and bar.
For detail see: http://www.facebook.com/FOWNL