The Emmaus shop at 5 Knights Hill SE27 0HS has won the 2011 award for West Norwood’s Best Dressed Shop – see their website.
Most West Norwood shoppers will have noticed Emmaus’ impressive furniture and clothing boutique on Knights Hill. But have you ventured down the adjacent alleyway (take a left after the clothes store when heading south down Knights Hill) to find the extended furniture and book emporium which Emmaus also boasts ? A fortuitous happenstance given the extended closure of West Norwood Library for repairs.
It may not be quite the same as borrowing, but it’s reassuring to know that reading enthusiasts can treat themselves to modern classics like Graham Greene, Kingsley Amis and Umberto Eco for a mere £1! There are also a number of Dickens titles as well as those by esteemed authors such as Gore Vidal and Jeffrey Eugenides, not to mention contemporary page-turners such as Stephanie Meyer and James Patterson. Prices range between £1 to £1.50 – a small price for a good book and a worthy cause.
As a charity dedicated to providing assistance to those moving on from homelessness, Emmaus relies heavily on local support. So if you haven’t checked their shops out already, do! Opening hours are 10-5, Monday to Saturday. Donations welcome too.
The Lambeth Summer University is a four weeks programme that offers young people aged 11 – 19 affordable recreational & educational courses and activities that are exciting & fun. For details see http://www.younglambeth.org.
In the Norwoood area projects will be running for 9 to 16 year olds from 26th July to 18th August at Park Campus, Gipsy Road SE27 9TG and at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees Grove, SW16 2HY . For details see http://www.lambethsummerprojects.co.uk
For 7 to 11 year olds there will be a multi sport programme from 2nd to 11th August 10am to 3pm at Dunraven School, 82-100 Leigham Court Road, SW16 2QB. For details contact 020 7926 0396 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Old Library Centre, 14-16 Knights Hill, SE27 0HY will be running activities over the summer. For details contact 020 7926 7600 or email email@example.com
Our community groups have plenty of ideas for improving life for local people but not always the money to carry out their ideas. There are grants available to help community groups get things done. Take a look at the [link below] list of over 50 funding organisations with grants for a wide range of projects including sports, older people, children arts, and the environment.
Last year residents voted to spend money on projects which included the new water playground at Norwood Park.
This year the council has set aside £250,000 for 4 new projects. The council is looking for suggestions for projects needing £25,000, £50,000, £75,000 or £100,000 that would benefit the local community.
Suggested projects will be shortlisted before being put to the public to vote on final projects. The closing date for submissions is 30 September 2010. For more information on how to submit a proposal please contact 020 7926 2583, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
See www.lambeth.gov.uk/yourchoice for details