If you visit our local park for its amazing views, dog walking, tree planting, play areas, one o clock club, outdoor gym or café why not find out more about the plans for the park this Monday 1st July 7pm at The Hope?
The Friends of Norwood Park are a group of local residents who have a say on how the council runs the park and get involved in future plans.
On Monday 1st July at 7pm all are welcome to attend the annual general meeting of the Friends of Norwood Park at The Hope, 49 Norwood High Street SE27 9JS and meet the council’s Parks team http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk/
See our earlier post 11/3/19
Make Norwood Park better for wildlife and plant some trees on Friday & Saturday this week . Drop by from 11am to 3.30pm at Central Hill-Elder Road corner SE27 9NB Gloves & tools & trees provided! All welcome.
This is a project run by London Wildlife Trust see: https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/projects in partnership with Lambeth Parks and Friends of Norwood Park https://en-gb.facebook.com/FriendsofNorwoodPark/ .
If you love our local park with its amazing views, trees, play areas, outdoor gym & café why not meet up with The Friends of Norwood Park?
The Friends are a group of local residents who have a say on how the council runs the park and get involved in future plans. Lambeth has 15 green flag parks – can Norwood Park be the next? http://love.lambeth.gov.uk/green-flag-2018
On Monday 17th September at 7pm all are welcome to join the Friends at The Hope, 49 Norwood High Street SE27 9JS http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk/
View from top of the park
Friends of Norwood Park are holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday 7th June at 7pm by the Hungry Hippo Café, Salters Hill SE19 1DZ.
All welcome. Membership is £4 a year. Members eligible to join the committee will get nomination papers separately.
For details see: http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk
Cllr Pickard on the tarmac pitch
The council and the Football Foundation have plans to jointly invest over £350k in Norwood Park – by updating the tarmac pitch by Elder Rd SE27 9ND. The pitch will be astroturfed for all weather football as one 9-aside, two 7 aside or three 5-aside pitches and have new floodlighting so it can be used 8am to 10pm. There will be a locked container at the side of the pitch for equipment.
A planning application has just been submitted (ref 16/01130) for formal consultation. To see the details and comments go on-line : http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications/search-planning-applications.
Management of the pitch will pass to Norwood School who need the extra pitches for their pupils during the school day . Community sports clubs will book the pitches for weekends and evenings. There will some time slots for commercial lettings . This means the pitch will have enough income to cover the costs of maintaining the pitch & facilities in good condition. The pitch changing rooms & toilets will be in the school.
This pitch is the only sizeable level space in Norwood Park and local councillors want to see some free community access to for local people . The plan is for community use on weekdays 8am to 9am and 5pm to 6pm. A group of local people & pitch users will be set up to help manage the lettings with the school.
There has been consultation with Friends of Norwood Park, community groups and future users of the pitch . See our earlier posts: 27/5/15 and 4/10/15
The council is working in partnership with the Football Association to enlarge and astroturf the ball court in Norwood Park close to Elder Road. The detailed plans costing £430,000 can be seen at a public consultation event in West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre , Devane Way SE27 0DF on Monday 26th October from 6.30pm .
Football clubs will pay to use the new ball court marked out as one 9 a-side, two 7 a-side and three 5 a-side football pitches. The site will include a storage container for equipment. The new pitches are to act as a hub for sports organisations to run community football club sessions for: 8-12 year olds, 12 years upwards, women and girls , disabled people, young unemployed, football coaching qualifications and space for the Brixton Bulls Rugby club.
Regular sessions will be timetabled for free drop-in access by the local community.
BMX flatland riders call the ball court The Green Mile (TGM) and object to replacing the tarmac surface with astroturf. See comments on our previous blog dated 27th May 2015. Discussions are taking place with The Norwood School to find the riders an alternative venue .
Norwood Park has an active Friends group who are holding their annual general meeting (AGM) to elect a committee for the year on Monday 15th June at 7pm beside Hungry Hippo café. All are welcome. The Friends speak up on behalf of local residents & park users, campaign for improvements & new facilities and also organise events in the park like the Dog Show and Falconry Displays.
If you are interested in joining the committee please apply asap by midnight on Sunday 14th June – see: http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk/articles_315742.html