The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has published its draft of changes to ward boundaries to come into effect in 2022. The aim of the changes for each elected councillor to represent about the same number of resident electors. The LGBCE will be presenting its findings at an online meeting on Thursday 11th March 6pm to 7pm. To take part book your place here. For the West Norwood area the LGBCE has proposed:
a new ward named St Martins (2 cllrs) around Tulse Hill station
renamed Thurlow Park as Rosendale (2 cllrs)
moved some of Gipsy Hill ward (2cllrs) into Knights Hill ward (3 cllrs) .
Residents, businesses, the council and political parties input a large number of suggestions to the LGBCE review of Lambeth. The council and others requested changes to wards named after people involved in slavery eg Lord Thurlow.
If you have comments on the boundaries or the names please do get in touch with LGBCE by 12th April. For details go to the LGBCE website here.
Gipsy Hill Police station is now open to the public for 3 hours hours a week. Starting this week the new opening hours at 66 Central Hill SE19 1DT are :
Wednesdays 7pm to 8pm , Thursdays 7pm to 8pm and Saturdays 2pm to 3pm
Thanks to a massive campaign from local residents, community groups & elected repesentatives in the Upper Norwood area the London Mayor has agreed not to close and sell off Gipsy Hill police station. It has been saved as a base for cross borough policing and a limited hours front desk .The local Safer Neighbourhood Teams will continue to work out of Gipsy Hill Police Station.
To call the police ring 101. In emergencies always ring 999
Thanks to efforts of community campaigners and councillors in the Crystal Palace area the London Mayor has agreed to retain Gipsy Hill police station at 66 Central Hill SE19 1DT as a base for cross borough policing- the Crystal Palace area consists of the corners of 5 different boroughs.
The local Safer Neighbourhood Police teams will also work from Gipsy Hill police station which the Mayor has finally agreed to reopen as a non-urgent face to face police contact point on Wednesday & Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
Gipsy Hill police station at 66 Central Hill SE19 1DT has been closed to the public temporarily for many months but our local police teams are still based there. Residents have been campaigning to get Gipsy Hill police station re-opened ( see http://www.streathamguardian.co.uk/news/9943060.Growing_fears_of_police_station_closure/ )
But despite the views of local people London’s Tory mayor is now planning to close Gipsy Hill police station permanently and sell off the building. Local people will have to travel all the way to Brixton if they want to speak to a member of the police and report a crime.
Policing across London is the responsibility of the Mayor of London who has cut the number of police officers in Lambeth by 214 since 2010. Lambeth is asking for a fairer deal and 100 more police to bring the borough in line with the London average. To show your support for the campaign for 100 more police just sign the council petition at http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=329&RPID=17243862&HPID=17243862