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West Norwood to lose Knights Hill ward

Knights Hill, one of the  3 wards  in West Norwood,  is to move under the new  Streatham & Mitcham MP’s constituency according to latest proposals by the Boundary Commission. Check this map to see your new constituency  https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6485?postcode=SE270HS

The Boundary Commission is aiming to give each MP the same number of constituents, between 71,000 and 79,000. Despite London’s rising population that means a drop from 73 MPs in London down to 68 MPs.

Helen Hayes MP for West Norwood

Helen Hayes MP for West Norwood

The calculations are based on the number of registered electors at the end of 2015. In London a high proportion of people move each year and do not always re-register immediately.  A new process of registration had just been introduced for 2015 requiring new electors to provide their NI number for the first time. This also reduced the number of residents registered to vote.

Across the country it is estimated 2m voters were not counted in the figures used by the Boundary Commission.  The highly respected Electoral Reform Association argues the new boundaries for MP’s constituencies should be based on the number of residents not the number of registered voters – http://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/boundary-reform#sthash.JSFDcjmb.dpuf

To comment on the proposals for the new constituencies for MPs go to https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/add/informed-representation/6485

Deadline for comments is  5th December 2016.

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Celebrate Christmas lights

IMG_20151211_193553196Christmas gift market , hot food, bar, carol singing, lantern procession and music (Uffington 357 band, DJ Tim Allen, Prevailing Prototype band).

In and around St Lukes’s church SE27 0HS in West Norwood this Saturday 12th December.

Enjoy some Christmas shopping locally and meet up with friends. Christmas lights in the churchyard to be turned on by Helen Hayes MP around 5pm. Look out for Father Christmas . A big thanks to the organisers –  our West Norwood Feast volunteer team.  http://westnorwoodfeast.com/

@WN_FEAST

@stlukesse27

@helenhayes_

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Contact our new MP

Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes, the newly elected Labour MP for West Norwood, holds regular advice sessions every second Friday of the month (except August) at 10am-11.30am  in West Norwood Leisure Centre , Devane Way SE27 0DF.

Other sessions take place (except August) every:

  • first Friday 12.30pm to 2pm at East Dulwich Community Centre, Darrell Road SE22 9NL
  • third Friday 10am – 11.30am at Brixton Advice Centre, 165-167 Railton Road SE24 0LU
  • and every fourth Friday 10am to  11.30am at Kingswood House, Seeley Drive SE21 8QN

We can also contact Helen by email  helen.hayes.mp@parliament.uk or by phoning 020 7219 6971

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Tulse Hill one-way system

Helen Hayes at the one way system

Helen Hayes at the one way system

Following a campaign by local residents with Labour’s Assembly Member Val Shawcross, local councillors Anna Birley, Max Deckers-Dowber & Fred Cowell and former councillor Ann Kingsbury,  Transport for London (TfL)  has agreed to remove the one-way traffic system (gyratory) on the south circular road near Tulse Hill station. The project to return this junction to two-way traffic is at an early stage and will include extensive consultation with local businesses and residents in the coming months. TfL expect this project to take about 5 years and complete by 2020.

In the meantime the council has won £2million from the London Mayor to improve Norwood Road from Chestnut Road to Tulse Hill Station by 2017. The scheme will be designed through consultation and engagement with local people In 2015/16.

Helen Hayes says “I am pleased that local residents & businesses  will be involved in re-designing this important junction which acts as a gate way to West Norwood.”

A number of gyratories are being removed across London eg Brixton, Stockwell, Vauxhall, Wandsworth, Aldgate, Swiss Cottage, Kings Cross  and many more. Gyratories, introduced in the 1960s and 1970s, are being replaced to improve safety, cycling, improve traffic flow and create a healthier & more pleasant environment.

Look out for more information at the West Norwood Feast events (returning April 5th) !

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New cinema-library update

Helen Hayes outside the Cinema-Library site

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

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Helen Hayes standing for parliament

Helen and Tessa

Helen Hayes and Tessa Jowell MP

After almost 25  years as our local Member of Parliament, Dame Tessa Jowell  will be stepping down at the next  general  election .  Tessa has been a fantastic local MP and has been very closely involved in many key issues in West Norwood, including the delivery of the new Health and Leisure Centre, the setting up of Elmgreen School and West Norwood Feast.

The local Labour Party selected Helen Hayes to be the Labour candidate in Dulwich & West Norwood at the general  election  on 7th May 2015.  Helen has lived locally for almost 20 years and has two small children who attend a local school. Helen has a background in town planning and urban regeneration and she is currently a councillor in the constituency. You can find out more about Helen at www.helenhayes.org.uk or follow her on twitter at @helenhayes_.

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