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The Family School

Work is slowly progressing on turning Julians Field into a permanent home for The Family School which temporarily based in the Larkhall near Stockwell.

Japanese knotweed has been eradicated from around the Julians Farm Road entrance and the old changing hut has been demolished. New mesh fencing will replace the current boundary fence. A public meeting will be arranged early in 2013 to discuss plans for the site – including green school buildings and community facilities.

See www.familyschool.co.uk or email  pollygriffiths@gmail.com

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New hurdle for leisure & health centre

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

Work should be completed in the next 2 months on  the final details of the plans for the new leisure centre and  health centre for West Norwood on land  at the end of Devane Way off Knights Hill opposite West Norwood station. The new government has confirmed its support earlier this year for the funding but the Treasury has just added another step to check the project.

It is hoped that this new hurdle  will not add any significant delays so construction work can start early in 2012.  Work is already in underway to tackle the Japanese knotweed on the site as this weed can grown through concrete! (Building work will be starting on the nearby new primary school in October.)

Route to planned leisure & health centre

Route to planned leisure & health centre

The planned leisure centre includes  a 25m swimming pool, dance studio and 100 station gym with a community meeting space. The health centre will have a  GP practice, clinics and dentists. There will also be a Lambeth council customer service area . For more details see:


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