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.
See our earlier post 27/7/20
Thames Water have revised their plans for Norwood Road again and will now not finish until 19th August 2020. The works are considered essential works so they are continuing during lockdown but at a slower pace due to social distancing.
The last 200m of mains pipes from Chatsworth Way to Robson Road will not be completed by Thames Water. Live waste water and other pipes have been found too close to the water main making it too difficult to replace the main.
Currently we have 2 sets of lane closures on Norwood Road controlled by traffic lights. Norwood Road at Knights Hill end will be re-opened to two-way traffic from the evening of Friday 24tH April. The traffic lights for the single lane outside Texaco garage will stay till the end of June.
The final stage of the mains replacement project will attach the 630m of new pipe to the main at Tulse Hill , involving a temporary diversion of the main so there is no disruption to the water supply. So from Monday 27th April there be lane closures again on Tulse Hill near its junction with Perran Road and some bus diversions around the one-way system. .
Robson Road will remain closed to north/west bound traffic. So the Herne Hill bound 322 bus will remain on diversion.
Thames Water intend to deliver a letter very soon with details of their plans to all households in the local area.
Thames Water is a private company owned by a series of investment companies through Kemble Water Holdings Ltd. It is regulated under the Water Industry Act 1991.
See our earlier posts:
315 going up York Hill
When Thames Water start digging up Norwood Road to lay a new water main they plan to close York Hill and Lancaster Avenue for 71 days. The 315 bus will be on diversion the long way round to Leigham Court Road via Knights Hill and Crown Lane.
As well as taking passengers to Streatham the 315 is a vital lifeline to many older people living in the streets around the top of York Hill. This part of the route is hail and ride and does not have bus stops with diversion information. Please mention this important change to the 315 bus service to any neighbour who relies on this bus to get to and from West Norwood.
Thames Water are now expected to start their road works just after the May bank holiday. They will post leaflets and hold public meetings as soon as they can confirm a start date.
The start date has slipped from the one in our earlier post 15/3/19
Thames water are fixing yet another leak under Chapel Road SE27 0TY at its junction with Knights Hill.
Unfortunately the proposed works by Thames Water to replace a 21inch water mains under Norwood Road will not stop more localised smaller leaks.
Please keep reporting, seeps, trickles and streams of clear water direct to Thames Water at:
Or telephone 0800 714 614 – line open 24/7.
All are welcome to drop in to see the council’s plans to improve our local residential streets in Knights Hill ward on Monday 10th December between 3.30pm to 7pm at Macintosh Court, 269 Leigham Court Road SW16 2SB. A paper feedback survey will be available at this event.
Safety improvements are proposed for Glennie & Broxholm Rd and Knollys Rd, York Hill & Royal Circus and Knights Hill, Cheviot Road, Roxburgh Rd , Bewlys Rd , Leaf Grove & Lakeview Rd . And to the zebra by West Norwood station, to Devane Way and Thornlaw Road. There is an upgrade proposed to the green space at Tivoli Road- Holderness Way junction.
In March 2018 there was a strong response to the council’s request for ideas on how to improve our Norwood streets. Speeding traffic is a high priority for residents of Knights Hill ward. These ideas have been investigated and developed into plans and the council is now looking for final feedback before turning these plans into action in 2019.
For details see: Lambeth website
You can complete the survey online here – deadline Friday 28th December.
See our earlier post 21/3/18
Our local Tivoli Park has a Friends Group who work with residents, community groups and the council on improving the park. During a walkabout last month ( pictured) the play ground, boundary planting for Dassett Road back gardens and more seating was discussed.
The Friends are meeting on Saturday 24th November 2pm at the Fire Station on Knights Hill SE27 0QA
Come along and hear about the playground improvements and Nature Vibezzz who have plans for a Heritage Lottery Project and Knights Hill Woods.
All welcome and refreshments!
For details see:
Thames Water are shutting a small section of Canterbury Grove for a few days starting Thursday 13th September. The road closure means a diversion for traffic including the 315 bus.
The delayed road resurfacing works for Royal Circus are due Thursday 27th September for 2 days. The 315 bus will be diverted between 8am and 5pm.
When these roads are closed the 315 bus will be diverted up Knights Hill along Crown Lane and down Leigham Court Road.
See our earlier post 8/8/18
Proposed new box
In Focus Public Networks, part of JCDecaux who are in the outdoor advertising business, are registered as an electronic communications network provider. They want to install a new phone box outside Pizza Hut at 24 Knights Hill SE27 0HY .
The proposed new box is just metres away from a BT phone box outside the Post Office!
To comment on the new phone box planning application use planning ref 17/04799 before 4th December at: Lambeth Planning Portal
Licensed electronic communications network providers have statutory powers through OFCOM and section 106 of the Communications Act 2003. The planning application has to consider siting and appearance rather than installation of the box itself.
Also see our earlier post on BT phone boxes 8/11/17
Old Library Centre SE27 0HY
The lending library based at 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY is temporarily closed between 2nd and 25tH October for refurbishment & redecoration of the Old Library Centre managed by local charity The Rathbone Society.
Until the library re-opens on Thursday 26th October please return & borrow books from one of Lambeth’ other libraries.
Black History events during October have moved to Upper Norwood Library at 39 Westow Hill SE19 1TJ.
The West Norwood library will be moving into the joint Library –Cinema building on Norwood High Street SE27 9JX in the new year 2018. It will then have all the facilities as one of Lambeth’s town centre libraries.
Cashco have new proposals to build a cash & carry warehouse, offices to let and 26 homes on the neglected corner site of Knights Hill and Chapel Road. You can see the plans and meet the developers on Wednesday 29th March between 3pm & 8pm at the Fire station 210 Knights Hill SE27 0QA
For more details and to comment online see: www.njlconsulting.co.uk/ norwood
Cashco intend to submit a formal planning application later this year – this will give another opportunity to comment formally on the plans.
Proposed new development