Letters from Lambeth council are going out to every household in the borough about the electoral register. If there are no change to the people listed it’s still important to confirm the details –easiest online or by text using the security codes in your letter. If you don’t confirm the names will come off the register after a while. People who are British, European, Commonwealth or Irish citizens are entitled to register to vote. Being on the electoral register also helps getting credit eg a credit card.
Any people new to the property or reaching age 17 must register individually – the easiest way is online at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
You can register to by post – but this is a slower two stage process.
The government has tightened up the rules making it harder for many people in Lambeth – especially those who move house a lot. This year a million people only just registered in time to vote in the general election in June. Many left it too late.
See our earlier post 15/5/17
The old laundry building
Two key development sites in West Norwood are up for sale. One is the old laundry site off Lansdowne Hill and the other is the group of workshops behind Texaco garage. These properties are thought to be connected with Tesco. GL Hearn are handling the sale – offers due by 21st May. For details see: http://glhearn.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Property%20Details/LansdowneHill-and-YorkHill-WestNorwood.pdf
The council’s Local Plan has guidance on potential future uses of land in Site 18, the area along Norwood Road between Lansdowne Hill and York Hill . A mix of housing and retail are the most likely uses. For more information see page 201 of Places & Neighbourhood section of the Local Plan at : http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Lambeth_Local_Plan_Proposed_Submission_261113-2_Part_11_Streatham_Clapham_Stockwell_Norwood.pdf
The last master plan for West Norwood was published in 2009 and much has changed since then. So the council will be updating the Master Plan over the next few months. Look out for events to have your say!
The temporary library based in The Old library at 14-16 Knights Hill SE27 has just extended its opening hours on Wednesdays to 8pm.
So opening times are now:
- Monday – 10am – 4pm
- Tuesday – Closed
- Wednesday – 10am – 8pm
- Thursday – 10am – 1pm
- Friday – 10am – 12.30pm
- Saturday – 10am – 5pm
- Sunday – Closed
Cllr Jackie Meldrum at The Old Library
The council had a great response to the consultation on libraries across the borough and is now considering all the comments. The next step will be to work with local communities to work out a way forward for each library. The council will be holding more public meetings and events and details will be available in the coming weeks.
Friends of West Norwood Library are discussing the future library service in West Norwood . New members are welcome – FWNL@hotmail.co.uk or see facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-West-Norwood-Library-FoWNL/153384884734244
An exceptionally high number of people turned out to vote in the council elections on May 6th and the newly elected councillors for West Norwood are:
Gipsy Hill ward
Matthew Bennett – Labour
Jennifer Brathwaite – Labour
Niranjan Francis – Labour
Knights Hill ward
Jackie Meldrum – Labour
Jane Pickard – Labour
Mike Smith – Labour
Thurlow Park ward
Ann Kingsbury – Labour
Clare Whelan – Conservative
John Whelan – Conservative.
Lambeth council now has 44 Labour councillors, 15 Lib Dem councillors and 4 Conservatives.
For details of the election results see: