Every year the council asks residents what they think about our local parks. During 2020 lockdown and social distancing parks have been the best place for exercise, relaxation and the place to meet friends and family.
Our local parks include: Knights Hill Wood, Norwood Park, St Luke’s church, Streatham Common and Tivoli Park.
To have a say and suggest improvements to your favourite local park please fill in this quick survey by Saturday 31st October:
The council is looking for an organisation to take a 10-year lease on the One O’clock Club building in Norwood Park SE19 1EA (near the café off Salters Hill). The service must run at least three “stay and play” sessions a week for children under-five and their parent/carers.
To see the building please book a 10 minute site visit on Thursday 1st October 11am to 1pm OR 2pm to 4pm on Monday 5th October.
If you visit our local park for its amazing views, dog walking, tree planting, play areas, one o clock club, outdoor gym or café why not find out more about the plans for the park this Monday 1st July 7pm at The Hope?
The Friends of Norwood Park are a group of local residents who have a say on how the council runs the park and get involved in future plans.
On Monday 1st July at 7pm all are welcome to attend the annual general meeting of the Friends of Norwood Park at The Hope, 49 Norwood High Street SE27 9JS and meet the council’s Parks team http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk/
Make Norwood Park better for wildlife and plant some trees on Friday & Saturday this week . Drop by from 11am to 3.30pm at Central Hill-Elder Road corner SE27 9NB Gloves & tools & trees provided! All welcome.
If you love our local park with its amazing views, trees, play areas, outdoor gym & café why not meet up with The Friends of Norwood Park?
The Friends are a group of local residents who have a say on how the council runs the park and get involved in future plans. Lambeth has 15 green flag parks – can Norwood Park be the next? http://love.lambeth.gov.uk/green-flag-2018
The council and the Football Foundation have plans to jointly invest over £350k in Norwood Park – by updating the tarmac pitch by Elder Rd SE27 9ND. The pitch will be astroturfed for all weather football as one 9-aside, two 7 aside or three 5-aside pitches and have new floodlighting so it can be used 8am to 10pm. There will be a locked container at the side of the pitch for equipment.
Management of the pitch will pass to Norwood School who need the extra pitches for their pupils during the school day . Community sports clubs will book the pitches for weekends and evenings. There will some time slots for commercial lettings . This means the pitch will have enough income to cover the costs of maintaining the pitch & facilities in good condition. The pitch changing rooms & toilets will be in the school.
This pitch is the only sizeable level space in Norwood Park and local councillors want to see some free community access to for local people . The plan is for community use on weekdays 8am to 9am and 5pm to 6pm. A group of local people & pitch users will be set up to help manage the lettings with the school.
There has been consultation with Friends of Norwood Park, community groups and future users of the pitch . See our earlier posts: 27/5/15 and 4/10/15
The council is working in partnership with the Football Association to enlarge and astroturf the ball court in Norwood Park close to Elder Road. The detailed plans costing £430,000 can be seen at a public consultation event in West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre , Devane Way SE27 0DF on Monday 26th October from 6.30pm .
Football clubs will pay to use the new ball court marked out as one 9 a-side, two 7 a-side and three 5 a-side football pitches. The site will include a storage container for equipment. The new pitches are to act as a hub for sports organisations to run community football club sessions for: 8-12 year olds, 12 years upwards, women and girls , disabled people, young unemployed, football coaching qualifications and space for the Brixton Bulls Rugby club.
Regular sessions will be timetabled for free drop-in access by the local community.
BMX flatland riders call the ball court The Green Mile (TGM) and object to replacing the tarmac surface with astroturf. See comments on our previous blog dated 27th May 2015. Discussions are taking place with The Norwood School to find the riders an alternative venue .
Saturday 18th July is our annual local dog show in Norwood Park at Norwood organised by The Friends of Norwood Park and sponsored by Paxton Vets.
The dog show starts at 2pm and registration takes place from 12.45pm. The show finishes at 4pm.
This year’s fancy dress theme is Superhero. Other classes include: Cutest Puppy, Golden Oldie, Best in Show, Dog Most Like its Owner, Luckiest Rescue, and Best Trick. Its £1 entry fee per dog per class with money raised going back towards funding future events in the park.
All welcome. The Hungry Hippo Cafe will organising a BBQ
A mid-summer week of unique dining experiences in West Norwood from Saturday 13th June to Sunday 21st June. Special menus and events have been curated for West Norwood Food Week ranging from free family picnics to Feasty experiences to fine dining tasting menus. To find out more and to book your place see: http://westnorwoodfoodweek.grubclub.com/
The week’s events:
A Taste of Victorian History – Foodie Cemetery Tour in West Norwood
Remember Your Childhood With a Free Family Picnic
Share a Bangladeshi Family Feast at Lal Baag
A British Celebration Supper at the Tulse Hill Hotel
Summer Sharing Feast under the Stars at the Great North Wood
Share an Italian Summer Dinner at The Garden Gastro Bar
A DIY DJ evening, with local craft beers and paella at the Book and Record Bar
A Summer Afternoon of Art in the Park and Picnicking in Norwood Park
A Taste of the Caribbean – A Midsummer Evening at the Portico Gallery