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 Norwood School, a specialist in visual and performance arts, is working in partnership with The Portico Gallery and West Norwood Feast to showcase the talent of its students.
Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 10am – 4pm The Norwood School Art Exhibition is at St Luke’s Church, Knights Hill SE27 0HS. All welcome to view a selection of visual arts produced by the talented young people of The Norwood School
Sunday 1st July The Norwood Band will be showcasing their musical talent at the FEAST between 12noon and 3pm.
Sunday 1st July at The Portico Gallery, 23 Knights Hill SE27 0HS from 2pm winners of a competition for primary schools will receive awards from a local artist.
The Norwood School in Crown Dale SE19 3NY is undergoing extensive building work over the summer holidays. These improvements are part of the Building Schools for the Future programme started by the last Labour government. The school is getting a new theatre which will be accessible to the public outside school hours, modern class rooms and a new dance studio, art room & cafeteria.
The Norwood School is a mixed school specialising in the performing & visual arts. Under the leadership of Denise Webster the school is one of the top 5 most improved schools in the country for achievement of 5 GCSE A-C grades including English & maths and the top school in the country for improvement in 5 GCSEs A-C grades.
Families with children looking to start secondary school next year in September 2012 can look round the school on its open days next term: