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Summer of Food and Fun

This summer’s  holiday programme has over 50 fun physical activities to choose from  – and food is included.  Summer of Food & Fun is aimed at local families with children & young people aged 4 to 16  and eligible for free school meals.

For details of all summer activities across Lambeth see:  https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/summer-activities-around-lambeth

Summer of Food & Fun activities in Norwood are:

  • Upper Norwood Library Hub Summer Camps For Children at Westow Hill SE19 1TJ age 5-11 details here
  • Karate/ Fitness Training And Self Defence Classes at Elmgreen School SE27 9BZ age 7-18 details here 
  • Central Hill Fit And Fun Summer Activity Programme at Lunham Rd SE19 1AA age 10-19 details here
  • Rathbone Summer Fit And Fun Activities Programme at Old Library SE27 0HY age 11-19 details here
  • BIG Summer 2022 Holiday Football Programme at Rosendale Playing Fields SE21 8LW age 6-16 details here


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Norwood Forum 5th March

7pm meeting of Norwood Forum at the Old Library 13 Knights Hill SE27 0HY. All welcome. Updates on cinema, library, leisure & health centre, Antic bar, planning applications and more.


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West Norwood Cinema-Library update

Cllr Jane Pickard at the Nettlefold Halls building

Cllr Jane Pickard at the Nettlefold Halls building

Detailed plans for the a joint public library and City Screen cinema in the Nettlefold Halls building at 1 Norwood High Street SE27 9JX are progressing and are expected to be available for public consultation at the end of this summer. This will allow the views of local people to be incorporated into the plans before the planning application is submitted in the autumn. A decision on the planning application could be made by the end  of the 2013 and then construction work , lasting from between 12 to 18 months, would start early  in 2014.

The squatters occupying the Nettlefold Halls have been evicted.

Friends of West Norwood Library and Friends of West Norwood Cemetery, other local community  representatives, local businesses and councillors are working with the council and City Screen on the plans. The library will have the same amount (or possibly more)  floorspace than the previous service in the Nettlefold Halls. The plans will also allow for a Vistor Centre for the cemetery – once funding is obtained for this project  – perhaps with a national Heritage Lottery Fund grant.  

In the meantime a temporary library service continues to run from the Old Library at 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY  opening daily at 10am  (except Sundays & Tuesdays when the library is closed) 

For more details on the library-cinema plans for West Norwood  – see the council cabinet report on 10th June 2013:


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Support Rathbone in the 2013 London Marathon

Lawrence Avery

Lawrence Avery runs the Paris 2012 marathon

Rathbone in Chatsworth Way  is one of West Norwood’s  long  established charities  and  provides services  to help  young people and adults with learning disabilities to live independent  lives.
Lawrence Avery is running in the London marathon on  Sunday 21st April  and aiming to raise £1000 for Rathbone. To sponsor Lawrence see: http://www.sponsorme.co.uk/lawrenceavery/lawrence-is-running-the-2013-london-marathon.aspx
Within the next few months Rathbone will be extending its services into mainstream youth work by taking over the running of the Old Library Youth Centre at 16 Knights Hill.
To find out more about Rathbone see: http://www.rathbonesociety.org.uk/

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