Elizabeth at the Club last week
West Norwood’s Snooker club, run by Elizabeth Ward, is now closed as the council has agreed plans to build 9 flats above Iceland. Local people, including an elderly lady who held her wedding party in what was then the Banqueting suite, have been making farewell visits to a West Norwood institution.
For details of the new flats see our post on 8th March https://westnorwood.wordpress.com/tag/snooker-club/
Developers propose to demolish the snooker club & offices above Iceland at 348-352 Norwood Road SE27 9AA and rebuild as 5 three bedroom and 4 two bedroom maisonettes. The shop will remain.
To see the plans input ref 14/ 00782 on Lambeth’s council planning applications database: http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications. Email any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref 14/ 00782
A decision is due by early April.
Ann Kingsbury outside the Snooker club
Following residents concerns about noise and trouble from the Snooker Club in Waylett Place of Norwood Road a public meeting has been arranged at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7th February at Chatsworth Baptist Church Hall, Chatsworth Way, SE27 9HN.
The police , local councillors and solicitors representing the club will be present. All welcome.
If you can’t make the meeting but would like to put forward your views you can get in touch with your local Lambeth councillor or Cllr Ann Kingsbury on email@example.com
West Norwood Snooker Club in Waylett Place
The local police, residents, businesses and councillors have concerns about anti-social behaviour around the Snooker Club in Waylett Place off Norwood Road and the impact of late night music and drinking at the Club on West Norwood town centre and nearby residential streets. The Snooker Club is used mainly as a night club and only a few snooker tables are left.
For a number of months the local police have been working with the owners of the club to try to improve behaviour at the club. Sadly recent events, including the tragic murder of a young man close to the club in August, suggest this approach is not working. Local councillors have now asked the Lambeth Licence Committee to review the licence arrangements. The Snooker Club is licensed to sell alcohol from 12noon to 5am everyday and for music & dancing from 8pm to 5am Wednesdays to Sundays.
If you would like to comment on the licence and the running of the Snooker Club you must write to Lambeth Licensing, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SP or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for comments is Wednesday 28th September. The Licence Committee only looks at problems under four headings: public safety, preventing crime & disorder, public nuisance and protecting children from harm.
Alternatively you can contact Cllr Jane Pickard on: email@example.com or 07805 943 085. Jane can pass on comments to the Licence Committee on your behalf – and you can choose to remain anonymous.