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Travellers at Knights Hill 


Travellers arrived last night and are camped on the vacant site on Knights Hill at the corner with Chapel Road. The police and Cllr Sonia Winifred visited today. The traveller say they are staying for a few days over the bank holiday weekend.

The police will monitor the site over the weekend but there are “no aggravating factors’ requiring immediate action. They will also try to contact the owners of the land. It is believed the land is owned by a cash & carry business in Tooting.

If anyone has concerns please contact the local police on 101  (or 999 if an emergency). Should you need to contact Lambeth’s Noise team over the weekend phone 020 7926 5999.


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London Marathon

Sonia in Training

Sonia in Training

The London Marathon is one of the great participatory sports events – this year on Sunday 26th April.  Our own West Norwood councillor, Sonia Winifred is entering the marathon for the first time in 2015. Sonia is running for  the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF ) https://www.jdrf.org.uk/.  JDRF is funding research to fund a cure for Type1 Diabetes which affects people of all ages including children and young adults. To stay alive people with Type1 diabetes rely on multiple daily insulin injections (or pump infusions) and finger prick blood tests.

To support Sonia’s fundraising & help create a future free from Type1 diabetes go to   https://www.justgiving.com/sonia-winifred1/



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Election day 14th August

There is voting from 7am to 10pm for a council by-election on Thursday 14th August in Knights Hill ward – that is the area between Knollys Rd, Norwood Rd, Elder  Rd,  Crown Dale , Crown Lane & Leigham Court Rd.

Lambeth-20140812-01070Sonia Winifred is the Labour candidate. Seen here out campaigning in the streets of Knights Hill. For more details see: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/elections-and-council/elections/by-election-for-knights-hill-ward-14-august-2014


UPDATE: Sonia Winifred was elected with a majority of over 1,000 on August 14th. The results of the Knights Hill ward by-election were:

Independent 51
Lib Dem 94
Green 230
Tory 248
Labour 1265

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Tennis club site development plan

Sonia Winifred at the Tennis Club gate

Sonia Winifred at the Tennis Club gate

Developers are holding an exhbition on Thursday 21st August of their latest plans for the Tennis Club site. Drop in between 7pm and 9pm  to the Tennis Club at 128 Knights Hill SE27 0SR – on the corner with Cheviot Road.

It is expected these plans will be submitted to Lambeth as a planning application very soon when there will be opportunities to comment formally. For details email:  sigmaplan@aol.com

An earlier planning application for 52 homes in a building up to 6 storeys high was rejected by the Planning Committee and by the independent Planning Inspector in 2013.

Sonia Winifred says ” If you are in London on 21st August do try to see these plans and talk to the developers about the new homes. The tennis club has been an irreplaceable resource for the community.”


Filed under Community / voluntary, Environment, Housing, Lambeth Council, Leisure, Planning, West Norwood

Sunday 3rd August is Feast day

Wes Norwood Feast at St Lukes

Wes Norwood Feast at St Lukes

Alongside the garden, craft, food & retro markets of West Norwood Feast ( 10am to 4pm) this month there is also an opportunity to meet many of the artists,charities & community groups operating in the Norwoood area.

Drop in to the Portico Gallery at 23a Knights Hill SE27 0HS and visit the Happening between 11am and 3pm and meet local movers & shakers. Email info@porticogallery.org.uk for more information.

See http://westnorwoodfeast.com/market/ for details of the markets

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West Norwood has its own pool!

Sonia Winifred at the West Norwood pool

Sonia Winifred at the West Norwood pool

Monday 28th July is the opening day for West Norwood’s own leisure centre.The 100-station gym is due to open at 6.30am and the pool at 12 noon.

Labour’s Sonia Winifred says” This is brillant news for West Norwood. A swimming pool and gym on our doorstep! ”

Located in Devane Way SE27 0DF, opposite the West Norwood train station, the new centre is phasing its opening. For the first 2 weeks the pool will open to the public from 12noon to 8pm on weekdays and 10am to 3pm at weekends .The 100-station gym will be operate from 28th july 6.30am to 10pm. Exercise classes start from Monday 8th August.

For more details see: http://www.better.org.uk/leisure/west-norwood-health-and-leisure-centre

or phone 020 8761 1159

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2014 Council Elections


Newly elected councillors Jane Pickard , Jackie Meldrum & Sonia Winifred at the count.

Newly elected councillors Jane Pickard , Jackie Meldrum & Sonia Winifred at the count.

All 3 West Norwood wards( Gipsy Hill, Knights Hill & Thurlow Park)  now have 3 Labour councillors each. Following the elections on 22nd May, with a 32% turnout,  Lambeth council has 59 Labour councillors, 3 Tory councillors and one Green councillor.

For details of the results see:


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4th May is Feast Day

Sonia Winifred at Retro Village

Sonia Winifred at Retro Village

This Sunday is West Norwood Feast markets day.  So come along between 10am and 4pm and visit the stalls at York Hill, Chestnut Road, St Lukes Gardens and Roseberys on Knights Hill. Lots of shops open too ..and find out more about what is happening in the area..

For more details see http://westnorwoodfeast.com/

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Storm damage

Sonia Winifred at Ladas Road

Sonia Winifred at Ladas Road

The old tree at the top of Ladas Road was damaged in the recent storms and falling branches broke a garden fence.Local residents asked the Labour Action team for help in clearing up the damage.

Lambeth Living is responsible for this patch of land and trees so Sonia Winifred & Jackie Meldrum, members of the Labour Action team, asked Lambeth Living to clear up the mess and check the remaining tree can survive more strong winds.

To contact Lambeth Living directly see: http://www.lambethliving.org.uk/contact-us

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Lidl gets thumbs down

Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred at proposed Lidl site

Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred at proposed Lidl site

Lidl applied to Croydon council for planning permission to turn the former car show room on Beulah Hill into a Lidl store. But the application was turned down  on 6th February . Croydon wanted the building to be smaller and fit in better with the Norwood Grove Conservation Area.  There are other concerns  about the lack of detail on managing traffic using the car park entrance on Crown Lane.

Lidl may appeal agains the Croydon decision  or re-apply with new plans. For details of the scheme quote ref  13/03146/P at http://planning.croydon.gov.uk/DCWebPages/AcolNetCGI.gov?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=137755


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