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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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Antic’s new bar & restaurant in West Norwood Licence

knowles sketch fuzzyAntic’s long awaited bar will give West Norwood’s evening economy a real boost.  Last November Lambeth council gave planning permission for a family friendly bar and restaurant at 294-296 Norwood Road -in the site of  This That and The Other store. Taking account of the flats above and nearby, the maximum opening hours were set as 9am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday and 9am to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred at Knowles site

Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred at Knowles site

Lambeth’s licencing committee will decide on the Antic’s licence details early in March.

If you have any views on the licence please get in touch with Labour Action team members  Cllr Jane Pickard  jpickard@lambeth.gov.uk  or Sonia Winifred ask@soniawinifred.co.uk

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Diabetes and young people

diabetes-group-launch-097Diabetes is usually thought of as a disease for older people but it can strike young people too. Sonia Winifred became involved with Diabetes UK when her teenage daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. With no local support for families and with help from Diabetes UK, she set up a local self help group to support families with young people living with diabetes. The group has grown into Diabetes UK Lambeth Lewisham and Southwark Family Support Group of which Sonia is Vice-chair. For more information see http://www.lslfamilysupportgroup.diabetesukgroup.org/home/home.asp or email dukllands@gmail.com

Sonia is also a Diabetes UK Community Champion in Lambeth working with black and minority ethnic communities where diabetes is more common. People from African and Caribbean communities are up to 3 times more at risk of developing diabetes and people from South Asian Communities are up to 6 times more at risk of developing diabetes. One in five people are unaware they have the condition.

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Sonia’s role as a Community Champion is to help people recognise the signs of diabetes and to encourage them to go for health checks. Early diagnosis is vital to reduce the risk of complications For more information contact ask@soniawinifred.co.uk

Sonia is also a member of the Lambeth Labour Action Team in West Norwood.

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Applying to start school

Sonia Winifred outside Julian's Primary School

Sonia Winifred outside Julian’s Primary School

Calling all families with 3 and 4 year old children born between 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010. There is tremedous demand for reception class places in London and in Lambeth the council has created dozens of new classes to meet demand. To help ensure families get one of their preferred school places they must apply before the deadline on Wednesday 14th January 2014. Its easy to apply online at: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/EducationLearning/SchoolsColleges/PrimarySchoolAdmissions20142015Entry.htm

Experts will be explaining how to apply for a reception place( for 3 and 4 year olds) in Julians School at 5.30pm on Thursday 14th November. All welcome. Julian’s School is Wolfington Road SE27 0JF.

A very popular local school, Julians is expanding from a 1-form entry school ( 30 children per year ) to a 5 form entry school over two sites .

Sonia Winifred, of Labour’s Action Team, says ” I work in a primary school and know how easy it is for parents with hectic lives to forget deadlines. Do remind friends and neighbours about the January 14th application deadline.”

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New plans for Nat West Bank Building

Sonia Winifred outside 270 Norwood Road

Sonia Winifred outside 270 Norwood Road

A local estate agent, Pedders Property, is behind new plans for the former  Nat West building on Norwood Road. To see the details look at Lambeth’s Planning web site  http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/ and quote  refs 13/04568 and 13/04569:

The site currently has A2 planning use  which covers banks, estate agents  and other money services.  If another estate agent wants to open up in West Norwood it must mean there are more people wanting to move into the neighbourhood!

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