The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has published its draft of changes to ward boundaries to come into effect in 2022. The aim of the changes for each elected councillor to represent about the same number of resident electors. The LGBCE will be presenting its findings at an online meeting on Thursday 11th March 6pm to 7pm. To take part book your place here. For the West Norwood area the LGBCE has proposed:
a new ward named St Martins (2 cllrs) around Tulse Hill station
renamed Thurlow Park as Rosendale (2 cllrs)
moved some of Gipsy Hill ward (2cllrs) into Knights Hill ward (3 cllrs) .
Residents, businesses, the council and political parties input a large number of suggestions to the LGBCE review of Lambeth. The council and others requested changes to wards named after people involved in slavery eg Lord Thurlow.
If you have comments on the boundaries or the names please do get in touch with LGBCE by 12th April. For details go to the LGBCE website here.
Admiral are in the slot machine business and have applied for planning permission to turn the empty Ladbrokes betting shop, on the one-way system at Tulse Hill, into an “adult gaming centre” for over-18s.
Both betting shops & adult gaming have the same planning use – “sui generis” – so there is no change of use.
What the planning decision will take into account is matters such as: an active shop front adding to the vibrancy of the area around Tulse Hill train station; any impact on transport; any impact on crime & anti-social behaviour; any impact on “amenity” or character of the area and immediate neighbours.
To comment on this application before the decision is made please go online to the Lambeth Planning portal and use ref 20/02984 for 172-176 Norwood Rd SE27 9AZ. The decision is due to be made at the end of December.
Over 20% of the adult gaming centres in the UK are part of Luxury Leisure Talarius which uses the Admiral brand. Admiral say they offer the ultimate gaming experience, showcasing the best casino and classic slot games available on both the most technologically advanced slot machines and traditional “fruit machines.”
Local Labour councillors from Thurlow Park ward have already objected to Admiral’s planning application.
If Admiral get the go-ahead they will also need to advertise when they apply for a gambling license. This licensing process gives local people 28 days to comment.
Thames Water have revised their plans for Norwood Road again and will now not finish until 19th August 2020. The works are considered essential works so they are continuing during lockdown but at a slower pace due to social distancing.
The last 200m of mains pipes from Chatsworth Way to Robson Road will not be completed by Thames Water. Live waste water and other pipes have been found too close to the water main making it too difficult to replace the main.
Currently we have 2 sets of lane closures on Norwood Road controlled by traffic lights. Norwood Road at Knights Hill end will be re-opened to two-way traffic from the evening of Friday 24tH April. The traffic lights for the single lane outside Texaco garage will stay till the end of June.
The final stage of the mains replacement project will attach the 630m of new pipe to the main at Tulse Hill , involving a temporary diversion of the main so there is no disruption to the water supply. So from Monday 27th April there be lane closures again on Tulse Hill near its junction with Perran Road and some bus diversions around the one-way system. .
Robson Road will remain closed to north/west bound traffic. So the Herne Hill bound 322 bus will remain on diversion.
Thames Water intend to deliver a letter very soon with details of their plans to all households in the local area.
Thames Water is a private company owned by a series of investment companies through Kemble Water Holdings Ltd. It is regulated under the Water Industry Act 1991.
On Wednesday 25th January at 7.15am a young woman was involved in a traffic collision on Thurlow Park Road near Birkbeck Hill SE21 8JS not far from the Tulse Hill one –way system.
She was taken to hospital by air ambulance but tragically died the following day.
Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision who has any information. Please call 020 8543 5157 or send a twitter message to @MetCC.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Businesses in West Norwood and Tulse Hill have just published plans for a Business Improvement District (BID). The launch at The Great North Wood pub was attended by local businesses and those from other BIDS in Lambeth. During May 2016 businesses in West Norwood and Tulse Hill confirm their voting details and ballot papers go out at the end of June with a closing date of 27th July 2016.
BID activities will be funded by a 1.5% levy on businesses with a rateable value of £6k or more.
Residents in Tulse Hill have come together to apply to the council to designate Tulse Hill area as a Neighbourhood Plan area under the Tulse Hill Forum. Neighbourhood planning powers give local residents a stronger voice in planning . There is now a 6 week statutory consultation period ending 5th December. Please send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about the process of Neighbourhood Planning come to a training session on Monday 2nd November 12.30 to 3pm at St Martins Scout Hut, High Trees SW2 3PU ( opposite Sheppard House near Upper Tulse Hill). The training covers the role of a Planning Forum and the process of creating a Neighbourhood Plan. All welcome and lunch provided .
On Thursday 26th November residents are coming together for a “Visioning the future for Tulse Hill event” and setting up a Steering Group. This session is 6.30-8.30pm in Jubilee Hall, Tulse Hill estate SW2 2LU (halfway between Craster Rd & Leander Rd entrances).
The first StreetWorks workshop is in the evening on Tuesday 15th September. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help re-design your neighbourhood around Norwood Road. No experience necessary. Just come along at 6.30pm to the Salvation Army Hall at 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW . More workshops on upgrading Norwood Road are planned for Tuesday evenings on 13th October, 10th November and 8th December – same place & time. The workshops are interactive & informal with refreshments.
StreetWorks is a community led £7 million project funded by Transport for London (TfL) to firstly improve the street around Norwood Road and then to change the one way system at Tulse Hill.