Ben from WN Free film festival
Back for its 3rd year is the West Norwood Free Film Festival at various venues around the town centre .
Run by volunteers there is a different film shown every evening ( except Good Friday 26/4) in venues across West Norwood. For the programme and bookings: https://www.freefilmfestivals.org/filmfestival/west-norwood/
If you missed the shorts shown at Picturehouse on Sunday you can see online “Suburban Week-end” a film of West Norwood in 1949 :
The Free Film Festival finale will be Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse shown outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre on Saturday 27th April at sunset.
The festival is sponsored by local businesses: BonVelo, Stapleton Long, O Girasol and Station to Station
Parking bays on Devane Way
Parking is very limited in Devane Way SE27 – the road leading up to West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre. Most people access the centre on foot.
Next week the parking bays will be repainted to clearly indicate where parking is permitted for up to 10 minutes. Parking enforcement teams will visit from time to time. They will issue tickets to vehicles they see parked for over 10 minutes.
Barrier with buzzer
There are 5 parking spaces for blue badge holders right outside the Health & Leisure Centre. Anyone with limited mobility who needs to park or be dropped off must use the buzzer beside the barrier to speak to reception.
New play equipment for children aged 5 to 11 is due to be added to the play
are outside our Leisure Centre in time for summer 2019 .
Do let us know which are your favourite play items. Please come along to the
consultation drop on Thursday 14th February between 3.30pm and 5.30pm in the
Community Room at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27
Or complete the online survey at:
Deadline is 11pm Friday 1st March
West Norwood Feast last April
The first Feast Day in 2018 is 1st April – Easter Sunday. From April to December the first Sunday of every month is a West Norwood Feast markets day- run by volunteers.
Markets & activities are at Artisans’ Market (Chatsworth Way SE24 9HR), Food Fair (in the garden of St Luke’s church SE27 0DT), Retro Village (Rosebery’s 74-76 Knight’s Hill SE27 0JD), Family Hub (outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF) and Fresh & Green (along Norwood Road from the corner of York Hill SE27 9AF). And lots of free musical entertainments too!!
For details see: http://westnorwoodfeast.com/blog/
And if you haven’t taken a cemetery guided tour yet – its 2.30pm on 1st April – meet at the main gate. [ https://www.fownc.org/events/ ]
Our park covered in snow
The council is proposing some changes to the park beside the leisure centre: fencing off the children’s play area to keep out dogs, bringing back meadow flower beds and a new shrub flower bed.
Drop in on Thursday 22nd March between 3pm and 6pm to the community room at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre SE27 0DF to have your say or before the deadline of Friday 6th April go online at:
Volunteering fair in January
Come along to the second Community & Volunteering Fair at West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre SE27 0DF on Tuesday 13th June between 3.30pm & 5.30pm . The first Fair held in January was a great success.
Find out about local volunteering opportunities and meet community groups working in our area. All welcome.
If your group is interested in having a space at the Fair please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop in to the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre on Monday 23rd January 2017 and have a chat with our local voluntary organisations. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and learn new skills.
If your organisation would like to have a presence at the Fair please email asap: email@example.com
Alison of The Horns Tavern
The Horns Tavern , 40 Knights Hill SE27 0JD , the oldest pub in West Norwood, has just opened a beer garden. Alison, the landlady, is adding fruit smoothies to the menu so you can pop in after a session at the Leisure Centre! And for the summer there is a BBQ every weekend lunchtime.
The new pool for West Norwood
The West Norwood Leisure Centre which includes the swimming pool, is to open in July. The operators, GLL, have stated that they will be ready to open the leisure side of West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre on the morning of Monday July 28. The rest of the centre facilities will open over the following couple of months. See http://love.lambeth.gov.uk/west-norwood-health-and-leisure-centre-to-open-on-28-july/.
For jobs at the new leisure & health centre (due to open Spring 2014) visit the Jobs Fair on Tuesday 4th March between 1pm and 4pm at Portico Gallery 23 Knights Hill SE27 0HS. To get a list of vacancies and to pre-book an interview email your name, postcode and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org . Employers expected to be at the Job Fair include: GLL, Cofely (formerly Balfour Beatty) and NHS services within the new West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre due to open Spring 2014.