Local resident commuters are forming a Friends of West Norwood Station group to try and improve the state of the environment at the station. First meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 1st November at The Great North Wood 3 Knights Hill SE27 0HS .
Work should be completed in the next 2 months on the final details of the plans for the new leisure centre and health centre for West Norwood on land at the end of Devane Way off Knights Hill opposite West Norwood station. The new government has confirmed its support earlier this year for the funding but the Treasury has just added another step to check the project.
It is hoped that this new hurdle will not add any significant delays so construction work can start early in 2012. Work is already in underway to tackle the Japanese knotweed on the site as this weed can grown through concrete! (Building work will be starting on the nearby new primary school in October.)
Route to planned leisure & health centre
The planned leisure centre includes a 25m swimming pool, dance studio and 100 station gym with a community meeting space. The health centre will have a GP practice, clinics and dentists. There will also be a Lambeth council customer service area . For more details see:
The council is now looking at improving the roads and pavements in West Norwood town centre between Tulse Hill station and West Norwood station. An early version of the plans will be on show at The Feast on Sunday 3rd July in St Lukes Gardens 10am to 4pm. Over the next few months there will be more chances for everyone to contribute to the improvement plans.
Norwood Road is eligible for funding by the London Mayor’s £50 million high street regeneration fund to strengthen the vibrancy and growth of London’s high streets and local areas.
Improving the environment of Norwood Road is an important part of the proposals in the West Norwood Masterplan and will help attract private sector investment into the area. Current public sector projects include the new primary school in Wolfington Road and the new leisure & health centre in Devane Way. The masterplan can be seen via Lambeth’s Future Norwood web. pages.
The plans to replace Norwood Hall with a new health centre, customer centre and a leisure centre which will include a swimming pool, gym & dance studio are moving ahead and will be soon be at the planning application stage.
To see the latest plans for the swimming pool just drop in to West Norwood Library on Thursday 10 December 10am to 8pm or Saturday 12 December 10am to 4pm .
For more details of the project see the council’s Future Norwood web pages.
Local people often say West Norwood is a neglected part of Lambeth. For the last two years , with the support of hundreds of local people, Tessa Jowell and local councillor Jackie Meldrum have been campaigning for a community swimming pool for the area. A new leisure health and customer centre will provide great local services and give the West Norwood local economy a real boost.
Norwood Hall is on Devane Way opposite West Norwood station. [Map]