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Lambethans Society: closing down arrangements

The Annual General Meeting on 30 November agreed that the Lambethans Society would close.  Alternative arrangements are set out below.

Summer Walks series: Several societies and friends groups provide the walks, with shared publicity organised by the Lambeth Local History Forum.  A printed list of walks will be available at Lambeth libraries or from the amenity societies listed below by April.

Local anger about proposed Brockwell Park festivals

Proposals for two three-day festivals in Brockwell Park this year with up to 40,000 people a day, with protracted set-up and build down times have generated an unprecedented wave of protest from local communities and park groups.

Field Day and LoveBox have both submitted plans for three day ticketed festivals in the park, Field Day in early June, LoveBox in July and back-to-back with the Lambeth Country Show. This would add up to eight major event days in the park at a time when the park is at its busiest and families who do not go away during the summer holidays need it most.

Barnardo’s Supported Lodgings programme

Barnado's are looking for people that have a spare room and time to support a young person to become hosts – and provide lodgings for a vulnerable care leaver at a crucial time in their life. We know that a supportive and stable home environment can make a huge difference to their chances of moving on successfully and we offer training, ongoing support and weekly payments to our hosts.

Your local policing team meetings

Your local Policing Teams will be holding regular Community Contact Sessions as set out below. This is a great opportunity to speak to your local police officers to voice any concerns or issues. 

Gipsy Hill

All at Volcano Café, 40 Martell Rd, London SE21 8EN:

Wednesday 10 January 2018 12noon-1pm

Wednesday 17 January 2018 12noon-1pm

Tuesday 23 January 2018 11am-12noon

Streatham South

Norwood Forum emails and website

We hope you like our new website! Our intention is this revamped website will become a vauable resource for our Norwood community. We will publish all the latest news and events happening in Norwood - all things Norwood including regeneration, public meetings, local businesses, what's going on, and where to eat, shop and meet up together.  This new website then is the place to look when you want to track down that local event, item of news or where to go in Norwood.

As always, let us know about events and news so we can keep everyone in the loop.

Dead Sun - West Norwood Cemetery

West Norwood Cemetery is one location for BBC One's pre-apocalyptic crime drama “Hard Sun” which starts on Saturday 7 January.

South London Theatre

South London Theatre hopes to return to West Norwood in the spring of 2018. Hard hat tours of the Old Fire Station are to be organised shortly as the conversion works enter the final six months. Keep an eye on their website.

Strictly comes to West Norwood

In November, Strictly Come Dancing featured a short video of Aston Merrygold and his professional partner Janette Manrara practicing their paso doble at West Norwood Cemetery.  Aston Merrygold is a singer-songwriter (remember JLS?), dancer and TV personality. The opportunity to practice in the Cemetery clearly inspired the couple as they ended the evening in second place. The choice of Cemetery was most appropriate as Eric Morley, creator of the precursor of Strictly – “Come Dancing”, is buried there.