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The world’s biggest annual fundraising swim raising funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie is on 29-31 March 2019. Thousands of swimmers across the UK will head to over 600 swimming pools to participate - 400m, 1.5k, 2.5k and 5k distances are available, along with the new Triple 5k challenge, so there’s something for all ages and abilities.

Locally, both West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre and Brockwell Lido are participating.


When: Friday 29 – Sunday 31 March 2019

Second Wave Brewing

West Norwood’s very own tap room is now open.  Founded in 2018 by two home brewers turned pro, they make only modern, bold and exciting beers with no compromise on quality of ingredients. Core and seasonal beers, together with guest beers, will be available. Four beers are being served initially:

Blue Plaques

London’s Blue Plaques are iconic. But the London Assembly is running a campaign to point out they are deeply unrepresentative of our city and to seek nominations to put this right.

Community and family projects

South London Theatre has a series of family events, school holiday workshops, activities for older people, and a writing group running until June. There is also an education programme underway – schools, youth or community groups are invited to book to attend a series of workshops.

Try before you bike

Thought about cycling but something or the other has stopped you? Lambeth Council has the scheme for you! Try before you bike could offer just the right solution: a number of bikes are available (from standard to folding to electric) and any necessary adaptations can be done if you have a disability or physical impairment.

Don’t let the many hills of our neighbourhood put you off.  You can always hop off and push your bike up hill. Cycling can be a great time saver, improve your health and be great fun.

Wrap up warm with lots of layers this season and get cycling.

Mistletoe isn’t just for Christmas

Lambeth’s Parks team want help growing more Mistletoe this new year as a food source for wild birds in winter and for scientific study. Mistletoe is quite rare in Lambeth, so as part of its Biodiversity Action Plan, Lambeth is working to encourage it to spread onto new host trees, as well as protecting trees where it’s already found.

Veg Power

Veg Power is a national campaign to help inspire young people into new eating habits. Instead of fast food and fizzy drinks they’ll see TV advertising for vegetables, backed up with lessons in schools, veggie messages on social media, and events.

80% of children and 95% of teenagers don’t eat enough vegetables. Lambeth Council is part of the new alliance to change the way we all eat and combat childhood obesity.