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Lambeth Community Events Training Programme

Applications to this training programme are now open, subject to eligibility.  The Community Events Training Programme aim is to deliver a training programme that builds on and further develops the skills and knowledge of our local community event organisers.  The training will also share best practise with regard to community safety, sustainability and community engagement. ​ Training is delivered by Lambeth Events staff (EventLambeth) with speakers from other Lambeth departments and external agencies.

Dementia Screenings

West Norwood Picturehouse has revamped its dementia-friendly screenings. A classic movie will be shown monthly on Thursday mornings.  All the info. is set below. Details of West Norwood Picturehouse screenings can be accessed via the link in the side bar under our events section or here.

The Start-ups in London Libraries programme

This programme includes sessions to be held at West Norwood Library. It is designed to help aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs from all walks of life to turn their business idea into a reality, or to elevate their new business to the next stage. Through a network of 10 London borough libraries, they deliver grass roots business support almost directly to your doorstep.

Whether you have always wanted to start a business, or have just taken your first steps into entrepreneurship, they will give you the skills, information and know-how you need to build a viable business.

Become a Community Connector

Community Connectors are local people who link others in their local community with activities and organisations that can help improve their quality of life. Lots of people in Lambeth do this naturally on a daily basis in unpaid capacities with no training or formal support, whilst others do it as part of a structured volunteering role in local community organisations.

Harpenden Road pocket garden

Norwood Forum committee members joined local gardeners to spruce up the circular bed on the corner of Harpenden and Norwood Roads.  Previously the space had been used as a private car park until it was converted by the Streetworks team into a green space maintained by the community.  Hopefully for drivers stuck at the temporary lights this will prove a pleasant distraction.  If anyone would like to adopt the bed and tend it on a regular basis do let us know: info@norwoodforum.org.  

Street trees in Norwood

Norwood Forum has been working with Lambeth Council and Open Orchard to identify planting opportunities to increase the number of trees in our area. The Forum is pleased that Lambeth Council is now funding the provision of new tree pits and street trees where pavements and roads are being renewed as part of their “Highways Improvement Scheme”.

Upper Norwood Library Hub Christmas Fair: stall holders sought

This winter the Upper Norwood Library Hub is hosting a Christmas Fair on 14 and 15 December 2019. This will include a Christmas Market, Handmade Games Arcade, fully licensed bar with mulled wine and mince pies, other food treats and of course a Santa’s Grotto. The focus will be on not only bringing people to shop but also to socialise.

Stall holders are sought selling Christmas gifts from handmade crafts, candles, beauty products, vintage wares and fashion, antiques, locally made chutneys/jams/cheese/beer plus art, Xmas wreaths/Christmas trees, Christmas decorations.

Norwood Road water mains works: important update

Norwood Forum has received a copy of the information letter being sent to all local residents (dated October 2019). We hope to be able to post more regular updates on progress with the works, dependent upon information being received from Thames Water in a timely manner. 

Around half of the new water pipe has now been laid, but Thames Water have amended the previously announced order of the works in the run up to Christmas: