• Norwood Forum


West Norwood town centre: dumped rubbish and pavement cleaning

Over the past nine months or so, Norwood Forum has been raising the poor cleanliness of the West Norwood town centre with Veolia (the Council’s contractor), Council officers, Councillors, and Station to Station.  The stretch of pavement opposite West Norwood station had become a 24/7 dumping ground for local commercial and domestic waste, and this in turn attracted regular domestic and builder’s waste from elsewhere. Waste was apparently put out on the pavement in unsuitable containers and next to litter bins on Norwood Road, and this resulted in staining of the new pavements.

Brockwell Hall restoration project gets cash boost

The restoration of Brockwell Hall – the centrepiece of Lambeth’s Brockwell Park – has moved a step closer after the council were successful in a funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).The £387,500 grant will fund detailed design and feasibility work looking at transforming Brockwell Hall into a venue for weddings and corporate bookings, food and drink, exhibitions and community meetings and events.

A further HLF application will follow with the aim of securing funds to deliver the project.

Lambeth Council: two rent free community spaces

Lambeth Council has recently announced an amazing opportunity to lease two community spaces from the council totally rent free. They are looking for organisations who will benefit the local community to lease either Dexter’s Adventure Playground (Brixton) or Larkhall One O’Clock Club (Stockwell) from the council.

Have your say on Lambeth’s Budget

Further to our earlier story, Lambeth Council’s consultation programme on its budget for the next four years is now underway. The Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance states:

“This is a hugely challenging and important financial strategy, outlining how we propose to make the further £43m of savings required following central government cuts, while still providing the vital services that residents expect and that look after the most vulnerable people in our borough.

London Mayor plan: Vision Zero to eliminate deaths on London's roads

The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have today published London’s first ‘Vision Zero’ action plan, which sets out bold and ambitious plans to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London’s transport network. Each year more than 2,000 people are killed or seriously injured on London’s streets, taking a devastating toll on the people involved, their families and communities across the capital. The Plan includes:

Project Smith: Community Connectors Training Course

  • Want to be healthier, happier and live longer?
  • Want to make a difference in your local community?
  • Want to learn new skills to improve your health and wellbeing?

Project Smith Community Connectors is all about people living in Lambeth who want to get involved in improving health and wellbeing where they live. 

Knights Hill consultation – Our Streets

Earlier this year Lambeth Council invited the local community in Knights Hill Ward to say where and how local streets could be made better under the Our Streets programme: “The main focus of Our Streets is on speed limits and traffic calming; parking and loading arrangements; crossing points; car clubs; cycling facilities; public realm improvements; seating; bins; greenery; signage and removal of street clutter. However, we encourage residents to raise wider concerns.”

West Norwood Library & Picturehouse

Both our fantastic new library and cinema have laid on regular classes and special film showings for our local community.  Here’s a flavour of what’s going on but do always check before travelling.

At the Picturehouse: