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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.

Crystal Palace Festival: volunteering opportunities

Fun loving, flexible and free?

Your opportunity to help this festival take place. The Crystal Palace Festival runs from 15 – 23 June, and volunteers are sought in a variety of fields, ideally for six hours work.

Receive full training from industry professionals, have a fun filled shift while making new friends, be invited to regular social events and give something back to your community.

Volunteering applications

Crystal Palace International Film Festival

The 10th anniversary.  CPIFF screens films from all over the globe with food and drink in venues, including the Everyman Cinema Crystal Palace, West Norwood Picturehouse, Stanley Halls and Anerley Town Hall. With remarkable film quality, each night is a social event to remember and a one time opportunity to catch most of these incredible films. Lots of film makers fly in from around the world for Q&As.

Film schedule here

When: Thursday 7 – Saturday 30 March 2019

Where: venues all over Crystal Palace and West Norwood

West Norwood Free Film Festival returns in April

At Norwood Forum we’re all looking forward very much to the return in April of the free film festival. What recent releases or classics will be chosen this year? Perhaps a chance to see those films subject to a very limited theatrical release – Roma or the Ballad of Buster Scruggs?

In the meantime, there’s a call out to all short film makers:

West Norwood Cemetery: HLF bid successful!

Some very good news indeed for West Norwood Cemetery and the local community; a £4.6m grant has been securred from the National Lottery for investment in the Cemetery:



In November 2018 an application was received by Lambeth to demolish the existing funeral directors and beauty salon at 382a – 384 Norwood Road and erect a two to four-storey building with basement to create two commercial units and 12 residential units.