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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:

West Norwood Cemetery: Green Flag Award

West Norwood Cemetery first entered the Green Flag Award scheme (www.greenflagaward.org) in 2016 and has continued to be a holder of this prestigious award in each successive year. It was judged in May 2018 by two experienced Green Flag Award judges who were suitably impressed by its rich heritage, biodiversity and community involvement, which was evident in how the cemetery was laid out, being used and maintained.

Norwood Road: Thames Water survey works until 14.12.18

Thames Water has written to local residents to advise they have started survey works on Norwood Road from Robson Road (West Norwood end) to the junction with Christchurch Road (south circular road; Tulse Hill gyratory).

The current survey works will be carried out overnight (10pm-5am) Sunday to Thursday in stages and should be completed by Friday 14 December.

Thames Water states they may need to turn off the water supply at local addresses, but if so they will advise in writing beforehand.

Draft Review of Lambeth Local Plan: make your comments

We have reported on two occasions about the ongoing draft review of the Lambeth Local Plan. This revised Local Plan will set out the vision for the development of the borough for the next 15 years (at least in theory).

In our last website news story we invited questions about the draft plan as we had arranged a meeting with Lambeth Council planning and transport officers, Councillors and other invited local groups as there were a number of areas where we wanted clarity. We provide links to the Lambeth Council consultation page and key documents below.

Have your say on Lambeth's Draft Transport Strategy

Lambeth Council wants your views on the Draft Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan. The consultation is open until 17 December.

The Transport Strategy sets out the borough’s policies and ambitions for the coming 20 years. The Local Implementation Plan (LIP) adds further detail, setting out how the borough will deliver the outcomes of the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy and includes a costed 3-year delivery plan.

Have your say on Lambeth Council’s Budget

Councils face unprecedented challenges over the next five years: increasing and changing demand for services while facing continued budget cuts until the mid-2020s. Most Council spending supports our most vulnerable residents.

Although difficult decisions will be required, with the Council’s capacity for growth and change, a diverse and dynamic population, and a position at the centre of one of the world’s great cities, Lambeth states it is well placed to develop a local economy that can support our vulnerable residents.

Draft Review of Lambeth Local Plan

Lambeth Council’s Local Plan sets out the vision for the development of the borough for the next 15 years - but some updates are needed to ensure it is in line with national planning law and policy and the Mayor of London’s London Plan. The current consultation on draft changes runs until 17 December.  We published an article on our website on this on 30 October.

Only ask for what you need

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group is asking people to help reduce the cost of medicines waste. People on repeat prescriptions are being asked to avoid stockpiling medicines by checking how much medicine they have at home before asking for more.

It is estimated that £90 million of unused prescription medicines are kept in people's homes. Every prescription costs the NHS money, even if a prescription charge is paid. Unused prescription medicine costs the NHS around £300 million each year. This is money that could be spent on vital NHS services.