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Barnardo’s Supported Lodgings programme

Barnado's are looking for people that have a spare room and time to support a young person to become hosts – and provide lodgings for a vulnerable care leaver at a crucial time in their life. We know that a supportive and stable home environment can make a huge difference to their chances of moving on successfully and we offer training, ongoing support and weekly payments to our hosts.

Your local policing team meetings

Your local Policing Teams will be holding regular Community Contact Sessions as set out below. This is a great opportunity to speak to your local police officers to voice any concerns or issues. 

Gipsy Hill

All at Volcano Café, 40 Martell Rd, London SE21 8EN:

Wednesday 10 January 2018 12noon-1pm

Wednesday 17 January 2018 12noon-1pm

Tuesday 23 January 2018 11am-12noon

Streatham South

Norwood Forum emails and website

We hope you like our new website! Our intention is this revamped website will become a vauable resource for our Norwood community. We will publish all the latest news and events happening in Norwood - all things Norwood including regeneration, public meetings, local businesses, what's going on, and where to eat, shop and meet up together.  This new website then is the place to look when you want to track down that local event, item of news or where to go in Norwood.

As always, let us know about events and news so we can keep everyone in the loop.

Dead Sun - West Norwood Cemetery

West Norwood Cemetery is one location for BBC One's pre-apocalyptic crime drama “Hard Sun” which starts on Saturday 7 January.

South London Theatre

South London Theatre hopes to return to West Norwood in the spring of 2018. Hard hat tours of the Old Fire Station are to be organised shortly as the conversion works enter the final six months. Keep an eye on their website.

Strictly comes to West Norwood

In November, Strictly Come Dancing featured a short video of Aston Merrygold and his professional partner Janette Manrara practicing their paso doble at West Norwood Cemetery.  Aston Merrygold is a singer-songwriter (remember JLS?), dancer and TV personality. The opportunity to practice in the Cemetery clearly inspired the couple as they ended the evening in second place. The choice of Cemetery was most appropriate as Eric Morley, creator of the precursor of Strictly – “Come Dancing”, is buried there.

Boundary Commission latest proposals

Did you make comments last November on the Boundary Commission proposals to split West Norwood into two constituencies? If you felt this was an absurd idea, the published latest proposals show your views have not been adopted, and the Commission cannot even be bothered to let you know.

The Boundary Commission is still proposing to split up the Norwood wards into two separate parliamentary constituencies giving us two different MPs, though the detail has changed: