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West Norwood Library & Picturehouse

At last the opening date for the new West Norwood Library and Picturehouse on Norwood High Street, next door to the West Norwood Cemetery, has been confirmed - Friday 9 November 2018

The new facility is expected to provide "a wonderful resource for learning, culture and entertainment, with a fully stocked and staffed town centre library with excellent facilities and technology alongside a cinema and bar, with community meeting space and employment opportunities."  

More news will follow as soon as we have it! 

Windrush compensation scheme

The public consultation period on the proposed government scheme of compensation for the Windrush generation, who have faced difficulties in demonstrating their lawful status under the immigration system, will close on 16 November at 5pm.

Free trees from The Mayor for mass planting weekend

The Mayor is inviting Londoners, schools and local community groups to apply for 49,000 free trees as part of a mass planting of 75,000 trees over the weekend of Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December. The event is being organised by the Mayor of London as part of his plan to help make the capital become a National Park City and to help mark National Tree Week

Changes to Bus Services: TfL consultation

TfL are consulting on proposed big changes to bus services in central London. The only local route directly affected is the number 3 down South Croxted Road which will no longer go beyond Whitehall. However there will be other implications for West Norwood; for instance the 68 will get a lot busier between Holborn and Camberwell as the 171 is being withdrawn north of Elephant & Castle.

Rathbone Youth Club - Sessional youth workers needed

Rathbone Youth Club, based at the Old Library on Knights Hill, has been successful in getting a grant from the Home Office Anti-Knife Crime Community Fund.  As a result they are recruiting sessional youth workers to be based in West Norwood.

Nature Vibezzz need help to research Knights Hill Wood and Tivoli Park

Nature Vibezzz has been awarded a grant from the National Heritage Lottery to create a Memories, Heritage and Community of Knights Hill Woods and Tivoli Park project and as part of the project they are looking to research the historic and natural heritage of the site and are looking for people to share their memories of Knights Hill Woods, Tivoli Park and the local area.

Station to Station update

Station to Station is the Business Improvement District (“BID”) for West Norwood and Tulse Hill.  Formed in July 2016 the BID has the aim of improving the local area and is funded and run by local businesses, with a small part time team managing its projects. They have a number of projects on the go and below is a quick update on a few of them.  

Fest Norwood round up

Fest Norwood drew to a close on 12 August with the final event courtesy of West Norwood Free Film Festival and their special festival screening of Phantom Thread at Volcano Coffee Works Café.
The festival ran over 10 days and featured more than 70 events, most of which were completely free. Celebrating the return of South London Theatre to its new, Heritage Lottery funded refurbished home at the Old Fire Station, the festival equally showcased much of the incredible breadth of arts, culture and physical activities across West Norwood.

London Fire Brigade: Fire Cadets Programme

London Fire Brigade has launched the Fire Cadets Programme for up to 16 young people – with the help of adult volunteers – in West Norwood from September 2018. You can recommend a young person or contact them about volunteering as an adult.