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Pride month

Lambeth Council is marking Pride month with a series of events:

All Alone, Together

 An Initiative by the Upper Norwood Library Hub working in partnership with local artists, and funded by Arts Council England. They are looking to commission a diversity of local artists with exciting and high-quality content for live-streaming and where possible in the library hub when it re-opens. 

National Open Garden Scheme

This year’s open garden scheme has both pre-booked and on-line gardens. Where gardens are open, pre-booking is essential; pre-paid tickets will be available from Monday each week for all gardens open over the following ten days.

West Norwood Library to reopen?

We understand that the Council's current intention is to re-open four to six libraries from mid-July, depending on progress with the Government’s relaxation of the lockdown, and the practical limitations of each library's layout. 

Initial indications are that book loans will be on a click-and-collect basis, with titles ordered by phone or on-line, with only the librarians having access to the books.  Internet access via the library computers will be by prior appointment only, with priority for those needing them for work purposes. Events will not return for some while.

Gipsy Hill Lamp-Post Banner Competition Winners

The Friends of Gipsy Hill have announced the winners of their recent banner competition (see picture below). The four selected entries will be displayed on the two double sided lamp post banners on the entrance to Gipsy Road, off the Paxton roundabout. First prize goes to Matt King, with a meal for two at Manuel’s.

Zoom course: the basics for adults with learning disabilities and autism

Clear Community Web are running two online sessions for adults with learning disabilities and autism on some of the basic features of zoom to enable participants to access social groups and classes. The classes are free and one to one assistance the day before to help download Zoom if this assistance is required.

Coronavirus: meeting people from outsde your housesold

Easy to understand guidance explaining how you can now see people you do not live with, while protecting yourself and others from coronavirus, has been published by the Government. This includes the new advice on single adult household support bubbles. If you need further advice, these FAQs should help.