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Lambeth Libraries are closing from 12 January 2021

Statement from Lambeth Libraries at 1pm today, 11 January 2021:
Lambeth Libraries regrets to inform you that due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in London we have taken the decision to close all Lambeth Libraries until the situation improves. For our digital services and online events please visit lambeth.gov.uk/libraries

They have just confirmed this includes access to Library computers.

GNK Planning Appeal

Norwood Action Group and Norwood Forum have jointly objected to the current planning appeal by GNK on Norwood High Street. GNK is currently operating in contravention of their own plan to manage their own and customer's traffic and instead have chosen to use their yard for other purposes. The parking and movement of vehicles on Norwood High Street is continuing to cause congestion that impacts buses, general traffic, pedestrians and cyclists. As stated in our conclusion:

Census 2021: introduction

The census is coming. By taking part, you can help inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport.The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years. It gives a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales – the most detailed information we have about our society.

Lambeth Libraries events January 2021

The Lambeth Libraries January update including services that remain open during Lockdown 3 and a vast range of online provision, events and activities:

A happy New Year from Lambeth Libraries

Hill, Brook and Dale Patient Engagement Group

The first meeting of the Patient Engagement Group (PEG) for the Hill, Brook and Dale Primary Care Network (HBD PCN) is to be held at mid-day on 10 February. The HBD PCN includes the Knights Hill, Herne Hill, Brixton Hill, Deerbrook and Northwood GP Practices). The intention is to record the meeting for viewing by those unable to attend.

Volunteering opportunities this week

This week's opportunites are set out below. Volunteering in locations that are Covid-protected, in roles that cannot be done from home, is allowed under the lockdown but please only consider roles that are close to home that you can travel to safely. Please read the government guidelines; you must stay home unless the listed exceptionsa pply - which includes volunteering.

Rapid testing for Covid-19 if you have no symptoms

Around one in three people with Covid-19 do not have any symptoms, but they can still pass it on. You can get a quick free test at a local site in Lambeth to check if you have Covid-19, with results usually returned to you within an hour. 

Get healthy!

Use the lockdown to get healthy - you won't be alone. An England-wide survey of over 5,000 adults found that 80% of people aged over 18 have made the decision to change their lifestyle in 2021, with seven in 10 adults saying that they are motivated to make healthier lifestyle changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

National Lockdown - Stay at Home and what you can and cannot do

England has moved into a national lockdown because Covid-19 cases are continuing to rise rapidly across the country and urgent action is being taken to save lives and protect the National Health Service. The Stay at Home requirement has been reinforced; you must stay in the local area for the few purposes for which you are permitted to go out. You should read the government advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus to understand what you can and cannot do whilst we live under this national lockdown as there are some differences from previous arrangements.

Volunteering opportunities this week

This week there are volunteering opportunities with Lambeth Education, AgeUK and the Bright Morning Star Prisons and Homeless Outreach. Even under Tier 4, volunteering safely is allowed - more information is available from https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/coronavirus-volunteering - and the volunteer co-ordinators for the roles below all confirm that volunteers will be in settings that meet coronavirus safety standards and will adapt to all or any further restrictions as needed.