• Norwood Forum


Council Estate residents: summer placement scheme

Homes for Lambeth are running a paid internships summer placement scheme, for either six  or 12 weeks. This is for young people not currently in paid work elsewhere, with priority to those living on estates that Homes for Lambeth is due to rebuild. 

COVID-19 survey - young people

The Lambeth Pulse Survey aims to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on Lambeth residents and identify ways in which the Council can effectively provide support to residents going forward. To ensure the success of this research and the representativeness of the findings, Lambeth Council and a research company aim to speak to 2000 adults and 200 young people. So far a significant number of responses have been received from adults but more participation is needed from young people (ages 11-17).   

Cycle hangers

Lambeth Council will install cycle hangers in our streets where there is a demand, but we understand from a local resident that there is a two year waiting list and that Council residents in blocks of flats have been advised that communal spaces in flats can no longer be used to store bikes etc.

Vale Street Reuse and Recycling centre: new arrangements for pedestrians

We were pleased to see a local resident has successfully lobbied the Council in reopening the recycling centre to pedestrians. This issue was raised with Councillor Matthew Bennett who advised that the Council has now agreed the following protocol with Veolia (who run the centre):

Local residents wishing to deposit waste should first approach a Veolia member of staff on the front gate at Vale Street with proof of residency and a description of the waste they want to dispose of.

Norwood shops and the easing of lockdown

The Government is attempting to gradually ease the Coronavirus lockdown in England and under Covid-19 Secure guidelines social distancing will continue as a mean to protect shoppers and workers.   One of the early changes was the reopening of garden centres such as Floral Hall on Norwood Road from 13 May as the risk of transmission of the virus was seen as "lower in these outdoor and more open spaces".

Windsor Grove scrap metal application: you have until Friday 5 June 2020 to object

Hopefully you have all read about the Southwark Metals proposal and have come to the same conclusion as us and the other community groups involved in fighting this planning application: it would disastrous for West Norwood because of the increase in traffic and mostly from huge lorries, as well as many other reasons.. NAG estimate that the total of site vehicle movements would be around 60,000 each year.  Within a six mile radius that's around 350,000 vehicle miles every year in and around our neighbourhood. 130 tonnes of scrap metal in and out every day – 35,000 tonnes per year.