• Norwood Forum


Norwood Forum AGM: Saturday 16 June (1pm)

Come to the Norwood Forum AGM to hear about the plans for the new West Norwood Library. Our current understanding is the Library and Cinema will open in late summer 2018. We will hear from the Head of Lambeth Libraries and the West Norwood Library Manager about their plans and the timescales. 

There will also be talks from local community groups including new initiatives and projects concerning youth, cultural and mental health

There will also be a short period of time spent on normal AGM business. 


Both the new zebra crossing by Harpenden Road and the pavement widening on a stretch of the Norwood Road have been criticised by some because it is felt that the consultations were not thorough enough and the concern that the reduction in parking on the main road will affect local businesses.  Many others have been very pleased with the improvements.  Norwood Forum is a participant in Streetworks and we believe that these changes were long overdue.  The wider pavements are more attractive for pedestrians, easier for mothers with buggies and arguably better for retailers who can now use the

Crystal Palace Festival: volunteering opportunities

Fun loving, flexible and free?

Your opportunity to help this festival take place. The Crystal Palace Festival runs from 11 – 17 June, and volunteers are sought in a variety of fields, ideally for six hours work.

Receive full training from industry professionals, have a fun filled shift while making new friends, be invited to regular social events and give something back to your community.

Volunteering applications

Festival events

Rathbone volunteering opportunities

Volunteers are sought for two exciting roles:

- new Board Trustees

- a fundraising volunteer

Rathbone has always received great support from our local community here in Norwood, and these roles are great opportunities to contribute to the operation and direction of this charity.

Full details are on the Rathbone website here.

There’s a great community spirit in West Norwood

Help make the area an even better place to live and work:

join the Norwood Forum Committee

We need your enthusiasm, time and willingness to get involved in the work of the Forum in connecting the local community and leading on real improvements across the Norwood area. 

New committee members bring fresh ideas, perspectives and skills, as well as enthusiasm to help the local community. What are you passionate about? We will want you to:

Wonder is putting together a ‘Guide of Community Assets’ and needs your help

What are ‘community assets’?
They are any ‘place’ – indoors or out – that could be used for an event. It could be for public events like workshops or live music nights, or it could be for private events such as a wedding reception or a surgery. The guide will list everything you need to know – location, resources available such as kitchen or kettle/chairs and tables, access information including parking, contact details and, of course, cost.

Lambeth Council elections: results

The results are in, and Labour has been returned to power in Lambeth and retains a strong position in Norwood. As a whole in Lambeth the breakdown of the total 63 seats (= 63 Councillors) were:

Labour:            57 seats   (-1)

Greens:             5 seats   (+4)

Conservatives:  1 seat     (-2)

And the results for Norwood were............

Gipsy Hill


Fest Norwood 2018

Last year South London Theatre (SLT) announced that they would bring an arts festival to West Norwood and its community on returning to their Old Fire Station home. The newly restored SLT Fire Station and its theatre will be at the heart of this open-access 10 day multi-arts festival, with satellite events taking place all across West Norwood.

The festival dates are Friday 3 - Sunday 12 August 2018.

The core values of the festival are:

Lambeth Council Elections

Thursday 3 May 2018: don’t forget to vote! Polling stations are open from 7am right through until 10pm, but don’t leave it late - there’s often queuing in the evenings.

Local elections are being held across the borough to elect all 63 councillors to serve on Lambeth Council. Locally, there are elections for the Gipsy Hill, Knights Hill and Thurlow Park wards.

How do I know where to vote?