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West Norwood Cemetery: HLF bid successful!

Some very good news indeed for West Norwood Cemetery and the local community; a £4.6m grant has been securred from the National Lottery for investment in the Cemetery:



In November 2018 an application was received by Lambeth to demolish the existing funeral directors and beauty salon at 382a – 384 Norwood Road and erect a two to four-storey building with basement to create two commercial units and 12 residential units.

Tulse Hill gyratory system

Transport for London (TfL) are faced with funding difficulties and are not able to commit to the removal of the Tulse Hill gyratory system.  They are happy to continue with the design and modelling stages over the next 3 - 6 months and prepare the business case but the project will then be put on hold.  TfL say they may reprioritise the Tulse Hill project if circumstances change but this is of course unpredictable.

Major roadworks on Norwood Road

Thames Water are planning to replace mains in West Norwood which could involve digging a trench down Norwood Road, from Palace Road to Robson Road, creating traffic havoc for many months.

The work is scheduled to begin in March 2019 however it is unlikely that all the necessary approvals and checks will have been made in time and May+ is more realistic.  The work could take 3 – 6 months and possibly longer.  In a worst case scenario buses will be diverted, two-way traffic staggered and pedestrians inconvenienced. There will also be a serious impact on local businesses.

West Norwood town centre: dumped rubbish and pavement cleaning

Over the past nine months or so, Norwood Forum has been raising the poor cleanliness of the West Norwood town centre with Veolia (the Council’s contractor), Council officers, Councillors, and Station to Station.  The stretch of pavement opposite West Norwood station had become a 24/7 dumping ground for local commercial and domestic waste, and this in turn attracted regular domestic and builder’s waste from elsewhere. Waste was apparently put out on the pavement in unsuitable containers and next to litter bins on Norwood Road, and this resulted in staining of the new pavements.

Brockwell Hall restoration project gets cash boost

The restoration of Brockwell Hall – the centrepiece of Lambeth’s Brockwell Park – has moved a step closer after the council were successful in a funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).The £387,500 grant will fund detailed design and feasibility work looking at transforming Brockwell Hall into a venue for weddings and corporate bookings, food and drink, exhibitions and community meetings and events.

A further HLF application will follow with the aim of securing funds to deliver the project.

Lambeth Council: two rent free community spaces

Lambeth Council has recently announced an amazing opportunity to lease two community spaces from the council totally rent free. They are looking for organisations who will benefit the local community to lease either Dexter’s Adventure Playground (Brixton) or Larkhall One O’Clock Club (Stockwell) from the council.