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Fest Norwood round up

Fest Norwood drew to a close on 12 August with the final event courtesy of West Norwood Free Film Festival and their special festival screening of Phantom Thread at Volcano Coffee Works Café.
The festival ran over 10 days and featured more than 70 events, most of which were completely free. Celebrating the return of South London Theatre to its new, Heritage Lottery funded refurbished home at the Old Fire Station, the festival equally showcased much of the incredible breadth of arts, culture and physical activities across West Norwood.

London Fire Brigade: Fire Cadets Programme

London Fire Brigade has launched the Fire Cadets Programme for up to 16 young people – with the help of adult volunteers – in West Norwood from September 2018. You can recommend a young person or contact them about volunteering as an adult.

Fest Norwood, Wonder and the Norwood Forum

West Norwood’s brand new fringe style Arts Festival ‘Fest Norwood’ starts on 3 August for 10 (hopefully) glorious sunny days (3 – 12 August 2018).

Inspired by the return of the South London Theatre to its Heritage Lottery funded refurbished home in the Old Fire Station, the Fest Norwood programme features a huge variety of events and activities, many of them free, and all of them showcasing the very best that inspires our West Norwood community – and everyone is welcome.

Lammy Awards: health and care support

Do you know someone who goes the extra mile to provide exceptional health and care support? Make sure they’re recognised and nominate them for a Lammy Award today!

Launched by NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in 2015, the Lammy Awards are health and care awards set up to recognise people they seek to recognise NHS and council staff, health and care teams and individuals who live and work in the borough of Lambeth.

Veolia clean up

On 26 June 2018 Norwood Forum met representatives from Veolia: Jason Prentis (Communications, Education and Outreach) and Tony Cullip (Operations Manager) to discuss a list of environmental issues identified by Norwood Forum through a series of walkabouts.

Rathbone Youth Club - Summer events

As some of you may remember at the AGM of the Norwood Forum there was an award given to support an outing to London for the youth club.  About fifteen young people will be taken to London to visit a number of sites including the Tower of London, the Shard and the South Bank.  The outing will be part of Rathbone's Summer programme running from 23 July to 31 August and there will other activities including sports and recreation, youth clubs, art and music, and a sports day with other local youth groups.  Any young personaged from 11 to 19, and up to 25 for young people with additional needs,

West Norwood library: update

The Head of Lambeth Library Services (Susanna Barnes) and West Norwood Library Manager (Maria Kwofie) gave a presentation at the Norwood Forum AGM on progress and the expected opening of the new Library in the late summer 2018. They were naturally cagey about the exact date not wanting to tempt fate but were optimistic and excited about what the future months hold. The flooring is currently being laid, shelving to follow soon after and then the first tranche of books would be ordered.

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