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Is there another election brewing?

Lambeth Council has sent out the annual Household Enquiry Forms “HEFs”. Look out for an envelope like the attached.  Its easiest to respond on line - using the security codes in the letter. You must respond to make sure you will remain on next year’s electoral register and therefore eligible to vote, and to correct any errors. Do not lose your vote.

To register for the first time, there’s a simple on-line process which will take five minutes.  

Lammy Awards

Health and care awards set up in Lambeth to recognise people who go the extra mile to provide exceptional health and care support, the Lammy Awards were first launched by NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in 2015. They seek to recognise NHS and council staff, health and care teams and individuals who live and work in the borough.

 The CCG states:

Lambeth Heritage Festival

The seventh edition runs throughout September and aims to open up the history of Lambeth’s people and places to make them relevant and interesting for residents and visitors. There are talks, films, music, exhibitions, walks and workshops. Locally, there are four events:

  • Sunday 1 September at 2:30pm:  the monthly Friends of West Norwood Cemetery walk

Meet inside main entrance arch of the Cemetery, West Norwood, London, SE27 9JU

Free, but recommended donation of £1 (50p concessions); no booking required.

Capital Ring free walk

Did you know a section of one of the long distance paths around London zig zags from Crystal Palace to Streatham Common? Running mostly just south of the Lambeth borough boundary the walk takes in:

Controlled Parking Zone extension programme 2019-23

Lambeth Council has decided to explore an expansion of controlled parking for an area centred on Croxted Road as well as areas of Streatham.  Public consultation on the Croxted Road proposal is due to start this month, with a planned introduction of April 2020.

Celebrate Car Free Day – apply for play streets

Residents are being encouraged by Lambeth Council to apply for Play Streets and to celebrate Car Free Day on 22 September 2019 by Lambeth council. Play Streets is an opportunity for residents to apply for their street to be closed for a few hours each week or once a month so that space can be used for children to play. Lambeth council states:

Dulwich Estate consultation

The Dulwich Estate is the landlord to commercial tenants on the “West Dulwich High Street” - Croxted and Park Hall Roads, as well as elsewhere.  As they are frequently asked about what is happening when a new shop opens or closes, or when they will be working to improve properties, a small exhibition is to be held to set out planning proposals which aim to significantly improve elements of the existing high street. You will be able view work-in-progress plans for West Dulwich, as well as meet members of the Dulwich Estate team and ask questions.

Fest Norwood 2019

The second annual West Norwood Arts Festival will be held this coming August – Friday 2 to Sunday 11 August 2019.

Last year South London Theatre (SLT) created and hosted the first Fest Norwood; an arts festival based in West Norwood for the local community and surrounding areas. The Festival staged 75 events, 62 of which were free, and the response to the festival was overwhelmingly positive. SLT are committed to providing this festival annually as part of West Norwoodʼs ever growing colourful calendar of cultural and community events.

Norwood Air Quality Experiment

Green Town Plan: Air Quality Citizens Science Experiment – the results are in

As part of the evidence gathering to support the Norwood Planning Assembly (NPA) emerging Green Town Plan policies on air pollution, NPA conducted a “citizens science experiment” to measure levels of Nitrous Oxide around our Neighbourhood. The results are now in:

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