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Upper Norwood Library Hub Christmas Fair: stall holders sought

This winter the Upper Norwood Library Hub is hosting a Christmas Fair on 14 and 15 December 2019. This will include a Christmas Market, Handmade Games Arcade, fully licensed bar with mulled wine and mince pies, other food treats and of course a Santa’s Grotto. The focus will be on not only bringing people to shop but also to socialise.

Stall holders are sought selling Christmas gifts from handmade crafts, candles, beauty products, vintage wares and fashion, antiques, locally made chutneys/jams/cheese/beer plus art, Xmas wreaths/Christmas trees, Christmas decorations.

Norwood Road water mains works: important update

Norwood Forum has received a copy of the information letter being sent to all local residents (dated October 2019). We hope to be able to post more regular updates on progress with the works, dependent upon information being received from Thames Water in a timely manner. 

Around half of the new water pipe has now been laid, but Thames Water have amended the previously announced order of the works in the run up to Christmas:

Become a Community Connector

Community Connectors are local people who link others in their local community with activities and organisations that can help improve their quality of life. Lots of people in Lambeth do this naturally on a daily basis in unpaid capacities with no training or formal support, whilst others do it as part of a structured volunteering role in local community organisations.

Movers and Makers inclusive kids holiday camps

.Where: Rosendale Community Centre, 147 Peabody Cottages, London, SE24 9DR
Dates: Monday 21 - Friday 25 October 2019 (9:30am-3:30pm)
Fee: £35 per day per child aged 6-12 years
How to register your child and book: All attendees are to complete the registration form, here.

Portico Bloom

A weekly after school workshop to make artistic creations to showcase at the monthly West Norwood Feast. Portico Bloom is currently collaborating on a 'History' themed project- creating their own pop up fact file.

The after school creative workshops for kids aged 6-12 years, run on Wednesdays (3:45-5:15pm) in the inspiring workshop space of the Portico Gallery. Projects run over four-five weeks and are exhibited at West Norwood Feast.

For further information and updates: Facebook: Portico Bloom

Use less plastic

Want to use less?  There’s a useful online zero-waste guide to help you ditch those disposables and use less plastic. There’s also loads of practical advice on alternatives to using disposable and single use plastics, and a map showing zero waste shops in our neighbourhood.  

Website: useless.london

Black History Month

Black History Month returns with a celebration of history, arts, literature and film. There’s an amazing six events on our patch, and all are listed in our events section.