• Norwood Forum


Crime Statistics

Below are the top three reported crimes in January 2018 for the 3 wards in Norwood.

Water leaks: Thames Water

As if the snow and winds were not enough, many Norwood residents were recently plagued by the entirely man-made disaster of cuts of up to five days to their water supply or ridiculously low water pressure.

Harpenden Road pedestrian crossing

On the topic of improving our streets, You may have noticed that plans to build a pedestrian crossing near the Access Self Storage centre and Harpenden Road and to make Harpenden Road a one way street with a junction for cyclists have been paused.  The decision to install this crossing was the result of overwhelming public demand at the many Streetworks consultation meetings last year. In spite of this, during the official consultation period a complaint was received from a local business and the Council is obliged to consider the merit of this before works can progress. 

West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre: improvements to grounds

Lambeth Council is proposing some changes to the grounds at West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre to improve the safety and cleanliness of the area for children and to attract natural wildlife while maintaining a green space for our community to use. Some proposals have been developed in response to feedback from local people about how they would like the space to be used. These are:

Our streets

Under the banner “Our Streets”, Lambeth Council wants your ideas on how to improve local streets to make your neighbourhood a better place to live. This could include more street trees, greening, more traffic calming, or improving road safety. Our Streets is the latest phase of the Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme and has been developed by Lambeth in order to totally change the process of undertaking consultation on street improvements.

Between the Tracks After School Club: vacancy for sessional worker

Want to make a difference to the lives of inner-city young people?

4All are hiring a sessional worker for their Between the Tracks After School Club (BTT).

BTT help support young people aged 8-12 through engaging, constructive and enjoyable activities. BTT’s members live on or near three social housing estates in West Dulwich.

Job terms:  6 hours per week (Mondays and Wednesdays 3-6pm) during term time plus some holiday activities: £12 per hour.

Lambeth wins London Mayor’s Cultural Impact Award

Lambeth Council has won a Cultural Impact Award for £200k for its project Lambeth – Next Generation. Lambeth will work with young black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Londoners to help them develop careers in the arts – inspiring the next generation of artists and cultural leaders. It will be supported by major cultural institutions across the borough including the South Bank Centre, Old Vic, BFI and the National Theatre.

Volunteer for Feast in 2018!

Feast starts up again on Sunday 1 April (10am-4pm) and is then held the first Sunday of every month until December 2018. Feast is run almost entirely by volunteers; a team of local people comes together each year to 'make West Norwood an even better place to live'. It is volunteers who book the hundred or so market stalls, who organise the free activities, who schedule the musical performances. This is a pretty impressive thing, but they can always do with more help!

Looking ahead for StreetWorks in 2018

2018 is set to be an exciting year for the StreetWorks scheme - the community led project which is making improvements to Norwood Road and the one-way system in Tulse Hill. For the next couple of months we will be putting the finishing touches to the improvements along Norwood Road. We will need your further help with this, as we want to know where benches, bins and trees should go. More information on this will be coming soon. 

Brockwell Park - Field Day Festival

Although Love Box have withdrawn their application Field Day has been given permission to go ahead and the event is likely to be held on Friday 1 June and Saturday 2 June 2018 subject to obtaining licensing permission.