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West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre: swimming pool

Due to a leaking roof the swimming pool at the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre has been closed for over a week. At the time of writing the staff are hoping Lambeth Council would inspect and perhaps repair the damage this week and the swimming pool could reopen next week. We hope the timeline will not be longer than this. On a positive note the gym remains open and has appropriate social distancing measures in place. Lesiure and gym facilities remain open under the government High COVID-19 alert level. 

COVID19: High Alert level

The government has announced that the whole of London is to move to alert level Tier Two: High. This comes into force at midnight Friday 16 October 2020. The government infographic below sets out clearly what this means; Londoners will not be able to mix between different households indoors - which includes in their homes and inside pubs and restaurants. Londoners should also aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. 

South London Botanical Institute: Tales from the Fruit Bowl

More news from the SLBI. Four talks on favorite fruit and veg; botany, history, medicine, folklore, ethnobotany, as well as their plant family connections and a myriad mix of fascination and information. You can book for each one on separate tickets or all four on a multi ticket.

Clean Air

Thursday was Clean Air Day and the Mayor of London was able to report that London’s air is getting cleaner: 

Volunteering opportunities this week

This week's opportunties for volunteering from Team Lambeth are for volunteers to help with local food deliveries with Healthy Living Platform and for an HR specialist for a youth focused organisation: JAGS. Read more and apply here.

West Norwood Picturehouse indefinite closure

Helen Hayes MP has written to the CEO of Cineworld Cinemas attacking the decision to close the West Norwood Picturehouse, The Ritzy, East Dulwich Picturehouse and all other cinemas in her constituency from Thursday 8 October, with just four days’ notice and no staff consultation. The letter highlights the local anger at this decision and its impact on the local cultural scene and the staff affected, asking the CEO to work harder to keep our local cinemas open and protect jobs. See Helen's Facebook page for reaction. See also our earlier story here.