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Recycling tips

Lambeth Recycling Doctors have been out on the streets over the past couple of months, discovering what residents have been putting in their recycling bins. The most common incorrect materials they've found are:

Plastic film: this has cropped up in one form or another in around 80% of the bins they've looked at. Although much household plastic packaging is recyclable, a good rule of thumb is that if it can be scrunched up into a ball, it can't be recycled. 

Norwood Road water mains works: progress

Norwood Forum has received an update (dated 5 September 2019) on progress with the works to renew the water mains along Norwood Road. Some 338m of the planned 840m of new 600mm Ductile Iron trunk main has now been installed via an open cutting.

Do you want to exhibit at the UNLH Affordable Art Fair?

The Upper Norwood Library Hub (UNLH) is looking for artists to show and sell their work at a three day art fair running from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December. There is no charge to exhibit, and only a small commission on any sales that you make.

There are limited places available so if you are interested please sign up by Friday 20 September using one of the following methods:

Settled Status for European Union Citizens - advice sessions

Lambeth Council have reminded us that they have organised advice sessions for EU citizens seeking "settled status" (neither are local): 

Thursday 12 September, 5:30 to 7:30pm at Longfield Hall, 50 Knatchbull Road, SE5 9QY and

Saturday 12 October, 2 to 4pm at Stockwell Community Centre1 Studley Road, SW4 6RA (behind Stockwell Underground Station).

London Wildlife Trust: conservation volunteering

If you would like to spend some time working in the various remaining woods of the Great North Wood to improve them for wildlife, the London Wildlife Trust (LWT) would love to hear from you.  

Repowering London

Repowering London is working with Lambeth Council to develop and manage a new community-owned solar energy project to install on schools and community buildings in the borough.

This pioneering community energy programme will lower the carbon footprint of the borough while improving the financial resilience of its schools and community and providing the borough with locally produced solar electricity.

The first Lambeth Community Solar project is with The Elmgreen and Norwood schools in West Norwood; 100kW of solar panels is being installed this autumn on the schools' roofs.


Carers4Carers is a social enterprise that offers a range of services to improve the social, physical, emotional and financial wellbeing of unpaid carers and their families. 

 A carer is defined as a child or adult who cares for a family member, partner or friend, who needs help because of illness, frailty, disability, a mental health condition or addiction and requires support to live a more fulfilling life.

Ready Steady Go!

Ready Steady Go! (RSG) is a FREE healthy lifestyle after school and weekend club for children above the healthy weight and their families. Since the start, just over 800 families from 17 different cultural backgrounds have entered this programme.

RSG are now looking for families who want to lead healthier lifestyles to take part in the latest programme which begins in September 2019. Statistics from previous programmes have demonstrated the benefits of attending RSG: