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European elections: get registered to vote now!

Elections for the European Parliament will take place on Thursday 23 May, unless the UK leaves the EU before that date. In the London region, electors vote for eight members to serve in the European Parliament.

Residents from EU member states who want to vote in the UK need to be registered to do so. They can choose to vote either in the UK or their home country but cannot vote in both. UK residents who have already registered to vote do not need to do so again.

If you do not know whether or not you are registered to vote, contact:

Recycle more food waste

Veolia, Lambeth Council’s contractor, advises:

"Only 30% of Lambeth households are using the kerbside food recycling service - even though its so easy to recycle. So we’re making it easier still to remember what, where, when & how to recycle food waste. Lambeth’s food waste recycling service has been running for almost six years. We think it’s time to remind everyone about how easy it is to recycle food waste, and give people a helping hand to get started. Its available for all kerbside properties to use.

Lambeth Events Strategy Consultation

Lambeth is consulting on a refresh of its Events Strategy – the rules covering events at parks and open spaces throughout the borough. There's an online survey where you can input your views.

Park events strategy scrutiny – public meeting

Lambeth Council receives a number of applications each summer from event organisations to hold festivals, sports events or other activities in Brockwell Park and other locations. In the last few years, especially with Love Box and Field Day last year, there have been particular concerns to the local community of noise, anti-social behaviour and the impact on the park.

Mighty Hoopla and Cross the Tracks: Brockwell Park

Last summer Field Day and Mighty Hoopla held a three day music festival over the first weekend of June.  This year, Mighty Hoopla has applied to hold a two-day event: 8-9 June 2019 with around 25,000 people over two days and a smaller event footprint than last year.  The second day would be a new funk, soul and jazz festival called Cross the Tracks.

One community engagement session has already been held, and an additional community engagement session is now to be held (see details below).

Housing, Debt & Benefits and Paths to Work Advice

Housing, Debt & Benefits: impartial advice is available from the Citizens Advice Service for parents with children under five:

Mondays 4 March and 1 April 2019 (10:30am-1:30pm)

Make an appointment: 020 8671 3835

Where: Cherry Tree Children’s Centre, 8 Barston Road, West Norwood, London, SE27 9HE

Paths to work: an informal advisory service for parents thinking about working in the future. Book on to a small group session to develop your own personal development plan:

Tuesday 5 March 2019 (9:30-11:30am)

Book on: 020 8671 7411

Swimathon

The world’s biggest annual fundraising swim raising funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie is on 29-31 March 2019. Thousands of swimmers across the UK will head to over 600 swimming pools to participate - 400m, 1.5k, 2.5k and 5k distances are available, along with the new Triple 5k challenge, so there’s something for all ages and abilities.

Locally, both West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre and Brockwell Lido are participating.

#swimforall

When: Friday 29 – Sunday 31 March 2019

Second Wave Brewing

West Norwood’s very own tap room is now open.  Founded in 2018 by two home brewers turned pro, they make only modern, bold and exciting beers with no compromise on quality of ingredients. Core and seasonal beers, together with guest beers, will be available. Four beers are being served initially:

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