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West Norwood Cemetery: update

At the West Norwood Cemetery steering group meeting held at the end of January approval was given to submit the packages of work for pre-planning application advice as soon as possible.  This includes the visitor centre plans for the lodge, pedestrian entrances at Hubbard road and Robson Road, work on St Stephens Chapel and 16 other monuments and proposals for the site’s drainage and pathway works. 

Preparation for public consultation on the cemetery plans is underway and is expected to be held in March. 

Ultra Low Emission Zone: is your car caught?

A central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will start operating in just over a year’s time in April 2019.  It will cover exactly the same area as the Congestion Charge Zone and the current T-charge zone which is charging £10 a day for vehicles not meeting the Euro 4/V1 standards.

Its easy to check whether your vehicle meets the necessary criteria; simply enter the registration number here: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/vrm-checker-ulez

Lambeth Together: health and care services in Lambeth

Lambeth Together is an exciting new development, bringing together different organisations to work together to co-ordinate and deliver health and care services in our Borough. There will be a fully integrated care system for people who live and work in Lambeth. You can read more about their plans in the presentation on their website, which includes at slide 12 ways you can get involved now. 

In brief, Lambeth Together is being developed as a collaboration between those who have a major role to play in these services and local people:

Volunteer for Feast in 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!

Crowdfund Lambeth

Lambeth Council is launching a new way of providing funding to new community projects and initiatives which match the priorities identified in the Co-operative Local Investment Plans (CLIPs). These funds come from the tax that developers pay when they build new homes, offices and shops in the borough.

Station to Station

Station to Station is an organisation set up by the local business community, funding projects to improve West Norwood and Tulse Hill for those who live, work and visit. You can find out more about their plans at stationtostation.london and follow on twitter @stationTstation.

Police drop-in meetings

Your local police teams are holding regular ward-based drop-in meetings and all are welcome to attend. Notice of these meetings is published on the met police website (your area section), some with more notice than others. Published information as of today (5 February) is as follows:

Gipsy Hill

Drop-in surgery

Chapel Road – community garden

Jason Prentis of Veolia has done a number of great projects to improve Norwood.  Most of the street planters are his work and he has organised clear up campaigns.  His new plan is to create a community garden at the junction of Knight’s Hill and Chapel Road to turn it from an unloved illegal dumping ground into something we can all enjoy and be proud of.  The Garden has been designed by local resident Tessa Parikian - 

Knollys Goods Yard

Over the last year there has been a lot of activity regarding the Knollys Goods Yard, the triangular shaped land surrounded by railway tracks that is off Knollys Road and owned by Network Rail.