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Census 2021

The next census will be on Sunday 21 March 2021, but people will be able to complete it a few weeks before and after this day. This will be a digital first census, meaning that everyone will be encouraged to fill it in online.

Volunteering opportunities this week

Learning mentors with Rathbone Youth Centre, AgeUK Phone Friends, Lambeth Forum Network (Norwood Forum is a member), and information about the onHand volunteering app.

Autumn leaves

The Council's contractor Veolia deploys an enhanced sweeping service every Autumn, employing 26 additional sweepers to concentrate on areas where leaf-fall is heaviest. Despite their best efforts, Veolia finds it is never easy to keep on top of it, particularly during the type of windy weather we've been experiencing, and has also asked its local street champion volunteers to help.

Volunteer to help your community

We publish weekly the specific volunteering opportunities advertised on the behalf of local community and voluntary organisations by Lambeth Council: Team Lambeth. Lambeth also maintains a pool of potential volunteers, and you can apply to join by filling in the online form here. You will then receive volunteering opportunities on a weekly basis. All volunteers will be given additional guidance on how to stay safe and protect vulnerable people when requests for volunteering support are made. 

Crystal Palace dinosaurs

The Grade 1 listed (at risk) iron and concrete Crystal Palace dinosaurs were installed on islands in the lake for the opening of Crystal Palace Park in 1854 and can be visited just a short walk from Crystal Palace railway station.

A Crystal Palace Christmas

Last year saw Crystal Palace’s first ever Christmas Tree and performances by local artists and choirs bringing our community together. This year Crystal Palace Festival is aiming to create A Crystal Palace Christmas that will be a beacon of togetherness and hope for the local community -  at a time when seasonal cheer has never been more important!

The Crystal Palace Christmas crowdfunder has been launched by CPF with the support of Palace App and The Secret Garden who are donating a tree worth £300. 

Protection of local views

Lambeth is consulting on its draft Local Views Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) 2020 which has been prepared to assist with the management of the locally protected views set out in Policy Q25 of the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan, 2020. Our local views from Norwood Park, Knights Hill and Gipsy Hill are included. Has the Council identified all the views from these sites that should be protected? Are there other views that should be added and therefore given the same protection?