As an update negotiations with Lamb­eth Co­uncil over the funding and governance of the cemetery, have further progressed recently. An intern­al Coun­cil comm­ittee has approved a 9-year capital investment plan for its cemet­eries (i.e. Lamb­eth and Streatham cemet­eries as well as Norwood) of up to £15 million. This includes the element of hoped for HLF funding as regards the conservation and enhancement of Norwood. 

There is still much work to do in ensuring that parallel pro­gress is been made with other vital aspects of the process needed to ensure a successful outcome to any HLF bid. Difficult yet crucial issues, notably governance and grave re-use (‘lift-and-deepen’), remain subjects of detailed consultation and debate with Council officers. 

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