We were delighted that the new library officially opened for business this morning!
Opening hours are: Mondays 1pm to 8pm; Tuesdays 10am to 8pm; Wednesdays 10am to 6pm; Thursdays 10am to 8pm; Fridays 10am to 6pm; Saturdays 10am to 6pm; Sundays 1pm to 5pm.
West Norwood’s second Free Film Festival of 2017 is coming to you soon and this time with a spooky twist! From 27 – 31 October there will be a mix of new releases and classic supernatural films, along with live bands, DJs and even a creepy local history walk. So rev up your broomsticks, climb out of your coffins and join in for a fun and frightening Halloween weekender!
Friday 27 October 8pm Get Out @ Volcano Coffee Works 62 Tritton Road SE21 8DE
Saturday 28 October 7pm Ghostbusters St Luke’s Church, Norwood High Street SE27 0HS
Sunday 29 October 8:30pm Dawn of the Dead The Book and Record Bar 20 Norwood High Street SE27 9NR
Monday 30 October 8pm It Follows The ClockWorks 6 Nettlefold Place SE27 0JW
Tuesday 31 October 8pm People’s Choice The Great North Wood Pub 3 Knight’s Hill SE27 0HS
First come first seated until venue is full at all venues.
The council is launching a consultation on the future of cultural services in Lambeth. This sets out a vision for how we can deliver library services sustainably, in the face of huge cuts to our funding from the national government.
2012 we talked to residents about libraries. They challenged us on how we could provide free access to
books wider than ever before. They challenged us to use self serve
technology, volunteers and community spaces to create new places in the
heart of our neighbourhoods to borrow books and embrace reading.
Lambeth Council is now launching a consultation which shares our
vision for how we might deliver this. Please get involved, feedback your ideas and tell us what you think.
Our vision is –
5 town centre libraries where we’ll work with volunteers to extend opening hours
those town centre libraries supporting a wider Network of community
lending libraries in community settings – like the successful one in
community libraries like Carnegie potentially becoming community hubs – including community library provision.
This vision isn’t new – it’s the continuation of a conversation we’ve
been having for a long time. But the pace needs to pick up to achieve the budget
reductions that are now necessary.
We’ll have to make some tough decisions too. Some smaller libraries
simply won’t be able to continue. In West Norwood, we are lucky – the council and Picturehouse have exchanged contracts to develop Nettlefold Hall into a refurbished library and a new cinema for our community. There are going to be lots of opportunities to have your say on what our library will look like – watch this space!
A new cinema in West Norwood moved a step closer this week as contracts were exchanged between Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd and Lambeth Council.
Picturehouse will lease the old Nettlefold Hall in Norwood High Street and turn it into a four-screen cinema, with bar and café.
As part of the deal, West Norwood Library will also be improved with a £1.125m investment.
Cllr Jane Edbrooke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We know this agreement has been a long time coming but I’m delighted to announce that Picturehouse are coming to West Norwood.
“The area is seeing some really positive changes with the brand new West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre opening in the summer, West Norwood Feast happening every month and now a new cinema and refurbished library opening by 2017.
“West Norwood is fast becoming yet another vibrant Lambeth town centre that people will thoroughly enjoy visiting.”
Lyn Goleby, Managing Director of Picturehouse, said: “This is the sort of building that we get very excited about – modernising and reinventing a place that sits at the heart of its community.
“We hope that the support the project enjoys will mean that we can very soon deliver a great new facility for West Norwood”.
Following the signing of the Agreement to Lease arrangement, there will now be a period of around 12 weeks to complete costings and develop designs ready for a full public consultation, which will begin early next year.
Picturehouse already run the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton and the Clapham Picturehouse, as well as other venue across London. They will spend over £2m on the Nettlefold Hall site.
In recent years, Lambeth council has refurbished Brixton and Streatham Tate libraries and built a brand new library in Clapham.