Park events strategy scrutiny – public meeting

Each summer sees applications from event organisations to hold festivals, sports events or other activities in Brockwell Park. In the last few years, some of these have been of particular concern to the local community because of anxiety about noise, antisocial behaviour or the impact on the park. Many of you have also been in touch about the long term financial sustainability of the park, as it’s an invaluable local asset.

Last year, we worked very hard to mitigate these concerns with regards to Love Box and Field Day applying to come. We held a public meeting and knocked on many of your doors to listen to your concerns. We developed some red lines and put these across strongly to colleagues, officers and licensing committee. Some concessions were won, and we will continue to do this with the application from Mighty Hoopla this summer too.

However, there were some issues raised which couldn’t be dealt with via individual event applications because they were reflections on the wider framework policy for events in parks. We committed to campaigning for a review of the events strategy and to giving you an opportunity to input into this.

With that in mind, we are holding a public meeting on reviewing the events policy and the future of Brockwell Park on 11 March at 6.30-8.30pm at Rosendale Primary School.

Have your say on our school admission arrangements 2019/20

Lambeth Council is aware that for parents/carers and children getting a school place can be stressful. That is why Lambeth Council want to ensure that the allocation of school places is clear, objective and provides fair access to our schools – schools that are among the very best in the country and continue to improving teaching and learning.

Lambeth Council want to hear from parents/carers, schools staff, registered early years providers, governing bodies, diocesan representatives or other (relevant religious authorities), admission authorities in other boroughs and anyone who has an interest in the proposed admission arrangements.

Both Rosendale Primary School and The Elmgreen School are consulting on changes to their admission arrangements for the 2019/2020 academic year.

All comments will be taken into consideration in determining our final admission arrangements by 15 January 2018.

Here is the link –

School uniforms needed at the Norwood Foodbank

Some families in Norwood are struggling to make ends meet. As the new school term approaches, a number of local children are in desperate need of good quality clean school uniform that families no longer need to enable their children to start a new school or go back to school with uniform.

If you have uniform that your children have grown out of or no longer need, please bring it to St Luke’s Church in West Norwood between 10-1pm on Tuesday. If you aren’t able to make it on Tuesday, you are welcome to drop donations round to Anna’s on Monday evening after 6pm at 14a Deerbrook Road SE24 9BE.

We are looking for –

– Basic colours blue, black and grey trousers and skirts
– Basic jumpers, cardigans
– Basic shirts and tee shirts

Various schools and sizes would be very welcome.