The StreetWorks project has been busy of late working with cyclists regarding wider pavements near Ira Court, and the developing one way system by Tulse Hill. 

Furthermore, the StreetWorks project has been nominated for The Association for Project Management awards in the category of Social Project of the Year. This is for our work on project management training with young people in West Norwood and Tulse Hill. 

If you’d like more information please visit – http://www.streetworks.london/blog

In other news StreetWorks are going to be designing some posters and leaflets to give to businesses along Norwood Road – but would like it if someone locally could help. Do you have a flair for graphic design, and want to help explain the project to others in the area? Drop them an email at hello@streetworks.london.

Making West Norwood’s streets cleaner

We are disappointed that despite the investment in new pavements, in some areas Norwood Road is impacted by dumped rubbish. Flytipping and commercial waste left on the pavements sometimes stains them and is unpleasant when people are shopping, living, working and travelling locally.

We have been working with residents to identify the hotspots and have organised for Lambeth’s commercial waste officer to visit businesses to make sure they have the right arrangements in place for rubbish collections. We are also looking to get particularly damaged areas of new paving jet washed. 

If you regularly see an area on Norwood Road or the Tulse Hill gyratory where rubbish is dumped, please do get in touch.

There have been improvement works being undertaken on Norwood Road with the new street design starting to shape. 

However, if you are unclear as to what the final product will look like the technical drawings outlining the plans for Norwood High Street are now online, and you can check out how your thoughts and ideas of other residents have fed into the designs here – http://www.streetworks.london/documents

One of the StreetWorks community priorities is to create a diagonal crossing for pedestrians at the junction of York Hill and Lancaster Avenue and the project want local residents to design it! Above is an example of a crossing design in Brixton. 

The STreetWorks project team are looking for outstanding two dimensional artwork that will be applied to the surface of the crossing area. 

Submit your designs via this link http://bit.ly/designstreets by 4th June 2017

There are 3 categories:
Primary School (4-10)
Secondary School (11-16)
Anything over (17+) 

Public voting will open on 12th June to select the winning entry from each of the categories. Working in collaboration with local businesses via the Station to Station Business Improvement District there will be an arts trail to help you vote for your favourite designs.

The overall winner will be announced in September 2017

Get creating and submit your designs which could soon be on our streets! http://bit.ly/designstreets

Streetworks – Outreach and Communications Worker needed

StreetWorks is a unique community – led project to improve the Norwood Road and re-design the Tulse Hill one-way system. We are looking for a part time Outreach and Communications worker, self-employed, initially for a period of 6 months conditional on funding.

The hourly rate for this post is £15

If you are passionate about community issues and would like to work closely with people to make a difference in your local area, then please get in touch attaching your CV and a covering letter, outlining what makes you suitable for the post. The closing date for applications is Thursday 13th April at 5pm.

To submit your application, or for more information please email: hello@streetworks.london

The hours are very flexible but are likely to be in the region of 10 hours per week on average. The role will involve some evening and weekend work.

The main purpose of the role is to support the Streetworks project and its engagement activities within the community, to ensure that we reach the diverse communities in the local area

The duties are likely to include:

Website update, newsletter production and email updates.

Managing our social media presence

Promoting specific events, for example the upcoming public art competition

Facilitating collaboration with local schools ( City Heights, St Martins and Elmgreen) on various community projects along Norwood Road.

Building relationships with the business community

Collating the information collected from the open discussions to inform a future plan feeding into updates and the gyratory development

Assisting with gathering information to support monitoring and evaluation

Developing and updating the Streetworks communications plan

Recent Streetworks co-creation workshops at City Heights and the Salvation Army Hall focused on the Tulse Hill Gyratory and saw over 90 people attend.

As well as a general update on the project so far there was further information given about an initially popular co-design idea of the partial closure of the Norwood Road with access only for pedestrians, buses and cyclists as seen in the first image, while there was also the launch of the design competition for the new diagonal crossing as seen in the second image. 

StreetWorks is a community-led project to improve Norwood and Tulse Hill. The project is funded by Transport for London and supported by officers at Lambeth Council.

The Norwood Forum, the Tulse Hill Forum, local councillors and community groups are working together with residents, businesses, schools and road users to design a better space, remove the one-way system at Tulse Hill and provide training and support for future local projects.

If you’d like any further information or want to get involved in the Streetworks project please visit – http://www.streetworks.london/

As part of development plans for the future of West Norwood construction work on Norwood Road began on the 09th January 2017.  The first phase of work will be an upgrade to the footway paving on the west side of Norwood Road only from York Hill to Waylett Place and this is expected to take a month.

While the work is carried out part of the footway will be open for pedestrians at all times and traffic management will be in place to provide safe movement for all types of vehicles.

This work will mean that one northbound lane on the approach to the York Hill/Lancaster Avenue junction will have to be restricted and the parking bays on the eastern side of Norwood Road between 467-475 will be suspended. Businesses in this area will be notified of the suspension of parking bays.

In addition, in order to reduce the impact on businesses, some of the footway upgrade work will be undertaken outside of normal hours (up to 11pm). Outside Homecare we expect this would be for a maximum of two weeks. For the access road to B&Q work will be undertaken on two Sundays late Jan/early Feb between 4pm and 11pm. We will be notifying residents of the late working and will endeavour to reduce any disturbance to them as much as possible.

Otherwise, the next phase of work will start on the 6th February 2017 from Waylett Place North to Landsowne Hill. This will also be a footway paving upgrade, and be expected to take up to six weeks.

If you have any questions please do get in touch.