Local news and opportunities to get involved from your local Labour and Co-operative councillors in Thurlow Park.
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.
The 2011 Localism Act allows communities to develop and pass ‘Neighbourhood Plans’ – these are legally binding documents that allow the local community to control the development of a particular area. They put a duty on the Local Council to follow the residents wishes when it comes to granting planning permission and can help shape the future of an area. We are very pleased to see that across Thurlow Park local groups are looking to take up these powers and give the local community even more of a chance to shape their area.
The Tulse Hill Forum undertook a local consultation for the Tulse Hill area in February /March 2015, while a joint meeting of the Norwood Action Group and the Norwood Forum last week created a joint steering group – called the Norwood Planning Assembly. In Herne Hill steps are also underway to investigate the development of a neighbourhood plan.
These initiatives are locally driven, and are not being run by Lambeth Council, the Mayor’s office or central government.
Inclusivity must be at the heart of the entire consultation process and the development of any plan, and we will work to help as many people from as many different backgrounds as possible become involved in process.
Thurlow Park has a number of overlapping neighbourhoods – for example, residents in the north may associate themselves with Herne Hill where as residents in the south with West Norwood – we will work very carefully with all forums and local residents to ensure that your street is included in the plan that is best for you.
All of these processes are fully open to the public and people should get involved as this would make a real difference to their local area in years to come. If you want to know more about the development of local plans just contact any of three local forums –
Herne Hill – firstname.lastname@example.org
Norwood Forum – email@example.com
Tusle Hill Forum – firstname.lastname@example.org
On Monday 1st June, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm at the St Martins Scouts Hut, 4 High Trees, SW2 3PU there will be Pop up Library in Tuls Hill. You can join the Tulse Hill Forum for a morning of fun activities and refreshments to welcome the new library to the area.
The Pop up Library will be running every Monday between 9.30 am – 12.30 pm (excluding bank Holidays) and will be managed by High Trees CDT and Lambeth Libraries. It will enable local people to borrow from and return books to the Lambeth Library Service, whilst also providing support to connect people with all sources of information relevant to their needs. There will also be a community café on site providing teas, coffees & cake.
For further information contact Graham Weston, telephone 020 8671 3132 • email Graham@High-trees.org.
Jubilee Hall’s 2nd Anniversary event taking place on Saturday 11 April (2-7pm). This should be a fun day, with a jumble sale and entertainment, as well as some information stalls. The Tulse Hill Forum hope to see your there!
Jubilee Hall is on Tulse Hill Estate, opposite Ellacombe House, SW2 2LY.