Friends of Norwood Park AGM
It is that time of year again when the Friends of Norwood Park hold their annual AGM. This is an opportunity for existing members to step up to the committee positions to provide a new dynamic to the existing committee by taking on one of the posts available. It is also a chance for non members to come along and meet the committee and members and make suggestions regarding the future of the park. New members are always welcome (see the'Become a member' page)
The AGM will be held at the Hungry Hippo cafe at 7pm on Monday 12th June
Power to the People - Residents and the Friends of Norwood Park working together
Many park users and local residents contacted us regarding the Councils proposals to build an artificial grass sports pitch on the MUGA in Norwood Park.
On your behalf along with other local residents we met with Council officers to talk about your concerns. The loss of amenity, loss of trees, open access for the community, traffic impact, parking, lighting, operating times, toilet facilities in our park and our local community Having raised these issues with Lambeth we can now confirm that
“following a series of discussions with councillors the Council will not be progressing with the proposals to build an artificial grass sports pitch at Norwood Park”.
It is great to know by joining together and talking to the Council and Councillors we can influence decisions that impact on our park and our local area.
Planning application for the development of the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) is available on the Lambeth planning website.
Volunteer day - Allotment fence painting
The Friends arranged a great volunteering day on 13th August where local volunteers came along and helped paint the allotment fence with paint donated by Kingswood Primary school. The fence was getting worn and weathered, and the new paint will now protect the wood for years to come.