Supporting new green initiatives

Thurlow Park’s Conservative councillors are continuing to support new street market initiatives including the West Norwood Feast, a new monthly festival of cultural and entrepreneurial initiatives including an artisans’ market, food fair, gardeners corner and retro village.

The West Norwood Feast takes place on the first Sunday of each month with stalls in Knights Hill, Robson Road, Chatsworth Way, and at the junction of Norwood Road and York Hill.

Councillors John and Clare Whelan have also succeeded after a two-year campaign in persuading Network Rail, with the help of local residents, to repair the brickwork and remove shrubs and trees from the railway bridge close to the Peabody Estate on Rosendale Road.

John says: “This took time but Network Rail eventually acted after we alerted them to brickwork actually falling off the bridge into the road.”

Clare and John have also backed the Rosendale Allotments Association’s successful funding request to Lambeth Council for improved security gates at the entrance to the allotments - the largest site of its kind in London - which was scheduled for inauguration in early summer.