AGM – this Friday – Speaker Confirmed

Dear Resident, we would like to remind you that this year’s AGM will take place on Friday at 7pm in St Mary’s Church.

 

All Members and Supporters are welcome. Refreshments will be provided during the evening.

 

This year’s Guest Speaker is confirmed as the Reverend Dave Bookless. In addition to being the Priest-in-charge of St Mary’s, Dave is the Director of Theology at A Rocha International. He will talk about A Rocha International’s objectives and work supporting conservation and climate action and the positive impact this has on both local and global communities.

 

Dave has worked with A Rocha since 1997, first as an International Trustee, then from 2001 with A Rocha UK as co-founder (with his wife Anne), National Director, and then Director for Theology, Churches & Sustainable Communities. He joined the A Rocha International team in September 2011. His role as Director of Theology includes providing advice and resources for ARI’s Trustees, Team and national A Rocha organizations, and coordinating liaison with international theological and mission networks and organizations. He is also studying part-time for a PhD at Cambridge University on biblical theology and biodiversity conservation.  

 

We look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Supporting Faith’s Olympic Dream

Norwood Green Future Olympian?

My name is Faith and I am an 11-year-old swimmer. Swimming is my passion and I train with the London Borough of Hounslow Swimming Club as much as I can.

I won 3 medals at the Middlesex County Championships this year and qualified for the Regional Championships. I am currently in the top 25 in 2 events in the whole of the UK in my age group.

Coach Lisa is taking some of my team mates to a warm weather elite training camp in Fuerteventura. They will be able to train in a 50m pool twice a day and also do land training and yoga. The coaches are all really experienced and qualified including an ex European champion.

When I am older I want to swim in the Olympics for team GB and this camp would be an amazing experience to help me reach that goal.

If you would like to help, please click here to donate via my JustGiving Page.

Thank you for your kind support, Faith Martin.

Stop the sale of Verona Terrace Car Park – Sign the Petition

Norwood Green Residents’ Association ask the Council to reconsider the decision to dispose of the Verona Terrace public car park. This is a much needed and valued community parking facility and we believe that the Council needs to re-assess its view that there is ample street parking in the adjacent area. Residents of Norwood Terrace and Tentelow Lane, patrons of The Plough public house, St. Mary’s churchgoers and parents whose children attend the nearby local schools use this car park on a regular basis. We believe the Council failed in its duties to ensure local consultation prior to the disposal decision and there are a number of issues that need more detailed consideration: emergency services access; the environmental impact caused by increased pollution/reduced air quality especially at school drop off and collection times and possible impact on ancient lights. We recognise the pressure on Council finances and a possible alternative would be to examine the possibilities of the car park generating income and reducing the current high costs of annual maintenance.
 
Please click here to sign the petition.