Tag Archives: South Norwood

Walsh drums up support to help bring jazz to the high street

  The Streets is an Arts Council-backed  project which aims to bring live music and performance to the high streets of six outer London boroughs this summer, including Croydon. Internationally renowned percussionist Ben Walsh will be drumming up interest in … Continue reading

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South Norwood Primary is forced to become an academy

Parents and guardians of children at South Norwood Primary received the dread note of execution for their school yesterday. John Phillipson, the chairman of the interim executive board (IEB), has already overseen the forcible academisation of one Croydon primary school … Continue reading

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2015 South Norwood Community Festival, July 5

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20mph zones under threat from UKIP activists, warns Khan

What appears to be a UKIP-led campaign against 20mph speed limits on residential streets in the north of the borough has been condemned, after stickers and posters have been placed – often unlawfully – around Croydon. In a display of … Continue reading

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Council to investigate flats conversion at The Ship pub

Croydon Council is to investigate a planning breach at The Ship on South Norwood High Street, where estate agents have been letting out upper floor flats that have been developed without permission. The pub closed last year, after 160 years … Continue reading

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Performing Arts Festival Choral Workshop, Feb 13

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Rock Pixies Father’s Day Special, South Norwood, June 21

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Parents’ anger at “immoral” departure of admired school head

Parents at a Croydon primary are angry that they and their children have been treated in a “disrespectful, insensitive and immoral” manner by a interim board of governors, imposed on the school by the Tory Education Secretary, and which then … Continue reading

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Council’s 20mph consultation looking like a political car crash

One of Croydon’s Labour council’s flagship policies appears to have been driven down a dead-end road. The local Labour group’s 20mph proposal for residential streets is in a state of crisis, faced with energetic opposition from the motoring lobby, otherwise … Continue reading

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The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, June 26

Celebrating one of South Norwood’s most famous residents, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his creation, Sherlock Holmes, the Stanley People’s Initiative is staging The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes by the Don’t Go Into The Cellar theatre company, at Stanley … Continue reading

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South Norwood in a Pickles over World Cup anniversary

If a dog – or dogs – can win Britain’s Got Talent, then why can’t Norwood manage to recognise the achievements of a dog whose real-life achievements changed the course of history. Or football history, at least. Next year marks … Continue reading

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Dig into the fascinating history of the Crystal Palace subway

The Norwood’s Society’s next history talk takes place at Upper Norwood Library on Thursday June 18, from 7.30pm, when the subject will be the Crystal Palace subway. This remaining splendour of the original Crystal Palace is explained by Stephen Oxford, … Continue reading

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Get on the trail of the River Effra and Sherlock Holmes

The Norwood Society has announced the details of its series of summer walks over the coming weeks. Some, such as the first, a tour of Anerley and Penge, are conducted as part of local festivals (in this case, the Crystal … Continue reading

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Youth Theatre displays Ambition to audition acting talents

The Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation is looking for new members – whether they are actors or stage crew – to work through the summer on their latest production, due to be performed at next month’s Ambition Arts Festival. Now based … Continue reading

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Barnado’s recruiting for new community hub at The Triangle

A neighbourhood hub is being launched by Barnardo’s in Crystal Palace this summer – and the children’s charity wants local people to get behind it. The Triangle will feature a four-storey indoor soft play area, an outdoor playground, a café … Continue reading

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Form a better impression of Norwood through Pissarro

“Pissarro in Norwood” is the next history talk to be given by the Norwood Society’s regular meetings, next Thursday, May 21.

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Pick the movie you want to see at Stanley Halls Film Club

Stanley Hall Film Club members have two chances to get involved in the running of the group over the next couple of weeks. The Film Club says, “The first is for anyone who’d like to help out behind the scenes … Continue reading

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Community rallies to support Norwood Junction cafe owner

Cafe Basmaccino, which has been serving teas, coffees and refreshments to long-suffering commuters at Norwood Junction for the past nine years, could be forced to close on Tuesday, as its landlords, LOROL – London Overground, a subsidiary of Transport for … Continue reading

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Film Club to screen courtroom classics in South Norwood

Continuing Stanley Halls Film Club’s season of screening unforgettable classics in the rejuvenated arts venue in South Norwood are two of the most famous courtroom dramas in the history of cinema: Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird this Thursday … Continue reading

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South Norwood councillor Lawlor picked as deputy mayor

Councillor Wayne Lawlor has been selected to be Croydon’s next deputy mayor. A Labour councillor for South Norwood ward, Lawlor, aged 38, succeeds Patricia Hay-Justice, who after one year as deputy will step up to be Croydon Mayor for 2015 … Continue reading

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