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South Norwood Allotment Holders open day: June 28

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Calibre of candidates in local elections called into question

Hat-tip to the Tory blogger and LBC radio presenter Iain Dale for this, which he linked to on Twitter with the note: “And these people want to represent us?” Up to the April 24 deadline this week, all candidates who … Continue reading

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Tories pick ‘Osland of the Yard’ to stand in Thornton Heath

The Conservatives have announced that they will be fielding a former senior police officer who headed the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation as a candidate in Thornton Heath ward at next month’s Town Hall elections. Croydon’s Tories are so short on … Continue reading

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Cemeteries, the Palace and change: a year’s talks on Norwood

The Norwood Society, which stages its next monthly talk at Upper Norwood Library next week, has released details of its full programme for the rest of 2014. Norwood Society local history talks are held on the third Thursday of the … Continue reading

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Plans for school next to Country Park revealed tonight

The latest version of a plan to build a 1,200-pupil academy-operated secondary school close to or even on (supposedly protected) Metropolitan Open Land in South Norwood Country Park and next to Croydon Arena will be given an airing tonight. Croydon … Continue reading

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Residents’ group granted charity status to run Stanley Halls

South Norwood’s historic Stanley Halls has taken a massive step towards its ultimate move to full opening. After years of work from local volunteers,  the Charity Commission has granted the Stanley People’s Initiative (SPI) charitable status. This means that the … Continue reading

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Lots of happy talk as residents do the Sensible thing

Almost 30 people from South Norwood, Shirley, Penge and Crystal Palace united to transform a long neglected piece of greenery on South Norwood High Street at the weekend. Crystal Palace Transition Town joined forces with South Norwood Tourist Board and … Continue reading

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Innovative youth group forced to close for lack of volunteers

Tabula Rasa, the South Norwood youth project created by a group of young friends out of the ashes of the 2011 riots, has had to close, in many ways a victim of its own success. The project managers reluctantly took … Continue reading

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South Norwood Lakes Playground group workshop: Mar 25

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The great debates come to Norwood, all on the same night

Norwood’s clearly the place to be if you enjoy erudite discussions on local history, because next week there will be three history talks on offer, from three different groups, but all staged on the same evening. Before Christmas, Inside Croydon … Continue reading

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Goat House Bridge re-opens after six months’ repair works

Goat House Bridge on Penge Road in Norwood, which has been closed for repair works by Network Rail for six months, is now fully open to traffic again, which may come as a relief to any Crystal Palace fans on … Continue reading

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Stanley Halls’ opening Knightly plays to a packed audience

CAROL CLAPPERTON reports on the latest milestone for the regeneration of a local treasure Another milestone for Stanley Halls on Wednesday night: the first professional music concert in goodness knows how many years. Folk singer Steve Knightley took to the … Continue reading

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Naming ceremony for Lake Conan Doyle: Feb 1

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One-fifth of an academy’s pupils “disappear” before GCSEs

An academy run by the Harris Federation in Croydon saw more than one-fifth of its pupils “disappear” before it was time for them to take their GCSEs. According to a report in yesterday’s Guardian newspaper, there was a fall of … Continue reading

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Council killjoy tries intimidation to halt Conan Doyle lake event

It appears that Tony Brooks, the “director of environment” at the council, has redoubled his efforts to be cast as the villain of the piece, the evil Professor Moriarty of Croydon if you like, with another letter to the South … Continue reading

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