Tag Archives: South Norwood

Beginners’ duathlon, Croydon Arena, Aug 30

Croydon Arena is to stage beginners’ duathlon this Sunday, August 30, aimed at those who want to give the run-bike-run sport, a variant of the triathlon, their first… try. Staged in the enclosed, secure athletics stadium in South Norwood, the … Continue reading

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Tuesday lunchtime yoga sessions, South Norwood

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Campaigners set £200,000 cash target to save The Ship

Campaigners and residents around Norwood Junction are trying to raise £200,000 towards the cost of buying The Ship pub from its owner. The Ship has been granted status as an Asset of Community Value, the first in Croydon, but despite … Continue reading

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Crafternoon Tea at Coffee Craft, Stanley Halls, Aug 9

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Sensible? Norwood garden party goes ahead – despite rain

Despite unpromising weather, around 30 hardy souls turned out to celebrate the first anniversary of the Sensible Garden in South Norwood on Sunday afternoon. Members of the South Norwood Tourist Board, Crystal Palace Transition Town and local residents enjoyed calypso … Continue reading

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Shavian couple to perform on coffee stage at Stanley Halls

Coffee Craft opens next week, a family-run pop-up based in the beautiful and historic Stanley Halls in South Norwood. Coffee Craft will operate for 10 weeks, run by the husband and wife team of Michelle and Nick Shaw – actor … Continue reading

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Community leader asks if council is ‘complicit’ with developer

Residents in and around Norwood and Crystal Palace, and pub-lovers from across the country, have reacted with disgust at the pusillanimous manner in which Croydon Council officials have failed to enforce the decisions of elected councillors on the planning committee … Continue reading

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Council caves in over enforcement action at The Ship pub

So this is how the local authority planning system works in Croydon in 2015. 1, A speculative developer submits a planning application to the council to turn a popular local amenity, it this case a pub, into a number of … Continue reading

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Sensible Garden first birthday community picnic, July 26

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Fear and loathing in Upper Norwood as an inspector calls

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on a gathering storm of controversy over a disputed Ofsted inspection at one of the secondary academies in the north of the borough The Anti Academies Alliance, an organisation of teachers, parents and educationalists who oppose … Continue reading

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Jamin’ summer sports club, Thornton Heath, Jul 28-Aug 6

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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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