Tag Archives: South Norwood

Let’s be a borough of old scrubbers, says Captain Sensible

Captain Sensible has called on the people of Croydon to “get up off their arses” and take up their scrubbing brushes, their brooms and buckets, and start to get the borough cleaner, doorstep by doorstep. The former Damned frontman is … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace neighbourhood police ask residents for help

The Crystal Palace Triangle Neighbourhood Team is looking for local residents to volunteer to work with their ward panels and in its key individual network. The Triangle Neighbourhood Team was formed in October 2013, and consists of police officers and … Continue reading

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Conan Doyle’s life in Norwood celebrated at arts festival

The life and works of one of the world’s most celebrated authors, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, feature in two events being staged as part of the South Norwood Arts Festival this week. The screening tomorrow of the classic Hammer version … Continue reading

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Picnic in the Park, Grangewood Park, July 20

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Labour MP gets his wish with a free school for South Norwood

Sometimes, you need to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. Thus calls by the Labour MP for Lambeth South, Steve Reed OBE, for the site of the former South Norwood police station to be … Continue reading

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Kevin Day, WG Grace and Sherlock Holmes headline SNAF

Kevin Day, comedy writer, stand-up and Palace fan, will get the two-week-long South Norwood Arts Festival under way in earnest next Monday, July 7. Day, who has written for the likes of Dave Allen and Jo Brand and been a … Continue reading

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Help with South Norwood’s Sensible Garden, June 25

South Norwood Tourist Board and Crystal Palace Transition Town will be back at the Sensible Garden tomorrow, June 25, at 6pm to work at creating what they call “a pocket park on this verdant gateway site to South Norwood”. They say, “You, … Continue reading

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Johnny Moped does another lap at Stanley Tech: July 8

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign is to screen Basically Johnny Moped at the South Norwood Arts Festival on July 8. The film is highly recommended.

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For McKenzie’s political ambitions, the carnival is over

VOTE 2014: Winston McKenzie’s colourful career as a failed politician and hit-and-miss community activist has seen him accused in the past of not being able to organise the proverbial piss up in a brewery. After today’s shambles on North End, … Continue reading

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Mrs McMoon and Signor Baffo charm Stanley Halls’ audiences

Children’s theatre is coming to Stanley Halls on Saturday May 17. Two professional theatre productions, Mrs McMoon (at 11.30am) and Signor Baffo (2pm) are being staged at the re-opened Norwood venue. Mrs McMoon is suitable for ages 3 to 6, … Continue reading

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Threat of UKIP sees Croydon’s Tories press the panic button

VOTE 2014: The Conservatives, who have run Croydon Council since 2006, have pressed the panic button over the UKIP threat to their control of the Town Hall. The local Tories sent out their distress signal in leaflets distributed across the … Continue reading

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Three wards in north of borough get election debates

Local residents, not content with staging three hustings sessions in Coulsdon, starting with next Thursday’s European election meeting, are now also staging public meetings in three wards in the north of the borough ahead of the Town Hall elections later … Continue reading

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Croydon under threat from plague of poisonous caterpillars

Croydon must have offended the Almighty. A famine across the borough cannot be far away next, because after the floods of February, residents of Croydon now have to deal with the threat of a pestilence of Biblical proportions. Tony Brooks, … Continue reading

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316 people want your votes: election candidates declared

May  22′s local elections in Croydon will be a five-party battle, with the Conservatives, who have controlled the Town Hall since 2006, up against challengers from Labour, the LibDems, Greens and UKIP across the borough. The nominations lists were published … Continue reading

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Croydon more Green than purple, but will they win any seats?

The deadline for entering candidates for May 22′s local elections was 4pm today. We have reported the key selections from Labour and the Conservatives across the borough over the past year, but only now do we have the complete list … Continue reading

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