Addiscombe barbie at centre of a day of community events

Master of martial arts, and community leader: Keith Nicholas

The Sir Philip Game Centre continues its hectic schedule of community events this summer with a barbecue and family fun day tomorrow, Saturday, July 14 at Morland Avenue, Addiscombe.

The Croydon Judo Club is co-hosting the event, with martial arts master Keith Nicholas, who has just been elected as president of community charity Croydon Lions, taking a key role – just as he did with the recent Mexican wrestling staged at the centre.

Nicholas said, “It’s a fund-raising event but more than that, it’s an event to make the local community aware of what is going on locally.”

There will be cakes, tea and stalls, as well as judo exhibitions from 10am. The meat gets thrown on the barbie at 12.30pm.

An initiative called “Residents for Regeneration”, which appears to be less representative of any local residents than it is of multi-million-pound property developers, and led by Mental Towers supporters who seriously believe that a 54-storey residential tower will help shift over-priced antiques from a shop in which they may have a commercial interest, will also be passing through.

If you can’t get time to see them on Saturday, their website offers another way of revealing their identities: “Grant & Kathleen at the Glamorgan will know who we are!!”

The pro-tall buildings lobby group is working in combination with the three Labour ward councillors and four leading Addiscombe residents associations on an “Addiscombe in Action” walkabout.

The programme includes getting to the Sir Philip Game for 1.30pm for the by then well-cooked steaks, litter picking and fly-tipping spotting to report to the council, a tour of Addiscombe Railway Park and a late afternoon visit to CHASE Summer Fayre at the Beverly Hall in Grant Road.

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