Category Archives: Community associations

Bronte anniversary marked by talk at Norwood Society

The Norwood Society’s next talk, on Thursday May 19, celebrates the bi-centenary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth with a talk by the biographer of the Brontes’ biographer. Winifred Gerin: a writer’s life from Norwood to Howarth, will be presented by the … Continue reading

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Steve Backshall helps Croydon Cubs celebrate 100 years

Television adventurer Steve Backshall flew in to Croydon at the weekend to help local Cub Scout packs celebrate the centenary of their organisation. Backshall’s visit to Croydon was centred on a weekend-long camping adventure in celebration of the Cubs’ 100-year … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace campaigners reject library deal as a sop

GENE BRODIE, our hard-working bookish gyms correspondent, reports on the latest twist in the tale of the Upper Norwood Library, a saga so full of back-stabbing and manoeuvrings that it makes Game of Thrones seem chaste and innocent Library campaigners … Continue reading

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Only 700 respond to survey that excludes library users

GENE BRODIE, our libraries and bookish gyms correspondent, on the council’s latest crass move over another bogus-looking consultation Croydon’s Labour-run council is being accused of trying to “fix” the borough’s latest consultation on the running of its public libraries, by … Continue reading

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Trades unions are on the march in Croydon for May Day

Croydon Assembly is calling on all trades union and community activists to give their support this coming Saturday, April 30, to the Croydon TUC May Day March and Rally. Under the slogan “Uniting Communities to Defeat the Tories”, the trade unions … Continue reading

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Active Communities Fund meeting, Apr 27

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Walks and talks to explore the area’s natural history

Get your diary at the ready: the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society has published its programme of events through to October 2016. The packed programme once again reflects the diversity of the Society’s interests. Walks are a prominent feature … Continue reading

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Mass protest planned over Upper Norwood Library cuts

Library campaigners are planning a demonstration at Upper Norwood Library next Saturday, April 30, to protest against the withdrawal of professional staff and turning the century-old amenity into a “self-service” facility. Upper Norwood, which is operated jointly by Croydon and … Continue reading

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Radio in trench warfare gets airing at Crystal Palace club

The next Crystal Palace Radio and Electronics Club meeting on May 6 is “The Role of Amateur Radio in World War One”, and will be given by Dr Elizabeth Bruton The club’s meetings are held on the first Friday of … Continue reading

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Soroptomist International open day, Selsdon, May 14

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Taberner House build delay sees site revert to Plan Bees

With no building work planned for the town centre site at least until the autumn, a key plot opposite the Town Hall has turned to Plan Bees. From saffron farm to bee haven, the Taberner House site is undergoing transformation … Continue reading

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Boundaries: walk round Crystal Palace’s five boroughs, Apr 30

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South Norwood community centre seeks lunch club volunteers

The South Norwood and Woodside Community Association is appealing for volunteers to assist with its lunch club. SNWCA is a small charity based in the South Norwood High Street area. The lunch club is for older people on Mondays, Wednesdays … Continue reading

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Plant bring and buy sale, South Croydon Allotments, May 14

South Croydon Allotment Society is holding a plant sale on Saturday May 14, from 9.30am to noon. Admission is free, and plants will be available at “reasonable prices”. The event is at South Croydon Allotments – via entrances from the … Continue reading

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Making our roads a safer place needs enforcement action

CROYDON COMMENTARY: One of our MPs has written to constituents expressing his disappointment at council proposals for 20mph speed limits on residential roads. On one matter, AUSTEN COOPER agrees with the MP I took this picture, left, yesterday, and tweeted … Continue reading

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Lakes Playground Action Group meeting, Apr 26

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St Peter’s South Croydon mini-market, Apr 30

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Borough archives come under threat from library closures

Part of Croydon’s borough archive has come under threat as a consequence of neighbouring Lambeth’s policy of forcibly turning some of its public libraries into bookish gyms. The Carnegie Library in Herne Hill was in the headlines last week over … Continue reading

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Norwood Junction book group opens new chapter at Yeha Noha

The Page Turners, Norwood Junction’s new book group, has decided to stick to holding its meetings on the third Wednesday of the month, at 7.30pm in Yeha Noha. So the next meeting will be on April 20. Members have also … Continue reading

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Friends of Heavers Meadow big rubbish clean-up, Apr 30

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