Category Archives: Crystal Palace Community Association

Walks and talkies to mark the Great Fire of South London

Before The Blitz, there was The Blaze. On Monday night at Crystal Palace, there are a couple of public events to commemorate the fire which destroyed the building that gave its name to the area. The 1936 blaze was the … Continue reading

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Trustees abandon free school plan for Crystal Palace Park

Controversial plans to build a free school in the middle of a Grade II-listed public park have been abandoned. The Crystal Palace Primary School wanted the public to pay for its buildings in the middle of the south London park, … Continue reading

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Upper Norwood Library Trust chairman in shock resignation

Community groups in Crystal Palace were stunned this afternoon by the shock announcement from Robert Gibson that he has resigned as the co-chair of the Upper Norwood Library Trust. Gibson has worked tirelessly, often in rear-guard actions, to keep the … Continue reading

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Palace revolution as Bromley hands park to community

Bromley Council has agreed to hand over the management and governance of Crystal Palace Park to a community-led trust. The decision has been described as “one of the most important decisions in 30 years”.

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Coe has been backing Baku while Crystal Palace crumbles

Sebastian Coe’s attempts to run a mile from being associated with recommendations to bulldoze Crystal Palace athletics stadium and other south London sports facilities which were to be part of the “Olympic legacy” promised by the 2012 London Games looks … Continue reading

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Paxton anniversary offers chance to review Palace future

The top site of Crystal Palace Park may not now become home to Boris Johnson’s £500million vanity project. But that is not the last we may hear about plans to reconstruct Paxton’s Crystal Palace.

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Overground Festival announces its 2015 programme of events

The organisers of this year’s Crystal Palace Overground Festival have announced their programme for the five-day fiesta of live music, dance, film, arts, comedy and history, which runs from June 24 to June 28. Nine-tenths of the events at the … Continue reading

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