Category Archives: Crystal Palace Community Association

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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Reed calls for proper funding for Upper Norwood Library

The chairman of the Upper Norwood Library Trust yesterday told how he wept when the doors to the library were closed for the first time as a result of funding cuts imposed by Croydon Council. Robert Gibson was speaking to … Continue reading

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Upper Norwood Library investigates who got the loot

Despite all the on-going uncertainties over their library’s funding, the people behind Upper Norwood Library continue to work hard to provide a busy programme of activities for the community, at least on the days when the diminishing amounts of cash … Continue reading

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Bromley goes public on ZhongRong’s 500-year Palace dynasty

Bromley Council has published explosive correspondence to expose how the ZhongRong Group, the Chinese company to which London Mayor Boris Johnson wanted to hand a large chunk of Crystal Palace Park, were demanding to takeover half of the public park … Continue reading

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Overground Festival appeals to locals to keep it free

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is turning to local residents in a plea for support to ensure this year’s festival remains largely free of charge. The festival has previously received funding from a number of sources including the Arts Council, … Continue reading

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Library trust is ‘shellshocked’ at Lambeth’s 60% funding cut

The future of Upper Norwood Library has been thrown into doubt once again, this time after a Labour-run local authority announced its intention to reduce funding by 60 per cent in 2016. Upper Norwood’s library is unique due to its … Continue reading

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Boris owes Crystal Palace apology over botched vanity project

London’s Tory Mayor Boris Johnson should apologise to the people of Croydon and Crystal Palace for the failure of his vanity project in the popular public park, following the failure of his preferred Chinese developers ZhongRong Group to act within … Continue reading

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