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Coulsdon marks 100 days to Armistice centenary with poppies

Remembrance Sunday may seem a little far off just yet, away through the mists of autumn, but large British Legion-style poppies have already started appearing around Coulsdon and other parts of Croydon. Of course, 2018 marks the centenary of the … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, History, Museum of Croydon, Old Coulsdon, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, People for Portland Road, Selsdon Residents' Association, Spring Park Residents' Association | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council to spend £50,000 on mural in council leader’s ward

Labour-run Croydon Council, struggling to make ends meet as the Tory Government continues to cut its annual grant, yesterday announced that it is to spend £50,000 to fund an art installation under a railway bridge in South Norwood. The scheme … Continue reading

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Public rallies round to save South Norwood business

A family-run business that has been serving South Norwood for more than 40 years has almost had the stuffing knocked out of them in the past week, as their landlord has notified them of a rent increase of £3,600 a … Continue reading

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Planning chair Scott to face scrutiny at gentrification screening

Paul Scott, the chair of Croydon Council’s planning committee which is pushing through £250million-worth of publicly financed house-building without a single council home being built, is to face public scrutiny in his own backyard tomorrow night at the Stanley’s Film … Continue reading

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South Norwood suffers a ‘white-out’ in council publicity

For what is supposed to be among the most diverse and colourful boroughs in the country, parts of Croydon appear to be very… pale if the expensively commissioned architects’ drawings of some council schemes are anything to go by. Take … Continue reading

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Only select few get invite to Norwood ‘regeneration’ meeting

There’s another chance for residents in South Norwood to ask awkward questions about the “plans” that one or two influential council figures and their consultants appear to have for the area around Portland Road at a meeting tonight at Stanley … Continue reading

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Councillor promises to investigate shops’ £1,500 licence fees

A senior Labour councillor has promised to “investigate” whether he can do anything about the eye-watering increases to licensing charges for using pavement areas outside shops in South Norwood, which the owners say could force them to close. Paul Scott, … Continue reading

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New gallery hopes to put the art back into Portland Road

Portland Road is to get a new art gallery, offering works for sale, exhibitions and workshops for the next 12 months, all run by a woman who grew up locally and who says she wants to try to help “breathe … Continue reading

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Save The Ship campaign stages volunteer night, Mar 9

The Save The Ship campaign has set a date for a volunteer evening to get more people involved in the many tasks likely to arise as they bid to acquire the historic South Norwood pub. The volunteer evening will be … Continue reading

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Stanley Halls Film Club is getting all radical and romantic

Suffragette, the remarkable story of ordinary London women fighting for their rights a century ago, will be brought to the big screen in Stanley Halls next month, the latest offering from Stanley’s Film Club. The screening will be introduced by … Continue reading

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Yeha Noha serves up Brideshead at Norwood book club

A new book-reading ground has formed in Norwood, with meetings once a month at the Yeha Noha cafe on Station Road, near Norwood Junction. The next meeting will be on February 10, starting at 7.30pm, when Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn … Continue reading

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Dis-Connected Croydon prepares to fritter away another £1.6m

Dis-Connected Croydon, that multi-million-pound scheme which has already left a trail of uneven paving, narrowed or closed cycle lanes and park benches conveniently placed near to open-all-hours off licences around the borough, is about to find more ways of spending … Continue reading

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Uncovering the lost blueprint for London’s rail network

BERNARD WINCHESTER offers a sneak preview of his latest talk, to be given tomorrow, on the history of the other Crystal Palace Station Everybody knows about Crystal Palace Station and its vast, echoing interior, dating from the time when millions … Continue reading

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Save The Grand, at CYTO South Norwood, Nov 3

In the context of the recent debate about the future of the Fairfield Halls – and with it, the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon’s last operating full-sized drama venue – an evening’s entertainment next Tuesday as part of the South Norwood Arts … Continue reading

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Discover Crystal Palace’s cherished railway history, Nov 2

The great High Level station at Crystal Palace played an important part in bringing millions of visitors to what was for many years Great Britain’s most popular visitor attraction. As part of the South Norwood Arts Festival, respected local historian … Continue reading

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Chance to visit Thomas Crapper and WG Grace, Nov 1

Helen Johnson, a local teacher and history enthusiast, will be conducting a fascinating tour of notable graves of Beckenham Cemetery, at Elmers End, this Sunday, November 1. Part of the history programme of the 2015 South Norwood Arts Festival, the … Continue reading

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Summer’s success sees Coffee Craft booked for next year

Coffee Craft, the pop-up cafe which opened at Stanley Halls in South Norwood over the summer, is to continue trading there, offering its home-made bakes and craft courses, for at least the next year. Michelle and Nick Shaw, the couple … Continue reading

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Christmas shopping emporium, Stanley Halls, Nov 22

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Stanley Halls Film Club: free screenings every Thursday

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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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Plans for school next to Country Park revealed tonight

The latest version of a plan to build a 1,200-pupil academy-operated secondary school close to or even on (supposedly protected) Metropolitan Open Land in South Norwood Country Park and next to Croydon Arena will be given an airing tonight. Croydon … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Regeneration needed beyond the town centre

In his exclusive column for Inside Croydon, STEVE REED reports on how community groups are essential to ensure proper and sustainable regeneration in their neighbourhoods People for Portland Road, a community organisation in South Norwood, organised a public meeting last Saturday to … Continue reading

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