Category Archives: Transition Town

Fears for Queen’s Gardens in multi-million-pound land-grab

The latest proposals for Queen’s Gardens, the only open space in central Croydon, have left residents underwhelmed, with some seeing the small public park being rendered into little more than an annex of the £120 million private housing development proposed … Continue reading

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#FindRobbie: Captain Sensible unveils second bench

It was a filthy wet night, but friends, neighbours, the South Norwood Tourist Board, Crystal Palace Transition Town members and even Captain Sensible himself all turned out on Saturday to celebrate the Sensible Garden and, more importantly, to remind everyone … Continue reading

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#FindRobbie: Garden uses benchmark to bring home Gibson

The South Norwood Tourist Board is to mark the anniversary of the opening of the Sensible Garden – the small pocket of previous wasteland between the Goat House bridge and the Ship pub which has been transformed by volunteers in … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Transition Town choir to start Nov 2

The Crystal Palace Transition Town, the group which is behind the highly successful market each Saturday, is to start a community choir. “Come and enjoy magical midwinter songs to sing around the Triangle at Christmas,” say the organisers. All voices … Continue reading

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Missing: BBC’s One Show takes up the cause of #FindRobbie

Six weeks after Robbie Gibson went missing from his south London home, the appeal to find him continues with national television coverage on Monday. Upper Norwood Library, which Gibson has campaigned tirelessly for years to keep open, is the setting … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Transition Town ‘Festival of Ideas’, May 25

What do the Crystal Palace Food Market, the Christmas Craft Fair at The Alma, the SE Art Trail, Guided Bicycle Commutes, proposed solar panels at Crystal Palace Station, Palace Pint, tree-planting in Crystal Palace Park, Palace Buds, the Edible Garden … Continue reading

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Handmade Palace Christmas Market, Dec 13

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Croydon Transition Town Give and Take stall, Dec 5

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Artists and craft-makers open doors to SE Art Trail, Nov 21-22

The SE Art Trail is a new and exciting event which will see local artists and makers opening up their studio spaces to the public in Crystal Palace, West Norwood, South Norwood, Penge and Anerley over one weekend next month. … Continue reading

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Help fire-up Palace Power at energy meeting, Oct 13

Crystal Palace railway station will soon be home to a community-led Energy Garden, combining plants and flowers with renewable energy sources. Join the local community, Palace Power community energy group and the Crystal Palace Transition Town movement for an evening … Continue reading

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Sensible? Norwood garden party goes ahead – despite rain

Despite unpromising weather, around 30 hardy souls turned out to celebrate the first anniversary of the Sensible Garden in South Norwood on Sunday afternoon. Members of the South Norwood Tourist Board, Crystal Palace Transition Town and local residents enjoyed calypso … Continue reading

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Park Hill Park festival gets a sprinkling with fairy dust

The first Flower Fairies Festival is underway, with children’s workshops in Park Hill Park today (until 9pm) and tomorrow (11.30am to 5.30pm), while next weekend will see a performance day and the official opening of the Flower Fairy Garden. Inspired … Continue reading

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Transition Town Give and Take, Surrey Street, Sat May 2

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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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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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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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Heritage Walk booklet project, Wandle Park, Mar 14

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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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Upper Norwood cookery writer offers Five ways to health

We all want tasty food that’s good for us. Key to that is ensuring we eat our daily intake of fruit and vegetables. Yet most of us aren’t even getting half the fruit and veg we need in a day. … Continue reading

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Wandle Park community garden volunteer work day, Feb 22

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Cheers! Join the Palace Pint community project

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Things are changing, and growing, around Transition Town

SUSAN OLIVER catches up with developments at Croydon Transition Town after an active 2014 Croydon Transition Town celebrated its second birthday in November, after its members helped to create community gardens in Wandle Park, Park Hill Park and at Ramsey … Continue reading

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No they can’t! Viridor needs to provide 100% safety guarantee

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For all the tens of thousands of pounds raised, and spent, by the Stop the Incinerator Campaign in taking its case to the High Court, the legal challenge has had to be based on planning issues. The issue … Continue reading

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Friends of the Earth Green Beanfeast, Green Dragon, Dec 15

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Happy, happy talk in South Norwood delivers community pride

Here’s four minutes’ worth of video that should cheer up many a dull morning. Congratulations to Ian Bone and his mates at the South Norwood Tourist Board, the Crystal Palace Transition Team, Robert Gibson and to Councillor Jane Avis, who … Continue reading

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