Tag Archives: Captain Sensible

Stormzy to get a bench as Tourist Board triumphs again

Fresh from last month’s High Court success in overcoming the threat of legal action from the Qatari royal family, Ian Bone, the antiquated anarchist and co-founder of the South Norwood Tourist Board, was claiming another victory over Big Business this … 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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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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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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Sensible is as Sensible does, as the Captain unveils his bench

“It has always been hard being known as ‘Sensible’ when sometimes I’m not,” Raymond Burns said on Saturday, wearing a bright Hawaiian shirt, baggy shorts and trademark red beret. “But it helped me in my career so I shouldn’t really … Continue reading

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Let’s be a borough of old scrubbers, says Captain Sensible

Captain Sensible has called on the people of Croydon to “get up off their arses” and take up their scrubbing brushes, their brooms and buckets, and start to get the borough cleaner, doorstep by doorstep. The former Damned frontman is … Continue reading

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Help with South Norwood’s Sensible Garden, June 25

South Norwood Tourist Board and Crystal Palace Transition Town will be back at the Sensible Garden tomorrow, June 25, at 6pm to work at creating what they call “a pocket park on this verdant gateway site to South Norwood”. They say, “You, … Continue reading

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Johnny Moped does another lap at Stanley Tech: July 8

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign is to screen Basically Johnny Moped at the South Norwood Arts Festival on July 8. The film is highly recommended.

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David Lean Cinema re-opening is a people’s authentic triumph

STEVEN DOWNES was delighted to return to the Clock Tower’s arthouse cinema when it welcomed home Johnny Moped last month The David Lean Cinema is re-opened. Please note, Madam Mayor. It is re-opened. Not “opened”. The fizzy stuff was flowing … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema re-opening night is sold out within hours

So much for Croydon Council’s claims, made when they closed the David Lean Cinema three years ago, that there’s no demand for an art house cinema in the borough. Seats for the re-opening night of the David Lean Cinema on … Continue reading

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Council forced to re-open David Lean Cinema after three years

Tickets for the first public screenings at the David Lean Cinema at the Clocktower in nearly three years go on sale tomorrow morning – a victory for the “little people”, and Ronnie Corbett. The David Lean Cinema will be re-opened … Continue reading

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Lots of happy talk as residents do the Sensible thing

Almost 30 people from South Norwood, Shirley, Penge and Crystal Palace united to transform a long neglected piece of greenery on South Norwood High Street at the weekend. Crystal Palace Transition Town joined forces with South Norwood Tourist Board and … Continue reading

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