Tag Archives: Robert Gibson

Upper Norwood Library re-opens with funding unannounced

GENE BRODIE, our libraries correspondent, reports on the delayed re-opening of the Uppper Norwood Library, as doubts remain on the 116-year-old community asset’s funding arrangements from Lambeth and Croydon councils Upper Norwood Library – or the “Hub on the Hill” … Continue reading

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#FindRobbie: Family makes Christmas appeal to come home

It is now  six months since Robert Gibson, the library campaigner and community activist in Upper Norwood, went missing from his home. Apart from a sighting on the Isle of Wight in June, there has been no other reports of … 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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Three months on, search for Robert Gibson continues

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Urgent appeal to help find missing Robert Gibson

There’s growing concern for the well-being of Robert Gibson, pictured above, the widely admired and much-loved community activist from the Crystal Palace area and leading light in the Save the Upper Norwood Library campaign. Gibson has not been home since … Continue reading

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Job losses and volunteer libraries leaves us feeling let down

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Public library provision is a statutory requirement for local authorities such as Croydon. But they also represent a soft target when councils want to make cuts. ROBERT GIBSON says that the funding announcement for Crystal Palace’s library is … Continue reading

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