Tag Archives: South Norwood

Saturday football club, St Mark’s Primary, Albert Road

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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 year to keep open, is the setting … Continue reading

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Make a splash with council’s free swimming offer for under-16s

Free summer swimming for under-16s is available at all of Croydon Council’s leisure centres for the six weeks of the schools’ summer holidays. As well as free swimming there will be crash courses for those new to the water, and … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Mediterranean. Selhurst Church, Aug 2-5

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Cuban summer fiesta is coming to Stanley Halls, Jul 30

Stanley’s Film Club brings a flavour of sun-drenched Havana to South Norwood this summer with a screening of Wim Wender’s much-loved documentary, Buena Vista Social Club on Saturday, July 30. Cinema-goers can make an evening of it, with Cuban-themed food and … Continue reading

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Labour members investigate how to oust Blairite MP Reed

More details have emerged from the Croydon North Labour annual meeting a fortnight ago which demonstrate that the power struggle in the party nationally between Blairites and supporters of Jeremy Corbyn is also being played out fiercely at local level. … Continue reading

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Views of Croydon on display in Addiscombe art exhibition

Cafe Adagio, the music and arts-themed cafe in Addiscombe, is hosting an exhibition of the work of Matt Bannister, who has put together a series of eye-catching images of Croydon life in his distinctive style.

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Paths of Separations author to meet Page Turners club

GUY CLAPPERTON on the next meeting of the South Norwood book club, Page Turners, when the book’s author will be at the event … and that was another fine meeting with numbers up a bit from last time. The consensus … Continue reading

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Drawing Grangewood Park, South Norwood, Jul 10

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Waddon school pupils get chance to eat as they learn

Croydon’s new Mayor tended to his roots in more ways than one when he came to open St Giles’s School’s edible garden today. Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor got in some good spade work to bed down a tree planted to mark … Continue reading

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Picnic in the Park, Grangewood Park, Jul 10

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Council wins its 20mph referendum by narrow majority

Croydon’s own referendum – over whether part of the borough’s residential streets should be turned into a 20mph zone – turned out to be a narrow victory for the party in power. The Labour-run council’s proposals for streets in parts … Continue reading

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Latest novel offers Page Turners some Swedish escapism

The Page Turners book group meets next week, June 15, at 7.30pm at Yeha Noha, Station Road, SE25, just up from Norwood Junction Station. This month, the book the group has been reading and will be discussing at the meeting … Continue reading

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South Norwood Lakes family fun day, Jul 9

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Film-maker Fingleton answers questions on The Survivalist

  BAFTA-nominated film-maker Stephen Fingleton is to be a special guest at the Stanley’s Film Club, at the Stanley Halls in South Norwood, next month, when they screen his acclaimed debut movie, The Survivalist.

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History’s for the taking with talks and walks on Norwood’s past

The Norwood Society’s next local history talk is “Shopping at the Palace”. Dairymen, corn chandlers, piano merchants, a butcher with a goat that wandered up and down Westow Street, saddle makers, tea gardens, two local newspapers, a bookshop with Ruskin’s … Continue reading

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South Norwood Community Festival unveils week’s events

The South Norwood Community Festival 2016 runs from July 2 to the grand finale in South Norwood Recreation Ground on Sunday, July 10. The Festival is a free family event, with its activities staged within a few minute’s walk from … Continue reading

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Walk with bats, birds and trees with Great North Wood project

The Great North Wood project, run by the London Wildlife Trust, is an initiative that aims to engage local people to help protect and enhance an invaluable landscape. The Great North Wood is one of London’s most valuable Living Landscapes. … Continue reading

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Robbed Norwood charity sends thanks to community donors

An appeal from a Norwood lunch club to replace stolen food and equipment has hit its target in less than 24 hours – thanks in part to a donation from one local businessman who read about the charity’s plight on … Continue reading

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Thieves steal £500-worth of food intended for charity meals

Thieves have broken into a hall in South Norwood which provides lunches for the elderly and adults with learning difficulties, and stolen around £500-worth of food and equipment, much of it paid for through donations raised by the community group’s … Continue reading

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