Tag Archives: Upper Norwood

St Joseph’s College latest secondary to take covid-19 action

St Joseph’s College on Beulah Hill is the latest school to have been forced into taking action after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus. It brings to 10 the number of schools – primary and secondary – across Croydon and … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick legal row sees further delays at Auckland Rise

Brick by Brick is locked in another legal dispute with one of its building contractors, this time over unfinished works at Auckland Rise in Upper Norwood. Croydon Council’s wholly-owned, loss-making developer is building seven blocks on what were open spaces … Continue reading

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240 Virgo Fidelis pupils sent away due to unsafe buildings

Old and poorly maintained school buildings could hasten the closure of what was once a proud Catholic girls’ school. By our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE A landmark Victorian school building in Upper Norwood is “not currently safe for pupils and … Continue reading

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Bromley in legal moves against Croydon over road closures

Croydon could be heading for a bitter, cross-boundary dispute with one of its neighbouring boroughs after the leader of Bromley’s Conservative-controlled council told residents that they have begun legal moves to get traffic-calming measures removed from residential streets in Crystal … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick lied about using £600k house as site office

EXCLUSIVE: A family with a five-year-old child undergoing cancer treatment are among those whose house-owning dream has been turned into a nightmare. By BARRATT HOLMES, housing correspondent A young family have been delayed for more than a year from moving … Continue reading

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Head quits as ‘high risk’ Virgo Fidelis struggles with budget

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on the latest setback suffered by one of the borough’s oldest schools Virgo Fidelis girls’ convent school in Upper Norwood will start the new school term in September with its fifth headteacher in barely three … Continue reading

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Charmian Hughes’ She, Bookseller Crow, Feb 28

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Tea and Tech: Improving health, Upper Norwood Library, Mar 6

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Talk: The Royal Ritual of Death, Upper Norwood, Feb 10

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Save yourself money, Tea and Tech, Upper Norwood, Jan 24

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Spitfires, sweets and Darwin’s voyage: Phoenix talks for 2020

The Phoenix Retirement Association meets at 2pm for 2.30pm usually on the second Monday of each month at the Phoenix Community Centre (next to Sainsbury’s), 66 Westow Street, Upper Norwood, London, SEI9 3AF, and offers high-quality talks, social meetings, outings, … Continue reading

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Tea and Tech, Upper Norwood Library, Nov 29

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Wanderers FC Grand Opening, Virgo Fidelis School, Nov 2

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West End at The Library, Upper Norwood, Nov 17

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The History of Beulah Spa, Phoenix Centre, Oct 14

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Dick Whittington the Panto, Upper Norwood, Nov 23-30

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Council tries to hide BxB’s latest flats for sale scheme

A Town Hall planning meeting this week is seeking to cover-up the council-owned developer’s role, with residents saying that they were misled over the intention to exclude completely any social housing for rent. Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports Profit-hungry … Continue reading

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Woods group wins £2,000 grant to create ‘magical’ nature trail

The Friends of Spa Woods group has received a £2,000 grant to create a nature trail through their part of what remains of the ancient Great North Wood, using wood carvings, fairy doors and a few other surprises thrown in … Continue reading

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Tea and Tech learning session at Upper Norwood Library, Aug 2

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Talk: History of the National Trust, Upper Norwood, Aug 12

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Say It With Poison – garden talk, Upper Norwood, Jul 8

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iCulture free music festival, The Alma Crystal Palace, Jun 14-15

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The History of Crystal Palace, Upper Norwood, May 13

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Death awareness event, Upper Norwood, May 12

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Community group in Upper Norwood is rising like a phoenix

Since 1985, the over-50s of Upper Norwood have enjoyed regular talks, social meetings and outings at the Phoenix Community Centre. But earlier this year, with no volunteers coming forward from within the membership to replace key members of the committee, … Continue reading

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