EGGSTRA FUN AT EASTER IN THE LIBRARY!

EASTER HOLIDAYS holidays are fast approaching and there's a wealth of entertainment lined up for children at Upper Norwood joint library.   Fiona Byers, children's and youth assistant librarian has sent out the library's current 'What's on' leaflet in an email detailing the latest events lined up. THE NEXT Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale session will be … Continue reading EGGSTRA FUN AT EASTER IN THE LIBRARY!

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HOP PLANTING AT CRYSTAL PALACE MUSEUM THIS SUNDAY

There's  hop planting at the Crystal Palace Museum Garden from 11:00 - 2pm this Sunday  (March 17th).   A post on l;ocal blog site Virtual Norwood says: "We'll be picking up our hops as part of the Palace Pint project and be shown how to plant them. "We will also be creating some paths, doing … Continue reading HOP PLANTING AT CRYSTAL PALACE MUSEUM THIS SUNDAY

LABOUR CALL EMERGENCY MEETING ON CROYDON LIBRARIES

AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING of Croydon council has been called by the Labour group for Monday (18th).   Labour say the meeting, being held in Croydon town hall at 6.30pm, is so that there can be a "proper discussion on their plans to privatise all the libraries in Croydon.. The Requisition states: "We hereby call an emergency … Continue reading LABOUR CALL EMERGENCY MEETING ON CROYDON LIBRARIES

CRYSTAL PALACE OVERGROUND FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 DATES – More volunteers needed

 THE SEVENTH Crystal Palace Overground Festival will take place from Thursday 27 June until Sunday 30 June 2013 with the main festival hubs at Westow Park on 29 June and around the Upper Norwood Triangle on 30 June.   Fringe events will be held around Crystal Palace in the run up to the big festival … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE OVERGROUND FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 DATES – More volunteers needed

GET READY TO ‘CARRY ON LEARNING’ AFTER YEAR 11

YOUNG PEOPLE in Croydon borough are being encouraged by Croydon council to start planning now for how they will meet a new legal requirement to continue in education for an extra year. From September 2013 anyone due to turn 17 in the next academic year will have to spend it continuing their studies. This could … Continue reading GET READY TO ‘CARRY ON LEARNING’ AFTER YEAR 11

LEWISHAM COUNCIL GO TO COURT OVER HOSPITAL

Lewisham council have issued an application for a judicial review of the decisions of the Secretary of State for Health and the Trust Special Administrator in the High Court over Lewisham hospital - and say they have already succeeded in delaying implementation of any changes.     They are asking for the court to review the … Continue reading LEWISHAM COUNCIL GO TO COURT OVER HOSPITAL

GOOD TASTE THE REAL DIFFERENCE!!

GOOD TASTE on Westow Hill have held the first of several tastings.- with people tasting way through 10 very different British cheeses,   And there's good news from Good Taste -  instead of their planned wine tastings costing £25 per person they have now been REDUCED to £10 per head. "Our wine suppliers have agreed to … Continue reading GOOD TASTE THE REAL DIFFERENCE!!

SAVED – OUR SPINNEY! Residents celebrate victory after appeal decision

 Folks - we won!: That was how many residents who campaigned against plans to build four masisonettes on the spinney in Spinney Gardens heard their opposition to the proposals had been successful.   In an email to campaigners Save Our Spinney, the group set up to fight the proposals, added: "After a nail biting seven … Continue reading SAVED – OUR SPINNEY! Residents celebrate victory after appeal decision

COUNCIL OFFICER AT KICC ‘EVENT’

A BROMLEY council enforcement officer was among those who attended the latest event organised by Kingsway International Christian Centre at 25 Church Road on Saturday February 23rd.   The event had attracted criticism from various local groups including the Picture Palace Campaign - which wants to see the former cinema turned back into a cinema … Continue reading COUNCIL OFFICER AT KICC ‘EVENT’

SHOCK FIGURES ON UNSAFE ‘SAFETY’ SEATS FOR KIDS IN CARS – up to 85 per cent wrongly fitted or wrong type

 A SURVEY of cars carried out by Croydon council road safety officers found as many as 85 per cent of safety seats were wrongly fitted or not of the right type for the vehicle or for the height of the child - and some children were found in cars which had no restraints fitted at all. … Continue reading SHOCK FIGURES ON UNSAFE ‘SAFETY’ SEATS FOR KIDS IN CARS – up to 85 per cent wrongly fitted or wrong type