6,000 EXPECTED AT OVERGROUND FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND “bigger and better than ever thanks to sponsors”

ORGANISERS OF this weekend's Crystal Palace Overground festival are expecting 6,000 visitors to the Triangle area. The four-day festival which starts today (Thursday) with the main festival hubs at Westow Park on Saturday (29 June) and around the Upper Norwood Triangle on Sunday (30 June) with fringe events being held around Crystal Palace. The festival, which provides … Continue reading 6,000 EXPECTED AT OVERGROUND FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND “bigger and better than ever thanks to sponsors”

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THE POWER OF JUST DOING STUFF! “It’s not about waiting for permission” – Transition Town founder

NINETY SEVEN per cent of all sales of groceries go through 8,000 supermarkets in England, the founder of Transition Town told a packed public meeting in the Grape and Grain pub on Tuesday evening.   Rob Hopkins chose Crystal Palace to launch his new book -  The Power of Just Doing Stuff -    - which includes two and a … Continue reading THE POWER OF JUST DOING STUFF! “It’s not about waiting for permission” – Transition Town founder

MASTERS STUDENT SARAH BLAZES PARK MEMORIES TRAIL

A MASTERS STUDENT is putting together a community audio trail of memories of Crystal Palace park.   Sarah Glover is nearly at the end of a Masters in Museums and Galleries in Education and has written about Crystal Palace for a couple of pieces of coursework. "I am passionate about recording the history of the … Continue reading MASTERS STUDENT SARAH BLAZES PARK MEMORIES TRAIL

‘IRRESPONSIBLE’ DOG OWNERS BEING KEPT ON A TIGHT LEASH

In the first prosecution of its kind by Croydon council, a dog owner has been fined £100 for not keeping his animal on a lead.   The fine comes after the council created dog control orders on all council housing land and any other areas it is responsible for maintaining. The orders are designed to clamp down on … Continue reading ‘IRRESPONSIBLE’ DOG OWNERS BEING KEPT ON A TIGHT LEASH

FORGE PLANS GO TO APPEAL Foxton’s submit revised plans for Westow Hill premises

PLANS TO build a five/six storey block of flats where the old Forge in Beardell Street stands are going to appeal.   A Lambeth council spokeswoman confirmed that the application has gone to appeal  because Lambeth council didn’t deliver a decision within the statutory period. But she added: "Rumours you’ve heard are completely false as the … Continue reading FORGE PLANS GO TO APPEAL Foxton’s submit revised plans for Westow Hill premises

‘BEDS IN SHEDS’ LANDLORD FINED AFTER FIRE HOSPITALISES TWO MEN

A LANDLORD has been fined following a fire in an outbuilding that left two people in hospital.   Ace Management, of Kings Avenue, Winchmore Hill, London, was ordered to pay £12,000 after admitting renting a house in Melfort Road, Thornton Heath, without being licensed to do so. Two men had to be rescued by firefighters … Continue reading ‘BEDS IN SHEDS’ LANDLORD FINED AFTER FIRE HOSPITALISES TWO MEN

LIBRARY CAR PARK SET FOR CLEAN-UP – AND PLANTING?

 Crystal Palace Transition Town is leading a tidy up of the Upper Norwood Joint Library car park - behind the library - at 2pm tomorrow (Saturday).   Transition Town say: "The idea is to clear the rubbish, do some weeding and explore the possibility of creating a couple of flower beds etc.  "Please bring gardening … Continue reading LIBRARY CAR PARK SET FOR CLEAN-UP – AND PLANTING?

WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH! Leading councillor and park user exchange views on litter in Crystal Palace park

AN EXCHANGE of emails between a regular user of Crystal Palace park and Bromley council's deputy leader have been made public - after the councillor told park user Trish Anderson: "Please feel free to publish this reply as you deem appropriate." So she did - on the local Virtual Norwood blog site - along with a six-minute YouTube … Continue reading WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH! Leading councillor and park user exchange views on litter in Crystal Palace park

ARP ‘WARDENS’ WIN £25,000 GRANT FOR ANERLEY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

ANERLEY REGENERATION PROJECT have won a £25,000 Bromley council grant to help improve Anerley Road.   On hearing the news ARP spokeswoman Gill Wing said:  'This is the boost Anerley Road has needed for decades. "Residents, traders and commuters travelling via Crystal Palace station will begin to see the first of the cosmetic improvements in the … Continue reading ARP ‘WARDENS’ WIN £25,000 GRANT FOR ANERLEY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

BIGGER PICTURE GALLERY IN FORMER PUB – RAISING FUNDS FOR LIBRARY / TRANSITION TOWN CO-FOUNDER PICKS CRYSTAL PALACE FOR UK BOOK LAUNCH

A NEW ART gallery being set up in the former Thicket Tavern pub on Anerley Hill will raise money for the Upper Norwood joint library. Property developer Lightbox is opening the gallery as part of the acclaimed residential re-development of the former pub, in conjunction with Bigger Picture Gallery.  It will be free for everyone to browse … Continue reading BIGGER PICTURE GALLERY IN FORMER PUB – RAISING FUNDS FOR LIBRARY / TRANSITION TOWN CO-FOUNDER PICKS CRYSTAL PALACE FOR UK BOOK LAUNCH