Bus routes 417, 432 and 450 along with two night buses are continuing to be diverted along Church Road SE19 while Thames Water carry out repairs on Gipsy Hill.

A Thames Water spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: “We’re currently working to repair a leak in the road outside Gipsy Hill police station.
“We have installed traffic lights to allow our engineers to carry out this work safely and we hope to complete our work by the end of this week.
“Our work to repair a leak on Westow Street has now been completed.
“We’re in the process of starting to resurface the carriageway and we hope to be off the road by the end of this week.
“We’d like to apologise for the inconvenience these essential repair works are causing.”

Saturday 10 am: FOOD MARKET IS BACK

(No details as we went to press)

CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.

Now on two sites – the normal Antenna car park site and also in the Haynes Lane market courtyard.

“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”

West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market.  Their shopping list  – which changes every so often. – can be found at

Join us at the Anerley Town Hall Open Day for the launch of our heritage leaflet about the Vicar’s Oak, an historic tree that once marked the boundaries that met at the top of Anerley Hill.

We will also be showing the design for the new path and planting close to the Vicar’s Oak site, at the entrance to Crystal Palace Park.

Enjoy refreshments, a presentation of project photographs and listen to our interviews with local people. 12 noon – 3 pm, Saturday 10th March Anerley Town Hall, Anerley Road, SE20 8BD

Volunteers needed

Work will soon begin to create a new path and planting at the top of Anerley Hill. Please contact us if you would like to help plant and maintain these new beds.

Keep in touch

The Boundaries project is coming to an end, thank you for contributing your time, knowledge, ideas and experiences. All of these have added greatly to the project. If you would like to stay in touch with Invisible Palace and find out what we do next then please reply to this email to remain on our mailing list. Thank you!

About the Boundaries Project

This two-year partnership heritage project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the London Borough of Bromley. It has brought together people from across five boroughs and worked with more than 100 local volunteers and 20 organisations.(Source: Boundaries Project)

Crystal Palace Park Regeneration Plan Information Event

  • Date: 12 Mar 2018
  • Location: Outside Crystal Palace Railway Station
  • Time: 15:00 – 19:30
  • Cost: Free

Come along to our community information event to get an update on the latest plans before the planning application in Spring 2018…

Crystal Palace information event flyerWe have prepared a Regeneration Plan for Crystal Palace Park. The Regeneration Plan aims to deliver a renovated and vibrant metropolitan park which is an asset to its surrounding communities and attracts visitors from across the UK.

The plan draws on previous masterplan projects to display a sustainable future for the park that celebrates its important history. Over the past year we have been reviewing and refining ideas, consulting with the community and developing a recommended plan that will support a restored and vibrant park.

We will be submitting a planning application in Spring 2018, before we do this we are inviting you to come and see how your input is helping shape the future development of Crystal Palace Park.

The project team will be on hand to answer your queries about the plan and how it was developed.


Would you like to discover who lived in your house or street? The local history meeting on Thursday 15 March is the launch of the Norwood Society’s next project (after last year’s blue plaques success). 

The speaker will be Nick Tyson of the MyHouseMyStreet Brighton project where volunteers researched the local area. Nick will explain the techniques used and inspire us to do similar in Norwood. All are welcome, there will be refreshments, there is no charge but we ask for donations.

We hope to see you on Thursday 15 March at 7.30pm at Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ


St Christopher’s Hospice is running a series of events this March to encourage everyone to take a little time to plan for the end of their life, no matter what their situation. During Legacy Awareness Month There will be sessions about planning for peace of mind, and also St Christopher’s Will Week event.

St Christopher’s Will Week, from Monday 19 – Friday 23 March, could be the prompt that you need to make a Will and be able to support the hospice at the same time. See http://www.stchtristophers/willweek for a list of local solicitors who will waive their fee for their Will-writing services, in return for a one-off gift to support the hospice (suggested gift of £150 for a simple Will).

The Planning for Peace of Mind sessions are being held at Caritas House, Tregony Road, Orpington on 9 March and at the hospice in Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham on 15 March, between 10-12 and 2pm-4pm. These informal sessions provide impartial advice, information and discussion around end of life plans, including expert talks from funeral advisers, solicitors and hospice staff.

Meanwhile, throughout the month supporters can learn more about leaving a legacy that will last more than a lifetime with a gift in their Will. Leaving a legacy can enable may mean that you can give financial support to a charity that you weren’t able to do in your lifetime.

Helen Wheeler, a fundraiser at St Christopher’s comments “At St Christopher’s last year over 23% of the hospice’s work was made possible legacies. Any legacy is enormously appreciated, as such a gift, no matter the size, helps to keep the hospice running”. (Source: St Christopher’s hospice)

April 2nd: Last year a new community Hub was opened within the old changing rooms in Upper Norwood Rec. Named “The Chevening Hub” the building was opened and run as a space for the community to rent and use and provides a food and beverage service during the day for the community.
On the 2nd April 2018 the Chevening Hub will be holding an open day in conjunction with JAM Total Sport where there will be food and free sports activities for the kids.
It is always nice to show support for any new community venture so mark the day in your diary and pop along and join in the fun…
Date – 2nd April 2018
Time – 12-6pm
The address –
The Chevening Hub
Chevening Road
Upper Norwood Recreation Ground
SE19 3TE

April 7th: Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell is the next work for Upper Norwood library book club. Copies should be available in the library.

“The next date is Saturday 7th April and the lovely Elisabeth will be leading the discussion” says Rita. “I chose the Rendell because I sensed the majority wanted something with clear plot and characterisation – something more novel-ly – after our venture into sci-fi.”




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