Kingsway International Christian Centre have been removing furniture from the cinema building at 25 Church Road. The sign above the canopy stating ‘The Open Door’ has also been removed.

Everyman cinema chain have agreed to purchase the building from KICC subject to being granted a premises licence.

January 25, 2018


The deadline for any objections or comments to Euro Hotels revised plans for the Queens hotel on Church Road has been extended to Wednesday April 4th.



Happy Easter everyone.  Let’s hope it’s the start of some better weather.  To celebrate at the market, the Transition Town Choir will entertain us with their “Spring Sing” from 12 to 1 (starting at Antenna Cafe), Jacqueline is coming with her facepainting kit and Into the Wild are back with some beautiful British Flowers.  And don’t miss the cake parade at Brett and Bailey – it’s going to be good.

We are super honoured to be chosen as an Urban Food Hero for “using food for good” in this month’s Jellied Eel (part of Sustain).  Not only has the market been listed but also Patchwork Farm and its stall at the market, plus the Store Cupboard got a mention too.

Thank you to everyone who helped us set up these community projects and to those who keep them running, week in week out.  We are all really proud of the market,Patchwork Farm and the Store Cupboard (now run by the market) and it’s so great to get some wider recognition.  Thank you Sustain and Jellied Eel. (Patchwork Farm stall returns to the market on the 7th April – any gluts most welcome.)

ACTIVITY – Facepainting with local Jacqueline.

ACTIVITY – Transition Town Choir Spring sing – from 12 to 1pm – starting at Antenna Cafe.

Flowers – Into the Wild – Jenny says, “I’ve got some lovely Smith and Munson yellow tulips (British grower based in Lincolnshire) as well as narcissi from the Isles of Scilly and lots of other bits and pieces.  See you tomorrow.”

Guest lunch – Ricochez West Norwood based Richard is serving up shredded lamb in flatbreads with mint salad and Bloody Mary ketchup (and yes it tastes as good as it sounds).  The lamb is farmed on the Romney Marshes giving it that extra flavour.

Vegan lunch – Return to Shashamane Emilia is making us “New sweet – raw vegan carrot cake. Salads & sauces – chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds and fresh tarragon; butter beans toasted with seeds and herbs; Mexican cabbage salad with herbs, chillies and onion; polenta chips; coriander chimmichurri sauce; quinoa salad. Hot – butter beans puree; spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; lentil tikka masala stew.”

Lunch – Meru Galettes Sweet crepes or savoury buckwheat galettes.

Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.

Coffee  – Brewtal Coffee  Coffee beans roasted by local Neil – get them blended and freshly ground just for you on the stall.  Find them next to Wine Scouts in the courtyard.

Olive oil & marinated olives –  Yellow Sunshine – fresh marinated olives, garlic, wild garlic, vegan turkish delight and hand-made baklava.

Preserves – Chilli Brothers  Nathalie says “Chilli Brothers are here for you to grab a few last minute sauces, glazes & other condiments for Easter.  Orange & Yuzu with Ginger is great with cured meats/cheese. Mixed Berry/Habanero amazing with lamb/cold meats or on a brioche. The only way you will get a hot Easter.  See you on Saturday!”

Honey – Raw, unfiltered honey from garden beekeeper Janet – mostly set or soft set.  Also find some beautiful Indian stationery made from natural eco friendly products.

Natural Wines – Wine Scouts  Pedro says, “This Saturday I’ll open a beautiful red from France. La Petite Syrah de Mas Montel: garnet red in colour, scents of stewed dark fruits, cinnamon and liquorice. Red fruit flavours are backed up with notes of spice and leather, to keep us warm while we wait for the spring to arrive. Yum! Mas Montel is to be found just outside the village of Asperes  (limestone and flint soils) near Montpellier and is run by Dominique Granier.  Come and try …..”

Smokery – London Smoke & Cure  Ross says, “Happy Easter everybody, you’re all wonderful.  It’s been a super busy week here at the smokehouse so were being a little more efficient with our words. However, suffuce it to say that we’ve got some truly wonderful produce on the stall tomorrow including plenty of packs of best grade smoked salmon, a full range of cheese, some extra dry bacon and some yummy fresh pates. See you all down there.”

Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard   Wow, you loved the hot cross buns last week. They’re back this week, for the last time.

Meat – Gill Wing Farm   Andrew says “This week I’ll have chicken – whole, breast, thighs, drumsticks and wings. Beef – mince, rump, fillet, sirloin steak, top side, rib of beef and diced. Lamb – mince, shoulder, leg, chops, neck fillet. Pork – loin, belly, chops, shoulder. Sausages – herbed big and small, venison, lamb merguez. Bacon – smoked, unsmoked and streaky.”

Fish – Veasey’s    Contact us on or by phone on 01342 822906.

Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia  This week you’ll find a brand-new aged unpasteurised Pecorino – Juncu, an aged sheep/goat’s milk cheese, smoked ricotta, pre-sliced cured ham and back in stock ash ash salami!!  See you Sat.”

Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organic raw milk and dairy, from farmer Steve’s closed herd on the Pevensey Levels.  They’ve been featured on Channel 4, “A Year on the Farm” – check it out here.  NEW on the stall is organic Labneh – middle eastern inspired yoghurt – find it alongside their divine ghee, raw cream and butter.

Cakes – Brett & Bailey  “Who’s ready for a long weekend of cake? We’ll be in our usual sweet spot at our lovely local food market with another delectable range of contemporary cakes, ready to put the cherry on top of your four days off.  Expect Speckled Egg Cake with layers of golden caramel, raspberry and pink peppercorn gateau, crumble cake with the season’s finest rhubarb, swirly blueberry and lemon cheesecake, double carrot and chocolate Guinness.  We’ll also have bakewell squares, peanut butter bars with thick milk chocolate ganache and salted caramel stripes, peanut butter cookies, sticky buns, cardamom knots, fudgy salted chocolate brownies, our last semlor of the year (don’t worry we’re bringing extra), bags of homemade Turkish delight, and lots of jars of lovely stuff including our Great Taste Award-winning marmalade.  Need a whole cake? Take a look at the Brett & Bailey online shop, and have your order in on a Wednesday to collect at the following Saturday’s market.  See you soon!

Bread – Levain Bakery Ciabatta, ciabattini, walnut and raisin bread, olive bread, 5 cereals, green olive bread sticks, Danish rugbrod, tomato and oregano, Paillassou, pain de Meteil, spelt, Kentish flute, belle pavot, white loaf, wholemeal load, focaccia, rye sour, cottage cob. Chris Masembe and his team at Levain Bakery have a simple philosophy; to make artisan breads to the highest possible standards. All breads are sourdoughs, and are made using their own sourdough starter, a labour of love which they have kept going since they first started the bakery.  Find Orlo or Kuba on the bread stall in the Courtyard.

Seasonal vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics

Eco Products – Roots & Cycles Cosmo says “All change here at Roots & Cycles…having not wanted to add to our array of refills, we’ve decided to anyway! You can now refill your white vinegar and pay by the litre.  (Tips for cleaning with vinegar here.) And we now have dishwasher tabs unpackagedso bring your jam jar or whatever you have to hand. Sandwich wrappers are back in the house, alongside NEW toothbrush mugs made from recycled wood pulp. Last but certainly not least sea salt crystals with rose and geranium for those extra special bath times. Plus all the usuals of course.”

Original illustrations – Images Delmar  Dylan says “Visit Images Delmar in the Walkthrough this Saturday for a demonstration between anti reflective glass and standard glass for your framing needs!  Our usual mobile art gallery will also be open as usual with original artwork available from Danger Mouse strips to paintings of Egyptian relics from 1930…”

Second hand clothes – Find Francesca de Nave with a range of high quality secondhand clothes.

Local art & crafts – Palace Makers  Jakki says “This week at Palace Makers we will have a selection of local landmark screen prints by Red Faces Prints, block printed and screen printed linens by Akva Lai, Crocheted  pieces by Lime Green Lizzy, bags and purses by Dust and Roses, ink-stamped cards by Postcode Hero. Everything on the stall is handmade by local craftspeople.  Palace Makers is part of Crystal Palace Transition Town.  If you would like to sell your handmade work at this weekly stall and you live in the local or surrounding area, we would love to hear from you. Contact us via our Facebook page, alternatively pop down to see us and have a chat.”

Recycled Art – Reclaimed Republic – Upcycled arts & crafts and unique signage.

Collectables market will be open – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.  Click here for a little peek inside.

Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.

Crystal Palace Transition Town

The Foodbank – collection point will be back next week.  Details at  Total donated so far 1598kg.

News From Crystal Palace – we love this local news page from our friend, journalist Jerry Green.

Save Central Hill Community – support our neighbours & find out more about the proposed demolition of the estate, and how it would everyone in the area.

Our neighbours – Antenna Studios  Music, dance, performances, practice, recording & more. Also loads of great classes and the best coffee in the Palace.

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

3pm John Greatrex of Great Exhibitions unveils new palisade plans for top site in Crystal Palace park. Venue: Paxton Centre Anerley Hill



2 years since the councillors locked the library doors, the fight for our library is as important as ever! April 3rd marks the date they stole our library from us and the determined fightback by the community in the ten day occupation. It will also be exactly one month before the May council elections.

The council spin continues as they congratulate themselves for re-opening the library and securing its future. Defend the 10, Lambeth UNISON and the Friends of Carnegie Library have persevered in exposing the truth about the financial disaster of the gym deal and the giving away of a public library building to an unaccountable council-promoted Trust. A library at Carnegie is far from returned and far from secure!

Join us on April 3rd  to demand a restoration of a full public library service at Carnegie library and send a clear message to the councillors who continue to fail the people who elected them. (Source: Defend the Ten)


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