‘TREE OSCAR’ WINNERS THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR HELP

'Tree Oscar' winners Friends of Stambourne Woods have thanked everyone who helped them achieve the award. In their latest post they say: "We're hanging up our gloves, spades and loppers for the summer, but before we go, we want to say a big 'Thank you!' to everyone who's been along to our events and helped … Continue reading ‘TREE OSCAR’ WINNERS THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR HELP

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TREE-MENDOUS!!! FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS WIN TOP AWARD

Friends of Stambourne Woods have won a 'Tree Oscar' - the Community Woodland Award in the 2019 London Tree and Woodland Awards, organised by the Forestry Commission and the Mayor of London. “The judges felt that our group has done great work bringing the community together to enjoy and enhance the woodland with our range … Continue reading TREE-MENDOUS!!! FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS WIN TOP AWARD

CYCLISTS RAISE MORE THAN £165,000 FOR ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE WITH CYCLE RIDE TO AMSTERDAM / FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS HOLDING ANNUAL MEETING (it’s in the woods)

Comedian Tom Allen visited St Christopher's in Sydenham after nominating St Christopher’s to receive his winning prize money from BBC TV’s Pointless show back in January this year. The comedian, writer and actor is a regular feature on TV screens, presenting Bake Off: The Professionals as well as making appearances on Mock the Week, Live … Continue reading CYCLISTS RAISE MORE THAN £165,000 FOR ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE WITH CYCLE RIDE TO AMSTERDAM / FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS HOLDING ANNUAL MEETING (it’s in the woods)

“A LITTLE WORLD OF TREES TUCKED AWAY IN CRYSTAL PALACE….” / NEW PARK CAFE OPENS /

From Friends of Stambourne Woods: Join us this Sunday, May 12th from 10am - 1pm, when we'll be: cutting back laurel to uncover a hidden copper beech! continuing building the dead hedge we started last time clearing a fallen trunk that's blocking the holly path ....and more Meet at the log seating area in the middle of … Continue reading “A LITTLE WORLD OF TREES TUCKED AWAY IN CRYSTAL PALACE….” / NEW PARK CAFE OPENS /

TOP TEN TREE SONGS FOR LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLLORS

In the wake of revelations that Lambeth don’t have money to replace felled trees (but loadsamoney for consultants, agency staff, estate demolitions, salaries for two deputy chief whips etc etc)  here’s a Top Ten of tree songs for the Labour councillors: 1: Woodn’t it be nice – Copper Beech Boys 2: I’m a Lumberjack – … Continue reading TOP TEN TREE SONGS FOR LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLLORS

EVENTS: CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET / NORWOOD PLANNING ASSEMBLY AT LIBRARY’S 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS/ A WALK ROUND CRYSTAL PALACE THIS SATURDAY / FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS

Lunches this week at the Food Market Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.  Great picnic food to take away. Guest lunch – Lucknow to London. Nida says, “We will be dishing up our much loved slow cooked mutton, it’s been on the … Continue reading EVENTS: CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET / NORWOOD PLANNING ASSEMBLY AT LIBRARY’S 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS/ A WALK ROUND CRYSTAL PALACE THIS SATURDAY / FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS

FANCY LENDING A HAND IN STAMBOURNE WOODS THIS SUNDAY?

FANCY LENDING A HAND IN STAMBOURNE WOODS THIS SUNDAY? Join us in Stambourne Woods again this Sunday 10th March, 10am - 1pm For our March activity day, Friends of Gipsy Hill will be joining us to make habitat boxes for our little woodland friends. Younger children will need to be accompanied by an adult for … Continue reading FANCY LENDING A HAND IN STAMBOURNE WOODS THIS SUNDAY?

NEWS IN BRIEF: CRYSTAL PALACE PARK / FREE ENERGY BILL SAVING ADVICE / DISCO AT THE LIBRARY HUB / SCHOOL STREET PROGRAMME COULD EXPAND….and more

CRYSTAL PALACE PARK: The park Regeneration Plan has seen some delays but every cloud has a silver lining. It's good news for the caravan club who have had their lease extended for another year.  Meanwhile, the new café build is nearly complete and we can’t wait to see the inside and taste the lovely treats the Brown & Green crew are going to … Continue reading NEWS IN BRIEF: CRYSTAL PALACE PARK / FREE ENERGY BILL SAVING ADVICE / DISCO AT THE LIBRARY HUB / SCHOOL STREET PROGRAMME COULD EXPAND….and more

FRIENDS BACK IN STAMBOURNE WOODS / BUSINESS BAGEL AND EXPO EXHIBITION / LONDON MOZART PLAYERS PLAY…MOZART / RECYCLING YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES IN CROYDON

FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS Happy New Year! We’ll be helping you get 2019 off to a good start this weekend as we return to the Woods for some fresh air, fun and fitness. Join us on Sunday morning, 10am - 1pm. Meet at the Church Road end. Our new notice boards have been delivered and we’ll be installing … Continue reading FRIENDS BACK IN STAMBOURNE WOODS / BUSINESS BAGEL AND EXPO EXHIBITION / LONDON MOZART PLAYERS PLAY…MOZART / RECYCLING YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES IN CROYDON

AWARDS FOR ROY HODGSON AND DONNA FRASER / MUGGING ATTEMPT CHURCH ROAD / FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS OWL WATCH

AWARDS FOR ROY HODGSON AND DONNA FRASER Two Croydon sportspeople are to be honoured with the highest award the council can give at a special meeting tonight (Monday). Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson, and four-time Olympian Donna Fraser, who both grew up in Croydon, will be granted the Freedom of the Borough at a special … Continue reading AWARDS FOR ROY HODGSON AND DONNA FRASER / MUGGING ATTEMPT CHURCH ROAD / FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS OWL WATCH