EVENTS: GIPSY HILL AND GIPSY ROAD – HISTORY TALK / PAXTON CENTRE THIS MONTH / DULWICH ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE / MP STEVE REED AT BUSINESS BAGEL et cetera

THURSDAY MAY 17th GIPSY HILL Local history talk ‘Gipsy Hill & Gipsy Road’ Alun Thomas has researched the history of the roads. Norwood Society local history,. Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ 7.30pm Admission free. Refreshments at interval, donations welcome. PAXTON CENTRE IN MAY The Paxton Centre Springs into May and June as local winners … Continue reading EVENTS: GIPSY HILL AND GIPSY ROAD – HISTORY TALK / PAXTON CENTRE THIS MONTH / DULWICH ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE / MP STEVE REED AT BUSINESS BAGEL et cetera

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EVENTS: FANCY RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROAD? Some people already are! / CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET

FANCY RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROAD? Some people already are! The Norwood Society's latest project 'MyHouseMyStreet' continues to grow. Locals are now researching the histories of the following roads: Rockmount Road Vermont Road Harold Road South Vale Woodland Road Coopers Yard / Froggatt’s Cottages off Westow Hill (left of Iceland store) Cintra Park Woodland … Continue reading EVENTS: FANCY RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROAD? Some people already are! / CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET

LAUNCH OF NORWOOD SOCIETY’S ‘MYHOUSEMYSTREET’ PROJECT THIS SUNDAY / BICYCLE THIEVES ON THE TRIANGLE / FOOD MARKET / LAUNCH OF LAMBETH DEMOCRACY / ORDINARY PEOPLE AT CROW / LAMBETH LIBRARIES EVENTS

LAUNCH OF NORWOOD SOCIETY'S 'MYHOUSEMYSTREET' PROJECT THIS SUNDAY The Norwood Society are holding the first meeting of their 'MyHouseMyStreet' project upstairs in the Upper Norwood library this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. They are working with volunteers to launch the project in the Harold Road Conservation area of Upper Norwood to include Essex Grove, Rockmount … Continue reading LAUNCH OF NORWOOD SOCIETY’S ‘MYHOUSEMYSTREET’ PROJECT THIS SUNDAY / BICYCLE THIEVES ON THE TRIANGLE / FOOD MARKET / LAUNCH OF LAMBETH DEMOCRACY / ORDINARY PEOPLE AT CROW / LAMBETH LIBRARIES EVENTS

THE MAN WHO BROUGHT RECORDED SOUND TO ENGLAND – PLUS STAR MAKERS AND BLUEBELL WALKS

THE MAN WHO BROUGHT RECORDED SOUND TO ENGLAND - AND ADVANCE NEWS OF NORWOOD SOCIETY'S NEW PROJECT: 'MYHOUSEMYSTREET' The subject of Norwood Society’s next local history meeting is Colonel George Edward Gouraud, the man who brought recorded sound to England, with our speaker, Howard Hope. Howard is a lifetime specialist in the history of recorded … Continue reading THE MAN WHO BROUGHT RECORDED SOUND TO ENGLAND – PLUS STAR MAKERS AND BLUEBELL WALKS

THE NOSTRADAMUS OF SOUTH NORWOOD HILL – and other fascinating residents  / UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

THE NOSTRADAMUS OF SOUTH NORWOOD HILL - and other fascinating residents   The next Norwood Society Local History meeting is on Thursday 16th November at 7.30 pm at the Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ. - Stephen Oxford has thoroughly researched the South Norwood Hill area and in this talk relates the amazing prophesies … Continue reading THE NOSTRADAMUS OF SOUTH NORWOOD HILL – and other fascinating residents  / UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD   Revised plans for the historic Queens hotel on Church Road are set to get the go-ahead at a Croydon council planning committee meeting tomorrow night (Thursday). An officers report to the committee recommends permission for the plans which include demolition of existing buildings to the centre … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD

“ALL OUR GREEN SPACES HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES” – NORWOOD SOCIETY 

"ALL OUR GREEN SPACES HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES" - NORWOOD SOCIETY  All the green spaces in Upper Norwood have special features, say local planning, conservation and history group the Norwood Society.  Their comment comes in a letter to Croydon council's director of planning in response to a Government inspector's response to Croydon council plans (please see … Continue reading “ALL OUR GREEN SPACES HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES” – NORWOOD SOCIETY 

THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS – But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object.

THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS - But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object. Stambourne Woods and Beaulieu Heights are among almost 90 green open spaces across the borough of Croydon which could be under threat, say campaigners - and at least one council officer. The list also includes Upper Norwood recreation … Continue reading THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS – But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object.

MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEW ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS – AS BRICK BY BRICK SCHEME AGAIN CRITICISED BY NORWOOD SOCIETY

MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEW ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS - AS BRICK BY BRICK SCHEME AGAIN CRITICISED BY NORWOOD SOCIETY Any council planning decision which is not made in an independent, reasoned and transparent manner would be open to legal challenge, says Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. His comment came in a reply … Continue reading MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEW ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS – AS BRICK BY BRICK SCHEME AGAIN CRITICISED BY NORWOOD SOCIETY

NORWOOD SOCIETY OPPOSE QUEENS HOTEL PLANS – QUESTION BUILDING'S FUTURE USE

NORWOOD SOCIETY OPPOSE QUEENS HOTEL PLANS - QUESTION BUILDING'S FUTURE USE The Norwood Society have voiced their opposition to major development plans at the historic Queens hotel on Church Road saying there is no mention of restaurants, meeting rooms, conference and banqueting facilities - and questioning whether another long-term use is planned for the building. … Continue reading NORWOOD SOCIETY OPPOSE QUEENS HOTEL PLANS – QUESTION BUILDING'S FUTURE USE