Norbury Gets Back To Organised Community Activity
Community and faith groups in Norbury have been getting back into action:
- The monthly litter pics by Litter Free Norbury – in April with Pollards Hill Residents Association and on 29 May with Scots Estate RA.
- PHRA’s meeting to reactivate itself.
- The anniversary celebration of Cassandra Centre on 20 May.
- The Friends of Norbury Park Thursday afternoon litter picks.
- Eid picnic in Norbury Park on 21May
- Norbury Village Residents Association AGM on 28 May.
leading up to the Love Norbury Jubilee on the Green Festival on 4 June, and then:
- St Philip’s Church Quiz And Fish And Chips Supper Evening on 11 June.
- Baptist Church Quiz And Fish Supper Evening on 18 June
- The History of Norbury talk at the Baptist Church on 15 July
Saturday 25 May. 2pm. NVRA AGM
Harlow Hall, Stanford/Oakhill Rds
All households in the NVRA area are being leafleted with a newsletter advertising the AGM, and the 4 June Festival flier. Cllrs Leila Ben-Hassel and Matt Griffiths have been asked to explain how the Council will work under the elected Mayor and their role as Councillors.
Iceland Offers 10% Discount
Iceland will give shoppers aged 60 and over 10% off their grocery shop every Tuesday as the cost of living crisis bites.
- Do You Take Lots Of Medicines?
Super Drug has a recycling collection box for empty medicine blister packs
- Empty Roller Ball Deodorants Etc Wanted
A member of Knitting Norbury Together is appealing for with used roller ball deodorants for her craft activities. When you have any to dispose of please drop them into 6 Oakhill Rd or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norbury Gym Signs Up 1,900 Members
The new Norbury Gym has signed up 1,900 members so far. Many used to use the Nuffield Gym. A member of NVRA tells me that the equipment is more up-to-date than at Nuffield, and provides a wider range of exercises.
The Future Of Harlow Hall
24 organisations expressed interest in taking on the management of Harlow Hall including 6 churches and several agencies which provide services to people in Norbury. These were whittled down to about 3. As Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust I, and Jennifer McDermott of Cassandra Centre, were interviewed on 19 May about the Trust’s bid. Jennifer is one of the members of the Love Norbury Committee who have agreed to form a partnership Hall Management Committee under the Trust Board. We stressed the importance of the Hall being under local community control and presented a plan for improvements and increasing its use and diversifying the range of activities and events that take place in it. The decision on which organisation will be offered the lease on the Hall is awaited. The time taken will partly depend on whether the decision is taken by the Cabinet Member Andy Stranack or by the elected Mayor. If the Trust is successful and is offered the lease in order to keep expenditure low it will seek pro-bono legal advice from lawyers, and surveys of the building’s improvement needs from surveyors, living in Norbury.
Misuse of Norbury Park
Jenni Rodgers, Chair of Friends of Norbury Park reports that there have been three consecutive nights of disturbance in the park this past week.
PC Rosie from Gypsy Hill Police Station has say that if this happens again people can call the Safer NT team directly on 07769 364 551.
Unfortunately, this number is not manned continually, so residents will probably have to resort to 999 again if necessary.
Jenni learnt at the SNT Ward Panel Meeting earlier in the week that in their rule book they are empowered to confiscate PA systems if groups habitually refuse to lower noise levels. She wonders why they’ve never enforced this before … ‘or perhaps they don’t have the manpower to cope with these large and volatile groups.’
Litter Free Norbury Posters
GPDO single storey rear extensions at 30 Carolina Road, 6 Covington Gardens and 223 Norbury Crescent. Only side and back neighbours have the legal right to comment.
1258 London Road (Solent Court). Replacement of external render with non-combustible render board and associated works). You can see the scaffolding around the building.
29 Pollards Hill West. Demolition of existing garage, and erection of new garage with summer room.
Council Accepts Book Donation
The Council has agreed to accept a donation of the three books written by the late Norbury resident Eric Sanders to be placed in every Library.
Croydon And Other Blog Postings
Croydon Council Update at 21May
Croydon General Update at 21May
Windrush Day Event 25 June
A free demonstration will be given at the Norbury Jubilee on the Green Festival on 4 June