Norbury Update 22 May

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.

Specialist Recycling

  • 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

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

Planning Applications

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.

Planning Approvals

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

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour, radical and suffrage movements, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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