Norbury Events & News at 25 September


Knitting Norbury Together Flags at St Philip’s Church

International Evening 17 September

Friday 30 September. 7-8pm. Norbury Safer Neighbourhood Team Anti-Social Behaviour Drop-in Surgery

1342-1344 London Road, Norbury SW16 4DG.

See more at:

Saturday 1 October. 11am-2pm. Westfield Shopping Centre Roadshow

The Croydon Partnership between Westfield and Hammerson, are holding a community road for Norbury and Upper Norwood residents, business and local community groups to meet the team and discuss their views about the £1.4bn regeneration of Croydon’s Whitgift shopping centre. The Partnership is also offering grants to community groups – this is seen by some as an attempt to reduce opposition.

St Oswald’s Church Hall, Green Lane, Norbury, SW16 3SB.

Note: I was one of the few members of the public to give evidence against the redevelopment at the Compulsory Purchase Order public inquiry.

Thursday 20 October. 8pm. A History of Crystal Palace Football Club

Norbury resident and historian David Clark will be giving this talk to the South London Local History Group. Phoenix Centre, 66 Westow Street.  All welcome.

Norbury Park Gardening Group

This group meets 2nd Sunday of the month. 10am-12noon.  in Norbury Hall Park between 10am and 12 noon..

New volunteers always welcome – even if just for a one off or occasional visit. Please contact for more information.

Knitting Norbury Together Group

The group meets informally regularly to knit and chat. Contact, or see the posters at the Library for more information. If you cannot knit, group members will teach you. The group ran a knitting activity for children (both boys and girls) at the Library over the summer. The flags they made for the Love Norbury Day celebrating the 90th birthday of the Queen in June are on display at the Library.

Green Lane Confusion Over 20/30 miles per hour

Croydon’s Transport Cabinet member Stuart King is to be speak to his Lambeth counterpart to try and resolve the problem of the short Lambeth stretch of Green Lane being 20mph while Croydon’s is 30mph. This follows the introduction of the 20mph zone in Norbury north of London Rd with the main roads like London Rd and Green Lane remaining as 30mph.

A map showing the problem can be seen in the Croydon Advertiser’s coverage of the issue at

319 Norbury Ave (16/03228/DT Application Withdrawn 

The proposal to provide accommodation in the roof space and attached garage and formation of vehicular access has been withdrawn by the applicant.



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. 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 movement, 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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