THE BIG NORBURY CLEAN UP was a great success. There was a real desire to get things done on the day, and at no time, was the enthusiasm dampened by the miserable rain.
To those who attended, thank you so much for your efforts; to those you couldn’t make it,
the next clean-up is ear-marked for early spring next year, so we hope to see you then.
It is hoped the Big Norbury Clean-up will be a twice yearly event. Early Spring, and early Autumn.
Thank you to the following for their help on the day: Tracey Bellamy and the NSO team from Croydon Council, for providing the equipment, the effortless assistance and the shared use of their gazebo. Plus Dave Rule and his team for carrying out a jet pressure wash of Norbury High Street, the day after.
Councillors Maggie Mansell and Sherwan Chowdhury. Shafi was unfortunately unable to attend.
Norbury S.N. police team who turned up un-announced to get stuck in to the sticker and fly-posting problem.
Donal and his staff from Norbury Edge for providing tea and coffee, and basically everything that they do when it comes to Love Norbury events.
Bernice Ribeiro and Paul Wylesalek (and his partner) for baking cakes for the volunteers.
Nadeem and volunteers from Norbury Muslim Centre for their hard graft, and tea, coffee and cake.
Anita Konczak’s partner Jim, for providing the photography on the day, and Paloma Lacy, for putting together the post-event information to go to the local newspapers.
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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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