Events & News at 6 December

Monday 12 to Saturday 17 December. Christmas Tree Festival

Design and create your own Christmas Tree and have it displayed in St Philip’s Church throughout the Christmas season. It is free to enter. The trees must be a maximum of 3ft in height. Bring your tree to the Church from 12 December. The Church will be open to view the trees on Saturday 17 December, 11am-3pm. A winner will be chosen on Christmas Day.

St Philip’s Church, Beech Rd.

Saturday 17 December. 11am-3pm. Christ Tree Festival Viewing

St Philip’s Church, Beech Rd.

Tuesdays. 7.30-9pm. Expecting Mothers Group at Cassandra

The Streatham & Norbury EveryMum group runs drop-in sessions at Cassandra Learning Centre, 1433A London Rd (entrance in Stanford Rd). The aim is to enable women to explore the transition to motherhood.;

Musing about Norbury

Norbury, London has a captivating history for southern England muses Rio’s Café at 1503 London Rd.

Are You Eligible for Compensation from Southern Railway?

More than 84,000 Southern Rail passengers will be paid one month’s compensation because of the “extraordinary” disruption they have suffered over the past few months, the Government has announced. Will you be one of them?

But Southern fares are due to rise by an average of 1.8 per cent next year, the rail operator said on Friday (December 2).

You can

Friends of Norbury Park Group

The newly formed Friends of Norbury Park now has its own Facebook at

and Streetlife section at

The group can be contacted for more details and to join at

Council To Consult 20mph Zone For Rest Of Norbury

The Council will consult on introducing 20mph zoning in the area of Norbury on the left hand side of London Road going towards Streatham in January and February. The right hand side is already covered by such a Zone.

Further details can be seen at

This is a matter that the Committees of Norbury Village, Norbury Green and Pollards Hill Residents Association may want to consider. The areas covered by Scots Estate and Norbury Avenue & Thornton Heath Residents Associations are already a 20mph zone.

Parliamentary Answers Show Dangers On Southern

Parliamentary answers reveal GTR/Southern’s plans for Driver Only Trains will increase the dangers and disadvantages faced by disabled and vulnerable.

Antic Pub Delay

Because of the complexities of the site the Antic pub’s opening is delayed until the summer.

Free Parking Over Christmas

Croydon is suspending car parking charges for Christmas and Boxing Days, New Year’s Eve and Day.

Local Choir Entertained SERA Christmas Fayre

A very accomplished performance of Christmas songs was given by the children and young members of the Betty Wivell Academy of Performing Arts choir at the Scots Estate Residents Association (SERA)  Christmas Fayre on Saturday 3 December at Endeavour Hall on Norbury Crescent.

The Academy runs classes in Norbury, Thornton Heath and Crystal Palace covering drama, singing, ballet and modern and jazz. Pupils have appeared in West End Shows like Billy Eliot, Oliver, Les Miserables, Wicked, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Lion King.

Further details at:



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. 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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