Norbury News At 7 January

Saturday 21 January. 7pm for 7.30pm. Pollards Hill Residents Association Quiz Night

St Philip’s Church Hall, Beech Road

Tickets £8.00 in advance please – Includes a Ploughman Supper. Bring your own Drinks & Glasses.

To get your tickets contact
Michael Netherwood    020 8764 9688
Christine Harris      020 8679 6424

No more than 6 people per team or come along and join a team on the night

Donations of a Prize for Raffle welcome       

Help needed re-Sorrento Break-in

Table Tennis in Norbury Park

A  table tennis table has been installed in Norbury Park near the pavilion. The money for it has come from the Ward Councillors community budget allocation.

Norbury Park Has Been Chosen For Detailed Study

The Council has chosen Norbury Park as one of six to have a  master planning exercise to review it as a venue for a variety of cultural offers, community engagement and involvement opportunities, opportunities for whole park or targeted facility asset transfer, proposals for development, repair or restoration, a long-term management strategy ,  a sustainable maintenance plan, and support for external funding opportunities. A consultant will be appointed at the beginning of February 2017.

The inclusion of Norbury Park must be in recognition of the campaigning against the proposed BMX track and the work carried out by the Friends of Norbury Park on improving it.

Crime in Norbury

The police circulated by email details of the latest crimes committed in Norbury.

Between 18 and 28 December there were 16 recorded crimes: 2 burglaries from homes and 2 from non-homes; 2 robberies and 1 attempted robbery; 2 theft of and 1 theft from motor vehicle;  1 public order; 3 drug possession; I theft from person; and 1 GBH.

Without any statistics showing whether this is an increase of decrease the number of crimes means nothing other than people need to be more careful about securing their homes and vehicles. Two of the crimes were committed by people on mopeds.

If you want to be kept informed of the details by email contact PC 852 Tom Norry of the team covering Norbury Tel – 020 8721 2477.

A discussion on crime across Croydon can be read at

Including a comment by Norbury Watch blog editor.

Norbury Shop Owner Fined for Selling Knives

The owner of the former Norbury Discount Store has been fined a second time for selling knives to teenagers.

Love Norbury Xmas Fayre

See report at

Croydon Events and News


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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