Norbury Events & News from 20 February

Saturday 25 February. 12 noon-4pm. Table Top Sale

Royal British Legion, 1268A London Road (opposite the fire station and behind Astral House). See:

To hire a table ring 020 8764 5781

Saturday 4 March. 7.30pm. The Revenant

Film Show at St Philip’s Church, Beatrice Ave

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 March. Using family constellations to understand and help transforming abusive adolescent relationships.

Cassandra Learning Centre, 1433 London Rd (above Lloyds Ban –  entrance in Stanford Rd)

Saturday 11 March. Norbury Clean Up Day


Saturday 18 March. SERA Barn Dance


Tuesday 20 March. 2.30-3.30pm. My Experiences as a Games Maker at London 2012

Barbara Turner shares her experiences as a Games Maker, volunteering at the 2012 London Olympics.

Norbury Library. Beatrice Avenue.

Free. Advance booking required. 020 3700 1011.

Regular Norbury Library Events

IT sessions: Fridays. 11am. Free, advance booking required. Do you need help with using computers? To book your free one to one IT session please speak to a member of staff. 020 3700 1011.

Wiggle and Jiggle: Thursdays. 10.30am. Free

Bookstart Rhymetime: Fridays. 11am. Free

Storytime: Saturdays. 11am. Free

Council’s Small Business Initiative

The Council has set up a Small Business Commission. See NVRA’s website at

While small businesses are a crucial part of the economy, there are many aspects about them which cause concern especially in local high streets, including low food hygiene ratings for take-aways, restaurants and other eateries, selling out of date goods, breaching laws such as smoking inside premises, paying low wages, failure to have waste collection contracts and clean the pavements outside their premises. On the other hand they are often subject to greedy landlords putting up rents, while the effect of the rise in business rates may lead many to close. The Commission gives the opportunity for the Residents Associations to submit their views on all these issues.

Don’t Mess with Croydon Up-date

See NVRA website at

Norbury Residents Associations were well represented at the meeting for North Croydon organised by MP Steve Reed on Saturday to assess the progress with the recommendations of the Streets Commission which he had initiated in 2013. Virtually all its recommendations had been accepted and acted upon by the Council since May 2014. Cllr Stuart Collins, the Cabinet member in charge of action on litter and fly-tipping explained the problems and the new initiatives being taken. He offered to the speaker from the Keep Britain Tidy campaign that Croydon test bed some of its ideas for methods of change the attitudes of those members of the public who are involved in littering.  White there was a lot of frustration about the continuing problems of litter and especially fly-tipping the consensus was what while the Council can still improve aspects of its response and information provision, what was needed was partnership with residents in getting the messages across, and clean up campaigns. The many ideas those attending expressed are to be written up and shared.

Love Norbury’s next Clean Up Day is on 11 March (see above).

Did you know that KTB was set up by the Women’s Institute movement in the 1950s?



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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