Norbury Events & News at 10 April

Amendment 11 April

The father of the missing teenager has told me that his daughter has been found.

See also:

Norbury Loses Two Important Black Residents

Two Norbury residents who campaigned in different ways for social justice for black people have died and Alex Elden. Darcus Howe’s death has been widely reported, and details can be seen at my other blog site: 

Alex Elden was in the RAF towards the end of the 2nd World War and afterwards. After returning to Jamaica he came back to Britain on the S. S. Windrush, which has become the symbol of the post-war emigration from the Caribbean. He had been active in the West Indian ex-service personnel association based in Clapham Manor St, and had run a successful business training young people to become taxi drivers. A full appreciation will be published on  one of my blog sites in the coming few days.

Saturday 22 April. 2pm. Norbury Village Residents’ Association AGM

Harlow Hall (Darby & Joan Club) Corner of Oakhill & Stanford Roads.

Steve Reed MP OBE will be the guest speaker.

There will also be updates from our local councillors, the police and other activities in the area.

Thursday 27 April. 2pm. Norbury Bowling Club Open Day

Looking for a new challenge, why not try your hand at bowls? New members are warmly welcome so come along to our club in Turle Road just off Stanford Road and give it a go. The game is suitable for men and ladies of all ages so whether experienced or a novice pop in and say hello, have a look round, have a cup of tea and a chat and make some new friends. We also welcome social members and hold quiz nights, bingo, beetle drives and BBQ’s. Drop in or call either Sheila or Jeff on the following numbers.

Ladies Contact Sheila O’Keefe 020 8764 9280

Men’s Captain: Jeff Doerr 020 8542 4079

Sunday 18 June. Love Norbury in Bloom – Community Festival

It’s all coming together:  music, stalls, entertainers and lots more. But to make it all go with a swing – and safely – LN event organisers could do with your help. They need: one or more qualified 1st Aiders; stewards to help with keeping everything going smoothly; and volunteers to help set up, take down, and staff the residents’ info stall etc.  You don’t need to be there the whole time:  the event is 12-4; people are needed from about 9am till about 5pm. An hour or two, particularly at the end of the day would be really helpful.

If you can help, please contact  Ann Creighton:

The Mystery of the Lahore Kebab House

The Lahore Kebab House at 668 Streatham High Rd has been closed for several weeks. Rumour has it that it was caught employing illegal workers, but I cannot find any news story about this. Rumour also suggests that the lease on the ground floor of the building used for the restaurant has been sold.

There are several associated businesses under the control as Director of Mohammed Asif Siddique, whose address is given by Companies House as 73 Sibley Grove, London, E12 6SD. This  business group appears to have been collapsing through 2016.

The Kebab House (Norbury) Ltd, registered office (r/o) at 668 Streatham High Rd, has just been warned by  Companies House that it will be struck off in two months.

In July Companies House issued a letter saying that The Lahore Kebab House Streatham Ltd would be struck off in two months. It was dissolved on 11 October 2016.

Malikas Event Planners Ltd, registered office at 668 Streatham High Rd, was dissolved on 13 September.

Lahore Kebab Eastcote Ltd, was dissolved on 26 January 2016 after a warning letter from Companies House

There remain as active companies:

Lahore Restaurant Hendon Ltd, r/o 148 Brent Street, Hendon, London, NW4 2DR.

Malikas Caterers Ltd, r/o Streatham High Rd.

 Norbury’s population estimated to rise by 5,000 in 20 years

Norbury’s population  was 13,812 in 2001 and 16,540 in 2011, and was estimated to be 17,540 at the end of 2016. It is now projected to be: 17,861 in 2021, 18,392 in 2031 and 18,585 in 2036.

This information was provided to me under Freedom of Information. The figures for to Borough and other wards can be seen on my other blog site at:

Police are looking for missing Norbury girl

Note 11 April. The teenager has been found – see at top of this posting.

Norbury Sees Highest Sale Figure in February

4 Arnull’s Road, a detached house, was sold for £1,322,000 in February.

Norbury Policing News 

Recorded crime week 24 March. Unless stated each crime is only incidence only

Theft from motor, burglary dwelling (2), common assault (4), robbery  personal, criminal damage (3), robbery commercial, possession cannabis, public order (2), common assault (2), criminal damage vehicle, theft person, theft dwelling, other theft.

The public order offence was for a male urinating in the Norbury Park.

PC 852 Tom Norry of the Norbury police team advises:

‘As the warmer weather has started to come back, we are seeing that more car windows are being left open, please secure your vehicles before leaving them, open windows make your cars an easy target for a thief  looking for a quick money maker.’

If you tweet you can follow the Norbury police team @MPSNorbury
Email –
020 8721 2477

 Ultra Low Emission Zone Consultation

Transport for London and the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, would like your views on proposals to introduce the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in April 2019, 17 months earlier than the previously agreed September 2020 start date, to reduce harmful emissions to help clean up London’s air.

To have your say, please visit :

Cars, vans, motorbikes, minibuses, buses, coaches and lorries will need to meet certain emissions standards or pay a daily emission charge to drive within the zone. The ULEZ will operate within the central London Congestion Charging zone, 24/7 every day of the year.

This consultation ends on Sunday 25 June.

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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