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Thursday 27 & Saturday 29 April Norbury Bowling Club events
Thursday 27 April and Saturday 27 May. Manor Farm Nature Reserve Events
Sunday 14 May. Norbury Hall Park Group Gardening Session
The group meets on the second Sunday of the month.
Wednesday 24 May. 7.30pm. SERA AGM
Norbury & Edge Pub – Back room
Scots Estate Norbury Residents’ Association
Saturday 3 June. 11am-2pm. Norbury Clean Up Day
Meet at the Norbury & Edge Pub
Sunday 18 June. 12-4pm. Love Norbury in Bloom & Big Lunch
A fun day for the whole community to enjoy with live music, stalls, entertainers, activities for young people and much more. Come along and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with your family, friends and neighbours.
More details to be published.
St Helen’s Road Triangle
Tribute to Darcus Howe
Croydon resident and black rights activist and journalist Marc Wadsworth pens a tribute to Darcus Howe, who lived in Norbury and died on 1 April aged 74.
About 1,000 people attended the event organised by Black Cultural Archives in Brixton to pay tribute to Darcus Howe.
The funeral took place on 20 April. Coverage can be seen at
The Guardian obituary can be seen at
Death of local Jamaican RAF veteran Alex Elden
A few days after the death of Darcus Howe, another Norbury resident Alex Elden died. Alex had served in the RAF from 1944, and after going back to Jamaica he returned on the SS Windrush. He had been active in the West Indian Ex-Servicemen and women’s organisation, supported Melting Pot project in Brixton and ran a taxi driving skills school. His funeral is on 27 April.
Stuart King welcomes resident’s persistence
Norbury resident Jane Kelly has been keeping up the pressure to ensure that a speed monitor on Norbury Crescent is repaired so its works. On 21 April it was back in working order ‘merrily flashing speeds from 21 mph and above for practically every vehicle ……So all it now needs is for these motorists to act on the information – some cameras and exemplary fines would be great.’
Transport Cabinet member Stuart King says: ‘I am very pleased to learn this – thank you for your persistence in holding us to account to get this fixed.’
So persistence with officers, keeping Cabinet members informed, can work.
Norbury Mum Campaigner for Premature Babies Blogger Award Attempt
A mum of two premature boys, made it to the finals of this year’s UK Blog Awards, after years of feeling ‘isolated’.
Catriona Ogilvy, 36, from Norbury, started the blog ‘The Smallest Things’ four year ago, which has over 10,000 hits a month.
However, she did not receive an award. The winners and those highly commended can be seen at:
Catriona’s blog and Twitter accounts are at: