News & events at 7 July


Saturday 8 July. 7.30pm. Film Night at St Philip’s Church

 £2 per film or £10 for the year No booking necessary. Tea and Coffee available.

Sunday 9 July. 6.30pm. St Bartholomew’s Orchestra

St Philip’s, Church

Monday 10 July. 11am. The Lavender Industries of Mitcham

Talk by Alison Cousins (Wandle Industrial Museum)

Norbury Library, Beatrice Ave.

Admission: Free. Advanced booking is required. For adults.  020 3700 1011. 


Saturday 15 July. 2-6pm. PHRA Summer Saturday Family Event

It is an occasion for all the family – admission free.

Please bring some food to share on our international help-yourself table, where it is hoped to see many national cuisines represented with lots of great dishes to sample.

Activities include: Musicians, second hand book exchange (please bring any spare books or board games you may not need – and take something home too), open mike ‘We’ve Got Talent’, games area with giant connect 4, board games etc, and face painting.

Pollards Hill Residents Association

St. Philip’s Church Hall, Beech Rd

Saturday 5 August. 7.30pm. Film Night at St Philip’s Church

As 8 July.

Saturday 19 August. The Future of Norbury Park Consultation

This will be a public consultation event run by Council consultants who have already been meeting with representatives of local organisations. It is the opportunity for local residents and Park users to discuss what improvements they would like to see in the Park in the future.

It would help if meanwhile if you want to see improvements would become members of the Friends of Norbury Park.


Monday 28 August. Ruach City Church Community Day

Bouncy castle, popcorn, an ice cream van, barber, hairdresser, and stalls. Meet the new spin class instructor about the new spin and fitness classes that will be available on site.

Turle Rd.

September. Ruach meeting with residents

Date to be confirmed.

Tuesday 19 September. 7.30pm.  Norbury Green Residents Association (NGRA) Public Meeting

Leonard Memorial Hall, Norbury Baptist Church, Semley Road

Nobury Station Florist gives surprise to young survivor of Grenfell Tower

Work has started on building BMX Track

Norbury Car Showroom up for sale

Ruach Church Maintenance

Maintenance works continue to the external building on the Norbury site. A facelift and general clean up is ongoing including the car parks. The roof and other parts of the building are also being repaired and improved.

Possibility of allotments on Ruach Church site

The Church is in discussions with Norbury Allotments Society about the feasibility of allotments on the site and the logistics of this.

PC Tom Norry to train new constables

PC Ali Watts writes: ‘ I am sad to say that PC Tom Norry has recently left the team to go and help train new police constables arriving on the borough – Tom has been a stalwart member of the Norbury Team for over three years & in that time has done some fantastic work around the ward helping to push through a number of measures to improve problematic areas & taking the lead in many of our traffic initiatives. He will be sorely missed by those of us who had the pleasure to work alongside him!’ -PC Ali Watts. From June Norbury Policing newsletter.

Norbury Park Tensions

I know many of you have expressed concerns about recent events that have taken place in an around Norbury; We are very aware and are working to put a strategy in place to prevent any future escalation, work that involves additional police resources being tasked to the area, frequent weapon sweeps, known offenders being targeted & conditions being placed upon them where possible, additional patrols from Croydon Council Neighbourhood Safety Officers, and partnership work to try and eliminate some of what makes these particular areas so attractive to the type of activity that leads to these incidents; If you know someone carrying a knife, call us. If you know someone who wants help trying to break away from gangs, call us – There are a number of diversion projects, youth projects & other outlets available we would be only too happy to direct them towards, but you need to ask.’ – PC Ali Watts. From June Norbury Policing newsletter.

Crime  20 – 27 June

ABH (1), attempted burglary dwelling (1), burglary dwelling (1), common assault (3), criminal damage (1), criminal damage vehicle (1), GBH (1), other theft (2), possession of cannabis (2), possession fire arm (1), race criminal damage (1), shoplifting (1), theft from motor vehicle (1), theft person (1), theft of motor vehicle (1)

Crime 28 June – 4 July

ABH (2), bladed article (1), burglary dwelling (1), common assault (1), GBH/wound (1),  other theft (2), robbery person (1), theft of motor vehicle, theft person (2).

Norbury teenager guilty of murder


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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