Cassandra Lunch Club Closed Till 8 September
Jennifer McDermott of the Cassandra Centre has with regret had to close the lunch club for August. It will re-open on 8 September.
A trip to Southend is taking place on 11 August. It is hoped to organise other trips in August.
Lack Of Children’s Daily Activities In Norbury
Jennifer McDermott of the Cassandra Centre says that parents, especially those in employment, are struggling to find safe holiday projects for their children, especially in Norbury and the north of the Borough. Cassandra Centre hopes to take a handful of the children known to it to Thorpe Park.
Wednesday 21 September. 7.30pm. Love Norbury Annual General Meeting
Norbury Methodist Church, 2a Pollards Hill North The Executive Mayor and the local councillors have been invited. Please put this date in your diary.
1447 London Road Licence Change Application
The owner of the Woodland Café has posted a notice on her other premises at 1447 London Rd to change the hours and trading name. The Licensing team tells me that the application is not yet at the stage to enter the 28 day consultation period. Therefore application document is not yet on the Council website.
82 Kensington Avenue. LDC & GPDO single storey rear extension.
85 Norbury Hill. Single storey detached outbuilding for use as granny annexe associated with main house
138 Green Lane. Demolition of rear extension, extension to roof including erection of rear dormer extension, erection of part-single/two-storey side/rear extension rooflights.
90 Ingram Road. Conversion of garage to habitable space, part single storey, part double storey side extension and first floor rear extension.
43 Norbury Close. LDC conversion of loft to habitable space plus front facing windows.
7 Tisbury Road. LDC single storey rear extension.
Croydon Update 31 July
World Food Festival Organisers Highlight Secrecy of Council Over Park Events
In response to Friends of Norbury Park Jenni Rogers’ concerns about the World Food Festival being held in the Park in a few weeks time, the organisers have exposed the secrecy of the Council in negotiating proposals for events. They state:
‘We are happy to liaise with local organisations to make sure the local community are as happy as possible.
In regards to the dedicated phone line, we will post letters in the letter boxes of homes on all surrounding roads of the park. This letter will give the residents information about the festival and a phone number to call during the event hours if they have an issue with noise, rubbish or anything else directly linked to the event. If we receive a call, a member of management will be dispatched to that address to assess the issue. For example, to take sound level readings if it is a noise issue. They will try to resolve the issue raised and they will then record the complaint and provide the council with this information post event.
In terms of the event being a disruption to regular park users, we do not see this being the case as we are only using a section of the park. We will not be blocking any park entrances or any paths within the park. Park users will still be able to access all facilities such as the children’s playground or BMX track. There will also still be plenty of space for general park use, walking dogs etc.
Regarding prior consultation, this is something that I would suggest speaking to the council about and requesting that they make it a condition for all future applications to use the park, that you are a part of the process. I hope you can appreciate that we as an events company were not aware that you exist, we were simply offered an event space by the council and followed the process which includes meetings with various departments, event notices around the park and notices in the local paper to advise the local community of the event during the application process.
Of course, with that being said now that we are aware of the group, moving forward we are happy to liaise with you during the planning stages of any future events and take on board any feedback that you might have in the hope of always improving the event for the local community.’
Book Donations To Norbury Library
After over two years of trying to get clarification on its policy on residents donating books to the Library Service, the Council has now agreed to accept the donation of one set for each Library of the late Norbury resident Eric Sanders’ autobiography and two novels. They have also agreed to accept the following donations from me for Norbury Library.
Anderson, M. D. History and Imagery in British Churches. John Murray. 1971
Appleby et al. London Walks. 25 Walks by London writers. Vol. 2. Time Out. 2005
Beckett, Francis, Hencke, David & Kochan, Nick. Blair Inc. The Man Behind The Mask. John Blake. 2015. Hbk
Bloom, Jonathan & Blair, Sheila.Islam.Empireof Faith. BBC. 2001. Hbk
Boushey, Heather, Delong, J.Bradford & Steinbaum, Marshall. After Piketty. The Agenda for Economics and Inequality. Harvard University Press. 2017. Hbk
Bower, Tom. The Red Web. MI6 and the KGB Master Coup. Aurum Press.1989. Hbk
Foreman, Amanda. Georgian’s World. The Illustrated Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire. Harper Collins. 2001. Hbk
Glendinning, Victoria. Jonathan Swift. Hutchinson. 1998
Grindrod, John. Concretopia. A Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain. Old Street Publishing. 2011. Croydon author. Includes details about Croydon.
Hawker, Maximilian. Breaking the Foals. A novel about Troy by a Croydon author. Unbound. 2018
Hernon, Ian. The Wild East. Gunfights, Massacres and Race Riots Far From America’s Frontier. Amberley. 2019. Hbk
Lansley, Stewart. Three Decades of the Super-rich and the Economy. Gibson Square. 2011. Hbk
Lansley, Stewart & Mack, Joanna. Breadline Britain. The Rise of Mass Poverty. One World Publications. 2015
Laybourn,Keith (ed.). Social Conditions, Status and Community 1860-c.1920. Sutton Publishing. 1997
Milliband, Ed. Go Big. How To Fix The World. The Bodley Head. 2021. Hbk
Omissi, David. The Sepoy and the Raj. The Indian Army, 1860-1940. Macmillan Press.1994
Rae, Pamela. Turtle at Mr Humble’s. The fortunes of a mercantile family in England and American 1758-1837. Smith Settle.1992.
Satia, Priya. Empire of Guns. The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution. Duckworth Overlook. 2018. Hbk
Simpson, Kenneth (ed.). Love & Liberty. Robert Burns. A Bicentenary Celebration. Tuckwell Press. 1997
Taylor, Stephen. Storm & Conquest. The Battle for the Indian Ocean, 1809. Faber & Faber. 2007
Wardroper, John. The World of William Hone. A new look at the Romantic age in words and pictures of the day. Shelfmark Books. 1997
Winstone, Ruth (ed.) Tony Benn. The Last Diaries. A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine. Hutchinson. 2017. Hbk
Zacks. The Pirate Hunter. The True Story of Captain Kidd. Theia. 2002. Hbk
It may take a little time before these are borrowable.