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John Bartholomew of Pollards Hill Residents Association writes:
‘After several days of brilliant September weather, rain was forecast for our big day, but in the event it held off, and although mainly cloudy, the temperature was warm and pleasant. This year we invited Love Norbury and the other residents’ associations to participate with us, and the result of this was a well attended afternoon with lots going on. PHRA thanks the other associations for their co-operation, and all those who helped with the organisation, or who brought food.
A new feature this year was the cake competition, and after sitting on display for a hour or so, the five cakes were cut up and enjoyed by all. There was also a large table of free food and drink contributed by our members, the dog show organised by Pets as Therapy, an active Session with Salsa Unlimited, a Tai Chi demonstration, a face painter, various stalls, and an excellent band for live entertainment, The Snows. The event was compered in his usual cheerful style by Conrad our chair.
As part of the major refurbishment programme, the Library will be closing on 31 August for approximately 6 months. In the meantime Councillor surgeries will be taking place at Norbury Methodist Church, 2a Pollards Hill North. Check out the Love Norbury website events page for dates.
It is with much sadness that we share the news that Cllr Maggie Mansell passed away on Saturday 5th January after a short illness.
Maggie represented Norbury as Ward Councillor for many years and worked closely with Love Norbury. She was a lovely lady, always willing to help. She was very supportive of Love Norbury and often joined in with many of our Love Norbury events and meetings as well as many of the other activities and events organised by other community groups and residents’ associations across Norbury.
Maggie will be dearly missed.
Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.
Rest In Peace Maggie.
To commemorate Maggie’s passing, a Book of Condolence has been opened in her memory. It will be open for contributions from Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm over the next couple of weeks at Steve Reed’s Office 908 London Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7PE (109 bus stops outside).
It will also be open this Saturday 12th January, at Norbury Library, Beatrice Avenue, between 10.00am & 4.30pm.
- – One or more qualified 1st Aiders;
- – Stewards to help with keeping everything going smoothly; and
- – Volunteers to help set up, take down, staff the residents’ info stall etc.
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 in Norbury 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.
Our season starts in April with an open day on 29th starting at 2.30 pm.
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
Love Norbury and Norbury Mums came together to present the Love Norbury Christmas Fayre on Sunday 27th November 2016 at Norbury Manor Primary School, with Father Christmas stealing the show.
There was no rest for the great man as children queued with their mums and dads to visit Father Christmas in his brightly-lit grotto, taking the opportunity to remind him of their good behaviour and pointing him in the right direction when it came to their Christmas lists! Father Christmas even had an early gift for each of the 80 children he saw throughout the day.
There were a number of activities to keep children occupied, including face painting, temporary tattoos, decorating gingerbread men and the hugely popular ‘Pass the Brussel Sprout’ – festive ‘Pass The Parcel’.
Adults entered into the festive spirit with mince pies and mulled wine. The event ran from 11am-4pm, with the venue packed all day, as locals browsed a number of gift stalls including cakes, jewellery, books, handmade wooden gifts and much, much more.
A good day was had by all, with many stall holders already expressing their interest in 2017’s event. The raffle attracted great interest with a host of fantastic prizes including vouchers for NV hair salon, a food hamper from Co-Op, jewellery and beauty products.