Join us on the evening of Monday 13th December. 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start down at Norbury Railway Station (by Zara Dry Cleaners). Harmonic and terrible voices welcome – it’s just a chance to get into the festive spirit. Mince pies and hot chocolate will be provided for those taking part. Happy Christmas from Love Norbury!
When Love Norbury was formed in 2014, one of our principal aims was to tackle the litter and fly tipping situation and improve the general cleanliness of our neighbourhood. Since then, we have had some great successes, most notably the major clean ups of the high street and parks which have removed hundreds of bags of rubbish.
However, it is fair to say the situation is currently worse than ever!
We can only realistically solve this problem if we work together as a community, to educate, encourage, deter and where necessary take action against perpetrators. Love Norbury has therefore teamed up with the recently formed Litter Free Norbury group, Norbury Knitters and our local councillors to launch a major spring clean offensive.
Between 28 May and 13 June we want to bring people together to:
- clean up the high street and surrounding streets
- publicise the Spring Clean campaign
- talk and listen to local residents, business owners and shoppers
- agree a clear set of actions that will make a noticeable difference to the state of our streets.
Our first event is a clean up on Saturday 29th May. More details on our Events Page.
Croydon Council’s financial difficulties are continuing to make news and the spending reviews are likely to affect us all. Your ward councillors, Leila Ben Hassel and Shafi Khan, want to report back to you on the implications of the Council Budget which is to be set on 8 March. They are keen to give you the opportunity to find out more about what has been happening and what it is likely to mean for residents. This is a chance for you to hear about the issues first hand and to ask questions. Cllr Stuart King, Deputy Leader of the Council will also join the meeting.
Following the successful report back meeting last December, Love Norbury is again pleased to host this meeting. As Covid restrictions remain in place the meeting will be held on Zoom.
Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021
Where: On Zoom
To join: Send your email address to email@example.com – the Zoom link will be sent to you a day or two before the meeting.
Please also say to which Residents’ Association or community group you belong or include your post code.
We invite you to send in questions and comments when you request the Zoom link. We will also take questions and comments from the audience on the night.
With best wishes
The Love Norbury Committee
ZOOM: If you have never used this system before, it is not difficult. Click on the Zoom link that will be provided and follow the instructions. You can also copy the link into your browser.
NORBURY & POLLARDS HILL CV19 MUTUAL AID GROUP: This group is arranging shopping, picking up medicines and other jobs. If you or others need help here is the WhatsApp address -https;//chat.whatsapp.com/
The Love Norbury Christmas Fayre 2019 takes place on 23 November. See our Events page.
There will be plenty for everyone including stalls, food, drink and plenty of entertainment although the highlight will probably be Santa.
We hope you will join us!
We would appreciate volunteers to help on the day. If you can help set up the event, assist during the event (between 1pm and 4.30pm) or join us to clear up afterwards that would be great. Please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.