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South Norwood is the place to be...

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Manuka, May 8, 2014.

  1. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

  2. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    I could list a load of crime in the last year in the area that is...well...grim reading...so I wont.
     
  3. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf Up to my tits in quilts

    Oh, go on...
     
  4. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    ... a few feet away from the zebra crossing concerned just after 3.00 p.m., Saturday 4 March 2017 ...

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    ... 'vibrant' and 'edgy' enough for those "househunting" in adjacent roads?
     
  5. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf Up to my tits in quilts

    GarveyLives who are you addressing the commentary to?
     
  6. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    and what is the commentary? I'm trying to understand what he is getting at?
     
  7. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    It's all about racism with our Garvey.
     
  8. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Seems to be getting cross with him/herself :D :D

    Which, let's face it, would not be the first time on these boards! :hmm:
     
  9. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

  10. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Stanley Halls is recruiting! :)

    We have an exciting new opportunity available for a Marketing and Promotions Officer
    Marketing & Promotions Officer, Stanley Halls, and we are also looking to recruit a Centre Administrator. Centre Administrator, Stanley Halls

    Both jobs are part time, and both are fantastic opportunities to help Stanley Halls build up its community base in South Norwood and environs.
    Details are on the links above. Closing date for both is 21 May and the contact person is Amie Salmon - Amie@stanleyhalls.org.uk
     
  11. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    The Chinese-run Yu Ye Fish Bar (which served Chinese food as well as the ethnic majority delicacy of fish and chips) at 31 Clifford Road has now closed after 37 years of trading 50m from Norwood Junction station.
     
  12. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  14. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    It’s not a cinema as such. They mostly meet in a room in the Conservative Club, which is desperate for custom, what with being in a strong Labour Ward!

    It used to be the film club from Stanley Halls - hence the name - but the woman running it refused to hand over any money to the charity running the halls and decided she wanted to set it up as a business and pay her self a wage out of profits, so she was asked to start paying rent, after two years of being rent free and the charity making a loss out of it, but left instead.

    She tried to take the projector and screen with her, but they belong to the charity so she had to leave them behind. I believe she’s borrowing equipment.

    She registered the name the day after, because her business model is helped by people thinking she’s a charity.

    She is now waging a social media campaign against Stanley Halls, saying that they “sacked” her and “evicted” her. Neither of which is true.

    She only pays herself - everyone else is a volunteer or unpaid intern.

    I’m still a member (I joined before I knew she was pocketing the money) but don’t feel comfortable enough to go anymore. Which is a shame - they showed a documentary last month about the gentrification of Brixton and the film maker was there.
     
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  15. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

  16. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam 'He bloody well thinks he's staff!'

  17. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    A later comment by the cafe indicated personal reasons were behind the closure.

    "Thank you everyone for your empathy and kind support and help shown to me and my family in this hard situation," the cafe wrote.

    "Due to my commitments to family, I will not be able to continue my business."
     
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  18. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam 'He bloody well thinks he's staff!'

    I haven’t followed your campaign GarveyLives

    What’s your complaint?
     
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  19. se25 resident

    se25 resident New Member

    Yu Ye Chinese Takeaway closed because of health issues of the elderly owners.

    Tithe Café on youtube video above, is going to be replaced by a Portuguese café, and I expect will do a lot better than Tithe.

    A number of new places have either recently opened, or are in the pipeline. Mimosa Café has recently opened opposite the station, works on Emerton’s has started, and the word is that it will re-open as a pizzeria. A cupcake shop is taking one of the small units on Station Road. Costa are also taking a unit on the High Street, and have applied for a food license – depends on how you feel about coffee chains, but there we are. The new Apna is an excellent indian takeaway, shame it’s not a sit-down restaurant.

    The Clocktower Market has doubled in size and has an increasingly interesting offer. The car park next to Aldi will be redeveloped in 2018. A number of other new shops have opened further down along Portland Road / Market Parade (new fishmonger, new coffee shop & upcycling furniture shop just on Market Parade) – with a new bakery/pizzeria run by the same guys that run the brilliant Portland Arms due to open shortly.

    But yeah, let’s talk more about Yu Ye closing…
     
  20. SE25

    SE25 1 sec lemme chat about road

    shame for Coffee Craft, that
     
  21. se25 resident

    se25 resident New Member

    It’ll still be the only place in south norwood where you can get a smashed avocado and poached eggs for breakfast, and they’re now doing pop-up dinner clubs, so hopefully they can keep going. I’m not sure whether they have a lot of people just popping in for a coffee anyway, might be wrong.
     
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  22. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

  23. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    If you’re talking about Coffee Craft, lots of people pop in for a coffee, including takeaways.
     
  24. SE25

    SE25 1 sec lemme chat about road

    Anyone been to that new cafe next to Norwood junction? Any good?
     
  25. se25 resident

    se25 resident New Member

    Happy to be corrected - i guess it's more of a 'destination' for us, as we live south of the bridge.
     
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  26. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I am going there today, actually - if Nick or Shelly are there, I will ask them what they think about the opening of new coffee places in South Norwood. I suspect they will be fine about it....
     
  27. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Anyone in the area on Monday afternoon, who would like to come and drink mulled wine and watching some Woodcraft Folk children playing games and doing craft activities?
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  28. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    “Temporary” tattoos after kids got a permanent moko last time around:D
     
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  29. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    The sort we are talking about are stuck on with water and wash off. :)
     
  30. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I asked the owner, Nick, yesterday and he said they are not bothered about the other coffee shops. He thinks there is enough demand to go round, as it were :)
     
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