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GarveyLives

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While the ethnic majority concerns itself with a lack of pubs, bagel shops and "cupcake cafes", and calls for more support for "small businesses" while simultaneously launching a racial boycott of existing "small businesses", the road where "no-one" goes could do with improved safety measures to protect local residents, including, presumably, the many people who already live there and are not "househunting" in adjacent roads in order to make the area where they live more "vibrant":

Woman pushing child in buggy hit by truck on zebra crossing in South Norwood (click for more)
... a few feet away from the zebra crossing concerned just after 3.00 p.m., Saturday 4 March 2017 ...




... 'vibrant' and 'edgy' enough for those "househunting" in adjacent roads?
 

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
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
While the ethnic majority concerns itself with a lack of pubs, bagel shops and "cupcake cafes", and calls for more support for "small businesses" while simultaneously launching a racial boycott of existing "small businesses", the road where "no-one" goes could do with improved safety measures to protect local residents, including, presumably, the many people who already live there and are not "househunting" in adjacent roads in order to make the area where they live more "vibrant":

Woman pushing child in buggy hit by truck on zebra crossing in South Norwood (click for more)
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.
 

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.
 

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…
 

SE25

1 sec lemme chat about road
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…
shame for Coffee Craft, that
 

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.
 

Guineveretoo

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

Guineveretoo

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

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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