South Norwood news and chat

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

  1. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

  2. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    South Norwood Beer Festival!

    CAMRA Croydon & Sutton Branch South Norwood Beer Festival
    8th to 10th February 2018
    Venue: Stanley Halls
    12 South Norwood Hill
    SE25 6AB
    Open each day from 12 noon.
    Closes at 10:30pm (5pm on Saturday).
    Free or discounted admission for CAMRA members at all times.
    Nearest station: Norwood Junction (5 mins)
    Trains from Victoria and London Bridge, and London Overground
    Buses 75, 157, 196, 410
     20-25 cask ales plus ciders and perries
     Food available
     Ales and cider available in third, half and pint measures

    Check the web site for the latest up to date information and beer list Croydon & Sutton CAMRA
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2018
  3. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    On 5 March 2018, shortly before 5.00 p.m., 20-year old Kelva Smith was stabbed to death near The Albert Tavern public house, Albert Road, South Norwood.

    Anyone with information is urged to call police in the incident room on 0208 721 4961.

    You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet police via @MetCC.
  4. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Partly in response to the various stabbing incidents in South Norwood recently, a group calling itself South Norwood Action Group has been set up. It looks like it is wanting to work with young people in the area to divert them away from activities which could lead to violent assaults and knife crime.

    It is on facebook, if anyone is interested.
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  5. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    One key issue may turn out to be whether the members of the community who are shooting and killing each other are interested.
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  6. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    This morning, 19-year old local resident Tyrone Farquharson of Archer Road, South Norwood, appeared before Croydon Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of Kelva Smith and possession of a knife, and was remanded in custody.
  7. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Yes, except this is also a long term thing - getting to the kids before they start killing each other.
  8. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    On 10 March 2018, a 14 year-old child who cannot be named was also charged with murder of Kelva Smith. He appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court earlier today and has been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday 14 March 2018.

    Together with Tyrone Farquharson, he is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey on 3 September 2018.


    Anyone with information is requested to call police on the incident room on 0208 721 4961. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet police via @MetCC.
  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

  10. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I didn’t post that up, because I still feel it’s a bit dubious. It calls itself a community cinema but it’s a business and pays the salary of the one named director.

    Everyone else is either a “volunteer”or, even worse, unpaid interns.

    And they’ve set up next door to Stanley Halls, who have been showing films for years. The director of the “community cinema” used to run the film club at the halls, but didn’t want to hand over the receipts or pay rent, or a hire fee for using their equipment (she was even offered a job), so they registered the name “Stanley’s film club” and left the halls, telling everyone how evil the stanley halls people were and trying to get everyone to boycott the halls.

    Now they’re fundraising for the equipment they need!

    There was a previous fundraising thst happened when they were at the halls, that lots of people, including myself, gave money to, but there was no evidence that it was used for the purposes for which it was raised.

    I was also a member, but felt unable to keep going because it was so toxic and I was labelled as one of the evil people.

    I feel very nervous about it in many ways.
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Humm, doesn't sound good.
  12. se25 resident

    se25 resident New Member

    New cafe, called That Little Place, focusing on healthy / organic type food has opened this weekend on the Market Parade, Portland Road (junction with Holland Rd).
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2018
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  13. se25 resident

    se25 resident New Member

    Re Stanley's Film Club / Screen25, i believe it is registered as a Community Interest Company, which is used for Social Enterprises, and has some financial restrictions, albeit i'm not exactly sure what those are.
  14. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Yes, it is. Although it has not yet submitted its first year accounts.

    So it can’t make a profit. But it can pay the founder/director a salary, which it does, and it can use unpaid interns (at least, until that is made illegal) and volunteers.
  15. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    A complete and utter waste of public money to keep "the new demographic" entertained?:

    "Croydon Council is inviting submissions for a new £50,000 art installation for the Portland Road bridge underpass in South Norwood, south-east London ..."

    Competition: Portland Road bridge, South Norwood
  16. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Of course art is only for the white middle class. :rolleyes:
  17. Brainaddict

    Brainaddict chief propagandist (provisional)

    Yes, just to pipe on this, CICs are a bit of a bogus non-profit form really. The regulation is so light as to be almost non-existent, the only limit on director's salaries is if it threatens the nature of the work, and there don't seem to be any limits on contracting out, which means you could easily, say, pay a cleaning company (that you own) to do all your cleaning, with charges at such a level that all the money is extracted from the CIC.
  18. se25 resident

    se25 resident New Member

    In your opinion…

    If it sorts out the dark, dirty and unwelcoming underpass then it’s money very well spent. Particularly as the only other alternative is the Norwood Junction tunnel, also in need of some investment…
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  19. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    The foot tunnel was kind of renovated not long ago, but it is tatty again already and is a bit of a hangout for some kids... I don't like to walk through it :(

    I think the renovation of the road bridge/tunnel with a bit of an art installation, highlighting the mural that is already there, would be fantastic, and would make a difference to the feel of Portland Road and the High Street, which is starting to take shape a bit, but still has too many boarded up shops and the like.
  20. Thenorthwood

    Thenorthwood Member

    As I hoped the Silverdene pub was the beginning replacing the terrible Spoons pub. Revamped South Norwood is starting to thrive culturally and commercially again. Great to see that a craft beer shop will soon be opening near the Clocktower and a branch of Mamma Dough in the old Emertons building. Fantastic news for South Norwood more please
  21. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    It took me a few minutes to work out what was wrong with "Silverdene", even though I was in there yesterday. I thought it might just be that I know it as the "Goathouse", but then it popped in to my brain.

    It is the "Shelverdine Goathouse" :D
  22. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    There are things happening all this week as part of the South Norwood Community Festival - see here - culminating in the free park event on Sunday.

    Come and see me - I am running a stall on behalf of the South Norwood Woodcraft Folk - and bring your 50ps with you. If you don't fancy the lucky dip, or a temporary tattoo (we were not allowed to do facepainting, unfortunately), you can just donate to us anyway :)

    In case any of you have children, the South Norwood Woodcraft Folk is part of the national charity - The local group is very new - we have only been going since September - and we currently organise for children from 2-9 years old. It's very popular and the group is full, so we now have a waiting list. If anybody wants to set up a second group in the area for that age group, we will help and support this.

    In the meantime, though, we are in the process of setting up a group for 10-12 year olds, so let me know by PM if you have a child of that age who may be interested. Or email

    And, while I am here and have ended up promoting the Woodcraft Folk, our local group is getting funds from the Co-op Community Fund. We would get a little bit more if members of the co-op nominate us as your chosen charity. If you are not a member, you can join here and, if you are a member, you can use this link to nominate us... Membership

    See some of you on Sunday.
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  23. Thenorthwood

    Thenorthwood Member

    Guineveretoo thanks for correcting my post and good to see that you are also a patron of the new pub, it has been a huge improvement for the area and I'm sure has helped attract other businesses since it opened. Seems all those dissenting posts a while back supporting the old 'Spoons' were wrong. :thumbs: By the way where are they?
  24. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I went to a recording of the new Vic & Bob series the other day. One of the sketches mentions South Norwood in passing, so keep an eye out when it’s broadcasted :cool:
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  25. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I didn't know anyone on here supported the old Wetherspoons. I don't remember that. It wasn't good, although it did have the advantage of being a pub that I was happy to go in on my own - I used to go in there when I was waiting for someone to come via Norwood Junction, for example - and it was cheap.

    Unfortunately, one of the things I like about the pub is that it is rarely busy - when it first opened it was really busy and the acoustics are shit - which means that it may not survive! The Portland Arms opened up only a few months later, and nicked a load of the custom that would otherwise have gone to the Goathouse, I reckon.
  26. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

  27. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Police have now also charged a 15-year old child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in connection with the fatal stabbing of 20-year old local resident, Kelva Smith in South Norwood.

    He will join the two previously charged accused to stand trial at the Old Bailey on 3 September 2018.

    A mural of the late Kelva Smith now appears in Portland Road at the junction with Doyle Road.
  28. se25 resident

    se25 resident New Member

    How strange that the above poster appears to enjoy posting negative, crime related news stories. Oh well. Each to their own.

    A comedy festival is on Friday/Saturday this weekend at Stanley Halls by Leave 'Em Laughing. A lot of comedians are doing warm up shows for Edinburgh Fringe. It was excellent last year.

    Mysite 1 - schedule available here.
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  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Yes that's his thing and it is a bit weird at times. You can add events to the listings here if you want Add your event
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  30. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    A private member’s bill to ensure that police who are called to restrain patients at mental hospitals wear body cameras following the killing of South Norwood resident, Olaseni Lewis, has passed through the House of Commons:

    MPs approve 'Seni's law' to restrict use of force against mental health patients (click for more)


    Olaseni Lewis's parents, South Norwood residents Aji and Conrad Lewis, previously said they believed their son "would probably be alive now" if the law had been in place


    Former South Norwood resident, the Late Olaseni Lewis

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