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Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
The South Norwood Woodcraft Folk is one of three potential beneficiaries on the Tesco Bags of Help thing - where you put a token in a box - across Croydon. It’s on now until the end of February.

They are supposed to be in all the Tesco branches, including the big one at Thornton Heath (and the Purley superstore) and all the Tesco Express branches. (Although they are not in the branch next to the Portland Arms!).

Please ask for a token, find the boxes, and vote for us.

And if there aren’t any boxes, ask why. And then let me know. :)

If anyone needs to know anything about the Woodcraft Folk ask me, or go to www.woodcraft.org.uk
 
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se25 resident

New Member
1. Cafe Nico has opened next to the Craft Beer shop on Selhurst Road. Excellent little cafe, that does an excellent brunch.

Cafe Nico (@NicoCafeSe25) on Twitter

2. New library / flats also taking shape on Station Road.

3. Work has started on the demolition / redevelopment of the horrible building at the Clifford Road entrance to Norwood Junction. Due to complete in March 2020.
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
There was a group calling itself Litter Picking Friends of South Norwood, but their facebook page has disappeared, so I am not sure what has happened :(

But, anecdotally, fly tipping seems to be getting much worse in South Norwood :( I spotted loads just now, between my house and Portland Road - a very small area.
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
That is a weird rehash of this article, and makes no sense at all. It is virtually impossible to read.

if anyone wants to know what is going on, try reading some mainstream media - CPS mulls charges over burning effigy of Grenfell Tower

And I wish you would stop posting up huge photos of the event - they are unhelpful and irrelevant and make it difficult to scroll through the thread! :(
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
A group of families and friends of young people lost to knife crime have started an awareness campaign in Croydon with blue ribbons tied to fences, trees and sign posts. Look out for them.

Also, if you’re willing to put up a few blue ribbons go to the Stop Knife Crime Facebook page and they’ll give you some.

The South Norwood Woodcraft Folk put some up at South Norwood Lake the other day.
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member

Reported 'property millionaire' Paul Bussetti, 46, of South Norwood was charged by the Metropolitan Police on Friday 12 April 2019 with two counts of sending/causing to be sent grossly offensive material via a public communications network, contrary to section 127 (1) (a) and (3) of the Communications Act 2003.

He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

This follows an investigation into a video posted online that showed a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower being burnt.

After Bussetti was arrested, it emerged he co-owned an £8m block of flats in Clapham, south London, which were said to bring in around £30,000-a-month a rent.

None of the other five men arrested in relation to the same incident have so far been charged. As of 6 November 2019, they were released from police custody and remained on police bail.
 

editor

hiraethified
Watch out if you use the park

Police are searching for a man after six women were attacked in separate incidents at a park in south London.

The victims were sexually assaulted during four of the six incidents, which all took place in daylight on weekdays in South Norwood Country Park between 3 May and 21 June.


Detectives have described the suspect - who also stole or attempted to steal mobile phones from four of the victims - as black, aged between 16 and 25, tall, thin, and with dark hair.

Each of the victims - aged from their early 30s to mid-60s - were walking or jogging alone at the time, and five of them had dogs with them.

Officers are treating the attacks - which each happened between 10.50am and 4.30pm - as linked.
  • 3 May - 4.30pm, sexual assault, no theft
  • 14 May - 1.15pm, sexual assault, no theft
  • 15 May - 10.50am, attempted theft of phone, no sexual assault
  • 20 June - 3.05pm, sexual assault and theft of phone
  • 20 June - 3.20pm, sexual assault and theft of phone
  • 21 June - 3pm, theft of phone, no sexual assault
Manhunt after six women attacked in South Norwood Country Park
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
a kid was hit. serious head injuries but recovering well according to a post on FB.
Thank you for this update.

I hope the child continues to recover.

As this is not the first such incident at that specific zebra crossing, I hope that the relevant authorities will investigate whether any remedial action is required.
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
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Thank you for drawing attention to these disturbing and outrageous attacks.

It appears that the same individual is for all of this series of attacks. One can only hope that the publicity given to these attacks in the media in the past 24 hours and on this forum assist in urgently identifying him and bringing him to justice.
Someone has been arrested.

ETA and released with no further action. There was another attack today!

Local women are taking action.
 
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Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
Don't forget the South Norwood Community Festival, including the Party in the Park on Sunday (30 June)!

It is in South Norwood Recreation Ground.

Festival

I will be there because the local Woodcraft Folk group are running a stall with lots of lovely activities and games :)
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
Would very much be up for joining that but will be at work!

Most of the occasions I have visited SNCP I have been alone, never had any trouble. It bothers me to think I can't do that now.
Yeah, me too.

I am guessing that they chose a weekday because that is when the attacks have been happening. Dunno, really. I was a bit surprised, because they would get a lot more interest if it was a weekend.

But it is an initiative I support, and I hope people do turn up.
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
Thank you for drawing attention to these disturbing and outrageous attacks.

It appears that the same individual is for all of this series of attacks. One can only hope that the publicity given to these attacks in the media in the past 24 hours and on this forum assist in urgently identifying him and bringing him to justice.
Earlier today:

" ... Walking around country park on our walk today we didn't see one member of the police force," said Ms Nicholl.

"There are no signs warning women they are not safe.

"The attacks have been going on for a period of a couple of months now and there have been no warnings to be careful ..."

See: Attacks at South Norwood Country Park prompt protest
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
"At barely 24 hours’ notice, the people turned out in force yesterday to “reclaim our park”, following the series of sexual assaults and daylight robberies in South Norwood Country Park.

A Metropolitan Police inspector was there, too, but he chose not to engage with the protest walkerssome of them potential witnesses to the crimes. Instead, he opted to sit his car until most had left, before giving an extremely unconvincing interview to ITV London ..."

Big turn-out for Country Park walk, while Met waits in the car

A(nother) man, whose age has not been released, remains in custody having been held on suspicion of sexual assault and robbery, according to the police.
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
Big turn-out for Country Park walk, while Met waits in the car

A(nother) man, whose age has not been released, remains in custody having been held on suspicion of sexual assault and robbery, according to the police.
A 16-year-old boy has now been charged with sexually assaulting women in a park

The child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault, two counts of theft and one of robbery.

He is due to appear at Croydon Youth Court later.
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
A 16-year-old boy has now been charged with sexually assaulting women in a park

The child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault, two counts of theft and one of robbery.

He is due to appear at Croydon Youth Court later.
A 16-year-old boy has been bailed to appear at Camberwell Magistrates Court in September after pleading not guilty to three charges of sexual assault, two counts of theft and one of attempted robbery.
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
As a matter of record:

Man pleads not guilty over video of burning Grenfell Tower effigy

Paul Bussetti at Westminster Magistrates Court on 30 April 2019, where he denied two counts of sending or causing to be sent grossly offensive material via a public communications network, contrary to section 127 (1) (a) and (3) of the Communications Act 2003.



(Source: PA)

His trial at Westminster Magistrates' Court began today:

"A South Norwood man who filmed a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower burning on a bonfire said it had been a "stupid moment" and he had "no idea" why he took the footage and shared it in two WhatsApp groups, a court has heard ..."
South Norwood man says filming Grenfell Tower bonfire video was a 'stupid moment'
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
As a matter of record:

Man pleads not guilty over video of burning Grenfell Tower effigy

Paul Bussetti at Westminster Magistrates Court on 30 April 2019, where he denied two counts of sending or causing to be sent grossly offensive material via a public communications network, contrary to section 127 (1) (a) and (3) of the Communications Act 2003.



(Source: PA)

His trial at Westminster Magistrates' Court began today:



South Norwood man says filming Grenfell Tower bonfire video was a 'stupid moment'
As a matter of record, it should be noted that on 22 August 2019, local resident and reported 'millionaire property tycoon', Paul Bussetti was found Not Guilty of the criminal charges he faced (see above) in relation to the circulation of material showing the burning of an effigy of Grenfell Tower on fire.



(Source: as stated in images)

For reasons that are as yet unclear, Mr Bussetti found it necessary to make a throat-slitting gesture after being cleared of sharing footage of his friends burning a cardboard effigy of Grenfell Tower.
 
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