South Norwood news and chat

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

  1. Guineveretoo

    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
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2019
  2. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

  3. se25 resident

    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.
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  4. crojoe

    crojoe Member

    They just need to sort out cleaning Stanger Road now...
  5. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I'll meet you further on up the road

    this group are organising community actions including street cleans People for Portland Road
  6. crojoe

    crojoe Member

    good to know, thanks :thumbs:
  7. Guineveretoo

    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.
  8. Guineveretoo

    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! :(
  9. Guineveretoo

    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.
  10. GarveyLives

    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.
  11. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    I believe that another person may have been hit on the same zebra crossing on Friday 26 April 2019 at around lunchtime (possibly between 1.00 p.m. and 1.15 p.m.).

    The gentlemen at the barbershop next to the crossing (or other adjacent business owners) may be able to confirm or clarify.
  12. crojoe

    crojoe Member

    a kid was hit. serious head injuries but recovering well according to a post on FB.
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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Watch out if you use the park

    Manhunt after six women attacked in South Norwood Country Park
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  14. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. GarveyLives

    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.
  16. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Someone has been arrested.

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

    Local women are taking action.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2019
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  17. Guineveretoo

    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.


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

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Women advised to be ‘vigilant’ after park attacker sighted again
  19. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    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.
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  20. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    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.
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  21. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I'll meet you further on up the road

    Guineveretoo Callie I also go there alone and have really enjoyed the tranquillity of a semi wild space. Sad that this opportunity has been challenged
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  22. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Earlier today:

    See: Attacks at South Norwood Country Park prompt protest
  23. GarveyLives

    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.
  24. GarveyLives

    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.
  25. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    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.
  26. GarveyLives

    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'
  27. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    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.

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    (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.
  28. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

  29. crojoe

    crojoe Member

    because the old demographic were responsible for half of it?
  30. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

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