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Norwood Forum supports Norwood Feast Black History Month 2019

Sade Cole who organised Black History Month writes: 

“Norwood Forum kindly donated towards Feast Black History Month held on Sunday 6 October 2019.  Norwood Forum's donation went towards providing a Ghanaian drumming workshop organised by One Drum held in front of St Luke’s Church.  The One Drum performance included a history of the drums and gave children and mums & dads a chance to play, sing along and dance. 

National Tree Week: 23 November to 1 December

Get involved by volunteering or hosting a community tree-planting event. Whether you would like to set up your own event or volunteer with a community group near you, you can help The Mayor of London plant thousands of trees this autumn. Sign up for one of the community tree packs with TCV, or join an event near you. Find out more here.

West Norwood Cemetery: HLF Parks for People project


One of London’s large ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries, West Norwood Cemetery opened in 1837 to relieve the overcrowding in small parish graveyards caused by the huge increase in the capital’s population during the 19th century. Grade II* listed, West Norwood was the first in the UK to be designed in the Gothic Revival style. It is home to 69 listed monuments, many of which have become run down in recent years.

HLF Parks for People Funding

Register now to vote in General Election

The next general election will be held on Thursday 12 December 2019. You must act now to ensure you are able to vote. The voting register is renewed each year; if you did not return your Household Enquiry Form (HEF) (first sent out in July) you risk being deleted from the register. The registration deadline is midnight Tuesday 26 November 2019.

Help plant thousands of trees this autumn

This summer, London became the world’s first National Park City, a commitment to make the capital greener, healthier and wilder. Now the London Mayor is giving away thousands of trees for Londoners to plant during National Tree Week, 23 November - 1 December 2019. You can take part in three ways:

Crystal Palace planning news

Westow Street: McDonalds

The McDonalds’ application for change of use of the old Living Well Satisfies site in Westow Street was rejected by Croydon Council. The grounds for refusal were increased levels of activity around the site at anti-social hours and the implications for congestion and highway safety of vehicles stopping at the planned McDonald’s.  Police concerns about the increased likelihood of crime and anti-social behaviour were cited specifically.  There is certainly the risk of McDonalds appealing the decision, but this is definitely round one to the local community!