2015 OVERGROUND FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED
This year’s hugely popular Crystal Palace Overground festival will run from 24 to 28 June 2015:
Westow Park event on Saturday 27 June
Vintage up the Palace on Sunday 28 June
Fringe events on 24 – 26 June
A Festival spokeswoman said: “We need to fundraise approximately £76,500 to deliver the event. “We are also applying for charitable status and hope to secure the future of the festival by creating an organisation that will endure for many years into the future.”
Anyone wishing to sponsor the festival, perform as a band at the event, run a stall or volunteer please go to the festival’s website:
CRYSTAL PALACE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
‘The Times’ has been publishing items from its pages during the First World War. Today the item from 28th January 1915 is entitled ‘Surveillance of Young Women’ and expresses concern about young women in the vicinity of military establishments causing a ‘nuisance’.
‘The presence of the Naval Brigade in training at Crystal Palace has attracted girls from all the surrounding districts, and though many of the complaints made exaggerate the nuisance, they have led the Women’s Panel Committee to decide to extend their work of street supervision in the neighbourhood’. (Information courtesy Norwood Society chairman Richard Lines
HAMMING IT UP AT THE FOOD MARKET!
Now on two sites – the normal Antenna car park site and also in the Haynes Lane market courtyard.
“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. Their shopping list – which changes every so often. – can be found at
We’re welcoming three new stalls this week. Cured British meats from the Charcuterie Board, Caribbean style preserves from Kush Cuisines and cakes from Stewarts Cakertree. Come along and let us know what you think.
Kids – Story telling: Adrian, The Man from Story Mountain, will be telling tales of old forests and kings to celebrate Celtic festival of Imbolc. 12.00, 1pm,2pm. £1 per child. Adrian’s got some story telling for adults sessions coming up soon. See ‘good stuff locally’ below for more details. Get your bard on!
NEW STALL British cured meats from The Charcuterie Board: Come along and meet Sydenham chap Owen, and check out his wares. He’ll be with us weekly, selling British cured meats from Moons Green in Kent and Native Breeds in Gloucestershire. Find them in the courtyard, next to The Grain Grocer, Le Grappin, Chas’s bread & Brambletye.
On the stall: Cooked/Chilled… Ham – £4/sandwich or £2.50/100g sliced to order Moons Green, Hot-Smoked Pork Belly – £2.50/100g sliced to order Native Breeds, Hot-Smoked Beef Brisket (Pastrami) – £3/100g sliced to order Native Breeds. Saucisson… (all from Moons Green)… Red Wine & Cobnut, Wild Fennel, Rosemary & Garlic, Mushroom & Truffle, plus British ‘Nduja. Also Beer Sticks and Pancetta (both Moons Green).
NEW STALL Preserves by Kush Cuisines: Kenley based couple Sadie & Ian make award winning handmade preserves with a Caribbean twist. Some tempting examples… Chili tamarind ketchup, apple cranberry rosemary chutney, orange mango and cardamon marmalade.
Guest lunch: Vietnamese and Malaysian from Makasan. Chicken laksa soup, Beef Rendang with rice, Aubergine and tofu cooked in clay pot served with rice, Pork patties with vermicelli.
NEW STALL Cakes by Stewarts Cakertree: Naomi’s cooking up Pistachio and lime cake, chocolate peanut butter crumble, banana bread, carrot and ginger cake, and more.
Lunch – weekly stalls: From Comfort & Joy & burgers from Jacob’s Ladder.
Wine: By Le Grappin. We’ll have the FRESH, our fun, hand made Beaujolais by refillable bottle again! Wondering about buying a refill bottle? Le Grappin are at the market every third and fifth Saturday, so it won’t be long til you can bring your bottle back to refill.
Handmade pasta & sauces: By Pastificio Mansi. Due to an accident, the pasta ladies won’t be here this week. Back next week.
Fish: Dan says “You may have seen or heard on the news yesterday about the Belgian boat The Morgenster Z85 being lost at sea due to rough seas and gale force winds near Dungeness this just highlights the dangers involved in sourcing our fish daily. The guys on the boat put their lives on the line to provide for their families and to supply us with the freshest catch.”
One of the crew members is a very old friend of a Crystal Palace resident. We hope that the remaining two crew members are found alive soon, and our sincere condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. It makes us appreciate Veasey’s fish even more, and the crew of their boats, Le Belhara NN733.
“We have been test fishing this week and have a good supply of cod so expect to see some fine cod loin and fillets on the slab.” Fresh Fish… whole Sussex sea bass £18.95kg, Sussex cod fillet £15.95kg, Sussex cod loin £19.95kg, whole or butterflied mackerel £3.50 each, organic salmon fillets £4.25 each, sashimi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g, Dover soles (caught in Eastbourne) £26.95kg, Monkfish fillets £2.60/100g. Shellfish… Loch Fyne langoustine tails £2.75/100g, live Cornish mussels £6kg, live Cornish oysters £1.20 each or 6 for £7, large wild tiger prawns £2.50 each, white tiger prawns £2.20/100g, Palourde clams £12.50kg, diver caught large scallops £3.95/100g, dressed crab £6 each. Place an order or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906 by email on [email protected] and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons
Meat: 20% off shoulders of hogget. Beautiful slow cooked with a red currant jelly. Raised by Martin Hole on Montague Farm in the Pevensey Levels – a farm in area of special scientific area due to all the wildlife and rare grasses and flowers. Jacob’s Ladder Farms is a collection of small scale organic and biodynamic farms scattered throughout Kent and East Sussex that have come together to be able to sell a full range of meat raised in natural and traditional ways. To place an order phone/email Jayne Duveen on 07565 303 559 or [email protected] From Jayne We are very keen to have any feedback from our customers on our new packaging. I would also like to say that Kevin (our butcher) will be starting back next week and we are hoping to have a young butcher working alongside him to do all the lifting for him until he is fully recovered.”
Storecupboard refills: Grain Grocer Wade says “Stop press! Just in, fresh raw organic honey”
Don’t forget you can bring any clean bag or bottle for a 5% discount (except pre packaged).
Gluten free/dairy free/yeast free from Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Cakes: courgette-hazelnut, carrot-pistachio, pumpkin-chocolate, nutty brownie, chocolate-pear, lemon polenta, vegan and sugar free chocolate cake loaves. Savoury tarts: spinach-leek, mushroom, mixed vegetables, tomato-olive. Bread, mushroom ravioli, vegetable soup
Raw milk, butter, cream etc: From Hook and Son’s farmer Steve’s own organic herd near Eastbourne.
Fruit, veg & salad: Stein & crew at Brambletye, Jason, Paul, Tim etc at Brockmans, Adrian et al at Wild Country Organics and our own CP Patchwork Farm posse.
Eggs: From Brambletye & Hook.
Bread: From Chas & Momo’s Thornton Heath bakery, Bread Bread (at the Grain Grocer) and Brockwell Bake (on Jacob’s Ladder).
Chas & Momo: Chas says “I may well have a little cake/tart on tomorrow, haven’t made it yet, day is still young. I do have a seeded granary on for tomorrow, as per request from a few punters. French white a plenty, as is San Fran sourdough. Oh, I got more muffins this week too. Catch ya later.”
Handmade Palace: Locally made arts & crafts. Prints and photography from £20, Jewellery from £4, Ceramics from £2, Wash / make-up bags from £5, Baby goods from £3, Crochet work from £2, Local mugs/coasters/key rings from £2.50. Cards & gift wrapping available. All artist and makers welcome to join the fun. Email Beth on [email protected]
The cafe will be open for coffee, tea, snacks or beer if you fancy it.
Check out our next door neighbours Haynes Lane Market. It’s a treasure trove of collectables in there!
Foodbank: Latest drop off 24 kg. That takes our collective total to 256kg! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
Good stuff locally:
We’re part of Crystal Palace Transition Town. There’s always something going on – check out our calendar. Wondering who we are, what we do, or how you could get involved? Our new blog section is a great place to start.
Storytelling for adults: Author and professional storyteller Adrian Beckingham. aka The Man from Story Mountain, has been booked to perform at Glastonbury Festival every year since 1993. He is performing locally the following dates and times: Sunday Feb 1, Doopo Doopo. 15 Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3HN. The storytelling is downstairs in the studio. £2 entry kids, £1 adults. Not a creche but a family friendly zone. Story starts at3pm. Tuesday Feb 3, The Railway Telegraph. 112 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, SE23 1BS. The storytelling is upstairs in the Victoria Room. £5. Adults only. Story starts 8pm: The theme for both events will be a celebration through story (and dance for the adult event) of the Ancient British/Celtic festival of Imbolc, which occurs on Feb 1 each year. It is a time of gods and goddesses stirring nature, the first cracks appearing in the ice, and a special someone rising from the Cauldron of Souls to end the winter. If enough interest is shown he will make these events monthly and begin inviting other folk to tell, so please let everyone know and please network network!
Community Gardener’s Networking Day: Sunday 1 February 12.00 – 3.30 pm, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses. The afternoon is a chance to get to know gardeners from Lambeth and Southwark and share tips and ideas. Arrive at 12 pm for soup followed by a garden tour led by volunteers and two workshops: ‘Planning your Garden Year’ with Community Gardener, Alison Alexander and ‘Getting Initial Funding for Your Project’ with Education Officer, Beth Barber. Please RSVP to [email protected]
The Social Supermarket: The UK’s first full scale social supermarket opened recently, just down the road in West Norwood. The Community Shop stocks food at a 70% discount from retailers and brands including Marks & Spencer, Asda, Tesco, Innocent and Muller.
The shop works on a membership basis, serving 750 residents living locally (with parts of West Norwood, Gipsy Hill and Tulse Hill) who are on income support and struggling to make ends meet. To find out more, including how to apply to be a member, please see the food market website.
FREE internet courses: The Upper Norwood Library Trust are running free courses for people who are new to the internet and would like some help. Want to know how to cut the cost of heating bills, or know someone who wants a job but doesn’t know how to put a CV together? Sign up at the library.
DULWICH WOOD PRIMARY PUPILS ARE FRIENDS OF THE EARTH FINALISTS
Dulwich Wood Primary in Southwark is one of only six schools nationally, to be in with a chance of winning the Friends of the Earth’ competition Run on Sun.
The campaign aims to encourage schools to be as environmentally friendly as possible and install solar panels on their roof to dramatically cut energy bills.
The winning school will receive a free set of solar panels to install at their school.
To enter the competition pupils at Dulwich Wood primary created a music video on why solar power is a great idea for everyone. The song and video was written and performed by children and staff at the school.
“If they are crowned the winners through the public vote, Dulwich Wood primary would save a over £3000 a year on their electricity, giving the school more money to spend on education” said a council spokesperson.
Cllr Victoria Mills, cabinet member for children and schools said; “It’s brilliant news that one of our local schools has been shortlisted in this national competition.
“Their video is creative, original, and a great way to encourage being environmentally friendly. “I hope residents will get behind the school’s quest to be more energy efficient and vote for Dulwich Wood primary.”
To see the video entry by Dulwich Wood primary and to vote for the final winner before February 10, please visit the FoE website: www.foe.co.uk. Run on Sun competition gallery. (Source: Southwark council press release)
BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE NUMBER PLATE THEFTS INCREASE
Within the last month January has seen a rise in reported burglaries across the Upper Norwood ward; burglaries have been reported to houses, garages and flats, says the latest issue of the ward’s police digest.
“With regards to garages, motorbikes and cycles seemed to have been the target, including two such incidents in Beaumaris Gardens” says the digest.
“In almost all of the house burglaries access was gained via a back door. Several of the burglaries appeared to have happened whilst the occupants were away from the house for
several consecutive days.
“Please contact your local team should you require crime prevention advice.”
NUMBER PLATE THEFTS
Number plate theft remains a problem across Upper Norwood ward with one incident reported in Moore Road in early January, the digest adds.
“There have also been two reports of vans being broken into and tools taken from within.
“The other main category of vehicle crime we have seen throughout January is small change being stolen, from the centre console for example, whilst the vehicle was seemingly left insecure on a drive.
“Your local team has recently obtained excellent CCTV footage showing a similar offence in Carolina Road. Work is now being undertaken to identify the suspects.
“Your local team continues to patrol key areas across our ward, please do keep your eyes out for suspicious behaviour and call police if you see anything suspicious”the digest adds.
Roads bordering the Upper Norwood recreation ground which stands between Eversleigh and Chevening Roads saw a spate of petrol thefts in December.
The thefts are thought to have occurred overnight, say police.
A simple knock against the side of your tank will give an indication of how much fuel is in your vehicle.
Police suggest considering taking these simple steps to help prevent you from becoming a victim:
Always use a locking fuel filler cap.
Park your vehicle in a well-lit, public area or a secure car park. Thieves don’t like to be disturbed, so the busier the area, the better.
Ask yourself do you have to fill up before you leave the vehicle overnight? Leave the vehicle with little fuel in the tank and fill up the next day when you set off again.
Report any thefts or suspicious sightings to your local SNT (Safer Neighbourhood Team). “The more we know the greater the chance we have of being in the right place at the right time” say police..