CENTRAL HILL MEETING
A public meeting on the treatment of council tenants by Lambeth council takes place in Christ Church, Gipsy Hill tomorrow (Saturday 8th) from 2pm to 4pm.
Speakers include Betiel Mahari, former tenant of a now-demolished Brixton estate. Rehoused but with her rent trebled her family is facing eviction for the second time in two years;
Paul Joseph, former tenant of Myatts Fields now living on central Hill; and Rashid Nix on the displacement of working class and BME communities in London.
Organised by Save Central Hill Community the event is titled ‘Broken promises and blatant lies’ and runs from 2pm to 4pm.
FROM TRUFFLES TO TEA POTS AND RHUBARBRA STREISAND – IT’S THE FOOD MARKET!
Guest lunch – Dorset Market Kitchen Kieran tells me they make “6oz Sirloin Steak in a Traditional Milled Flatbread; Moroccan Inspired Organic Chicken in a Traditional Milled Flatbread; 8 oz Aberdeen Angus Dorset Reared Gourmet Burger; Slow Cooked Beef Brisket Dorset Reared Gourmet Burger; Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Hampshire Reared Gourmet Burger; Dorset Portobello Mushroom Gourmet Burger (V).
All Served with our Seasonal Coleslaw and Homemade Mayonnaise. SIDES Warm Potato Salad with Smoked Sea Salt & Wild Rocket / Seasonal Coleslaw with Herb Oil / Blue Vinny with Roasted Vegetables and Walnut Salad/ Moroccan Cous Cous / Sourdough Bread with Oils, Sauces & Condiments.”
Patchwork Farm – they’re back! Tomato seedlings, the first of the locally grown produce, and some veggie seeds.
London Smoke & Cure: smoked meat
Smoked Produce – London Smoke and Cure Ross says “We’ve got a whole range of charcuterie and ready-to-eat smoked meats for you this week. Included in which is some really juicy pastrami – coated in cracked black pepper and coriander and then smoked gently through the night, it’s great for sandwiches. We’ll have our normal range quality cheese including that yummy Taleggio that several of you raved about last week.
And then to finish, a couple of packs of our fresh smoked chicken and duck, and some beautiful handmade bacons. And remember, great bacon makes you happy! Karen is manning the stall this week – she’s super duper friendly so even if you’re not purchasing do stop by for a quick quick chat!”
Soups & sauces – Hellas Farm Made by Giovanni.
Creative All Sorts: Christine’s jams & more
Preserves – Christine’s Creative All Sorts Christine says “The brand new star of the show this week is a Red Onion Marmalade that will take barbecues, sausages, roast veggies, cheese… anything really… to a new level. Some old favourites are back as well – Chilli and Red Pepper Jelly has been given a kick with the addition of a couple of Scotch Bonnets. Clementine Marmalade and Beetroot & Ginger Chutney are in their jars, waiting to be labeled. As usual, much more besides (including the last few jars of beer mustard). See you Saturday!”
Beer – Clarkshaws Brewery Vegan beer made locally by Ian & Lucy. Lucy says “This week buy one, get one half price on all bottles of ale.”
Truffles – Truffle Stories Roberto says “Truffle Stories is run by me, Roberto Bertuol, self-appointed Alba truffles ambassador to the UK and further afield. Truffle Stories is a purveyor of grade “A” truffles from Alba (Italy) as well as white and black truffle-based products, such as white truffles sauces, black truffle condiments, preserved whole black truffle and truffle honey. Truffle Stories also organised tailor-made truffle hunting experiences in Italy. Come and smell our truffles.”
Capo Caccia: Cheese & charcuterie
Olive oil & more – Elia Olive Oils Greek olive oil, olives, herbs and more.
Cheese & cured meats – Capo Caccia Antonio says “I’ll have wonderful black truffle cacciotta! Brand new pork loin filetto! Wild fennel salami Pecorino blue cheese Ovinforth! Guanciale, bottarga smoked ricotta and smoked Pecorino Fiore Sardo!” I’m glad he’s so excited. 😀
Weekly stalls – courtyard site
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro says “I’ll be opening Muscadet Clos des Allées Luneau-Papin: Muscadet addicts know to search for this unique cuvée from famed Loire producers Pierre and Marie Luneau. Light and dry with lemon zest aromas and fragile white flowers, crystalline mineraled acidity firmly supports this wine’s delicate body. This is old vine Melon de Bourgogne grown on a terroir dominated by mica and schist. And that means that it is extra pure!” Natural wines, championing established and emerging producers who work on tiny estates across Europe producing organic, biodynamic and low-intervention wines.
The Store Cupboard: herbs & spices
Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Sarah says “Tea time at The Store Cupboard: This week our lovely glass tea infusers are reduced in price. Made from toughened glass & dishwasher safe. Mugs reduced from £19 to £15 and tea pots from £21.50 to £16. While stocks last. Back in stock: bioD laundry liquid, fabric softener and washing up liquid.
Friday opening: Can’t make Saturday, don’t want to queue or simply fancy a peaceful browse? We are now open every Friday from 11am – 4pm. You can order in advance by email and pick up from us Friday or Saturday. Click here for the order form.”
Lunch – Return to Shashamane Emilia is making us “Salads & sauces – chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds and fresh tarragon; butter beans toasted with seeds and herbs; Mexican cabbage salad with herbs, chillies and onion; polenta chips; coriander chimmichurri sauce; quinoa salad. Hot – butter beans puree; spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; lentil tikka masala stew.”
Bread & patisserie – Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie Bread & pastries, made in SE London. See Trisha on the stall.
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site
Lunch – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs.
Meru Galettes: Galettes & crepes
Lunch – Meru Galettes Sweet & savoury galettes and crepes. The new special galette is caramelised onions, slow roasted tomatoes, cheese, salad, seeds and chilli.
Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “Not to cause alarm, but this is our last trip to the market for two weeks – and it’ll be your last chance to get hold of several sweet treats from the B&B spring collection.
First of all, we’ll be baking our final batch of semlor of the year – these sweet cardamom buns filled with homemade almond paste and freshly-whipped organic cream are never seen in Swedish bakeries after Easter – and they’ll be making way for the return of something special on the 22nd April. It’s also time to say goodbye to the Speckled Egg cake (though we’ll keep it in the online shop for a while longer), and don’t miss Rhubarbra Streisand’s last date on her farewell tour (for a little while at least).
Brett & Bailey: Coffee & brazil nut cake
We’ll also have a wide range of regular favourites including coffee and Brazil nut cakewith vanilla latte butter; chocolate Guinness cake; blueberry streusel; pistachio and chocolate cheesecake; double carrot cake; peanut butter bars; raspberry bakewells; milk chocolate and orange cookies with a hint of cardamom; and a tower of indulgently gooey brownies with pecans, white chocolate chunks and fleur de sel.
Need to make sure you have a bit of Brett & Bailey sweetness over the Easter break? Stock up on a couple of extra sticky buns or cardamom knots and stash them in the freezer, or grab a jar of lemon curd or our Great Taste Award-winning marmalade.
Missing the market this weekend? Order online by Monday night for delivery Thursdaymorning (deliveries resume Wednesday 19th April). See you soon!”
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brockmans: Millions of tomato seedlings
Brockmans – Jason says “I don’t think this picture (left) really captures the sheer volume of baby tomato plants we have grown from seed in our propagation tunnels. This week we will have 3 (of 8) varieties for you to choose from – Matina, Yellow Cherry and Money Maker.
Also – Mixed Salad; Radish Bunches; Rhubarb; Purslane, Sorrel, Rocket and Parsley; Purple Sprouting Broccoli; Cauliflowers; Kale; Apples; Beetroot; Leeks; Chard (limited); Celeriac; Red and White Cabbages; Carrots; 3 Varieties of potato; Onions; Mushrooms; Avocados; Sweet Potatoes.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & gluts.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Andrew tells me this week he’ll have chicken (whole, breast, thighs & drums); Sussex beef – topside, sirloin, minced, steak and diced steaks; sausages; chops; wild garlic sausages; kofta; bacon – streaky and back; Pevensey marsh lamb – chops, minced, leg and shoulders.” Please ring Andrew on 07920 850 653 to place your Easter meat orders.
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organically produced in Kent, unprocessed in any
Veaseys: Paul showing a little friend how to fillet fish
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “For us fishing this time of year is great, we have Winter & Spring fish all together! We’ve seen the start of Black Bream season & Cuttlefish also but we still have local Cod & Squid from the Winter season. We also have beautiful flat fish this time of year with plump Turbot, Brill, Dover & Lemon Soles. We are waiting on confirmation on prices from the markets this morning.
Expect to see the following on the slab – Brill, Turbot, Plaice, Soles, Dabs, Flounders, Black Bream, Cuttlefish, Squid, Sea Bass, Sea Bream, Organic Salmon, Cod, Haddock, Dressed Crab, Sushi Quality Tuna, Swordfish, Raw Prawns, Loads of smoked fish AND MORE!
We will be a little short staffed on Easter Saturday (15th) so it would be a great help if you know you want anything that you could pre-order it with us either by email on [email protected] or by phone on 01342 822906.”
Locally made art & crafts – Palace Makers (previously called Handmade Palace)
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe
Crystal Palace Transition Town – April newsletter now out.
Permaculture Garden in Merton – we love this from our friend Steve Topple at The Canary about May Project Gardens in Merton.
Transition Network – click here for our wider network’s April news.
The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. They currently need washing up liquid, clothes washing powder, tinned carrots, UHT custard and tinned meat (not pork). Latest drop off (Tuesday 28 March) 28 kilos. Total donated so far 1294.7kg.
News From Crystal Palace – we love this local news page from our friend, journalist Jerry Green.
Save Central Hill Community – support our neighbours & find out more about the proposed demolition of the estate, and how it would everyone in the area.
Our neighbours – Antenna Studios Music, dance, performances, practice, recording & more. Also loads of great classes and the best coffee in the Palace.
We are proud to be part of Crystal Palace Transition Town. Wondering who we are, what we do, or how you could get involved? Our blog section is a great place to start or this talk given by Joe Duggan, one of the co-chairs.
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CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.
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
(The above is copied from an email; which mentions various links – for full links please go to the market website – Thanks)
NORWOOD PLANNING ASSEMBLY
Lambeth council have now commenced the consultation period on an application for the designation of the Norwood Planning Assembly Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area covering most of the three wards of Knights Hill, Gipsy Hill and Thurlow Park
Once designated, the Norwood Planning Assembly will lead on the preparation of a neighbourhood plan for the neighbourhood area – your chance to have a real say in what happens in your community.
The information provided by Lambeth council is as follows:
Consultation Period: In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Lambeth are seeking your comments on the combined application for a period of six weeks from 3 April 2017 to 15 May 2017.
Please make your support for the NPA known to Lambeth by email or you can respond by post:
By email: [email protected]
By post: Planning Strategy and Policy Team, London Borough of Lambeth, 1st Floor, Phoenix House, 10 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2LL
The combined application can be found at https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/norwood-planning-assembly-neighbourhood-forum-and-neighbourhood-area-application
Printed copies of the application are also available for inspection at West Norwood library during their normal opening hours and at the Council’s office at Ground Floor, Phoenix House, 10 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2LL from 9am-5pmMonday to Friday.
What happens next?
A decision on whether to formally designate the Norwood Planning Assembly Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area will be made by the Council within 13 weeks of 3 April 2017.
Please share this with your neighbours. (Source [email protected]