CHAMBER TO DEBATE ‘REVIVE AND THRIVE’ / ROOM WITH A VIEW? / CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET THIS WEEK / COUNCIL STAFF DONATE FOOD TO FAMILIES / C.I.D GIFTS FOR CHILD CANCER PATIENTS
CHAMBER TO DEBATE ‘REVIVE AND THRIVE’
CRYSTAL PALACE Chamber of Commerce are to debate helping the economy of Crystal Palace ‘Revive and Thrive’ at a meeting next Thursday (January 22nd)
Items on the agenda also include:
Would A Town Centre Manager Be Good For Crystal Palace? Funding Possibilities
Christmas In Crystal Palace 2015
KICC Change of Use Application Update
Proposals and initiatives to improve Pollution, Congestion and Parking; and
Overcoming the disadvantages of being on the edge of five boroughs putting Crystal Palace on the map.
The meeting is being held in the function room of the Railway Bell, 14 Cawnpore Street, off Gipsy Hill at 7.30 pm.
ROOM WITH A VIEW?
THE EXTRA floor being added to the building that houses Winkworths estate agents on the corner of Westow Hill and Beardell Street has led to a cover-up in the Upper Norwood library.
A large piece of brown card now covers the whole window frame of the readers loo in the library.
Reason? Some of the panes in the top of the window frame are clear rather than frosted – meaning future occupants of the development – called ‘The Cribs’ would be able to see in….
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET THIS WEEK
Fish, meat, veg, fruit, eggs, butter, raw milk, bread, store cupboard refills, cleaning product refills, gluten free, handmade pasta, raw, vegan, salads, juices, cakes, pastries, lunch, gifts, coffee & story telling for kids.
Thanks to Fiona Symington for her recent interview with Karen Jones about the market. Check out Fiona’s excellent site London Food Essentials for foodie & London stories, including interviews with market traders Jacob’s Ladder Farms & Brockwell Bake.
Hot lunch from Goulash Valley: Streatham lads Jozsef & Imre are cooking up a Hungarian feast. Traditional Hungarian goulash soup with beef, fried vegetables with pasta with optional chicken bites, rice with steamed vegetables with optional roasted chicken, and Hungarian trifle (Somloi Galuska) for pudding.
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.
Lunch – weekly stalls: From Comfort & Joy & burgers from Jacob’s Ladder.
Handmade pasta & sauces: By Pastificio Mansi. Emanuela is cooking up… Sauces – Broccoli pesto and tomato sauce. Pasta: Meat tortellini, Sweet potato and feta cappellacci, Mushroom and parmesan ravioli, Artichoke and pecorino halfmoon.
Fish: Dan says “We’ve had barely any fishing time since last week as you can guess these winds have kept us moored up in the harbour safe and sound. NN733 managed to get out last night and had a few bass and other bits so we are looking better stocked for this weekend, she will be out again tonight so expect more bass & cod. Our other boat P1007 is still in Poole harbour being readied for its fishing season with some new equipment and a lick of paint.”
Fresh Fish… whole Sussex sea bass £17.95kg, Sussex cod fillet £17.95kgssex squid £1.65/100g, organic salmon fillets £4.50 each, whole mackerel £8.95kg, organic salmon fillets £4.25 each, sashimi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g. Shellfish… live Cornish mussels £6kg, live Cornish oysters £1.20 each, large wild tiger prawns £2.50 each, white tiger prawns £2.20/100g, Palourde clams £12.50kg, live cockles£9.95kg. We will have all the usual selection of smoked fish and cooked shellfish. Place an order or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906 by email [email protected] and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons
Meat: 20% off scrummy organic legs of lamb, from Martin Hole on Montague Farm. Now classed as hogget. Even more delicious! All meat is organic, pasture fed meat from small farms mostly in Sussex and Kent by Jacob’s Ladder Farms.
Raw / vegan/ organic from Love Bites: Hot lunch – Winter warmer bowl with fennel ginger and chili. To take home – Walnut meat. Sweet (sugar free) treats – Chocolate tortê & Pumpkin pie.
Storecupboard refills: Grain Grocer Wade says “This week we’re feeling fruity and are fully stocked with delicious (obviously ORGANIC) natural dried fruits; apricots, goji berries, mulberries, Incan berries and prunes perfect to compliment your breakfast or as a mid morning snack.” Bring your own bag or bottle for a 5% discount.
Gluten/dairy/yeast free from Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Vegan and sugar free also available. Cakes: lemon polenta, nutty brownie, carrot and pistachio, courgette and hazelnuts. Savoury tarts: spinach and leek, mushrooms, mixed vegetables, tomatoes and olives. Mediterranean style bread and hot 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.
Cakes by Eat & Mess: Kate’s on a comfort baking mission this week. Gluten free almond and orange ‘St Clement’ cake, pear & ginger loaf cakes, chocolate Guinness cake, New York vanilla cheesecake, gingerbread men, shortbreads, flapjacks, dirty filthy delicious cheesecake brownies and Bakewell tart.
Bread: From Bread Bread (at the Grain Grocer) and Brockwell Bake (on Jacob’s Ladder).
Calum: Deliciously chocolatey brownies, indulgent choc truffles, classic coconut ice, and children’s favourites jam tray bake & choc crispie cakes.
Handmade Palace: Photography from £35, Prints from £20, CP/Penge mugs £7, Hand painted ceramic pots from £5, Bike park sculptures from £10, Bags and wash bags from £10, Vintage teacup candles from £5 and last chance to buy unoffical calender £5. Cards & gift wrapping available.
Le Grappin Wine
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Buskers Paradise Live music, arranged by Steve Broe
The cafe will be open for coffee, tea, snacks or beer if you fancy it.
Foodbank: Latest drop off 24 kg. That takes our collective total to 256kg! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
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
Good stuff locally
RPM Club, 6pm Saturday 17 Jan at Antenna Cafe: You are invited to a vinyl only night where you have the option to bring a few records along that you feel need an appreciative audience. Coffee, tea and alcohol available and guaranteed great company.
Have you thought about donating blood? There is a shortage of donors and stocks are low. You can help!
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, click here.
Job: Site Supervisor and Education officer at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
Incubator Programme: Mazi Mas – a roaming restaurant that creates employment for migrant and refugee women in London – is running 3-month residency and Employment & Business Skills Incubator Programme at the Ovalhouse Theatre from March to June 2015. Mazi Maz is still looking for participants, professional cooking and business trainers to give workshops and mentors to support the participants in their routes towards opening their food businesses. Get in touch with [email protected] if interested.
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.
Local drop in centre: New Tuesday drop in with new group We Love Services – for those who are facing poverty, who are feeling isolated and in need of a helping hand. (Source: Crystal Palace food market website)
COUNCIL STAFF DONATE FOOD TO FAMILIES
Croydon council staff have reached their target of donating more than 10,000 items of food to help support Croydon families.
The Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Manju Shahul-Hameed, set staff the target to achieve in the two weeks before Christmas.
These were collected in trolleys which were left on each floor of Bernard Weatherill House, Strand House, Davis House, Jeanette Wallace House and the Public Realm Office for staff to leave donations.
The items have been given to the Croydon Food Network, which has put together more than 60 boxes of the donated food.
Together with the food parcels and support from individual food banks, this means more than 400 Croydon families have benefitted.
The council’s facilities management provider Interserve and the Unicef group from Croydon College helped push the number of items donated to more than 11,000.
The Mayor said: “This is a wonderful achievement for a very worthy cause, and special thanks must go to the team of food trolley champions who were responsible for encouraging staff on their floors to make a donation.
“These donations will have made a huge difference to people’s lives by providing food to Croydon families in need” she added. (Source: Croydon council press release.)
C.I.D GIFTS FOR CHILD CANCER PATIENTS
Officers from Croydon CID raised some Christmas cheer for young cancer patients at the Royal Marsden Hospital, when they delivered gifts to children at the specialist cancer unit.
Around £800 was raised throughout 2014 by officers on the Serious Acquisitive Crime (SAC) Unit, the CID unit that typically investigates burglaries and robberies in Croydon.
They then used the money to purchase a number of gifts, which were wrapped and delivered by officers to the Oak Centre for Children and Young People at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton.
Detective Inspector Brian Hobbs, who leads the SAC Unit at Croydon said: “It has always been a bit of a tradition for CID officers to raise money for charities at social functions.
“In the past, my officers have donated money to elderly victims of offences like burglary where the victim has had their savings stolen.
“But credit this time must go to Sgt Teresa Hubbard-Chason who came up with the idea of donating to the Royal Marsden and arranged for us to visit the unit.
“I hope that the made a real difference to the children’s Christmas and the chocolates & mince pies we left with the staff went down nicely as well.”
More than 300 children in Croydon also received a special gift this Christmas as part of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s ‘Give a Gift’ Christmas tree campaign, which called upon the public to donate presents for children in care across London.
Fifty Croydon children attended Santa’s Grotto in Centrale Shopping Centre to receive their special gift in the run-up to Christmas, whilst Croydon Council’s Children’s Services team delivered the other 250 presents to children in foster care around the borough.
Officers also visited Croydon University hospital to deliver 25 gifts to children in the ‘Rupert Bear’ ward.
In Croydon, the appeal has been supported by Croydon Council, Croydon Business Improvement District and Centrale Shopping Centre, which has also been collecting gifts from the public for the campaign.
Local Croydon Volunteer Police Cadets have also been helping out by wrapping hundreds of gifts that have been donated and also assisting with the special visits to Santa’s Grotto at Centrale.
Inspector Phil Mockett, who has been leading the appeal at Croydon said: “The response from the public for this campaign has fantastic. “When we launched the campaign, we weren’t sure if we’d manage to hit our target of 300 presents.
“But with the presents that have been donated at Centrale still to be given out, it looks like we’ll have reached nearer 600.
“We’re speaking with the council to make arrangements to donate the remaining presents to children living in temporary accommodation across the borough, and while we haven’t been able to do this before Christmas because of the volume, we’re hoping to get the presents delivered in the first week of January.
“I’d like to thank all of our partners, who have really got behind the campaign and made it possible, but also thank the public for their amazing generosity, without which, none of this would have been possible.” (Source: Metropolitan Police press releases.)