GARDENS OPEN IN AID OF ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE….LIBRARY EXHIBITION CONTINUES….SUMMER CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE….
Gardens in Upper Norwood and Dulwich are being opened to the public to help raise funds for St Christopher’s hospice, Sydenham.
Sunday July 6th – 3-6pm
126 Church Road, Upper Norwood SE19 2NT
Sunday July 13th – 3-7:30pm
Howletts Meade, 48 College Road, Dulwich SE21 7BA
“We are very lucky this year to have so many people opening their gardens to the public in support of their local hospice” say St Christopher’s..
“But we are always looking for more participants – so if you feel you would be able to support the St Christopher’s Group next year by opening your own garden, hosting a tea and cakes party or perhaps even arranging a barbeque then please let us know. “We’d love to hear from you.
“Or, if you’re a baking enthusiast and would like to donate cakes that can be sold during our 2014 Open Garden Festival season than please get in touch with us now. “Beautiful, tempting homemade cakes never fail to impress, and really do make a difference in making an event a success.
“This celebrated festival is an important fundraiser within the St Christopher’s calendar, raising much needed money for the delivery of care in the hospice – on our four inpatient wards and in our Anniversary Centre – as well as in people’s own homes.”
For more information about the Open Gardens Festival, call Anna Somerset on 020 8768 4573 or email [email protected]
LIBRARY EXHIBITION CONTINUES
AN EXHIBITION of photographs of Upper Norwood in the 1960s is to remain for a few more weeks due to the amount of interest it has generated.
The photographs – including some from before the 1960s – come from the archives of the Norwood Society, which is staging the exhibition in Upper Norwood library on Westow Hill.
Initially the exhibition was one of scores of events helping to form this year’s Crystal Palace Overground festival.
A Norwood Society spokesman said: “The photographs have been in our archives for more than 50 years and may date from a 1962 exhibition called ‘Living with the Palace’.
“But we have no way of knowing for certain as the programme for that exhibition doesn’t list what was displayed!”
Opening times, which coincide with library opening hours, are:
Saturdays 9 am to 5pm; Tuesdays 10am to 7pm (closed for lunch 1pm to
2pm); Thursdays 9am to 7pm, (closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm).
POLICE DROP-IN SURGERY
Police are holding a drop-in surgery at Cafe Nero, Westow Hill 11am on Saturday July 26th at 11am.
SPA HILL BURGLARY: POLICE APPEAL
Police in Croydon are appealing for information after an 86-year-old woman had her home burgled in Spa Hill, Upper Norwood.
The break-in occurred some time between 10:15hrs and 11:05hrs on Saturday 14 June whilst the victim was out. It is believed the suspect(s) has broken into the house through the front door and stolen various items, including cash, a DVD player and jewellery items.
Detectives from Croydon CID are investigating the case and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or with information to come forwards and help them with their enquiries.
Detective Constable Asim Siddique, from Croydon CID, who is investigating the case said: “I’d urge anyone who was in the Spa Hill area on that Saturday morning and might have seen someone acting suspiciously to get in touch with us.
“Understandably, the victim is extremely upset and distressed about the ordeal. We are hopeful that somebody in the area might have seen something that could help us in our enquiries.”
Anyone with information should contact Croydon CID via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
KEEP SAFE THIS SUMMER – CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE FROM THE METROPOLITAN POLICE
During the warm weather people are more likely to leave their doors and windows open to ventilate their properties.
Walk in burglaries do increase during the Summer months, so please don’t be complacent – if you cannot see the door or window then it should be shut and locked.
If you are out enjoying your garden, remember to shut and lock all windows on the front of your property. Remember, it only takes a minute to become a victim of a sneak in burglary!
Enjoy your summer holiday but make sure your home looks lived in whilst your away
Use timer switches on lights to make you’re home look occupied in the evenings.
If possible leave a car in your driveway or ask a neighbour to park there car on your driveway whilst you’re away.
Ask a neighbour to check on your home while you’re away and move any post out of sight.
Cancel any regular delivers such as milk and newspapers.
If you have a lawn cut it before you go away and trim back any bushes or shrubs that burglars could hide behind.
Lock away any valuable items such as pedal cycles – they may be safer in your home than in an outhouse or shed.
Get on your bike and make the most of the warmer weather – but make sure you protect your bike
Mark the frame of you bike with your postcode and house number using a UV pen or tamperproof label.
Keep details of the frame number, make, model and type of bike and also take a photograph.
Register your bike at Immobilise – a free online property database which the police use to check stolen property, see related links for details.
Never leave your bike unlocked – even if you’re just popping into the newsagents for a couple of minutes.
The best kind of lock is a quality solid steel D-shaped shackle lock.
Always lock your bike to something solid like a lamp-post or railings, preferably in a public area.
Enjoy day trips out in the warmer weather – but make sure you secure your car and look after your valuables
Don’t leave valuables in your car – even if you know that the bag on the front seat is empty, a thief may still try their luck.
Remove your sat nav and its holder from your car, don’t leave it in the glove box as this is the first place a thief will look and make sure you wipe away any suction markers from the holder.
Remember to shut your windows and sunroof when you leave your car.
Use an approved steering lock and gear clamp.
Set your immobiliser and alarm if you have one fitted.
As the weather warms up, if you begin to wear clothing less likely to have pockets, make sure you store your valuables safely.
Don’t let burglars make easy work of your property … keep garden equipment and tools locked away
Keep your shed securely locked by using strong hasp and close shackle padlocks. Use coach bolts or non-return screws to secure door hinges, hasp and staples.
Always put away gardening equipment, tools and furniture away when you’ve finished using them.
Keep your garden fences in good repair and consider having trellis on the top to discourage anyone climbing over.
Make your valuables less attractive to steal.
Mark garden furniture and DIY equipment with your postcode and house number (or name) by engraving or painting. For heavier metal items such as lawn mowers, use a hammer and set of punches.
Photograph valuable garden plants and ornaments to help identify them in the event of a theft.
Check your household insurance covers theft from your garden or outbuildings.
If you would like further information or specific advice about crime prevention then please call 101 and ask to speak to a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing team.