The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill has won joint first place in the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award, beating four other finalists to the top spot.
The win was announced at a ceremony at the Telegraph’s offices in Buckingham Palace Road, London.
The shortlisted venues were picked in July by a panel of expert judges and a team of family judges visited each venue anonymously over the summer holidays to choose the winner.
Janet Vitmayer, Director of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, said: ‘We welcome thousands of families each year, and our aim is not only to make their visits rich and enjoyable, but also to help foster a lifelong love of the arts and culture in our younger visitors.
“To be recognised by families themselves for this award is the greatest prize.’
NORWOOD FOODBANK have thanked the people of Upper Norwood for their support of Foodbank
“Through supermarket collections in September we collected 1.5 tonnes food and in October 1.4 tonnes slightly down because of a shortage of volunteers but still amazing.
“We are next at Sainsbury’s (Westow Street, Upper Norwood) on Saturday December 14th and more volunteers would be great, “Please see our website for details.”
“So the support the local community give is greatly appreciated and people or groups should get in touch if they would like to consider making donations at other times.”
Norwood and Brixton Foodbank
TRAINEE COMMUNITY ORGANISERS WANTED AT ST HUGH’S
St Hugh’s ccmmunity centre in SE20 is joining the national community organisers programme and is hosting two trainee organisers in SE20 from 2014.
The community organisers are individuals who will work in the community around SE20 to bring people together, listen to their ideas, build networks and support people to tackle the local issues which are important to them.
“COs do not bring a message or an agenda. “Instead they listen to people actively, systematically, one-to-one and in groups, building trust, respect and relationships.
“Their role is to explore the loves, concerns, hopes and visions of local people, to ignite the impulse to act, and to support that action to be as effective as it can be. “This is localism in action, at its very best.
We are passionate about our community and are open to doing things differently.
We have two fixed term contracts for Trainee Community Organisers, at £8.55/hour.
Drop-in info session at St Hugh’s Community Centre, 42 Castledine Road, SE20 on Saturday 2nd November 1-2pm.
http://www.hlca.org.uk/ – St Hugh’s website
CROYDON COMMISSION ON STREET LITTER
In a letter to NFCP Cllr Wayne Lawlor (Lab South Norwood) says “Many residents across Croydon North are very unhappy with the state of Croydon’s streets. “People complain that the streets are visibly dirty and that the refuse collection and street cleaning services provided by the council are not meeting their expectations.
“The Croydon North Streets Commission is an independent investigation into the state of Croydon’s streets, which will gather the views of local residents and businesses about waste and street cleaning services across the borough.
“Once evidence has been gathered, the commission will present its recommendations for improving these services to the council.
“Services the commission will review include street cleaning, refuse collection, bulky items disposal, fly tipping, abandoned vehicles and commercial waste.
“We want to get as many people as possible along to provide evidence, views and suggestions about the state of the streets in Croydon North.
“We would ideally like representatives from community organisations, faith groups, residents’ associations and similar to come and present evidence on behalf of their organisation, but individuals with particular evidence are welcome to come and present written, verbal or photographic evidence
Hearing dates and locations are as follows:
Thursday 31st October – Thornton Heath
6.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Parchmore Methodist Church, 55 Parchmore Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 8LY
Saturday 9th November – West Croydon
10.30am – 1pm
Venue: Croydon Voluntary Action, 82 London Road, CR0 2TB
Thursday 14th November – South Norwood
6.30pm – 9pm
Venue: South Norwood Baptist Church, 2 Oliver Avenue SE25 6TY
If you would like more information about the Croydon North Streets Commission, please feel free to reply to this email address (contact croydonstreetscommission@
If you have any questions, you can contact the Clerk to the Commission, Ms Eden Kulig at croydonstreetscommission@