PENGE HIGH STREET RE-OPENS FOLLOWING SPILLAGE
Penge High Street re-opened following an extensive clean-up which lasted from Tuesday into Wednesday morning following a diesel or oil spillage.
A Bromley council press release says: “The complex clean-up operation has involved laying a combination of Spill dry, an absorbent substance and sand, with these materials then removed.
“Jet washing of the entire road surface has continued this morning having commenced yesterday evening, with road drains or gullies also cleaned as part of this process. “The clean has also extended to the side roads.”
The High Street was closed from the junction with Oakfield Road to the junction with Thicket Road, where it meets Crystal Palace Park Road. (Source: Bromley council press release)
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET
Saturday 11th March
Guest stalls this week
NEW STALL Guest lunch – Dorset Market Kitchen Co 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.”
Owl Kitchen: Gluten free carrot cake
Gluten free – Owl Kitchen Mel is making us “Carrot cake, sausage rolls, brownies, vegan peanut butter squares, sugar free dairy free beetroot torte, vegan chocolate avocado cake, vegan courgette banana cake, caramelised onion and extra mature cheddar mini quiche, luscious lemon & raspberry sandwich, chocolate lime drizzle cake.”
Olive oil & more – Elia Olive Oil Greek olive oil, mountain herbs, honey and more from George & Ellen.
Cheese & cured meat – Capo Caccia Anotonio says “Hola. I’ll have cured beef bresaola, 24th Month matured granglona pecorino, “Sardinian parmesan”. Pork cheeks guanciale, Coppa, matured cow’s milk “Casizolu” organic saffron pecorino and hard goat cheese. Grrrrrr….!”
Truffle Stories: White truffles
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. ”
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro says “This Sat I’ll open a bottle of a lovely organic red Rioja, Vina Ilusion: unoaked, pure Tempranillo wine from one of the highest elevations in Rioja Baja. Think fresh, crunchy red berries and a comforting creamy touch. Winemaker Martín Alonso is a proponent of the techniques of Masanobu Fukuoka, a Japanese natural-farming maverick. Viña Ilusión started in 1992 and today has a mere five hectares of vineyards filled with iron-rich clay and limestone soils.”
Shawls – Anoushka Raising money for a women’s co-operative
Potato chits – Patchwork Farm stall Thanks to Tim from Spa Hill Allotments.
Weekly stalls – courtyard site
The Store Cupboard: Bread Bread’s hot cross buns
Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Sarah says “BreadBread’s delicious organic sourdough hot cross buns are back this week. My record so far is 3 in one day!
If you aren’t familiar with the stall, come and check out our impressive range of organic wholefoods, herbs and teas. Don’t forget we’ve got new season herb plants in stock now too ready for you to plant and grow your own supply of fresh herbs.
You can order in advance by email and pick up from us Friday or Saturday. Click here for the order form.”
Return to Shashamane: lunch
Lunch – Return to Shashamane Emilia says “Here is my menu for this Saturday. 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 with rosemary; coriander chimmichurri sauce; brown rice salad with linseed, basil, pomegranates and rocket. 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.
Lunch – Meru Galettes Sweet & savoury galettes and crepes.
Brett & Bailey: Chocolate Guiness cake
Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “Is spring in the air? Could it finally be here? It’s beginning to show up on the stall for sure, with plenty of bright and light flavours on the cake parade. In addition to last week’s comeback king – our citrus chiffon cake – we’re bringing back another old friend, the pistachio and honey cake, with decadent sponge and creamy organic honey frosting. You’ll find them next to the chocolate Guinness cake (nearly St Patrick’s Day of course – another sign that spring is here), the double carrot, and a baked white chocolate cheesecake topped with fragrant passion fruit pulp.
We’re now entering the last few weeks of semlor season – don’t miss out on these sweet cardamom buns filled with homemade almond paste and a pile of freshly-whipped double cream. Prefer butter to cream? Pick up a cardamom knot or two. Or, if sugar and spice is more your thing, a sweet and cinnamony sticky bun.
We’ll also have our usual favourites including mint choc chip cookies; indulgent dark chocolate brownies with pecans and white chocolate chunks; peanut butter bars; rhubarb crumble cake; and what will probably be our shortbread treacle tart’s last outing of the year.
Something for your Sunday morning toast? Collect a jar of our award-winning marmalade, a jar of lemon curd, or one of our last remaining jars of apricot and vanilla or plum and rose jam. Missing the market? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open. See you soon!”
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brockmans – Jason says “Due to the encouragement and positive feedback from customers last year we have made significant efforts to offer a wide range of potted herbs and vegetables for sale. This week we will have Horseradish, Thyme and Wild Garlic.
Also – Oranges; Kale (4 varieties); Cox, Gala and Braeburn Apples; Beetroot; Leeks; Chard (limited); Purple Sprouting Broccoli; Savoy, Jan King, Red, Tundra and White Cabbages; Carrots; 3 Varieties of potato; Onions; Mushrooms; Blood Oranges; Sweet Potatoes.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & gluts.
Gill Wing Farm: Farmer/butcher Andrew
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Andrew butchers much of the meat himself – find him on the stall most weeks.
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organically produced in Kent, unprocessed in any
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “It has all calmed down very nicely and we have had 4 boats landing to us this week, ours and our friends Micky, Jo & Danny so we are hoping for plenty of local fish such as: Red Gurnards; Whiting (Pout & Channel); Sea Bass; Plaice; Dover Sole; Dabs; Lemon Sole and possibly more! We have cold smoked Salmon, Haddock and Cod. From the Hot Smoker we have Smoked Mackerel, Trout and Salmon portions.
Please check out our recipe of the month it’s a good one! Simple but very tasty. Cornish Hake with a lemon & rosemary crumb served with crushed new potatoes.” To order call 01342 822906 or email [email protected]
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace They’re back!
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe
Crystal Palace Overground Festival – St Patrick’s Day fundraiser rave up in the Anerley Town Hall, Friday 17 March. DJs inc Maxi Jazz (!), Lol Hammond (Drum Club/ Vertigo Films), Chris Coco (Melodica Recordings), DJ Prime Cut (Scratch Perverts). This event helps to keep the festival itself free for all on the day.
Crystal Palace Transition Town – March newsletter now out.
Crystal Palace Transition Town Choir Meets every Wednesday at the Paxton Centre. All voices welcome.
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 10 January) 16.2 kilos. Total donated so far 1230.7kg.
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.
New community arts space on Anerley Hill – The Paxton Centre. There’s lots going on. Check out their facebook page for all the goss.
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.
Follow us on twitter @CPFoodMarket or join us on Facebook.
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)
Applications from residents and Street Friends applying to hold a street party in support of the Big Lunch 2017 are again being processed free of charge.By bulk processing the anticipated larger number of applications, efficiencies are made, enabling the potential associated road closures to be processed without the normal road closure fee.
BOLD Residents are advised that they need to apply by 31 March 2017 to hold a street party on the weekend of Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June.
“The community spirit that weekends like this generate sits perfectly alongside Bromley’s ‘Street Friends’ volunteering ethos, so I am delighted to be able to confirm that the council will support the initiative again this year, with all legal and administration costs being waived for applications received for 17 and 18 June” said Cllr Colin Smith, Bromley’s executive councillor for environment.
“A street party can be a perfect way to get together with old acquaintances, as well to meet and befriend others living nearby who have perhaps only recently moved in, helping to forge stronger bonds along our streets and neighbourhoods and we can all make a difference by getting involved.
“If this strikes a chord with you, why not give it a go in your road this year? If you are so minded, please don’t miss the cut-off date for applications of 1 April though.”
Applicants for street parties are being encouraged to apply in good time, to allow for the application to be processed and potential road closure orders to be issued. Whilst party organisers always need the council’s permission to hold an event on the road or pavement, fees only normally apply if a road needs to be closed.
Applications for street parties received after 1 April may not be able to be processed in time, due to legal requirements. Once approved, the council will inform the emergency services, public utility and bus companies of the planned street party.
Party organisers are not required to have public liability insurance cover for their event but it is strongly recommended. However, they must ensure that certain conditions are met.
These include having diversion and warning signs, with flashing lamps at each vehicle access point and being able to easily remove tables, chairs and other temporary objects to allow access for emergency vehicles.
Similarly, banners and bunting hanging across the road must be secured at a height of at least 7 metres.
Street party information and application forms or call 0300 303 8658. (Source: Bromley council press release)