ANERLEY HILL CLOSED SOUTHBOUND FOLLOWING OIL SPILL – Parts of road need to be resurfaced
Anerley Hill remains closed to traffic southbound only following an oil spill on Thursday morning. The road remains shut for safety reasons and motorists are advised to follow the diversions.
A Bromley council spokesman said today (Friday) : “Following clearance work this morning to remove the sand and spill dry, the assessment has concluded that parts of the road will need to be re-surfaced.
“The sand and spill treatment applied yesterday has not been successful enough in some places.
“Survey work to determine how much repair work is needed is ongoing but resurfacing work will take place this evening (Friday), into the night. “The council apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause and further news about this work will be made available as soon as it is known.
“The oil spill has affected a considerable length of road and has been split in enough quantity for the road surface to be hazardous. “Resurfacing the damaged areas of road is the only way to remove the hazard and ensure that the road surface will not be slippery going forwards.
“Diversions are in place and the road will remain closed until at least tomorrow (Saturday) morning.”
Today (Friday) 432 buses from West Norwood were terminating at Crystal Palace.
UPDATED STATEMENT FROM BROMLEY COUNCIL
Updated Anerley Hill closed southbound following oil spill
Anerley Hill resurfacing work tonight to re-open the road southbound following yesterday’s oil spill
Resurfacing work and specialist cleaning will take place tonight in Anerley Hill so that the road can then re-open. Anerley Hill has remained closed to traffic southbound only following an oil spill on Thursday morning. The road remains shut for safety reasons and motorists are advised to follow the diversions in place.
The resurfacing and cleaning work will take place from the early evening and will continue into the night and will be finished by 3 a.m. The council apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause, with contractors completing the noisier work in the early part of the evening, with work after midnight being quieter.
Part of the road, towards Crystal Palace Parade, will be resurfaced as needed, with the area further down the hill requiring specialist cleaning. The work is required to allow the road to re-open again after the oil spill affected a considerable length of the road, causing the road to be hazardous.
Diversions will remain in place until the work is complete, with the road re-opening as soon as possible thereafter. (Source: Bromley council press release)
LOAD OF BOLLARDS
The large amount of blue bollards and dug out concrete where new lamp posts are going in around Westow Hill, Westow Street, Church Road and Central Hill prompted News From Crystal Palace to ask Croydon what was going on.
A Croydon council spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: “They have had to order some special footings as it’s not possible to go as deep as normal where these columns are going in. “Should be sorted next week.”
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET
Saturday 13 August
Meat, fish, veg, fruit, flowers, eggs, flowers, wine, cheese, charcuterie, handmade pasta, butter, raw milk, bread, store cupboard refills, eco cleaning refills, gluten free, vegan, salads, cakes, pastries, preserves, lunch, gifts, coffee, food bank collection, Save Central Hill Community.
Thanks to Katie Rose for this new blog on the Croydon Citizen pondering upon how the Transition Towns movement can help Croydon to thrive.
Interested in growing? Check out this Transition Town rap video (yes you read that right) to see what we get up to in Patchwork Farm.
Starring George Bananson with cameos from Rosemary, Anna Sayburn Lane,Sam, Harriet Mary Colette O’Neill, Phil and little extra rap at the end from Elume Sabine Mairey . Warning, contains dangerous artichokes and Sam smiling. Thanks a million to Charlotte Fleming and her crew for putting it together.
Guest stalls this week
Guest lunch – Nosh Paul is making us “Burgers – spicy beef burger; the veggie option – portobello mushroom topped with breaded courgette, caramelised red onion & blue cheese in brioche; fish finger sandwiches; and breakfast burritos.”
Cheese & cured meats – Flavours of Spain Ana says “We will be bringing along the following: Basque region blue cheese (raw Sheeps milk); ‘Bellota’ acorn-fed goats cheese (raw milk); ‘Mahon’ matured in wine barrels (raw cows milk); ‘Castro Castillo’ (3 raw milks) matured in caves; Quince with Seville oranges; Spanish Marcona almonds.
Smoked Goods – London Smoke and Cure Ross says ““Hey everyone, thanks for welcoming me back so warmly a few weeks ago, I was really humbled. Anyway, this week from your local smoke house we have;
• Sublime hot smoked duck – Imagine yourself sitting outside in the late sun on Saturday evening and eating it with a lovely little salad and a good Beaujolais. Like the old saying goes – ‘Smoked Duck helps make people happy’
• Sashimi grade smoked salmon – we purposely under cure our salmon so it’s juicy, less salty, fresher and better for you. Nothing like the dross you’d buy in the supermarket – guaranteed.
• Hot smoked Quail – It’s back! Limited stocks.
• Hot Smoked Chicken – Packed full of flavour, one breast is easily enough for two to add to your pastas and salads.
• Cheese – There’ll always be smoked cheese – forever and ever, amen.
• Cold smoked butter – First of the season butter is back. Great to cook your Jacobs Ladder steaks with, or to run through some of Brockmans Red Kale (I’ve tried – the joys of research!). Introductory offer – (£2. Normally £3)
• And remember, all of the above is made by hand in your local smoke house in the heart of the triangle.”
Courtyard Guest – Elia Olive Oil George says “Our special for Crystal Palace this week is 1L bottles of our organic olive for only £10.”
Tea and salts – Gipsy Hill Herbs Sarah is back at the market with her herbs, teas and salts.
Owl Kitchen: Gluten free Roasted Red Pepper & Goats Cheese Tart
Gluten free – Owl Kitchen Mel is making us “sausage rolls, carrot cake, chocolate brownies, peanut butter squares, lemon drizzle cake, roasted red pepper and goats cheese tart, vegan chocolate raspberry cake, sugar free dairy free beetroot torte, Bakewell tart, courgette and cheddar muffins,Victoria sandwich.”
Wine – Wine Scout Pedro says “Tomorrow I’ll be showing the juicy organic red Chateau Plaisance ‘Grain de Folie’: a deep plum in colour. On the nose, aromas of fig, liquorice and dried red black berries. On the palate, silky and ripe with notes of coconut and raspberry leading to a very smooth finish. Great with confit of duck, rack of lamb en croute or oven baked Vacharin Mont d’Or cheese. Grain de Folie (‘a touch of madness’) is a judicious blend of 70% Negrette (Fronton’s ‘black grape’) and 30% Gamay. Chateau Plaisance is to be found at Vacquiers on the left bank of the Tarn river in the Cotes du Frontonnais of southwest France. The estate is run along organic lines by father and son team Louis and Marc Penavayre who have seen their holdings grow from 7 to 16 hectares since they began bottling their own wines in 1985.”
Beer – Clarkshaws Did you know their beers are vegetarian? Most beer isn’t, weirdly. Lucy says “Our process is designed to be vegetarian and we are London’s first micro to produce all Vegetarian Society accredited products.”
Bickerton’s: These bad boys are about to be chilli jam
Preserves – Bickerton Andrew is getting his chilli on again this week. He’s cooking up lemon drop chillies to make his famous chilli jam.
Cakes – Brett and Bailey Joe says “The big news is that we’ve just won our first ever Great Taste Award from the Guild of Fine Food! Our extra dark, coarse-cut handmade marmalade has been awarded a much-coveted gold star, so if you want to wake up to a winning breakfast on Sunday then you know what to do. We’ll also have the first of this year’s batches of our strawberry and rhubarb, and apricot and vanilla jams on the stall.
And of course there’ll be cake! Expect boozy Black Forest gateau; a luscious lemon cake bejewelled with summer berries; strawberry and clotted cream cheesecake; Melba squares with peaches and raspberries; zingy lime and coconut shortbread squares; raspberry bakewells; and our signature dark chocolate brownies with pecans, white chocolate chunks and fleur de sel.
We’ll also have sticky buns, strawberry and cream bomboloni, and a big batch of triple chocolate cookies. You’ll be thirsty after all that, so make sure you grab a cup of our homemade mint lemonade or citrus cooler too. Can’t make the market this weekend? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open. See you soon!”
Lunch – Comfort & Joy Deli stall selling salads, pies, wraps (hot or cold), pies from Andrea.
Bread (& naughty brownies) – Chas & Momo Sourdough, rye bread, croissants, pain au chocolate, savouries and brownies.
Wild Country Organics: Summer goodness
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & everyone’s gluts. Get involved and bring in your gluts – or come and man the stall for an hour or so on aSaturday (email Christine if you’re interested in either).
From Christine: Look out for our brand new ‘Herb Bar’! (Think salad bar, only with herbs!). Customers will buy an empty paper bag for 50p and can then fill it with herbs in whatever combination they want. So if any of you lovely growers have herbs (or anything else edible for that matter) to donate or swap, I’ll be at the market by about9.45am. Thank you!
Get your copy of 21 stories from Transition book – where the market & Patchwork Farm are featured.
Veaseys: Paul showing a little friend how to fillet fish
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “Any Bream will do….. I have a Bream…. Bream a little Bream….. If you can think of a better Bream based fish pun, let Minnow! [Oh dear!] Nick is back on the stall tomorrow after a nice break , it was a pleasure to be back up for a couple of weeks! Nick & Paul will have some good deals on whole bream which are perfect for roasting or barbecuing they are one fish per person size and will be £5.00 each or 2 for £8.50. Here’s a link to some lovely recipes for bream on the BBC Goodfood Website. (Bream me up Scotty?????? – Ed.)
We will have more of your favourites too such as our ever popular hot smoked salmon, Cornish rock oysters and best quality organically farmed salmon from the coast of Northern Ireland. I will be back up in Autumn/Winter with Nick as we have something in the pipeline. All the best, Dan” Orders can be taken over email, by phone 01342 822906, via dm on twitter @fishmongersFR or even by Royal Mail. Veasey’s will do everything to accommodate your seafood needs.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son
Storecupboard refills – The Grain Grocer Grains, nuts, flour, spices, tea, eco cleaning products & much much more.
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. Latest drop off (Tuesday 26 July) 20.2 kilos. Total donated so far 1020 kilos.
Handmade Palace is moving to The Paxton Centre in the former Paxton Arms pub on Anerley Hill which opened on Sat 6th Aug. Beth says, “We will be having our grand opening on the weekend of Sept 10th / 11th! “By then the full creative class timetable will be in place and the café up and running.
“Until then you can enjoy our Handmade Palace picture gallery, art and craft shop plus classes in pottery, drawing and painting. “The café will run a light café service selling cakes, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks to eat in or take away. “I am now looking for..
* a local cake maker who can supply the centre.
* a local florist offering lovely flowers / plants
to get involved email at [email protected]”
Please like our page to keep up to date with the activities and artists coming up at our new community arts space!
Crystal Palace Park – would you like to become a trustee? Click here for details.
The Douglas Fir needs your help – Our friends Gipsy Hill Brewery had a sweet little pop up pub in Anerley. They’d like to reopen – letters of support are needed.
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)
LIBRARY RESEARCH ROOM CLOSED FOR WORK ON COLLECTIONS
The research room at Croydon library will be closed from Tuesday 6th September until Friday 16th September to enable staff to carry out essential work on collections.
The Museum of Croydon galleries will be open as normal during this time
All public spaces will be open as normal from 10.30 am on Saturday 17th September 2016
VICAR’S OAK PATHWAY
A reminder of a series of workshops giving local people a unique opportunity to help shape the designs of a new Vicar’s Oak commemorative pathway and planting area for the Upper Norwood / Westow Hill / Crystal Palace entrance to Crystal Palace Park.
The next of these is this Friday 12th August from 11am-1pm at Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19.
Please let us know if you would like to join us.
Julia Honess and Sue Giovanni
Project Co-ordinators | Boundaries
e: [email protected]: www.invisiblepalace.org.uk t: @invispalace