Come, gather round our community Christmas tree on Gipsy Hill and listen to our very own local community singers. They will be sharing some festive cheer with hearty harmonies and magical melodies to warm your hearts as the colder nights take hold. This year we have planned a range of days and times to … Continue reading Gipsy Hill finds its voice
This year we have secured £840 from Tesco to help support our neighbours this Christmas. We shall be supporting the Kingswood Estate Tenants and Residents Association pensioners Christmas Meal on the 16th Dec and the Christ Church Open Door Kitchen with gift boxes. We are asking you to come to one of our events and … Continue reading Dear Neighbour…….
This Crowdfunder is now closed for new orders. HUGE thank you to everyone who has placed an order in time to support Fanny the Gipsy Hill cat. The community support has been amazing and 100 calendars are being printed. More updates to follow soon. Help celebrate Fanny the Gipsy Hill cat being 10 … Continue reading Fanny the Gipsy Hill Cat Calendar 2022
Calling all shops, homes, pubs and schools in the Gipsy Hill area, Advent Windows are back, by popular demand! Organised by Christchurch Gipsy Hill, this year it is inspired by COP26 and the theme ties in with their hope for a world where the ravages of climate change may be stopped and where all … Continue reading Gipsy Hill Advent Windows 2021
It’s been a busy year on Gipsy Road, we’ve been planting, removing fly posting stickers, litter picking, building and repairing planters and secured funding for our lamp post banners for another year. BUT THERE’S MORE... With the support of local Businesses, we’ve been working in collaboration with Lambeth Council and Father Nature to find ways … Continue reading Gipsy Road – Some Exciting News
Local families came together in the Friends of Gipsy Hill station garden to help make decorations for our community Christmas tree, and, to help make a family of new guardians for the garden called 'nisse'. The nisse now live in the garden. In norse folklore, the nisse are traditionally associated as being guardians of the farmstead. Sometimes, … Continue reading Can you find nisse!
Lest We Forget. Remembrance Day Services on 13th and 14th Novermber 2021 locally. Sunday 14th - Upper Norwood War Memorial Remembrance (Westow Street) at 10.30am. Salvation Army Band will be playing pre-service music at the War Memorial, with the Service to start 10.45am and two minutes silence at 11.00am. Service to conclude 11.15am. There will … Continue reading Local Remembrance Day Services
STOP PRESS! WE DID IT! THANK YOU! Update below Pledge your support and help us bring a community Christmas Tree to Gipsy Hill! Donations will be used to provide the tree and decorations, as well as facilitating carolling and other activities around the tree throughout December so that the residents of Gipsy Hill can enjoy … Continue reading Crowdfunder for our Gipsy Hill Community Christmas Tree!
Vote now for a special Blue Plaque for Helene Aldwinckle. She was one of the most senior female codebreakers at Bletchley Park, which hosted the British government’s programme to crack the German Enigma code in the Second World War. Helen lived locally at 76 Farquhar Road SE19 from 1979 to 2014. The Southwark Blue Plaque … Continue reading Southwark Blue Plaque scheme – vote for Helene!
LATEST NEWS. Fesitval Republic "Community" page revised on 9th Sept Wireless Festival - Community Info (click link here) and open "Crystal Palace Residents Info" Wireless events will now "finish at 21:30 during the festival 10th September– 12th September" (previously it was shown as 10pm Fri and Sat). The adverstiesed end time of Fesitval Republic Resident's … Continue reading WIRELESS FESTIVAL (CRYSTAL PALACE PARK).
Friends of Gipsy Hill Annual General Meeting will be held on 18 September 2021 at 4pm, in the Garden alongside Gipsy Hill Railway Station (access via Sainsbury Road, adjacent to Platform 1 accessible entrance) – following our day of action in the gardens (all weathers!). If you, or anyone you know, may be interested to … Continue reading Friends of Gipsy Hill AGM
All welcome at our Gipsy Hill station garden open day when we will host our first “petanque” session on Saturday 24 July from 11am until 2pm. Petanque is a fun game of boules! Come watch, and take part, and learn about petanque. Come on in and have a go or rest and enjoy our summer garden created … Continue reading Garden Open Day with Petanque
Spot the new additions to Gipsy Road! A busy community day building, painting and planting! Our first set of planters are out. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped, and, the community garderns who grew all the plants! Special thanks to Lambeth Council and Veolia UK for supplying the wood, compost and showing … Continue reading Blooming Gipsy Road (Part 1)
Update 14 Feburay 2021 Our Expressions of love for Gipsy Hill - Introduction by Dee I’m fairly new to Gipsy Hill and have been struck by the sense of community and how many people there are working behind the scenes to make things happen. So, I approached the Friends of Gipsy Hill to reach out … Continue reading Our Gipsy Hill Poems… for Valentines!
Over Christmas with the cold weather and in discussions with Fanny's owner, it was decided to take Fanny indoors and to give her a health check. Unfortunately she was not in the best condition and was showing signs of illness which resulted in trips to the vet and tests. Her condition wasn't improving and we … Continue reading Fanny Update
DUE TO TIER4 COVID RESTRICTIONS - events on 20th, 22nd and 23rd Decemember are cancelled. Throughout December, enjoy festive music and performances around the Christmas Tree by some of the talented local community: Christ Church Musicians - Tuesday 8th 6.30pm Palace Acappella - Wednesday 9th 7.00pm New Covenant Church CHORDS - Saturday 12th 5.00pm Gipsy … Continue reading Festive performances at our Gipsy Hill Christmas tree
This December, could you help a fellow member of our community who is having a hard time at the moment by writing some Christmas cards, donating a small gift or making a small donation? The Friends of Gipsy Hill are working with Christ Church Open Door Kitchen and Paxton Green Time Bank to share some extra … Continue reading Dear Neighbour Christmas Appeal
A HUGE thank you from all the Friends of Gipsy Hill, to EVERYONE who supported, helped, inspired and contributed, to the amazing (and first) community Christmas Tree crowd funder for Gipsy Hill, on Gipsy Hill! The reaction from so many has been amazing... with people cheering, taking photos, saying thank you, and stopping on their … Continue reading A tree of hope for Gipsy Hill!
STOP PRESS!!! GIPSY HILL HAS BEEN AWARDED 2ND PLACE FOR "MOST ENHANCED STATION" IN THE COUNTRY! Huge thank you to all the volunteers and supporters to achieved this amazing award... and of cource thanks to Fanny, the Gipsy Hill cat for here dedication to our station too. AMAZING NEWS! Friends of Gipsy Hill have been … Continue reading Community Rail Awards 2020 – GIPSY HILL !!!
UPDATE!!! The Gipsy Hill Advent windows are here! Starting on 1st December at Christ Church and going all the way to 24th December. Each day is celebrated by a member of our community - a home, school or business - and will reveal a new Advent window display inspired by the theme 'comfort and joy'. … Continue reading Advent Windows