Friends of Gipsy Hill’s 5th anniversary, and the official opening of Gipsy Hill Station’s step-free side entrance!
On Saturday 13th May 2023 Friends of Gipsy Hill celebrated two important milestones: the FoGH 5th anniversary, and the official opening of the step-free side entrance to Gipsy Hill Station…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill Station Entrance Opening!
Open and proud! It’s taken 5 years, and after HUGE support by GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) who manage Gipsy Hill Station, our step-free station side entrance on Sainsbury Road is…Keep reading
Your photos of Fanny the Gipsy Hill Cat
As days get warmer, Fanny the Gipsy Hill cat will be spending more time out and about in her “home from home” station garden. If you spot her in the…Keep reading
2022 Friends of Gipsy Hill Round-up
2022 was another busy year in SE19, with lots of different ways for the Gipsy Hill community to get involved – from helping improve the local area with gardening and…Keep reading
It’s a Christmas thing! Performances at the community tree this winter
A huge thank you to everyone who pledged towards this year’s community Christmas tree! With your support we’ve raised enough money to once again bring some festive joy to our…Keep reading
Fanny the Gipsy Hill Cat Calendar 2023
EDIT: ORDERD CALENDARS ARE READY FOR COLLECTION! Calendars for collection – availlable from 7th December at Great Southern Pub (and throughout December). All posted calendars sent out Sat 3rd December. …Keep reading
Gipsy Hill’s 2022 Community Christmas Tree Crowdfund
With the days getting colder and the nights longer it can only mean one thing: it’s time to crowdfund for the annual Gipsy Hill Community Christmas Tree! Please pledge your…Keep reading
Celebrate the Oktoberfest Harvest in Gipsy Hill
Join Friends of Gipsy Hill at the Gipsy Hill Station Garden (entrance via Sainsbury Road) on Saturday 1 October between 12-5pm for an afternoon of food, drink & entertainment from…Keep reading
The Gipsy Hill Village Fete – 10th July 2022
Great news, the Gipsy Hill Village Fete is returning this Summer on Sunday 10th July (12 noon to 4pm). The fete will be on our beautiful Long Meadow at Gipsy…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill Village Fete – Summer Cowdfunder!
Our first Gipsy Hill Village Fete was epic….. so with your help we’re doing it again on Sunday 10th July, same venue on our very own Long Meadow. Please click…Keep reading
Easter Seed Swap, Plant Swap, Plant Sale & Petanque!
Come on down on SUNDAY 17th April from 10.30am in the community station garden, alongside Platform 1, Gipsy Hill Station. All welcome to bring some seeds or small plants to…Keep reading
Spring is coming to Gipsy Hill!
Lots to do in our community station garden this spring! Check out our events page for monthly action days. We also have an “whatsapp” group for more ad hoc mid-week…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill Wellbeing Bus and local support hub is open!
Visit the new Gipsy Hill Wellbeing Hub at Emmanuel Church – Clive Road.Location: 96 Clive Road, London, SE21 8BU. The Lambeth “wellbeing bus” will be visting this Gipsy Hill venue…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill Health & Wellbeing small grants fund (Round1)
Lets make #HealthyGipsyHill with new Gipsy Hill Health & Wellbeing small grants fund from Lambeth Council being provided with support from the Norwood Forum. Small grants up to £5,000…Keep reading
Fanny the Gipsy Hill Cat Calendar 2022
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…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill Advent Windows 2021
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…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill finds its voice
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…Keep reading
Gipsy Road – Some Exciting News
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…Keep reading
Can you find nisse!
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…Keep reading
Local Remembrance Day Services
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…Keep reading
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…Keep reading
Crowdfunder for our Gipsy Hill Community Christmas Tree!
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…Keep reading
Southwark Blue Plaque scheme – vote for Helene!
UPDATE! WE DID IT! THANK YOU to everyone who voted, Helene Aldwinckle will be the Southwark Blue Plaque for 2023! Vote now for a special Blue Plaque for Helene Aldwinckle.…Keep reading
WIRELESS FESTIVAL (CRYSTAL PALACE PARK) 2021
LATEST NEWS. Fesitval Republic “Community” page revised on 9th Sept 2021: Wireless Festival – Community Info (click link here) and open “Crystal Palace Residents Info” Wireless events will now “finish…Keep reading
Friends of Gipsy Hill AGM
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…Keep reading
Garden Open Day with Petanque
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…Keep reading
Blooming Gipsy Road (Part 1)
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…Keep reading
Festive performances at our Gipsy Hill Christmas tree
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…Keep reading
Dear Neighbour Christmas Appeal
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…Keep reading
A tree of hope for Gipsy Hill!
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…Keep reading
Community Rail Awards 2020 – 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……Keep reading
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…Keep reading
A new community garden for Gipsy Hill
Send us your ideas for how we can make it a special place where everyone can enjoy, by 31 Oct. There’s loads of potential – watch the video to see…Keep reading
Christmas Tree for Gipsy Hill
STOP PRESS! FUNDED!!! INSTALLATION DUE TO START 21st NOV!!! HUGE HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED.. and including our amazing local business sponsors, and Lambeth Council for the donation…Keep reading
Summer Action Days and AGM
Upcoming Community Action days Community Station Garden Events – they take place at the community garden by Gipsy Hill Station – 10am to 2pm. Entrance by Platform 1 in Sainsbury…Keep reading
Special Events in Gipsy Hill in July
Special Events this month… Wed 22th July, 6pm to 7.30pm – The Long Meadow Clean Up (part 1) . Help give Long Meadow some love and TLC with an early…Keep reading
Our Local Covid19 Stories
Covid19 has caused dreadful loss and sadness to many locally. It has also separeated and isolated many from their loved ones and friends. During this time many locally have rallied…Keep reading
Community pride with Lionel Stanhope station bridge mural!
Our new arrival at GIPSY HILL! HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped with our new GIPSY HILL mural… and made it so lovely and locally inspired! It’s been a…Keep reading
Our station area improvements!
Huge THANK YOU to Lambeth Council and Southern Rail and Network Rail in supporting a host of improvements around Gipsy Hill Station. And, an extra HUGE thank you to everyone…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill Lamp-Post Banner Competition Winners
Thank You! Thank you to all those who entered the competition, we were blown away by all of the amazing entries and had a very hard time selecting the winners. The Winning…Keep reading
THANK YOU to our Sponsors!
HUGE thank you to all our 2020 sponsors: The Great Southern Pub WLS Security Company Gipsy Hill Brewery Focus Plant Hire – Gipsy Hill Without the support from sponsors, the…Keep reading
COVID-19 Local Map for Gipsy Hill!
Support Local:The Friends of Gipsy Hill have created a new “people powered” map of our local shops and services operating during Covid19 times! It allows us ALL to help share…Keep reading
COVID-19 help in Gipsy Hill and Crystal Palace
We have compiled a dedicated web page for local help and support for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click below to open: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to comment or add additional essential listings.Keep reading
Lamp Post Banner Artwork Competition Launched!
With the support of the local community and traders, Friends of Gipsy Hill have secured funding for an exciting project to install at least two lamp post banners, starting at…Keep reading
With your help… IT’S COMING HOME…
Look what we have just found, the original 1950 British Railways Gipsy Hill Sign… and thanks to our recent histroy project event… we’ve found the sign’s original HOME at Gipsy…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill History Meetup
**REVISED START TIME** The Friends of Gipsy Hill would like to invite you to Gipsy Hill History Meetup, for sharing and learning session… and to piece together the story of…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill Heritage Meetup
The Friends of Gipsy Hill would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the event, in person, online and in kind. Thank you Gipsy Hill Brewery for hosting.…Keep reading
Upcoming community garden action days
Upcoming community garden action days at Gipsy Hill Station in 2020 are monthly. See the sign outside the garden by the Platform1 (Sainsbury Road) entrance for latest dates! HUGE thank…Keep reading
Carol Singing by the Tree on the Hill
HUGE thank you to Christ Church for music and choir singing by our new tree on Gipsy Hill! We now have a new landmark tree on the hill thanks to…Keep reading
Crystal Palace Remembrance Day Service 2019
18th December 2019 – update. HUGE thank you to the EVERYONE who supported the Poppy Tin Appeal this year! Over 50 poppy tins distributed, collected and counted helped riase the…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill Village Fete – Thank You!
The Friends of Gipsy Hill were overwhelmed with the support and local community feedback from the first Gipsy Hill Village Fete on Sunday 14th July on Long Meadow. There were…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill Village Fete!
The Friends of Gipsy Hill are pleased to invite you to our Gipsy Hill Village Fete on Sunday 14th July between 12 and 4pm on Long Meadow. Lots of exciting…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill Rejuvenation – Summer Cowdfunder!
Help our latest fundraising for Gipsy Hill! This time there are lots of rewards to choose from too! http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/gipsy-hill-rejuvenation As our garden grows from strength to strength we are planning a…Keep reading
Bank on the Friends!
May Bank Holiday had Friends of Gipsy Hill busy tidying up around Gipsy Hill. Local Street Champions did litter picking and gardening on Sainsbury Road, Mountbatten Close, and Alexandra Drive…Keep reading
All Aboard! Upcoming station event days!
Upcoming community garden action days at Gipsy Hill station and locally.. See here for latest events HUGE thank you for volunteers at our last action day! As with many events……Keep reading
Improving streets on Gipsy Hill – Decision!
Decision details! Gipsy Hill Our Streets- Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme Phase 3 The following Our Streets initiatives are agreed (here) for Gipsy Hill ward in document Our Streets Gipsy Hill…Keep reading
All Aboard! Upcoming station event days!
Upcoming community garden action days at Gipsy Hill station and locally.. Monthly. See sign outside the garden by the Platform1 (Sainsbury Road) entrance for latest dates! HUGE thank you…Keep reading
Snow Warden Training – Gipsy Hill
Learn how to be a Snow Warden for Gipsy Hill… and be part of wider Lambeth base of local volunteers who help keep their local paths safe. As well as…Keep reading
Lambeth Snow Wardens
Gipsy Hill has many steep hills. You can volunteer to become a snow warden to clear ice and snow from your pavements to help keep your street safe. You can…Keep reading
Thank You for Crowdfunding!
Thank you all for an excellent 2018, and the AMAZING work at Gipsy Hill Station. And a HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who have helped, including those braving…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill Station – Join us for some autumnal gardening!
Save the date, next action day Saturday 15th December!!! Update: The cats were back on 17th November! This time Fanny was joined by C.A.T (Cable Avoidance Tool), that was kindly…Keep reading
One HUGE paw step… as the Mayor of London backs Gipsy Hill!
WOW! The Mayor of London has singled out our Gipsy Hill communty garden project (and Fanny the Gipsy Hill cat) and pledged us £2,500!!! Huge thank you to all the…Keep reading
Friends Rejuvenation of Gipsy Hill
Help make it real… a community garden by Gipsy Hill Station! WITH THE HELP OF THE COMMUNITY… we plan to help transform the environmentally impoverished land by Gipsy Hill Station…Keep reading
Gipsy Hill Station History Project
What historic photos do we have of our station? There’s very few showing the station “back in the day”! Please so send your photo and story, or other links to…Keep reading
Sat Sept 15th – Gipsy Hill station tidying up!
UPDATE! Fanny (the Gipsy Hill cat) looks head-over-heals happy with our HUGE tidy up at Gipsy Hill… made possible with the help of all the many AMAZING local volunteers… and…Keep reading
Black Poplars on Long Meadow by Glynis Williams
In the nineteenth century, until it was diverted underground, the Upper Norwood tributary of the river Effra flowed down Gipsy Hill on its way from Crystal Palace to South Croxted…Keep reading
Event: Gipsy Hill history walk
Sunday 19th August 2.30pm – a walk and talk about the history of Gipsy Hill with the Norwood Society. Meet outside Sainsbury, Westow Street, SE19 3RW. There are many…Keep reading
The Journey Begins… for Gipsy Hill Friends
Welcome to Gispy Hill Friends! We are friendly local community group to support Gipsy Hill, the local area, the station, and green spaces and uniting our historic street between Lambeth…Keep reading
Fanny the Gipsy Hill cat
Thanks to that AMAZIMG local community support, Fanny is well-known to MANY commuters who travel through Gipsy Hill station, where she can often be found sitting on passengers’ laps or…Keep reading
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