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 huge team effort from Friends of Gipsy Hill, Lionel Stanhope, Southern Rail and with special thanks to our epic supporters Network Rail for their funding. … Continue reading Community pride with Lionel Stanhope station bridge mural!
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 in the Gipsy Hill community who suggested, contributed, and filled in post-it notes at local Friends of Gipsy Hill events, and at our last Village … Continue reading Our station area improvements!
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 Entries The four selected entries will be displayed on the two double sided lamp post banners on the entrance to Gipsy Road, off the Paxton … Continue reading Gipsy Hill Lamp-Post Banner Competition Winners
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 epic work we are doing in the community garden at Gipsy Hill Station and by the Friends of Gipsy Hill could not take place. And... … Continue reading THANK YOU to our Sponsors!
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 what's open locally to support others. Click the link, or map image, to find out more and start local shopping. There's lots of home delivery … Continue reading COVID-19 Support Local for Gipsy Hill!
We have compiled a dedicated web page for local help and support for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click below to open: gipsyhillfriends.org/covid19/ Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to comment or add additional essential listings.
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 the entrance to Gipsy Road, for the display of local artwork! We are calling on all local talent (of any age) with a connection to … Continue reading Lamp Post Banner Artwork Competition Launched!
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 Hill! The owner contacted us to ask if we wanted to buy it and to bring it home... To help MAKE THIS HAPPEN... you can … Continue reading With your help… IT’S COMING HOME…
**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 our local area. Date: Sunday 2nd February. 6pm to 7.30pm Venue: Gipsy Hill Taproom, Unit 5, 160 Hamilton Road, SE27 9SF For more info email: … Continue reading Gipsy Hill History Meetup
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 Lambeth Council, a Liquidambar Styraciflua ‘Worplesdon'. And thank you to Father Nature for their landscape and community gardening expertise for planting. The new tree and … Continue reading Carol Singing by the Tree on the Hill
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 total £6,151.93 for the Poppy Appeal from Gipsy Hill, Upper Norwood and South Norwood. 10th November 2019 The day the Crystal Palace community and traffic … Continue reading Crystal Palace Remembrance Day Service 2019
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 lots of exciting activities including live music with the fabulous Panash Steel Band Orchestra, Palace Acappella and Rob Dugdale, dog show, games, tree trail, wild … Continue reading Gipsy Hill Village Fete – Thank You!
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 activities are planned, including live music with the fabulous Panash Steel Band Orchestra, games, competitions and plant growing for all ages. We will have a … Continue reading Gipsy Hill Village Fete!
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 Gipsy Hill Village Fete on Long Meadow on 14th July 2019. Collaborating with the 1st Crystal Palace Scouts and many other community groups, this is … Continue reading Gipsy Hill Rejuvenation – Summer Cowdfunder!
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 and green strip in between. And, the folliage and brambles sticking out into the lane were all cut back along Sainsbury Road. If you see … Continue reading Bank on the Friends!
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 scheme approval ODDR.pdf:- a) Gipsy Road junction with Auckland Hill: new pedestrian refuge, speed table and waiting restrictions. Cost: £31,500. b) Gipsy Road: new zebra … Continue reading Improving streets on Gipsy Hill – Decision!
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 training from Veola, snow wardens are provided with snow shovels, ice grips for shoes, grit, hi-vis vests and gloves. Training is at Tue 5th Feb, … Continue reading Snow Warden Training – Gipsy Hill
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 individually, or as part of a group. All snow wardens receive tools and training. Lambeth will give you some basic training to keep you safe … Continue reading Lambeth Snow Wardens
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 Road, forming the Camberwell parish boundary with Lambeth and also the limit of the Dulwich Estate. The meadow on the Camberwell side of this stream … Continue reading Black Poplars on Long Meadow by Glynis Williams
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 events on and near Gipsy Hill. Make sure you "follow" us (by selecting the follow us button on the right) to stay up to date … Continue reading Event: Gipsy Hill history walk