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!
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... early morning briefing session includes Fanny... Photos form past events... Huge thank you sponsors Eastern Cuisine for AMAZING post dig refreshments! and thank for … Continue reading All Aboard! Upcoming station event days!
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!
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 for volunteers at action days! Photos form activity days at the sation... More detailed planning and collecting wood and sticks for the bug hotel... … Continue reading All Aboard! Upcoming station event days!
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
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 the cold on 15h December and bulb planting! Huge thank you to Metropolitan Public Gardens Association for the bulbs that included: Ord Delft Blue Hyacinth … Continue reading Thank You for Crowdfunding!
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 provided by our super local and amazing Focus Plant Hire (on Gipsy Hill), and a strimmer provided by the also amazing Library of Things (from … Continue reading Gipsy Hill Station – Join us for some autumnal gardening!
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 volunteers who have helped this crowdfunding to have such a perrrrfect start... we could not have achieved so much so quickly without ALL of your … Continue reading One HUGE paw step… as the Mayor of London backs 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 into a wildlife habitat, an educational and community space, and a beautiful green garden! Gipsy Hill Station adjoining land has deteriorated considerably, making the … Continue reading Friends Rejuvenation of Gipsy Hill
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to support a local history project for the station. If you would like to be "Gipsy Hill resercher" and help with a trip to … Continue reading Gipsy Hill Station History Project
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 filling over 70 bags! HUGE THANK YOU for all those who came and helped, said hi, shared ideas, purchased plants to support the friends and … Continue reading Sat Sept 15th – Gipsy Hill station tidying up!
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
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 and Southwark, the community from bottom to the top of the hill! However steep we think the hill is today... we need to thank the … Continue reading The Journey Begins… for Gipsy Hill Friends
For those who don’t know Fanny… she’s our lovely local cat that loves Gipsy Hill station and it’s many visitors! Fanny was helped by the very kind help of the local Gipsy Hill community in 2016... Fanny needed emergency treatment after she was hit by by a car. Fanny's owners were told that their pet … Continue reading Fanny the Gipsy Hill cat