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
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 you for volunteers at action days! See here for latest listings: https://gipsyhillfriends.org/events/
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!
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 email@example.com 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!