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 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

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 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

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 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!

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 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!

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... 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!

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 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!

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 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!

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 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!

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 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!

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 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

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 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!