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 evening clean up. Drop in any time to join us, for little or longer time. Hand sanitiser and hand cleaning materials provided, and litter pickers, … Continue reading Special Events in Gipsy Hill in July
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 together to help others. Hear are a few of the many local stories, and huge THANK YOU to everyone who is helping and volunteering. Open … Continue reading Our Local Covid19 Stories
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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