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Crystal Palace Local News with links to the latest stories in Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace locals have a history of standing up and being counted and there are a number of local campaigning associations to protect the character and history of what is around us.

ENGLISH HERITAGE BLUE PLAQUE FOR LESLIE HOWARD IN CRYSTAL PALACE

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  Star of stage and screen who helped the war effort honoured Actor and film director Leslie Howard (1893-1943) has been commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque at 45 Farquhar Road in Upper Norwood, south London. The plaque was installed on Tuesday 3rd September at the home where he lived in his later childhood –…

EXCLUSIVITY AGREEMENT GRANTED FOR CRYSTAL PALACE PARK

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Bromley councils executive committee have given the go-ahead for an exclusivity agreement to be granted to the Chinese company which wants to rebuild the Crystal Palace. The exclusivity agreement, which is subject to the council’s call in procedures, will be between ZhongRong Group and Bromley Council and will be for a period of sixteen months,…

BROMLEYS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

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Bromley councils executive are due to consider a report on proposals to rebuild the Crystal Palace at their meeting tomorrow night (Wednesday October 16th). The report includes details of a 16-month exclusivity agreement as detailed in part two (the private part of the meeting). It also says Mr Ni and his advisers are currently finalising…

PROJECT MUST HAVE SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE

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Any large scale project for the Crystal Palace site accompanied by the loss of significant amounts of parkland must have the support of local people, says the chairman of the Crystal Palace park community stakeholder group. We do not want to see, as happened in the past, years more of legal battles which will only…

LET THE DIALOGUE BEGIN..

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The proposal to rebuild the Crystal Palace has already attracted some interesting and well-argued comments: Karl Richter, local architect: Without comprehensive planning and foresight, any new building on the scale and grandeur of the Crystal Palace will at best be a white elephant and at worst destroy the social fabric of the area.Listening to Mayor…

CHINESE DEVELOPER WANTS TO REBUILD THE CRYSTAL PALACE

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News of the plans revealed in Property Week have sparked an immediate response from Bromley council which merely claims there has been a very early conversation with a developer who may be interested in developing the so-called top site.The revelations of meetings involving the billionaire developer, Bromley, the Greater London Authority and Arup…

Crystal Palace dinosaurs lecture

Crystal Palace dinosaurs lecture

An excellent lecture on the Crystal Palace dinosaurs by Professor Joe Cain, as part of  UCL’s free, public, Lunch Hour Lectures. This summer series of four Lunch Hour Lectures featured introductions by Museum of London curators, and discussed: the Crystal Palace dinosaurs; the British legacy of slavery; the Black Death; and the hidden community histories of…

Popularity of festival leads to call for volunteers

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The 7th Crystal Palace Overground Festival is recruiting for volunteers to help out at this year’s must-go-to event (Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 June).  Volunteer roles include stewarding around the main outdoor stage, supervising the kids’ zone and meeting and greeting visitors.  “We’re looking for passionate, fun-loving volunteers, aged 18 and over to ensure this year’s…

BURNS NIGHT IN THE LIBRARY

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  A BURNS NIGHT is being held in Upper Norwood joint library on Saturday (26th). The haggis will be piped in as Robert Burns’ famous poem To a Haggis (1786) is read out from 7.30pm. After this there will be an opportunity for adults to recite/read/perform poetry with a Scottish link they have written or their…