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Background to Croydons takeover of Upper Norwood Library

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The background to the row is over who sits on the Upper Norwood library joint committee. The agreement states that there should be four councillors from each council. In February 2006 the library joint committee adopted a resolution that it should consist of at least two members from each side who represent the Upper Norwood area...
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Library Meeting Ends in Chaos Again!

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The Annual meeting of Upper Norwood library joint committee ended in chaos again on Thursday 15th September after Lambeth councillors boycotted it. Croydons four Conservative Cabinet nominees had all turned up for the meeting in the library on Westow Hill. But when Croydons culture chairman Cllr Sarah Bashford told more than 60 people...
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More Chaos at Library Meeting?

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  Another insult to the people of Crystal Palace and an affront to local democracy CPCA. The annual meeting of Upper Norwood librarys joint committee takes place Thursday -14 months after the same meeting ended in complete chaos. Last years chaos was triggered by Croydon Conservative councillors insistence in trying to install four...
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POLICE TO SET UP FIRST DISPERSAL ZONE

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POLICE TO SET UP FIRST ‘DISPERSAL ZONE’

Youths coming into the area causing anti-social behaviour POLICE ARE to set up the first-ever dispersal zone in Upper Norwood aimed at moving on youths committing anti-social behaviour in the area. The introduction of the zone which gives police powers to move on youngsters who are not local to the area and arrest them...
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IN REMEMBRANCE

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On April 29th 1922 three young children the eldest not more than seven years old moved through a huge crowd that had gathered in Upper Norwood. Each child placed three daffodils the stems covered with brown tissue paper - in memory of their Dear Daddy. The occasion was the unveiling of Upper Norwoods war memorial. The South London...
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HMS Crystal Palace

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In October 1914 the Crystal Palace was taken over by His Majesty’s Admiralty as a training depot. Its official title was HMS Victory IV but to the 125,000 men who trained there before going off to fight in the Great War it was known as ‘HMS Crystal Palace’.
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Upper Norwood Library: Mock the Week!

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Yes folks! It's time for:Upper Norwood Library: Mock the Week! BBC2's 'Mock the Week' (Thursdays at 10pm) often has a sketch where one comedian - usually pretending to be a government spokesman - gives the official viewpoint while a second - usually Hugh Dennis - says what the government actually mean. The host is...
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Upper Norwood Library to Close? Fact or Fiction?

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A LEADING Croydon councillor has slammed Upper Norwood library campaigners for publishing unsubstantiated rumours the library would close this year. Jerry Green reports. On page four of its January newsletter the Upper Norwood library campaign which puts posters announcing committee meetings around the area headed Save Upper Norwood library states: RUMOUR: Upper...
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Upper Norwood Library Charter

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A CHARTER for Upper Norwood joint library the only independent library in the country is being proposed by Cllr David Malone, current chairman of the committee which oversees it. by Jerry Green He has drafted an eight-point charter which he says promotes a clear and unambiguous commitment to the library, which is...
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Years of underfunding at Upper Norwood Library

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YEARS OF UNDERFUNDING Upper Norwood library cannot be allowed to continue any longer, says Cllr Graham Pycock. His comments came at the latest meeting of the Upper Norwood library joint committee which oversees the countrys only independent library. His comments came as Lambeths cabinet member for culture and communities said the committee which run...
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