Tag Archive for Westow Park

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival wants your views

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ORGANISERS OF the Crystal Palace Overground Festival are asking the community for their views on next year’s event at a meeting next week. The current committee which run the festival –   now entering its seventh year – are inviting the local community to get involved in helping set the direction of the festival, join in organising this…

Family fun day celebrates playground transformation

Westow Park Fun Day, official opening attended by Councillor Pat Ryan

On Sunday 7 October 2012 Friends of Westow Park in Crystal Palace held a Community Fun Day to celebrate the installation of its long-awaited new play structure and its official opening. The project, funded largely by a £53,000 Community Spaces open grant, has transformed a neglected public space to become the vibrant, social hub that…

Crystal Palace locals spruce up Westow Park

Locals planting bulbs in Westow Park: Sofia de Oliveira, Chana de Oliveira, James Alexander and Paul Church. By: Will Baker

Volunteers came together on Sunday (6th November 2011) to plant 1,500 wildlife bulbs and five mature trees in Westow Park, Crystal Palace. Five alders and one foxglove tree were planted in the playground to provide shade and autumn/winter colour. The foxglove tree is a fast-growing variety so it is hoped will provide some shade to…

Crystal Palace Festival has started

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The annual Crystal Palace Overground Festival starts at 5 pm today (Wednesday, 10 August) at Westow House, Westow Hill in Crystal Palace with market stalls and entertainers and a fully interactive Rocky Horror Picture Show screening and fancy dress. Now in its 5th year, the Crystal Palace Overground Festival is run over 4 days (10-13…

Crystal Palace Festival gets support from local businesses

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Crystal Palace Festival organisers are thrilled to have secured sponsorship from a number of local businesses in the area, ensuring that this year’s festival will be one to remember. Neil Louth, the group managing director of Acorn, the main sponsor of the festival said: “The Acorn Group are delighted to be the main sponsor of…

The Crystal Palace Festival fundraising drive

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The Crystal Palace Festival is launching a fundraising drive. Get a great perk in return for donations to the festival fund. The more money they raise the more fun you can have! Please donate anything you can afford and spread the word – even £5 will do! If they get 400 people donating £5 you…

Westow Park’s friends come together to boost wildlife

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More than 70 people came from all over Croydon on Sunday to plant a wildlife hedge in Westow Park, Crystal Palace. The Friends of Westow Park and local residents were joined by scouts, the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) and members of other Friends groups, including Foxley Wood and Beulah Heights. In the bright…

Parks group gets funding for playground

Mocked up image of new playground, Westow Park

A Crystal Palace community group has won funding to expand and improve the rundown children’s play area in their local park. After two years hard work – including community consultation events in torrential rain – the Friends of Westow Park are delighted to have secured a total of £70,000 of funding from Croydon Council and landfill communities funder, SITA Trust.

Friends of Westow Park Playday Wed 25th Aug


Following the great success of last summer’s playday in Westow Park they will once again be holding a playday on Wed 25th August between 1-4pm. The following activities will be on offer: 5 a side football tournament- get your teams ready!! Dr Bike clinic- bring your bikes for a service Display and taster sessions from…