PHRA member raises £700 for the Cassandra Learning Centre

Thank you

 Sue Ralph’s sponsored haircut raised a magnificent  -


    Thanks to all of you who contributed much needed funds to the Cassandra Learning Centre


Sue’s hair was cut on stage at the Love Norbury by the Sea Festival on 3rd June 2018

The Cassandra Centre is a charity that was set up after the tragic murder of 19 year old Cassandra McDermot by her ex boyfriend.  The charity aims to raise awareness and educate both young men and women about the risks and signs of domestic abuse/violence and to offer much needed support to those in need of assistance. It is based at 1433B London Road Norbury SW16 4AW



From Jennifer @ the Cassandra Learning Centre

A big thanks to All the women’s from the “I love Norbury knitting club” for raising over and above our target of £500:  A even bigger thanks to Sue Ralph for seeking out us out (local charity)  and raising our awareness locally.



New Data Protection Regulations

PHRA  has updated its privacy policy, in line with the new regulations =regarding data protection..

The only data we hold on members is as follows:

  • ·         Address
  • ·         Name(s) of householder(s)
  • ·         Telephone number
  • ·         Email address
  • ·         Membership card number (varies annually)

We do not hold any sensitive personal information or any financial details about members

Our email list is valuable to us as the main method of communication between newsletters.  However, you can unsubscribe from it at any time if you do not wish to receive our emails.

You can read the complete policy (currently still in draft awaiting ratification) on the membership page of this website

20 MPH speed limit now operational in our area.

The new speed limit

The new 20mph zone has come into force on the hill, and all the roads between London Road and Northborough Road are now subject to this restriction.  Readers may not know the convention that where there are lampposts, the speed limit is always 30, unless there are reminder signs – like this one - of a different speed repeated on some lampposts

PHRA welcomes the change, and we imagine that most residents feel the same – that twenty is indeed plenty.

By and large,  driving standards on the hill are very good.  It can be quite difficult passing on some of the narrow sections, but there is a high level of courtesy and give and take.  Of course, there is the occasional thoughtless driver, and one or two who are positively reckless, and it will be good if they are deterred.

As we know, limited police resources means that there is unlikely to be a high level of enforcement of the new speed limit, and it is encumbant on all of us to self-enforce, making sure that we, at least, are keeping to the limit.  I hope that one day soon there will be a spot check, some prosecutions, and that as a result, the word gets around.


Your 2018/19 subscription will be due from April 1st.

An 'invitation to join or rejoin' will be delivered during March 2018 to every household in our area.  Please take the time to read this, see what PHRA has to offer.  

£7.50 (£5 for pensioner households) either:

  • to your street rep when he/she calls
  • at the AGM on April 12th
  • to Gerry Parnall (4 Highdaun Drive), Mike Netherwood (17 Pollards Hill South) or John


Love Norbury is the umbrella organisation for the Norbury residents' associations.

Love Norbury has won Croydon's civic award as 'Voluntary Group of the Year'

  • The citation is as follows

    Love Norbury was created by local residents’ associations to promote and regenerate Norbury. Community spirit goes from strength to strength in this part of Croydon because this group puts local people at the heart of everything they do. They deliver a range of events and initiatives, including the ‘Shop Local’discount scheme, which encourages residents to shop locally. It’s also raised over £20,000 for local projects.

The Norbury Knitters - new meetings places and times

The Norbury Knitters are preparing for 'Love Norbury by the Sea on June 3rd.

The group is meeting at

The Moon Under Water every Monday from 7 pm.

Norbury Library on the following Saturdays at 10.30 am - April 14,28, May 12, 26

Darby and Joan Club in Harlow Hall on the following Fridays at 10.30 am - April 6, 20, May 4, 18, June 1 (Corner of Stanford and Oakhill Rd)

Meetings normally last about 1 hour - come when you can..  Friendly informal group all ages who enjoy knitting, crocheting and a good natter.  Most knitting is for public display.  It costs nothing, and wool and teaching will be available. JUST COME ALONG and be sure of a warm welkcome.

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