Sunday, 22 December 2019
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Thursday, 31 October 2019
From Croydon and Sutton Guardian
From Inside Croydon
From Inside Croydon
Greedy property developers, who are trying to bully a group of neighbours off the community gardens they have created in South Norwood, have erected a six-foot fence around a children’s play area in Love Lane without seeking any planning permission.......
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Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Penge Green Gym picks up National Conservation Award
Article published in The Bromley Times from TCV press release.
The Penge Green Gym runs outdoor gardening events so residents can keep fit in a different way, and preserve the environment.
Now the team of volunteers have received special recognition at a national event organised by The Conservation Volunteers, or TCV.
The "gym" is run as a community conservation group and has won the Special Recognition Awards at TCV's 60th Anniversary Hero Awards.
Keith Rodwell and Anne Gibney received the award at City Hall in London on Wednesday, October 23.
TCV runs green gyms around the UK and its managing director Craig Lister said this award for Penge was a surprise for its recipients.
The group, supported by intu Bromley and London Borough of Bromley, was created to gather local volunteers with the common aim to transform Winsford Gardens, a hidden green space which previously only attracted anti-social behaviour.
Penge Green Gym became independent in 2013 and is run be a locally based and fully constituted community group.
TCV spokesman Amy Brighton said: "This is an outdoor fitness working in conservation for your health.
"Green gyms are fun and free outdoor sessions where users are guided in practical activities such as planting trees, sowing meadows and establishing wildlife ponds.
"The emphasis is very much on health and fitness - volunteers warm up and cool down in preparation for a range of light to vigorous activities to suit all abilities.
"In fact, almost a third more calories can be burnt in some Green Gym sessions than in an average aerobics class."
TCV said it developed the Green Gym concept to combat the loss of around a third of the UK's natural assets being lost to development or degraded through neglect, enabling volunteers to protect their local green spaces and to take part in practical activity that benefits both their physical and mental health.
Craig said: "Penge Green Gym has created a truly sustainable community group to look after Winsford Gardens is the result of the hard work of many local volunteers and we are delighted to celebrate their valuable work.
"You really have transformed the gardens and the community."
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Sunday, 13 October 2019
Sunday, 6 October 2019
Penge Green Gym Newsletter October 2019
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Residents Petition for Love Lane
Residents trying to save the Love Lane community garden from developers have been told by one of their ward councillors that Croydon will not step in with a compulsory purchase order for the plot of land.
Monday, 12 August 2019
Thursday, 25 July 2019
Sunday, 7 July 2019
Thursday, 6 June 2019
Sunday, 2 June 2019
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2019
This year we have been honoured to be recipients of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, equivalent to an MBE for voluntary groups.
It was given to us for for helping people to learn gardening skills and enjoy nature
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.
Winners get a certificate signed by the Queen and a domed glass crystal. Representatives from the group may also be invited to attend a royal garden party. Our Chair and Vice-Chair were invited last month.
Saturday, 11 May 2019
Thursday, 28 March 2019
Sunday, 3 March 2019