Over 100 residents attended the various events across the Addiscombe Ward on Saturday, and the feedback from participants was that they all had a good time and enjoyed meeting other local residents. Many commented that it was also good to see some of the hidden gems of Addiscombe, particularly the youth club Sir Philip Game Centre and Croydon Judo Club, who share a building on Morland Avenue, and the Addiscombe Railway Park. The resident led Addiscombe in Action, which organised the day’s event, had much to be proud of.
The day’s events kept pretty much to schedule and some hardy souls managed to last the whole day and attend all the events despite the occasional downpours of rain. Local Labour Councillors, who supported the event by helping with the printing of the flyers, and the local MP attended many of the events. The events that took place are listed below.
9:30-10:30 – Breakfast with neighbours, Cherries Cafe, Cherry Orchard Road. Around 40 residents attended this breakfast on Saturday morning, many of whom went to to join the litter picking and street survey work afterwards.
10:30-12:30 – Street survey & litter–picking Cherry Orchard Rd – Morland Ave (via Clyde Rd)
3:00-4:00 – Get to know the Railway Park, Addiscombe Railway Park including two talks from the Friends Group. One by Richard on the history of the park and railway, and one by Jonathan on his guerrilla gardening plots, which are by Blackhorse Bridge.
4:30-6:00 – CHASE Summer Fayre, Beverly Hall, Grant Road.
Chase Resident Association represents the roads around Grant Road, Everton, Addiscombe Avenue and Capri Road. They are a very active residents association and hold a number of social events every year, and were very kind to invite other Addiscombe residents to attend their summer fayre. The cream teas were a particular highlight.
A lot of work to organise this event was done over the last few weeks, including the designing and printing the flyers, to the organisation of the events on the day. Well done Addiscombe!