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Your comments on Kingsway International Christian Centre’s survey and proposals for change of use of 25 Church Road

A big ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone who took the time to contact the campaign, political representatives and Bromley planning with your comments on FORTY SHILLINGS, Kingsway International Christian Centre’s PR company’s survey and proposals for ‘change of use’ of 25 Church Road, the last remaining dedicated D2 ‘Assembly and leisure’ venue and only registered ‘Asset of Community Value’  in Crystal Palace. […]

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FONTGATE! Baptismal Font uncovered at ‘Open Day’ in cinema building – Councillors anger at being misled

VISITORS TO an open day organised by the Pentecostal church which owns the former cinema building at 25 Church Road found something they didn’t expect – a baptismal font. The font has long been rumoured to have been installed despite repeated denials by the church – Kingsway International Christian Centre – that it hadn’t. A […]

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Opposition to Church Plans ‘not anti-religious’ – says veteran Upper Norwood Councillor Pat Ryan

Plans to use 25 Church Road as a church are not being objected to on anti-religious grounds – and those that proclaim this to be the case are prepared to use ‘scare tactics’ and are exceptionally irresponsible. That is the message from veteran Upper Norwood Cllr Pat Ryan (Lab) in response to comments on Twitter […]

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25 Church Road – Have your say about KICC’s consultation! Survey closes Friday 10 October

Important news! Make your voice heard – please take part in KICC’s survey KICC’s proposals for ‘Change of Use’ of 25 Church Road to a D1 ‘Place of Worship/Conference’ venue with D2 add-on Last week, Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) said they had delivered 17,000 leaflets to promote their proposals for ‘Change of Use’ of 25 […]

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Change of use plans revealed for 25 Church Road – private briefing for political and ‘community’ stakeholders

The campaign has been forwarded details of a private briefing (pre-application consultation) on proposals for and tour of 25 Church Road for political and ‘community’ stakeholders which is being held on Monday and Tuesday 8/9 September prior to Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) submitting a new planning application. KICC have also set up 2 new websites for […]

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Film bridges the generation gap

By Kalina Palka A couple of weeks ago I went to the Beckenham Odeon to see one of the most stunning films I’ve ever seen: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In this film, special effects have finally come of age, creating an experience which was flawlessly real. ‘Performance capture’ technology gives us living, […]

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Your cinema memories – Going to the ‘Pictures’ in Upper Norwood

Cinema can evoke powerful memories, freeze framing moments in our lives and dropping us back into a time, a place or social situation. These memories can provide a rich source of historical and cultural information. They are fun to read too! We are collecting your cinema memories.  If you have any memories of going to the ‘Pictures’ in Upper Norwood then please […]

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A ‘fifth’ cinema for Crystal Palace?

By Jerry Green If our campaign for a cinema at in Crystal Palace is successful, it would become the area’s ‘fifth’ cinema. The article which follows is about the previous four…. The silver screens of Crystal Palace A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away – well actually it was Crystal Palace in the 1930s… […]

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A short movie about why we want a cinema

Remember this? The film, ‘A Cinema for Crystal Palace’, was made by Crystal Palace residents to show local support for a cinema. It was first shown to a hushed audience of nearly 1000 people at the Picture Palace Campaign public meeting held at the Queens Hotel on 18 October 2009. It includes some lovely memories from local […]

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