Fanny the Gipsy Hill station cat lives nearby and has her own home within the Gipsy Hill garden. Our plan is to have her garden home refurbished to keep her cat basket dry. The plan is to create her a "home from home" during the day while she is keeping an eye on station and the travelling public. This way she gets to keep her current residence but we provide an additional wind and rainproof shelter around her. (our aim is not to disrupt her).
As our garden grows from strength to strength we are planning the Gipsy Hill Village Fete on Long Meadow on the 14th July from 12pm to 4pm. Collaborating with the 1st Crystal Palace Scouts and bringing in many other community groups this is the first event in modern times in the Gipsy Hill area. Music, splat-a-rat, tug of war, a dog show, food and drink, a bouncy castle and the opportunity to start growing your own plants. This crowdfunding completes our fundraising for staging the event and sets us up to repeat the event in the coming years and to hold smaller events in the Gipsy Hill Station community garden.
In addition to this the new "Great Southern" pub (formally the Gipsy Hill Tavern) have donated the old pub sign which we want to preserve for the community. The advice is to frame it and display it as part of our rich Gipsy Hill heritage. We will frame and display the sign with an explanation of the areas rich history.