Category Archives: Community associations

Cyclists appeal after council abandons trial road closure

Disconnected Croydon, the borough that runs consultations without trying too hard to tell its residents, is soon to develop a reputation for abandoning trials midway through, before they have run their course. The bollards in the centre of the road … Continue reading

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Council provides a cycle hub after removing the spokes

Only in Croydon. The grand opening of a cycle hub and hire scheme at East Croydon last week had to be postponed… because of a collision on George Street between a bus and a pedestrian, which saw the road closed … Continue reading

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Palace users call on Coe to honour his legacy promises

Within a day of Sebastian Coe winning election to one of the most powerful positions in world sport, users of the under-threat facilities at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre have issued a challenge to the double Olympic gold medal-winner to … Continue reading

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Taberner House saffron farm within £1,000 of fulfilling dream

A vision of recreating Croydon as Crocus Valley needs another £1,000 in crowd-funding before the weekend to become a reality. One restaurant has already placed an order for the scheme’s entire first crop of saffron, Ally McKinlay’s idea of turning … Continue reading

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Coulsdon bowling green helps give teenagers a head start

Croydon teenagers are getting a head start in lawn bowls in Coulsdon. Youth volunteers from the Headstart scheme have been busy at the Coulsdon Memorial Ground, helping the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green. Headstart provides young people with opportunities … Continue reading

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Council CEO: ‘Time for debate is over. Give us our cash back’

The borough’s elected councillors were advised not to attend the annual meeting of the Croydon Communities [sic] Consortium last month because of a possible legal dispute for the recovery of thousands of pounds of public money. The CCC has been … Continue reading

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Campaigners set £200,000 cash target to save The Ship

Campaigners and residents around Norwood Junction are trying to raise £200,000 towards the cost of buying The Ship pub from its owner. The Ship has been granted status as an Asset of Community Value, the first in Croydon, but despite … Continue reading

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Fund-raising summer barbecue, Ruskin House, Aug 23

Croydon Trades Union Council is staging a fund-raising summer barbecue on Sunday, August 23 from 3pm at Ruskin House. The event is to support Public and Commercial Services Union strikers who are fighting the privatisation of nearly 400 jobs at … Continue reading

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Rotary Club annual quiz night, Shirley High School, Oct 16

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Thornton Heath volunteers clock-on out of civic pride

AMY GELSTHORPE-HILL reports on efforts to smarten up the high street  The clocktower in the centre of Thornton Heath is one of the area’s best known landmarks. Built in 1900, it is one of many hundreds of community clocks erected … Continue reading

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Ecology Centre’s Green Heritage Fair, Sep 19-20

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield House will be staging its Green Heritage Fair over the weekend of September 19-20, from 11am to 5pm on each day. There will be a large number of stands showcasing the work of local … Continue reading

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Masked dancers step out to help draw in more park users

The Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris, a slightly scary-looking Border Morris side, are dancing in Croydon next Tuesday evening to help to encourage local people to use the park again. Locals have been staying away from King George’s Field in Sydenham … Continue reading

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8/8: ‘There’s real anxiety that the riots could happen again’

To mark the fourth anniversary of the Croydon riots, BUSHRA AHMED recalls that infamous night and assesses what progress has been made towards rebuilding West Croydon I cannot begin to describe what it felt like to witness the Croydon riots … Continue reading

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Fairness Commission’s youth competition gets just 10 entries

What do you get for £200,000 of public dosh? Not a lot, it seems, if the underwhelming response to Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission’s latest “youth engagement” efforts are anything to go by. Only 10 youngsters from across London’s most … Continue reading

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Morris men bring Night of Dance to Addiscombe, Aug 18

The 11th annual staging of the Croydon Night of Dance – a festival of Morris dance – this year will take place on August 18 in Addiscombe. The event features six Morris sides from around London and the south-east. It … Continue reading

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Croydon BME Forum’s Meet the Funder event, Aug 27

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Crafternoon Tea at Coffee Craft, Stanley Halls, Aug 9

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Park Hill Allotments Open Day, Aug 16

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Marlpit Lane’s Morris bowls along for volunteer award

Peter Morris, one of the people behind the re-opening and running of the Marlpit Lane Bowling Green in Coulsdon, has been selected as one of three finalists as Volunteer of the Year in the Croydon Community Civic Awards. “It’s great … Continue reading

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Banners binned by council which won’t prosecute fly-posters

Our council officials’ inconsistent approach to aspects of enforcement of some local rules and laws continue to baffle the public. The difference in approach has been highlighted through a complaint by one of our local MPs over the over-zealous removal … Continue reading

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