Category Archives: Community associations

Labour cuts and pastes Tory plans for a very bleak midwinter

Tough luck. That’s the message from Croydon Council if we have a bad winter. As commuters battle their way home through what’s left of Hurricane Gonzalo, winter seems to be with us already. Snow and ice cannot be too far … Continue reading

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Dekker features in Norwood and Thornton Heath film festival

JANET SMITH, from the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign, is looking forward to next week’s South Norwood and Thornton Heath Free Film Festival The inaugural South Norwood and Thornton Heath Free Film Festival begins on Saturday. This is part … Continue reading

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Tea and cake on offer for volunteers to Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly, a charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and isolation among older people, is urgently appealing for volunteers living in Croydon to spare a few hours each month to help with the running of local tea parties – and … Continue reading

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Coe’s old rival Ovett backs calls to keep Crystal Palace on track

Steve Ovett, the Olympic gold medal-winner and half of one of the biggest rivalries ever seen in international sport, has entered the debate over the future of the Crystal Palace athletics stadium, backing local campaigners, and the athletes and coaches … Continue reading

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£756,608 for two-bed flat? Speculators roll the dice again

What will three-quarters of a mil buy you in Croydon these days? Not a lot, if the latest piece of property speculation, on Edridge Road in South Croydon, is anything to go by. Yes: £756,608 for a two-bedroom flat. In … Continue reading

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South Norwood Country Park family fun day, Oct 25

Family Fun Day South Norwood Country Park Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12 noon – 4pm       Have fun with nature! Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of activities bushcraft, den building, water filters, natural navigation, bug hunts, nature walks, games, … Continue reading

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Coe is accused of ‘world-class hypocrisy’ over Palace plans

Some of London’s leading athletes and coaches have reacted with dismay and horror at plans, revealed this week, to demolish the athletics stadium and indoor training facilities at Crystal Palace. And there is mounting anger among some senior athletics figures … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Croydon Harriers, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London Assembly, Martyn Rooney, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, South London Harriers, Sport, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lord Coe’s company behind plans to bulldoze athletics stadium

Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the London 2012 Olympic organising committee which promised to create a sporting legacy for London and the whole of Britain, now heads up the company which has put forward plans to bulldoze the Crystal Palace … Continue reading

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Grange Park autumn bulb-planting event, Nov 8

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Wandle Park wildflower meadow project, Oct 19

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Free personal safety training sessions, Nov 4 and Nov 17

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“Poor Doors” show how town centre subsidises suburbs

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Having worked to establish a community organisation for East Croydon, ROD DAVIES finds it disappointing to find developers planning to introduce divisive “Apartment Apartheid” locally, and suggests further inequalities in which parts of the borough fund other areas … Continue reading

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Stanley Halls books its place as part of English heritage

The transfer of Stanley Halls to a local community group in South Norwood has been included as a case study in English Heritage’s latest edition of Pillars of the Community. Stanley Halls is one of just two examples of “asset … Continue reading

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21st Croydon and Sutton Beer Festival, Oct 16-18

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You can help Coulsdon stage its Yulefest, Dec 6-7

Can you help to bring a Christmas festival to Coulsdon this year? Yulefest is a self-funded group with no council funding, trying to make Coulsdon town a very memorable place this Christmas. An open-air ice rink, a Santa’s grotto, fairground … Continue reading

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