Category Archives: Community associations

Wandle Wander from Wandle Park, Easter Sunday, Apr 5

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Wandle Park gets £58,000; Waddon park bulldozed with £87m

There’s something bittersweet about the announcement this week that Croydon Council has been awarded £58,800 from City Hall towards the cost of improving pedestrian and cycling access to Wandle Park. Sweet, because it is a cause that Inside Croydon’s loyal … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Business, Connected Croydon, CPO, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Environment, Friends of Wandle Park, Kathy Bee, Mayor of London, Planning, Tony Newman, Waddon, Wandle Park, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Library campaigners: ‘Broken promises will be on our minds’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: ALUN and BARBARA THOMAS have sent an open letter to their local councillors, decrying the decision of Lambeth and Croydon councils to cut funding for Upper Norwood Library We are concerned at the latest developments concerning the funding … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Croydon North, John Wentworth, Libraries, Pat Ryan, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Croydon Airport project nears take-off with Heritage grant

Croydon Airport Society has received a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its “Revealing the Hidden Heritage of Croydon Airport”. The cash will allow it to recruit and train volunteers to meet growing demand at the Croydon Airport … Continue reading

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Grange Park Easter Eggstravaganza, Sat Apr 4

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Marlpit Lane Bowling Green open day, Sat Mar 28

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How to get youngsters into work? Get them passing exams

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Much work has been done lately to try to improve the borough’s youngsters employability. But little was said about local schools’ GCSE results, writes CHARLOTTE DAVIES Jamie Audsley, a young, energetic and enthusiastic new councillor, last week laid … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Education, Environment, Paul Greenhalgh, Schools, South Croydon Community Association | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Bromley goes public on ZhongRong’s 500-year Palace dynasty

Bromley Council has published explosive correspondence to expose how the ZhongRong Group, the Chinese company to which London Mayor Boris Johnson wanted to hand a large chunk of Crystal Palace Park, were demanding to takeover half of the public park … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Planning, Property, Transition Town, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Coulsdon residents elect UKIP figure as new chairman

The Old Coulsdon Residents’ Association has elected a controversial figure from UKIP as its new chairman. Janet Stollery was elected as chair at OCRA’s annual meeting on Wednesday night. Last month, Stollery, together with two other UKIP members, caused disgust … Continue reading

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Library closure would be ‘disaster’ warns Society chairman

The chairman of the Norwood Society has sent an open letter to the Croydon councillors who represent Upper Norwood, and to the MP for Lambeth South, Steve Reed OBE, to appeal for help in raising more funds for Upper Norwood … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Croydon North, John Wentworth, Lambeth Council, Libraries, Pat Ryan, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Croydon Central candidates agree hustings for Apr 23

Prime Minister David Cameron may well be “frit” of appearing in televised election debates, but in Croydon, and Croydon Central in particular, there promises to be no shortage of hustings meetings with candidates before May 7. The first to confirm … Continue reading

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History talks that explore Norwood’s Dickensian past

The Norwood Society has announced its programme of talks and events for the rest of 2015, beginning this week, on March 19, with a talk about Charles Dickens’s Norwood connections, to be given by Paul Graham of the Dickens Fellowship. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Education, History, Norwood Society, South Norwood, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

MP Reed ‘guaranteed’ library’s ‘future’ for just nine months

How long is the “future”? How reliable is a “guarantee”? We only ask because it is barely a year since Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Lambeth South, got together with Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour group on … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Croydon Council, John Wentworth, Lambeth Council, Libraries, Matthew Bennett, Pat Ryan, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Overground Festival appeals to locals to keep it free

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is turning to local residents in a plea for support to ensure this year’s festival remains largely free of charge. The festival has previously received funding from a number of sources including the Arts Council, … Continue reading

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Ship-Con 2015, Croydon High Street, Mar 28-29

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Library trust is ‘shellshocked’ at Lambeth’s 60% funding cut

The future of Upper Norwood Library has been thrown into doubt once again, this time after a Labour-run local authority announced its intention to reduce funding by 60 per cent in 2016. Upper Norwood’s library is unique due to its … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Community Association, Education, Lambeth Council, Libraries, Matthew Bennett, Steve Reed MP, Transition Town, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Heritage Walk booklet project, Wandle Park, Mar 14

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Democratic control is an alien concept at the Town Hall

CROYDON COMMENTARY: What powers and influence do our elected councillors really have? ROD DAVIES, a local resident and a local authority official in the past, poses the questions Croydon Town Hall’s 70 elected councillors are all dependent on professional officers, … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Council, ECCO, Fairness Commission, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Volunteers day at Marlpit Lane bowling green, Mar 14

The Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green in Coulsdon is seeking volunteers for its “action morning” and volunteers afternoon on Saturday March 14. The morning session from 10am will be spent preparing the green and equipment ready for the new … Continue reading

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Classic movies to get free screening at Stanley Halls

The Stanley Halls Film Club is to screen two movie classics in the next week – absolutely free for members. David Lynch’s Mullholland Drive screens this Wednesday (March 4), and the Spencer Tracy thriller, Bad Day at Black Rock, is … Continue reading

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