Category Archives: Community associations

Coe’s Olympic legacy promises left in ruins at Crystal Palace

In all the furore surrounding corruption at FIFA, the world governing body of football, one name that has barely been mentioned is Sebastian Coe. Lord Coe spent almost two years as the chairman of FIFA’s ethics committee. He was appointed … Continue reading

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Norbury Mums’ Jumble Trail, June 20

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Newman rescues food festival with £7,500 of council cash

The next time Croydon’s Labour-run council belly aches about grant cuts from central Government – after all, another 150-or-so council staff are expected to be made redundant in the coming 12 months under Tory “austerity” measures – just remind them … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Pubs, Restaurants, South Croydon Community Association, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

UnConnected Croydon where cycle lanes become dead ends

CROYDON COMMENTARY: AUSTEN COOPER, of Croydon Cyclists, responds to our exclusive report last week that a single night’s bike racing in the town centre is receiving £148,000 of public cash The £50 million spent by Connected Croydon on ripping up … Continue reading

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North Wood Morris Men are Croydon’s lords of the dance

It was just a typical Saturday in London’s most diverse borough. A Polish film at the David Lean Cinema, Japanese food at Yo! Sushi, and then on a stroll back, there on the street outside the Royal Standard (a gem … Continue reading

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Stop the Incinerator fund-raising Quiz Night, June 8

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Save the David Lean Campaign takes on company status

One year after the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign achieved its immediate goal of re-opening the arthouse cinema in the Clocktower, it has now formed itself into a Community Interest Company, or CIC. The move will enable the group … Continue reading

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Overground Festival announces its 2015 programme of events

The organisers of this year’s Crystal Palace Overground Festival have announced their programme for the five-day fiesta of live music, dance, film, arts, comedy and history, which runs from June 24 to June 28. Nine-tenths of the events at the … Continue reading

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Robstock music festival, live at The Oval Tavern, May 23

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Towering concern for sharing fairly Croydon’s housing burden

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last month, David Callam wrote about the importance of housing as an election issue, nationally and locally. Here, ROD DAVIES calls for a fair distribution through the borough of high-density developments What’s good for the goose … The … Continue reading

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Play your part in re-designing Norbury Avenue, May 16, 20

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Charity projects hit jackpot with £850,000 Lottery grants

Three community schemes in Croydon are, between them, to receive nearly £850,000 in grants from the Big Lottery Fund, it was announced yesterday. Crossroads Care, based on Brighton Road in South Croydon, is to get the biggest single grant, £389,691 … Continue reading

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Form a better impression of Norwood through Pissarro

“Pissarro in Norwood” is the next history talk to be given by the Norwood Society’s regular meetings, next Thursday, May 21.

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Shirley Windmill 2015 summer open days begin this Sunday

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Croydon Ecology Centre annual Plant Sale, Sun May 10

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Lloyd Park’s blot on the landscape, and no one’s responsible

Best-selling author and Lloyd Park dog-walker JEAN URE on how Croydon doesn’t help itself over its shabby reputation So I’m on a crowded train approaching East Croydon when a lippy young girl with a Croydon facelift falls foul of an … Continue reading

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Community rallies to support Norwood Junction cafe owner

Cafe Basmaccino, which has been serving teas, coffees and refreshments to long-suffering commuters at Norwood Junction for the past nine years, could be forced to close on Tuesday, as its landlords, LOROL – London Overground, a subsidiary of Transport for … Continue reading

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Council puts £5,000 grant repayment at top of its Bucket list

A UKIP-dominated “community group” has refused to repay thousands of public money it received as a council grant, nearly six months after the term of the grant expired. Inside Croydon reported earlier this month that the Croydon Communities Consortium – … Continue reading

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Scouts celebrate another year’s achievement at awards night

Around 180 members plus assorted VIPs and invited guests, including the Mayor of Croydon, Manju Shahul-Hameed, attended Croydon Scouting’s annual awards night at Whitgift School last week. The Mayor’s speech highlighted the borough’s diversity and the importance of recognising and … Continue reading

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Play your part in the second Croydon Assembly, June 6

ANDREW FISHER on an important discussion coming to Ruskin House Last November, more than 100 attended the first Croydon Assembly – a community initiative that brought together trade unionists, community campaigners and other residents to discuss how we can influence … Continue reading

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