Category Archives: Community associations

Sensible is as Sensible does, as the Captain unveils his bench

“It has always been hard being known as ‘Sensible’ when sometimes I’m not,” Raymond Burns said on Saturday, wearing a bright Hawaiian shirt, baggy shorts and trademark red beret. “But it helped me in my career so I shouldn’t really … Continue reading

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Festival of Code youth competition is coming to Centrale

Children from Croydon with a keen eye for coding are being urged to sign up to a competition taking place across the country between July 28 and August 3. The LNK unit, in Centrale’s Upper Mall, is a host centre … Continue reading

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Don’t persecute cyclists as they are forced off the roads

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Earlier this week, another cyclist was killed on the roads of south London, this time after a collision involving a local authority dust cart. When it comes to traffic control, KRISTIAN GREGORY, pictured left, believes the police have … Continue reading

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Let’s be a borough of old scrubbers, says Captain Sensible

Captain Sensible has called on the people of Croydon to “get up off their arses” and take up their scrubbing brushes, their brooms and buckets, and start to get the borough cleaner, doorstep by doorstep. The former Damned frontman is … Continue reading

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‘I feel ripped off after being towed away on a Sunday’

The “Do as we say, not as we do” attitude of some Croydon Council contractors has caused our loyal reader to submit another image demonstrating a somewhat casual attitude to the rules of the road. “Maybe it is not illegal … Continue reading

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The £3m South Croydon facelift with no obvious effect

From Monday, July 21, parts of South End will be closed for “essential improvements”, according to Croydon Council. The disruption will last for at least six weeks. This follows previous lengthy road closures to Aberdeen Road and Southbridge Road as … Continue reading

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Wandle Park sows seeds for a community with flowers and veg

By Catherine Graham Wandle Park Community Garden will be sowing the seeds of future success next weekend when the park’s annual garden party is staged on Saturday, July 27. The garden party, in its second year since the revamped town … Continue reading

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Upper Norwood Library offers some a-maze-ing activities

Lots of activities coming up for the school summer holidays at the Upper Norwood Library, and in the maze in Crystal Palace Park, all beginning this week with the Summer Reading Challenge. Library users aged between five and 10 are … Continue reading

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Positive Summer Vibes charity event, Centrale, July 26

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Lives Not Knives fundraiser, Vulcan Way, July 24

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Summer butterfly walk, Farthing Down, July 20

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Jack Bauer comes to Coulsdon with a drone’s-eye view

The things you find on t’interweb… Not sure if this is from the CIA, keeping tabs on the violent militants of Coulsdon, or surveyors working on behalf the fracking companies with licences to explore the mineral resources under Farthing Down. … Continue reading

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Picnic in the Park, Grangewood Park, July 20

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‘Scandal’ of council’s £84,000 sale price for Ashburton Library

The outgoing Conservative-run council in Croydon tried to sell-off the publicly owned old Ashburton Library building on the day before the local elections at the knock-down price of £84,000. Independent valuations conducted for the council had suggested that the building’s … Continue reading

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Local businesses offer 20% discount to Love Norbury

Norbury’s residents’ associations have joined forces with local businesses to offer discounts of up to one-fifth off the price of goods and services on offer on the high street, as they seek to strengthen the sense of community spirit. Pollards … Continue reading

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