Category Archives: Community associations

Commission role could give Tories excuse to bash the Bishop

It’s been a big week for Labour’s leader of Croydon Council, Tony Newman, culminating yesterday in the announcement of the appointment of the chairman and deputy chair of his pet project, the “Opportunity and Fairness Commission”. Since Newman announced this … Continue reading

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UKIP figures behind council-funded ‘apolitical’ talking shop

Tonight at the Town Hall sees the annual meeting of an organisation calling itself CCC, a body which in the past year has been operating with £5,000 in public money received from Croydon Council. What do the initials CCC stand … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Broad Green, Community associations, Croydon Council, Nathan Elvery, Peter Staveley, Shirley Community Centre Association | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Tories’ botched library sale has left building open to vandals

The Spivocracy strikes again: Croydon Conservatives’ attempt to flog off a £500,000 public building to their mates for a knock-down £85,000 on the eve of the local elections have seen the old Ashburton Library left vulnerable to the worst of … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Church and religions, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, Friends of Ashburton Park, Libraries, Maddie Henson, Nathan Elvery, Stephen Mann, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Judge sides with Viridor as incinerator case goes to appeal

The fight to stop Croydon and three other London councils from building an industrial-scale waste incinerator at Beddington Lane will now go to the Court of Appeal. High Court judge Mrs Justice Patterson has refused an application to reconsider her … Continue reading

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Christmas shopping emporium, Stanley Halls, Nov 22

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St Peter’s Primary Christmas Fair, Nov 29

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Cloth Nappy Library opening, Beanies, Nov 24

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Boris signals defeat on his Chinese giveaway at Crystal Palace

Has London Mayor Boris Johnson given up all hope on his “Chinese giveaway” of a chunk of Crystal Palace Park for the building of a replica of Paxton’s giant Victorian greenhouse? It certainly sounded that way during Mayor’s Question Time … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Stanley Halls Film Club: free screenings every Thursday

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Jowell criticises Boris plan to ‘rip up iconic athletics track’

Tessa Jowell, the former Olympics Minister, has joined the campaign to keep viable athletics and sports facilities at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, in a submission to the Greater London Authority’s consultation which is highly critical of the way … Continue reading

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St Andrew’s church seeks volunteers in its ‘green gym’

St Andrew’s Church, Southbridge Road, is seeking volunteers keen to do a couple of hours of community gardening in the churchyard each month. The church is historically notable as being where the artist Cicely Mary Barker worshipped regularly; last month … Continue reading

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No they can’t! Viridor needs to provide 100% safety guarantee

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For all the tens of thousands of pounds raised, and spent, by the Stop the Incinerator Campaign in taking its case to the High Court, the legal challenge has had to be based on planning issues. The issue … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Darren Johnson, Environment, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Transition Town, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

From Penge to Pissaro: talks that offer grasp on local history

Intrigued by your family history? Interested in tracing the roots of your family tree? Want to find out what your grandfather or great-grandfather did in the Great War 100 years ago? The next talk at the Norwood Society, at 7.30pm … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Art, Community associations, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Education, History, Norwood Society, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Struggling on low wages? The BBC wants to hear from you

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Coe wants community to have its say over Palace plans

Sebastian Coe, the double Olympic gold medal-winner and former chairman of the organising committee of London’s acclaimed 2012 Games, wants the local community to back calls to save the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre for future sporting use. Lord Coe, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Community associations, Croydon Harriers, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Property, South London Harriers, Sport, Stephen Carr, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment