Category Archives: Community associations

Time to scrap Boris’s Crystal Palace vanity project, say Greens

Time is running out for one of Boris Johnson’s vanity projects, the £500 million Chinese Crystal Palace which although unbuilt, has cast a dark shadow over the park and the National Sports Centre there, and blighted planned improvements and developments … Continue reading

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Fair’s fair, but Bishop has been given a task to test a saint

So now we know. The Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission (as it has now finally resolved to be snappily titled) had its first meeting last night, where it revealed the members of the commission – the “commissioners” – and its … Continue reading

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Things are changing, and growing, around Transition Town

SUSAN OLIVER catches up with developments at Croydon Transition Town after an active 2014 Croydon Transition Town celebrated its second birthday in November, after its members helped to create community gardens in Wandle Park, Park Hill Park and at Ramsey … Continue reading

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Stop the Incinerator Quiz Night fundraiser, Feb 9

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Project B Old Skool gig for Lives Not Knives, Jan 31

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Making a church the Hive of activities at centre of community

WEALANDS BELL, pictured left, in his first year as Vicar of St Andrew’s Church in South Croydon and the chaplain of St Andrew’s School, looks ahead to developing a hub for the community, irrespective of people’s own religious allegiances I … Continue reading

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Croydon streets being paved with gold – or public cash

Next Monday, the council starts work to give the area around East Croydon Station a £5million overhaul. But when all the work is finished, will we be able to say it is money well spent? If the quality of some … Continue reading

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Zola’s exile in Upper Norwood and case for two blue plaques

It’s arguable, though probably not worth pressing the point, that the Queen’s Hotel on Church Road, Crystal Palace, could qualify for having two blue plaques for two individuals with the same name. The plaque which does exist on the walls … Continue reading

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Stop the Incinerator Campaign public meeting, Jan 10

The Stop the Incinerator Campaign – waiting for a puff of white smoke to go up from the High Court, if not from the proposed Beddington Lane incinerator – is staging a public meeting this Saturday, January 10, in central … Continue reading

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Volunteers required for Wandle Park heritage walks project

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Festival organisers seeking stall-holder supporters

The South Norwood Community Festival is now taking bookings from stall-holders who want to be part of their event on Sunday July 5. Staged in South Norwood Recreation Ground, SNCF is a free family event organised by volunteers to raise … Continue reading

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Soul Symphony Community Choir taster session, Feb 3

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Coulsdon Brownies new group: recruiting members for 2015

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Sticking the rock into South Norwood Country Park

South Norwood Country Park, a slice of nature in the midst of suburbia, is about to rock. The South Norwood Tourist Board are channeling Donald McGill by getting their sticks of rock out for the new year, to have “South … Continue reading

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Boris aides make a meal of London Mayor’s Chinese giveaway

London Mayor Boris Johnson’s cosily close links to China’s ZhongRong Group, to whom he wants to hand over a large chunk of publicly owned Crystal Palace Park, have been further exposed today, in the latest edition of the scurrilous satirical … Continue reading

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