Category Archives: Community associations

Addiscombe Carnival, Ashburton Park, May 24

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Free Yoga lessons at Stanley Halls, beginning Sat Apr 18

Stanley Halls in South Norwood is offering free Yoga classes, starting this Saturday, April 18, at 11am. The free Yoga classes will be held on the third Saturday of the month, initially for three months, beginning this weekend. There is … Continue reading

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Council planners powerless to halt bookies or pub closures

Among the many deceits of the last government was its supposed policy of “localism”. Under Conservative communities minister “Big Eric” Pickles, it was nothing of the sort. Local councils have been stripped of so many of their powers over the … Continue reading

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Children’s community cinema in Wandle Park, May 3 and 10

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Hustings offer Croydon chance to put candidates on the spot

As we have already highlighted, some election hustings are more equal than others. But the next month does provide Croydon residents with a number of opportunities to question their elected representatives of the past five years, or to try to … Continue reading

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Live and Unplugged On The Road at Surrey StrEatery, Apr 25

Live and Unplugged and Reaching Higher are teaming up for the third annual “Live and Unplugged On the Road” event at the Surrey StrEatery on Saturday April 25, from 7pm. Charities being supported on the night include: Tearfund, ACLT and … Continue reading

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Fundraiser Concert for Ruskin House, Sat Apr 11

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Opening up new routes will give cyclists their park life

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A scheme to allow cyclists to ride through some of Croydon’s parks needs your support, writes KRISTIAN GREGORY As Croydon Council moves towards legalising cycling in Park Hill Park, I’ve been asked if the Croydon Cycling Campaign thinks … Continue reading

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Farage supporters told to refund £5,000 council grant

Croydon Council has ordered the return of thousands of pounds of public cash which was awarded to a “community” organisation which has been taken over by a group of UKIP members and supporters of Nigel Farage’s party. A grant of … Continue reading

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Reed calls for proper funding for Upper Norwood Library

The chairman of the Upper Norwood Library Trust yesterday told how he wept when the doors to the library were closed for the first time as a result of funding cuts imposed by Croydon Council. Robert Gibson was speaking to … Continue reading

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St Andrew’s Church Centre opens a community cafe

WEALANDS BELL, left, the vicar of St Andrew’s on Southbridge Road, on how his church is working to place itself at the heart of its community The place a church always wants to find itself is at the centre of … Continue reading

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Ten Tonne Ska at South Norwood Social Club, Apr 18

The South Norwood Tourist Board is promoting a fun night filled with the greatest ska and reggae classics. The event is being staged at the South Norwood and Woodside Social Club, Enmore Road on Saturday April 18, with a 8.30pm … Continue reading

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£621,000 is price for a flat in Croydon’s Poor Doors scheme

Inside Croydon was banned from yesterday’s “pre-launch” of Vita, the yuppie flats development with Poor Doors being built in Ruskin Square. So these are the pictures, and the pricing details, which Places for People – who are managing the development … Continue reading

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Upper Norwood Library investigates who got the loot

Despite all the on-going uncertainties over their library’s funding, the people behind Upper Norwood Library continue to work hard to provide a busy programme of activities for the community, at least on the days when the diminishing amounts of cash … Continue reading

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Wandle Park River and Pond Day, Apr 12

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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

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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

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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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