Category Archives: Community associations

All too quiet about Quietway closures on Norbury Avenue

Once the school run was over yesterday morning, official-looking blokes wearing hi-viz jackets blocked off a one-mile stretch of a suburban street in Croydon. It’s a new “Quietway” on Norbury Avenue. Which might explain the near-silence from Croydon Council about … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Cycling, Environment, Jo Negrini, Kathy Bee, Norbury, Norbury Green Residents' Association, Norbury Village Residents' Association, Parking, Planning, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

2015 South Norwood Community Festival, July 5

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Ash to ashes: unions boycott UKIP-dominated talking shop

Croydon’s trades unionists are being asked to boycott all future meetings of the “Croham Clux Clan” – what presents itself as a community talking shop sometimes also known as the Croydon Communities [sic] Consortium, or CCC. This follows an order … Continue reading

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Palace revolution as Bromley hands park to community

Bromley Council has agreed to hand over the management and governance of Crystal Palace Park to a community-led trust. The decision has been described as “one of the most important decisions in 30 years”.

Posted in Croydon North, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, London-wide issues, Environment, History, Upper Norwood, London Assembly, Community associations, Crystal Palace Community Association, Bromley Council, Crystal Palace Park, Stephen Carr, Martin Tempia | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Coe has been backing Baku while Crystal Palace crumbles

Sebastian Coe’s attempts to run a mile from being associated with recommendations to bulldoze Crystal Palace athletics stadium and other south London sports facilities which were to be part of the “Olympic legacy” promised by the 2012 London Games looks … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon North, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Sport, Property, London-wide issues, Business, 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Environment, Upper Norwood, Croydon Harriers, Crystal Palace Community Association, Bromley Council, Crystal Palace Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bollards! Latest crash underlines danger on Grange Road

Further proof of the need for better enforced speed controls on key routes through Croydon was delivered by another out-of-control motorist on the eve of the end of the council’s 20mph consultation. Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader sent us this picture, … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Cycling, Environment, Karen Jewitt, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Clouder, Thornton Heath, Thornton Heath Neighbourhood Association, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Borough police chief tells officers not to attend CCC events

Croydon’s police have been instructed not to attend further meetings of the controversial Croydon Communities [sic] Consortium. The order comes from the Borough Commander, Andy Tarrant, and has occurred in the midst of CCC being involved with a series of … Continue reading

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Poets Anonymous in Wandle Park, July 4

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Park Hill Park festival gets a sprinkling with fairy dust

The first Flower Fairies Festival is underway, with children’s workshops in Park Hill Park today (until 9pm) and tomorrow (11.30am to 5.30pm), while next weekend will see a performance day and the official opening of the Flower Fairy Garden. Inspired … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Addiscombe, Art, Cicely Mary Barker, Cinema, Croham, Croydon Heritage Festival, Dance, Environment, Music, South Croydon Community Association, Theatre, Transition Town, Waddon, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon Concrete Safari, free guided walk, June 27

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Croydon in the 20th Century in Films, Fairfield Halls, June 26

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Sign up here to buy an East Croydon flat for a mere £401,000

Fancy buying a new, two-bed flat, with delightful views over the London-to-Brighton railway line, and all for a little more than £400,000? Then this is your chance. “Vita”, the first residential development at Ruskin Square, right next to East Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Central, East Croydon, ECCO, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Property, Ruskin Square | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Mystery behind anonymous objection to South Croydon school

Mystery surrounds the sudden emergence of opposition to a scheme to build a primary school on Aberdeen Road in South Croydon, just behind Bar Txt on South End. Large, migraine-inducing coloured leaflets (it is long-overdue that a criminal offence was … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Education, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Helen Pollard, Parking, Pubs, Restaurants, Schools, South Croydon Community Association, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Labour go for six of the best to become next London Mayor

Londoners – of all political persuasions, and of none – will have six to choose from this summer when the Labour Party stages its first ever open primary to select its candidate to run for London Mayor in 2016. A … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Christian Wolmar, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Environment, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Sadiq Khan MP, Steve O'Connell, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council’s 20mph consultation looking like a political car crash

One of Croydon’s Labour council’s flagship policies appears to have been driven down a dead-end road. The local Labour group’s 20mph proposal for residential streets is in a state of crisis, faced with energetic opposition from the motoring lobby, otherwise … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Environment, Karen Jewitt, Kathy Bee, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Clouder, Policing, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Thornton Heath Neighbourhood Association, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Cream teas and plane-spotting at Heathfield House, June 13

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Historic Croydon town centre walk from Wandle Park, June 21

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The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, June 26

Celebrating one of South Norwood’s most famous residents, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his creation, Sherlock Holmes, the Stanley People’s Initiative is staging The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes by the Don’t Go Into The Cellar theatre company, at Stanley … Continue reading

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Inter-faith bike ride and picnic in the park, June 14

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David Lean Cinema campaign founder decides to stand down

Adrian Winchester, the founding chairman of the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign which successfully lobbied for the re-opening of the arthouse venue in the Clocktower last year, is to stand down from his position after more than four years’ … Continue reading

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