Tag Archives: Croydon

Walsh drums up support to help bring jazz to the high street

  The Streets is an Arts Council-backed  project which aims to bring live music and performance to the high streets of six outer London boroughs this summer, including Croydon. Internationally renowned percussionist Ben Walsh will be drumming up interest in … Continue reading

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Pat Mear art exhibition, Cafe Adagio, July 1-31

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Barnado’s steps in to help Croydon’s trafficked children

A scheme run by the charity Barnardo’s, with funding from the Home Office, has helped 20 at-risk young victims of human trafficking in Croydon over the past 12 months – almost as many as in the whole of the Midlands … Continue reading

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Plane nonsense is choking Croydon, one toxic gasp at a time

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In the week when the Airport Commission is expected to deliver its verdict on runway expansion – Heathrow or Gatwick – PETER UNDERWOOD expresses his concern at the uncritical outlook of our local politicians One of Chris Philps’ … Continue reading

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Mr Holmes screening sees David Lean extend booking period

Ian McKellen’s portrayal of the fading years of Mr Holmes is the headline attraction of the latest programme from the David Lean Cinema, but with a twist. The volunteers of the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign are taking bookings … Continue reading

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2015 South Norwood Community Festival, July 5

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Folk and Blues Festival, Ruskin House, July 11

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Landlords challenge licensing scheme with Judicial Review

Another of Labour’s flagship policies for Croydon, the landlord licensing scheme which was a key part of the manifesto when they won control of the council last year, could be facing a crisis as a group of local businesses are … Continue reading

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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

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George Hooper art exhibition, Clyde Hall, July 18

Clyde Hall is to stage a one-day exhibition of the paintings of George Hooper on July 18 – marking 21 years since the death of the acclaimed colourist. Some of the paintings will be for sale. Hooper’s work is on … Continue reading

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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

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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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Smoking Is Good For You, Spread Eagle Theatre, Jun 30-Jul 1

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Coulsdon roads campaigner Morgan is kicked out of UKIP

To be kicked out of one right-wing party is unfortunate. But Coulsdon agitator Peter Morgan has now been expelled from two such political groups. According to a lawyer from UKIP, Morgan has had his membership of  that party “rescinded”. This … Continue reading

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20mph zones under threat from UKIP activists, warns Khan

What appears to be a UKIP-led campaign against 20mph speed limits on residential streets in the north of the borough has been condemned, after stickers and posters have been placed – often unlawfully – around Croydon. In a display of … Continue reading

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Council to investigate flats conversion at The Ship pub

Croydon Council is to investigate a planning breach at The Ship on South Norwood High Street, where estate agents have been letting out upper floor flats that have been developed without permission. The pub closed last year, after 160 years … Continue reading

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Street Eats music and food at Project B, July 3

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Croydon Tory MP gives his backing to newspaper strikers

Wonders will never cease (Part II). A week after a right-wing Tory MP declared he couldn’t possibly live in London on the National Minimum Wage, now another Conservative MP from Croydon has declared his support for striking journalists at the … Continue reading

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Boxpark loan deal turns councillors into a bunch of bankers

£3 million. So now we know how much tax-payers’ money it takes to bring a decent-sized business to the town centre. The Croydon Guardian reports that Croydon Council has gone into the banking business, making a £3 million loan to … Continue reading

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