Tag Archives: Croydon

Colour-coded divisions over Black History Month events

It surely cannot be deliberate, since Croydon Council’s press and publicity department is too ham-fisted to organise itself so well. But if anyone ever wanted a demonstration of how we live in a divided borough, then they need only refer … Continue reading

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Old Coulsdon Residents’ Association autumn meeting, Nov 18

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Friends of Grange Park quiz night, Fox Pub, Oct 11

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Coulsdon residents demand Philp delivers new primary school

Chris Philp, Croydon South’s new MP – and a man who sits on a platform with The Taxpayers’ Alliance where one of their number seriously advocates that the Tory government should cut pensioners’ benefits because many affected would “not be … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cane Hill, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Education, Environment, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NHS seeks your views on future services for the over-65s

NHS Croydon Clincial Commissioning Group (CCG) and Croydon Council are working together to deliver a new approach to commissioning services for people over 65, known as Outcomes Based Commissioning (OBC). “Our aim is to transform the way services are provided … Continue reading

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Runners get on their marks for Croydon 10K, Oct 18

There is less than three weeks until the annual Lexus Croydon 10K road race runs into town. This well-established event, staged by Croydon Harriers, is one of the most popular road races held in the region, and will see up … Continue reading

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‘Our failure can be read on the headstones of dead youth’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Black teenagers continue to be seriously hurt, maimed and even die in knife crimes and shootings on our streets every week. In a speech last week, LEE JASPER said that there’s a ready solution to the worsening problem … Continue reading

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Who killed Bambi? Stag party could have had swifter ending

Oh, deer! Croydon’s week-long stag party, with a red deer roaming around Park Hill Park like a south London version of the Monarch of the Glen, finally came to an end yesterday, with council officials posting notices to announce the … Continue reading

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Volunteers get together to help maintain Croydon’s park life

Our environmental affairs correspondent, CHRIS PECKHAM, reports on a new group established to safeguard our green spaces Last week saw the latest meeting of the fledgling Croydon Parks, Woodlands and Greenspaces Forum: a group that brings together all of the … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon Federation of Allotment and Garden Societies, Environment, Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park, Friends of Ashburton Park, Friends of Croham Hurst Woods, Friends of Farthing Downs, Friends of Grange Park, Friends of Haling Grove, Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green, Friends of Millers Ponds, Friends of Selsdon Woods, Friends of Wandle Park, Friends of West Norwood Cemetery, Gardening, Health, Kenley Airfield Friends Group, Lakes Playground Action Group, Lloyd Park, London-wide issues, Timothy Godfrey, Wandle Park, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Short and sweet – tickets go on sale for Stanley Film Club

Tickets are now on sale for the Stanley Film Club’s November edition of Shorts In The South, a quarterly short film night celebrating film-making talent in south-east London. Enjoy an eclectic mix of shorts, animations and music videos, and stay … Continue reading

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Lambeth axes 50% of public libraries in ‘deeply cynical’ move

Lambeth Council has announced that it is to close five of the borough’s 10 public libraries as a consequence of the cuts in grants from central government. The Labour council’s proposals have been criticised as a “postcode lottery” for the … Continue reading

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Reader offer: 30% off select meals at PizzaExpress Coulsdon

As a special offer for Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader, the management at PizzaExpress Coulsdon is offering 30 per cent off the price of certain meals* at the restaurant between now and October 22. As we reported yesterday, the latest PizzaExpress … Continue reading

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Council has no proper benefit analysis on £148,000 cycle race

Transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, crunches some numbers and finds that Croydon Council forked out £148,000 for one night’s cycle racing in the town centre and has absolutely no idea whether they got value for money Here’s a combination of words … Continue reading

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Undertones of McDonnell’s speech heard first in Croydon

If Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader thought that parts of the speech given at the Labour Party Conference today by John McDonnell, the new shadow chancellor, sounded familiar, then they really ought not be surprised. Many of the thoughts behind the … Continue reading

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As Newman ‘celebrates’, Whitgift workers fret over future

The £1bn Hammersfield supermall may prove to be regenerative for Croydon’s economy. Once it is built. But as STEVEN DOWNES reports, uncertainty over development timescales is blighting existing businesses The start of building work on the redevelopment of Croydon town … Continue reading

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Barnardo’s Triangle opens and seeks more volunteers

A community hub launched by Barnardo’s in south London is now hoping to open four days a week to meet demand from local families. The Triangle at Crystal Palace was officially opened on Saturday by Floella Benjamin, a vice-president of … Continue reading

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Youth groups have fun to fund-raise in Surrey Street, Sep 19

Two organisations working with young people on different scales, 12 young people and a team of enthusiastic staff. The result? A Family Fun Day in Croydon North End on Saturday to raise money for a great cause. JAGS Foundation and … Continue reading

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Boyan Ensemble returns to perform in Shirley, Oct 21

The Boyan Ensemble of Kiev returns to Croydon to perform next month. Members of the Boyan Ensemble have narrowly missed being conscripted into the Ukrainian army amid the turmoil of an ongoing civil war afflicting their country. The singers are … Continue reading

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Khan-do attitude sees off challenge from Blairite baroness

Sadiq Khan, the south London MP who had financial backing for his campaign from a Croydon property developer, has been selected to be Labour’s candidate to run for London Mayor next year. The announcement, made at the Festival Hall at … Continue reading

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Sutton says nothing to investigate over incinerator ‘gift’

Sutton Council has been in touch, ahead of next Wednesday’s Standards Committee, which is supposed to look into the matter of a £275,000 “gift” from the charity arm of incinerator operators Viridor to a Sutton church which is often used … Continue reading

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