Tag Archives: Croydon

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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Your chance to take part in TV’s ‘Neighbours’ (not that one)

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UKIP condemned for election call ahead of councillor’s funeral

UKIP’s out-of-control members in Croydon, who are usually fronted by the notoriously incompetent Winston McKenzie, have struck again, causing widespread disgust by impatiently demanding a by-election in Selhurst ward following the death of widely admired Labour Councillor Gerry Ryan. Ryan’s … Continue reading

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Stanley Halls stages Invention Theatre Festival, Feb 13

Nine theatre-makers are coming together at Stanley Halls next month to produce one surprising night of theatre in south London’s new performance space. From 7.45pm on Friday, February 13, Stanley Halls are being opened up to performers from various disciplines … Continue reading

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Museum of Croydon free event: Victorian Lives, Feb 14

The Museum of Croydon is staging a series of free events during 2015, beginning on Saturday, February 14 with a family event: Victorian Lives. Drop in from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm. Discover how photographs and maps … Continue reading

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Labour council continues to charge for reading lessons

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, has discovered that Croydon’s Labour-run council is using a legal loophole to continue to charge local children up to £3,500 per year just to teach them how to read and write Croydon Council continues to … Continue reading

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Stop the Incinerator Quiz Night fundraiser, Feb 9

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Borough Solicitor issues councillors with CPO gagging order

WHO’S REALLY RUNNING CROYDON COUNCIL (Part 94): The borough’s 70 councillors, all democratically elected as recently as last May to represent the interests of the people of Croydon, have been ordered to express no opinion whatsoever about the £1billion Hammersfield … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial concert, Ruskin House, Jan 31

A concert dedicated to the victims of the inhumanity, barbarism and the tyranny of fascism to mark next week’s Holocaust Memorial Day is being held at Ruskin House next Saturday, January 31. Featuring international music from Klezmerco (Jewish klezmer music … Continue reading

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Free stand-up comedy club at Half & Half Lounge Bar

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Five Croydon primaries hit gold standard for school dinners

Five Croydon schools have achieved the Soil Association’s Food for Life Catering Gold standard for their healthy and wholesome school dinners. The schools receiving the award are All Saints Primary, Cypress Infants and Junior schools, Downsview Primary and Rockmount Primary. … Continue reading

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Croydon CCG quarterly public forum, Feb 25

The next Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group Quarterly Patient and Public Forum takes place on Wednesday February 25, and you are invited to attend. “The event will focus on our future plans for Urgent Care and Primary Care. We would like … Continue reading

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

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Money-saving argument over pool closure won’t hold water

Campaigners hoping to keep Purley Pool open might want to consider whether the costs saving argument put forward by Croydon Council for the closure actually… well… holds water. The pool at Purley was earmarked for closure in 2014 by the … Continue reading

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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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