Tag Archives: South Croydon

St Peter’s School Summer Fair, July 4

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David Lean’s favourite film returns in an old-style format

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign will celebrate the cinema’s link with Oscar-winning director Sir David Lean by presenting his 1955 film Summer Madness next week using the now rarely seen 35mm format. Adrian Winchester, the campaign director, said: … Continue reading

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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

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Howard Primary School Summer Fair, June 20

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Croydon Bach Choir performs Beethoven and Brahms, June 27

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Summer Fun Day at St Giles School, South Croydon, June 27

St Giles School in South Croydon is staging its summer Fun Day on Saturday, June 27, from 12 to 3pm. St Giles is a school for children aged from 4 to 19, who have a physical disability, profound or multiple … Continue reading

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All aboard for new service so that you never miss the bus

The capital’s transport watchdog wants Croydon bus passengers to sign-up for a new online community which helps to monitor services. London TravelWatch has established the London Bus User’s Online Community, where you can get free information about your bus services, … Continue reading

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Croydon Bowling Club Open Day, Saturday June 13

The Croydon Bowling Club is staging an Open Day on Saturday, June 13, from 10am to 4pm. There is free parking, and the open day will offer visitors a tour of the club, with its hall for indoor play and … Continue reading

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It’s long overdue that we move on from the local High Street

CROYDON COMMENTARY: £148,000 on tonight’s bike race, a few more thousand on the South Croydon Food Festival, and millions of Riot Recovery money on some paving and saplings, all to replace paving and saplings. DAVID CALLAM responds to our report … Continue reading

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High street’s failings are becoming something to bank on

And so while the local council bungs a few thousand quid (of our money) at a futile and probably fruitless one-day jamboree – though the bar takings for some members of the South Croydon Business Association might benefit – the … Continue reading

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Newman rescues food festival with £7,500 of council cash

The next time Croydon’s Labour-run council belly aches about grant cuts from central Government – after all, another 150-or-so council staff are expected to be made redundant in the coming 12 months under Tory “austerity” measures – just remind them … Continue reading

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UnConnected Croydon where cycle lanes become dead ends

CROYDON COMMENTARY: AUSTEN COOPER, of Croydon Cyclists, responds to our exclusive report last week that a single night’s bike racing in the town centre is receiving £148,000 of public cash The £50 million spent by Connected Croydon on ripping up … Continue reading

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North Wood Morris Men are Croydon’s lords of the dance

It was just a typical Saturday in London’s most diverse borough. A Polish film at the David Lean Cinema, Japanese food at Yo! Sushi, and then on a stroll back, there on the street outside the Royal Standard (a gem … Continue reading

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From Waterloo to VE Day exhibition, St Peter’s, May 25-29

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Stop the Incinerator fund-raising Quiz Night, June 8

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Champion Edwards seeks sponsors to achieve Olympic dream

One of Croydon’s most hard-working and talented sportsmen is seeking help from local businesses to sponsor him as he progresses towards his Olympic dream. Teenager Sunny Edwards won his first senior ABA title last month. At the England Elite championships … Continue reading

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Croydon Till I Die: taking the suburbs to the nation

“I think it’s the most derogatory thing I can say about somebody or something: God, it’s so fucking Croydon!” David Bowie Authors Bob Stanley, Lucy Mangan, John Grindrod and Andy Miller are staging a series of events this summer celebrating … Continue reading

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Charity projects hit jackpot with £850,000 Lottery grants

Three community schemes in Croydon are, between them, to receive nearly £850,000 in grants from the Big Lottery Fund, it was announced yesterday. Crossroads Care, based on Brighton Road in South Croydon, is to get the biggest single grant, £389,691 … Continue reading

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St Giles School, South Croydon, open morning, May 20

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Scream Fest at the Showcase Lounge, South Croydon, Apr 6

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