Tag Archives: South Croydon

Volunteers wanted to help chart the Wandle’s history

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Greens hold back from promising to scrap £1bn incinerator

The Green Party launched its local election manifesto for Croydon yesterday, confirming that it will field a full slate of 70 candidates across the whole of the borough. The Greens seem poised to benefit on voting day next month from … Continue reading

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Rubbish piles up on our streets as council keeps spinning

We had barely pressed the publish button on our latest fly-tipping report than the Sage of Waddon, Arfur Towcrate, was posting to Twitter another example of how the state of Croydon’s streets is utterly rubbish:

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Albert’s Table is offering a sport-free zone on Mar 25

With the World Cup in Brazil approaching and promising (threatening?) a summer of wall-to-wall football, as well as the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup later in the year, Albert’s Table, probably Croydon’s best restaurant (well, according to Inside Croydon’s review), … Continue reading

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Fit 2 Learn bond launch party, Centrale, Mar 13

Fit 2 Learn CIC Social Enterprise Bond Launch Party 6.00pm – 7.30pm on Thursday 13th March, 2014 Lives Not Knives (LNK) Unit, Upper Mall, Centrale Shopping Centre CR0 1TY  Fit 2 Learn invites you to the launch of its social … Continue reading

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Gravity’s up for another award thanks to Croydon’s Hall

After winning seven Oscars, you’d think that there was nothing left for Gravity to win. But you’d be wrong. Because director Miguel Vestibulo, better known in Croydon as Michael Hall, has managed to be nominated – again – with his … Continue reading

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St Giles’s dinner lady offers tasty food for thought

The daily meals on offer to pupils at Croydon’s St Giles Primary on Pampisford Road must be unrecognisable from the over-boiled cabbage and dry spotted dick (stop giggling at the back) that was the stuff usually dished up for school … Continue reading

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‘Woldingham Weiner’ a stop-gap to hold back future floods

There is a reason that Spring Wood at West Wickham is so called. Playing fields at Sparrows Den, just along the road from Addington, were deliberately flooded earlier this week, creating a storage pond to protect nearby homes, and showing … Continue reading

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Caption competition: What’s in “Sir” Tricky Dicky’s dreams?

It must be tough, getting by on the miserable 66 grand salary as a Tory backbencher in the House of Commons. In our picture, poor old “Sir” Tricky Dicky Ottaway, the hard-working Conservative MP for Croydon South, appears to be … Continue reading

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Army starts work on temporary dam as flooding hits Coulsdon

The worst may be over, but works continue to mop-up after the floods, and to try to reduce the threat of more flooding in the valleys to the south of Croydon. Army engineers were in action again yesterday, constructing a … Continue reading

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Thames Water’s dismal record and their 20% water rate hike

So, apres le deluge… Two weeks since Croydon Council declared a Major Incident around Kenley water treatment works, and a week’s drier weather has enabled the mopping-up process to get underway following the floods in the south of the borough. … Continue reading

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Fisher holds fire on Tory selections to force his budget through

In 14 Thursdays’ time, on May 22, you will be able to vote for up to three people who you want to help run your local services until 2018. Yet the Conservatives who have controlled Croydon Town Hall for the … Continue reading

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Boris returns to Kenley to thank flood emergency workers

Like a petty potentate or a minor royal, Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, was back in Kenley yesterday, doing his Young Mr Grace bit of “You’re all doing very well”, shaking hands and patting the backs of fire fighters … Continue reading

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How pipes and tunnels caused our ‘River of Woe’ to flood

Inside Croydon’s loyal reader, JOHN O’BRIEN is fortunate. He lives on the high and relatively dry ground of Woldingham. From there, he has seen enough to form a view that much of the flooding in the valleys of Kenley and … Continue reading

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Croydon calls for Army help after they run out of sandbags

Croydon Council has called in the Army to help with the week-long battle against flood water in Purley and Kenley, after the borough ran out of sandbags, having claimed to have distributed 10,000 to properties in high-risk areas. In common … Continue reading

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