Tag Archives: Surrey

Golf course offers charities a way out of financial bunker

One of the area’s leading golf courses is offering £84,000-worth of free rounds and sessions to local charities for use in fund-raising activities. Farleigh Golf Club has established a social responsibility scheme which offers to donate use of their facilities, … Continue reading

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Character beginning to show for back-to-form Surrey

With improving results, Surrey go into a busy period at The Oval with more optimism among the members in the pavilion, reports JASON COURT There is an autograph in the Surrey cricket museum at The Oval. It has a short … Continue reading

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Chipstead farm throws open its gates for Sunday open day

As any listener to The Archers would know, it’s national Open Farm Sunday this weekend, June 8, and south of Coulsdon, Shabden Park Farm and the Back to Nature Farm Shop, just off Chipstead High Road, will be open to … Continue reading

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LibDems bid for more liberal and more democratic council

VOTE 2014: What do the Liberal Democrats have to offer the people of Croydon ahead of the local elections? GILL HICKSON gives their party line The LibDems feel its time to break the two-party duopoly in Croydon politics. For too … Continue reading

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Tory council votes to increase payments to its leadership

Mike Fisher, the florid-faced leader of the Conservatives who have been running Croydon Council since 2006, is keen to see next Thursday’s election contested on his record in office. Unsurprisingly, the £1 billion debt that Croydon Council has built up … Continue reading

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Threat of UKIP sees Croydon’s Tories press the panic button

VOTE 2014: The Conservatives, who have run Croydon Council since 2006, have pressed the panic button over the UKIP threat to their control of the Town Hall. The local Tories sent out their distress signal in leaflets distributed across the … Continue reading

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Inglis Road, Addiscombe: London’s most political street?

Is Inglis Road the most political street in Croydon, or even London? This one short road in Addiscombe has six residents who are standing for election in the local council elections on May 22. The six candidates will be representing … Continue reading

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Chipstead residents want Cane Hill plans to be put in to Pickles

A residents’ association annual meeting tonight will demand that Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State, should call-in the Barratt’s development at Cane Hill to provide a more rigorous and strategic overview of the scheme, which has been granted planning permission … Continue reading

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Warlingham in heaven with Sevens tournament, May 3

There will be an international feel to this year’s Sevens Heaven tournament at Warlingham rugby club’s Hamsey Green grounds on Saturday. More than 200 rugby players are expected to take part, plus nearly 100 netball players competing in a netball … Continue reading

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Residents appear helpless to halt the ‘Curse of Coulsdon’

Ignored and unheeded, the residents of Coulsdon appear to have few options in their opposition to aspects of the Cane Hill housing development, writes ANDREW PELLING None of the Conservative party’s six Coulsdon councillors attended Friday’s Community Centre meeting, which … Continue reading

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‘Coulsdon was sentenced to be crucified last night’

There was a mixture of dismay and outright anger among Coulsdon residents after last night’s strategic (ha!) planning meeting at the Town Hall saw six Tory councillors vote through the planning applications for Barratt to build 677 houses on the … Continue reading

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Surrey’s members ready to go nuts for Ford-inspired KP

JASON COURT says that there’s more optimism in the members’ pavilion at The Oval ahead of the County Championship, which begins on Sunday On Sunday I will be joining the masses of cabbies, retirees, students, the unemployed and other 40- … Continue reading

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Council leader Fisher commits to paying for Cane Hill road

The fix is in. Cane Hill, the 677-home yuppie housing estate which Barratt will be building on the site of the former asylum near Coulsdon will get its additional access road, according to a promise made by Mike Fisher, the … Continue reading

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Damning evidence of lack of any real flooding strategy

It is six weeks since flood alerts were issued to residents in the south of the borough. A local primary school remains closed, the A22 Godstone Road has yet to fully re-open, and some people’s back gardens remained under water … Continue reading

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Coulsdon residents determined to badger council on Cane Hill

Having withdrawn its proposals for Cane Hill just before Christmas in order to “review” traffic plans and reconsider providing a second exit from the mini-town of 677 homes that they want to build, developers Barratt have now come back with … Continue reading

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