Tag Archives: Surrey

Coulsdon suffers a nasty dose of irritable vowel syndrome

Coulsdon isn’t so cool any more. According to the Old Coulsdon Residents’ Association, when talking about the town at the southern end of the borough, positioned on the old Brighton Road route at the foot of the North Downs’ chalk … Continue reading

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That Was The Year That Was: Inside Croydon’s 2014 most read

So what have you been reading on Inside Croydon in 2014? Unlike certain Dorking-based publications, we’re not so self-obsessed as to suggest that this is in any way indicative of the BIG (note the unnecessary use of capitals) stories of … Continue reading

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£4.9m bid submitted by Surrey councils to stem the floods

It was around this time one year ago that the weather became a news story, and as snow and rain fell on to the hills to the south of Croydon, so half-forgotten streams re-emerged from their subterranean courses to begin … Continue reading

Posted in Caterham, Croydon Council, Environment, Kenley, Outside Croydon, Purley, Surrey | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Five-try Whitgift blitz John Fisher in local schools’ derby

RUGBY ROUND-UP: After scoring 24 points in a first-half blitz, Whitgift School’s first XV took the local bragging rights (again), as they beat John Fisher 38-10 last Saturday. They are probably entitled to expect such a performance, given the financial … Continue reading

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Rams are heading back home after their FA Vase showdown

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Croydon Athletic face Chessington in the FA Vase tonight in what could be one of their last “home” games that has to be played away. BRIAN GRANVILLE reports As we enter the third month of the season, one … Continue reading

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Crouch kicks Midwives to victory on his return from injury

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Old Mid-Whitgiftians welcomed Dan Crouch back into their side after more than a season out through injury, and 10 points from the boot of their fly-half, including a important penalty late in the game, was enough to secure … Continue reading

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Surrey end summer pot-less, despite Roy’s batting power

So near, yet so far. Surrey’s last, albeit outside, chance of success this summer – promotion back to the first division of the County Championship – somehow slipped through their batting-gloved fingers on Friday at New Road Worcester, when from … Continue reading

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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

Posted in 2014 council elections, Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Housing, Planning | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Kenley, Margaret Mead, Mike Fisher, Steve O'Connell, Surrey, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Fairfield, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Peter Staveley, Phil Thomas, Richard Ottaway MP, Sarah Jones, Selsdon & Ballards, South Norwood, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Community associations, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Paul Scott, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Business, Cane Hill, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Environment, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Outside Croydon, Planning, Surrey, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments