Tag Archives: Waddon

The £3m South Croydon facelift with no obvious effect

From Monday, July 21, parts of South End will be closed for “essential improvements”, according to Croydon Council. The disruption will last for at least six weeks. This follows previous lengthy road closures to Aberdeen Road and Southbridge Road as … Continue reading

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Wandle Park sows seeds for a community with flowers and veg

By Catherine Graham Wandle Park Community Garden will be sowing the seeds of future success next weekend when the park’s annual garden party is staged on Saturday, July 27. The garden party, in its second year since the revamped town … Continue reading

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Tony Benn’s granddaughter offered a selection open goal

“Oh no,” said one senior local Labour political figure when Inside Croydon informed them that the Hon Emily Benn would be the Labour parliamentary candidate in Croydon South at next May’s General Election. “What a pity. Why’s she putting herself … Continue reading

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Surrey Street Market Summer Fayre, July 12

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Now Pickles axes Croydon’s ‘over-zealous’ spy cars

More good news, as those ludicrous little spy cars, the bounty hunters of the kerbside, are to be banned. This will please those who are increasingly exasperated by how the CCTV spy cars – driven by the council Traffic Enforcement … Continue reading

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Waddon councillors’ monthly surgeries underway this Saturday

Residents in Waddon who wish to take up issues with their local councillors can do so at regular monthly surgeries. The surgeries are to be held in the church hall at St George’s, Barrow Road, on the first Saturday of … Continue reading

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Bottom’s up to no good, as CODA takes the Bard outdoors

Apparently, it all began when someone in CODA, the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, misheard one of their colleagues say, “Michael Hall has got a lovely bottom.” Now, a few months later, Hall is to play a lovely Bottom in CODA’s … Continue reading

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Punch-drunk Tories struggling to get up off the canvas

WALTER CRONXITE has put down his copy of Boxing News to assess the ringcraft of Croydon’s defeated Tories as they warm up for their next big bout Like a boxer who has taken one heavy blow to the chin too many, … Continue reading

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Dis-Connected Croydon and the mystery of missing contacts

Businesses and residents on Southbridge Road in South Croydon are having to deal with the disruption and inconvenience of having their road closed off at one end, for at least three weeks. The road works are part of the multi-million-pound … Continue reading

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Park Hill Park meet the police session, June 27

The South Croydon Community Association is staging a “Meeting the Police” event in Park Hill Park this Friday, June 27, at 6.30pm. “As part of the ongoing work to improve Park Hill park, we are meeting with the police to … Continue reading

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Dis-Connected Croydon put on the rack over cycle installation

ANDREW DICKINSON got on his bike when he saw the latest example of ill-considered spending of public money on the streets of South Croydon Don’t get me wrong. As a cyclist, I want to see more cycle lanes and secure … Continue reading

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Competitions offer all the fun of the fayre in South Croydon

All the best village summer fayres have competitions, and the St Peter’s Village Fayre in South Croydon on Saturday June 28 is no exception. The competitions include (open to all) … Best dressed Teddy Victoria Sponge Flower arrangement in a … Continue reading

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Fit 2 Learn sees a new way to help all our children learn

A Croydon-based company, Fit 2 Learn, is applying the lessons learned in Olympic-level sports science to ensure that all children can get the most from their education. Fit 2 Learn is challenging the idea that learning difficulties are a life-long condition. … Continue reading

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Shedding light on council multi-million contracts long overdue

This website has, more than once, made the point that public services when outsourced to private companies rarely deliver equivalent service for the public, but they almost always ensure rich pickings for private profit. The shambolic hand-over of Croydon Council’s … Continue reading

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How Croydon Tories were trumped by more ideas and activists

COUNCILLOR ANDREW PELLING looks ahead to tomorrow evening’s formal Town Hall occasion which will herald the beginning of a new municipal year, and a new council administration I am looking forward to tomorrow’s annual meeting of the council. It’s a … Continue reading

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