Shirley residents horrified by ‘ugly dystopia’ of Sandrock flats

Another of Croydon’s long-established and much-loved community pubs is under threat of “redevelopment”, as builders seek new ways to get around the council’s Local Plan.

Under threat: The Sandrock on Upper Shirley Road

Residents in Shirley were shocked by the closure of the 150-year-old Sandrock on Upper Shirley Road. And some have been spurred into action since visiting an exhibition by developers Marshall Hurley, where they found plans for two unsightly blocks of flats in the pub’s car park.

“This would devastate our area,” one resident told Inside Croydon.

Residents’ concerns heightened when they learned that the vehicles belonging to residents of the 19 new flats are expected to access the highway not through the current entrance of the pub in Sandpits Road, but by coming in and out of the narrow cul de sac alongside called Sandrock Place. Continue reading

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Create your own podcast, Upper Norwood Library, Jul 25

Work as a team to create an exciting and original podcast under the direction of a professional voiceover artist. Recording equipment provided.

For 13- to 16-year-olds at Upper Norwood Library. The course is free, though donations are welcome.

The course runs twice over the summer: Continue reading

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Heroes, Villains, Monsters, Upper Norwood Library, Jul 24

A superhero with heroic anatomy?

Creepy villainous henchmen?

Mutant monsters? Mythical creatures?

Learn how to create your own heroes, villains and monsters on paper with a professional local artist.

What special powers will your hero have?

What vehicle would your evil boss drive?

Or just how slimy can you make your creature?

Come along and create your characters, the only thing you need to bring along is your imagination. Continue reading

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Woodwork skills and social enterprise, Upper Norwood Library

A free course, for 14- to 17-year-olds, at Upper Norwood Library, beginning on Monday, July 23.

Fancy seeing if you have a talent for making things out of wood?

Want experience of setting up and running a social enterprise?

We will help you decide what you want to make, support you to create your pieces, including showing you how to use tools and machinery, and will then help you with the process of setting up a social enterprise and selling your items (with proceeds coming back into the charity). Continue reading

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Have a proper Beano at Upper Norwood Library this summer

At Upper Norwood Library, there is a wide range of often Beano-themed activities being staged over the summer, beginning from July 14 and running until September 15, as part of the Summer Reading Challenge.

All activities are free for all to attend and include:

Wriggle & Rhyme Storytime (under-5s)
Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 10.30am

Rebel Badges & Mischief Masks
Wednesday 25th July, 2pm
Make your own mischievous mask and badges Continue reading

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Mischief Makers summer reading challenge, Jul 14- Sep 15

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Shirley Neighbourhood Care Afternoon Tea, Jul 28

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