Monthly Archives: March 2012

Weekend rambles: Brockham (3 miles; easy)

WALKER DUNELM makes a gentle start to the weekend with this short ramble in the Surrey countryside This is a pleasant, mainly level walk, using part of the Greensand Way ramble route, which starts from the lovely village green at … Continue reading

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Sutton LibDem councillor switches to Labour over incinerator

For the first time since 2006, the Labour party has representation on Sutton Council. John Keys has represented the Beddington North ward as a LibDem councillor since 1998, but has this week opted to change parties because of his concerns … Continue reading

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Council planning to keep residents in the dark on planning

Times must be hard at Croydon Council. For while they can afford to help finance the lovely new HQ building as part of an ambitious £450 million redevelopment scheme, or find £20million a year to hire “consultants” and temporary directors … Continue reading

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£37,000 a year: the rising costs of renting in Croydon

The high cost of renting accommodation in Croydon is pushing families to crisis point, Shelter, the housing charity, is warning. Renting a two-bedroom home in Croydon is now unaffordable for families earning less than £37,000 according to research conducted on … Continue reading

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The week at Westminster: grub’s up for MP access

It might cost £250,000 to secure a meal at No10 with “Call Me Dave” Cameron, but a school dinner with Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell is a “mere” £30. Former MP ANDREW PELLING takes the budget option to chart the … Continue reading

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Dancing Palace fans raise £5,000 for Sport Relief

Nine Palace fans who strutted their stuff at half-time during the game against Barnsley on Tuesday have raised more than £5,000 in aid of Sport Relief. The fans, all but one of them men, donned mini-skirts and leg warmers, strutted … Continue reading

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Victory for pedestrians as Waddon crossing is saved

Inside Croydon can claim another campaigning victory, with the decision announced this week by Transport for London to retain the pedestrian crossing on the busy Purley Way by Waddon Park Avenue and Alton Road. Proposals to remove the crossing by … Continue reading

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