Monthly Archives: December 2012

Taberner House lights up Croydon for one final time

An email from Michael Buckley, who describes himself as “a very long-term Addiscombe resident”, whizzes in to Inside Croydon Towers to praise Croydon Council for illuminating windows around Taberner House to fashion a seasonal Christmas tree. “Surely this must be … Continue reading

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The vandals are inside the gates in Wandle Park

Disturbing news from Inside Croydon reader Anna Arthur after she took a walk in the park – Wandle Park – yesterday. “I live next to Wandle Park and was very excited to visit for the first time since it has … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon 2012: what our loyal reader’s been reading

The following is the Inside Croydon 2012 Hit Parade, and needs to be read in the “voice” of Alan “Fluff” Freeman. For younger readers, think Smashy and Nicey… It’s the top 20 posts published on this site in the past … Continue reading

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Imagine: wishes for 2013 to see a better, safer Croydon

LEE WEBSTER outlines her new year’s wishes for Croydon – with safety and proper representation top of her list Sorry to burst the bubble of holiday joy, but it’s hard to look forward with too much hope to the coming … Continue reading

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Gong and forgotten? Where was Croydon on Honours List?

In the 100-plus pages of citations published by the Cabinet Office this morning, full of the names of sportspeople, actors and artists and thousands of business people and civic dignatories, you’d be hard-pressed to find any direct reference to Croydon. … Continue reading

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Calling the council? Try this number if you can’t get through…

Services provided by Croydon Council continue to be axed. From next week, our “Proud to Swerve” council will make it even more difficult for Council Tax-payers to register a complaint about shortcomings in borough services, as the staffing of the … Continue reading

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Walk your way to fitness in 2013 with local rambles

It’s too late for a 2013 London Marathon entry, the sponsored swim at Purley Pool is too far distant, and the weekly 5km Park Runs in Lloyd Park, on Roundshaw Downs, at Riddlesdown or in Banstead Woods might be a … Continue reading

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