Daily Archives: July 11, 2017

Developers in multi-million-pound gamble over playing fields

Croydon College has sold off disused playing fields near the Purley Way to a private firm of housing developers, while the land does not have planning permission for housing. None of the parties to the secretive deal are willing to … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon College, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Housing, Planning, Schools, Simon Hall, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Purley film-maker looking for family ties of colonial engineer

A documentary film-maker who lives in Purley is appealing for help to delve into the colonial past of India and to track down family and descendents of a pioneering British engineer whose life’s work has helped to save the lives … Continue reading

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What a load of rubbish: guilty fly-tipper gets fined… £110

What Croydon Council was today claiming to be the latest example of success for their campaign against fly-tipping might, when looked at through less-rosy-spectacles, simply demonstrate what a thorough-going, long-term slog the local authority faces in bringing even the most … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Stuart Collins, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

London’s borough leaders make call for more police funding

Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Council, has joined with the mayors and leaders of 19 other London boroughs to call on the Government to halt the damaging cuts to spending on the Metropolitan Police. Under Tory Boris Johnson as … Continue reading

Posted in Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Live and Unplugged at the Bandstand, Wandle Park, Aug 12

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