Daily Archives: October 9, 2017

Council’s underwhelming programme for Black History Month

BELLA BARTOCK, our culture correspondent, on the uninspiring offer from Croydon Town Hall It is hard not to have a degree of ambivalence about this year’s offering from Croydon Council for Black History Month. Just like last year, and the … Continue reading

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Council to drop licensing restrictions to make way for Westfield

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest move by the council to make it easier for Westfield to rent out space in its supermall to boozers, bars and places flogging £10 burgers There’s an estimated 17,000 people moving … Continue reading

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Origami to unfold a dance festival in Queen’s Gardens

This Saturday will see two free dance performances in Croydon town centre. Dance Umbrella, the annual London-wide contemporary dance festival, is coming to Queen’s Gardens to present a work called Origami which, according to a council-issued press release, is “a … Continue reading

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Council criticised by Ofsted stages modern slavery conference

Croydon, where the council’s children’s services department is being carefully monitored by a government-appointed commissioner following “inadequate” findings by Ofsted inspectors, is to stage a conference on modern slavery next week. One of the more worrying findings of the Ofsted … Continue reading

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Win a business trip to Dubai with Currys PC World

Currys PC World on Purley Way is offering people running small and medium-sized businesses the chance to win the (business) trip of a life time to Dubai. The competition is being used to promote the upgraded business centre in the … Continue reading

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Downsview Players’ Wizard of Oz, Upper Norwood, Nov 23-25

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Spring Park Guides fund-raising quiz night, Nov 11

The Friends of Spring Park Guiding invite you to join them at a Fun Quiz Night at the Shirley Community Centre, Shrublands Avenue, (at the top of Bridle Road,) CR0 8JA on Saturday November 11, 7pm for a 7.30 start. … Continue reading

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