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About insidecroydon

News, views and analysis about the people of Croydon, their lives and political times in the diverse and most-populated borough in London. Based in Croydon and edited by Steven Downes. To contact us, please email

Women’s Day celebration, Croydon BME Forum, Mar 9


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Weekend rambles: Shipley to Knepp and back (2½ miles; easy)

Our non-resident rambler, WALKER DUNELM has made a welcome return from his travels, carrying notes from an expedition into West Sussex, with tales of Hilaire Beloc and sightings of rare wildlife Shipley is a small village south-west of Horsham in … Continue reading

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Council flogs off Addington Hills cooling station on the cheap

While Croydon Council continues to push through schemes that concrete-over playing fields and public parks – Queen’s Gardens, at Coombe Wood and the site next to Ruskin House – yesterday saw the buffoons who handle the borough’s public property manage … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick ignore public again over Coombe Road scheme

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Today is your last chance to lodge comments – supportive or objecting – to the planning application from the council’s Brick by Brick house-builder to squeeze eight one-bed flats and a three-bedroomed house on a corner of open … Continue reading

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Norbury Park RA announces community clean-up dates

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Training and awareness sessions, BME Forum, Mar 8-Apr 5

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May Day! #SouthernFail get in their excuses for new timetable

Promising the biggest overhaul of commuter network timetables for decades, Southern and Thameslink’s boss does not sound too confident, reports transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON Could the end of Croydon rail passengers’ misery be within sight? Passengers on new Thameslink trains … Continue reading

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