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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 inside.croydon@btinternet.com

Kenley Primary School Summer Fair, Whyteleafe, Jun 9

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Keep Our St Helier Hospital public meeting, Morden, Apr 24

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Council couldn’t care less: Ombudsman upholds 7 complaints

Croydon Council had seven public complaints upheld against it by the Local Government Ombudsman in the first three months of 2019, research conducted for Inside Croydon can reveal. The rulings resulted in several apologies from the council, and hundreds of … Continue reading

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Heritage building Culvers Lodge saved from bulldozers

A campaign by residents, supported by the Victorian Society and Save Britain’s Heritage, to save a 19th century building from developers’ bulldozers appears to have been successful, at least for now. Culvers Lodge in Hackbridge was built around 1875 as … Continue reading

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Friends group opposes works to restore Croham Hurst after fire

Those not working this Bank Holiday Monday in the fine weather forecasted might want to take their recreation on the top of Croham Hurst, especially with the cooling tree cover on the route from the Croham valley. After the hard … Continue reading

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Autographs from Laker’s legends up for sale in Mayday auction

There’s a big summer of cricket coming up, with the World Cup and Ashes series, but before it gets underway in earnest, historians of the game may be drawn to one of the lots at an antiques auction at Fairleigh … Continue reading

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£300,000 new book fund just a start to revive public libraries

Our bookish gyms correspondent, GENE BRODIE, on how an announcement of a 9% increase on not very much leaves a long way to go to stock the borough’s library shelves The council’s somewhat dubious practice of telling only half of … Continue reading

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