Category Archives: Activities

Four more public libraries set to reopen after covid lockdown

At least a month later than most local authorities managed, Croydon is to begin “a phased reopening for all library buildings”, after the easing of covid-19 precautions. Four of the borough’s 13 public libraries – at Broad Green, Sanderstead, Shirley … Continue reading

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Children can Start It Right at activities camp in Old Town

By SANJANA IDNANI Start It Right – a new youth-led organisation – will be welcoming young people through its doors for the first time with its summer holiday playscheme, from July 26 to August 27. The playscheme is open to … Continue reading

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Third Age learning group ready for post-lockdown activities

By SANJANA IDNANI As lockdown restrictions ease, Croydon’s branch of the University of the Third Age – the U3A – is restarting its group activities, including walks, garden visits and trips to sites of historical interest. U3A is an international … Continue reading

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Fun Family Dog Show, raising funds for Torwood Farm, Jul 25

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Wilfried Zaha Academy summer camp, Purley, Jul 26-Aug 27

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Refugee Week cricket festival, Norbury Park, Jun 20

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Start It Right launch party, Old Town Youth Club, Jul 4

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Council seeks partners to provide school holiday clubs

Thousands of Croydon children who qualify for free school meals will be offered activity clubs and healthy meals over the summer and Christmas holidays this year, all at no charge. The council has received (an unspecified amount of) funding from … Continue reading

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Sign-up for the 2021 Shirley Jumble Trail, June 6

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Come Film With Us: producers looking for reality TV stars

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South Croydon Street Sale, free community event, Apr 25

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Warlingham Beer Bands and BBQ, Hamsey Green, Jun 26

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Reclaim these streets vigil, Norwood Junction, Mar 13

NOTE: This vigil has now been cancelled.

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Take a Beau! New director named for Purley Festival’s return

After a five-year break, the Purley Festival is to return in 2022. Fiona Lipscombe, one of the directors of the Festival, made the announcement this week as she handed the baton over to local businessman Beau Williams. “It is with … Continue reading

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Stanley Halls has taken arts and crafts online during pandemic

MARY LITCHFIELD reports on how a South Norwood arts venue has managed to extend its reach of workshops over the past year At the Stanley Halls, the “new normal” has seen the South Norwood arts venue have to make significant … Continue reading

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Don’t waste it! How to make use of your Hallowe’en pumpkin

Want to make good use of that pumpkin flesh carved out of your kids’ Hallowe’en lantern? This recipe for pumpkin soup is easy, quick and entirely veggie. And you don’t have to use it only at Hallowe’en. Preparation time: less … Continue reading

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12.6 million pumpkins heading for landfill this weekend

We could all be contributing to another Hallowe’en nightmare this weekend, as commercial waste experts estimate that the nation is about to consign 25,000 tons of perfectly good food to landfill. That’s according to Charlotte Green, from, who has … Continue reading

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Last chance to enter Great North Wood photo competition

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Free events on offer for budding sports stars and entrepreneurs

The council’s youth service team is offering a busy programme of activities for youngsters through half-term and the rest of October – and all free. Ranging from football sessions for different ages to online fitness exercise, “the programme has been … Continue reading

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What mugs! Photo group keep Macmillan in the picture

Lenses of Croydon, the borough’s largest photography group, have extended their creative talents to raise money for charity once again, this year donating images for use on mugs which are being sold ahead of the staging of a Macmillan Cancer … Continue reading

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Covid restrictions force RAC to cancel Veteran Car Run

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has been cancelled due to coronavirus. It is the first time that the rally has had to be cancelled since World War II. The rally, which features around 300 museum-piece vehicles, most of … Continue reading

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Cut the mowing: how to transform your garden for wildlife

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After surveys this summer reported a decline in butterfly and moth populations across the country, LEWIS WHITE, a retired landscape architect with decades of experience, offers his advice on how to make your garden more wildlife-friendly this autumn … Continue reading

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Macmillan Coffee Morning, Peony Court, Addiscombe, Sep 25

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Join in with Addiscombe care home’s virtual dog show

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Great North Wood 2021 calendar’s photo competition

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