Category Archives: Community associations

Marathon grant helps playground scheme cross the finish line

A children’s playground in Grange Park in Old Coulsdon has received a £20,000 grant from the London Marathon, allowing the community-led re-building project to begin work this summer. Separately from the tens of thousands of individual runners who raise millions … Continue reading

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SERA and NGRA Norbury Big Lunch, Jun 12

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Addiscombe Communities’ summer fair, Jun 18

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Upper Norwood club holds art exhibit and Grease lightning

The Upper Norwood Association for Community Care – UNACC – is staging an art exhibition this Friday, May 27, after experiencing a bit of Grease lightning at their film club tomorrow. UNACC, which is a day centre for people over … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Transition Town ‘Festival of Ideas’, May 25

What do the Crystal Palace Food Market, the Christmas Craft Fair at The Alma, the SE Art Trail, Guided Bicycle Commutes, proposed solar panels at Crystal Palace Station, Palace Pint, tree-planting in Crystal Palace Park, Palace Buds, the Edible Garden … Continue reading

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Dino Dash relay, Crystal Palace Park, Jun 22

The 2016 Dino Dash is being staged in Crystal Palace Park on Wednesday, June 22. The evening relay race, starting at 7.30pm and organised by Crystal Palace Fun Runners, is for teams of three each running a lap of a … Continue reading

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Call for campaign to save historic Water Tower at Park Hill

A valuable piece of Croydon history and town centre landmark could be under threat for want of better maintenance. According to the Friends of Park Hill Park, the Water Tower, which stands in private land proudly on the hill overlooking … Continue reading

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Digging into the history of Cheam’s pottery industry

The next illustrated talk at the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, taking place on Monday, May 16, will be on the discoveries of evidence for a medieval pottery industry in nearby Cheam, given by Clive Orton of Carshalton and … Continue reading

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‘Woodstock’ takes on Glastonbury in South Norwood

Those lovable rogues at the South Norwood Tourist Board have come up with another wheeze, this time with a music festival to rival Glastonbury, all staged at what is possibly Croydon’s smallest park. With the micro-park sited close to the … Continue reading

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Coulsdon Manor to close its squash and leisure club

Tennis and squash players in Old Coulsdon will have to go further afield to practise their sport from the end of this month, when the leisure club at Coulsdon Manor closes. The owners, Bespoke Hotels, say that the closure will … Continue reading

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Junction Road Big Lunch charity street party, June 12

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Croydon inter-faith bike ride and picnic, June 5

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Bronte anniversary marked by talk at Norwood Society

The Norwood Society’s next talk, on Thursday May 19, celebrates the bi-centenary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth with a talk by the biographer of the Brontes’ biographer. Winifred Gerin: a writer’s life from Norwood to Howarth, will be presented by the … Continue reading

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Steve Backshall helps Croydon Cubs celebrate 100 years

Television adventurer Steve Backshall flew in to Croydon at the weekend to help local Cub Scout packs celebrate the centenary of their organisation. Backshall’s visit to Croydon was centred on a weekend-long camping adventure in celebration of the Cubs’ 100-year … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace campaigners reject library deal as a sop

GENE BRODIE, our hard-working bookish gyms correspondent, reports on the latest twist in the tale of the Upper Norwood Library, a saga so full of back-stabbing and manoeuvrings that it makes Game of Thrones seem chaste and innocent Library campaigners … Continue reading

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Only 700 respond to survey that excludes library users

GENE BRODIE, our libraries and bookish gyms correspondent, on the council’s latest crass move over another bogus-looking consultation Croydon’s Labour-run council is being accused of trying to “fix” the borough’s latest consultation on the running of its public libraries, by … Continue reading

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Trades unions are on the march in Croydon for May Day

Croydon Assembly is calling on all trades union and community activists to give their support this coming Saturday, April 30, to the Croydon TUC May Day March and Rally. Under the slogan “Uniting Communities to Defeat the Tories”, the trade unions … Continue reading

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Active Communities Fund meeting, Apr 27

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Walks and talks to explore the area’s natural history

Get your diary at the ready: the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society has published its programme of events through to October 2016. The packed programme once again reflects the diversity of the Society’s interests. Walks are a prominent feature … Continue reading

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Mass protest planned over Upper Norwood Library cuts

Library campaigners are planning a demonstration at Upper Norwood Library next Saturday, April 30, to protest against the withdrawal of professional staff and turning the century-old amenity into a “self-service” facility. Upper Norwood, which is operated jointly by Croydon and … Continue reading

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