Category Archives: Community associations

Join in with the health walks around Wandle Park, every Friday

Did you know that there is a Health Walk in Wandle Park every Friday from 11am? Meeting at Wandle Park tram stop, it’s a sociable circular walk around the park and nearby green spaces. This walk has a short option … Continue reading

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Time has come to park the ban on cycling in Croydon’s parks

Elected on a manifesto which promised a clean, green borough, Labour’s delivery on cycling in Croydon has been, at best, sub-optimal. Disappearing cycle lanes on South End and London Road might be bad enough, but the abandonment of the car-free … Continue reading

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Walk back through history with the Norwood Society

This month and next, the Norwood Society has two local history walks which each will last about 90 minutes: Thursday July 21 at 7pm. Crystal Palace to West Norwood. This walk will be led by Alun Thomas via Gipsy Hill. … Continue reading

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Work begins next week on Grange Park’s new playground

Work is expected to start on building a new playground in Grange Park, Old Coulsdon, from Monday, with local children able to enjoy the new facilities as soon as the work is completed, through much of the summer holidays. Depending … Continue reading

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East Croydon Community group meeting, Oval Primary, Jul 11

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Park Hill Schools’ Summer Fair, Stanhope Road, Jul 9

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Police warn minorities to ‘stay vigilant’ against hate crimes

Muslims and other minority groups in Croydon have been warned by the police to “stay vigilant” and report hate crime following a spike of racist attacks after the Leave result in last week’s EU Referendum. The Muslim Association of Croydon … Continue reading

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Poets Anonymous, Wandle Park bandstand, Jul 2

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Croydon’s industrial history walk, Wandle Park, Jul 3

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Bookings open now for summer holiday Bikeability courses

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Waterlogged park forces organisers to cancel village fair

The very wet spring and early summer has claimed a casualty in Old Coulsdon, where this Saturday’s Village Fair has had to be postponed because Grange Park is waterlogged. The event is organised by The Rotary Club of Coulsdon Manor … Continue reading

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Last Mum2Mum Market sale of summer, Bingham Road, Jul 16

What the Mum2Mum Market organisers are calling “The Last Sale of Summer” is being held in Addiscombe on July 16. Staged at Our Lady’s Annunciation Church, 147 Bingham Road, CR0 7EN, from 10am to noon, at this sales event, run … Continue reading

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Wandle Park to feature on live TV for launch of Rivers Week

Friends of Wandle Park are seeking your help on Monday to help play a part in London Rivers Week. The official launch of the week’s activities is being staged in Wandle Park and is to be featured on London Live.

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#FindRobbie: Police are ‘growing increasingly concerned’

3pm UPDATE: It is now more than a week since Robbie Gibson left his Crystal Palace home to “walk off the adrenaline”, and has not been back since, leaving his family and friends increasingly anxious about his well-being. At lunchtime … Continue reading

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Wandle Wander heritage walk, Wandle Park, Jun 25

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Bolshoi Ballet, Amy Johnson and mammoth teeth all on display

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society is staging a series of events this week, its contribution to the Croydon Heritage Festival. On Tuesday, June 21, there is a talk by Carole Roberts, starting at 7.30pm at Fairfield Halls, and … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Foundation sport and homework sessions

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Morgan goes ahead with Brexit event despite killing of Cox

Across the country, with less than a week to go before the EU Referendum, and all political campaigning has been shut down since Thursday’s shocking killing of Labour MP Jo Cox. Except in Coulsdon, where a community hall event organised … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Steve O'Connell, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Central Hill’s open weekend to show the estate they are in

A much-admired housing estate in Crystal Palace which is under threat of demolition by the local council is open to public view this weekend, to dispel Tory-driven myths of “sink estates”, as part of something called the Open Garden Estates … Continue reading

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Urgent appeal to help find missing Robert Gibson

There’s growing concern for the well-being of Robert Gibson, pictured above, the widely admired and much-loved community activist from the Crystal Palace area and leading light in the Save the Upper Norwood Library campaign. Gibson has not been home since … Continue reading

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