Category Archives: Community associations

Seconds out! Coulsdon’s Art Trail goes another two rounds

The Coulsdon Art Trail, which commemorates the history of an area that was once known as Smitham Bottom, now has seven finials, after the addition of one outside Coulsdon Library, the other outside Aldi. Finials are small, stylised metal models, … Continue reading

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‘We need your help now’: Croydon Scouts seek volunteers

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Old Coulsdon Christmas lights appeal Quiz Night, Oct 8

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SNCK Teatime Get Together, Socco Cheta, every Wednesday

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Friends of Trumble Gardens Action Day, Brigstock Rd, Oct 1

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Apple Day at the Addiscombe Railway Park orchard, Oct 1

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Brigstock Road Community Hub, every Monday from Sep 26

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South Norwood Community Kitchen Pub Quiz, Oct 6

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Residents’ groups show red card to Palace’s £100m new stand

Locals living near Selhurst Park have organised to oppose the new stand – despite being frozen out of meetings by their Labour councillors Two residents’ associations in the area around Selhurst Park, together with council tenants whose homes are under … Continue reading

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Truss’s new housing minister has his eyes on the Green Belt

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how changes at the Department for Levelling Up could signal a change in attitude to areas protected from development After years of Tory councillors, their friends running residents’ associations in the south of the … Continue reading

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Charity launches a blitz on plastic in Thames and its tributaries

Volunteers will take part in the biggest community clean-up of plastic in the River Thames and its tributaries, including the River Wandle, over the next month. “Plasticblitz” is being organised by environmental charity Thames21 for the second year. Thames21 will … Continue reading

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Purley Lit programme of talks for 2022-23, from Oct 11

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‘Determined’ Oddfellows raise £2,255 for deaf children’s charity

The Croydon Oddfellows has this month presented a cheque for £2,255.00 to the National Deaf Children’s Society, the nominated charity of the chairman. The money was raised through the fundraising efforts of its members over the past year. Colin Way … Continue reading

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Croydon Goes Wild Exhibition – entries close Sep 23

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The Joyful Environmentalist, talk at Bookseller Crow, Sep 29

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Town centre PSPO will just drive problems out to the suburbs

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Conservative Mayor’s proposals for a new Public Space Protection Order in the town centre will just displace anti-social behaviour, while failing to help the targets of the on-the-spot fines, says RIA PATEL, pictured left, a Green Party … Continue reading

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‘Left alone by care home despite my Parkinson’s, I was scared’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council’s Social Services department recently paid £1,360 to a private healthcare provider, operated by a large charity, so that IAN BONE, pictured right, could stay in a home while his partner had some respite time. This is … Continue reading

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Illustrated history talk: Past Jubilees, Upper Norwood, Oct 10

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10-year-old Addiscombe Guide hits Jumble Trail for Edinburgh

A 10-year-old schoolgirl from Addiscombe has organised a garage sale Jumble Trail for this Sunday, raising money for her local Girl Guides group to visit the capital of Scotland. On September 4, residents across Addiscombe will set up stalls outside … Continue reading

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Pascall’s Sweets illustrated talk, Upper Norwood, Sep 12

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South Norwood Beer Festival, Stanley Halls, Sep 29-Oct 1

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Canning and Clyde RA Quiz Night, Clyde Hall, Oct 8

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Health Awareness Day, Socco Cheta, South Norwood, Aug 31

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Consultation on Selhurst new stand is extended by two weeks

Politicians moved unusually swiftly to avoid grounds for legal objections after council officials originally allowed only two weeks for the public to view plans for Crystal Palace’s £100m redevelopment Croydon’s neo-con politicians, Progress MP Steve Reed OBE and the Conservative … Continue reading

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‘Listening’ council gives two hours notice of housing workshop

Part-time Mayor Jason Perry’s half-arsed commitment to “listening” to locals was exposed yet again today when the council’s propaganda unit got round to issuing a press release about housing workshops less than two hours before the first session was due … Continue reading

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