Category Archives: Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park

Halloween at Addiscombe Railway Park, Oct 30

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Apple Day at the Addiscombe Railway Park orchard, Oct 1

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Chari-tree: re-green your neighbourhood with planting scheme

A charity sponsorship scheme launched last year, and publicised here on Inside Croydon, has directly led to 10 sponsorship requests, as more than 100 new trees have been planted around the borough in the past 10 months as a result … Continue reading

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Tall tales of thriving trees coming to the streets of Croydon

In the past year, dozens of Croydon residents have come forward to sponsor, or water, a street tree as part of a new charity’s project. Here’s just two of their stories James and his mum, Sue, love trees, and they … Continue reading

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All Croydon parks ‘under threat’ says environmental campaign

A shocking report from charity CPRE London highlights how the council’s Local Plan has put every open space in the borough at risk from development, writes PAUL LUSHION, our environment correspondent Croydon, and its planning protection-lite revised Local Plan, has … Continue reading

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Cash-strapped council bankrupt of ideas for borough’s parks

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, on the council’s latest blatant attempt to off-load its public responsibilities The council has what it calls its “Parks and Green Spaces Renewal Strategy 2022-2025”, which they say outlines “plans to support the borough’s cherished … Continue reading

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Orchard Wassail, Addiscombe Railway Park, Jan 29

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Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park virtual Apple Day, Sep 12

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Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park Wassail, Jan 25

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Free art workshop, Addiscombe Railway Park, Sep 15

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Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park Apple Day, Sep 15

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Arts In The Park, Addiscombe Railway Park, Jul 21

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Big Lunch Picnic in Addiscombe Railway Park, Jun 2

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Annual wassailing at Addiscombe Railway Park, Jan 26

Addiscombe Railway Park’s annual Wassail will be held in their community orchard on Saturday January 26, from 2pm to 4pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. It is recommended that you wear bright warm clothing and bring something … Continue reading

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Meeting called over failed Addiscombe one-way scheme

The Addiscombe traffic balls-up is set to be discussed at a public meeting next week. The organisers were unable to confirm whether a proposal to change the name of Lebanon Road to “Alderman Watson Boulevard” will be on the agenda. … Continue reading

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Apple Day free event, Addiscombe Railway Park, Sep 16

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Festival of Peace Picnic, Addiscombe Railway Park, Jun 17

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Big Lunch at Addiscombe Railway Park, Jun 2

Join the Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park, with its community gardens and orchard, for some family fun in the park next Saturday, June 2. Bring a picnic, share a game, meet your neighbours. More details from the Railway Park Friends … Continue reading

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Addiscombe Railway Park orchard Wassail, Jan 27

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Sing In The Park, Addiscombe Railway Park, Nov 4

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Butler in U-turn over parks protection: ‘Nothing to see here’

Alison Butler, the Croydon Council cabinet member responsible for planning, has made a U-turn over the future planning status of the borough’s parks. On Saturday, Inside Croydon reported how the government planning inspector had rejected Croydon Council’s efforts to apply … Continue reading

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Residents have 48 hours to save 70 parks and open spaces

The people of Croydon have 48 hours left to try to save more than 70 of the borough’s parks and open spaces from being put at serious risk of being handed over to developers to be built on. Alison Butler, … Continue reading

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Council kills off Percy the park keeper and abandons 120 parks

CHRIS PECKHAM, our environment correspondent, on the latest shocking admission of failure at Croydon Town Hall Croydon Council is about to shut-up the park keeper’s hut in more than 120 of the borough’s open spaces, as it seems primed to … Continue reading

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Join the apple harvest in Addiscombe Railway Park, Sep 25

After all the hard work and wassailing in Addiscombe Railway Park Community Orchard, the time has come to harvest the fruits of volunteers’ labours this Sunday, September 25. This is a fun and free family event where there will be apple … Continue reading

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Weekly gardening club launched in Addiscombe Railway Park

Addiscombe Railway Park’s community garden is holding a Gardening Club every Wednesday, from 6.30pm till 7.30pm All abilities of gardener are welcome, tools and gloves provided, and children are welcome at the sessions, which are supervised by experienced gardeners who … Continue reading

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