Category Archives: Friends of Grange Park

Friends of Grange Park litter pick, Old Coulsdon, Oct 6

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Centenary Fields commemoration walk, Coulsdon, Aug 19

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Easter Eggstravaganza, Grange Park Coulsdon, Mar 31

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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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Old Coulsdon park awarded poignant Centenary Field status

Grange Park in Old Coulsdon, which includes one of the borough’s war memorials, is to become the first Centenary Field in south London. The occasion will be marked on Saturday when Toni Letts, the deputy mayor, unveils a plaque in … Continue reading

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Grange Park Easter Eggstravaganza, Old Coulsdon, Apr 15

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Friends groups wary of cash-strapped council’s park plans

Another resident closely involved with a parks group has aired reservations about Croydon Council’s “Premier League” of the borough’s parks, questioning the lack of consultation regarding a public survey conducted last year, and the failure to discuss proposals with friends … Continue reading

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All’s fair for Old Coulsdon charity event despite wet weekend

When the Old Coulsdon Village Fair was postponed in July because its venue, Grange Park, was waterlogged, the organisers, the Rotary Club of Coulsdon Manor, picked another date hoping for kinder weather for their charity fund-raiser. Come the re-arranged date, … Continue reading

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Old Coulsdon Village Fair, Grange Park, Sep 10

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Grange Park play area, official opening, Sep 10

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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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Picnic in the Park, Grangewood Park, Jul 10

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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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Friends of Grange Park quiz night, Fox Pub, Oct 11

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Volunteers get together to help maintain Croydon’s park life

Our environmental affairs correspondent, CHRIS PECKHAM, reports on a new group established to safeguard our green spaces Last week saw the latest meeting of the fledgling Croydon Parks, Woodlands and Greenspaces Forum: a group that brings together all of the … Continue reading

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Coulsdon friends get together to improve their park life

The Friends of Grange Park, Old Coulsdon, need your help. They have raised £38,000 since they began their campaign to renovate the playground, thanks to the support of sponsors, including Old Coulsdon Residents’ Association, East Coulsdon Residents’ Association and Hartley … Continue reading

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Grange Park Easter Eggstravaganza, Sat Apr 4

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Grange Park autumn bulb-planting event, Nov 8

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