Category Archives: Friends of Wandle Park

Dogs check-up and chip session, Wandle Park, Aug 1

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Friends of Wandle Park Christmas Wreath-making, Dec 15

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Police make two arrests in drugs swoop on Wandle Park

Local police staged a special operation in Wandle Park yesterday, making two arrests and issuing one penalty notice, as they responded to residents’ concerns over increasing incidents of anti-social behaviour and drug-dealing. According to the Waddon ward police, today they … Continue reading

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Rambles, walks and talks to celebrate River Wandle’s history

The Wandle Fortnight continues into its second week with more activities and exhibits in, on and around what was, during the Industrial Revolution, called London’s hardest working river. You can find out much more about the history of the River … Continue reading

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Tramlink, the Berlin Wall, and 200 years of railways, Sep 16

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River Wandle Ghost Walk, Wandle Park, Nov 11

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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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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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Wandle Park runs get off to an early start this summer

The early birds in Wandle Park are about to get a bit of a wake-up call on summer Tuesday mornings, as the local running group doubles its number of meetings. Wandle Valley Regional Park and RunTogether are starting a new … Continue reading

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‘Shameful’ conduct of planning meeting ignores common sense

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last week’s council planning meeting, the final one of 2016, was “a shameful night” for the borough, according to CHRIS MASSEY, a concerned local resident The meeting of the council’s planning committee last week was a shameful night, … Continue reading

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Council’s £1m discount on flats secures planning permission

WALTER CRONXITE has discovered that if you offer Croydon Council enough of a cash incentive, there’s seemingly no carbuncle monstrous enough that its planning department won’t allow you to build it Tomorrow night’s meeting of the council’s planning committee shows … Continue reading

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Meander through south London history in Wandle Fortnight

Wandle Fortnight begins this Saturday, September 10, in case you didn’t already know… The fortnight encompasses a range of activities, exhibitions, walks and talks which explore aspects of the Wandle valley’s cultural, industrial and environmental legacy, and run from this … Continue reading

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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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Poets Anonymous, Wandle Park bandstand, Jul 2

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

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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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Wandle Wander heritage walk, Wandle Park, Jun 25

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Council officer leaves full activity programme at Wandle Park

Wandle Park has issued an updated list of the activities and shows being put on there over the coming months. The revised listing, reproduced in full below, was one of the last actions of Tom Smith as the council’s much-appreciated … Continue reading

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Help to build a pergola in Wandle Park, Mar 20

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Wandle Park free event: Ghost Walk, Mar 26

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Croydon Railway Walk, Wandle Park, Mar 13

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Wandle Park’s community gardeners will dig in this Sunday

Wandle Park’s community garden will be staging its first session of the year this Sunday, from 10am until noon.

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Holly wreath-making, Wandle Park, Dec 6

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Guided Halloween Ghost Walk, Wandle Park, Oct 31

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