Category Archives: South Croydon Community Association

Council-funded group promotes Tory campaign against 20mph

A “community” group that claims to be “apolitical” and which has received thousands of pounds of grant funding from the council, has promoted the campaign making the case against the council’s policy of introducing 20mph zones across the borough. It … Continue reading

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St Peter’s South Croydon mini-market, Apr 30

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South Croydon association seeks injection of fresh blood

It is all-change at the South Croydon Community Association. Three years after it was formed by residents and businesses from Croham, Fairfield and Waddon wards where they converge around that nebulous area understood as South Croydon, the SCCA is seeking … Continue reading

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Park Hill Park festival gets a sprinkling with fairy dust

The first Flower Fairies Festival is underway, with children’s workshops in Park Hill Park today (until 9pm) and tomorrow (11.30am to 5.30pm), while next weekend will see a performance day and the official opening of the Flower Fairy Garden. Inspired … Continue reading

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Mystery behind anonymous objection to South Croydon school

Mystery surrounds the sudden emergence of opposition to a scheme to build a primary school on Aberdeen Road in South Croydon, just behind Bar Txt on South End. Large, migraine-inducing coloured leaflets (it is long-overdue that a criminal offence was … Continue reading

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It’s long overdue that we move on from the local High Street

CROYDON COMMENTARY: £148,000 on tonight’s bike race, a few more thousand on the South Croydon Food Festival, and millions of Riot Recovery money on some paving and saplings, all to replace paving and saplings. DAVID CALLAM responds to our report … Continue reading

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High street’s failings are becoming something to bank on

And so while the local council bungs a few thousand quid (of our money) at a futile and probably fruitless one-day jamboree – though the bar takings for some members of the South Croydon Business Association might benefit – the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Community associations, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Planning, Property, Pubs, Restaurants, South Croydon, South Croydon Community Association, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Waddon, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Newman rescues food festival with £7,500 of council cash

The next time Croydon’s Labour-run council belly aches about grant cuts from central Government – after all, another 150-or-so council staff are expected to be made redundant in the coming 12 months under Tory “austerity” measures – just remind them … Continue reading

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How to get youngsters into work? Get them passing exams

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Much work has been done lately to try to improve the borough’s youngsters employability. But little was said about local schools’ GCSE results, writes CHARLOTTE DAVIES Jamie Audsley, a young, energetic and enthusiastic new councillor, last week laid … Continue reading

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Croydon Central candidates agree hustings for Apr 23

Prime Minister David Cameron may well be “frit” of appearing in televised election debates, but in Croydon, and Croydon Central in particular, there promises to be no shortage of hustings meetings with candidates before May 7. The first to confirm … Continue reading

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Residents’ associations mobilise to get better say with council

The peasants are revolting. They may not just yet quite be at the point of storming Fisher’s Folly with lighted torches and armed with pitchforks, but dissatisfaction with the way Croydon Council is run and the manner in which public … Continue reading

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Croydon streets being paved with gold – or public cash

Next Monday, the council starts work to give the area around East Croydon Station a £5million overhaul. But when all the work is finished, will we be able to say it is money well spent? If the quality of some … Continue reading

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Bishop needs to end Foundation links to build real trust

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Following this week’s appointment of a Whitgift Foundation board-member to chair the Fairness Commission, local activist CHARLOTTE DAVIES says it is long overdue for Croydon to cut some of the public school ties that bind After the Croydon … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Primary Christmas Fair, Nov 29

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£756,608 for two-bed flat? Speculators roll the dice again

What will three-quarters of a mil buy you in Croydon these days? Not a lot, if the latest piece of property speculation, on Edridge Road in South Croydon, is anything to go by. Yes: £756,608 for a two-bedroom flat. In … Continue reading

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South Croydon community stages business big breakfasts

Please join the South Croydon Community Association and Chef Malcolm John, at his Brasserie Vacherin restaurant, for the opportunity to network and tap into local skills over a delicious breakfast. £10 per head, to include pastries, continental and English breakfast … Continue reading

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The £3m South Croydon facelift with no obvious effect

From Monday, July 21, parts of South End will be closed for “essential improvements”, according to Croydon Council. The disruption will last for at least six weeks. This follows previous lengthy road closures to Aberdeen Road and Southbridge Road as … Continue reading

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Dis-Connected Croydon and the mystery of missing contacts

Businesses and residents on Southbridge Road in South Croydon are having to deal with the disruption and inconvenience of having their road closed off at one end, for at least three weeks. The road works are part of the multi-million-pound … Continue reading

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Park Hill Park meet the police session, June 27

The South Croydon Community Association is staging a “Meeting the Police” event in Park Hill Park this Friday, June 27, at 6.30pm. “As part of the ongoing work to improve Park Hill park, we are meeting with the police to … Continue reading

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Dis-Connected Croydon put on the rack over cycle installation

ANDREW DICKINSON got on his bike when he saw the latest example of ill-considered spending of public money on the streets of South Croydon Don’t get me wrong. As a cyclist, I want to see more cycle lanes and secure … Continue reading

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Competitions offer all the fun of the fayre in South Croydon

All the best village summer fayres have competitions, and the St Peter’s Village Fayre in South Croydon on Saturday June 28 is no exception. The competitions include (open to all) … Best dressed Teddy Victoria Sponge Flower arrangement in a … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Village Fayre, South Croydon, June 28

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Junction Road Big Lunch street party, June 1

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Ever felt you’re being taken for granted? Welcome to Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Don’t be taken-in by promises of “new” money bringing a “new dawn” for our borough, says CHARLOTTE DAVIES So what if the Tories have missed out including en entire ward, West Thornton, from their election advert? It’s a … Continue reading

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St Gertrude’s theatre makes an attack on War drama

This month sees the premier of a play written by South Croydon writer Jim de Paula Hanika when the complete with special effects, songs from the era and original film footage from World War 2. Built around a central love … Continue reading

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