Category Archives: Coulsdon

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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Old Coulsdon Christmas lights appeal Quiz Night, Oct 8

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Council drops sale of Coulsdon Manor Hotel and golf course

Our south of the borough correspondent, PEARL LEE, on another massive hole in the council’s budgets Croydon Council has taken Coulsdon Manor Hotel off the market. The grand country house, sitting in a 140-acre parkland golf course, was put out … Continue reading

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Saxon graveyard found on Brick by Brick site in Coulsdon

The lengthy delays over the development of 157 flats on the Lion Green Road car park in Coulsdon may now be over, as an important archaeological dig has been completed after finding 18 graves on the site. All are believed … Continue reading

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More rail cuts coming down the line thanks to Tory Treasury

Funding formula for the country’s biggest railway operator represents  ‘levelling down’ for London, according to a member of one of the largest passenger user groups More Southern and Thameslink railway timetable changes were slipped out last week, just ahead of … Continue reading

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Royal Mail Coulsdon sorting office abandons evening service

In the latest blow to Coulsdon town centre, Royal Mail has decided to remove the evening collection facilities for letters and parcels that can’t be delivered. Royal Mail says it has made the change “to keep pace with the changing … Continue reading

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Coulsdon West RA asks for donations to its Defibrillator Appeal

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Rish! Sunak brings the Tory leadership contest to Purley

Our mole in the Croydon Conservatives was quite impressed by the flying visit of the former Chancellor. And with his shoes Liz is down in Surrey but we’re told she’ll come to visit us, too. But with a good two … Continue reading

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Actors achieving greatness in a Coulsdon wooded glade

DRAMA IN THE PARKS: Somewhere under the trees in Old Coulsdon is an Elizabethan rom-com romp. BELLA BARTOCK had it, and herself, covered As I gazed across the fairway at one of Coulsdon Court’s “twilighters” ferreting around in the undergrowth … Continue reading

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Magnificent seven: City Commons celebrate Green Flag awards

Coulsdon Common, Kenley Common, Farthing Downs and Riddlesdown are among seven open space areas in and around Croydon that are managed by the City of London Corporation and which have won Green Flag status again this year. The City Commons … Continue reading

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Disruption expected for a month over Coulsdon roadworks

Expect disruption and delays for the next month in and around Coulsdon town centre, where resurfacing works got underway yesterday. Council contractors Conway plan on being on site until August 22, “hopefully and finally making right the well-intentioned but poorly … Continue reading

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The day I saved 7 street trees – with the help of Inside Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Stirred into action by our report about street trees being in desperate need of some care and attention during the heatwave, loyal reader LEWIS WHITE, right, set off armed with his watering can and a handful of copies … Continue reading

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1850s Byron Manor house under threat in council fire sale

More than 140 acres of a parkland golf course, woodlands and adjoining hotel could be at risk from profit-hungry developers, according to the local residents’ association, as PEARL LEE reports A Victorian-era manor house, built for the Byron family, could … Continue reading

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Coulsdon ‘dismayed’ at Barclays plan to close last bank in town

Coulsdon residents are “dismayed” and “disappointed”, after Barclays announced its intention to close its branch on Brighton Road, the last remaining bank in the town. With NatWest and Lloyds already long gone, it would leave business owners and residents in … Continue reading

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Finally, Coulsdon’s Tory councillor Creatura cuts before he runs

Boris Johnson fanboy and former Downing Street aide to Theresa May is trying to clean up his act ahead of parliamentary selections Tory councillor Mario Creatura, for many years the “gobby factotum” to Gavin Barwell when he was a Conservative … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night, Coulsdon Manor, from Jul 27 to Aug 6

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Tiverton. Wakefield. Can South Croydon be an election shock?

CROYDON IN CRISIS: With the two major parties in turmoil in Croydon, alternative candidates, seeking the ‘none of the above’ vote, are hopeful ahead of next week’s council by-election, reports WALTER CRONXITE, political editor Having broken the borough’s political duopoly … Continue reading

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Planning chief’s position untenable as developers’ charter axed

Town Hall correspondent PEARL LEE on the seismic shift going on in the council’s planning department Croydon’s part-time Mayor, Jason Perry, will deliver on one of his key promises tonight when, at his first council cabinet meeting since his election … Continue reading

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Old Coulsdon Village Fair, Grange Park, Jul 2

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Right Royal Summer Treat concert, Old Coulsdon, Jul 9

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Happy Valley Wild Flower Walk, Farthing Downs, Jun 26

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Cult Church of Bling wound-up over ‘suspicious’ operations

A Croydon-based church which worked closely with local Tories – and even got close to Boris Johnson – has been shut down after Charity Commission and Insolvency Service investigations found ‘suspicious or incorrect accounts’. By STEVEN DOWNES SPAC Nation has … Continue reading

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Spring Bird Walk, Farthing Downs and Happy Valley, Jun 12

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‘Disgrace’ as £110m of Brick by Brick homes stand empty

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Research conducted by a residents’ group has confirmed that more than 200 new homes, built with public cash by the council-owned company, remain vacant, in some cases for more than a year. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES and … Continue reading

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Quirks on display as Croydon embraces the Jubilee party

Communities across Croydon have embraced the four-day Platinum Jubilee weekend with the kind of gusto you’d expect after a couple of locked down, grim years. There’s been with sandwiches and Scotch eggs, cake after cake, cardboard cups of Prosecco, welly … Continue reading

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