Category Archives: Old Coulsdon

Under-threat libraries missing from council’s re-opening plans

Croydon Council this morning released details of its phased re-opening of some of the borough’s public libraries – but with no immediate plans for three of the buildings which it has listed for permanent closure in its recent consultation. Broad … Continue reading

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Council’s libraries consultation accused of being unlawful

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The council’s penny-wise and pound-foolish proposals for library closures could end up costing it more money after a badly-organised consultation, according to a national campaign group. By STEVEN DOWNES The council’s latest consultation, over the proposed closure … Continue reading

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Libraries are our long-term investment. Don’t squander it

CROYDON IN CRISIS: On World Book Day, RICHARD PACITTI outlines why closing any of the borough’s libraries is a very bad idea Think of an ideal public service. It would be one that was accessible to all members of the … Continue reading

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Lip-service webinars fail to consider libraries’ community future

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As the council pays lip-service to a legally required consultation process, there’s a sense of inevitability about proposed closures for up to five of the borough’s public libraries. After sitting in on one of the council’s virtual Q&A … Continue reading

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South Norwood library needs £900,000 more to be fit to open

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Mounting repair bills has seen the bankrupt council earmark five public libraries for possible closure. But they are not saying how much they might make if they sell the properties. Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports More … Continue reading

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Residents’ associations angrily reject Scott’s concrete plans

Croydon’s housing targets are out-of-step with the Mayor’s London Plan, and residents are on the warpath against the Town Hall’s planning chief, reports BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent When Paul Scott, the architect behind Croydon’s disastrous planning and housing policies, … Continue reading

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The Bourne Legacy: plaques walk that charts Coulsdon history

A local history society has pulled together a special walk that links a series of sites of interest in and around Coulsdon and Old Coulsdon. The Bourne Society has 23 blue plaques on display around the area, and their walk … Continue reading

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Eddie Hyde talk, Old Coulsdon Camera Club, Feb 25

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VE Day 75th anniversary Giant Picnic, Grange Park, May 8

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Trust’s workdays to bring butterflies to Hutchinson’s Bank

Brilliant Butterflies is a London Wildlife Trust project which calls on volunteers to help improve and enhance the habitat in some of Croydon’s and south London’s open spaces to benefit wildlife – in particular (the clue’s in the name) butterflies. … Continue reading

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Photography talk by Damien Demolder, Old Coulsdon, Jan 7

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Learn to take better photos, Old Coulsdon Camera Club, Jan 25

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Plant A Tree Day, Tollers Estate, Coulsdon, Dec 7

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Coulsdon teachers go on strike over £700m funding shortfall

Teaching union members working at Coulsdon Sixth Form College will be on strike on Wednesday, demanding more funding for their students and their college. Across the country, the  National Education Union will be taking strike action at another 33 sixth … Continue reading

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Downland Chorale Christmas concert, Old Coulsdon, Dec 14

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Charity Pub Quiz, The Fox, Old Coulsdon, Nov 17

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Old Coulsdon Christmas lights switch-on, Nov 23

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Coulsdon RAs’ Christmas dance, Coulsdon Manor, Nov 29

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Coulsdon and Purley Debates, Old Coulsdon, Sep 2 & Nov 4

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Old Coulsdon quiz night fund-raiser, Cameron Hall, Aug 31

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How local association member asks for support for Mayor vote

Here is the full text of the email distributed at the weekend by Paul Bearman, who has been an RA committee member and who signed himself as “a member of the Addington Residents Association”: Dear All, I am a member … Continue reading

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Fears grow among residents over plans for libraries and parks

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on grumbling discontent among Labour’s grassroots members over their council leadership’s bungling, incompetence and lack of reliability Ollie Lewis, Croydon Labour’s cabinet member for butt plugs and shit shows, is to face a grilling from … Continue reading

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Creatura needs help from ‘Bust-up Boris’, as LibDems win seat

Two south London council by-elections in the past week suggest the LibDems might have a chance of breaking Croydon’s political duopoly, reports our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE Boris Johnson’s selection by the 0.15per cent of the population which comprises the … Continue reading

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MP Jones wants council proposal for Shirley Library ‘ignored’

Our bookish gyms correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on how the local Labour MP has vowed to oppose plans to close a library in her constituency, as suggested in a report commissioned by the Labour-run council Sarah Jones, the Labour MP … Continue reading

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Old Coulsdon Village Fair, Grange Park, Jul 6

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