Category Archives: Libraries

Sanderstead Library poetry competition, deadline Apr 13

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What’s Happened To Croydon’s Birds, Shirley Library, Apr 23

What’s Happened To Croydon’s Birds? John Birkett, an enthusiastic member of Croydon RSPB, gives an illustrated talk on how the borough’s bird population has changed in recent years. Tuesday April 23 from 2.15pm. Contact Shirley Library to book your free … Continue reading

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Council dumps disastrous idVerde outsourced parks contract

This was not what was meant when ‘taking back control’ was coined as a slogan, but this week in Croydon, our council has moved in to relieve a French firm of its responsibilities in our parks, as KEN LEE reports … Continue reading

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TUC calls for ‘Domesday Book’ to register outsourced deals

One year on from the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion, and the TUC is calling for greater transparency in the way private firms are able to profit from and operate public services. The Carillion collapse had some knock-on effects in … Continue reading

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Cabinet member says Brick by Brick could build on libraries

GENE BRODIE, our bookish gyms correspondent, on the latest inadvertent slip by a council cabinet member which betrays the next possible target for the council’s ‘award-winning’ house-builders Brick by Brick’s insatiable appetite for turning public property into mainly private flats … Continue reading

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Charity worker named winner of short story competition

A Croydon-based charity worker is one of 21 regional winners of the City of Stories writing competition, a scheme which inspired people to re-engage with libraries in record numbers. Deborah Torr, aged 24, who works for the international development charity … Continue reading

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First Aid for Babies and Toddlers, Upper Norwood, Nov 10

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