Category Archives: Lloyd Park

Groups set off for autumn walks to stride on from covid

The nights might be closing in as we head into autumn, but that doesn’t seem to have deterred the organisers of some group walks being held around the borough, with one set even encouraging participants to bring a head torch … Continue reading

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Friends of Lloyd Park working together discussion, Oct 21

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Delays at Croydon put Parkrun’s national return in jeopardy

Delays at Croydon Council could force the abandonment of the post-covid return of hundreds of popular Parkruns across England. Following the government’s “roadmap” out of lockdown, national organisers have been targeting June 26 as their English resumption date – but … Continue reading

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Grinling Gibbons and saxifrage: hidden secrets of Lloyd Park

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The moving of sites between two Croydon private schools will create a misnomer for the building being used in Lloyd Park, according to ANTHONY MILLS, who provides some history and background to the site The transfer of the … Continue reading

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Two private schools to move into vacated Virgo Fidelis site

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, on how an Opus Dei Catholic education trust is paying the £5m cost of repairs to a grand Gothic building in Upper Norwood, while Croydon Council Tax-payers are still getting stung with a £4m bill … Continue reading

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Lloyd Park stages first track and race trial for England Athletics

MATTHEW KIERNAN reports on how local runners tried out the ‘new normal’ on Saturday. Photos: NIGEL BRAMLEY By this time of year usually, the country’s hardened distance runners, fun runners and joggers would be two months into their winter of … Continue reading

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Council’s ‘underhand’ plan to stage rave in conservation area

A consultation deadline passed this week, almost certainly unnoticed by thousands of residents – just the way the council likes it – as Town Hall officials make preparations for up to 15,000 to attend raves and other events in the … Continue reading

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It is time to act to save Croydon’s precious green spaces

CROYDON COMMENTARY: While getting out and about during the covid-19 crisis, PETER UNDERWOOD, pictured left, has discovered parks and open spaces that need more care, and which are coming under increasing threat of development – from the Labour council and … Continue reading

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What a load of rubbish! Lockdown picnickers trash Lloyd Park

Friends groups of the borough’s parks are becoming increasingly concerned at the behaviour and conduct of some of those who swarmed into the open spaces at the weekend, leaving tons of rubbish behind them. The photograph above was taken near … Continue reading

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Lloyd Park café opens with ‘Rainbow Boy’ art at its heart

There surely can be no more difficult time to try to open a new business than the present, especially if your business is in the hospitality trade and the nation is under coronavirus lockdown. But that’s the hand that has … Continue reading

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Cancer Research fires starter’s gun for autumn charity runs

Today should have seen the staging of the 40th London Marathon. But the decision to postpone the event for the first time in its history was taken a month ago, in common with many sports and charity events – including … Continue reading

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Friends of Lloyd Park Conservation Day, Feb 9

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Get in the running for Croydon’s Race for Life on July 5

Fun runners, racers, joggers and those who want to get a bit fitter and raise cash for charity have just one week left to register for this year’s Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Croydon and still be eligible … Continue reading

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Lloyd’s legacy to Croydon offers a real breath of fresh air

DAVID WHITE on one of Croydon’s greatest, greenest assets For all its faults and challenges, Croydon is a great place to live. One feature which makes it great in my eyes is its parks and green spaces. All 127 of … Continue reading

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Friends of Lloyd Park bulb-planting, Nov 9

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FOLP Lloyd Park to Shirley Park autumn walk, Sep 29

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Croydon Wayfinder Walks Family Day, Lloyd Park, Aug 10

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Be in the Vanguard for a hike from Croydon to the south coast

In the middle of the hottest of heatwaves, KEN TOWL set off from East Croydon for the sea. He travelled not by train, but on foot along the Vanguard Way I am looking at a plaque on the side of … Continue reading

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Friends of Lloyd Park summer walk to Addington Hills, Jul 7

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Peddle My Wheels pop-up bike markets, Jun 10-15

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Bird-watchers are on the look-out in annual species count

JOHN BIRKETT, of the RSPB Croydon group, spotted his first swallow of the summer at the weekend. He’s now preparing himself for a very long day on Thursday. Here, he explains why. Photos by JOHN FLYNN This month sees the … Continue reading

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Nature Photography session, Lloyd Park, May 12

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Friends of Lloyd Park spring walk, Apr 21

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Co-op dish up food ideas to help Lloyd Parkrunners keep fit

Lloyd Park’s Parkrun runners – at least those who had not scooted north to Leeds for the National cross-country – had a special treat on Saturday as Co-op, the local community retailer, handed out free recipe boxes containing healthy food … Continue reading

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Friends of Lloyd Park guided history walk, Feb 17

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