Category Archives: Lloyd Park

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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Build delays will keep Coombe Wood in cabins for another year

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, on the slow progress at Croydon’s new selective school South Croydon residents were shocked last week when street notices appeared, followed by letters through their doors, announcing an unexpected new planning application not only to … Continue reading

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Step out to help raise funds for Mayday children’s cancer unit

Sunday May 5 is the date set for the first large-scale fundraiser for The Lily Pad Appeal, which is trying to raise £750,000 for a state-of-the-art children’s oncology unit as part of the new Integrated Paediatric Village at Mayday, Croydon … 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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The Great Croydon 5K walk for Chartwell Cancer Trust, May 5

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Race For Life puts everyone in the running in Lloyd Park

Race For Life returns to Croydon, Crystal Palace and other south London venues in 2019, with the organisers offering a 30 per cent discount on entry fees for anyone who signs up in January. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life … Continue reading

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Friends of Lloyd Park post-Christmas walk, Boxing Day

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The Ends three-day music festival is announced for Lloyd Park

At last, Croydon is to get the sort of live music event it deserves, with The Ends Festival being staged over three days next summer in Lloyd Park. There’s a 15,000 daily capacity for the festival, which is being held … Continue reading

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