Category Archives: Quadron

A six-point plan to enhance our precious, under-threat parks

Conservationist PETER UNDERWOOD says that we need to support a Parks Charter to help guarantee the future of local open spaces I love spending time in nature, and we are blessed with a large number and variety of parks and … Continue reading

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Consultants’ parks plan to ‘manage them at less or no cost’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The borough’s parks will soon only receive funding if they manage to make money, through running private events and clubs. PERCY (not their real name*), someone with close links to the council’s parks department, offers this insider’s point … Continue reading

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Council kills off Percy the park keeper and abandons 120 parks

CHRIS PECKHAM, our environment correspondent, on the latest shocking admission of failure at Croydon Town Hall Croydon Council is about to shut-up the park keeper’s hut in more than 120 of the borough’s open spaces, as it seems primed to … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park, Friends of Ashburton Park, Friends of Croham Hurst Woods, Friends of Farthing Downs, Friends of Grange Park, Friends of Grangewood Park, Friends of Haling Grove, Friends of Heavers Meadow, Friends of Selsdon Woods, Friends of South Norwood Country Park, Friends of Wandle Park, Jamie Audsley, Quadron, Thornton Heath, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Council gets chain reaction to Grangewood Park’s broken gate

Croydon Council has received something that is far removed from a love letter for Valentine’s Day, as residents are demanding urgent action to help protect Grangewood Park. The much-loved public open space, which includes ancient woodland on a hillside between … Continue reading

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Parks contractor accused of paying less than the Living Wage

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a gathering crisis over the maintenance of the borough’s parks Some staff working for one of Croydon’s biggest external contractors are being paid less than the London Living Wage, according to an internal council Labour group … Continue reading

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Nature bloomed as Quadron let grass grow under our feet

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Back in June, we reported how the council’s parks contractor was struggling to fulfil its duties by keeping all the borough’s green spaces in good order through grass cutting. As we head into autumn, ALEC SELVON-BRUCE suggests that … Continue reading

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Down with this sort of thing: Tory petitioners get it wrong, again

After last month’s debacle, it should be clear to most reasonable people that “government by referendum” is full of unintended consequences. Closer to home, here in Croydon, it appears that opposition through petition is a bit crap, too. Mario Creatura, … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Dudley Mead, Environment, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Quadron, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tim Pollard, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments