Category Archives: Outside Croydon

Willow weaving workshop, Beddington Park, Oct 8

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Council leader forced to resign over critical Ofsted report

WALTER CRONXITE reports on another local government Carr crash over failures to provide adequate social services The pressure is mounting this weekend on Tony Newman, the Labour leader of Croydon Council, over his and council officials’ response to the highly … Continue reading

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Riverside walk with swans, meadows and Nelson’s fishing pond

WANDLE WANDERINGS: It’s Wandle Fortnight, and we asked our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, to explore the Wandle Trail This is a three-borough walk from one park to another, tracing the course of the nascent river Wandle as it births in … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Society appeals for volunteers for its Memory Walk

The Alzheimer’s Society is calling on families, friends, colleagues, and four-legged friends in Croydon to unite against dementia by taking part in London Memory Walk. For the first time, there are two walks taking place in London this year. There … Continue reading

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Time to take a container for those brambles on your rambles

We’re in the midst of the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and as MOIRA O’DONNELL suggests, it’s the perfect time to discover the pleasures of  foraging for free food As a child, one of my greatest joys was a … Continue reading

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Dombey and Daughter: council questions over charity fraud

BELLE MONT, our Sutton correspondent, on the pressure mounting on another south London council leader It’s not just in Croydon where there have been calls for the council leader to resign. In Sutton, Ruth Dombey, who rules over that borough’s … Continue reading

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Salter conviction revives claims of council cover-up over fraud

Sutton Seniors Forum was a charity established 20 years ago by the parents of Ruth Dombey, now the LibDem leader of Sutton Council. Yesterday’s conviction of her former colleague Alan Salter for defrauding it of thousands of pounds has revived … Continue reading

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