Category Archives: Surrey

Global Greyhound Walk comes to Banstead Heath, Jun 10

The Great Global Greyhound Walk 2018 is coming to Banstead Heath on Sunday June 10 with local sighthounds – greyhounds, whippets, all kinds of lurcher, and others – invited to take part in this international event, which sees thousands of … Continue reading

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Greens fired up over Brake and pick a vicar to take on Philp

WALTER CRONXITE sorts through the assortment of candidates from the eco-friendly party who want to have a blazing row over Sutton’s incinerator There will be no “progressive alliance” in Croydon at next month’s General Election, after the Green Party announced … Continue reading

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Enjoy lambing weekend at traditional North Downs farm

This month’s farmers’ market at Shabden Park Farm in Chipstead will be held alongside the farm’s lambing open weekend, offering a chance to see the baby lambs close up, meet the farmer and his sheepdogs, and learn about how we … Continue reading

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Greyhounds get in the traps for start of dog-walking group

A South Croydon dog-owner has established a new group to combine two passions: her pet greyhound and walking in the local countryside, with the Surrey Sighthounds Walking Group having its first meeting this Sunday, February 26, starting at 11am.

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Newman demands same treatment as in Surrey’s ‘secret deal’

Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Council, has added his name to a round-robin from dozens of Labour-run local authorities demanding that they should receive the same sort of preferential treatment which the Tory government has given to Conservative-run Surrey … Continue reading

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Tory Surrey’s plea for 15% Council Tax hike fails to help

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a piece of political posturing which will do little to improve the standard of social care and other services provided by local councils For Tony Newman and his Labour councillors who have been fretting over how … Continue reading

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Croydon’s well-paid councillors pay their Council Tax on time

WALTER CRONXITE on a new report that shows that in neighbouring boroughs, some councillors have not been punctual in paying their Council Tax bills Yet further evidence has emerged that Croydon Council Tax-payers may be forking out far too much … Continue reading

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