Category Archives: Purley Way

We could be on the verge of providing a wildlife haven

CROYDON COMMENTARY: By not cutting the grass verges alongside the borough’s major A-roads, Transport for London might – perhaps unwittingly – be providing a valuable new home for plants, insects and other wildlife, writes ANTHONY MILLS, pictured left I worked … Continue reading

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Khan’s kerbside wildernesses are leaving Croydon in a mess

JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the rapidly growing problem at the side of many of the borough’s roads As Mayor of London, never let it be said that Sadiq Khan doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet. Because everywhere you … Continue reading

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Pets At Home’s charity appeal will have animal-lovers purring

The Pets At Home store near the Fiveways junction on the Purley Way is this month raising money for Croydon Cats Protection, to help homeless pets as part of a summer fundraising event launched by the country’s largest donor of … Continue reading

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Unholy row as church leaders run up massive tax debts

A Croydon couple who have been under investigation since 2015 over their management of hundreds of thousands of pounds of funds from an evangelical church are now subject to further enquiries by the Charity Commission, the tax man and the … Continue reading

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Police evacuate 800 homes after crash causes gas main leak

A one-mile stretch of the A23 Purley Way was closed this morning, buses are diverted and the tram network closed between Therapia Lane and Wandle Park because of a leak from a damaged gas mains, seeing emergency services place an … Continue reading

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Parks football teams in line for £5m Premier League boost

Billionaire clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal could soon be contributing towards improved facilities for park football in Croydon. Croydon has made a successful preliminary bid to Sport England and the Football Association for schemes at Ashburton Park and … Continue reading

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Police now conducting ‘stop and search’ to catch fly-tippers

A multi-agency clampdown against fly-tipping and other offences has this week seen police and council officials make their 31st seizure of a vehicle suspected of being used to illegally store or dump rubbish. More than 30 officers from Croydon Council … Continue reading

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