Category Archives: Purley

Purley Classics recital, Nataly Ganina, Woodcote, Feb 8

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Purley station worker will brave the cold as a railway sleeper

Purley Station railway worker Diana-Elena Schiparieff is preparing for a charity sleepout in aid of The Railway Children, an international charity helping homeless youngsters. Schiparieff lives in East Croydon and works at the sales point at Southern’s Purley Station. She … Continue reading

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Pantoloons’ Babez In The Wood, Purley, Jan 26-29

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Purley Classics: Robert Hao, St Mark’s Woodcote, Jan 11

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Library closures are on Mayor’s lists of cuts for New Year

All Croydon’s public libraries will close next week for a 10-day break in service – from Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24 until Monday January 2. But there’s growing concerns among Katharine Street sources that some of the borough’s 13 public … Continue reading

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Fuel crisis takes grip of borough leisure centres’ opening times

Times are tough. Now Croydon’s leisure centres and swimming pools – owned by the cash-strapped council and operated for them by Greenwich Leisure – are reducing their opening hours because they can’t afford the steepling costs of heating the buildings, … Continue reading

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From gluhwein to jazz to flower arranging at Purley’s festive fair

CALAT – Croydon Adult Learning And Training – is working in partnership with Croydon Libraries to bring you a fantastic festive fair to celebrate Christmas 2022. It all takes place at Purley Library this Saturday December 10 between 11am and … Continue reading

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Purley Library and CALAT Festive Fair, Purley, Dec 10

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Merton councillor gets the nod onto Croydon South shortlist

And then there were four… Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on Labour’s shortlist for the ‘must-win’ Croydon South constituency Being parachuted in from the north of the borough with endorsements from Starmer shadow cabinet member Steve Reed OBE and Stuart King, … Continue reading

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Hammig String Quartet, lunchtime recital, Purley, Dec 14

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Croydon South’s Labour contender gets backing from MP Reed

Will they ever learn? Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest fumbling efforts by the Labour Party to organise a selection process in Croydon The Croydon Labour Party and their bosses at London Region have lost none of their capacity … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas activity clubs are open for bookings

The council has updated its directory of voluntary, faith and charity organisations staging holiday clubs over the Christmas period, offering activities and healthy hot meals for those youngsters who receive free school meals. The Department for Education has allocated £300,000 … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Fair, Woodcote High School, Dec 19

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Cash-strapped council hiring in expensive lawyers for planning

The residents’ fight-back against over-development continues, despite efforts by an external legal adviser to get councillors on the planning committee to alter their rulings. By STEVE WHITESIDE A year ago, I suggested on these pages that there might be “glimmers … Continue reading

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Trinity pupil named as prize-winner in Young Poets awards

A Trinity School sixth former has been named by the judges among the top 15 in this year’s Foyle Young Poets of the Year competition. Sienna Mehta, from Purley, is 16 years old and is studying English Literature along with … Continue reading

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Bless you! Veteran cars to get a very warm welcome in Purley

The veteran cars and other vehicles taking part in the London to Brighton run tomorrow morning will receive an especially warm welcome when they get to Purley. Christ Church Purley, on the Brighton Road, will be blessing the people on … Continue reading

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Scott and Butler lined up to receive council service award

Councillors who presided over Croydon’s financial ruin could soon be honoured by the very borough they helped bankrupt, thanks to the council’s flawed constitution. By Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE Tony Newman, Alison Butler, Paul Scott, Simon Hall and other … Continue reading

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Purley care worker shortlisted for lifetime achievement award

Janet Janes, a team leader at a care home in Purley has made it to the final stage in the “Lifetime Achievement in Care” category in this year’s Caring UK Awards. Janes began her career in 1989, after becoming a … Continue reading

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Food banks issue dire warnings as demand outstrips supplies

Some of Croydon’s biggest and busiest food banks have issued a stark warning of how the cost of living crisis is already affecting some of the borough’s most vulnerable families. “We are facing really dire times,” Julia Lee, the leader … Continue reading

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Purley Scouts Jumble Sale, Kenley Memorial Hall, Nov 19

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Haydn and Mozart symphonies, Erato Orchestra, Purley, Nov 12

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Cancer charity enjoying another purple patch in Purley

The 2022 Paint Purley Purple campaign is well underway, helping to raise funds and awareness for the South East Cancer Help Centre. SECHC is calling on local shops, businesses, schools, organisations and residents to hold purple-themed fundraising events or activities … Continue reading

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Wetherspoons confirm closure of Purley pub as Brexit bites

The Foxley Hatch in Purley is to close by the end of October, one of 32 Wetherspoons pubs put up for sale across the country. The Foxley Hatch will be the third Wetherspoons in Croydon to close this year, following … Continue reading

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33% Labour lead puts Tories on alert for Forestdale by-election

There is to be a council ward poll on November 3 – which will test voters’ devotion to Thick Lizzy and Croydon’s part-time Mayor Perry. By our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE Croydon, or at least a small bit of its … Continue reading

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Council delays and lack of enforcement cause residents misery

Council planners have ignored an Order from a High Court judge over the granting of retrospective permission for a block of flats in Sanderstead. But as STEVE WHITESIDE explains, the case of 54 Arkwright Road is far from an isolated … Continue reading

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