Category Archives: Purley

Sanderstead and Riddlesdown lead battle to save Green Belt

In 1953, the Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council was granted a coat of arms, and this included two trees, one an oak to represent the Purley Oaks and the other a beech for Purley Beeches. In 2020, Croydon Council … Continue reading

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Purley residents consider judicial challenge to planners

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on the gathering storm over the council’s housing targets, with the administration accused of allowing ‘planning policy in this borough to be hijacked by one or two individuals’ The Town Hall’s under-fire planning department could soon … Continue reading

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Scouts’ Charity Jumble Sale, St Mark’s Purley, Feb 1

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Purley residents outrage over planning’s ‘husband and wife act’

Croydon Council’s planning committee has had an application for a development in Purley rushed on to its agenda for tomorrow, its last meeting of 2019, with a scheme submitted from a company whose “development director” is married to a senior … Continue reading

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Someone tried to poison me, says absentee Purley councillor

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE solves the mystery of the vanishing Tory councillor Oni Oviri, the absentee Tory councillor for Purley who is somehow managing to contest a parliamentary seat in tomorrow’s General Election, claims that the reason she has … Continue reading

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Anti-social behaviour complaints see CCTV installed in Purley

Temporary cameras are to be installed in Purley and Croydon town centre to help monitor anti-social behaviour, street drinking, drug-taking and fly-tipping. The council’s anti-social behaviour team and Croydon police requested a camera be moved to Old Lodge Lane, in … Continue reading

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Tories’ sick joke as absentee councillor runs for parliament

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, discovers that despite missing three-quarters of council meetings this year, a Conservative councillor from Purley is now standing as a parliamentary candidate, in a constituency which has never had a Tory MP since the Great … Continue reading

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