Category Archives: Selhurst

What’s in a name? Palace look to sell Selhurst naming rights

The Bet365 Stadium. The Etihad. The Emirates. The iPro. Bargain Booze Stadium*. The Amex… Modern sports stadiums are often known by the name of whichever amorphous corporate entity has bought up the naming rights to the venue, and Selhurst Park … Continue reading

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Palace pile on the election pressure over planning application

Crystal Palace Football Club are determined to get planning permission to build their £100million new stand, and yesterday staged an on-pitch stunt in a show of defiance to the local council, getting loyal fans on-side just as local elections are … Continue reading

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A three parks walk that takes you back through Croydon history

WANDLE WANDERINGS: Even within the densely populated parts of post-industrial Croydon, close to the source of matchday roars from Crystal Palace’s football ground, it is possible to take a stroll through meadows and parks, accompanied by moor hens and cyclists, … Continue reading

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Long-delayed masterplans for borough’s parks get parked

KEN LEE, our green spaces correspondent, on an expensive waste of time After a consultation process that has taken almost two years and cost Council Tax-payers approaching £100,000 in fees to consultants to produce hundreds of pages of (virtual) glossy … Continue reading

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Carillion collapse has libraries and hospitals counting the cost

Croydon’s libraries have survived their brush with Carillion, although they had to endure a couple of days of IT outages and other issues as council staff worked and negotiated behind the scenes to replace services which had gone unpaid by … Continue reading

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Palace are playing a homes game which council will lose 5-0

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the detail-lite presentation at the Crystal Palace stadium public consultation If you’re going along to the Crystal Palace stadium public consultation at Speroni’s tomorrow, don’t get too excited. The football club wants to … Continue reading

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Council takes back public libraries as Carillion collapses

GENE BRODIE, our bookish gyms correspondent, on Croydon’s prompt response to the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion Croydon Council moved quickly this morning to take back control of the borough’s libraries from contractor Carillion. Carillion went into liquidation this morning, … Continue reading

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