Category Archives: Selhurst

Tories scrape together B Listers, but miss out Selhurst

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest sign that Croydon’s Tories really don’t much care for the north of the borough Four months on from the botched announcement of their candidates for next May’s local elections, and Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath gets switched on to festival of light

Thornton Heath will stage part of the London-wide Lumiere Festival next month. Trumble Gardens on Brigstock Road will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland on Saturday January 27, with pieces on display that will previously have been a part of … Continue reading

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£100m new scheme for Selhurst – but no one’s told Sainsbury’s

Questions have been raised about plans, unveiled today, for a redeveloped Selhurst Park stadium for Crystal Palace Football Club. The club has been considering up-grading Selhurst Park for at least five years. Yet sources at Croydon Town Hall say that … Continue reading

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Licensing changes are halted over bashment ban concerns

Council plans to alter its licensing policy in the town centre, after several years of strictly applying rules which discouraged new bars, night clubs and pubs to open, failed to get past the first hurdle of last week’s committee meeting … Continue reading

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Future of South Norwood Library site ‘not yet decided’

Council plans to re-site the public library in South Norwood, announced on Thursday, have already been generally well-received by residents on social media. Not that the public has yet been told all the plans, though, because the council hasn’t quite … Continue reading

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Now Carillion remove home library service from the disabled

GENE BRODIE, our libraries correspondent, on the latest shocker from a construction company which is running down our public libraries Carillion, the building company which runs Croydon’s public libraries, has been accused of “blatant discrimination” against the disabled over plans … Continue reading

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Cash-strapped Carillion can’t pay their library paper bills

Carillion, the building company which somehow landed the contract to run Croydon’s public libraries, is so strapped for cash that they have unpaid bills from their suppliers for use of photo-copiers and paper. The value of the company’s shares plunged … Continue reading

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