Category Archives: Selsdon & Ballards

Selsdon locals celebrate as Brick by Brick scheme refused

Labour’s Town Hall whip voted down the council-owned developers’ housing proposal, the first application from them to be rejected in four years. BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports Residents from Selsdon were celebrating today after their concerted objections saw an … Continue reading

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Hawthorn Crescent green is rejected for ACV status by council

Eighty years on from the Battle of Britain, and now Brick by Brick wants to demolish a WWII air-raid shelter as it concretes over Croydon Brick by Brick is pressing on with its self-imposed mission to concrete over as much … Continue reading

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Croydon’s biggest slave owner was ancestor of the Queen

It’s not just in Bristol that there are memorials to slave-owners. Even in a Sanderstead churchyard, there can be found links to the slave trade, and to the modern royal family, as STEPHANIE OFFER discovered The hauling down and dunking … Continue reading

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Objections? What objections? Opposition? What opposition?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Has the council granted planning permission to a slew of sub-standard developments because the local Tories have allowed them to do so? STEVE WHITESIDE on the questions that Croydon Conservatives refuse to answer Have you ever wondered how … Continue reading

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Selsdon Food Hub forced to find new kitchen for ready meals

The partial return to work and schools from the coronavirus lockdown has created a crisis for the covid-19 mutual aid group operating in Selsdon: they are about to lose the use of the kitchen where they have prepared nearly 6,000 … Continue reading

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Wednesday night is Quiz Night for Selsdon’s band of volunteers

Wednesday nights have become Quiz Nights, at least virtually for the volunteers working through the coronavirus emergency at the Selsdon Food Hub. The area’s churches, businesses and voluntary sector groups who have come together to help lonely and isolated residents, … Continue reading

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Volunteers in Selsdon deliver 280 food parcels in two weeks

Charity and church workers in the south of the borough have been brought close to tears by the daily acts of generosity from the community in the midst of the coronavirus crisis In Selsdon, a group of local charities, churches, … Continue reading

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Sainsbury’s joins with charities to help Selsdon Food Hub

Charities, community groups and businesses in Selsdon and Monks Hill have teamed up during the coronavirus emergency to provide shopping to the most vulnerable residents living in the area. The groups include Selsdon Contact, a registered charity which has been … Continue reading

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Book Buddies sessions, every Friday, Selsdon Library

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Christmas Crafts, St Francis, Monks Hill, Dec 8

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Rotary Club of Sanderstead and Selsdon Craft Fair, Oct 26

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‘Absolute madness’: council eyes Green Belt for 6,000 homes

Remember all those solemn assurances from Alison Butler and Paul Scott that the Labour-run council will protect the borough’s precious green spaces? Guess what… Town Hall papers ahead of next Monday’s cabinet meeting show that the council is seriously considering … Continue reading

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Croydon High PTA Winter Fair, Selsdon, Nov 23

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Friends of Selsdon Woods autumn walk and fungus hunt, Nov 2

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Jubilee Church Kids Christmas Fair, Selsdon Hall, Dec 14

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Charity Zumbathon, Croydon High Sports Club, Oct 5

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Croydon Beekeepers’ Honey Show, Selsdon Centre, Sep 28

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Happy’s Circus, Greenvale Primary, Selsdon, Oct 12

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Shock! Council discovers trees on site it gave to Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick, the council’s loss-making in-house house-builder, has suffered yet more setbacks after the council “discovered” that two sites it wanted to concrete over were either too close to high-voltage electricity pylons, or had real live trees growing there. … Continue reading

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Friends of Selsdon Woods open day and picnic, Sep 8

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Selsdon Guild raises hundreds of pounds for Garwood charity

A women’s meeting group in Selsdon has raised nearly £1,000 in donations for local charities over the summer. Selsdon Afternoon Townswomen’s Guild presented a cheque for £500 to Lee Bennett, the director of services for the Garwood Foundation, as a … Continue reading

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BBC Bargain Hunt is focusing in on Selsdon’s Wonka auction

BBC television auction show Bargain Hunt is coming to Croydon later this month. The TV cameras will be at Farleigh Court Golf Club in Selsdon on July 17, together with one of the show’s presenters, Anita Manning, for the latest … Continue reading

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Jubilee Centre Craft Fair, Selsdon, Jul 6

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Selsdon auction winning bidder will get Wonka’s Golden Ticket

You could fulfil the childhood ambition of millions and finally get your hands on a Golden Ticket – but it could cost you at least £8,000 at an auction to be held in Selsdon next month. The Golden Ticket and … Continue reading

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Sanderstead and Selsdon Rotary Sponsored Walk, Jun 22

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