Category Archives: Shirley

Taking a U-turn on road measures risks a traffic accident

Some people are taking to the streets in Upper Norwood today to protest against the traffic-calming Low Traffic Neighbourhood initiative. But as an investigation by environment correspondent PAUL LUSHION has discovered, their campaign is supported and funded by motoring lobbyists … Continue reading

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Tory leader Perry shows ruthless streak by sacking Creatura

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the latest game of musical chairs at the Town Hall Mario Creatura has been sacked from his front bench job with the Town Hall opposition group in a reshuffle of the Croydon’s Conservative councillors … Continue reading

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70 households set out their stalls for first Shirley Jumble Trail

More than 70 houses in and around Shirley will be hosting stalls in their front gardens this Sunday, August 2, on the first Shirley Jumble Trail. The trail is the idea of local residents Sandra Pound and Natalie La, who … Continue reading

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Thank you! Readers pay Shirley women’s fine within hours

Inside Croydon readers come to the rescue of two young women hit with a harsh council fine – as Town Hall’s deputy leader claims he is powerless to intervene against decisions made by council officials and that he has lost … Continue reading

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Shrublands women crowdfund to pay council’s harsh fine

Two young women from the Shrublands Estate in Shirley are appealing for help in paying council fines of up to £300 after they were both served with fixed notice penalties for… putting their recycling out for collection. Farhana Shefa and … Continue reading

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Sandrock owners reveal monster plans to tower over Shirley

Twice in the past two years, residents in Shirley have seen off attempts by rapacious developers to erect an ugly monster among the modest dwellings that surround the Sandrock, a locally listed Victorian pub. On one previous application, even the … Continue reading

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Police observe Peak practice with car drivers in Shirley Hills

Ahead of a springtime weekend with warmer weather forecast, the police and other agencies are warning the public not to treat the coronavirus lockdown as some kind of lengthy holiday period, and certainly not to set off for parks and … Continue reading

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‘The works are putting my family’s lives at risk from the virus’

Shocking video footage and photographs, taken by council residents who are terrified that they might contract coronavirus, show construction workers taking no special measures to avoid spreading the deadly disease This video was filmed yesterday by a mother with a … Continue reading

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The Great Shirley Book Sale, Shirley Methodist Church, Mar 7

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Downton Abbey, Cinema at St John’s, Shirley, Feb 1

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The Queen’s Corgi, Cinema at St John’s, Shirley, Jan 4

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Tory councillor blocks Croydon followers as he heads to Luton

Croydon councillors’ attempts to stand for parliament have in most cases been rejected, as our Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE, reports If there was any lingering doubt that many of our council’s politicians are in it for themselves and anything … Continue reading

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Christmas Market, St George’s Elstan Way, Shirley, Nov 23

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Boot Fairs, Oasis and Aerodrome schools, various dates

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10 days of disruption with tram and Addiscombe road closures

From this Friday, more than half of the Croydon tram network will be shut down, and buses in and around Addiscombe and Shirley will undergo considerable re-routing over a 10-day period, as Transport for London undertakes major civil engineering work … Continue reading

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Residents claim rare planning victory over Sandrock pub

Residents living near the historic Sandrock pub in Upper Shirley Road are celebrating after council planning officials rejected a scheme by developers to build a remarkably ugly four-storey block of flats in the car park of the listed building. Locals … Continue reading

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Shirley Flower Festival and concert, St John’s, Sep 13-15

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Fears grow among residents over plans for libraries and parks

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on grumbling discontent among Labour’s grassroots members over their council leadership’s bungling, incompetence and lack of reliability Ollie Lewis, Croydon Labour’s cabinet member for butt plugs and shit shows, is to face a grilling from … Continue reading

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Crownfest charity summer fete, Wickham Road, Shirley, Jun 29

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Library closures: Lewis forced to issue statement on plans

The Labour cabinet member who told the scrutiny committee that he ‘absolutely’ has plans to build more flats on the borough’s public libraries now says the council ‘currently’ has no plans to close libraries. Our bookish gyms correspondent, GENE BRODIE, … Continue reading

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Save Shirley Library: MP Jones steps in with her own survey

Sarah Jones, the Labour MP for Croydon Central, has launched an online survey as part of a campaign to resist the Labour-controlled council’s proposals to close or move Shirley Library. Shirley is one of four public libraries earmarked for relocation … Continue reading

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MP Jones wants council proposal for Shirley Library ‘ignored’

Our bookish gyms correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on how the local Labour MP has vowed to oppose plans to close a library in her constituency, as suggested in a report commissioned by the Labour-run council Sarah Jones, the Labour MP … Continue reading

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Shhh! Four libraries could be flogged off. Don’t tell anyone

Our bookish gyms correspondent, GENE BRODIE, on how the Labour-run council is clearing the way for more non-unionised volunteer-run libraries than the Town Hall’s Tories ever managed Croydon Council has been accused of secrecy again, this time after stopping most … Continue reading

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Shirley Guides’ Jumble Sale, Shrublands, May 11

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Poetic Power comes to Shrublands, starting on May 7

Poetic Power starts on Tuesday May 7, at 6pm at the Shirley Community Centre. Well Versed will be offering poetry sessions to writers aged between 12 and 16, from Shrublands in Shirley. For more information, phone 07742935407 or email cdw@talkofftherecord.org

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