Category Archives: Shirley

Hard work starts to recreate garden home of the Shirley poppy

Work is underway to restore an historic and scientifically important seven-acre garden which became known as “The Wilderness” long before it became quite so overgrown. Tucked behind the MHA Hall Grange care home on Shirley Church Road, the area once … Continue reading

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Shirley Windmill 2019 open days, starting on May 12

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Councillor employed by Oasis charity makes grant to Oasis

Inside Croydon has discovered that Conservative councillor Gareth Streeter managed to oversee a £1,500 donation from council funds towards a group from the Oasis academy chain – the very same Oasis chain which is associated with the Oasis charity where … Continue reading

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My life as a royal protection officer, National Trust talk, Mar 20

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What’s Happened To Croydon’s Birds, Shirley Library, Apr 23

What’s Happened To Croydon’s Birds? John Birkett, an enthusiastic member of Croydon RSPB, gives an illustrated talk on how the borough’s bird population has changed in recent years. Tuesday April 23 from 2.15pm. Contact Shirley Library to book your free … Continue reading

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Local history talk by the borough archivist, Shirley, May 21

Join Lindsay Ould, the borough archivist, at Shirley Library on Tuesday May 21 from 2.15pm for a fascinating talk on the borough’s history through the eyes of its record keepers.

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Official: Croydon won’t build a single council home in 8 years

Council housing company won’t complete first new home until March Of homes to be completed this year, only 29% will be ‘affordable’ Two Tory councillors failed to show up for scrutiny of Brick by Brick Business plan is ‘just guesswork’, … Continue reading

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