Category Archives: South Croydon

Friends group opposes works to restore Croham Hurst after fire

Those not working this Bank Holiday Monday in the fine weather forecasted might want to take their recreation on the top of Croham Hurst, especially with the cooling tree cover on the route from the Croham valley. After the hard … Continue reading

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South Croydon special school bowled over by Taverners’ bus

If you see a shiny new, green mini-bus being driven around South Croydon and beyond in the coming few weeks, it is because a local special school has been bowled over with the kind generosity of the Lord’s and Lady … Continue reading

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Whitgift turn on the rugby style in latest Twickenham triumph

Whitgift regained the English schools’ rugby title at Twickenham yesterday, as the South Croydon independent school’s first XV won the NatWest Schools’ Cup final 32-22 against defending champions Warwick School. It is the third time that Whitgift have won the … Continue reading

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Purley actor up for award thanks to Doctor Who performance

An actor from Purley has been nominated in the prestigious OneVoice Awards as the best female voice in Radio Dramatic Performance for her part playing alongside Colin Baker in the Doctor Who audio drama, The Hunting Ground. Margaret Ashley is … Continue reading

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Council sells off public green space to Brick by Brick for just £1

Croydon Council has sold at least three packages of publicly owned property – in Waddon, South Croydon and Fairfield wards – to Brick by Brick, its house-building company, for just £1 each. And last year the Labour-run council also flogged … Continue reading

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Book and Cake Sale, St Peter’s Church, South Croydon, Mar 9

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Build delays will keep Coombe Wood in cabins for another year

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, on the slow progress at Croydon’s new selective school South Croydon residents were shocked last week when street notices appeared, followed by letters through their doors, announcing an unexpected new planning application not only to … Continue reading

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