Category Archives: Thornton Heath

Rams’ boss Rayner ready with a few surprises for new season

A seat in the boardroom and a new assistant means that the Croydon Athletic manager is working with more than the challenges presented by covid-19 ahead of the new season. Exclusive interview by ANDREW SINCLAIR Croydon Athletic are less than … Continue reading

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Amazing lockdown efforts as school starts Parcels for Pupils

Schools and businesses continue to raise money and collect donations of food to support families around the borough whose circumstances have been affected by coronavirus and a loss of earnings. In Thornton Heath, the Paxton Academy primary school has identified … Continue reading

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Pavements to be widened in South Norwood and Crystal Palace

Seven more Croydon roads, in Crystal Palace, South Norwood and Thornton Heath, are to undergo pavement widening measures next week as part of the council’s Streetspace scheme that aims to make it easier to walk or cycle during the coronavirus … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath In Bloom competition 2020, enter by Jul 10

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Covid death rates linked to poverty and high-density housing

Official death rate figures from the ONS show that over-intensification of housing has played a part in helping the spread of coronavirus, as Croydon’s NHS chief warns against ‘inequalities’. BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports Croydon has suffered a far … Continue reading

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Poltergeist investigation discovers Croydon’s haunted bar

Have you heard something go bump in the night lately? If you have, then a writer living in Thornton Heath wants to hear from you. In a book set to be published this summer, John Fraser claims that Croydon has … Continue reading

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Poetry by John Fraser: The Nespresso Machine In The Attic

The Nespresso Machine In The Attic By John Fraser When life stops because of a virus. When the coffee shops gradually close. When you find your face scowling at the taste of harsh instant coffee sipped slow during your ‘countryside … Continue reading

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Adrian Dennis: ‘A legacy of honesty, integrity and decency’

Tributes to the life and works of Adrian Dennis, the former Thornton Heath Labour councillor who died last week, have flooded in from a wide range of former colleagues and friends, including a former Deputy Mayor of London. Dennis, who … Continue reading

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Alderman Adrian Dennis, who scolded ‘Lord Tea Bag’, has died

Adrian Dennis, the former Labour councillor, a Freeman of the Borough and Honorary Alderman, has died. He was 67. Dennis was one of three councillors to take the Thornton Heath ward in 1986 from the Ratepayers’ Alliance, a grouping with … Continue reading

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Tory flagship free school Portakabin Academy rated inadequate

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on how Conservative policy has failed staff, parents and – above all – pupils at a Thornton Heath primary One of the Tory government’s flagship free schools, the Paxton Academy in Thornton Heath, has been … Continue reading

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Free cooking and nutrition classes, Thornton Heath, Jan 14-28

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Victory for Friends’ group as council abandons park land sale

Thousands of objections from residents have forced Croydon Council into a U-turn on its scheme to flog off a Victorian park lodge and a strip of Grangewood Park. But as our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, has discovered, despite declaring … Continue reading

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At last! Croydon Council builds first council home in six years

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on how a Town Hall announcement proves that senior councillors have been lying for four years about the delivery of council homes Put the bunting out! Trebles all round! Croydon Council, and their loss-making private … Continue reading

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Butler caught out in another lie over sale of public park land

Two years ago, the council’s deputy leader gave her word that all the borough’s parks and open spaces would be protected from development. So guess what the Labour-run council has been caught out trying to do with a much-loved park … Continue reading

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Home Office to provide advice on Windrush compensation

Officials from the Home Office will be attending a public event at CACFO – the Croydon African Caribbean Family Organisation – in Thornton Heath on Saturday November 9. This is the latest in a series of public events being held … Continue reading

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Information session for senior citizens, Thornton Heath, Oct 17

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Zumba classes, Brigstock Road Thornton Heath, every Mon

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Women’s rugby introduction session, Frant Road, Sep 17

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Windrush compensation meeting, Thornton Heath, Sep 14

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2019 Thornton Heath Festival, Sep 8

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Residents living in fear of fire in council-run housing blocks

Despite condemning office-to-flat conversions, Croydon Council has been using three such buildings to provide temporary housing. A year after a Fire Brigade inspection found the blocks unsafe, improvement works have still not finished, leaving residents forced to live on a … Continue reading

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Well Versed Supper Club, Thornton Heath, Aug 31

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Norbury Brook summer clean, Thornton Heath Rec, Jul 20

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Carnival of Cultures, London Road, West Croydon, Jul 28

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Winterbourne School Summer Event, Thornton Heath, Jul 5

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