Category Archives: Waddon

Council gets more secretive over its councillors’ declarations

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on a strange reversal of previous open and transparent Town Hall policy, which is deliberately keeping cabinet members’ interests under cover The Labour group which is running Croydon Council is becoming more secretive by the … Continue reading

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Angry complaints force U-turn over leisure centre charges

The council’s ‘Better’ leisure centres have been forced to abandon plans to charge the carers of disabled people for use of the facilities. But those on low incomes are still expected to pay £28.50 for a membership scheme they probably … Continue reading

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Church secondary asks pupils’ parents to find another school

One of the borough’s largest secondary schools which still operates outside the academy system is to close its doors in September to hundreds of pupils. St Andrew’s High, on Warrington Road, close to the Croydon Flyover, has written to the … Continue reading

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Politicians score own goals on the World Cup bandwagon

Croydon’s Second Division politicians showed themselves all-too-keen to bask in the reflected glory of England’s World Cup penalty shoot-out success over Colombia last night. They may be dribbling into tricky territory, though. While it is an urban myth that Harold … Continue reading

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Croydon pools to offer free summer swimming for under-16s

Youngsters aged 16 and under can use swimming pools at five Croydon leisure centres for free this summer.

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Khan’s kerbside wildernesses are leaving Croydon in a mess

JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the rapidly growing problem at the side of many of the borough’s roads As Mayor of London, never let it be said that Sadiq Khan doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet. Because everywhere you … Continue reading

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Jerk Cookout, Wandle Park, Waddon, Jul 29

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