Tag Archives: Addington Hills

Public outcry as council off-loads historic Heathfield House

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The future of a long-established ecology charity has been placed under threat, as well as hundreds of school visits conducted annually, by a council plan to lease out a publicly-owned listed building. By our environment correspondent, PAUL … 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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Blaze at ex-JLS star’s Spout Hill house treated as ‘suspicious’

More than 70 fire crew and 10 fire engines yesterday attended a blaze at a millionaire’s mansion off Shirley Church Road and Spout Hill in the glitzy Addington Hills. The Daily Mirror is this morning reporting that the house is … Continue reading

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Community Walk, Addington Hills, Mar 23

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Downlands and TCV volunteering day, Addington Hills, Oct 13

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Developers’ own advisors say Sandrock scheme is not viable

Developers who want to build 19 flats in two ugly blocks in what was the car park of a once thriving pub in Shirley have no intention of ever re-opening the Sandrock as a going concern. That’s the conclusion reached … Continue reading

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Striders of Croydon Switchback 5, Lloyd Park, Sep 30

The Switchback 5 is a tough, off-road run through Lloyd Park and the Addington Hills, reaching one of the highest points in Croydon before turning back for the scurry downhill towards the finish line. This year’s event, organised by Striders … Continue reading

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LOOP takes the high ground to offer vistas across London

WANDLE WANDERINGS: As he continues his ventures on the capital’s orbital walking route, KEN TOWL follows Saxon era church paths, side steps some rugby players, and arrives back in the borough of Croydon Before London spread south into what are … Continue reading

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Striders show the way with three routes round our parks

Last year, Striders of Croydon, the local running club, applied successfully for a grant from Croydon Council for a scheme which, in the council’s opinion, would improve and highlight Croydon’s parks and open spaces. Included in this application was the … Continue reading

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Council flogs off Addington Hills cooling station on the cheap

While Croydon Council continues to push through schemes that concrete-over playing fields and public parks – Queen’s Gardens, at Coombe Wood and the site next to Ruskin House – yesterday saw the buffoons who handle the borough’s public property manage … Continue reading

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Shirley’s surprises hidden in the heath on Addington Hills

WANDLE WANDERINGS: Under gin-blue skies, KEN TOWL headed for the hills and encountered views that could rival a New England Fall Advertisements in the Sunday newspaper supplements for trips to Boston to see the glories of the New England “Fall”, … Continue reading

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Entries open for Croydon Half-marathon: Mar 30

Online entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Croydon Half-marathon, sponsored by Streets Ahead and organised by Croydon Striders, to be staged on Sunday, March 30. It will be the fourth staging of the 13.1-mile race, with the event … Continue reading

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Heathfield House staging heritage open weekend, Sep 15-16

There’s no need to travel far this weekend for your traditional English cream tea with no end of scrumptious offerings available at Heathfield House at the Green Heritage Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16. You can enjoy a baked … Continue reading

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Croydon Photoblitz: Addington Hills walk, July 1

Tomorrow, Sunday July 1, sees the latest outing by Croydon Photoblitz, a small group of local enthusiasts who combine walks and photography. This expedition will take in Lloyd Park, Addington Hills and the Shirley Windmill, and with some fair weather … Continue reading

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Lights! Action! Croydon’s mini-movie maker needs your vote

Inside Croydon avid reader (apparently, there’s more than one) and small-scale movie maker Michael Hall has made it into the top 20 for Empire magazine’s “Done in 60 Seconds” competition – for the third year in succession. The competition requires … Continue reading

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Weekend rambles: Addington Hills charity walk, May 15

The Rotary Club of Croydon is staging a Charity Fun Walk this Sunday in Shirley. The four-mile walk, starting from 2pm from the car park of Shirley High School, Shirley Church Road, is to support Croydon Women’s Aid, a charity … Continue reading

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