Tag Archives: Brighton Road

Your chance to meet Chris Philp for a chat and a cuppa

Chris Philp, the Conservative party donor who has been parachuted in as their next candidate in the ultra-safe parliamentary seat of Croydon South, is inviting you round for a chat and a cuppa next Saturday. Philp has written an email … Continue reading

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Roll out the barrels for a festival of LocAles: Oct 10-12

ROBERT CANNING previews Croydon’s answer to Oktoberfest next week Croydon’s beer drinkers will soon be raising their glasses at the 20th annual local Real Ale Festival, being staged at Wallington Hall, Stafford Road, from next Thursday. Around 60 real ales … Continue reading

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Hot dogs help keep Haling Park friends in the shade

This year’s Friends of Haling Grove Dog Show saw pets from across South Croydon dragging their owners to the annual contest in the park on Saturday, the hottest day of the year so far. The Friends of Haling Grove come … Continue reading

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Purley’s £11m hospital scheme sweeps value under the carpet

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The much-needed redevelopment work at Purley Hospital may not be money well-spent. And DAVID CALLAM is not surprised Work continues on the £11 million refurbishment of Purley Hospital. The new-look NHS facility will re-open later this year in … Continue reading

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GPs ditch anti-smoking service due to “unachievable” targets

Cuts in health spending have prompted one South Croydon NHS doctors’ surgery to withdraw two key services, issuing an angrily worded leaflet decrying “unachievable” targets and saying that the government-imposed changes could be “detrimental to patient care”. The Parkside Group … Continue reading

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Coulsdon residents call for more school places and new library

A Coulsdon residents’ group has called on the council to ensure that a new primary school is provided to cope with the anticipated increase in roll numbers as a result of developing nearly 700 family homes on the site of … Continue reading

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Earl of Eldon stages music festival: May 26

For a second year, South Croydon’s Earl of Eldon pub is staging a music festival, on Sunday May 26. Promising 12 bands in 12 hours, the South Croydon Music Festival will run from noon in the pub grounds on the … Continue reading

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