Tag Archives: Brighton Road

Bless you! Veteran cars to get a very warm welcome in Purley

The veteran cars and other vehicles taking part in the London to Brighton run tomorrow morning will receive an especially warm welcome when they get to Purley. Christ Church Purley, on the Brighton Road, will be blessing the people on … Continue reading

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Proposal to limit high street off licences in Portland Road area

The council wants to extend its licensing control measures, adding a fifth “Cumulative Impact Area” along South Norwood High Street and Portland Road. It intends to do so as part of its latest review of its licensing policy, which sets … Continue reading

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Tories accused of ‘pandering to prejudice’ over cycle lanes

The Conservatives’ Mayoral candidate is contradicting his own party leader over a roads improvement scheme in South Croydon Jason Perry, the Conservative candidate to become the first executive Mayor of Croydon, has launched a petition which warns against “traffic chaos” … Continue reading

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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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The Sugarloaf, the school and the lost Lawrence connection

What hope for Croydon’s future when so little interest is shown in its past? Local author BRIAN MELICAN on how the area’s links with one of the outstanding novelists of the 20th Century have been ignored, forgotten and … re-developed … Continue reading

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Red Deer locals look north for help to rebuff Morrisons

Another landmark Croydon pub is under threat of takeover from a supermarket chain. And our local councillors’ response – where they have bothered to respond – is effectively to shrug their shoulders and say there’s nothing that they can, or … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Maria Gatland, Planning, Property, Pubs, Sanderstead, South Croydon, South Croydon Community Association, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Coulsdon cues up to get behind Fu’s snooker challenge

Coulsdon might be a strange place to find a source of support for a player from Hong Kong hoping to make a big impact in snooker’s world championships in Sheffield, writes Ian Lamont. But when Marco Fu steps out into … Continue reading

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Purley residents suspicious as campaign posters disappear

A group of residents in Purley are back on a “war footing”, after what they claim has been heavy-handed treatment from Croydon Council over their on-going campaign against a planning application to build a large hospital on the site of … Continue reading

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Ooo errr, missus: Music Hall jokes return to Streatham

Up the A23 in Streatham, the bill-writer for the South London Press must have been on a Frankie Howerd fan club weekend.

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PR agents sign up Tesco as cut-price festival sponsors

Tesco, the unwitting purveyors of horse meat with a long-time reputation for doing things on the cheap, and now the proud owners of an “express” store in a South Croydon landmark pub despite local opposition have “generously” agreed to sponsor … Continue reading

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Truly, madly… Croydon film club shows art-house demand

If our council was doing its job right, it would have measured the demand among art-house movie goers in Croydon before closing the David Lean Cinema in the Clocktower arts complex 18 months ago. For now the Save the David … Continue reading

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Wallander’s not so miserable after seeing Sarah Lund’s jumper

With arts correspondent Bella Bartock entertaining her Wagnerian fantasies at Bayreuth (don’t ask), ANDREW PELLING, Inside Croydon’s contributing editor was sent off to a pre-Edinburgh Festival review at the Scream Lounge What a delight is the Scream Lounge, on Brighton … Continue reading

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Meeting urges locals to boycott Swan & Sugarloaf Tesco

A new residents’ association drew the attention and attendance of four Croydon councillors and an MP. It was a learning experience for them, as DIAMOND GEEZER reports How things change: after a first meeting to which none of the nine … Continue reading

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Purley’s Got Talent this week highlights Festival build-up

The build-up to the Purley Festival gathers pace this week. After last night’s successful Barn Dance, the first heats of Purley’s Got Talent – you know how that will work – are being staged on Tuesday, June 12. At Christchurch, … Continue reading

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Tesco Town: South End community to meet this Friday

The first meeting of the South End Community Forum takes place this Friday, May 25, when sure to be close to the top of the agenda is the dire threat to local businesses of the decision of the Whitgift Foundation, … Continue reading

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Councillor Hilley backs Inside Croydon crossing campaign

Croydon Conservatives back Inside Croydon‘s campaigns on rubbish and pedestrian crossings – with TfL now trying to remove two crossings in Coulsdon Some of Croydon’s leading political figures have this week endorsed Inside Croydon‘s stance on a couple of important … Continue reading

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Work begins to give Swan & Sugarloaf a new lease of life

Scaffolding went up around the Swan & Sugarloaf pub in South Croydon last week, the first signs that the local landmark is going to be given an overdue fresh lease of life. How a re-opened Swan & Sugarloaf might operate … Continue reading

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Films, fiction and a finale fair feature in 2011 Purley Festival

The first Purley Festival gets under way with an opening ceremony at Riddlesdown School (Honister Heights, Purley, Surrey, CR8 1EX) next Monday, June 27, from 11am, when there will be an art exhibition and music from a jazz band, a … Continue reading

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Croydon cricket fans face 40% price hike for T20 match

Cricket fans in Croydon are outraged at being charged up to 40 per cent more than standard prices for Surrey’s Twenty20 fixture to be staged at Whitgift School next month. The match between Surrey and Sussex on the evening of … Continue reading

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