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A Merry Christmas to Inside Croydon’s loyal reader

And that’s it from us for a couple of days. We’ll be back on Thursday, December 27, with our usual news-breaking, award-winning journalism from the heart of Croydon. Before the end of the year, we will be revealing… The £20million … Continue reading

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Christmas Fair, St Stephen’s, Thornton Heath, Dec 3

St Stephen’s Church, Thornton Heath CHRISTMAS FAIR 3rd December

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Howard Primary School Christmas Fair, Dec 3

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Lucy and The Crinoggle Pie, Stanley Halls, Dec 20-22

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All Saints Kenley, Christmas Tree Festival, Dec 11-13

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Howard Primary School’s Christmas Fair, Dec 5

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St Mildred’s Christmas Market, Addiscombe, Dec 5

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Thornton Heath Christmas lights switch-on, Nov 21

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St Matthew’s Church Christmas Fair, Nov 28

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Now UKIP’s Winston McKenzie wants to ban Christmas

Winston McKenzie, Nigel Farage’s UKIP candidate for Croydon North at next year’s General Election, wants to stop his branch members from holding a Christmas party. Locally, McKenzie has become known as the “Chump from the Dump” since his televised remarks … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Primary Christmas Fair, Nov 29

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Concert of Christmas Music, St Luke’s, Woodside, Dec 13

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NCT Christmas Fair, St Mark’s, Purley, Nov 16

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You can help Coulsdon stage its Yulefest, Dec 6-7

Can you help to bring a Christmas festival to Coulsdon this year? Yulefest is a self-funded group with no council funding, trying to make Coulsdon town a very memorable place this Christmas. An open-air ice rink, a Santa’s grotto, fairground … Continue reading

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Croydon Council’s “non-drop” trees that cost us all extra

Tomorrow, our neighbours in Sutton will be able to mark the end of the holiday period by placing their used and unwanted dying old Christmas trees outside their homes for collection, free of charge, by the local council. In Lambeth, … Continue reading

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Social services handed out food donations over Christmas

Food donations made by Croydon Council staff for the poor and vulnerable over Christmas were distributed directly by local social services ahead of the holiday break, sources have confirmed to Inside Croydon. Croydon Council’s annual charity food collection was previously highlighted … Continue reading

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New Waddon leisure centre is forced to close swimming pool

Waddon Leisure Centre, one of Croydon’s Tory council’s prestige projects, has had to close its main pool “until further notice” – because it’s getting a supply of extra water coming in from outside. The leisure centre management made the decision … Continue reading

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Pinewood Close lights up Shirley for Christmas

Some people must like them – the houses dressed in exterior lights as if they are a Christmas tree. And at Pinewood Close in Shirley, they even use their festive light displays to raise money for charity. Despite the rotten … Continue reading

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Shabden Park Farm Christmas market: Mon Dec 23

If you haven’t yet bought your Christmas turkey, then you might want to try the festive December Farmers’ Market at Shabden Park Farm, just south of Coulsdon, on Monday, December  23. Shabden Park Farm is an assured farm: they only … Continue reading

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Director says council has not lost money on Davis House

It is little wonder that Croydon Council lacks the money to pay for lollipop school traffic patrols or to maintain the borough’s historic links with Arnhem, and is making more than 60 staff members jobless just in time for Christmas, … Continue reading

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Food Bank Britain 2013: some uncomfortable truths

There is a debate in parliament today on the rising use of – and need for – food banks in Britain in 2013. Inside Croydon’s Christmas Appeal this year is for Croydon Nightwatch, the local charity which dispenses food to … Continue reading

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Gonville schoolboy wins competition to design MP’s card

Ten-year-old schoolboy Lewis Dyges from Gonville Primary in Thornton Heath has won a special prize for providing the design for local MP Steve Reed’s Christmas card – but he won’t find out what the prize is until Christmas day, because he … Continue reading

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Off their trolley: council’s sorry whip-round for families in crisis

If you had any doubt whether the people of Croydon need to help the homeless and poor of the borough, because they cannot rely on their elected councillors to provide food and other assistance, then they have only to consider this … Continue reading

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Which councillors attended Town Hall Christmas banquet?

Many thanks to all those who have already expressed support, and donated or offered other help, to Croydon Nightwatch as a result of Inside Croydon’s Christmas appeal. We have noted before the proximity, and stark contrast, between the grinding poverty … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Appeal 2013: Help Croydon Nightwatch

STEVEN DOWNES, the founder of Inside Croydon, calls on this site’s loyal reader to make a difference this Christmas We were walking back from the Fairfield Halls. It was just after nine, one of the first really freezing cold nights … Continue reading

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