Tag Archives: Croham Hurst

What a load of rubbish! Lockdown picnickers trash Lloyd Park

Friends groups of the borough’s parks are becoming increasingly concerned at the behaviour and conduct of some of those who swarmed into the open spaces at the weekend, leaving tons of rubbish behind them. The photograph above was taken near … Continue reading

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Friends group opposes works to restore Croham Hurst after fire

Those not working this Bank Holiday Monday in the fine weather forecasted might want to take their recreation on the top of Croham Hurst, especially with the cooling tree cover on the route from the Croham valley. After the hard … Continue reading

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Fire brigade on stand-by for fire risk at Croydon beauty spot

There’s growing concerns, ahead of another hot and dry weekend, for the safety of a Croydon beauty spot from fires, coupled with mounting anger at the carelessness and “eco-vandalism” of some who might be planning to hold barbecues at Croham … Continue reading

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Large sections of Croham Hurst left scarred after day-long fires

Firefighters are on standby today to dampen down the embers after fire left a large part of Croham Hurst charred and blackened. Three fire engines attended the Site of Special Scientific Interest for most of yesterday, as a bush fire … Continue reading

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Councillor appeals to public to avoid fire risk at Croham Hurst

With the London Weather Centre already declaring this month the driest June since records began, a councillor in South Croydon has appealed to the public not to light fires or barbecues in one of the area’s most sensitive natural open … 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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Time to take a container for those brambles on your rambles

We’re in the midst of the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and as MOIRA O’DONNELL suggests, it’s the perfect time to discover the pleasures of  foraging for free food As a child, one of my greatest joys was a … Continue reading

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Six-month programme of talks and walks into London’s past

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society has seen a lot come and go locally over the past 146 years since it was formed. Now it is looking towards the next six months, having published its programme of events – … Continue reading

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Friends environmental group to receive Queen’s award

The Friends of Croham Hurst Woods will be celebrating a prize-winning year at their annual meeting next month, when they will be presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The doughty band of residents who each month spend at … Continue reading

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South Croydon community hits the heritage trail: Jan 20

The South Croydon Community Association has been hard at work developing “The Weird, the Wicked and the Wonderful: Tales from South Croydon’s forgotten heritage”, a heritage trail which will be discussed at a public meeting being held on Monday evening, … Continue reading

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Did Mead mislead Town Hall over Newsnight interview?

Did Dudley Mead, the deputy leader of the Conservative group that controls Croydon Council, deliberately mislead a full council meeting last night? Croydon’s shameful record on providing emergency housing for the borough’s homeless was highlighted by BBC Newsnight two weeks … Continue reading

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