Tag Archives: Croydon parks

Residents have 48 hours to save 70 parks and open spaces

The people of Croydon have 48 hours left to try to save more than 70 of the borough’s parks and open spaces from being put at serious risk of being handed over to developers to be built on. Alison Butler, … Continue reading

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Free lunch! Free boots! Free nature courses for BAMEs

We have amazing parks and woodlands all around us. How often do we get out into them? Wild in the City is running Nature Connectors, starting next week, to explore this question and get more people into nature. It’s an … Continue reading

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Our parks and open spaces deserve some dogged support

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Coulsdon residents have been outraged by council suggestions for possible future commercialisation of Happy Valley with “glamping” and caravans. LEWIS WHITE puts forward his point of view I’m all for meaningful use of parks for events, as long … Continue reading

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Consultants’ parks plan to ‘manage them at less or no cost’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The borough’s parks will soon only receive funding if they manage to make money, through running private events and clubs. PERCY (not their real name*), someone with close links to the council’s parks department, offers this insider’s point … Continue reading

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Council kills off Percy the park keeper and abandons 120 parks

CHRIS PECKHAM, our environment correspondent, on the latest shocking admission of failure at Croydon Town Hall Croydon Council is about to shut-up the park keeper’s hut in more than 120 of the borough’s open spaces, as it seems primed to … Continue reading

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We all need to act to help to save our under-funded parks

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Landscape architect LEWIS WHITE says that our parks, public gardens and open spaces are too precious to allow to be allowed to rot for lack of money, and says that now is a time for action Parks give … Continue reading

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Council’s parks contractor is ‘surprised that the grass grows’

A Croydon councillor has today criticised the council’s parks contractor, saying that Quadron has been “surprised that the grass grows”. Many of the borough’s parks and open spaces have not undergone a routine grass cutting over the spring. But this … Continue reading

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