Tag Archives: Emma Hope-Fitch

Podcast: Croydon Insider – the Borough of Culture Special

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Council bureaucrat gives red light to Love Lane Green’s future

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A children’s play area, reclaimed from wasteland by volunteers over the last eight years, has had its important status erased with the stroke of a pen by a senior council official. EMMA HOPE-FITCH and the other Friends of … Continue reading

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Croydon 2021: Where Eagles care and people power takes hold

DID WE HAVE NEWS FOR YOU: In the second part of our review of the year, loyal readers step up to report raptor sightings, there’s the retirement of a much-admired Palace manager, worrying election results for Labour and the council … Continue reading

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Council does a play street U-turn after Inside Croydon report

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The borough’s senior Labour councillors continue to appear to be in power, but not in control. Just days after a report on this website about attempts to charge organisers of kids’ play schemes hundreds of pounds, a … Continue reading

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Croydon In Crisis: Now council wants to charge kids to play

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our cash-strapped council is so hard-up, they want to charge kids hundreds of pounds for the simple pleasure of playing in the street outside their homes. EMMA HOPE-FITCH explains Back in 2015, I had the pleasure of organising … Continue reading

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Tears in Love Lane as developer ‘parks his tanks’ in play area

KEN LEE reports on a troubling move in the battle for a community garden in Woodside, and the challenge it represents to the promises made by council leader Tony Newman The community in South Norwood and Woodside was left reeling … Continue reading

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Community activist is leading fight to save Love Lane gardens

Hear how a group of neighbours and friends in South Norwood is fighting to save their community gardens from Mayfair-based property developers, as featured in our latest Under The Flyover podcast The strength of the council’s commitment to protecting Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Council abandons ban on kids’ bikes on World Car-Free Day

Inside Croydon has made a difference, yet again, after Croydon Council was forced to drop its ban on scooters and bikes from the play street it has planned for the High Street this Saturday. Inside Croydon yesterday highlighted the imbecility … Continue reading

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Cornwall holiday inspired South Norwood mum’s first novel

GENE BRODIE, our education and libraries correspondent, reports on how a South Norwood mum-of-two has turned an idea from a holiday walk into her first published book A Croydon mum, Emma Hope-Fitch, is celebrating becoming a published author for the … Continue reading

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