Tag Archives: Environment

Volunteers get together to help maintain Croydon’s park life

Our environmental affairs correspondent, CHRIS PECKHAM, reports on a new group established to safeguard our green spaces Last week saw the latest meeting of the fledgling Croydon Parks, Woodlands and Greenspaces Forum: a group that brings together all of the … Continue reading

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Put River Wandle in the picture for chance of £600 first prize

Photographers are being encouraged with a £600 first prize to capture the essence of the River Wandle. The Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust is running the competition, which will provide images of the river for its website.

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Frog night at Wandle Park, Thu Apr 30

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Wandle Park River and Pond Day, Apr 12

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Volunteers required for Wandle Park heritage walks project

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Friends of the Earth Green Beanfeast, Green Dragon, Dec 15

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South Norwood Country Park family fun day, Oct 25

Family Fun Day South Norwood Country Park Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12 noon – 4pm       Have fun with nature! Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of activities bushcraft, den building, water filters, natural navigation, bug hunts, nature walks, games, … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship scheme gets to work on the Wandle Valley

A horticulture training scheme in the Wandle Valley is being launched tomorrow by Groundwork London. Working together with housing associations and local authorities, Groundwork London uses environmentally sustainable schemes to try to fulfill three main aims: “creating better places”; “greener … Continue reading

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Fundraising walkabout at Beddington Farmlands, Aug 30

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Life can be a bowl of cherries in your own urban orchard

ESIAH LEVY, @CroydonGardener on Twitter, has already explained how even the most modest of town centre homes can have a herb garden and grow their own vegetables with some raised beds. Here, he explains that producing delicious fruit is possible, … Continue reading

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Raise your garden’s prospects with new beds and some worms

ESIAH LEVY, @CroydonGardener on Twitter, suggests that using raised beds in small town centre gardens and yards is an excellent way to grow a range of healthy – and productive – plants  Having a raised bed in any garden is … Continue reading

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Summer butterfly walk, Farthing Down, July 20

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Croydon Green Fair, North End, June 14

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Visit Selsdon Woods for coppicing and charcoal-making

The Friends of Selsdon Wood are holding its annual charcoal-making event this bank holiday weekend, May 24 to 26. The Friends’ team will be led by Neale Fox, but more helpers are welcome to volunteer. Timings may vary depending on the … Continue reading

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Lambert and Lucas focus on the fracking threat in the capital

Caroline Lucas, the country’s first Green MP, and London’s Green MEP Jean Lambert will be in Croydon this afternoon to highlight the threat of fracking in the capital. Lambert and Lucas will visit a potential fracking site just a few … Continue reading

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Volunteers wanted to help chart the Wandle’s history

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Put in the Groundwork to help reflect the River Wandle on film

An environmental charity is working this summer to produce a film to tell the story of the River Wandle, and they want community groups and locals to help make the film. Groundwork is a national charity, established over more than … Continue reading

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Stop The Incinerator ‘Beer and Bingo’ fund-raiser: Apr 28

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Croydon among worst boroughs for axing street trees

In Croydon, where hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate their homes in February due to flooding following the wettest winter since records began, the council has managed to axe 1,703 street trees in three years – about 5 per … Continue reading

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Jones critical of ‘crass stupidity’ of national flood planning

What can be done to avoid the worst impact of the floods that have blighted large areas of Kenley and Purley, and closed a major A-road in the area for the best part of a month? Jenny Jones, the 2012 … Continue reading

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JLS singer ‘horrified’ by toxic pollution caused by incinerator

JLS singer Jonathan “JB” Gill has added the X Factor to the anti-incinerator campaign by giving his personal endorsement to the rapidly growing local movement that is bidding to stop the building of a waste incinerator at Beddington Lane. “At … 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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Croydon Ecology Centre open weekend: June 8-9

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield House is staging its summer open weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9. Open from 11am to 5pm both days, entry is free. At 3pm each day, there is a guided tour of the … Continue reading

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Croydon Green Fair 2013: North End, June 15

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Music to your ears? An everyday – and night – tale of Croydon

Driven out of their home by loud music from next door, after a sleepless night for himself and young son, a resident of THORNTON HEATH has contacted Inside Croydon about the council’s lack of protection for some of its residents … Continue reading

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