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Your Park, Your Voice, Grangewood Park, Apr 10

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Going, going… Labour council flogs off parkland for £600,000

The toxic legacy of Alison Butler, Hamida Ali, Tony Newman and the rest of his numpties was hammered home this morning, with an auctioneer’s gavel. Heath Lodge, the long-neglected park keeper’s cottage in Grangewood Park, Thornton Heath, was sold by … Continue reading

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MP Reed’s letter to save park lodge ignored by Labour council

The campaign by the Friends of Grangewood Park to save a Victorian park keeper’s lodge from being sold by the cash-strapped council has attracted the support of the local MP. But even Steve Reed OBE doesn’t get replies to his … Continue reading

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Council needs to listen to the people and halt Lodge auction

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Labour-run council promised that the borough’s parks and green spaces would be safe in their hands. On Wednesday, part of a public park in Thornton Heath goes up for auction. PETER UNDERWOOD explains why he is protesting … Continue reading

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Locals to protest in Thornton Heath over sale of parkland

Nearly 5,000 people have signed a petition raised in Thornton Heath to call on the council to stop the auctioning of Heath Lodge, a former park keeper’s house in Grangewood Park, together with a chunk of parkland. A Friends group … Continue reading

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Friends hit with charges for staging party in Grangewood Park

Families, friends and neighbours from Thornton Heath, Selhurst, Upper Norwood and beyond will come together in Grangewood Park this Sunday to celebrate it becoming a public open space 120 years ago, in 1901. The 120th birthday party is being organised … Continue reading

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Happy 120th Birthday Grangewood Park celebration, Sep 12

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Reed rails against Tory plans, as his mates flog off public park

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Council pushes on with its plans to sell off part of Grangewood Park, a ‘quiet secluded oasis in the heart of a busy local area’, while Blairite MP does nothing to oppose. By STEVEN DOWNES As Steve … Continue reading

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Victory for Friends’ group as council abandons park land sale

Thousands of objections from residents have forced Croydon Council into a U-turn on its scheme to flog off a Victorian park lodge and a strip of Grangewood Park. But as our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, has discovered, despite declaring … Continue reading

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‘Sly’ council sneaks out park land sale notice over Christmas

And so it came to pass… No, not the re-telling of the Christmas story, but the local council flogging off a packet of park land in Thornton Heath. The sale of the land, plus a Victorian parkkeeper’s lodge in Grangewood … Continue reading

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Butler caught out in another lie over sale of public park land

Two years ago, the council’s deputy leader gave her word that all the borough’s parks and open spaces would be protected from development. So guess what the Labour-run council has been caught out trying to do with a much-loved park … Continue reading

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The Greatest Showman screening, Grangewood Park, Sep 20

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Join Friends of Grangewood Park for a butterfly hunt, Jul 21

Join the Friends of Grangewood Park this Sunday evening, July 21, to try and catch a glimpse of the purple hairstreak butterfly so that it can be confirmed that it’s still thriving in the park. The purple hairstreak is an … Continue reading

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Picnic In The Park, Grangewood Park SE25, Jul 14

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Friends of Grangewood Park Dog Show, Jul 14

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Picnic In The Park, Grangewood Park, Jul 15

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Butterfly Walk, Grangewood Park, Jun 23

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A stroll through Great North Wood is a step back in history

NATURE NOTES: There’s a vital link to a piece of medieval England on our Croydon door step. MOIRA O’DONNELL set off to investigate It was a photograph of a Thornton Heath street sign on Twitter that set me off on … Continue reading

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Halloween Family Spooktacular, Grangewood Park, Oct 28

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Little Wild Things forest school, Grangewood Park, Oct 26

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Grangewood Park photography competition entries close Jul 4

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Picnic In The Park, Grangewood Park, Jul 9

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Take a walk in the woods back to the time of the mammoths

While Croydon Council appears to be on a mission to concrete over every last remaining pocket of green space in the borough, there are some groups which continue to study, cherish and preserve the scraps of south London’s environmental heritage. … Continue reading

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Council gets chain reaction to Grangewood Park’s broken gate

Croydon Council has received something that is far removed from a love letter for Valentine’s Day, as residents are demanding urgent action to help protect Grangewood Park. The much-loved public open space, which includes ancient woodland on a hillside between … Continue reading

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Dozens of open spaces excluded from ‘premier league’ of parks

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the council is laying the groundwork for a privatisation-by-stealth of some of the borough’s open spaces If any more proof were required that Croydon’s worthless consultations are used to justify the council going ahead and … Continue reading

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