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Council rejects private school’s planning scheme for Heathfield

A planning application from a private education business to make extensive alterations to Heathfield House, a listed building owned by Croydon Council, has been refused. As Inside Croydon reported in June, Cressey College has been renting the building from the … Continue reading

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MP joins objectors as Heathfield House plans get called in

A council official-backed proposal to convert Heathfield House into a special school, surrounding it with 9ft-high prison-style fencing, has been “called in” for consideration by the planning committee. Today is the final day for residents and interested bodies to lodge … Continue reading

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Alderman criticises handing Heathfield to profit-making school

A private school that charges £81,000 per year for some of its pupils is accused of doing work on the ‘cheap’ with its proposals, including ugly 9-foot-high fencing around a listed Victorian building A Croydon alderman, and former cabinet member … Continue reading

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9ft fence for special school could ruin listed Heathfield House

Our south of the borough correspondent, PEARL LEE, on the disposal of another of Croydon’s heritage assets – with a listed building being rented out on the cheap to a multi-million-pound education company that charges its pupils up to £81,000 … Continue reading

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Council gardeners are now an endangered species in Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: While the new Mayor announces the restoration of some services, such as the graffiti-cleaning team, other parts of the fabric of the borough are still vanishing, like red-list endangered species, in this year’s £38m round of cut-backs. PETER … Continue reading

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Public outcry as council off-loads historic Heathfield House

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The future of a long-established ecology charity has been placed under threat, as well as hundreds of school visits conducted annually, by a council plan to lease out a publicly-owned listed building. By our environment correspondent, PAUL … Continue reading

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Heathfield House Grand Christmas Bazaar, Coombe Lane, Dec 1

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Green Heritage Fair, Croydon Ecology Centre, Sep 14-15

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Plane-spotting at Croydon Ecology Centre, Heathfield, Aug 18

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Plant and Seedling Sale, Heathfield House, May 19

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Ecology Centre annual meeting, Heathfield House, Mar 23

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Apple Day at Croydon Ecology Centre, Heathfield House, Oct 7

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Green Heritage Fair, Heathfield House, Sep 15-16

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Cream teas and plane-spotting, Heathfield House, Aug 18-19

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LOOP around for buckets in trees and bluebells in the woods

WANDLE WANDERER: At a rare sighting of the sun, and with the promise of spring finally arriving some time soon, KEN TOWL sets off on the latest stage of his exploration of the London LOOP, from Coombe Lane to Hamsey … Continue reading

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Heathfield House Grand Christmas Bazaar, Dec 3

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Bramley Bank is magical, especially off the beaten track

NATURE NOTES: MOIRA O’DONNELL this week takes you on a guided tour of one of her favourite parts of Croydon Bramley Bank Nature Reserve. Just its name is enough to conjure up the image of an enchanted place, full of … Continue reading

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Heathfield House opens its orchard for Apple Day, Oct 1

It is Apple Day at Heathfield House next Sunday, October 1. Apple Day offers an opportunity to taste some of the old (pre-1900) varieties of apples growing in our organic old varieties’ conservation orchard. It is also a rare opportunity … Continue reading

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Croydon Ecology Centre Green Heritage Fair, Sep 16-17

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Ecology Centre plant sale, Heathfield House, May 7

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Heathfield House Grand Christmas Bazaar, Dec 4

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Bee World at Heathfield House autumn blooms, Nov 6

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Green Heritage Fair, Heathfield House, Sep 17-18

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Pruning masterclass at Heathfield Ecology Centre, Jul 30

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Plant and seedlings sale at Heathfield House, May 15

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield House is staging its annual, fund-raising plant and seedling sale on Sunday May 15, from noon to 4.30. Light lunches, teas and refreshments will also be available. “Our annual sale is one of our … Continue reading

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