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Lloyd Park stages first track and race trial for England Athletics

MATTHEW KIERNAN reports on how local runners tried out the ‘new normal’ on Saturday. Photos: NIGEL BRAMLEY By this time of year usually, the country’s hardened distance runners, fun runners and joggers would be two months into their winter of … Continue reading

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Lloyd Park café opens with ‘Rainbow Boy’ art at its heart

There surely can be no more difficult time to try to open a new business than the present, especially if your business is in the hospitality trade and the nation is under coronavirus lockdown. But that’s the hand that has … Continue reading

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Cancer Research fires starter’s gun for autumn charity runs

Today should have seen the staging of the 40th London Marathon. But the decision to postpone the event for the first time in its history was taken a month ago, in common with many sports and charity events – including … Continue reading

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Does your street have its very own ‘Banksy’ rainbow yet?

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Friends of Lloyd Park Conservation Day, Feb 9

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Get in the running for Croydon’s Race for Life on July 5

Fun runners, racers, joggers and those who want to get a bit fitter and raise cash for charity have just one week left to register for this year’s Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Croydon and still be eligible … Continue reading

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Lloyd’s legacy to Croydon offers a real breath of fresh air

DAVID WHITE on one of Croydon’s greatest, greenest assets For all its faults and challenges, Croydon is a great place to live. One feature which makes it great in my eyes is its parks and green spaces. All 127 of … Continue reading

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Friends of Lloyd Park bulb-planting, Nov 9

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FOLP Lloyd Park to Shirley Park autumn walk, Sep 29

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Croydon Wayfinder Walks Family Day, Lloyd Park, Aug 10

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Friends of Lloyd Park summer walk to Addington Hills, Jul 7

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Beenie Man accuses Newman of stealing music festival idea

Jamaican reggae star Beenie Man has accused Tony Newman and Croydon Council of stealing the concept of The Ends Festival, and of cultural appropriation. The three-day Ends Festival was staged in Lloyd Park last weekend, having sold-out more than 40,000 … Continue reading

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Peddle My Wheels pop-up bike markets, Jun 10-15

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Nature Photography session, Lloyd Park, May 12

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Friends of Lloyd Park spring walk, Apr 21

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Co-op dish up food ideas to help Lloyd Parkrunners keep fit

Lloyd Park’s Parkrun runners – at least those who had not scooted north to Leeds for the National cross-country – had a special treat on Saturday as Co-op, the local community retailer, handed out free recipe boxes containing healthy food … Continue reading

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Friends of Lloyd Park guided history walk, Feb 17

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Build delays will keep Coombe Wood in cabins for another year

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, on the slow progress at Croydon’s new selective school South Croydon residents were shocked last week when street notices appeared, followed by letters through their doors, announcing an unexpected new planning application not only to … Continue reading

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Step out to help raise funds for Mayday children’s cancer unit

Sunday May 5 is the date set for the first large-scale fundraiser for The Lily Pad Appeal, which is trying to raise £750,000 for a state-of-the-art children’s oncology unit as part of the new Integrated Paediatric Village at Mayday, Croydon … Continue reading

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The Great Croydon 5K walk for Chartwell Cancer Trust, May 5

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Race For Life puts everyone in the running in Lloyd Park

Race For Life returns to Croydon, Crystal Palace and other south London venues in 2019, with the organisers offering a 30 per cent discount on entry fees for anyone who signs up in January. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life … Continue reading

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Friends of Lloyd Park post-Christmas walk, Boxing Day

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The Ends three-day music festival is announced for Lloyd Park

At last, Croydon is to get the sort of live music event it deserves, with The Ends Festival being staged over three days next summer in Lloyd Park. There’s a 15,000 daily capacity for the festival, which is being held … Continue reading

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Planning granted for school without transport safety scheme

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on more broken promises from Croydon Council’s planning department Planning permission has been granted by Croydon Council for the permanent buildings for a 1,680-pupil school on re-designated Green Belt playing fields near Lloyd Park – but … Continue reading

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Friends of Lloyd Park autumn ecology walk, Oct 21

The Friends of Lloyd Park group is staging an Autumn Ecology Walk on October 21, led by led by the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society.

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