Tag Archives: Norbury

Lawyers start to look into Croydon’s temporary accommodation

A public meeting today with public interest lawyers could represent the start of a potentially long campaign to get better living conditions for hundreds of families currently housed in three former office blocks on London Road between Thornton Heath and … Continue reading

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Council’s debt costs could hit £70m next year warns Mayor

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Jason Perry says he’s still hoping to get a Government write-off of a chunk of the borough’s borrowing, but otherwise he’s short on ideas or solutions. KEN LEE endured the latest ‘Question Time’ at Norbury, so that … Continue reading

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Official opening of Maggie’s Garden, Norbury, Sep 2

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Croydon cop killer Louis De Zoysa handed life jail sentence

Murderer of Sgt Matt Ratana did not have ‘an autistic meltdown’ that led to the fatal shooting in the Windmill Road custody centre, as the defence had claimed, judge rules at emotional sentencing hearing Louis De Zoysa, who shot and … Continue reading

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Summer Fair and Market, St Philip’s, Norbury, Jul 8

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De Zoysa found guilty of murder in Croydon police station

Louis De Zoysa was today handed a guilty verdict by a jury at Northampton Crown Court for the murder in September 2020 of Police Sergeant Matt Ratana, who was shot through the heart with a pistol that the accused had … Continue reading

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Murder trial jury sees video of moment Sgt Ratana was shot

Jurors at a murder trial yesterday were shown video of the moment when, while in the Croydon Custody Centre in September 2020, a man under arrest, with his hands handcuffed behind his back and in the presence of two other … Continue reading

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No ducting the issue after grease fire at Norbury takeaway

A fire in a London Road takeaway in Norbury on Monday, which caused the evacuation of 26 people living in flats above the premises, has renewed calls for stricter safety checks on restaurant extraction systems. It took 10 fire engines … Continue reading

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Domestic abuse charity forced to leave its home in Norbury

One of the borough’s hardest working charities, the Cassandra Centre, based off London Road in Norbury, is being forced to move out of Croydon, confronted by rising hire charges and the complete withdrawal of funding from the local council. For … Continue reading

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‘The Nijinsky of India’ is celebrated in museum exhibition

An extraordinary life which began in Bangalore and ended in Croydon is remembered and celebrated in an exhibition about dancer Ram Gopal currently running at the Museum of Croydon. Entitled “I saw a god dance”, the exhibition highlights Gopal’s contribution … Continue reading

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New school streets are only ‘temporary’ according to council

Works start this week on 10 “Healthy School Streets” – the council says they are on a trial basis – which will come into effect on March 13. School streets restrict access to motor vehicles on designated roads where there … Continue reading

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Friends of Norbury Park Clean-up event, Feb 25

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Cherry Orchard Garden Centre could be offered CAT reprieve

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The cash-strapped council’s efforts to reduce its operating costs could see up to seven public-owned assets transferred to community groups, including a much-loved garden centre in the town centre that was under threat of closure. EXCLUSIVE by … Continue reading

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Norbury restaurant Via offers atmospheric stopping off point

Too many people might think that Norbury is just somewhere on the A23 that they pass on their way to Brixton or, in the opposite direction, to Croydon. Norbury is somewhere you go “via”. Thus, Norbury’s newest restaurant is called … Continue reading

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More rail cuts coming down the line thanks to Tory Treasury

Funding formula for the country’s biggest railway operator represents  ‘levelling down’ for London, according to a member of one of the largest passenger user groups More Southern and Thameslink railway timetable changes were slipped out last week, just ahead of … Continue reading

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Police begin arson investigation into Norbury grassfires

Scotland Yard has this morning announced that they are conducting an arson investigation into a large grassfire in Norbury in June, and they have released images of a man with a knife acting suspiciously in the area that they want … Continue reading

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LFB’s urgent appeal for greater care to prevent grass fires

The London Fire Brigade has issued an urgent public warning for people to take greater care to avoid the risk of starting grass fires during the current heatwave. An amber warning for extreme heat between today and Sunday across parts … Continue reading

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Part-time Perry uses Labour budget to outsource graffiti team

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest dollop of hypocrisy and deceit to be issued on behalf of the Tory Mayor Jason Perry, Croydon’s part-time Mayor, has spent even more public money to burnish his own reputation, this time … Continue reading

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Residents were evacuated as grass fire took hold in Norbury

Police investigation underway into causes of the large blaze, which Fire Brigade says threatened to spread to ‘a whole street of houses’ Croydon parks friends groups and volunteers who help out around some of the borough’s open spaces and beauty … Continue reading

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Whopper offer as Burger King opens Norbury delivery site

Burger King is offering 1,000 free Whoppers ordered via the Deliveroo app from its new delivery kitchen in Norbury as part of a “Whopper Wednesday” deal. In addition to the signature flame-grilled beef burger being up for grabs as part … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick abandons its planning consents and 23 sites

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The council this week set light to a ‘bonfire of the vanities’, abandoning planning applications on 477 homes around the borough in development proposals by their failed house builders. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Croydon Council has dumped … Continue reading

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Quirks on display as Croydon embraces the Jubilee party

Communities across Croydon have embraced the four-day Platinum Jubilee weekend with the kind of gusto you’d expect after a couple of locked down, grim years. There’s been with sandwiches and Scotch eggs, cake after cake, cardboard cups of Prosecco, welly … Continue reading

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Cassandra Centre Jubilee Celebration, Norbury, Jun 2

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Love Norbury’s knitters are getting ready for Jubilee party

There are so many plans underway for street parties around the borough that are sure to live long in the memory, but the people at Love Norbury think that their offering on June 4 will hit the community vibe sweet … Continue reading

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Norbury Hill Cubs are for the long jump with Jade Johnson

Commonwealth Games and European athletics championships medallist Jade Johnson will be visiting Norbury Hill Cubs on Saturday morning to put them through their paces. Johnson, recently appointed club Patron at Herne Hill Harriers, will be unveiling the new scooter rack … Continue reading

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