Tag Archives: Norwood Junction

Cabinet member says Brick by Brick could build on libraries

GENE BRODIE, our bookish gyms correspondent, on the latest inadvertent slip by a council cabinet member which betrays the next possible target for the council’s ‘award-winning’ house-builders Brick by Brick’s insatiable appetite for turning public property into mainly private flats … Continue reading

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MP backs Network Rail plans to unblock Croydon bottleneck

Croydon leads the way in one respect, at least: it has become the “most challenging bottleneck on Britain’s railway”. That’s according to Network Rail, and they should know. Network Rail has announced a public consultation into its multi-million-pound plans to … Continue reading

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Timetable promises to get commuter trains back on track

What does the timetable changes later this month do for the rail users of Croydon and Sutton? CHARLES KING takes a look In March, Charles Horton, the chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway, stated in the Metro newspaper that the … Continue reading

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Energy Garden at West Croydon joins Overground grand tour

Energy gardens at Norwood Junction and West Croydon are to form part of a magical tour of the London Overground network this Saturday. The organisers say, “Energy Garden is one big community and we want to get together to take … Continue reading

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Page Turners to tackle Hardy classic at their February meet

The Page Turners, now touting itself as South Norwood’s friendliest book group, will be looking at Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd at its February meeting. At just over a year old, the group has read authors as diverse … Continue reading

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Page Turners’ book club looks to Winter this month

The South Norwood book club, Page Turners, meets on November 3, to share their views on Patrick Gale’s acclaimed novel, A Place Called Winter. Short-listed for the 2015 Costa Prize – which makes it eminently suited for reading in a … Continue reading

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Croydon passengers have to stand against worsening service

Government figures confirm the dire over-crowding on our commuter rail services, but as transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports, the Department of Transport refuses to take any immediate action It will come as no consolation to all those commuters from Croydon, … Continue reading

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