Tag Archives: Old Town

Council arts fund ignites row 11 years after deadly night of riots

EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The decision by the Mayor of Croydon, Jason Perry, to call a Borough of Culture funding stream “The Ignite Fund” has been slammed for being crass, ill-judged and insensitive by victims of the Croydon Riots. The … Continue reading

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Hotter than Cairo – but 100 Croydon residents left without water

Around 100 residents, including families with young children, living in a new tower block in Croydon Old Town have been left without any water supply since just after 8pm last night – on one of the hottest days, and night, … Continue reading

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Council finally starts work to clear its own Waddon fly-tip

Less than 48 hours after Inside Croydon reported how Croydon Council had blighted a youth centre in Old Town with five years’ worth of blatant fly-tipping, workers were finally dispatched by Fisher’s Folly to start the work to clear the … Continue reading

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Start It Right Easter Playscheme, Old Town, Apr 11-22

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Route masters let TfL know what they think of bus changes

Our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON takes a closer look at TfL’s proposed changes to 13 routes through Croydon and Sutton, and discovers residents’ groups and ward councillors sceptical about the service reductions London Mayor Sadiq Khan has recently said that … Continue reading

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Covid lockdown ‘could be curtains’ for business, says Reeves

Founded in Croydon Old Town 153 years ago, the House of Reeves furniture business has survived two world wars, the Great Depression in the 1930s and the night of riots and arson in 2011. They’ve even seen off competition from … Continue reading

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More than 400 veteran cars heading for Croydon this Sunday

The clocks went back by an hour on Sunday, but this weekend they will be going back more than 125 years as hundreds of veteran cars set off from London on their annual pilgrimage to Brighton, and all of them … Continue reading

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Old Town underpasses to be filled thanks to £10m TfL grant

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on moves to remove a barrier to pedestrians and cyclists which has seen the town centre split in half more than half a century The dingy, often intimidating and piss-tainted pedestrian subways under the Croydon Flyover … Continue reading

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Jubilee Bridge mural art workshop, Turf Gallery, Oct 16

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Project B ready for daytime opening on ground floor

The old, much-loved Beanos, off Surrey Street, is being put to great use, as Project B launch their daytime Café-Bar on the ground floor of this listed building. Project B’s café-bar provides a day-to-day option for people looking for a … Continue reading

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Life can be a bowl of cherries in your own urban orchard

ESIAH LEVY, @CroydonGardener on Twitter, has already explained how even the most modest of town centre homes can have a herb garden and grow their own vegetables with some raised beds. Here, he explains that producing delicious fruit is possible, … Continue reading

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Old Town residents’ meetings, June 7 and 11

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Ambitious plans announced for Old Town arts market

Next month will see the first staging of a Croydon Arts and Crafts Fair in Old Town. April 19 will see budding William Morrises setting up shop in Exchange Square, the open air arena tucked away behind Surrey Street, with … Continue reading

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