Tag Archives: Parks

Public parks are suffering effects of decades of malign neglect

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The loss of the council’s professional gardeners, as reported earlier this week, is the latest stage in a long process that has eroded a once-proud civic service, says LEWIS WHITE Council parks departments used to have area senior … Continue reading

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Scientists want your help to find a spike in hedgehog numbers

Conservationists are asking Croydon’s garden owners to undertake some survey work which could help to save the hedgehog. This week, the first national Hedgehog Housing Census has been launched by Hedgehog Street, a national campaign set up by wildlife charities … Continue reading

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Go a’wassailing in the orchard of A’ddiscombe Railway Park

A strange and ancient ritual, which is said to date back to Anglo-Saxon times and can often involve lots of hearty singing and, it must be said, when some drink is taken, is coming to Addiscombe Railway Park on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Volunteers get together to help maintain Croydon’s park life

Our environmental affairs correspondent, CHRIS PECKHAM, reports on a new group established to safeguard our green spaces Last week saw the latest meeting of the fledgling Croydon Parks, Woodlands and Greenspaces Forum: a group that brings together all of the … Continue reading

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Park benches provide another boost to volunteers’ efforts

Two months into the summer season of lawn bowls and a re-opened putting green, and the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green are looking for more help, this time to offer out-of-school-hours lessons for youngsters. Buoyed by the success of … Continue reading

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