Tag Archives: Purley Way Playing Fields

Bees attack! Swarm puts sting in the tail of Purley Way party

The “world’s biggest party” finished with a sting for many at MattsBBQ on Saturday night, when a swarm of bees descended on Purley Way playing fields. The bees “attack” was video’d by some of the thousands of party-goers, showing terrified … Continue reading

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Road closures from Purley to South Croydon for MattsBBQ

A mile-long stretch of Pampisford Road between South Croydon and Purley, plus Waddon Way and other residential side roads on the Waddon Estate, are to be closed to traffic all day on Saturday, because someone called Matt is having a … Continue reading

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Purley Way sports pavilion destroyed in suspected arson fire

One of the council-owned sports pavilions on the Purley Way playing fields was destroyed by fire at the weekend. According to the emergency services, no one was hurt in the blaze, the incident captured in dramatic style by local resident … Continue reading

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Council planners urge developer to pre-empt Local Plan

It isn’t only over suburban blocks of flats that the council planning department appears to work against the interests of the residents they are supposed to serve. Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES reveals how officials have been persuading one developer to … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Croydon South, Environment, Heather Cheesbrough, Housing, Joy Prince, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Neil Garratt, Planning, Property, Purley Way, Purley Way Lido, Robert Canning, Sadiq Khan, Waddon, Wing Yip | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Council’s ‘underhand’ plan to stage rave in conservation area

A consultation deadline passed this week, almost certainly unnoticed by thousands of residents – just the way the council likes it – as Town Hall officials make preparations for up to 15,000 to attend raves and other events in the … Continue reading

Posted in Addington, Addington Residents' Association, Andrew Pelling, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Joy Prince, Lloyd Park, Robert Canning, Simon Hall, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Parks football teams in line for £5m Premier League boost

Billionaire clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal could soon be contributing towards improved facilities for park football in Croydon. Croydon has made a successful preliminary bid to Sport England and the Football Association for schemes at Ashburton Park and … Continue reading

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Council’s parks contractor is ‘surprised that the grass grows’

A Croydon councillor has today criticised the council’s parks contractor, saying that Quadron has been “surprised that the grass grows”. Many of the borough’s parks and open spaces have not undergone a routine grass cutting over the spring. But this … Continue reading

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Take a tip: councils often powerless against fly-tippers

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For all the T-shirts, grandstanding and threats of dire consequences if anyone gets caught dumping rubbish in the borough, Stuart Collins, the cabinet member responsible for the state of our streets, this week all but admitted the council … Continue reading

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