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Croydon Family Fun Days, various venues, Apr 3-15

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Trampoline park puts the bounce back into the Colonnades

There’s been a new spring being put into the Colonnades Leisure Park this spring, with a trampoline centre opening there next month.

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Buses set to by-pass Colonnades and Purley Way superstore

Transport for London has this week begun a consultation on streamlining two Croydon bus routes, the 289 and 455, in and around the Purley Way. TfL wants to eliminate the loop into the Colonnades complex currently on the 289 route, … Continue reading

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Amazon is parking a dirty problem on residential streets

Christmas must be coming, the goose is getting fat, and van drivers for tax-dodging Amazon are already starting to take the piss. Amazon has a large distribution depot in Croydon, on Queensway, just off the Purley Way. It receives bulk … Continue reading

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Tory MP calls for gypsy site to be built in Labour ward

Chris Philp, the Tory MP for Croydon South, has gone into full-on suburban Nimby mode, lodging formal objections to outline proposals to create a traveller and gypsy site at Purley Oaks. Even the local dump in the MP’s true blue … Continue reading

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Waddon parkland is earmarked for new secondary school

Might Chris Philp, the Tory MP for Croydon South, get his wish for a grammar school in his constituency? With the Tory government determined to push through schools selection at 11-plus, Croydon could soon get its first grammar school in … Continue reading

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Citizens Advice fund-raising quiz night, Purley Way, Nov 9

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Discover the history of the Purley Way, CNHSS talk, Oct 17

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society’s regular series of activities continues on October 17 with an illustrated talk about the industries and architecture of Croydon’s first bypass, the Purley Way. The talk will be presented by Celia Bailey with … Continue reading

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Nature bloomed as Quadron let grass grow under our feet

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Back in June, we reported how the council’s parks contractor was struggling to fulfil its duties by keeping all the borough’s green spaces in good order through grass cutting. As we head into autumn, ALEC SELVON-BRUCE suggests that … Continue reading

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Council says it can’t afford leaflets to publicise Cruise ban

The dangerous Croydon Cruise staged along Imperial Way is now subject to a High Court injunction, with those breaking the legal ruling facing unlimited fines, two years in prison, or both. But yesterday’s application nearly failed thanks to the lawyers … Continue reading

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Assembly Member’s lunch at the Hilton excludes smaller firms

Steve O’Connell, the very well-paid London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, clearly has no belief in the old adage that “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. The elected representative is the star turn at a local business … Continue reading

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TfL’s £7.6m grant for 20mph zones and road ‘improvements’

Croydon’s councillors will have an opportunity next Monday to demonstrate that they have grasped Einstein’s definition of insanity, and that they won’t be doing the same thing and expecting different results over the spending of millions of pounds on often … Continue reading

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Hot dogs and microchips could be back on menu for Croydon

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home say that if there is sufficient demand, they will repeat the highly successful pets free advice day which they staged with the PDSA and Cats Protection on a sunny day in Croydon last week. “Promoting … Continue reading

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Animal charities stage event for pet owners Purley Way, Aug 17

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has teamed up with Cats Protection and the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals to hold a free event addressing pet owners’ various needs at John Lewis Home on the Purley Way this Wednesday August 17. … Continue reading

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Council get the humps to put Imperial Way on Cruise control

Croydon Council wants to install speed humps on the borough’s roads for the first time in 10 years – but it took the death of a young father to persuade them to take any action. The “Croydon Cruise” has become … Continue reading

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Croydon’s industrial history walk, Wandle Park, Jul 3

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Fight back against pollution with your own air monitor

How polluted is the air that you and your family breathe? Air pollution is the biggest cause of early deaths in Britain, after smoking. It’s an invisible killer, so you aren’t even aware that you’re breathing it in. Croydon, with … Continue reading

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Purley Way Retail Park snapped up in £45m property deal

A large tract of industrial estate alongside the A23 Purley Way has changed hands in a £45.6-million property deal, as developers move in on Croydon possibly with the expectation of profiting from the area’s house-building drive. LaSalle Investment Management has … Continue reading

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Road closure planned for Imperial Way after Cruise crashes

Police are using emergency powers to close a road off the Purley Way tonight to stop the weekly Croydon Cruise. Action has been taken in the past to restrict the informal event on Imperial Way, but this is thought to … Continue reading

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Office furniture recycling company arrives on Purley Way

London Re-use, a social enterprise company which recycles and re-uses office furniture, has opened a warehouse in Croydon, off the Purley Way. London Re-use is specialises in high-quality office furniture sales and collection services, and offers carbon diversion reporting to … Continue reading

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Valley Park shoppers ‘trapped’ without help on Bank Holiday

A two-car collision on the Purley Way left hundreds of Bank Holiday shoppers at Valley Park frustrated and angry, as they were stuck in the shopping and leisure centre’s car park for hours. It is the second time this year … Continue reading

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Planners should be ashamed over Purley Way’s air pollution

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our coverage of the planning permission granted to a Harris Federation primary school beside the A23 Purley Way has drawn widespread condemnation from readers. Here, CONNIE MINTON vents her feelings about the long-term health dangers of air pollution … Continue reading

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Purley Way air quality figures that are sure to leave you gasping

Earlier this month, Inside Croydon reported how the council’s planning committee had granted permission for a 540-pupil primary school to be built alongside one of the busiest – and most polluting – arterial roads in the capital, the A23 Purley … Continue reading

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Council planning committee approves primary school build alongside one of London’s most badly polluted roads

Croydon Council’s planning committee last night granted approval for a school, for children as young as five, to be built alongside one of the most polluted roads in London, the A23 Purley Way. Official air quality readings in the past … Continue reading

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Discover the history and lost industries of Purley Way

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society is staging a couple of walks and a visit over the next couple of Sundays. This weekend, on March 6, Tom Smith, the council’s former volunteering and learning officer at Wandle Park, will … Continue reading

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