Tag Archives: Purley

Four residents’ associations join protest petition on planning

KEN LEE reports on growing support for a petition over the conduct of the council’s planning committee Four more residents’ associations from around the borough have added their endorsement to a petition which questions the integrity of the council’s planning … Continue reading

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£85m Purley Way scheme is ‘more dangerous’ for cyclists

Transport for London’s revised plans for turning the notorious Fiveways junction on the A23 in Waddon into Fourways have been harshly criticised for ignoring TfL’s own standards for safer roads, the new plans are said to be based on a … Continue reading

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Gap in hospital provision that stretches district nurse service

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The services provided at Purley Hospital assume that patients only need treatment from 9 to 5, Monday to Friday. This glaring gap in provision is stupidity, says PAT GAUGE Purley Hospital’s GP Hub is not funded to do … Continue reading

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Brains of Purley fundraiser that isn’t taking the PPP

A local cancer charity is recruiting the brains and brawn of Purley to raise extra cash, in a bid to break last year’s £6,000 fund-raising record. The South East Cancer Help Centre (SECHC) is calling on local shops, businesses, schools, … Continue reading

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Council is splashing the cash for another swimming summer

Croydon’s Labour council has splashed the cash again, to give the borough’s under-16-year-olds free swimming sessions over the summer holidays. The free offer runs from Monday July 26 to Tuesday September 4. “This is the fourth summer in a row … Continue reading

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Purley film-maker looking for family ties of colonial engineer

A documentary film-maker who lives in Purley is appealing for help to delve into the colonial past of India and to track down family and descendents of a pioneering British engineer whose life’s work has helped to save the lives … Continue reading

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Incinerating council wants to ban back garden bonfires

Croydon is a borough council where its officials think nothing of providing false and misleading reports to planning committees, claiming that there is no air pollution issues on the A23 Purley Way near the Fiveways Junction. This happened when the … Continue reading

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