Tag Archives: Purley

Wetherspoons confirm closure of Purley pub as Brexit bites

The Foxley Hatch in Purley is to close by the end of October, one of 32 Wetherspoons pubs put up for sale across the country. The Foxley Hatch will be the third Wetherspoons in Croydon to close this year, following … Continue reading

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Council delays and lack of enforcement cause residents misery

Council planners have ignored an Order from a High Court judge over the granting of retrospective permission for a block of flats in Sanderstead. But as STEVE WHITESIDE explains, the case of 54 Arkwright Road is far from an isolated … Continue reading

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Purley Lit programme of talks for 2022-23, from Oct 11

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Death announced of Selsdon Vale councillor Badsha Quadir

Badsha Quadir, a Conservative councillor for Selsdon Vale and Forestdale, has died while on a visit to India. He was 64. Colleagues suggest that Quadir had been unwell for some time. “Badsha was a kind, gentle man and a valued … Continue reading

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Shirley and Mitcham grass fires add to litany of call-outs

Despite a full-on media campaign last week to try to persuade the public to take special care in the capital’s tinder-dry parks and open spaces in the exceptionally hot weather, the London Fire Brigade were called out to “a large … Continue reading

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Purley home’s guide to helping elderly stay healthy in heat

A Purley care home has shared advice to support older members of the community to stay hydrated as temperatures soar across the country. A free booklet, Making Every Drink Count, written by Care UK’s catering team, is available to download … Continue reading

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Later life planning advice session, Chestnut Gardens, Aug 31

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Purley’s new street market ‘postponed until further notice’

Purley Market, which was due to be held outside the leisure centre and along the High Street tomorrow, has been cancelled. The monthly markets, an innovation from the Purley Business Improvement District, have been “postponed until further notice”. Purley BID … Continue reading

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August events at Barchester’s Chestnut Gardens home, Purley

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Monthly book club, Chestnut Gardens, Purley, from Aug 9

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Rish! Sunak brings the Tory leadership contest to Purley

Our mole in the Croydon Conservatives was quite impressed by the flying visit of the former Chancellor. And with his shoes Liz is down in Surrey but we’re told she’ll come to visit us, too. But with a good two … Continue reading

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Purley BID presents Purley Market, first Sat of every month

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Big Church Sports Day, Woodcote High, July 23

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Purley day nursery opening in September to create 30 jobs

A new Bright Horizons nursery in Purley will be led by manager Gemma Bruton when it opens this September. The new Purley Day Nursery and Preschool is on Whytecliffe Road North, not far from Purley Station or the main Brighton … Continue reading

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Chari-tree: re-green your neighbourhood with planting scheme

A charity sponsorship scheme launched last year, and publicised here on Inside Croydon, has directly led to 10 sponsorship requests, as more than 100 new trees have been planted around the borough in the past 10 months as a result … Continue reading

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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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Biggest rail strike for 30 years could see network in meltdown

Even Southern, a rail network where its workers are not striking, is asking passengers not to travel next week. By JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent Train operators are appealing to their regular passengers and commuters not to travel next week, when … Continue reading

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No Overall Control: full election results for Croydon’s 28 wards

No overall control. After weeks of campaigning, all the voting and, eventually, all the counting was concluded three days after the polls closed, the final results of the 2022 Croydon local elections were in. With the borough’s first Green councillors … Continue reading

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Erato Orchestra, Beethoven concert, Purley, May 21

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Dozens of south London routes to be hit by bus drivers’ strike

There’s more disruption coming on the buses, with nearly 30 routes across south London likely to be affected when around 1,000 drivers based at Croydon, Brixton, Norwood and Thornton Heath garages stage three days of strike action in May. It … Continue reading

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John Fisher governors get Ofsted backing in gay author row

Teachers are on strike at John Fisher School today, with the backing of the majority of parents, as well as former governors and even Ofsted, as the row with the school’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese rumbles into a third month. Governors … Continue reading

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School streets are back with a £60 bang – with more to come

As Croydon pupils yesterday packed their satchels and rucksacks and headed back to school for the final term of this academic year, so the council has reintroduced 10 school streets, with restrictions on traffic. The school streets were “paused” by … Continue reading

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Amberley Lodge celebrate Queenie’s glorious 101-year reign

Queenie Read celebrated her 101st birthday in style last week with a special birthday party at Care UK’s Amberley Lodge, on Downlands Road in Purley. For the milestone birthday, the home’s team organised an afternoon tea party, surrounded by Queenie’s … Continue reading

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Take your pick: our ward-by-ward guide to council elections

With a complete listing of all the candidates in Croydon’s May 5 councillor vote, political editor WALTER CRONXITE provides a guide to where the contest for the Town Hall might be won or lost The introduction of Croydon’s first democratically-elected, … Continue reading

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