Tag Archives: Queens Gardens

Butler in U-turn over parks protection: ‘Nothing to see here’

Alison Butler, the Croydon Council cabinet member responsible for planning, has made a U-turn over the future planning status of the borough’s parks. On Saturday, Inside Croydon reported how the government planning inspector had rejected Croydon Council’s efforts to apply … Continue reading

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Origami to unfold a dance festival in Queen’s Gardens

This Saturday will see two free dance performances in Croydon town centre. Dance Umbrella, the annual London-wide contemporary dance festival, is coming to Queen’s Gardens to present a work called Origami which, according to a council-issued press release, is “a … Continue reading

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Need to keep Pride close to the beating heart of the town

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The borough’s Pride festival last weekend found a town centre location that worked well. CATHERINE SHELLEY congratulates the organisers and offers a couple of suggestions The buzz around Queen’s Gardens on Saturday suggested that people enjoyed the second … Continue reading

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Saffron Central wants to go out with one last burst of colour

Croydon’s town centre saffron farm is again appealing for donations and volunteers for one last summer spree of colour before the builders move in on Queen’s Gardens and the site of the former council offices. This year’s theme is to … Continue reading

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Croydon Pridefest 2017, Queen’s Gardens, Jul 15

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Pridefest returns in 2017 to celebrate 50 years of equality

Croydon will be staging its Pride parade and festival on July 15, with live music, dance, food and drink for all to enjoy in Queen’s Gardens. The festival which will also feature stalls and exhibits, will have cabaret and comedy … Continue reading

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Council-backed £800,000 flats cast a shadow over public park

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Amid the ludicrous claims that £800,000 yuppie apartments to be built on the site of former council offices at Taberner House are in any way “affordable”, LEWIS WHITE attended last week’s consultation session which also confirmed that developers … Continue reading

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