Tag Archives: Recreation and Sports

Follow in the footsteps of “Puff Puff” Pirie: Dec 1

Run in the footsteps of south London’s greatest distance runner in a special race staged over some of the most beautiful country, and demanding hills, in south-east England. Six decades before Mo Farah, Britain had a world record-breaking distance runner … Continue reading

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Stanley Lives – open day in South Norwood: Oct 12

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Old Coulsdon Residents’ autumn meeting: Sep 26

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Tea at Five at the Spread Eagle: Oct 2-4

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Green Heritage Fair at Heathfield House: Sep 21-22

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield House invites you to join them to celebrate the dedicated work of volunteers and professionals from conservation groups who have been caring for the wonderful woodlands and open spaces in and around the borough. … Continue reading

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Friends of Ashburton Park meeting: Sep 11

The recently formed Friends of Ashburton Park will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday September 11 at 6.30pm in front of the Old Library. “We want to hear residents’ views on the sale of the building, discover what people … Continue reading

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Old Mid-Whits hockey open day: Sep 8

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Upper Norwood library appeals for garden volunteers

ROBERT GIBSON, a trustee of the Upper Norwood Library Trust and a member of Crystal Palace Transition Town steering group, calls on the local community to rally round Are you around on Saturday, July 27, at 2pm? We need your … Continue reading

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Coulsdon bowling green re-opens after council cuts

Marlpit Lane bowling green in Coulsdon, after facing possible closure when Croydon Council withdrew funding for the sports venue in 2011, is once again open. The green can be used by experienced players to enjoy a game of bowls, or … Continue reading

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Community Question Time: Wed July 17

The Voice newspaper and Croydon BME Forum are holding a Community Question Time on Wednesday, July 17, from 5.30pm to 8pm at Croydon Town Hall in Katherine Street. The panel will include local MPs and council representatives and topics will … Continue reading

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School’s out: South Norwood picnic – July 19

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Transition Town team ready to open community garden

SUSAN OLIVER on a couple of important Green events around the borough in the coming week Chard and turnip greens have already been reaped. The onions are coming along, the potatoes are starting to peep, and the calendula and cosmos … Continue reading

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Friends of Millers Pond Annual Fayre: Saturday July 20

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South Norwood Arts Festival finale: Sunday July 14

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Ryelands School summer fair: June 29

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Art for heart’s sake: seeing the world afresh

SUSAN OLIVER, pictured left, ahead of the South Norwood Arts Festival, outlines how she discovered her own artistic bliss Most people know me as a gardener and bee-keeper. But quietly, in the background, I’ve been seeking my own personal revolution … Continue reading

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Bradmore Green Pond photography competition: July 6

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Has Croydon BID’s get up and go got up and gone?

Croydon BID – the Business Improvement District – is the go-getting organisation, made up of the major traders in and around the Whitgift Centre. Although, when we say “go-getting”…

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St Giles School invites you to its annual Fun Day: June 15

St Giles, the special school on Pampisford Road for pupils with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and learning difficulties, aged from 4 to 19, is staging its annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 15, from noon to 3pm, and … Continue reading

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Addiscombe Festival organisers on weather watch for Sunday

Rain, rain go away… The organisers of the Addiscombe Carnival, to be staged in Ashburton Park on Sunday, May 26 from 11am, deserve a bit of good luck, and a ray of sunshine. Last year’s festival, due to be staged … Continue reading

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Ronnie Corbett to start Lloyd Park charity walk

Ronnie Corbett has agreed to be the official starter at Mind in Croydon’s charity walk on Saturday May 25. That doesn’t mean it is going to be a short walk, though. Positive Steps will be staged in Lloyd Park and … Continue reading

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Ooo errr, missus: Music Hall jokes return to Streatham

Up the A23 in Streatham, the bill-writer for the South London Press must have been on a Frankie Howerd fan club weekend.

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Cane Hill and Coulsdon “Masterplan” discussion begins

The public consultation on The Future of Coulsdon – Coulsdon Masterplan began last week, including details of Barratt’s proposals for the redevelopment of the Cane Hill site. As part of the consultation, there will be drop in sessions on: Tuesday … Continue reading

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Friends of Bradmore Green Pond: work day this Saturday

Friends of Bradmore Green Pond are staging a work day on the pond this Saturday, February 16, from 10am. All volunteers, from wherever in Croydon, are welcome to come along to assist. The work session lasts up to two hours. … Continue reading

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Phoenix club hoping for an end to enforced winter break

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Sometimes football people argue for a winter break, but AFC Croydon Athletic will welcome their journey to Chalky Lane in Chessington for their game with Epsom: if Saturday’s match gets the go-ahead it will be Epsom’s first competitive … Continue reading

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