Tag Archives: Riddlesdown

Residents on high alert to keep check on planning applications

BARRATT HOLMES, our overdevelopment correspondent, on the 9-9-9 emergency for some roads in the south of the borough Last week’s decision to delegate all planning decisions to council officials, removing even a vestige of cover offered by the planning committee … Continue reading

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The latest Croydon carbuncle: Riddlesdown’s own glasshouse

Another day, another Croydon carbuncle. This time it is a block of 18 flats in a gargantuan five-storey block plonked between the suburban detached houses of Mitchley Avenue, Riddlesdown, as proposed by Vita Homes.

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Sanderstead and Riddlesdown lead battle to save Green Belt

In 1953, the Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council was granted a coat of arms, and this included two trees, one an oak to represent the Purley Oaks and the other a beech for Purley Beeches. In 2020, Croydon Council … Continue reading

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CPRE makes appeal: just one week left to save the Green Belt

Conservation charity the CPRE has added its voice to residents’ associations across the borough calling on the public to take urgent action to try to save Croydon’s green spaces from development. Last week, Inside Croydon reported how the Labour council’s … Continue reading

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‘Absolute madness’: council eyes Green Belt for 6,000 homes

Remember all those solemn assurances from Alison Butler and Paul Scott that the Labour-run council will protect the borough’s precious green spaces? Guess what… Town Hall papers ahead of next Monday’s cabinet meeting show that the council is seriously considering … Continue reading

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Crime and livestock attacks on Farthing Downs cause concern

Croydon councillors will turn up in Coulsdon this afternoon on the hottest day of the year, maybe the hottest day ever recorded in these islands, to bask in the sun and in the reflected glory of the decades of hard … Continue reading

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National Reserve status granted for Coulsdon’s Farthing Downs

Croydon will get its own National Nature Reserve later this month, as more than 1,000 acres of chalk downland across Riddlesdown, Farthing Downs, Happy Valley, through to Kenley Common, Sanderstead and Whyteleafe will be formally declared by Natural England as … Continue reading

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Quarry in bloom guided walk, Riddlesdown, Jul 13

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Butterfly Walks, Kenley, Coulsdon and Riddlesdown, Jul-Aug

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Bird-watchers are on the look-out in annual species count

JOHN BIRKETT, of the RSPB Croydon group, spotted his first swallow of the summer at the weekend. He’s now preparing himself for a very long day on Thursday. Here, he explains why. Photos by JOHN FLYNN This month sees the … Continue reading

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Breakfast With The Birds, Riddlesdown, Apr 20

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Skull Island self-guided trail, Riddlesdown, Apr 15

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Happy Valley to be granted National Nature Reserve status

Some of Croydon’s best-known and most popular open spaces are to be afforded similar status to a National Park, giving protection from the threat of development. In a proposal to be considered by the City of London Corporation on Monday, … Continue reading

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City Commons Fires and Food session, Riddlesdown, Feb 16

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City Commons Fungi Walk, Riddlesdown, Oct 2

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Lumps and Bumps, Riddlesdown guided walk, Sep 23

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City Commons Bat Walk, Riddlesdown, Jun 15

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Flower and Butterfly Walk, Riddlesdown, Jun 9

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City Commons dog awareness day, Riddlesdown, May 11

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Meet the Ranger event, Riddlesdown – new date: May 11

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Guided bird watching walk, Riddlesdown, May 19

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Fungi Foray guided walk, Riddlesdown, Oct 21

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Riddlesdown Common free guided flower walk, Jun 17

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City Commons guided history walk, Riddlesdown, May 27

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City Commons Bird Watch guided walk, Riddlesdown, May 6

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