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Selhurst homes and businesses face demolition for rail scheme

Thirty-three homes in Selhurst and business premises on a light industrial estate all face demolition, under plans from Network Rail to provide a long-term solution to congestion on the London-to-Brighton mainline. Network Rail’s Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme – or CARS … Continue reading

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Cherrystars’ little actors showcase their talents on screen

For nearly a decade Cherrystars have run their Saturday early years community performing arts classes at the BRIT School in Selhurst. But covid-19 has forced them to take their show from the stage… and using Genie-like magic, put it on … Continue reading

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East Croydon expansion plans are to go online from Monday

The latest stage of Network Rail’s consultation over the expansion of East Croydon Station, improvements at Norwood Junction, the rebuilding of Windmill Bridge and the unblocking of the railway bottleneck at the Selhurst junction, will be launched online on Monday. … Continue reading

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Millwood makes investment in the future at Legacy Youth Zone

Millwood Servicing is the latest firm to sign up as a Patron of Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone, committing £75,000 over three years to support the new centre’s activities. Opened on Whitehorse Road last September, the Legacy Youth Zone is a … Continue reading

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Five roads are to be closed under emergency covid measures

Five Croydon roads are to be closed to motor traffic from Sunday under special coronavirus emergency legislation, in efforts to make streets more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly and to open up new cycle routes for use by key workers riding bikes … Continue reading

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Two years on and Palace have not signed planning agreement

Two years since Croydon Council gave a green light to Crystal Palace for a £100million new main stand at Selhurst Park, the club has still to sign off on the Section 106 agreement laid out in the planning permission. The … Continue reading

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Winter Craft and Gifts Bazaar, St James Road, Nov 30

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Gatwick buys council’s silence over air pollution with £75,000

A matter of weeks after grandstanding in the Town Hall chamber over a vacuous declaration of a climate emergency in Croydon, Tony Newman has linked one of the council’s youth centres to a sponsorship deal with… Gatwick Airport. Newman’s latest … Continue reading

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Join Friends of Grangewood Park for a butterfly hunt, Jul 21

Join the Friends of Grangewood Park this Sunday evening, July 21, to try and catch a glimpse of the purple hairstreak butterfly so that it can be confirmed that it’s still thriving in the park. The purple hairstreak is an … Continue reading

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Mural Celebration, Selhurst Railway Club, Jul 14

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Council’s prestige £6.5m youth project opening gets delayed

Four years after they announced the project in a flurry of mutual back-slapping, the council’s leadership has gone quiet as the Legacy Youth Zone has missed its deadline, reports KEN LEE There has been an unusual, for him, silence from … Continue reading

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Work to build lifts at Coulsdon South to commence next month

Work is to begin at Coulsdon South next month to build lifts and a footbridge to provide step-free access to both platforms at the station. Network Rail is carrying out the work as part of a £300million Access For All … Continue reading

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Passengers to be given a lift at Selhurst in £3.5m project

Selhurst Station is to get step-free access, as Network Rail is installing three lifts at the  station. The lifts will make access between the station entrance, ticket office and platforms much easier for customers with reduced mobility, as well as … Continue reading

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Planning chair prejudices position with speech for developers

The charge that Croydon’s Blairite council leadership is too cosy with property developers and their architect chums has been given even greater weight, after the chair of the borough’s planning committee gave a rousing speech at a launch event for … Continue reading

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Burnley beware: Fanatics are back at Selhurst in full voice

The Holmesdale Fanatics are back. The large group of ardent Crystal Palace supporters who in previous seasons have provided so much of the noise, colour and vibrancy at Selhurst Park, this morning announced that they are to return to their … Continue reading

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Railway plans could blight Selhurst properties for five years

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on first reactions to proposals for infrastucture works to unblock the Croydon Bottleneck Homes and properties along Gloucester Road, the Tait Road industrial estate, Swan Close and Lambert’s Place all seem likely to be subject … Continue reading

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39 trains are stopped in the Croydon Bottleneck in two hours

Anyone who has ever taken a train to or from East Croydon must have experienced it. The London-bound train they have just boarded pulls away from the station, only to slow to a stop for no apparent reason. Or you’ll … Continue reading

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MP backs Network Rail plans to unblock Croydon bottleneck

Croydon leads the way in one respect, at least: it has become the “most challenging bottleneck on Britain’s railway”. That’s according to Network Rail, and they should know. Network Rail has announced a public consultation into its multi-million-pound plans to … Continue reading

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Friends of Heavers Meadow litter picking day, Sep 8

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Selhurst and South Norwood Allotments Open Day, Aug 25

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Network Rail looking for signs of new times at your local station

Live near Norwood Junction? How about Coulsdon Town or Thornton Heath? Network Rail is offering neighbours of their south London stations the opportunity to spruce up nearby railway arches with the work of a world-renowned mural painter. Lionel Stanhope is … Continue reading

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Croydon looks at more car-free zones near primary schools

Croydon Council is looking to roll-out more “car exclusion zones” around primary schools in the borough, following successful trials in Coulsdon and Selhurst during the past year. Woodcote Primary in Coulsdon and Heavers Farm Primary and St Chad’s Catholic Primary, … Continue reading

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Two Brewers charity fund-raiser for Scarlett Hewitt, Jun 9

The Two Brewers pub on Gloucester Road, not far from Selhurst Park, is staging a World Cup Party on June 9 as a charity fund-raisers towards the ongoing treatment costs for Scarlett Hewitt. Scarlett is a young Croydon girl who … Continue reading

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Democratic deficit as 7 in 10 electors didn’t bother to vote

Do the councillors elected earlier this month really have a mandate? Political editor WALTER CRONXITE has seen the turn-out figures, and they don’t make happy reading A look at the ward by ward turnout figures from this month’s local elections, … Continue reading

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Planning approval granted for £100m Selhurst Park scheme

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on a planning committee outcome which was never in any doubt This was one fixture in the 2017-2018 season which Crystal Palace Football Club were never going to lose. Croydon Council’s planning committee last … Continue reading

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