Tag Archives: Selsdon

Parents’ concern as schools stay silent over coronavirus

Parents and staff at some Croydon schools are becoming concerned that information about cases of coronavirus afflicting pupils and teachers is not being shared with the schools’ broader community. In some instances, it has been alleged that year group “bubbles” … Continue reading

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Libraries Week, but not in Coulsdon, Purley, South Norwood…

“It’s Libraries Week!” declared a council-run Twitter account yesterday. The exciting range of services on offer included using something they called “eaudiobooks”, perhaps to listen to while in the bath? But it is not libraries week if you would usually … Continue reading

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Selsdon locals celebrate as Brick by Brick scheme refused

Labour’s Town Hall whip voted down the council-owned developers’ housing proposal, the first application from them to be rejected in four years. BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports Residents from Selsdon were celebrating today after their concerted objections saw an … Continue reading

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Hawthorn Crescent green is rejected for ACV status by council

Eighty years on from the Battle of Britain, and now Brick by Brick wants to demolish a WWII air-raid shelter as it concretes over Croydon Brick by Brick is pressing on with its self-imposed mission to concrete over as much … Continue reading

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Council planners forced into U-turn over Hawthorn Crescent

EXCLUSIVE: Brick by Brick scheme to build eight houses for private sale on open green space in Selsdon gets pulled from the planning committee agenda. By BARRATT HOLMES Brick by Brick’s application to build on green space at Hawthorn Crescent … Continue reading

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Volunteers in Selsdon shift their work from food to support

As – for better or for worse – the government eases coronavirus lockdown conditions, so some of the mutual aid groups and food banks which sprang up around the borough three months ago are now being wound up. Age UK … Continue reading

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Croydon’s biggest slave owner was ancestor of the Queen

It’s not just in Bristol that there are memorials to slave-owners. Even in a Sanderstead churchyard, there can be found links to the slave trade, and to the modern royal family, as STEPHANIE OFFER discovered The hauling down and dunking … Continue reading

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Objections? What objections? Opposition? What opposition?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Has the council granted planning permission to a slew of sub-standard developments because the local Tories have allowed them to do so? STEVE WHITESIDE on the questions that Croydon Conservatives refuse to answer Have you ever wondered how … Continue reading

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Selsdon Food Hub forced to find new kitchen for ready meals

The partial return to work and schools from the coronavirus lockdown has created a crisis for the covid-19 mutual aid group operating in Selsdon: they are about to lose the use of the kitchen where they have prepared nearly 6,000 … Continue reading

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Interactive online classes with The ARC Centre, Selsdon

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Wednesday night is Quiz Night for Selsdon’s band of volunteers

Wednesday nights have become Quiz Nights, at least virtually for the volunteers working through the coronavirus emergency at the Selsdon Food Hub. The area’s churches, businesses and voluntary sector groups who have come together to help lonely and isolated residents, … Continue reading

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Fire Brigade provides a different kind of emergency service

The Fire Brigade, a local secondary school and Selsdon community groups worked together to cook and deliver 160 meals to vulnerable residents last Friday. The catering staff at Croydon High opened up their kitchens during the school’s Easter holiday to … Continue reading

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Volunteers in Selsdon deliver 280 food parcels in two weeks

Charity and church workers in the south of the borough have been brought close to tears by the daily acts of generosity from the community in the midst of the coronavirus crisis In Selsdon, a group of local charities, churches, … Continue reading

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Sainsbury’s joins with charities to help Selsdon Food Hub

Charities, community groups and businesses in Selsdon and Monks Hill have teamed up during the coronavirus emergency to provide shopping to the most vulnerable residents living in the area. The groups include Selsdon Contact, a registered charity which has been … Continue reading

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Book Buddies sessions, every Friday, Selsdon Library

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Rotary Club of Sanderstead and Selsdon Craft Fair, Oct 26

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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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Croydon High PTA Winter Fair, Selsdon, Nov 23

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Jubilee Church Kids Christmas Fair, Selsdon Hall, Dec 14

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Under The Flyover, Ep 4: TV antiques expert Catherine Southon

Catherine Southon has quickly become one of the country’s favourite television antique experts, with her frequent appearances on the BBC’s Bargain Hunt and, more recently, with her packed auction house featured on Make Me A Dealer. But behind the TV … Continue reading

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Charity Zumbathon, Croydon High Sports Club, Oct 5

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Croydon Beekeepers’ Honey Show, Selsdon Centre, Sep 28

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Clarice Cliff and Charlotte Rhead collections up for auction

A colourful collection of more than 40 pieces of Clarice Cliff ceramics will be included Catherine Southon’s auction at Farleigh Golf Club in Selsdon on October 2. The Clarice Cliff 
collection includes items from the well-known and highly collectable 1920s … Continue reading

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Happy’s Circus, Greenvale Primary, Selsdon, Oct 12

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Friends of Selsdon Woods open day and picnic, Sep 8

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