Tag Archives: Shirley

Extra CCTV camera for Queen’s Gardens over safety concerns

Queen’s Gardens, the much-reduced open space in the town centre, soon to be made into a quasi-private park for the residents of a tower block, is to get an extra security camera to, in the words of the council, “help … Continue reading

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Developers’ own advisors say Sandrock scheme is not viable

Developers who want to build 19 flats in two ugly blocks in what was the car park of a once thriving pub in Shirley have no intention of ever re-opening the Sandrock as a going concern. That’s the conclusion reached … Continue reading

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Shirley residents horrified by ‘ugly dystopia’ of Sandrock flats

Another of Croydon’s long-established and much-loved community pubs is under threat of “redevelopment”, as builders seek new ways to get around the council’s Local Plan. Residents in Shirley were shocked by the closure of the 150-year-old Sandrock on Upper Shirley … Continue reading

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Shirley Neighbourhood Care Afternoon Tea, Jul 28

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Reader with windmills on his mind wins our tourist prize

Inside Croydon loyal reader Tony Skrzypczyk will be able to lead his guided tours around Shirley Windmill through the rest of this summer proudly wearing a South Norwood Tourist Board T-shirt, as the winner of our latest competition. There were … Continue reading

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Khan’s kerbside wildernesses are leaving Croydon in a mess

JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the rapidly growing problem at the side of many of the borough’s roads As Mayor of London, never let it be said that Sadiq Khan doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet. Because everywhere you … Continue reading

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Shirley-based choir will go out with a bang at final concert

The curtain will come down next month on a community choir which has been been giving top-level performances for nearly 40 years. But the Ruskin Chorale won’t be singing its own requiem at their grand final concert in Shirley on … Continue reading

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