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MP offers advice sessions to help cope with cost of living crisis

Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s Labour MP, today begins a series of advice sessions to try to help her constituents through the cost of living crisis. The MP is holding eight advice sessions in locations across her constituency, where she will … Continue reading

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Shirley and Mitcham grass fires add to litany of call-outs

Despite a full-on media campaign last week to try to persuade the public to take special care in the capital’s tinder-dry parks and open spaces in the exceptionally hot weather, the London Fire Brigade were called out to “a large … Continue reading

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Church career which led Quinn to the not-so-high and mighty

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: Canon Arthur Quinn, for 32 years the vicar in Shirley, recently had his diamond anniversary of being a priest celebrated in a service at Croydon Minster. DAVID MORGAN spoke to him about Philip Larkin, Ronnie Corbett and the … Continue reading

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Shirley’s Wilderness garden banks on help from volunteers

A Croydon care home that is surrounded by a notable and historic garden has been enjoying the benefits of some special care and attention from a big corporate team-bonding exercise. Staff from Standard Chartered Bank picked The Wilderness, a seven-acre … Continue reading

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Chari-tree: re-green your neighbourhood with planting scheme

A charity sponsorship scheme launched last year, and publicised here on Inside Croydon, has directly led to 10 sponsorship requests, as more than 100 new trees have been planted around the borough in the past 10 months as a result … Continue reading

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Council names 12 more schools for strict traffic restrictions

The roads close to 12 more schools around the borough could be about to be given School Street status and subjected to strict term-time traffic restrictions. The council yesterday announced a month-long consultation on its proposals, which have the support … Continue reading

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Shirley’s wild garden opens its gates for a royal celebration

Staff at a Croydon care home will be using their historic garden to host a street party picnic. Wilderness Gardens is a seven-acre historic garden situated on Shirley Church Road within MHA Hall Grange, a care home that offers residential … Continue reading

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Shirley Park Bowling Club Open Day, Fri May 27

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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Garden Party, Shirley, May 28

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22 jobs lost as Croydon axes Meals on Wheels ‘by stealth’

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The cash-strapped council’s cuts are now hitting the elderly, the frail and the house-bound. EXCLUSIVE By STEVEN DOWNES Foodbanks, lunch clubs and charities across the borough, already hard-pressed by rising demand for their help, are furious with … Continue reading

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Trinity Boys’ Choir in concert, St John’s Shirley, May 6

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Countryside charity slams Local Plan threat to green spaces

One of England’s biggest conservation and countryside charities has accused Croydon Council’s revised Local Plan of “lacking ambition” and once again putting the borough’s green spaces under threat of development. What the council is calling a “review” of the Croydon … Continue reading

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‘After so long away, this concert promises to be special’

Two of Croydon’s leading choirs are about to stage their first full public performances since the first covid lockdown began in March 2020. The Croydon Philharmonic Choir is to sing in a Christmas concert at Fairfield Halls on Saturday December … Continue reading

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Croydon Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert, Shirley, Dec 11

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Shirley Scarecrow Festival, supporting Demelza, Nov 6-14

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#BINMAGEDDON! Boroughs left looking like rubbish tips

‘They treat us like the rubbish they are supposed to collect!’ Mounting reports from around the boroughs in the South London Waste Partnership suggest that the councils’ waste service contractors are creaking under pressure. By STEVEN DOWNES The complaints about … Continue reading

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The Shirley chainsaw massacre: hundreds of trees condemned

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Chop! Chop! The bankrupt council is spending £15,000 in a rush to destroy dozens of trees, many of them apparently healthy. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Cash-strapped Croydon Council is planning to fell more than 250 trees around … Continue reading

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Town Hall axeman is now let loose on Shrublands’ trees

It is looking like Croydon’s Labour council’s already dubious “green” credentials have suffered another blow, in the midst of their own climate emergency, with that blow being delivered by a well-oiled and over-used chainsaw. If the council has its way, … Continue reading

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Four more public libraries set to reopen after covid lockdown

At least a month later than most local authorities managed, Croydon is to begin “a phased reopening for all library buildings”, after the easing of covid-19 precautions. Four of the borough’s 13 public libraries – at Broad Green, Sanderstead, Shirley … Continue reading

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Flemming forced to drop plan to close two children’s centres

The council has been forced to back down from cost-cutting proposals, including closures, that will have impacted thousands of the borough’s children and the families. The council wanted to reduce its spend on its Best Start Children’s Centres by £1million … Continue reading

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Pair charged with teenager’s murder to appear in court today

Two teenagers are appearing in Bromley Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with the murder of Camron Smith. The police were called to Bracken Avenue in Shrublands at 0.45am last Thursday, where they attended with London Ambulance Service paramedics. They found … Continue reading

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Police make two arrests after Shirley teenager’s stabbing

The police have made two arrests as they investigate the murder of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death on the doorstep of his family’s home in Bracken Avenue on Shirley’s Shrublands Estate in the early hours of Thursday … Continue reading

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Teenager stabbed to death in Shirley as murder figures mount

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a house on Bracken Avenue, Shirley, in the early hours of this morning. It is being reported that the boy is the 20th teenage murder victim in London so far in 2021, … Continue reading

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Three ex-pubs are put up for sale as developers get cold feet

Community group has six weeks to find at least £1m to buy a once-successful  East Croydon boozer, as owners abandon plans to build flats Three former pubs have been put up for sale, as firms of developers appear set to … Continue reading

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Council forced to back down over plan to close five libraries

Having created a threat to close five of the borough’s public libraries, the witless Labour administration is now trying to claim the credit for ‘saving’ them. By STEVEN DOWNES For the second time in just two years, hapless Ollie Lewis, … Continue reading

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