Tag Archives: Soup kitchen

The 21 charities and voluntary groups helping out this winter

The innovative community group at the South Norwood Community Kitchen has recently begun operating out of the Socco Cheta hub on Portland Road, offering their regular Saturday lunches but now also running a “pay-what-you-can-afford” café at lunchtimes on Tuesdays to … Continue reading

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Council leader lied about homeless ‘socialising’ at soup kitchen

Mike Fisher, the Tory leader of Croydon Council, misled a Town Hall meeting when he claimed to have received complaints from a council-funded service provider over the work of Nightwatch, the charity which provides a nightly soup kitchen for the … Continue reading

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Gridley returns from being down and out in Purley and London

Jeff Gridley’s week of sleeping rough on some of the coldest – and wettest – nights of the winter has come to an end, with the Croydon dustcart driver saying, “It was pretty tough.” Gridley thinks he has raised more … Continue reading

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Which councillors attended Town Hall Christmas banquet?

Many thanks to all those who have already expressed support, and donated or offered other help, to Croydon Nightwatch as a result of Inside Croydon’s Christmas appeal. We have noted before the proximity, and stark contrast, between the grinding poverty … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Appeal 2013: Help Croydon Nightwatch

STEVEN DOWNES, the founder of Inside Croydon, calls on this site’s loyal reader to make a difference this Christmas We were walking back from the Fairfield Halls. It was just after nine, one of the first really freezing cold nights … Continue reading

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Police chief wants to have Nightwatch soup kitchen moved on

Croydon Nightwatch, the local charity whose nightly work with the homeless and poor at Queen’s Gardens has been under threat from the council, today described comments by the borough’s police commander, David Musker, as ill-informed and accused Croydon’s most senior … Continue reading

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Soup kitchen PR disaster forces council U-turn – for now

Croydon Council has been shamed into backing down from “utilising all available bye [sic] laws” to stop a local charity handing out food to the homeless and poor in Queen’s Gardens, as was revealed by Inside Croydon this week. The sudden … Continue reading

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