Tag Archives: South Croydon

Police investigations continuing after Caterham dog attack

Police cordons in Caterham were being removed this morning after officers finished forensic work relating to the death of a woman in a dog attack on Thursday. The police have described the woman as being “from London”. There has been … Continue reading

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Labour’s ‘toxic legacy’ in Croydon proving hard to shake off

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Around the country, the Tories are in retreat thanks to the failings of their three Prime Ministers. But not in Croydon, where they face a neutered opposition, as political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports In London and in … Continue reading

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Book Club, St Peter’s Church, South Croydon, Jan 21

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School street scheme scrapped on road next to Mayor’s home

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The council last week rejected a healthy schools street scheme that might have displaced traffic to a road of million-pound houses where Jason Perry now lives. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES A school street scheme was rejected by … Continue reading

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Mermaids, actors flying and fairy dust make panto a must-see

In the first review of this year’s Fairfield Halls pantomime, The Further Adventures of Peter Pan, which opened on Saturday, six-year-old South Croydon schoolgirl NAOMI TOWNSEND gives it a resounding five stars I was really excited about going to watch … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols, St Gertrudes, South Croydon, Dec 3

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Christmas Market, St Peter’s Hall, South Croydon, Nov 26

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Warm Space, St Paul’s Croham Park Avenue, every Thu

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Downfall of Truss leaves Tory Philp facing uncertain future

With the parliamentary Conservative Party in meltdown after a month of chaos under Liz Truss, ANDREW FISHER looks at what’s next for MP Chris Philp and his potentially ‘marginal’ seat of Croydon South The Conservative Party is disintegrating before our … Continue reading

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Noise from a Doctor Who episode traced to Brick by Brick block

In the end, it was confirmed that it was not an alien invasion of central Croydon. Residents living around the Croydon Flyover spent much of the weekend wondering what the eerily strange, out-of-this-world noise was coming from one of the … Continue reading

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Proposal to limit high street off licences in Portland Road area

The council wants to extend its licensing control measures, adding a fifth “Cumulative Impact Area” along South Norwood High Street and Portland Road. It intends to do so as part of its latest review of its licensing policy, which sets … Continue reading

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Cancelled planning committees are ‘shouting incompetence’

There’s growing concerns over the disorganisation of the council planning department, after last night’s scheduled meeting of the planning committee in the Town Hall Chamber had to be cancelled because of “issues with publication of reports”. The cancellation means that … Continue reading

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Council delays and lack of enforcement cause residents misery

Council planners have ignored an Order from a High Court judge over the granting of retrospective permission for a block of flats in Sanderstead. But as STEVE WHITESIDE explains, the case of 54 Arkwright Road is far from an isolated … Continue reading

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Table Top Sale, St Paul’s Croham Park Avenue, Oct 1

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St Paul’s Jubilee Barn Dance, South Croydon, Oct 1

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Pets thanksgiving service, St Peter’s, South Croydon, Sep 11

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Richard Branson sends Croydon schoolgirl charity ‘herogram’

Sir Richard Branson has written to a South Croydon schoolgirl to congratulate her on her charity fund-raising efforts, after Regina Coeli’s Naomi Townsend beat her targets 100 times over. Inside Croydon reported earlier this year how Naomi was taking part … Continue reading

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Part-time Perry’s video nasty leaves out all the gory bits

CROYDON IN CRISIS: This website’s hashtag when describing the choice of a Mayoral system for running the council was #ABitLessShit. In his first 100 days in office, Jason Perry has done his best to prove that having a Tory Mayor … Continue reading

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Lloyd Park locals confront council vacuum over two-day ‘rave’

For the second time this summer, Croydon Council has caused anger among the people they are meant to serve, with wide-ranging complaints from residents living in and around Lloyd Park they have had little or no information about a major … 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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Denton elected in by-election as Labour loses even more votes

WALTER CRONXITE on the South Croydon ward by-election result It was all so predictable. A by-election in South Croydon ward that should never have needed to be staged (except for Jason Perry wanting to cover his own arse in case … Continue reading

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Council is forced to amend its Tory-biased press release

Officials in Fisher’s Folly have been accused of breaking the strict rules about public-funded announcements in the days before a local by-election. By our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE The council has been forced to change an article on its … Continue reading

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Tiverton. Wakefield. Can South Croydon be an election shock?

CROYDON IN CRISIS: With the two major parties in turmoil in Croydon, alternative candidates, seeking the ‘none of the above’ vote, are hopeful ahead of next week’s council by-election, reports WALTER CRONXITE, political editor Having broken the borough’s political duopoly … Continue reading

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Therapy and counselling service opens on the High Street

An affordable and accessible counselling service, Supporting Minds Croydon, opened its doors this week. With nearly two-thirds of people in Croydon reporting that their mental health and wellbeing was affected by the covid pandemic, the counselling service located on the … Continue reading

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£81,000 part-time Mayor pulls a sickie for first scrutiny meeting

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the seemingly miraculous recovery from covid by Tory Jason Perry Croydon’s £81,000 part-time Mayor pulled out of his first scheduled appointment with the council’s scrutiny committee last night, citing covid as his excuse. Yet … Continue reading

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