Tag Archives: South Croydon

Charity Quiz Night, St Peter’s, South Croydon, Oct 14


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Dealership donates £100,000-worth of vehicles to Ukraine

Kingham’s, the long-established, family-run car dealership based in South Croydon, has made donations of seven vehicles for humanitarian aid in war-torn Ukraine over the past 18 months worth at least £100,000. “You can’t quantify the value of someone’s life,” according … Continue reading

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Book and Cake Sale, St Peter’s Church, South Croydon, Sep 16

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A22 Godstone Road closure lifted one week ahead of schedule

The water board’s road works on the A22 Godstone Road at Purley Cross have finished – a week ahead of schedule. SES Water closed off the A22 at the junction close to Purley Tesco’s last month for what they described … Continue reading

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Pampisford Road Allotments Open Day and Barbecue, Sep 3

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Tory MP urges public to lobby over rail ticket office closures

There are more ticket office closures planned for Croydon South than for any other constituency in Croydon and Sutton. As many as 11 stations in the area are under threat of closure under the controversial proposals. And now the MP … Continue reading

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Charity ‘devastated’ after special mini-bus stolen and gutted

A Croydon charity has been “devastated” after it had one of its specially-adapted mini-buses stolen and left, burnt out and gutted. The Garwood Foundation, which operates a special school and activities centre in South Croydon, exists to promote the care, … Continue reading

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Arriva bus drivers balloted for strike action in pay dispute

Bus passengers in south London face further turmoil this summer if drivers employed by Arriva take strike action in a dispute over pay. More than 1,000 drivers, who are members of Unite, have rejected a pay offer worth around 7.3per … Continue reading

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Bingo! No notice as parking in South Croydon goes digital-only

A digital-only parking trial that has been described by residents as “idiotic” and “unfair to anyone who doesn’t own a smartphone” has been launched this week in South Croydon – the ward which Croydon’s piss-poor Mayor, Jason Perry, represented as … Continue reading

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Regina Coeli Summer Fair, South Croydon, Jul 8

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Another night, another Croydon stabbing: Nottingham Road

The Metropolitan Police is investigating another Croydon stabbing. This latest incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning, following the bank holiday, with the police responding to reports of an attack at around 1.30am on Nottingham Road in South … Continue reading

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BAFTA-winner Scanlan to become David Lean Cinema’s Patron

BAFTA-award winning actress and screenwriter – and Inside Croydon reader – Joanna Scanlan is to become the Patron of the David Lean Cinema. The South Croydon resident will accept the official invitation to become the art-house cinema’s Patron at a … Continue reading

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Planners’ unconditional love for developers is unchanged

One of the arguments put forward for a change to a directly elected mayor was that they would be able to end the questionable practices of the council planning department. But as STEVE WHITESIDE explains, strategic ignorance and intellectual dishonesty … Continue reading

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Union claims success as school governors drop academy plan

Staff at a Croydon special school are claiming a victory after the board of governors dropped its plans for academisation. Red Gates School in South Croydon, which specialises in educating children with severe learning disabilities, received a Good/Outstanding Ofsted rating … Continue reading

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Pampisford allotments suffer ‘heartbreaking’ vandalism attack

Damage and wanton vandalism has caused massive distress to the gardeners and plot-holders at Pampisford Road Allotments in South Croydon, with the break-ins, with veg plots wrecked and greenhouses smashed, being blamed on a group of travellers camped on Purley … Continue reading

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Demolition shows how council’s planners have no ‘red lines’

STEVE WHITESIDE on the developing (geddit?) saga of a house-builder who manages to ignore planning conditions laid down by elected councillors, thanks to some considerable assistance being provided by council staff The sad saga of 158 Purley Downs Road, where … Continue reading

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South Croydon cyber fraudster caught out on Deliveroo orders

A Belarussian fraudster bit off more than he could chew when he started ordering his meals from Deliveroo to his flat in South Croydon by using one of his dodgy aliases. Denis Kupcevich conned hundreds of thousands of pounds from … Continue reading

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Perry’s back-pedalling furiously on Boris-backed bike scheme

Croydon Mayor’s long-term opposition to safe cycling infrastructure could yet lead to a scheme along Brighton Road causing someone serious injury, maybe worse, as the council fails to act on a potential death trap. By JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent The … Continue reading

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Has the Mayor ordered the cyclists’ magic wands to disappear?

Just three days before the Brighton Road “Cycle Corridor” from Purley to the town centre, part of a £5million TfL-funded scheme, is due to be formally unveiled, contractors for Croydon Council were out on the road last night, removing many … Continue reading

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Council’s ‘new’ cycle corridor to Purley doesn’t go far enough

After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, South Croydon is about to get a proper cycle route which almost reaches the town centre. JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, reports Croydon Council’s reputation for being unenthusiastic about championing or encouraging sustainable modes … Continue reading

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Book and Cake Sale, St Peter’s, South Croydon, Mar 18

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Indoor Boot Sale, St Paul’s Croham Park Ave, Mar 11

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New school streets are only ‘temporary’ according to council

Works start this week on 10 “Healthy School Streets” – the council says they are on a trial basis – which will come into effect on March 13. School streets restrict access to motor vehicles on designated roads where there … Continue reading

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Quiz Night fundraiser, St Paul’s Croham Park Ave, Mar 4

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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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