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Friends of South Norwood Country Park Bat Walk, Oct 4

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South Norwood police meeting leaves public feeling anxious

The latest ransacking of the Croydon FC clubhouse came just days after the police in South Norwood, together with the local MP and Croydon Council’s cabinet member for community safety, staged a meeting intended at rebuilding confidence in the local … Continue reading

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Teenager charged on six counts over South Norwood attacks

A 16-year-old boy was yesterday bailed to appear at Camberwell Magistrates Court in September after pleading not guilty to three charges of sexual assault, two counts of theft and one of attempted robbery. The boy was arrested on Monday in … Continue reading

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South Norwood park attacks: police announce second arrest

Police have made another arrest in their on-going investigation into a series of attacks and sexual assaults on women in South Norwood Country Park over the last two months. According to a statement from the Metropolitan Police issued overnight, a … Continue reading

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Big turn-out for Country Park walk, while Met waits in the car

At barely 24 hours’ notice, the people turned out in force yesterday to “reclaim our park”, following the series of sexual assaults and daylight robberies in South Norwood Country Park. A Metropolitan Police inspector was there, too, but he chose … Continue reading

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Reclaim the Country Park! Tourist Board stages group walk

The community-minded South Norwood Tourist Board is staging a group walk tomorrow, declaring their aim to: “Reclaim the Country Park!” As Inside Croydon reported yesterday, there have been six assaults on women in South Norwood Country Park in the past … Continue reading

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Women advised to be ‘vigilant’ after park attacker sighted again

Concerned residents and community groups have asked women to avoid walking on their own in South Norwood Country Park until the local police are able to confirm that they have arrested and charged a man wanted for six assaults, four … Continue reading

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Bird-watchers are on the look-out in annual species count

JOHN BIRKETT, of the RSPB Croydon group, spotted his first swallow of the summer at the weekend. He’s now preparing himself for a very long day on Thursday. Here, he explains why. Photos by JOHN FLYNN This month sees the … Continue reading

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Dawn Chorus Walk, South Norwood Country Park, May 12

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Friends of South Norwood Country Park AGM and walk, Feb 16

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Adventure Play Day, South Norwood Country Park, May 26

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How you can fight the Beast from the East in your garden

NATURE NOTES: You can turn your garden into a vital refuge from the cold snap for local wildlife, writes PETER ALFREY The Beast from the East is taking a fierce bite at our local wildlife, just when they are at … Continue reading

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Look up – don’t miss the migration motorway overhead

NATURE NOTES: As we head into November, with the nights closing in, PETER ALFREY, the ‘Birdman of Beddington’, suggests what to look for in your parks and open spaces, and how to provide wildlife with some help into the winter … Continue reading

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Time to take a container for those brambles on your rambles

We’re in the midst of the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and as MOIRA O’DONNELL suggests, it’s the perfect time to discover the pleasures of  foraging for free food As a child, one of my greatest joys was a … Continue reading

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History talk starts fund-raising for park’s wildlife project

Friends of South Norwood Country Park are seeking donations for their newest project “Wetlands for Waders” which will encourage different waders and waterfowl to the park. A free talk is being staged next week to try to raise money towards … Continue reading

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Sticking the rock into South Norwood Country Park

South Norwood Country Park, a slice of nature in the midst of suburbia, is about to rock. The South Norwood Tourist Board are channeling Donald McGill by getting their sticks of rock out for the new year, to have “South … Continue reading

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South Norwood Country Park family fun day, Oct 25

Family Fun Day South Norwood Country Park Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12 noon – 4pm       Have fun with nature! Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of activities bushcraft, den building, water filters, natural navigation, bug hunts, nature walks, games, … Continue reading

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Plans for school next to Country Park revealed tonight

The latest version of a plan to build a 1,200-pupil academy-operated secondary school close to or even on (supposedly protected) Metropolitan Open Land in South Norwood Country Park and next to Croydon Arena will be given an airing tonight. Croydon … Continue reading

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Council killjoy tries intimidation to halt Conan Doyle lake event

It appears that Tony Brooks, the “director of environment” at the council, has redoubled his efforts to be cast as the villain of the piece, the evil Professor Moriarty of Croydon if you like, with another letter to the South … Continue reading

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94% back staging of Lake Conan Doyle naming ceremony

The ceremony in South Norwood Country Park to rename its lake after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Sherlock Holmes author, will go ahead on February 1 “officially or unofficially”, according to the organisers, in spite of opposition from Croydon Council. … Continue reading

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Council extends consultation deadline over Arena academy

After protests from locals that too little time had been offered to respond, Croydon Council has extended the consultation period on its controversial proposals (aka “determined plan”) to build a large secondary school at Croydon Arena in South Norwood. As … Continue reading

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Tory councillor opposes council’s plan for Arena Academy

Another split has opened among the fracturing local Conservatives group. Adam Kellett, the councillor for Ashburton ward, took to the floor of a packed public meeting at South Norwood’s Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation on Wednesday night to tell the deputy … Continue reading

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