Tag Archives: South Norwood

Perry starts back-pedalling over borough’s low traffic schemes

Less than six months into what was supposed to be a properly monitored 18-month trial of traffic-reducing measures, the council has announced a series of ‘drop-in sessions’ for residents to air their views on CHNs. By PAUL LUSHION, environment correspondent … Continue reading

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Cherry Orchard Garden Centre could be offered CAT reprieve

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The cash-strapped council’s efforts to reduce its operating costs could see up to seven public-owned assets transferred to community groups, including a much-loved garden centre in the town centre that was under threat of closure. EXCLUSIVE by … Continue reading

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No action taken over councillor’s six-week holiday to Brazil

WALTER CRONXITE reports from the Town Hall on a controversial figure’s long-term absence When Matt Hancock pissed off to the jungle for a few weeks, the MP had the Conservative whip removed in parliament for his unauthorised absence. Much the … Continue reading

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Whitehorse Road house fire under investigation by Brigade

A fire at a house in South Norwood this morning which led to a man being taken to hospital is under investigation by the emergency services. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters tackled a house fire on Whitehorse Lane. … Continue reading

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Soda Beat concert at Stanley Halls, South Norwood, Feb 20

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Beehive future in doubt after Co-op pulls out of Woodside store

South Norwood residents have expressed concern and disappointment after the Co-op abandoned plans to open a supermarket in a converted pub on Woodside Green. The Beehive has been closed as a pub since 2017. Two previous attempts to convert it … Continue reading

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4 months’ free co-working space for under-26s at Stanley Halls

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Library closures are on Mayor’s lists of cuts for New Year

All Croydon’s public libraries will close next week for a 10-day break in service – from Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24 until Monday January 2. But there’s growing concerns among Katharine Street sources that some of the borough’s 13 public … Continue reading

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Fuel crisis takes grip of borough leisure centres’ opening times

Times are tough. Now Croydon’s leisure centres and swimming pools – owned by the cash-strapped council and operated for them by Greenwich Leisure – are reducing their opening hours because they can’t afford the steepling costs of heating the buildings, … Continue reading

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Housing board’s report warns of ‘years of hard work’ ahead

Nearly two years since the Regina Road council homes scandal broke, an independent panel appointed to oversee the Town Hall’s housing efforts has noted the beginnings of improvement Getting Croydon’s housing service to an acceptable standard “will take several years … Continue reading

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Cold-hearted Perry refuses to open warm banks in Croydon

More than half of local councils in England are planning “warm spaces”, where people can shelter from the cold this winter amid soaring energy costs. But not in Croydon, where the borough’s cold-hearted Mayor, Jason Perry, has decided that the … Continue reading

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Fighting fund’s £1,000 donation helps at heart of community

Earlier this month, Croydon Council withdrew its ludicrous High Court injunction against this website. Inside Croydon pledged that any money raised by readers for the #KerswellBallsFund, its legal fighting fund, that was not needed for the court case would be donated … Continue reading

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Whyteleafe banking on bumper World Cup crowd for derby

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Can the Trams’ returning manager maintain the momentum into a crunch game tomorrow? ANDREW SINCLAIR previews derby day and what the December fixture list holds for Croydon Athletic Football fans, perhaps fired up by tonight’s England World Cup … Continue reading

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South Norwood Pay What You Can Café, Tue-Fri 10am-3pm

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‘I had to put my kids on inhalers because of the black mould’

EMMA GARDINER reports that the findings of a Coroner’s court in Rochdale over the cause of death of a toddler needs to lead to profound changes in the way social housing stock is managed The shocking announcement this week from … Continue reading

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Council opts to demolish blocks at centre of squalor scandal

The South Norwood flats which were so badly maintained that they caused a national scandal ‘are no longer fit for purpose’ according to a report from the cash-strapped council. By STEVEN DOWNES Croydon Council wants to demolish the three tower … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts with Aga, Socco Cheta Hub every Thursday

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Giles in ‘fairytale’ return for second spell as Croydon boss

Seven months after he stood down as manager at Croydon FC, it was announced tonight that Liam Giles is to return to the Arena as the club’s new boss. A vacancy had occurred after Tyler Chambers and his assistant manager, … Continue reading

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Christmas Fundraising Quiz night, South Norwood, Dec 6

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Trams boss Chambers resigns on Twitter after row with board

In an exclusive interview with ANDREW SINCLAIR, Croydon FC’s latest manager explains why he and assistant Joe Brown felt their positions had become ‘untenable’ Croydon are looking for their third manager in seven months after Tyler Chambers resigned following Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Arts Council announces £4.8m grants to six Croydon groups

Six arts groups in Croydon are to receive a share of a £4.8million Arts Council grant over three years, part of £431.2million funding for arts projects across the capital through to 2026. The Croydon groups that have been awarded funding … Continue reading

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Palace granted permission (again) for £100m stand at Selhurst

Back of the net! The result of last night’s planning committee meeting was never in doubt. But now Crystal Palace and their chairman Steve Parish have to seal a deal with Sainsbury’s. By our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE It … Continue reading

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Who’s for the chop? Mayor left ‘frustrated’ by axed trees

Thick Lizzy Truss is not the only Tory carrying out U-turns – Croydon’s part-time Mayor has done a hand-brake turn over traffic reduction measures, reports our motoring correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON As if Croydon’s bungling of the implementation of Low Traffic … Continue reading

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Art projects can meet funders for culture year at Stanley Halls

Stanley Halls will be hosting a “Meet the Funders” session on November 3, to brief arts centres, arts groups and artists about how to access funding for projects when Croydon is London’s Borough of Culture in 2023. “Croydon in 2023 … Continue reading

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Time to wipe out wet wipes from our rivers says Thames21

The government needs to ban plastic in wet wipes immediately in order to help tackle this sewage-based pollution ending up in the River Thames, environmental charity Thames21 has urged today. The charity made the call as it launched its second … Continue reading

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