Tag Archives: South Norwood

Dozens of open spaces excluded from ‘premier league’ of parks

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the council is laying the groundwork for a privatisation-by-stealth of some of the borough’s open spaces If any more proof were required that Croydon’s worthless consultations are used to justify the council going ahead and … Continue reading

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Live art at Elizabeth James Gallery, South Norwood, Jan 21

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Page Turners to tackle Hardy classic at their February meet

The Page Turners, now touting itself as South Norwood’s friendliest book group, will be looking at Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd at its February meeting. At just over a year old, the group has read authors as diverse … Continue reading

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Stanley Halls unplugged: South Norwood’s music schedule

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Dukes, bishops and butchers: how Croydon was named

The rush for development in Croydon today is modest compared to late 19th Century, when whole new residential areas were built out of what had been Surrey countryside and the town expanded with the coming of the railways. The Norwood … Continue reading

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Scott of the arch tactic holds another meeting for select few

Paul Scott, the senior council figure who has so many roles within community groups that it is often difficult to keep up with exactly whose behalf he is acting, is also full of contradictions. Take the “Community Economic Plan for … Continue reading

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Something stinks at Croydon Arena after building works end

Something stinks at Croydon Arena. There’s a very earthy nature to the whiffs that have been detected on the cold winter winds. It seems that one of the sewers under the car park which is used by the sports arena … Continue reading

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