Tag Archives: South Norwood

Final release of free tickets for Screen25 Jamaican celebration

More than 200 have already booked to attend a free outdoor screening of Perry Henzell’s 1972 cult classic The Harder They Come on Saturday August 11. Now the organisers, Screen25 – South Norwood’s community cinema – want to make sure … Continue reading

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Angry complaints force U-turn over leisure centre charges

The council’s ‘Better’ leisure centres have been forced to abandon plans to charge the carers of disabled people for use of the facilities. But those on low incomes are still expected to pay £28.50 for a membership scheme they probably … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Felicity Flynn, Fieldway, GLL - Better, Greenwich Leisure, Health, Leisure services, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Purley, Purley Pool, Simon Hall, South Norwood, Sport, Swimming, Thornton Heath, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Planning chair votes twice to thwart Sunny Bank residents

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE watched last night’s council planning committee, so you wouldn’t have to… Paul Scott, the Labour-run council’s chair of the planning committee, last night allowed himself to vote twice to push through a housing scheme in … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Chris Clark, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Heather Cheesbrough, Housing, Jacqueline Harris-Baker, Jane Avis, Jason Perry, Jo Negrini, Muhammad Ali, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Pubs, Ruskin House, South Norwood, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Unions accuse Brick by Brick of proposing ‘devious’ scheme

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest disconnect between the interests of residents, their elected representatives and the council’s planning committee Another Thursday, another planning meeting, another Brick by Brick scheme backed by the council against the wishes of … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Jane Avis, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Ruskin House, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Primary school’s Pride event forced to be held in private

Heavers Farm Primary in South Norwood was forced to hold a Pride event in private last Friday, after a group of parents threatened to protest at a playground parade, the Evening Gideon has reported. The “Proud to be Me!” parade … Continue reading

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Croydon pools to offer free summer swimming for under-16s

Youngsters aged 16 and under can use swimming pools at five Croydon leisure centres for free this summer.

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Council tries to hike costs as judge rules on Brick by Brick

Paul Scott hasn’t escaped being brought up before the beak over Brick by Brick just yet. A High Court judge yesterday refused an application from a South Norwood resident for a Judicial Review of planning decisions made by Croydon Council, … Continue reading

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