Tag Archives: Surrey

Kitchen serves up some delights as Tudor Rose rises again

After a £500,000 refurbishment, the restaurant in the big Old Coulsdon pub has really upped its game, and left STEVEN DOWNES counting the calories Now we know our loyal reader is not too fussed about the hardships and “challenges” (ha!) … Continue reading

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Tandridge is latest Surrey council to seek financial bail-out

Tandridge, one of Croydon’s boundary neighbours to the south, has become the latest Surrey council to appeal to central government for a financial bail-out. It is the second time that Tandridge District Council has sought a capitalisation direction – or … Continue reading

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Planners in Tandridge are leaving their phones off the hook

It is not just in Croydon where getting an answer from the local council can take a while. In neighbouring Tandridge, the planning department will be leaving their phones off the hook and their incoming emails unanswered for a whole … Continue reading

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Surrey council fined £7,400 over failures for boy with SEND

Croydon is not the only local authority in trouble. Tory-run Surrey County Council has been criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman after a second investigation into its failures to properly support a young boy with special educational needs. The Ombudsman … Continue reading

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Coroner confirms woman killed by dogs was from Croydon

It was confirmed at the Surrey Coroner’s Court this morning that the professional dog walker killed near Caterham earlier this month was from Croydon. The court had named 28-year-old Natasha Johnston when releasing documents yesterday. Johnston had been walking a … Continue reading

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Fatal dog attack prompts council to review licensing scheme

A week after the horrific death of a dog walker at a beauty spot near Caterham, the police are yet to name the victim, or to release any of the eight dogs that they seized following what was reported to … Continue reading

Posted in Business, City Commons, Coulsdon, Crime, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Lloyd Park, London-wide issues, New Addington, Policing, Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown, Selsdon and Addington Village, South Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Surrey makes new pitch for cricket at Croydon sports grounds

NEIL BENNETT has discovered more hope of a revival for what once seemed a long-lost cricket club in Thornton Heath Last month, we reported on the sad demise of a once proud sports club, with a locally famous cricket club … Continue reading

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Passenger group concerned over Surrey’s cuts to bus routes

A public transport group representing passengers in Croydon, Sutton and Surrey has warned against widespread cuts to bus services implied in a consultation conducted by Surrey County Council. Surrey CC failed to consult the East Surrey Transport Committee directly, and … Continue reading

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Walk out to winter with the Woodland Trust’s wild guide

With the cost-of-living crisis biting, a simpler, more environmentally friendly festive celebration is top of many people’s Christmas list this year – with fresh air and free fun on the cards instead of expensive gifts, excess and waste. The Woodland … Continue reading

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Shale Trail walk of resistance, Horse Hill to Brockham, Oct 1

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More rail cuts coming down the line thanks to Tory Treasury

Funding formula for the country’s biggest railway operator represents  ‘levelling down’ for London, according to a member of one of the largest passenger user groups More Southern and Thameslink railway timetable changes were slipped out last week, just ahead of … Continue reading

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Oversupply of flats in borough is due to ‘profit over need’

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Official government data shows that the council’s build-at-all-cost approach that has blighted parts of the borough has created a glut of over-priced ‘executive apartments’. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The proliferation of block after block of expensive flats … Continue reading

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Surrey course all set for some transatlantic golfing rivalry

Foxhills, the golf club and spa resort in Chertsey, is to stage the PGA Cup in September, a Ryder Cup-style team event pitching club professionals from Great Britain and Ireland against their rivals from the United States for the Llandudno … Continue reading

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Dates for Crafters’ and Producers’ Market, Warlingham

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Top tennis comes to Surrey – and you can watch for free

World-class tennis is returning to this corner of south-west London and Surrey this month – but unlike at Wimbledon, you don’t need a second mortgage and a debenture to get a centre court seat when the GB Pro-Series returns to … Continue reading

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Taking it to the hedge: police called to deal with elderly vandal

Police officers from two jurisdictions and council officials from neighbouring boroughs have been busy dealing with complaints of damage to property, and what a local councillor has described as “a case of clear vandalism” as well as child safeguarding issues … Continue reading

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Luxury spa in Surrey is looking to hire catering and leisure staff

A luxury golf course and spa in Surrey is looking to hire full- and part-time staff. The Foxhills Club and Resort in Chertsey is on the hunt for additional members of the team in both front-of-house, leisure and chef positions … Continue reading

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Banstead Rotary Club charity walk, Epsom Downs, May 5

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Report warns that Tory-run Surrey council could go bust

All those residents in true blue wards to the south of the borough, who dream of the day when Coulsdon can declare their own little version of UDI and hitch themselves to a neighbouring council, might want to be careful … Continue reading

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Downlands Partnership anniversary event, Chipstead, Jul 7

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109th annual Chipstead Village Flower Show and Fair, Jul 14

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Faithful hounds will have much to celebrate on birthday walk

The Surrey Sighthound Walking Group will celebrate its first anniversary this Sunday,  February 25, by returning to Mogador, near Kingswood, the site of its first group walk. The group will set off from The Sportsman pub at 11am for a … Continue reading

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Conservation group offers skills training to volunteers

TCV – The Conservation Volunteers – are seeking volunteer project leaders to plan, lead and deliver projects and help expand to take on new projects in and around Croydon and Surrey. “We run project days every week, taking groups of … Continue reading

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Tandridge has plans for thousands of homes on Green Belt

A neighbouring Tory-run local authority in Surrey is consulting on bulldozing a golf course and redeveloping next to a Battle of Britain conservation area in a drive to build thousands of homes on the Green Belt, reports WALTER CRONXITE Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Surrey Harmony stages Thriller Nights, Coulsdon, from Sep 23

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