Tag Archives: Timothy Godfrey

Public start the fightback over standards at Fusion centres

The cup of cheer is hardly overflowing for leisure centre users around the borough. Indeed, many don’t have even a paper cup, as KEN LEE reports The borough’s swimming pools and leisure centres are coming in for ever closer scrutiny … Continue reading

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Chandler lands ‘best job in town’ as Fairfield Halls director

Neil Chandler, a former operations manager at Fairfield Halls, has been appointed venue director for the borough’s cultural hub, which is due to re-open in 12 months’ time following a council-funded £30million refurbishment. The appointment was announced this week by … Continue reading

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Council on standby to take back control of public libraries

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on how a corporate crisis at construction company Carillion could provide the chance to end a long-loathed outsourcing deal Croydon Council is readying itself to take back the running of the borough’s public libraries, … Continue reading

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Council kills off Percy the park keeper and abandons 120 parks

CHRIS PECKHAM, our environment correspondent, on the latest shocking admission of failure at Croydon Town Hall Croydon Council is about to shut-up the park keeper’s hut in more than 120 of the borough’s open spaces, as it seems primed to … Continue reading

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Norbury BMX track survives bumpy ride to cross finish line

Croydon’s BMX track is to open this weekend. The ribbon-cutting hoopla will take place in Norbury Park from 10am on Saturday, offering what the council calls “an all-abilities, all-ages ‘rock-up-and-ride’ session”. There will be equipment available to borrow, and coaches … Continue reading

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Read all about it: animals at centre of summer library challenge

Croydon libraries’ summer reading challenge starts tomorrow. Running until September 16, the scheme challenges children aged from four to 11 to finish six books in a little more than two months. Children can sign up at their local library and … Continue reading

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Council is splashing the cash for another swimming summer

Croydon’s Labour council has splashed the cash again, to give the borough’s under-16-year-olds free swimming sessions over the summer holidays. The free offer runs from Monday July 26 to Tuesday September 4. “This is the fourth summer in a row … Continue reading

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