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There’s Much Ado about Shakespeare in Wandle Park this week

CODA – the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association – stages its third annual outdoor production in Wandle Park as part of the Croydon Comedy Festival this week, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, with performances from Wednesday July 27 to Saturday … Continue reading

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Make a splash with council’s free swimming offer for under-16s

Free summer swimming for under-16s is available at all of Croydon Council’s leisure centres for the six weeks of the schools’ summer holidays. As well as free swimming there will be crash courses for those new to the water, and … Continue reading

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Join in with the health walks around Wandle Park, every Friday

Did you know that there is a Health Walk in Wandle Park every Friday from 11am? Meeting at Wandle Park tram stop, it’s a sociable circular walk around the park and nearby green spaces. This walk has a short option … Continue reading

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Time has come to park the ban on cycling in Croydon’s parks

Elected on a manifesto which promised a clean, green borough, Labour’s delivery on cycling in Croydon has been, at best, sub-optimal. Disappearing cycle lanes on South End and London Road might be bad enough, but the abandonment of the car-free … Continue reading

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Free summer kids’ club at St Andrew’s Church, Jul 25-29

St Andrew’s Church on Southbridge Road is staging its Summer Superheroes kids’ club for children and families later this month. Taking place from 10am till noon on weekdays Monday to Friday from July 25 to 29, Summer Superheroes is just … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday RAP, Waddon Leisure Centre, Aug 15-26

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Live and Unplugged at the Bandstand, Wandle Park, Jul 9

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Waddon school pupils get chance to eat as they learn

Croydon’s new Mayor tended to his roots in more ways than one when he came to open St Giles’s School’s edible garden today. Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor got in some good spade work to bed down a tree planted to mark … Continue reading

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Croydon’s industrial history walk, Wandle Park, Jul 3

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Wandle Park to feature on live TV for launch of Rivers Week

Friends of Wandle Park are seeking your help on Monday to help play a part in London Rivers Week. The official launch of the week’s activities is being staged in Wandle Park and is to be featured on London Live.

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Wandle Wander heritage walk, Wandle Park, Jun 25

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Kenley, Old Coulsdon and Purley placed on flooding alert

The Government’s Flood Information Service has issued a flood alert for large parts of Croydon, including areas of Kenley and Purley which were under water for weeks in early 2014. Issued just after 10am today, the alerts for the Caterham … Continue reading

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Purley Way Retail Park snapped up in £45m property deal

A large tract of industrial estate alongside the A23 Purley Way has changed hands in a £45.6-million property deal, as developers move in on Croydon possibly with the expectation of profiting from the area’s house-building drive. LaSalle Investment Management has … Continue reading

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Secret Croydon heritage walk, Wandle Park, Jun 18

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Skyscrapers heritage walk, Wandle Park, Jun 19

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Road closure planned for Imperial Way after Cruise crashes

Police are using emergency powers to close a road off the Purley Way tonight to stop the weekly Croydon Cruise. Action has been taken in the past to restrict the informal event on Imperial Way, but this is thought to … Continue reading

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A backward glance that could inspire view of the future

Westfield and Hammerson are this weekend staging a public consultation for their Mall With No Name – or Mally McMallface, as our loyal reader has recommended, more than once. Before visiting the exhibit in the Whitgift Centre, to peruse the … Continue reading

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Howard Primary School Summer Fair, June 25

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Valley Park shoppers ‘trapped’ without help on Bank Holiday

A two-car collision on the Purley Way left hundreds of Bank Holiday shoppers at Valley Park frustrated and angry, as they were stuck in the shopping and leisure centre’s car park for hours. It is the second time this year … Continue reading

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Council housing company appoints director with Qatari links

There are reasons why local authorities resort to setting up separate companies to perform some council functions. Transparency is not one of them, reports our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES Croydon Council has appointed a director of lighting contractor Skanska and … Continue reading

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