Tag Archives: Waddon

Tories could face £5,000 fine over alleged breach of data law

Tim Pollard, the leader of Croydon Conservatives, has been accused of breaking data protection laws with an email widely circulated to residents asking them to support his party’s latest petition over council policy. If enough Croydon residents complain, Pollard and … Continue reading

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Youngsters offered their chance to win place in Aladdin

Waddon Leisure Centre on the Purley Way gets to stage Croydon’s version of Britain’s Got Talent this Sunday, with open auditions for talented children who can sing, dance and act and who want to be cast in the chorus for … Continue reading

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Fire tower in Croydon will be used ‘seven days a week, 24/7’

London’s fire authorities have confirmed that an £11-million training tower they want to build in Croydon will be operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, potentially producing dense smoke close to a densely populated residential area and four … Continue reading

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‘Chump from the Dump’ chosen to contest Cameron’s old seat

The English Democrats must be embarrassed that they have chosen serial political loser Winston McKenzie as their candidate for next month’s by-election in Witney, David Cameron’s former parliamentary seat. Because two days after this somewhat eccentric decision was announced at … Continue reading

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Shirley shome mishtake: boundary review keeps Barwell happy

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest recommendations for Croydon’s parliamentary seats from the Boundary Commissioners, just published Croydon gets to keep three parliamentary constituencies under proposals published today by the Boundary Commission. But the Commissioners have surely delivered what the Tories’ … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 General Election, Bromley Council, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell MP, Lambeth Council, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Shirley, Steve Reed MP, Waddon, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Alarms raised over Fire Brigade’s £11m training tower scheme

A £11.1 million scheme to build a six-storey training tower at Croydon fire station seems likely to be given the go-ahead at a meeting on Friday, though local figures have accused London Authority officials of being “arrogant” and expressed concerns … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Croydon Greens, Environment, Fiona Twycross, Joy Prince, London Fire Brigade, London-wide issues, Peter Underwood, Planning, Robert Canning, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Meander through south London history in Wandle Fortnight

Wandle Fortnight begins this Saturday, September 10, in case you didn’t already know… The fortnight encompasses a range of activities, exhibitions, walks and talks which explore aspects of the Wandle valley’s cultural, industrial and environmental legacy, and run from this … Continue reading

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Borough boundary changes set up councillor re-selections

The political map of Croydon is about to be re-drawn – literally – over the next few weeks. And key changes to the number of borough councillors and the lay-out of the borough’s wards could deal a serious reverse to … Continue reading

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Keep the home fires burning: WWI exhibit extended to April

And some said it would be over by Christmas… The acclaimed Remembering 1916 exhibition at Whitgift School, which was due to close yesterday, has had its run extended until April 2017. Since the exhibit, comprising of hundreds of artefacts from … Continue reading

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Family Fun Day with Frozen guests at St Giles, Sep 10

The St Giles School Family Fun Day is being held on Saturday September 10, offering a fantastic day out for all of the family. St Giles School in South Croydon is a maintained school for children aged 4-19 years who … Continue reading

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Croydon pulls plug on Wandle Regional Park funding

Croydon Council has pulled the plug on its annual grant to a quango which was set up with other local authorities to create a regional park in the Wandle Valley, stretching through Merton and Wandsworth to the Thames. Senior council … Continue reading

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‘We need to adopt Vision Zero for better road safety in Croydon’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Following the announcement that the council wants to introduce traffic calming measures along Imperial Way to deter dangerous speeding at the Croydon Cruise, AUSTEN COOPER says that we need a new approach to road safety – and fast … Continue reading

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Drawing tour with artist Charlie Reed, Wandle Park, Aug 13

Turf Projects is staging a drawing tour of Wandle Park with artist Charlie Reed this Saturday, August 13. This is a free event, and materials are provided. Meeting at the park cafe at 1pm, the organisers say: “Explore the relationship … Continue reading

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Council get the humps to put Imperial Way on Cruise control

Croydon Council wants to install speed humps on the borough’s roads for the first time in 10 years – but it took the death of a young father to persuade them to take any action. The “Croydon Cruise” has become … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Croydon parks, Cycling, Environment, Friends of Wandle Park, Lloyd Park, TfL, Transport, Wandle Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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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