Tag Archives: Wallington

Barratt helps care home keep in touch during lockdown

Housebuilders Barratt London have donated a tablet to a Wallington care home, to help residents stay connected with friends and family during the covid-19 outbreak. The tablet, which was delivered last week to the Bridge House Care Centre on London … Continue reading

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Residents declare estate ‘no-go zone’ for Sutton’s LibDems

A entire modern housing development in Wallington has gone into self-isolation, not against the threat of coronavirus, but from Sutton’s Liberal Democrat politicians. In a statement issued by the New Mill Quarter Residents’ Association, they say that LibDem Wandle Valley … Continue reading

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Buzz off: Extinction Rebellion to protest against idling drivers

A swarm of bees will land in Wallington high street on Saturday morning to demand reducing emissions by eliminating unnecessary car journeys and idling. The bees, who are actually friendly rebels from Sutton’s Extinction Rebellion group, have been roused from … Continue reading

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Potter foster parents awarded MBE after helping 200 children

A Wallington couple who have cared for 200 children over 43 years of fostering were awarded an MBE in this month’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Brenda and Gordon Potter have fostered for Croydon Council since 1989. Brenda had trained as a … Continue reading

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Wallington Music Festival, various venues, Jun 15

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BINMAGEDDON!: Sutton is worst borough for bin complaints

Our Sutton reporter BELLE MONT on how the council has confirmed our report about the ailing LibDem councillor, and how the council leader’s efforts to mislead over its rubbish service have been exposed Sutton’s Liberal Democrats have organised a council … Continue reading

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Record-breaker Weir in line-up for his 20th London Marathon

Wallington’s David Weir – the most successful wheelchair racer in the history of the London Marathon – will return to the race for a remarkable 20th consecutive year on Sunday April 28. Weir started his racing career in the London … Continue reading

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Modern Wallington History Walk, May 13

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Sutton LibDems horrified by unreal McCoy’s car crash hustings

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Hustings held ahead of this year’s local elections here in south London have been noticeably… well, dull. Until Tuesday night over in Carshalton, where Sutton LibDems, fighting to retain control of the council, sent in one of their … Continue reading

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Gotcha! MP Brake caught on Twitter ‘joining’ the LibDems

BELLE MONT, our Sutton correspondent, on an embarrassing gaffe from the local MP Tory councillors in Sutton were today gleefully claiming that Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, had “outed himself” as the user of bogus, … Continue reading

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Venue where Stones once played under demolition threat

A much-loved publicly owned venue, which has hosted concerts by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Status Quo, while serving generations of south Londoners, is under threat of demolition. Sutton’s LibDem council – yes, that lot again – want to … Continue reading

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Cancer charity quiz night, Wallington, Oct 27

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Amazon is parking a dirty problem on residential streets

Christmas must be coming, the goose is getting fat, and van drivers for tax-dodging Amazon are already starting to take the piss. Amazon has a large distribution depot in Croydon, on Queensway, just off the Purley Way. It receives bulk … Continue reading

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Musicians wanted to play at Wallington Festival, June 27

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The Brook recording studio open day and party, Nov 9

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21st Croydon and Sutton Beer Festival, Oct 16-18

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Elm Tree Cottage garden announces charity open days

On the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, you have a chance to step back into the 19th Century with a visit to the garden of a house in Croham that offers a feel for how the area around Croydon might … Continue reading

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Barwell the ‘outsider’ is less attractive online than Galloway

It’s not been a good day for Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation. First, he discovers that Ladbrokes have him as only second favourite to win the Croydon Central seat at next year’s General Election. And now it … Continue reading

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Galloway gives pupils a lesson in how politics works

Here’s an entertaining video if you have a spare hour this bank holiday. George Galloway’s Respect Party is not – as they undertook to do so 18 months ago – fielding any candidates in Croydon’s local elections next month. The … Continue reading

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Sutton Tories look north for infusion of fresh blue blood

The Conservative party in Sutton are clearly unconcerned that they are perceived to be a party of arrogant  posh boys who don’t know the price of a pint of milk (copyright 2012 N Dorries). They have selected the heir presumptive … Continue reading

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