Tag Archives: Whyteleafe

Work to stop floods in Kenley and Purley scrapped by council

Croydon’s bankrupt council has cancelled vital flood-prevention measures in the south of the borough because it has already spent the money it was given for the works. That’s according to the Town Hall opposition Tories, who say that funding had … Continue reading

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Guided walk among the orchids of Whyteleafe, Jun 10

With orchids close by and often not noticed find out what other beauties flourish here on the downland slopes between Whyteleafe, Kenley and Sanderstead. Meet at Whyteleafe Recreation Ground Car Park at 10.30am on Sunday, June 10. This will be … Continue reading

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Whyteleafe’s micro-pub is brewing up a success story

KEN TOWL ventures forth to the furthest reaches of Croydon and beyond in search of a micro-pub, which closes at 9.30 each night but before then serves up the best cider in the area An internet search for “radius arms” … Continue reading

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‘Woldingham Weiner’ a stop-gap to hold back future floods

There is a reason that Spring Wood at West Wickham is so called. Playing fields at Sparrows Den, just along the road from Addington, were deliberately flooded earlier this week, creating a storage pond to protect nearby homes, and showing … Continue reading

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Councils warn flood householders to beware bogus official

The councils in Croydon and Tandridge, which covers flood-affected Whyteleafe, have issued warnings to home-owners to beware a bogus official operating in the area. While council officials were distributing advice letters to flood-threatened houses in Kenley and Whyteleafe yesterday, they … Continue reading

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Council activates emergency Gold Command over flooding

More rain, and more rain forecast, has seen Croydon’s interim chief executive, Nathan Elvery, activate local emergency procedures with the “Council Gold Command” late yesterday, in response to the continued risk of serious flooding in the south of the borough. … Continue reading

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Kenley and Purley on flood alert as bourne continues to rise

Croydon Council has placed parts of the south of the borough, around Kenley and Purley, through to South Croydon, on a flood alert because of the continuing rising levels of the Caterham Bourne. A bourne is normally a benign, small chalkland stream … Continue reading

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FA Cup draw sees early return to Croydon for ex-boss Fowler

The FA Cup throws up some intriguing draws. This Saturday’s preliminary qualifying round sees an early return to Croydon Arena for John Fowler, who until his abrupt departure in the summer had been the manager of Croydon FC. On Saturday, … Continue reading

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Rams put their football shirts on backing a global charity

In just nine months, 32 nations from all over the globe will gather in Brazil for the World Cup, and our local phoenix club, AFC Croydon Athletic, has teamed up with Kits4Causes to help charitable causes around the world. Kits4Causes … Continue reading

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Croydon FC rocked as whole squad joins another club

As Crystal Palace try to come to terms with their best player of last season going off to play for one of their new rivals in the Premier League, consider the plight of non-leaguers Croydon FC who are just a … Continue reading

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Blow away the Halloween cobwebs with a Riddlesdown walk

If you have run out things to do in your job as volunteer entertainments officer (unpaid) to your children during half-term, there’s a solution to run off some of their spare energy this Friday morning. And it’s all free. With … Continue reading

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