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Campaign underway to prevent takeover of school

Campaign underway to prevent takeover of school

The Harris Federation began consultations with parents on Friday (February 15th) about their  proposed takeover of  Roke Primary School. Parents who oppose the takeover are stress that the consultations are “one-sided” and feel this decision is being forced upon them. They are also  campaigning with the Board of Governors for…

Elderly man viciously attacked by four females in Croydon

Elderly man viciously attacked by four females in Croydon

Police are urgently appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was viciously attacked by four females. The 76-year-old victim was attempting to drive out of Carberry Road, Upper Norwood, when two other vehicles blocked it, at about 5.30am on Saturday, February 2. The victim got out of his vehicle and approached…

Woman dies in Croydon car crash – four injured

Woman dies in Croydon car crash – four injured

  A woman has died after being hit by a car in the early hours of this morning in Purley. Four other people were left hospitalised. Police and paramedics were called to the scene around 4am following reports that a car had collided with two pedestrians on Godstone Road near…

Croydon council save library from drastic funding cuts

Croydon council save library from drastic funding cuts

Croydon’s local studies library and archives service have been saved from dramatic cuts after a council U-turn on funding. Proposals made late last year to reduce the library’s annual budget by £105,000 to create a “statutory minimum” service caused anger among some observers. Paul Sowan of the Croydon Natural History…

Recycled Christmas trees prevent tonnes of waste

Recycled Christmas trees prevent tonnes of waste

Croydon residents who dropped off their old Christmas trees for recycling during January helped prevent an estimated 55 tonnes of waste going to landfill, new figures reveal.…

Motorists face parking fines which may be unlawful

Motorists face parking fines which may be unlawful

Motorists who have been fined for parking in a ‘suspended bay’ may be due for a rebate, a BBC program will reveal tonight, because the fines may have been levied unlawfully by Croydon council. …

School coach company loses over half its licenses

School coach company loses over half its licenses

A Croydon coach company that takes disabled and special needs children to and from school, has had 60 percent of its operating licences revoked. Olympic South Limited lost its passenger service vehicle (PSV) licences because of failures to keep proper maintenance records as well as issues with registering vehicles in…

Croydon teenager missing for three months found

Croydon teenager missing for three months found

  Missing teenager, Shelley Pratt, was found yesterday and taken to the Croydon police station. The 14-year old Westwood Girls’ College student was reported missing three months ago. She was last seen getting off a bus on Portland Road in November. Pratt’s parents made a plea for help to find…

Croydon Council to invest in ‘winter pothole fund’

Croydon Council to invest in ‘winter pothole fund’

The Croydon Council will be using a new £100,000 winter pothole fund to repair road damages caused by the recent snow and ice. The fund has been set aside in an effort to ensure that traffic can move safely on Croydon’s 2,500 roads. Teams from the highways department will be…

Chris Syrus: mentor, musician and role model

Chris Syrus: mentor, musician and role model

  I can already hear the music as I arrive. It bleeds through the soundproof door of the studio: heavy base, staccato lyrics, and a haunting melody. Chris Syrus, 33, is a mentor, musician, poet, businessman and the 2012 recipient of the Croydon ‘Top Role Model’ award. His CV is…