Category Archives: Environment

What can be done to stop the death of this stretch of London Road?

These pictures show the stretch of London Road to the north of the junction with Sumner Road and St James’ Road. Along the east side of the road, many of the shops are empty – not just because of the … Continue reading

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West Croydon Community Forum – first meeting and funding opportunities

There was a good turnout for the first meeting of the West Croydon Community Forum on 1st May at CVA Resource Centre on London Road. Almost 50 people took part – a diverse mix of local residents, community and faith … Continue reading

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West Croydon Community Forum

Do you want to make a difference in West Croydon? If so, you are welcome to attend a meeting of the West Croydon Community Forum, which is being set up as an umbrella organisation for the area. Meeting Date & … Continue reading

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The Croydon General Hospital site

London Road has more than its fair share of boarded up, empty spaces. The largest is the site of the old Croydon General Hospital, which was demolished several years after it closed in 1996. The long line of hoardings is … Continue reading

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Sumner Gardens housing scheme wins architecture award

Sumner Gardens has won an award from SCALA, the Society of Chief Architects of Local Authority. The Croydon housing scheme, which is on Mitcham Road and Sumner Road, won the Innovation category in the Civic Building of the Year Awards … Continue reading

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Fusion – City House – the Philips building

Its best known name is the Philips Building, but more recently it’s being called Fusion, or City House. A couple of years ago the building, at 420-430 London Road, was redeveloped (by Fairview) and now has many flats, plus commercial … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s Street Tree Programme

Are there enough trees in your streets? The Mayor of London wants to make London a greener city and is funding an expansion of the Forestry Commission’s London Tree and Woodland Grant Scheme – the aim is to plant 250 … Continue reading

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