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Croydon Half Marathon

The 2019 Croydon Half Marathon is to be held on Sunday 31 March, starting from Sandilands Club at 9.15am. the organiser's website says there will be no road closures but while driving residents should take care to avoid runners.... Read more


Fear of crime survey

The Safer Croydon Partnership is undertaking a Community Safety Fear of Crime survey. The responses will be used to help identify the concerns of local residents, which in turn, will help improve local services. You are invited to participate in the survey which only takes five minutes to complete. ... Read more


Planes, Trains and Electric cars

We show below some snippets of transport news about, or relevant to, Croydon. The articles on Gatwick Airport and unblocking the rail lines north of Croydon come from a recent newsletter from Chris Philp, MP, and the piece on electric car charging points from Croydon Council. Gatwick: A second Ru... Read more


Even more successful litter pick

PHRA collected even more litter this year than last - 26 bags, up from 21, and various discarded items. The increase was due to more people picking and not just to more litter. Thank you to all who helped - it was nice to see some new faces. We hope that the sight of clean roads, pavements and verge... Read more


Croydon Fun Weekend

Did you know that most years the last weekend in January sees the Croydon Fun Weekend? It is an annual celebration of things to do in Croydon. Click here for full details.... Read more


Circle Dancing at St Matthew's

Circle Dancing classes are available at St Matthew's on the first Wednesdays and the second and fourth Saturdays of most months. For an article on the classes from the Croydon Citizen click here.... Read more


Proposed changes to 433 bus route

Transport for London want to make changes to 11 bus routes, reducing the number of buses passing through the centre of Croydon. Most relevant to us is the 433 which they want to terminate at the Fairfield Halls instead of West Croydon. A lengthy consultation has begun, ending on January 13. Consulta... Read more


Contacting our local Safer Neighbourhood Team

The police team for Park Hill and Whitgift now have their own contact details. You can email them (see below for address) or contact their mobile number, 07341 680553. They suggest texting might be the quickest way to get a response. But remember that they will only respond when they are on duty so ... Read more


Bookings for tennis courts in Park Hill Park

The tennis courts in Park Hill Park are to receive some improvement works. They will remain free to use but from September 1 will have to be booked. Better, the company which manages the courts for Croydon Council, says this will allow players to reserve a court at their chosen time. To book, you ne... Read more


Toilets in Park Hill Park now working

The toilets in Park Hill Park, closed for some years, have had a modest makeover and have re-opened. The outside has had a coat of paint and looks quite smart. The inside is not quite so smart but at least is clean, the toilets flush and the tap in the basin works. It would be a good idea to take yo... Read more


Free exercise classes in Park Hill Park

A variety of free exercise classes are now available in Park Hill Recreation Ground. Classes have resumed in the New Year. Classes include yoga, bootcamp, buggy exercise and circuit training. There is also a "superhero workout" geared at children between three and seven years old. The classes have t... Read more


Looking ahead at the Neighbourhood Meeting

Park Hill residents gathered in mid-May for the Neighbourhood Meeting. Chairman John Ingman reviewed the past year's activities. He then set out three areas where residents were invited to focus (as a community), these being Litter, Potholes and Parks [reporting problems with the first two may be ea... Read more



There is a new Safer Neighbourhood Team for the new Park Hill and Whitgift Estate ward. This note introduces the team and sets out what they plan to do. The team includes officers from the Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team. The team is: PC Tom Rowlatt, PC Ricky Ketman and PCSO Oliver White. ... Read more