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Vandalised Park Hill Park toilets to reopen

We understand that the council have now repaired the vandalised toilets in Park Hill Park and plan to reopen them on Wednesday 22 September. Vandals damaged the men's toilets in Park Hill Park, pulling the urinals off the wall. As a result the council closed both lots of toilets, which they had finally agreed to open from 9am to 3pm.... Read more

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Work starts in Walled Garden

The next stage in the transformation of the Walled Garden in Park Hill Park started today (September 8) when the team from contractors AC Plant arrived to start work on the Peace Garden - the large flower bed facing you as you enter from the pavilion door. More wheelchair accessible beds will be put in, to match those in the other beds, and a meeting place constructed. While the work is going on, the Walled Garden has to be closed to visitors, for health and safety reasons. Once this work is don... Read more

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More on the Water Tower works

As the water tower in Park Hill Park is a listed building, contractors have to apply for planning permission. The application for permanent repairs is now on Croydon Council's planning page under the reference 21/04135/LBC. We attach the Design and Access Statement and Heritage Statement. It contains some information on the history and construction of the water tower.... Read more

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Lunchtime Jazz

Lunchtime Jazz has returned in Croydon, a comfortable stroll from Park Hill. Click on the picture below for details of the venue and the performers.... Read more

Hostel/HMO at 51 Addiscombe Road

A request for planning permission to convert a five bedroom house at 51 Addiscombe Road into a 13 bedroom hostel/HMO is causing Addiscombe residents great concern. As it is opposite the end of Park Hill Road  it is likely to affect Park Hill residents too. We share many of the worries of Addiscombe residents, given evidence that such homes nearby have caused many problems with drugs, break-ins, and anti social behaviour. The easiest way to view the plans and/or to comment on or object to them i... Read more

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Bowls in Lloyd Park

If you have ever wondered what happens in the bowling green at the Lloyd Park Avenue side of Lloyd Park, now is your chance to find out. See below.... Read more

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Water Tower Works

Many residents have watched with interest and some concern the construction of a purple fence around the water tower in Park Hill Park. Now the team working on the tower have told us what is happening. There is a board on the fence facing into the park with photos and a brief description of the problems which look quite serious. There are cracks and issues with the pointing. We understand the board will be updated as work moves up inside the tower. And we fear the Croydon purple fence will be in... Read more

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Toilets reopening

Good(ish) news from Croydon Council. The toilets in Park Hill Park reopened on Friday, 9 July. Some minor repairs after vandalism took place. The absence of toilets has been one of the biggest problem for park users. Some just couldn't visit the park, others had to vanish behind a bush. The reopening will be welcomed by many, but only if they are in acceptable condition. The toilets are just above the rangers' station, near the top path round the park. The toilets are now open. But a spot ch... Read more

Cycle Hanger for Park Hill?

Cycle hangers are installed by the Council when there is enough demand. They allow people to keep their bicycles safely stored when not in use - useful if you live in a flat or somewhere where you maybe have to keep yours in the kitchen. Anything new on the roads or pavements might not be popular. We reproduce below Croydon Council's reasoning behind this application. Comments are required by July 14. "For these secure on-street cycle hangars we only take forward locations once we have had mo... Read more

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Fairfield Halls - More than a Vaccination Centre

For many of us, our 2021 contact with the Fairfield Halls has been a visit to get our Covid vaccinations. But other parts of the Halls are coming back to life. There is a sign giving directions to the Yamaha music school. Resident companies Savvy Theatre and Talawa have been able to rehearse or hold courses there. A welcome email announced that the concert hall would re-open on 4 June with two (socially distanced) performances by the London Mozart Players and cellist Sheku, who is even more famo... Read more

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Royal Mail Deliveries to Park Hill

Royal Mail deliveries in the CR0 post code area are better than they were, though there are still some delays. This is due to high levels of sick leave because of the corona virus, staff absences and self-isolation. It also reflects the increase in parcel traffic due to the closure of shops. We have raised the problems with our MP Sarah Jones and she has met senior staff from Royal Mail who are trying to improve the service. In the meantime allow extra time for both incoming and out-going ... Read more

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Latest update on Covid-19 vaccination programme in Croydon

Please see an update from NHS South West London on the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, f0rwarded to us by Neighbourhood Watch.   We are making good progress as we continue to deliver the biggest vaccination programme in the NHS history.  Over 77,000 Croydon residents have now received their first dose and across South West London we have vaccinated over 335,000 people. Vaccinatio... Read more

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Retired or retiring?

If you are retired, part retired or about to retire, take a look at what Croydon u3a can offer you. In the good old pre-Covid days several u3a groups met at St Matthews, which was very convenient. Hopefully they will be able to return there but meanwhile there is Zoom.  ... Read more

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Tunstall Nursery School

The Corona virus has put a huge strain on parents of young children, especially if those parents are working and trying to balance looking after their children, looking after the home, shopping and going to work! As part of our local community, we are publicising the facilities available at Tunstall Nursery School, you can see details on the attached poster, or by phoning the Tunstall Nursery School office.... Read more

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Part One of Walled Garden transformation complete

The first stage of the transformation of the Walled Garden in Park Hill Park is now complete. Four of the beds have new paths, more robust and wider than the previous ones and are being enjoyed by visitors on foot, in wheelchairs or with push chairs. The two herb gardens have an X shape which allows more access to the planting area. The Fairy Garden has a meandering path, on the lines of the old one. The Potager also has a meandering path, with a turning circle or passing place in the middle and... Read more