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Park Hill opportunities - Some hidden gems

New residents to Park Hill sometimes take a few weeks (or even months) to realise the full recreational potential and opportunities of this area. The northern parts of Park Hill have witnessed much of the recent development leading to a world of high-rise flats, East Croydon Station and the daily commute. It can come as a pleasant surprise to become aware of the greenbelt and a rich diversity of outdoor events that are available almost on your doorstep. Running, cycling and walking routes ope... Read more

Tram strike back to haunt us

The late March tram strike was suspended but strikes are  planned for 5-9 May and 11-15 July. On Monday 6 May, Tuesday 7 May and Wednesday 8 May no service is expected before 7am or after 6pm. Between those times a reduced service will operate between Wimbledon and Reeves Corner and between East Croydon and Beckenham Junction/New Addington. So no trams through Croydon town centre or to/from Elmers End all day. On Thursday 9 May services will start late and may be disrupted all day.... Read more

Croydon Healthy Homes Drop-in sessions in town centre

if you missed meeting them at the Park Hill Showcase, you may be interested to know that Croydon Healthy Homes hold regular drop-in sessions in the town centre. You will be able to talk to a qualified energy advisor at Our Space, 50 High Street (where Milletts used to be) on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10am to 2pm and at Croydon Central Library on the first and fourth Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm.... Read more

Arts Society Croydon Area Spring/Summer Programme

April 11th, 2024 -Albert Godetsky Tilman Riemenschneider and late medieval sculpture in Germany  May 9th, 2024 - Andrew Davies The English Cathedral: An Architectural and Social History  June 13th, 2024 - Ronnie Ireland John Singer Sargent: Portraits in oil and charcoal July 11th, 2024 - Nicole Mezey Jewel of the Crown, La Sainte Chapelle in Paris  SPECIAL INTEREST DAY August 8th, 2024 - Clare Ford-Wille Merrymaking and Morality - A History of Genre Painting Tw... Read more

New for toddlers

A new Toddler Group started at St Matthew's on 11th April. it will meet every Thursday from 8.30am/9am to 10.30am. It will offer toys for little ones and some relief for those looking after them.... Read more

Youth Night

Bored? Nothing to do? Aged 11-17? Why not visit the Youth Night at St Matthew's. it happens twice a month. To check the dates, go to www.stmatthew.org.uk or email revruthchapman@gmail.com... Read more

More than trams disrupted

The closure of part of the tram network over half term has been well advertised. it will be closed from Saturday 10 February to Friday 23 from Sandilands to Reeves Corner. There will be a replacement bus service. Tfl's website indicates that the 64 and 433 will only be on diversion on the weekend of 10-11 February. but pedestrian routes will also be affected. there is a barrier up between East Croydon station and the tram tracks. Pedestrians are being told there is no access to the bus stops and... Read more

Changes in the Park

Many of you will have seen children enjoying the new playground, which opened at the start of the year and had its formal opening in late January. But that's not the only change in the park. As discussed on page 22 of the Winter Park Hill newsletter, the tennis courts have been refurbished, with new nets and new lines, financed by the Lawn Tennis Association. Two have access control in place; the third last seen was locked by a padlock. To book the courts follow the link in the notice below a... Read more

Record litter pick

Many thanks to all who braved the warnings of wind to help clean up Park Hill. We had around 34 volunteers, which is a lot for us… and they collected 59 bags of rubbish, as well as some hubcaps, a suitcase, a metal trolley and various other bits of hardware. The bag count is a record for the Association - and we are very pleased.    ... Read more

Bus stop changes town centre - 433

If you usually walk from the town centre shops to bus stop KC opposite the Fairfield Halls to catch a 433 bus that you know you will get a seat on, you will have to walk a little further from Saturday 13 January. The stop will then be stop KM on St George’s Walk. The 119, 312 and 466 will also move there. The 109 to Brixton and the 60 to Streatham will stop at KL on St George’s Walk. Other changes are detailed on the TfL website. We do not know if these bus stops will have any bus shel... Read more

Art Society Programme

Attached is the up to date programme for the Art Society Croydon... Read more

Bin Calendar and Christmas changes

The new bin collection calendar for those whose plastic recycling was collected on December 13 is attached. We show below the changes over the holiday season Usual collection day Revised collection day Change Monday 25 December 2023 Wednesday 27 December 2023 2 days later Tuesday 26 December 2023 Thursday 28 December 2023 2 days later Wednesday 27 December 2023 Friday 29 December 2023 2 days later Thursday 28 December 2023 Saturday 30 December 2023 2 da... Read more

Help create a new garden

The Friends of Park Hill Park are looking for volunteers to create a new nature and story garden in the Walled Garden (it's the bed to the right as you enter from the main path. weather permitting, the Friends volunteers work in the Walled Garden Fridays and Sundays from 10am to 12 noon. Come and help them or stop for a chat.... Read more

Tram and Road Works

Due to essential works to replace a section of drainage on the eastern end of the tram network, no trams will run east from East Croydon from 21 October to 29 October 2023.  Normal service will resume on Monday 30 October. This will affect all services from East Croydon to Beckenham Junction, Elmers End and New Addington. TfL encourages its customers to use replacement buses to continue their journeys. From 08:00 on 21 October to 23:59 on 29 October TfL will be undertaking road resurfacin... Read more

Croydon Art Space exhibition

The latest exhibition at Croydon Art Space, 41 Lower Addiscombe Road, runs through October, November and December. it feature's various aspects of the Abstract World. Details in the attached photograph.... Read more