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Lunchtime jazz returns for 2022

Lunchtime jazz sessions have restarted on Thursdays in The Front Room in St George's Walk, from 12 tii 2. For details of performances through till the end of March and suggestions for lunch nearby, please see the attached poster.... Read more

Fri Lunchtime concerts at Croydon Minster

Lunchtime concerts restart at 1.10 pm on 4th Feb until 25th March (see attached flyer).... Read more

Seasonal message from Sarah Jones

We were unable to include an update from our MP, Sarah Jones, in the recent Park Hill newsletter. Instead we show below her seasonal update in the form of her December newsletter. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN     Constituency update - December 2021 As the year draws to a close, this will be my last newsletter of 2021. From my family to yours, I wish you a very pea... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Road closures

Drivers living in Park Hill do not face too many road closures. Those that occur are usually to do with road or utility maintenance and go away. There are no Low Traffic Neighbourhoods here and the traffic round our schools has not yet led to School Streets. But a nearby School Street has caused problems for some residents. It is outside Harris Primary Academy Haling Park and means the closure of Haling Road past the school from 8am to 9.30am and 2 to 4pm during term times. It only affects the p... Read more

Pillar Box Art

This summer Park Hill had perhaps the best dressed pillar box in the country. Someone knitted a cover - more like a beret than a bonnet - for a pillar box. It is in the rainbow colours of thanks to the NHS and indeed has Thank you close to its centre. Thank you too from PHRA to whoever knitted the hat and put it on the pillar box.... Read more

Neighbourhood Meeting 2019

A good turnout of residents braved the rain to attend the PHRA Neighbourhood Meeting on May 10. After the chair John Ingman had updated the audience on events of the past year, treasurer David Stanton reported on the Association's healthy financial position and asked for suggestions of any small local projects that PHRA could help. After refreshments, MP Sarah Jones, councillor Vidhi Mohan and PCSO Oliver White joined the meeting. A lively discussion followed, mainly on the new bin system and We... Read more