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The Arts Society Croydon Area

The Arts Society is another organisation that, although not based in Park Hill, may aoppeal to residents. Meetings are held 10.00 - 12.00 on the second Thursday of each month in All Saints Church Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead CR2 9AB. The Arts Society Croydon area offers stimulating & informed lectures across the arts on a wide range of topics which are delivered by experts in their chosen field. AUTUMN PROGRAMME September 8th 2022 - Viv Lawes Jesuits, The Salon & Uncle S... Read more

Roadworks on Park Hill Road completed

  They roadworks near the Selborne Road bus stop (Croydon-bound) and temporary lights are all gone this morning, Saturday 16 - an early completion of the work, and a return to normal traffic flows  ... Read more


2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of the u3a in the UK. To celebrate the occasion, Croydon u3a offers this recipe  for a satisfying and enjoyable u3a experience! Ingredients and Method: Take a varied group of people who are no longer working full time; Mix together their different backgrounds, knowledge, interests, life-experiences and skills; Stir in a rich blend of activities to suit all tastes; Spice it up with a generous helping of good humour, friendship and fun. Serve it... Read more

New lunchtime jazz programme

Attached is the summer programme of lunchtime jazz concerts at The Front Room in St George's Walk.... Read more

School street

Croydon Council plan a big expansion to the healthy school street scheme, aimed at controlling traffic at drop off and pick up times, and encouraging healthier ways of getting to school. the proposal for the Park Hill schools would restrict entry to Stanhope Road, from its junction with Chichester Road, round to The Avenue at its junction with Cotelands. Residents will be able to apply for a permit so that they can drive in and out as needed, but other drivers might find themselves with a large ... Read more

Platinum Jubilee

Some people don't realise there are many events hidden in Upcoming Events, not just the one you see on the front page. We thought it might be useful to list the three public events we know of locally. We know that many streets or neighbourhoods are holding their own parties but these are private events and so we cannot list them here. in date order: Thursday 2 June Jubilee Beacon Event in Lloyd Park 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Organised by the Indian Vegetarian and Vegan Society Take your own veggie... Read more

Lunchtime recitals at Croydon Minster.

lunchtime concerts are restarting on Fridays at Croydon Minster. Attached is the programme, starting from May 6.... Read more

Wellbeing cafe - change of day to Monday

Although the first Wellbeing Cafe at St Matthew's was on a Saturday, future Renew 121  cafes will be on Mondays from 2 to 4pm. It will still offer a safe environment and a space where it is OK to not be OK. Further details are are attached.... Read more

More Roadworks

Just as we breathed a sigh of relief that the roadworks at the Coombe Road/Park Hill Road roundabout were at last finished, cones appeared at another route out of Park Hill, outside the entrance to the park on Barclay Road. This is where major roadworks took place a couple of years ago. A sign has now appeared indicating something structural. No mention yet of any works as such but it looks as though the lane closure will be there for a while. this has been confirmed by Croydon Council in the fo... Read more


A‘Roadwatch'  was set up by Cllr Jade Appleton in conjunction with PCSO Robin Thomson and his colleagues in response to concerns about speeding. The operation took place on Monday 21st February at the intersection of Chichester Road and Park Hill Rise between 8am and 9am, with a view to identifying cars that were travelling more than the maximum of 20mph on those residential roads. From their viewpoint, they were able to see the length of Chichester Road (to the shop), those coming up the ... Read more

Events at Peony Court

Peony Court on Addiscombe Road hosts a variety of events which are open to local residents. We have listed some under Upcoming Events. We show below regular events. for more information on the Lifestyle and Exercise class, click here.... Read more

Lunchtime jazz continues

We've received an update with the latest programme of Jazz on Thursday lunchtimes at the Front Room in St Georges Walk.... 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