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Croydon Arts Society programme

Attached is the Croydon Arts Society programme for Autumn/Winter... Read more

Park plans

New Playground for Park Hill Park

Croydon Council have 106 money from local developments to install a new play ground in Park Hill Park. Please come and give your feedback and suggestions on the new design at meetings inside the Park Hill Park playground either Thursday 31 August 10.30am to 12.30pm or Saturday 2 September 2.30pm to 4.30pm. The same sessions will also include comments on the planned new disabled toilet.... Read more

Healthy school streets have holidays too

We have received confirmation that Croydon’s Healthy School Streets like the ones on three sides of the Park Hill Schools only operate in term time. For legal reasons the council cannot put this information on the warning signs.... Read more

Proposed phone mast

Mobile operator Three is making another attempt to install a mast in Park Hill. This time it has moved across Park Hill Road from the church, to a location among the trees (see attached map). So far it is only at the pre-application stage. If you would like PHRA to make any comments on this proposal please let us know on Read more

School Streets around Park Hill Schools

Croydon Council have published details of the Healthy School Street Trial on Stanhope Road, The Avenue, Cotelands and the small streets off it. These roads will become a Pedestrian and Cycle Zone only (except for those eligible for exemption permits and buses)from 8-9.30am and 2-4pm Monday to Friday during school term time. if you live on these roads you can apply for a free exemption permit starting 12 December 2022. The trial scheme begins on 23 January 2023. Full details are in the leaflet he... Read more

Filming at Croydon Park Hotel

It's hard not to miss something happening at Croydon Park Hotel, with a new name above the door and film-type vehicles parked on the Fairfield Path. Our in-house detective tells us it is likely to be filming for the new series of Apple TV's Ted Lasso.... Read more

Arts Society Croydon area

Offering stimulating and informed lectures across the arts, delivered by experts, we meet 10.00 - 12.00 on the second Thursday of the month at All Saints Church Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead CR2 9AB.  £5 or £47 for 10 talks For more details about our lecture programme see our website Read more

Harmony Exhibition

Croydon Art Space is holding an exhibition of contemporary artworks at its gallery at 41 Lower Addiscombe Road. It is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 27 September to 31 December. Entry is free but you need to get a ticket from Eventbrite.... 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

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

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

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

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

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