Event review: Croydon’s Summer of Love Festival

Posted on June 30th, by Peter Ball with Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 2 comments

Fifty years after the Summer of Love, Croydon celebrates in Wandle Park

Croydon’s Summer of Love festival was Andrew Dickinson’s idea.

When he’s not hanging loose, he manages events in Wandle Park and organises recycling and re-use services for the borough.

He decided that Croydon should mark the anniversary by having a community festival.

On Saturday 17th June the festival commenced and some amazing … Read More »



What’s polluting the river Wandle?

Posted on March 17th, by Peter Ball with Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Pollution is seriously affecting the flow of the river through Wandle Park

On Monday 24th February, early morning dog walkers saw an oil slick at the downstream end of the Wandle river, next to the skatepark in Wandle Park. Next day, although still present, it was much reduced and by Thursday 27th only a couple of small smears remained on the surface. Then on Friday 28th, a … Read More »