Broad Green

London Road’s Green Mile links West Croydon to Thornton Heath – with flowers

Posted on March 19th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 3 comments

An inspiring community initiative to take care of London Road

On Sunday 4th March, London Road’s Our Green Mile project was launched with a ceremony to plant the first planter outside West Croydon station. This was followed by a procession along London Road, giving out leaflets and talking to people about the project, and also litter picking in the area. A second planter was then put in place … Read More »

The Broad Green community spring clean, Monday 17th April

Posted on May 3rd, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Locals set out to clean up Litter Land

If you’re reading this, you most likely know that there’s a serious fly-tipping/littering problem in west and north Croydon. People argue about it: who’s to blame, what’s been done and not done, what’s to be done next. Some of them seek to score political points from it. This article, which has met with a strong response across social media, describes the … Read More »

Befriending Church Alley

Posted on August 27th, by Cathy Aitchison in Politics & Society. No Comments

Cathy Aitchison, co-founder of the Friends of Church Alley, explains why this pathway in a too-often-unloved part of Croydon is well worth cherishing

After several hours of hard work we stood admiring the results of our efforts: Church Alley was clear of rubbish along its whole length. We had been taking part in the latest Friends of Church Alley Action Day (Saturday 16th August 2014) … Read More »