Purley Leisure Centre


The Festive Gallery: The politics of Purley Pool

Posted on December 18th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 3 comments

‘Twas the week before Christmas and down south of the borough, Tom Black was researching and being quite thorough

Hark! The Angels Cannot Swim

Croydon Council has confirmed that Purley Leisure Centre, colloquially still known as ‘Purley Pool’ (we Croydonians are suckers for alliteration), is to close after a long period of dilapidation. The pool has been in a dire state for some time, with some … Read More »



What do Labour’s cuts for 2015/16 mean for services?

Posted on December 15th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. No Comments

The closure of Purley pool draws fire – but what will follow? Sean Creighton on the Labour cuts package

Croydon’s Conservative opposition has homed in on the Labour council’s plan to close Purley swimming pool as part of its cuts to achieve a balanced budget in 2015/16. Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell is leading the campaign opposing the closure to strengthen his chances of re-election … Read More »