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Stripping for the community in White Horse Park

Posted on December 23rd, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Croydon’s newest park group gets off to a purposeful start

For a place celebrated (or otherwise) for its urban grit, Croydon’s always been surprisingly green. We have 127 parks in our borough and in 2009 won the Royal Horticultural Society’s title of the UK’s greenest large city, along with first prize in Britain in Bloom. These awards were greeted with surprise (some polite, plenty not) and are … Read More »

How we created a haven for Croydon’s bees

Posted on August 31st, by Ally McKinlay in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Artworks and hard work have created a beautiful bee haven in central Croydon, says Ally McKinlay

Croydon town centre is buzzing once again. This time, it’s thanks to bees: Bee Haven has taken over the piece of derelict land on Park Lane where last year we opened the world’s largest urban saffron farm.

Croydon Saffron Central was a great success and by the start of 2016, … Read More »