Author: Andrea Perry

DRAMATIC DROP IN FLY TIPPING AFTER UNITED FRONT

There has been a massive fall in fly tipping in Thornton Heath after a united effort by the community and council. In June  and July there were 776 reported fly tips in the Thornton Heath area. After the council and the Thornton Heath Community Action Team began working together with the delivery of a specific Don’t Mess with Thornton Heath leaflet which was distributed door to door figures for November and December have revealed a dramatic drop to 432; equivalent to a 44 per cent fall. This also coincided with enforcement teams carrying out surveillance operation with some 32 people facing prosecution...

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THORNTON HEATH: LUCKIEST PLACE IN THE COUNTRY!

Thornton Heath is the luckiest place in the country, a survey has revealed. An  online betting company used win and loss data from 300,000 people in the UK and Northern Ireland throughout 2017 to compile a list of the places where the most amount of wins were made. By dividing the amount of wins per stake, Lottoland, which offers online bets on the results of more than 30 different lottery draws, arrived at the ratio of wins per attempt. They were able to see how lucky each area was and Thornton Heath scored  a staggering win ratio of 0.729....

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EDDIE IZZARD AMONG PALACE HONORARY PATRONS

As a young boy comedian Eddie Izzard was taken by his uncle to watch Crystal Palace play. Almost fifty year’s later the lifelong supporter  has been appointed an honorary patron of the club’s charity – Palace for Life Foundation He is being joined by four other club luminaries including host of ITV’s Good Morning Britain Susanna Reid,  MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna, Palace legend Andrew Johnson, and Palace shareholder Stephen Browett. The high profile patrons will support the work of Palace for Life Foundation which is CPFC’s official charity. Eddie, who has followed the Club since the 1960s, said: “As a kid,...

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COMMUNITY FESTOONS ON DISPLAY AT CLOCKTOWER

Chandeliers created  from plastics bottles by local children  which featured at Lumiere’s world class light show in central London are now on display in Croydon’s Clocktower until February 8. The Thornton Heath community were given the challenge to finish the 50 chandeliers within a week and did it with a day to spare. An urgent appeal saw local people donate 1250 plastic bottles and the community rallied to the call getting busy creating festoons by cutting the plastic bottles in to intricate swirls of plastic. CR7 Culture  organised the workshops along with local peformances in Trumble Gardens as part of Saturday’s light festival. Local...

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