Author: Andrea Perry

NEW LEISURE CENTRE CONTRACTOR

Croydon council has signed a 20-year contract with the UK’s leading leisure charitable social enterprise, GLL to manage the boroughs leisure facilities. The new contract which includes major investment into buildings and outdoor sports facilities also guarantees to save the  council over £1m by 2021 and will focus heavily on getting more people to take advantage of what is on offer as part of a healthier lifestyle. It will involve a full re-fit of the gym facilities at Thornton Heath, South Norwood, Purley and Waddon, and it will also see the introduction of new state-of-the-art gym and group exercise equipment...

Read More

POLICE PROBE TRIPPLE TEEN STABBING

A 24-year-old man has been arrested following a fight which left three teens with knife injuries. Police were called at approximately 6.30pm to London Road, following reports of a fight in an alleyway next to the KFC at The Pond.   Emergency services carried out life saving treatment to stabilise the teenagers one of the victims is suffering with “life-threatening or life-changing” injuries. The incident involving four males happened in the alleyway called Raymead Passage, which is between Brigstock Road and Raymead Avenue. A police spokesman said: “Victim 1, a 24-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of affray following treatment. “He has...

Read More

DONATE TO THE CR7 ICE RINK CAMPAIGN

The CR7 Christmas market in Thornton Heath will have an open-air ice rink on Saturday December 16. Organisers need to raised £2,100 to cover the cost of hiring the rink and are appealing directly to the community to help reach this target. The Thornton Heath Community Action Team, which is organising the arts, craft and food market, is excited to be able to bring this open-air ice rink to Thornton Heath for the benefit of the whole community. So please get your skates on and help them reach the target This is a fabulous opportunity for the area and it...

Read More

WHERE DID FUSION GO WRONG?

Dozens of complaints have been made for months and years about the state of the facilities and provision of the Fusion run leisure centre in Thornton Heath. Last month this promoted a crisis meeting with Anthony Cawley – Fusion Director of Operation at the High Street leisure centre. Fusion which is a charity has the contract to run all five of the borough’s leisure centres which finishes in the spring. There were around 20 people in attendance at the meeting organised by Cllr Jamie Audsley who facilitated the meeting, with Cllr Humayun Kabir. In August The Chronicle passed this account from a leisure centre  user along with pictures to Cllr Audsley: “There are two cubicle showers in the ladies changing which haven’t worked for weeks and are watched over by broken, stained and leaking ceiling tiles. Worse still is the excrement staining on the wall of one of the changing lockers that has also been there for weeks but at least the used nappy left the last time I visited has been removed. There are regularly used tissues and other debris lying around as well as blocked and broken toilets.” Many similar concerns were raised at the meeting including cleanliness or rather lack of in all areas, lack of accessibility for people with disabilities with the lift being frequently out of use, lack of communication between management-staff-users and the...

Read More

MOPED MUGGING FEATURED ON ONE SHOW

A shocking moped mugging in Thornton Heath where two elderly women were robbed at knife point, featured on last night’s BBC One Show as detectives appealed for help in catching the culprits. Detectives in Croydon are re-appealing for information and witnesses after two terrified Asian women were robbed at knife-point for their gold necklaces in Thornton Heath. The women, aged in their 60s, were approached by four men riding on two mopeds in Bensham Manor Road near St John’s Church, on 20 September at around 15.09pm. During the incident the pillion passengers got off the bikes and threatened the...

Read More

What’s on

« November 2017 » loading...
M T W T F S S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3

HAVE YOUR SAY!

Email: editor@thorntonheathchronicle.co.uk

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

Latest on Twitter