Author: Andrea Perry

Charity holds Croydon’s first youth convention

A charity set up to help young people is hosting Croydon’s first Youth Convention which will provide a free day of entertainment and opportunities.  Organised by the The Duffus Cancer Foundation, Croydon Town Hall will be buzzing with live music, inspirational speakers and interactive workshops on Friday  (February 22).  From boxing and dance sessions to creative writing, the aim of the day is to support young people’s wellbeing.  Acts on the day include: Beats and Eats, a Community Interest Company providing DJ workshops, Chris Lewis, the award winning global speaker and Gloves not Gunz, tackling youth violence and crime through boxing.  The Convention will...

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Ambassador House forecourt winners announced

An architectural collective has won the £15,000 competition prize to redevelop the Ambassador House forecourt despite not submitting a ‘finished design’. The team comprising of Compendium, Studio Yu and Tomos, fought off local competition to lead on designing the  £75,000 meanwhile project entitled Made in Thornton Heath. The main focus of their submission was about creating a collaborative process and their desire to work closely with local residents and artists to create a strategic framework and toolkit, to ‘help Thornton Heath to succeed in co-authoring a new civic square. ‘ They promise to offer expertise as consultants, agents, facilitators...

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Victory for community in fight against slot machine arcade

An application to open a slot machine arcade on Thornton Heath’s struggling High Street has been refused by Croydon Council after receiving almost 1,000 objections. Luxury Leisure, a group which runs Admiral and Quicksilver ‘adult gaming’ centres submitted a change of use planning application for the former HSBC bank, at 91 High Street which has been vacant for over two years. Thornton Heath Community Action Team submitted a petition to Croydon Council with 926  signatures gathered in just seven days – 126 were from people who signed a paper version of the petition outside Tesco. In addition 36 individuals...

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By buying this unique local artwork you will help bring out the next edition of The Thornton Heath Chronicle. Since we launched the campaign to raise funds for The Thornton Heath Chronicle seven months ago 45 people have donated £823 via the Go Fund Me campaign towards the £10,000 target. We need £200 to bring out the next edition of The Chronicle in February, so we are auctioning these amazing limited edition life-like pictures of people’s faces and animals drawn by Kirsty Kacani who has Aspergers. These drawings (shown below) are being offered for auction are all A4 size...

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Events in Thornton Heath

  1. Smiley tots stay and play

    February 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Healthy Eagles

    February 26 @ 10:00 am - March 2 @ 12:00 pm
  3. Little treasures baby and toddler group

    February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Little music stars

    March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. CR7 Square creative workshop

    March 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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