CHILDREN DEMO TO SAVE ‘DANGEROUS’ PLAYGROUND

Children staged a protest appealing for Croydon Council to ‘Save Our Playground’. The council earmarked £99,000 to replace the 40-year-old playground over 18 months ago but say they don’t have the staff to roll out the project. In the meantime more and more bits of equipment in the Grangewood Park playground have been removed or boarded up because they are dangerous.

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MAGICAL DAY CELEBRATES GRANGEWOOD PARK’S 120TH BIRTHDAY

A magical day in Grangewood brought the community together to make the park’s 120th birthday celebrations a day to remember.

There was magic, juggling, face painting, children’s story telling and bubbles galore all served up with a large helping of cake and ice cream!

The sunken garden was transformed with music to chill out to from London ska band the Skamonics and Thornton Heath resident DJ Beatnik.

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APPLETASTIC TIMES IN THE PARK

This evocative image has captured the essence of the apple harvesting season as the fruit is pressed to make juice ready to drink.

The traditional scene wouldn’t look out of place in a rural setting but was actually in Thornton Heath in Grangewood Park.

Kay Michael who organised the event and borrowed the press was joined by fellow growers Sofia Zervudachi, Susheela Ramanathan and Hannah Miller.

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