Thornton Heath Chronicle

Second double stabbing on Thornton Heath road

Another double stabbing has taken place on the same  stretch of Thornton Heath road where just four months earlier two men were stabbed. Two men, aged 49 and 48, were found with stab wounds on Woodville Road near to the junction with Thornton Heath High Street on...

Green light for Palace expansion

Crystal Palace Football Club have been given the green light to build a new main stand to boost Selhurst Park’s capacity to more than 34,000. Croydon Council’s planning committee voted unanimously this evening Thursday to approve the updated planning application for...

Commons debate to discuss fatal gas explosion

A House of Commons debate  has been tabled for tomorrow to discuss the gas explosion that killed a child and resulted in hundreds of residents being evacuated from their homes in  Thornton Heath. MP for Mitcham and Morden Siobhain McDonagh MP has raised residents’...
Second double stabbing on Thornton Heath road

Second double stabbing on Thornton Heath road

Another double stabbing has taken place on the same  stretch of Thornton Heath road where just four months earlier two men were stabbed. Two men, aged 49 and 48, were found with stab wounds on Woodville Road near to the junction with Thornton Heath High Street on...

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Green light for Palace expansion

Green light for Palace expansion

Crystal Palace Football Club have been given the green light to build a new main stand to boost Selhurst Park’s capacity to more than 34,000. Croydon Council’s planning committee voted unanimously this evening Thursday to approve the updated planning application for...

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Commons debate to discuss fatal gas explosion

Commons debate to discuss fatal gas explosion

A House of Commons debate  has been tabled for tomorrow to discuss the gas explosion that killed a child and resulted in hundreds of residents being evacuated from their homes in  Thornton Heath. MP for Mitcham and Morden Siobhain McDonagh MP has raised residents’...

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How to enter Thornton Heath calendar competition

How to enter Thornton Heath calendar competition

Local snappers have the chance to get their best photos featured in a calendar of Thornton Heath. The Thornton Heath Local Facebook page  has launched the photograph calendar competition. Ideas for submitted photographs include these categories: -Parks in Thornton...

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November 12: Thornton Heath Festive Fair

November 12: Thornton Heath Festive Fair

Thornton Heath’s first ever Festive Fair, will be brimming with all sorts of local handmade gifts, cards, decorations, plants, scents and toys.  There will also be warming drinks, music and delicious savoury and sweet treats throughout the day. The event is taking...

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How to enter Thornton Heath calendar competition

Local snappers have the chance to get their best photos featured in a calendar of Thornton Heath. The Thornton Heath Local Facebook page  has launched the photograph calendar competition. Ideas for submitted photographs include these categories: -Parks in Thornton...

November 12: Thornton Heath Festive Fair

Thornton Heath’s first ever Festive Fair, will be brimming with all sorts of local handmade gifts, cards, decorations, plants, scents and toys.  There will also be warming drinks, music and delicious savoury and sweet treats throughout the day. The event is taking...

Millionaire’s grand ambitions for eyesore office block

  The millionaire owner of an eyesore office block has unveiled grand ambitions to turn the rundown building in to a 'high quality' residential development. In February last year Sajid Bashir, who paid just £300,000 in 2015 at auction for the 1960s office block...

Months of Thames Water disruption causes chaos

THAMES Water has apologised for the latest round of disruption to businesses on the High Street after a telecommunications company unavoidably hit the mains supply. Coffee Zone outside Thornton Heath station and neighbouring businesses lost custom for over a week...

We are Thornton Heath

A FILM showing the best of Thornton Heath has premiered ahead of the launch of a new community app. The short film features some of what we love best about our hometown; the diversity, community, eclectic food and how while we live in an urban environment we are never...

Shocking hygiene in food outlets

A SHOCKING number of of food outlets including those selling meat, takeaways and supermarkets in Thornton Heath have received thee lowest possible hygiene ratings according to the Food Standards Agency. Five have received food zero ratings, a further nine scraped a...

Trumble Gardens: action over fencing

FOR months councillors and residents complained about the state of the tennis courts in Trumble Gardens. While neighbouring Bromley’s investment in tennis spawned star Emma Raducanu, Croydon’s tennis players were negotiating this Health and Safety nightmare...

Consultation starts on playground

The long wait for a new playground for Grangewood Park is finally over. The council earmarked £99,000 to replace the playground which is over 40-years-old over 18 months ago but said they didn’t have the staff to roll out the project. However, following our report of...

Great grandmother wrestles attack dog

A great grandmother has spoken of how she wrestled  to save the life of her beloved Chihuahua from the jaws of a dog she has likened to a wolf. Tina Hussien, 64, who suffers with ill health including arthritis jumped on the dog’s back and even tried to bite it to get...

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...

One year milestone for shop

An entrepreneurial mum who had the courage to pursue her dream and set up a new business during a pandemic has celebrated a year in business. The home fragrance and gift shop Sam’s Scents and Aromas opened at the end of August 2020. Samantha Collins said: “It is such...

Pupils learn how to be climate change champions

 SCHOOL children have immersed themselves in learning about how they could become climate change champions as part of the Great Big Green Week. Last month communities across the country came together for the week long activities during September 18 to 26, the largest...

120 year’s of Grangewood

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!...

Thornton Heath app launched to drive economic growth

A DIGITAL town hub platform which aims to generate economic growth for Thornton Heath will be unveiled over the coming weeks. The goal of the online app is to help local communities take greater ownership over the kind of information that’s essential for healthy town...

Historic clocktower graffitied and fly tipped

RESIDENTS have been gobsmacked by the latest antics at Thornton Heath’s historic clock tower which has been graffitied and turned in to home from home by the latest group gathering there. Even by Thornton Heath standards the bizarre trail of clothes, shoes, a tool...

Why Croydon Labour don’t support a directly elected mayor model

ALL the current directly elected Mayors in London are Labour which is why some may say it is surprising that the party hierarchy are so vehemently against having one in Croydon. The main reason of course is that the majority who voted to trigger the referendum are in...

Trumble Gardens not fit for use

In a damning indictment about the state of the council even Labour councillors have been unable to get action over issues of health and safety and have said Trumble Gardens is not 'fit for use' by residents because it is unsafe. Bensham Manor ward councillors have...

Former florist to become takeaway restaurant proposed

A BUSINESSMAN who describes himself as ’a product of Thornton Heath’ having lived here his whole life is applying to open a takeaway restaurant in the old Doris the Florist shop next to the station serving up Meze dishes. Shafiq Pereira, 30, says he has always wanted...

Businesses given training in helping visually impaired customers

A SIGHT loss charity is running training sessions for schools, doctor’s surgeries and shops so that they are comfortable and confident interacting with blind and visually impaired people. The ethnic diversity of the area means that the prevalence of certain eye...