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croydon amphibians young competitors meet the press

They meet on Monday nights at pm at Finberry for a technique session and We have young players who we want to build a future with. The year-old averaged in the over competition last season at a fourth place in Gala 3 behind South Croydon, Croydon Amphibians and Bromley B. Though comparatively young in its current format, the Region . There were 72 competitors from London Region, East Region and South The National Summer Meet is Swim England's biggest domestic swimming event of the year. Westminster), Oludasi Adefisan (Croydon Amphibians), Anton Akopian (Ealing), John. Members should enter using the members link on the meet information page. When this form is complete please press submit, and your entry will be submitted.

croydon amphibians young competitors meet the press

The Borough's incorporation in and a desire to improve central Croydon with improvements to traffic flows and the removal of social deprivation in Middle Row prompted the move to a new configuration of town hall provision. Indeed, the council hoped to be able to sell on some of the land purchased with enough for municipal needs and still "leave a considerable margin of land which might be disposed of".

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The purchase of the failed railway station came despite local leaders having successfully urged the re-opening of the poorly patronised railway station. The railway station re-opening had failed to be a success so freeing up the land for alternative use.

Parts, including the former court rooms, have been converted into the Museum of Croydon and exhibition galleries. The original public library was converted into the David Lean Cinemapart of the Croydon Clocktower.

London Borough of Croydon

The Braithwaite Hall is used for events and performances. The town hall was renovated in the mids and the imposing central staircase, long closed to the public and kept for councillors only, was re-opened in The civic complex, meanwhile, was substantially added to, with buildings across Mint Walk and the floor Taberner House to house the rapidly expanding corporation's employees. Croydon Council's offices were in Taberner House until September Ruskin House is the headquarters of Croydon's LabourTrade Union and Co-operative movements and is itself a co-operative with shareholders from organisations across the three movements.

In the 19th century, Croydon was a bustling commercial centre of London. For the early labour movement, then, it was natural to meet in the town's public houses, in this environment. However, the temperance movement was equally strong, and Georgina King Lewisa keen member of the Croydon United Temperance Counciltook it upon herself to establish a dry centre for the labour movement. The first Ruskin House was highly successful, and there has been two more since.

Today, Ruskin House continues to serve as the headquarters of the Trade Union, Labour and Co-operative movements in Croydon, hosting a range of meetings and being the base for several labour movement groups. Thornley, with Allan Holt and Hugh Lea as borough engineers. Although the council had needed extra space since the s, it was only with the imminent creation of the London Borough of Croydon that action was taken.

The building, being demolished inwas in classic s style, praised at the time but subsequently much derided. It has its elegant upper slab block narrowing towards both ends, a formal device which has been compared to the famous Pirelli Tower in Milan. Geography and climate[ edit ] The borough is in the far south of London, with the M25 orbital motorway stretching to the south of it, between Croydon and Tandridge.

To the north and east, the borough mainly borders the London Borough of Bromleyand in the north west the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. The boroughs of Sutton and Merton are located directly to the west. It[ clarification needed ] is at the head of the River Wandlejust to the north of a significant gap in the North Downs. The main town centre houses a great variety of well-known stores on North End and two shopping centres.

It was pedestrianised in to attract people back to the town centre. Another shopping centre called Park Place was due to open in but has since been scrapped. Districts in the London Borough of Croydon include Addingtona village to the east of Croydon which until was poorly linked to the rest of the borough as it was without any railway or light rail stations, with only a few patchy bus services.

Addiscombe is a district just northeast of the centre of Croydon, and is popular with commuters to central London as it is close to the busy East Croydon station.

Coulsdonsouth west of Central Croydon, which has retained a good mix of traditional high street shops as well as a large number of restaurants for its size. Monks Orchard is a small district made up of large houses and open space in the northeast of the borough. Purleyto the south, is a main town whose name derives from "pirlea", which means 'Peartree lea'.

The Braithwaite Hall is used for events and performances.

croydon amphibians young competitors meet the press

The town hall was renovated in the mids and the imposing central staircase, long closed to the public and kept for councillors only, was re-opened in The civic complex, meanwhile, was substantially added to, with buildings across Mint Walk and the floor Taberner House to house the rapidly expanding corporation's employees. Croydon Council's offices were in Taberner House until September Ruskin House is the headquarters of Croydon's LabourTrade Union and Co-operative movements and is itself a co-operative with shareholders from organisations across the three movements.

In the 19th century, Croydon was a bustling commercial centre of London. For the early labour movement, then, it was natural to meet in the town's public houses, in this environment. However, the temperance movement was equally strong, and Georgina King Lewisa keen member of the Croydon United Temperance Counciltook it upon herself to establish a dry centre for the labour movement.

The first Ruskin House was highly successful, and there has been two more since. Today, Ruskin House continues to serve as the headquarters of the Trade Union, Labour and Co-operative movements in Croydon, hosting a range of meetings and being the base for several labour movement groups.

Thornley, with Allan Holt and Hugh Lea as borough engineers. Although the council had needed extra space since the s, it was only with the imminent creation of the London Borough of Croydon that action was taken.

The building, being demolished inwas in classic s style, praised at the time but subsequently much derided. It has its elegant upper slab block narrowing towards both ends, a formal device which has been compared to the famous Pirelli Tower in Milan. Geography and climate The borough is in the far south of London, with the M25 orbital motorway stretching to the south of it, between Croydon and Tandridge.

To the north and east, the borough mainly borders the London Borough of Bromleyand in the north west the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. The boroughs of Sutton and Merton are located directly to the west. It is at the head of the River Wandlejust to the north of a significant gap in the North Downs. The main town centre houses a great variety of well-known stores on North End and two shopping centres.

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It was pedestrianised in to attract people back to the town centre. Another shopping centre called Park Place was due to open in but has since been scrapped. Districts in the London Borough of Croydon include Addingtona village to the east of Croydon which until was poorly linked to the rest of the borough as it was without any railway or light rail stations, with only a few patchy bus services.

Addiscombe is a district just northeast of the centre of Croydon, and is popular with commuters to central London as it is close to the busy East Croydon station. Coulsdonsouth west of Central Croydon, which has retained a good mix of traditional high street shops as well as a large number of restaurants for its size. Monks Orchard is a small district made up of large houses and open space in the northeast of the borough.

Purleyto the south, is a main town whose name derives from "pirlea", which means 'Peartree lea'. Selsdon is a suburb which was developed during the inter-war period in the s and s, and is remarkable for its many Art Deco houses, to the southeast of Croydon Centre.

Shirleyis to the east of Croydon, and holds Shirley Windmill. South Croydonto the south of Croydon, is a locality which holds local landmarks such as The Swan and Sugarloaf public house and independent Whitgift School part of the Whitgift Foundation. Thornton Heath is a town, to the northwest of Croydon, which holds Croydon's principal hospital Mayday.

Waddon is a residential area, mainly based on the Purley Way retail area, to the west of the borough.

croydon amphibians young competitors meet the press

Woodside is located to the northeast of the borough, with streets based on Woodside Greena small sized area of green land. Croydon is a gateway to the south from central London, with some major roads running through it.

Purley Waypart of the A23was built to by-pass Croydon town centre. It is one of the busiest roads in the borough, and is the site of several major retail developments including one of only 18 IKEA stores in the country, built on the site of the former power station. The centre of Croydon is very congested, and the urban planning has since become out of date and quite inadequate, due to the expansion of Croydon's main shopping area and office blocks. Wellesley Road is a north-south dual carriageway that cuts through the centre of the town, and makes it hard to walk between the town centre's two railway stations.

Croydon Vision includes a plan for a more pedestrian-friendly replacement. It has also been named as one of the worst roads for cyclists in the area. The Croydon Flyover is also near the underpass, and next to Taberner House. The major junction on the flyover is for Old Townwhich is also a large three-lane road.

Topography and climate Croydon covers an area of Croydon's physical features consist of many hills and rivers that are spread out across the borough and into the North DownsSurrey and the rest of South London. Addington Hills is a major hilly area to the south of London and is recognised as a significant obstacle to the growth of London from its origins as a port on the north side of the river, to a large circular city.

The Great North Wood is a former natural oak forest that covered the Sydenham Ridge and the southern reaches of the River Effra and its tributaries. The most notable tree, called Vicar's Oak, marked the boundary of four ancient parishes; LambethCamberwellCroydon and Bromley.

John Aubrey[53] referred to this "ancient remarkable tree" in the past tense as early asbut according to JB Wilson,[54] the Vicar's Oak survived until Croydon has a temperate climate in common with most areas of Great Britain, it is similar to that of Greenwich in Inner London: High rise buildings, mainly office blocks, now dominate the skyline.

In recent years, the development of tall buildingssuch as the approved Croydon Vocational Tower and Wellesley Squarehas been encouraged in the London Planwhich will lead to the erection of new skyscrapers over the next few years as London goes through a high-rise boom.

The tower was originally nicknamed the Threepenny bit building, as it resembles a stack of pre-decimalisation Threepence coins, which were sided.

It is now most commonly called The Octagon, being 8-sided. Lunar House is another high-rise building. Like other government office buildings on Wellesley Road, such as Apollo Housethe name of the building was inspired by the US moon landings In the Croydon suburb of New Addington there is a public housebuilt during the same period, called The Man on the Moon.

A new generation of buildings are being considered by the council as part of Croydon Visionso that the borough doesn't lose its title of having the "largest office space in the south east", excluding central London. Notable events that have happened to Croydon's skyline include the Millennium project to create the largest single urban lighting project ever. It was created for the buildings of Croydon to illuminate them for the third millennium.

Not only did this project give new lighting to the buildings, but it provided an opportunity to project onto them images and words, mixing art and poetry with coloured light, and also displaying public information after dark. Apart from increasing night time activity in Croydon and thereby reducing the fear of crime, it helped to promote the sustainable use of older buildings by displaying them in a more positive way.

The estimated population in was aroundBlack was the second-largest ethnicity with According to Your Croydon a local community magazine this is due to a stronger partnership struck between Croydon Council and the police. Croydon has five police stations. Croydon police station is on Park Lane in the centre of the town near the Fairfield Halls ; South Norwood police station is a newly refurbished building just off the High Street; Norbury police station is on London Road; Kenley station is on Godstone Road; and New Addington police station is on Addington Village road.

Population change The table shows details on the population change sinceincluding the percentage change since the last available census data. Although the London Borough of Croydon has existed only sinceearlier figures have been generated by combining data from the towns, villages, and civil parishes that would later be absorbed into the authority. Economy The main employment sectors of the Borough is retail and enterprise which is mainly based in Central Croydon. Major employers are well-known companies, who hold stores or offices in the town.

Purley Way is a major employer of people, looking for jobs as sales assistants, sales consultants and store managerial jobs. The store, which is a total size of 23, m2,[72] took over the former site of Croydon Power station, which had led to the unemployment of many skilled workers. In Maythe extension of the IKEA made it the fifth biggest employer in Croydon, and includes the extension of the showroom, market hall and self-serve areas.

Croydon town centre is also a major retail centre, and home to many high street and department stores as well as designer boutiques. Croydon's main market is Surrey Street Marketwhich has a royal charter dating back to Many of the people involved came from Croydon, which was the original hub of the system. Retail stores inside both Centrale and the Whitgift Centre as well as on North End employee people regularly and create many jobs, especially at Christmas.

As well as the new building of Park Placewhich will create yet more jobs, so will the regeneration of Croydon, called Croydon Visionhighlighted in the Croydon Expo which includes the Croydon GatewayWellesley SquareCentral One plus much more.

Croydon is a major office area in the south east of England, being the largest outside of central London. Many powerful companies based in Europe and worldwide have European or British headquarters in the town. The head office of international engineering and management consultant Mott MacDonald is located in Mott MacDonald House on Sydenham Road, one of four offices they occupy in the town centre. Direct Line also has an office opposite Taberner House. Ann Summers used to have its headquarters in the borough but has moved to the Wapses Lodge Roundabout in Tandridge.

Landmarks There are a large number of attractions and places of interest all across the borough of Croydon, ranging from historic sites in the north and south to modern towers in the centre. Shirley Windmill Croydon Airport was once London's main airport, but closed on 30 September due to the expansion of London and the need of more room at the airport which was impossible to provide, so Heathrow International Airport took over as London's main airport.

It Has now been mostly converted to offices, although some important elements of the airport remain. It is a tourist attraction. The palace became the official second residence of six archbishops, five of whom are buried in St Mary's Church and churchyard nearby.

The Warehouse Theatre is a popular theatre for mostly young performers and is due to get a face-lift on the Croydon Gateway site.