Thursday, 23 April 2009

Monday, 8 October 2007

Earliest documentation and pictures

Croydon Library has many pictures and documents relating to the rec.

Below are minutes from council meetings. The municipal borough of Croydon was formed in 1883 as a result of the Croydon Corporation Act. The rec was the first council owned park:

THE ROADS COMMITTEE - 1st April 1884
(Present) Chair - Alderman Layton. Councillors Aldridge, Allen, Foulsham, Garney, Grant, Goodwin, Podmore, J.Smith W.T. Smith, Steele and Taylor

The Roads Committee recommend the land at Thornton Heath belonging to the Corporation, be laid out a Recreation ground in the manner suggested by the Road Surveyor at an estimated cost not exceeding £232.

THE ROADS COMMITTEE - 28th April 1884
Mr Lake awarded contract for the Recreation Ground at a cost of £218

THE ROADS COMMITTEE - 3rd August 1886
A letter (of complaint) was read out suggesting steps should be taken to complete the making up of Thornton Heath Recreation Ground by filling up the ditches and planting the shrubs.
The Committee recommend the writer be requested to state what is really desired to complete the making up of the ground to satisfy the inhabitants and frequenters of the ground.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

AGM meeting

The newly formed Friends of Thornton Heath Recreation Ground met on the 22nd September at Endeavour Hall, Norbury Crescent. Dozens of people attended the event. Discussions revolved around litter, security & safety, the pavilion, the play area and signage.

Spokesperson for the Friends of Thornton Heath Recreation Ground, Paul Macey, said:

"It was incredibly heartening to see so many people attend the meeting. Older residents recalled days when the recreation ground was a focal point for the community and even had a bandstand. We might not be able to bring the bandstand back BUT we are determined for the park to become safe and attractive for everyone."

Monday, 13 August 2007

Unity Day in Bensham Manor Ward

The Mayor of Croydon visited our stall at yesterday's Unity Day at Streatham and Croydon Rugby Club.

Friday, 10 August 2007

Capoeira in the Park

Capoeira is a 400 year old martial art which combines self defence, acrobatics, music and dance. Classess are being held in the park every Monday and Thursday from 7pm.

In bad weather, classes will relocate to Thornton Heath Leisure Centre.

Why not go along and join in, or just watch!

For more information contact
or, 07903213905/07853611496/07724621034

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Annual General Meeting confirmed

Bill has kindly arranged for our next meeting (AGM) to be held at Endeavour Hall.

Date: Saturday 22nd September 2007
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Endeavour Hall,
273 Norbury Cresent,
SW16 4LF

If you are a local resident then please do come along.

Monday, 6 August 2007

August Meeting

The latest meeting was held today in the Vestry room at St Stephens Church - thanks Paul for organising the venue.

One of the things discussed today was the number of bins in the park.