It has been another busy week as the Borough of Culture continues in Croydon and we showcase new investment in sports facilities across the Borough.
Last Wednesday Evening it was great to join friends in Wandle Park to watch Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association’s (CODA) performance of Alice Through Wonderland the cast of 16 were all amazing and all coped with some adverse and challenging weather conditions. This is Croydon – London Borough of Culture continues until March 2024. For more information about events coming up please visit culturecroydon.com
On Thursday it was exciting to join with the Mayor and young players and coaches from Sanderstead Cricket Club at John Ruskin Playing Fields to launch one of the new Non-Turf Cricket Pitches NTP’s) that have been installed across Croydon’s park.
The partnership with the England Cricket Board and Surrey Cricket has bought £40k investment into Croydon to install four new NTP’s at Rickman Hill, Green Lane Sports Ground, Purley Way and John Ruskin Playing Fields. The Borough of Culture year continues to bring inward investment into Croydon and shines a spotlight on Croydon’s rich Cultural diversity from Sports games through to music heritage and dramatic performances.
Locally, in Selsdon, it was brilliant to join the celebrations at St. Francis Church as they were awarded nearly £1/4 Million of National Lottery Funding so that they can continue to provide the youth and community work, including their food stop service, they provide to the community on Monks Hill and the surrounding area.