Life, Nature, travel

Tales from the riverbank – The Beyonder

IT’S hardly surprising to hear the mental health charity Mind saying how time spent surrounded by nature benefits both our mental and physical wellbeing. It’s almost self-evident that nature heals, connects and gives us a clearer sense of perspective, not to mention all those measurable bonuses in terms of blood pressure, heart rate and reduction…
— Read on thebeyonder.co.uk/2019/06/16/tales-from-the-riverbank/

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Electric bicycle hire to be trialled in East Croydon | East Croydon Community Organisation

Lime, a company already providing dockless “ebikes” in Milton Keynes, Brent, Ealing and Islington, will bring 200 “ebikes” to Croydon for a year-long trial starting in May. The bikes will be accessed and locked using a mobile phone app. Each one will be fitted with GPS, locks, a bell and front and rear lights and…
— Read on eastcroydon.org.uk/2019/05/07/electric-bicycle-hire-to-be-trialled-in-east-croydon/

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Network Rail has bought the Sorting Office at East Croydon | East Croydon Community Organisation

The building had previously be bought by Hyde Housing with the intention of building flats on the site.  It will now be used during the redevelopment of East Croydon Station and the London to Brighton railway lines. Click here for more information about the purchase Click here for more information about the railway project
— Read on eastcroydon.org.uk/2019/03/30/network-rail-has-bought-the-sorting-office-at-east-croydon/

British History, Buildings I like, Life, travel

Winchester: A Place For Legends – The Southerner Blogs

One uncharacteristically warm and bright Sunday, we decided to finally make a long-awaited trip to Winchester. The town of Winchester is located in Hampshire and is arguably one of the most historically significant places in England.  Winchester was known as Venta Belgarum during the Roman reign and also spent time as a fortified town during…
— Read on thesouthernerblogs.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/mysteries-myths-in-winchester/

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National Sickie Day – Good and stupid reasons to take a day off work. | Stephen Liddell

According to national statistics the first Monday in February is the day when people are most likely to pull a sickie. One of the factors attributed to this is the first payday since Christmas, meaning people have been out celebrating all weekend with a particularly heavy one. Another theory is that people have a tendency…
— Read on stephenliddell.co.uk/2019/02/06/national-sickie-day-good-and-stupid-reasons-to-take-a-day-off-work/

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BEDWARDINE ROAD DEVELOPMENT PLANS SUBMITTED – “No policy requirement for Brick by Brick to provide affordable housing” | NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE

Three planning applications for sites in Bedwardine Road have been submitted by Brick by Brick (which is 100 per cent owned by Croydon council) to Croydon council for their approval – or otherwise. But NO Brick by Brick application has, so far, ever been rejected by any Croydon council planning committee The revised plans show…
— Read on newsfromcrystalpalace.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/bedwardine-road-development-plans-submitted-no-policy-requirement-for-brick-by-brick-to-provide-affordable-housing/

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