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Ideas put forward for improving Fair Field

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MORE than 100 ideas were put forward at a public meeting to brainstorm thoughts for improving the Fair Field area.

Two weeks ago the Advertiser revealed that the council's Fair Field Masterplan had been finalised at a town hall cabinet meeting.

The multi-million pound transformation of the areas around Fairfield Halls and Croydon College was given the green light by the cabinet following several months of public consultation.

In light of the news, the South Croydon Community Association organised a public meeting, open to all Croydon residents, to brainstorm ideas for what they would like to see in the area.

Some 106 ideas were raised, including activities taking place at the College Green in the summer, a concession coffee shop or restaurant, a fringe theatre group for youth, a scrapping of the Fairfield booking fee and a Croydon Music festival.

At the council cabinet meeting on March 11, Councillor Jason Perry, cabinet member for regeneration, said: "The mix of cultural, educational and local enterprise activities alongside a refurbished Fairfield Halls and a residential community will revive Fair Field's historic role as a thriving regional destination."

Another association public meeting will be held in a month's time, to discuss how to bring residents' ideas to life.

E-mail scca@btinternet.com for details about the meeting.


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