London Borough of Croydon

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The London Borough of Croydon is a London borough in south London, England and is part of Outer London.wikipedia
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Economy of the London Borough of Croydon

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The economic strength of Croydon dates back mainly to Croydon Airport which was a major factor in the development of Croydon as a business centre.
Croydon, located in Greater London, England, has a diverse economy with the service and retail sectors now dominating over the town's historical market status.

Surrey

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The borough was formed in 1965 from the merger of the County Borough of Croydon with Coulsdon and Purley Urban District, both of which had been within Surrey.
The London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, and parts of Lewisham and Bromley were in Surrey until 1889, as were Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton and the part of Richmond upon Thames on the right bank of the River Thames until 1965, when they were absorbed into Greater London, and the county extended north of the Thames by the addition of Spelthorne, as a result of the dissolution of Middlesex.

County Borough of Croydon

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The borough was formed in 1965 from the merger of the County Borough of Croydon with Coulsdon and Purley Urban District, both of which had been within Surrey. Croydon Council and its predecessor Croydon Corporation unsuccessfully applied for city status in 1954, 2000, 2002 and 2012.
Since 1965 the district has been part of the London Borough of Croydon within Greater London.

Coulsdon and Purley Urban District

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The borough was formed in 1965 from the merger of the County Borough of Croydon with Coulsdon and Purley Urban District, both of which had been within Surrey.
The former area of the district is now mostly part of the London Borough of Croydon in Greater London, with parts in the Tandridge District and the Borough of Reigate and Banstead in Surrey.

BRIT School

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Other landmarks in the borough include Addington Palace, an eighteenth-century mansion which became the official second residence of six Archbishops of Canterbury, Shirley Windmill, one of the few surviving large windmills in Greater London built in the 1850s, and the BRIT School, a creative arts institute run by the BRIT Trust which has produced artists such as Adele, Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis.
The BRIT School is a British performing arts and technology school located in the London Borough of Croydon, England, with a mandate to provide education and vocational training for the performing arts, media, art and design and the technologies that make performance possible.

Warehouse Theatre

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However, its famous fringe theatre, the Warehouse Theatre, went into administration in 2012 when the council withdrew funding, and the building itself was demolished in 2013.
The Warehouse Theatre was a professional producing theatre in the centre of Croydon, England.

Selhurst

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Premier League football club Crystal Palace F.C. play at Selhurst Park in Selhurst, a stadium they have been based in since 1924.
Selhurst is a London suburb in the Borough of Croydon 7.8 mi south-south-east of Charing Cross.

Selhurst Park

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Premier League football club Crystal Palace F.C. play at Selhurst Park in Selhurst, a stadium they have been based in since 1924.
Selhurst Park is an association football stadium located in the London suburb of Selhurst in the Borough of Croydon.

Museum of Croydon

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The Croydon Clocktower was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994 as an arts venue featuring a library, the independent David Lean Cinema (closed by the council in 2011 after sixteen years of operating, but now partially reopened on a part-time and volunteer basis) and museum.
It showcases historical and cultural artefacts relating to the London Borough of Croydon and its people.

Trinity School of John Whitgift

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The original Whitgift School there had moved to Haling Park, South Croydon in the 1930s; the replacement school on the site, Whitgift Middle School, now the Trinity School of John Whitgift, moved to Shirley Park in the 1960s, when the buildings were demolished.
The Trinity School of John Whitgift, usually referred to as Trinity School, is a British independent boys' day school with a co-educational Sixth Form, located in Shirley Park, Croydon.

Purley, London

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There have also been exhibitions for regional districts of Croydon, including Waddon, South Norwood and Woodside, Purley, New Addington and Coulsdon.
Purley is an area of the London Borough of Croydon in London, England.

Waddon

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There have also been exhibitions for regional districts of Croydon, including Waddon, South Norwood and Woodside, Purley, New Addington and Coulsdon.
Waddon is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Croydon, to the west, northwest and southwest of central Croydon.

Coulsdon

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There have also been exhibitions for regional districts of Croydon, including Waddon, South Norwood and Woodside, Purley, New Addington and Coulsdon.
Coulsdon (, traditionally pronounced ) is a town in south London, England, within the London Borough of Croydon and the historic county of Surrey.

Shirley Windmill

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Other landmarks in the borough include Addington Palace, an eighteenth-century mansion which became the official second residence of six Archbishops of Canterbury, Shirley Windmill, one of the few surviving large windmills in Greater London built in the 1850s, and the BRIT School, a creative arts institute run by the BRIT Trust which has produced artists such as Adele, Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis.
Shirley Windmill is a Grade II listed tower mill in Shirley, in the London Borough of Croydon, England which has been restored to working order.

Croydon Exp07

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The plan was showcased in a series of events called Croydon Expo.
The Croydon Exp07 was a series of events held from 2007, aimed at business and residents in the London Borough of Croydon, UK to demonstrate the £2bn of development projects planned for Croydon in the next 10 years.

New Addington

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There have also been exhibitions for regional districts of Croydon, including Waddon, South Norwood and Woodside, Purley, New Addington and Coulsdon.
New Addington is an area of South London, England, within the London Borough of Croydon.

Woodside, London

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There have also been exhibitions for regional districts of Croydon, including Waddon, South Norwood and Woodside, Purley, New Addington and Coulsdon.
Woodside is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Croydon located between Addiscombe and South Norwood.

2006 Croydon London Borough Council election

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At the 2006 local elections Conservative councillors regained control in gaining 12 councillors, taking ten seats from Labour in Addiscombe, Waddon, South Norwood and Upper Norwood and ousting the single Liberal Democrat councillor in Coulsdon.
Elections to Croydon Council in London, England were held on 4 May 2006.

2010 Croydon London Borough Council election

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At the 2010 Croydon local elections seats lost previously in Addiscombe, South Norwood and Upper Norwood were retaken by Labour Party councillors; in New Addington the Conservative party gained a councillor, the first time that the Conservatives had taken a seat there since 1968.
Elections for Croydon Council in London were held on 6 May 2010.

City status in the United Kingdom

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Croydon Council and its predecessor Croydon Corporation unsuccessfully applied for city status in 1954, 2000, 2002 and 2012.
When the successor London Borough of Croydon applied in 1965 the Assistant Under Secretary of State summarised the case against Croydon: "...whatever its past history, it is now just part of the London conurbation and almost indistinguishable from many of the other Greater London boroughs".

Croydon Central (UK Parliament constituency)

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The borough is covered by three constituencies for the Westminster Parliament; these are Croydon North, Croydon Central and Croydon South.
Croydon Central covers a wedge of the London Borough of Croydon to the east of central Croydon and is much more marginal than the other selected two parliamentary divisions constrained to the borough itself; Croydon South (which is safely Conservative) and Croydon North (which is safely Labour).

London Borough of Sutton

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The boroughs of Sutton and Merton are located directly to the west.
It borders the London Borough of Croydon to the east, the London Borough of Merton to the north and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames to the north-west; it also borders the Surrey boroughs of Epsom and Ewell and Reigate and Banstead to the west and south respectively.

Geraint Davies (Labour politician)

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Former Croydon councillors include former MPs Andrew Pelling, Vivian Bendall, David Congdon, Geraint Davies and Reg Prentice, London Assembly member Valerie Shawcross, Lord Bowness, John Donaldson, Baron Donaldson of Lymington (Master of the Rolls) and H.T. Muggeridge, MP and father of Malcolm Muggeridge.
He had also served as Leader of Croydon Borough Council.

South London

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The London Borough of Croydon is a London borough in south London, England and is part of Outer London.

Coombe, Croydon

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Coombe is an area, just east of Croydon, which has barely been urbanised and has retained its collection of large houses fairly intact.
Coombe is a place in the London Borough of Croydon, not far from central Croydon.