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CR5 news, reviews and local events in CR5 areas including Chipstead, Hooley and Woodmansterne, Coulsdon, and communities in CR5.

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Welcome to Local Site for CR5

Your local guide to what's going on in the villages of Chipstead, Coulsdon and Hooley
If you are new to this site, first of all...welcome. We aim to be your 'one-stop-shop' for all you need to know about news and events in and around CR5  
You are the editor and the reader and so are your neighbours so please tell your friends, collegues, relatives and business friends that this is the new platform for freedom of speech for the local area and somewhere to build the strength of the community!

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AMAZing is the personal area of AMA that any type of user logs into to do the following

  • create or organise articles
  • messages and notifications
  • keep check of funds raised through the sites
  • create or edit business listings

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Get the Latest Local News Straight to your Desktop -  I can recommend the FeedDemon newsreader- it's easy to install, easy to use - and it's free!  Then just use the orange RSS button in the menu bar above to copy the link! 

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To contact me, Sam Stevenson, call 07904 953486 or email sam.stevenson@aboutmyarea.co.uk

I look forward to your feedback!

This website is run for the community by the community - we are local residents of CR5 who are in favour of supporting local businesses, promoting our villages as well as encouraging all things community-based.

Here's just a snapshot of what we offer...

The NEWS section - provides regularly updated local news information, events in the area, reviews and features.

The COMMUNITY pages - includes local charities, clubs, organisations, useful numbers, local education information and news etc...we list all events for charities, clubs, schools, organisations, associations etc for free.

LIFE & LEISURE- provides useful snippets of information from the people who live here.  From gardening tips to delicious recipes for food in season and hints on how to be more environmentally friendly, you'll find it here...

JUST FOR KIDS - is for our younger residents, and has ideas for things to make, do and see.  Why not send us a drawing or painting to share on the site?  

MORE FROM CR5 - covers all the other things that might interest you - from a Daily Su Doku game to articles on petcare...

The CLASSIFIEDS section - is your chance to turn your unwanted items into cash, or find something that can be picked up locally. Anything you list with a value of £1,000 or less is FREE to post. This is also the place to post your notices or messages.

Need a window cleaner in a hurry? Of course you want someone local - you'll find them in...

THE BUSINESS ZONE - details listings and information local businesses. So whether you're looking for a reputable Hairdresser through to a Life Coach - it's there for you to find. For quick access to each of the business categories scroll down to the bottom of this page - and don't forget to mention you found them on AboutMyArea when you contact them - they need to know their message to you is being well received.


Want to advertise? From local shop owners to home office workers or tradesmen - we'll tailor-make a package to suit both your costs and your needs.

 If you'd like to see it here, just let us know!  We are also looking for contributors, so if you have a little spare time on your hands, then please get in touch!

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