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CROYDON STOPS BUDDHISTS OF SUBURBIA

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A group of Vietnamese Buddhists using a suburban terraced house in Croydon as a temple has been asked to cease wors...
A group of Vietnamese Buddhists using a suburban terraced house in Croydon as a temple has been asked to cease worship.

Croydon LBC has told the group to move out within six months following complaints from neighbours of several hundred visitors at weekends, traffic and excessive noise.

The council granted temporary permission for one room in the house to be used for worship in 1997, but the licence has not been renewed. The council said: 'Their current use of the property is unauthorised. We will inform them of any suitable properties that arise, but it is for them to look as well.'

The group denied the noise was excessive and said the house was the only Vietnamese Buddhist temple in south-east England.
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