Category Archives: Community associations

Sticking the rock into South Norwood Country Park

South Norwood Country Park, a slice of nature in the midst of suburbia, is about to rock. The South Norwood Tourist Board are channeling Donald McGill by getting their sticks of rock out for the new year, to have “South … Continue reading

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Boris aides make a meal of London Mayor’s Chinese giveaway

London Mayor Boris Johnson’s cosily close links to China’s ZhongRong Group, to whom he wants to hand over a large chunk of publicly owned Crystal Palace Park, have been further exposed today, in the latest edition of the scurrilous satirical … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Business, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Road schemes are out-dated and a threat to people’s health

CROYDON COMMENTARY: AUSTEN COOPER provides evidence to show that Transport for London’s £100 million-worth of public money on road schemes will probably make traffic congestion and pollution in the town centre worse Some people think that the Waddon flyover scheme … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Broad Green, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Croydon Greens, Cycling, Environment, Planning, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council talking shops must listen to poor and dispossessed

CROYDON COMMENTARY: While I can appreciate the perspective of almost all the parties involved in this debate, says ROD DAVIES, there is a far more serious question to pose ourselves over how a community talking shop is managed and funded … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe Residents Association, Community associations, ECCO, Peter Staveley | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

UKIP candidate given job by council-backed ‘talking shop’

The Croydon Communities [sic] Consortium, which received a £5,000 grant from the then Tory-run Croydon Council to stage “apolitical” meetings, has appointed the leader of a local branch of UKIP as its new deputy chairman. This appointment follows the previous … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Croydon Council, CVA, Shirley Community Centre Association | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

‘I was singled out and heckled. I was the only black man there’

When GLEN HART attended a meeting of what is supposed to be a council-funded community group, he was abused for daring to ask questions. But he was even more shocked when he saw that he was the only black man … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Community associations, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Peter Staveley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Another supermarket to open up, but on wrong side of tracks

Clearly, we all need a new Sainsbury’s supermarket in Croydon. We don’t have enough supermarkets, or the “Local” or “Express” versions, dotted around the borough’s high streets already, sucking in as much business as they possibly can, assisted by the … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Business, Commuting, East Croydon, ECCO, Planning, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Bishop needs to end Foundation links to build real trust

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Following this week’s appointment of a Whitgift Foundation board-member to chair the Fairness Commission, local activist CHARLOTTE DAVIES says it is long overdue for Croydon to cut some of the public school ties that bind After the Croydon … Continue reading

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Heathfield House charity Christmas bazaar, Dec 7

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South Norwood Tourist Board collecting for Nightwatch

South Norwood Tourist Board is organising a Christmas collection for Nightwatch, the charity that runs the soup kitchen in Queen’s Gardens. A collection box is in The Albert, Harrington Road, South Norwood.

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Commission role could give Tories excuse to bash the Bishop

It’s been a big week for Labour’s leader of Croydon Council, Tony Newman, culminating yesterday in the announcement of the appointment of the chairman and deputy chair of his pet project, the “Opportunity and Fairness Commission”. Since Newman announced this … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop of Croydon, Church and religions, Community associations, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Mark Watson, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

UKIP figures behind council-funded ‘apolitical’ talking shop

Tonight at the Town Hall sees the annual meeting of an organisation calling itself CCC, a body which in the past year has been operating with £5,000 in public money received from Croydon Council. What do the initials CCC stand … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Broad Green, Community associations, Croydon Council, Nathan Elvery, Peter Staveley, Shirley Community Centre Association | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Tories’ botched library sale has left building open to vandals

The Spivocracy strikes again: Croydon Conservatives’ attempt to flog off a £500,000 public building to their mates for a knock-down £85,000 on the eve of the local elections have seen the old Ashburton Library left vulnerable to the worst of … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Church and religions, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, Friends of Ashburton Park, Libraries, Maddie Henson, Nathan Elvery, Stephen Mann, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Judge sides with Viridor as incinerator case goes to appeal

The fight to stop Croydon and three other London councils from building an industrial-scale waste incinerator at Beddington Lane will now go to the Court of Appeal. High Court judge Mrs Justice Patterson has refused an application to reconsider her … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Greens, Environment, Shasha Khan, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Christmas shopping emporium, Stanley Halls, Nov 22

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