Tag Archives: Croydon South

Tea-time leaflet leaves Easter egg over faces of Waddon Tories

Direct from an election meeting where the most impressive thing was Eddie Izzard’s new glasses, WALTER CRONXITE, our man on Katharine Street with the rolled up copy of the local free paper and an e-cigarette tucked behind his ear, reports … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Simon Hoar, Tony Harris, Waddon, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Council spends £200,000 on dropped kerbs in flood-risk area

Senior Conservative politicians have ordered Croydon Council staff to cold-call house-holders in a marginal ward to offer to build dropped kerbs with a hefty discount provided on the rates. At the same time that council staff and the emergency services … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Andrew Pelling, Bensham Manor, Clare Hilley, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Joy Prince, Parking, Phil Thomas, Property, Robert Canning, Simon Hoar, Tony Harris, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Newman struggling to keep team singing from same songsheet

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Yorkie bar in his pocket and a copy of the local free paper under his arm, analyses the real story behind yesterday’s headlines Divided parties rarely win elections. The tensions … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, Kenley, New Addington, Raj Rajendran, Waddon, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Residents appear helpless to halt the ‘Curse of Coulsdon’

Ignored and unheeded, the residents of Coulsdon appear to have few options in their opposition to aspects of the Cane Hill housing development, writes ANDREW PELLING None of the Conservative party’s six Coulsdon councillors attended Friday’s Community Centre meeting, which … Continue reading

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Croydon Council, Andrew Pelling, Justin Cromie, Planning, URV, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, David Osland, Coulsdon East, Chris Wright, Ian Parker, Cane Hill, Terry Lenton, Jeet Bains | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Coulsdon was sentenced to be crucified last night’

There was a mixture of dismay and outright anger among Coulsdon residents after last night’s strategic (ha!) planning meeting at the Town Hall saw six Tory councillors vote through the planning applications for Barratt to build 677 houses on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Cane Hill, Chris Wright, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Environment, Housing, Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Parking, Planning, Property, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Assembly Member objects to increase in by-pass speed limit

The council’s strategic planning committee meets tonight, and with its in-built Tory majority of councillors in awe of developers, it is likely to rubber-stamp developers Barratt’s plans to build nearly 700 houses at Cane Hill without adequate road access, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Waddon pool’s service without a smile for £44 a month

WALTER CRONXITE, our intrepid reporter in the 32in waist Speedos who has a faint whiff of chlorine about him, reports from poolside at the over-priced and poorly finished Waddon Leisure Centre If you ignore the stinking pool of brown water … Continue reading

Posted in Fusion, Health, Leisure services, Purley Way, Sport, Swimming, Waddon | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Rubbish piles up on our streets as council keeps spinning

We had barely pressed the publish button on our latest fly-tipping report than the Sage of Waddon, Arfur Towcrate, was posting to Twitter another example of how the state of Croydon’s streets is utterly rubbish:

Posted in Crime, Croydon Council, 2014 council elections, Refuse collection, Fly tipping, Anthony Brooks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Council leader Fisher commits to paying for Cane Hill road

The fix is in. Cane Hill, the 677-home yuppie housing estate which Barratt will be building on the site of the former asylum near Coulsdon will get its additional access road, according to a promise made by Mike Fisher, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Cane Hill, Chris Philp, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Mike Fisher, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve O'Connell, Terry Lenton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Building problems force another closure at Waddon pool

The swimming pool at Waddon Leisure Centre is part-closed again, for the second time in just a couple of months. The Waddon Leisure Centre was opened in January 2013, but has been prone to a range of snagging issues with … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Clare Hilley, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Planning, Purley Way, Simon Hoar, Swimming, Tony Harris, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tories dump councillor No3 as Barwell strengthens his hand

Andy Stranack was duly selected on Saturday night as a Tory candidate for Heathfield ward in May’s local elections. Stranack’s selection saw a third sitting Conservative councillor dumped in the selection process so far and provided the latest sign that … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Dudley Mead, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Ian Parker, Jason Cummings, Justin Cromie, Lynne Hale, Margaret Mead, Phil Thomas, Sanderstead, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards, Steve Reed MP, Tim Pollard, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Cromie pays the price of conscience as Parker focuses on 2015

Rumours of local Tory defections to UKIP – none of which have yet been substantiated – continue to be aired, after a week in which two more Conservative Croydon councillors were unceremoniously de-selected by their party. Justin Cromie and Ian … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Badsha Quadir, Chris Wright, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, David Osland, Donald Speakman, Gavin Barwell MP, Graham Bass, Ian Parker, Jeet Bains, Justin Cromie, New Addington, Purley, Terry Lenton, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Come and meet London Mayor Boris. Only 10 quid a time

Who says Inside Croydon doesn’t promote local Tory events? Rhetorical question, to which the answer is the self-serving MP for Croydon Central, Gary Barlow. Look what the Croydon Conservatives sent out to anyone on their email circulation list yesterday, including … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

‘Woldingham Weiner’ a stop-gap to hold back future floods

There is a reason that Spring Wood at West Wickham is so called. Playing fields at Sparrows Den, just along the road from Addington, were deliberately flooded earlier this week, creating a storage pond to protect nearby homes, and showing … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon, Environment, Kenley, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Planning, Purley, Surrey | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Caption competition: What’s in “Sir” Tricky Dicky’s dreams?

It must be tough, getting by on the miserable 66 grand salary as a Tory backbencher in the House of Commons. In our picture, poor old “Sir” Tricky Dicky Ottaway, the hard-working Conservative MP for Croydon South, appears to be … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon South, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments