Tag Archives: Croydon

Labour cuts and pastes Tory plans for a very bleak midwinter

Tough luck. That’s the message from Croydon Council if we have a bad winter. As commuters battle their way home through what’s left of Hurricane Gonzalo, winter seems to be with us already. Snow and ice cannot be too far … Continue reading

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Tea and cake on offer for volunteers to Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly, a charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and isolation among older people, is urgently appealing for volunteers living in Croydon to spare a few hours each month to help with the running of local tea parties – and … Continue reading

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Coe’s old rival Ovett backs calls to keep Crystal Palace on track

Steve Ovett, the Olympic gold medal-winner and half of one of the biggest rivalries ever seen in international sport, has entered the debate over the future of the Crystal Palace athletics stadium, backing local campaigners, and the athletes and coaches … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Business, Community associations, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour is getting all spaced out over Croydon’s old offices

Proposals to preserve Croydon’s over-supply of old and unwanted office space go before Croydon Council’s cabinet meeting tonight, and risk jeopardising the town’s tentative recovery, writes WALTER CRONXITE Criticisms of Croydon Council’s commitment to preserving heritage are misplaced. A report … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Business, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council sells Addington Palace but fails to say for how much

The Labour Council was elected in May on a platform that promised greater transparency and accountability from our Town Hall. Those good intentions didn’t last long. A report to tonight’s council cabinet of 10 leading councillors shows what just one … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Golf, Nathan Elvery, Property, Simon Hall, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Newman takes his group off to Brighton, paid via the rates

If you live in one of the Labour-held wards in Croydon, you probably didn’t have an opportunity to meet your publicly funded councillor at a residents’ surgery this weekend. You definitely would not have seen council leader Tony Newman standing … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Nathan Elvery, Purley, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

£756,608 for two-bed flat? Speculators roll the dice again

What will three-quarters of a mil buy you in Croydon these days? Not a lot, if the latest piece of property speculation, on Edridge Road in South Croydon, is anything to go by. Yes: £756,608 for a two-bedroom flat. In … Continue reading

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South Norwood Country Park family fun day, Oct 25

Family Fun Day South Norwood Country Park Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12 noon – 4pm       Have fun with nature! Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of activities bushcraft, den building, water filters, natural navigation, bug hunts, nature walks, games, … Continue reading

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Ashcroft’s polling points to election defeat for Barwell

WALTER CRONXITE has got some new batteries for his Casio calculator and what he’s worked out adds up to bad news for the sitting MP in Croydon’s marginal parliamentary constituency If you are unlucky enough to get cornered by Gavin … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Ashburton, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

‘Award-winning’ planning chief says house building is easy

Famously, Tom Lehrer said that satire died the day that Henry Kissinger was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. What Lehrer might have made of Croydon being presented with an award for being Britain’s best local planning authority probably … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, RIF, Steve Reed MP, Taberner House, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Brenda Kirby: an inspiration to volunteers and civic life

Last week, a service to celebrate the life of Brenda Kirby was held at Croydon Minster. The former teacher, councillor and Mayor of Croydon had served New Addington for much of her life. Over the past four years, through her … Continue reading

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Five good reasons why we should treasure this Art Deco gem

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Yesterday, David Callam explained why Segas House is wholly inappropriate to be used for a primary school, while questioning the architectural merit of the listed building. Here, LEWIS WHITE, a chartered landscape architect from Coulsdon, champions its Art … Continue reading

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Free personal safety training sessions, Nov 4 and Nov 17

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Boris’s plans for Crystal Palace are branded as ‘disastrous’

London Mayor Boris Johnson wants to bulldoze 120 years’ worth of south London’s proud sporting heritage, with proposals to demolish Crystal Palace Stadium which have been dismissed by senior sports figures as “a disgrace” and “disastrous”. It is surely more … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, History, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Sport, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Long overdue that we found proper future for Segas House

CROYDON COMMENTARY: According to senior sources at the Town Hall, the scheme to convert the Grade II-listed Segas House into a primary school, the brainchild during the previous Tory council of Tim Pollard, has been abandoned because the building would … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Croydon Council, David Callam, Education, Planning, Schools, Segas House | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments