Tag Archives: East Croydon station

Council meeting goes through the motions as a costly joke

WALTER CRONXITE, our man watching the webcast with a Yorkie bar and  a cup of strong black coffee, calls for another reform of Croydon Council: scrap meetings of the full council. They’re a complete waste of time and public money, … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Chris Philp, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Julie Belvir, Kenley, Lynne Hale, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Phil Thomas, Purley, Purley Pool, Richard Ottaway MP, Sanderstead, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Foundation, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Back to the future to find lessons from Croydon’s past

Architecture author JOHN GRINDROD re-views an old television documentary and sees some interesting warnings for the town’s regeneration Back in 1993, it’s fair to say that I had never given much thought to the architecture of my home town, Croydon. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Art, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Environment, History, Housing, Planning, Property, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Video: Alphaville and Sir Richard Rogers’ massive erection

It is more than 20 years since BBC2’s The Late Show devoted an entire programme to an examination of the merits, or otherwise, of Croydon’s architecture. The programme drew parallels with a French film noir called Alphaville, a dystopian vision. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Art, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Environment, History, Housing, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Greens call for 12% fares cut and publicly run railways

Shasha Khan, the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Croydon North, was canvassing rail commuters this morning, as they were returned to work after the Christmas break and were hit by a double whammy of another above-inflation fares hike and badly … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, East Croydon, Esther Sutton, London-wide issues, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones, Shasha Khan, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

That Was The Year That Was: Inside Croydon’s 2014 most read

So what have you been reading on Inside Croydon in 2014? Unlike certain Dorking-based publications, we’re not so self-obsessed as to suggest that this is in any way indicative of the BIG (note the unnecessary use of capitals) stories of … Continue reading

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Town Hall’s dynamic duo on wrong track over East Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As commuters face a fortnight of rail disruption (yes, some still work over Christmas), our local politicians and officials are spending their time proposing unnecessary re-naming schemes. It is an admission that they have run out of ideas, … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , | 15 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

Risks ahead if only thing cool in Croydon is property market

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Delays in Westfield’s delivery dates, “speculative” office builds and dire economic warnings make an unhappy mix for those with a stake in our borough. STEVEN DOWNES asks: where’s the Plan B? As an observer of modern trends, Simon … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Allders, Business, Centrale, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, London-wide issues, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

TfL’s tram scheme will benefit Westfield, but not passengers

Alerted by a report on Inside Croydon, BERNARD WINCHESTER’s research into Transport for London’s proposal for a new Tramlink loop has some troubling conclusions Do you catch the tram from Harrington Road or Beckenham to West Croydon or Surrey Street … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Allders, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Property, Surrey Street, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

East Croydon Communities meeting, Oval Tavern, Nov 10

By Rod Davies The East Croydon Community Group has renamed itself ECCO – East Croydon Communities Organisation. We held a fantastic first meeting a month ago which had around 60 people attended from the local community, and a large number … Continue reading

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Boris’s TfL goes all loopy for Westfield over tram extension

Another day, another public “consultation”, this time brought to us by Transport for London, and about the Croydon trams. No, don’t get too excited: Boris hasn’t suddenly found a few mill down the side of his sofa to pay for … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Commuting, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Ruskin Square, Tramlink, Transport, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Tory Barwell backs Labour’s commuter zones campaign

Conservative MP Gavin Barwell is publicly supporting a campaign launched this week by Sarah Jones, the Labour candidate aiming to win the Croydon Central seat from him at next May’s General Election. Barwell has even signed the petition calling on … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon North, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Candidate decries Labour re-zoning plan as a doomed stunt

A candidate standing in Croydon for election to parliament next May has dismissed a Labour campaign to change the zoning of East Croydon and West Croydon stations to help reduce commuter fares as “an electioneering stunt”. And Glen Hart is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon North, East Croydon, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

“Poor Doors” show how town centre subsidises suburbs

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Having worked to establish a community organisation for East Croydon, ROD DAVIES finds it disappointing to find developers planning to introduce divisive “Apartment Apartheid” locally, and suggests further inequalities in which parts of the borough fund other areas … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Business, Community associations, Commuting, East Croydon, ECCO, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Tramlink | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments