Tag Archives: East Croydon station

Ruskin Square serves up another vacuous ‘installation’

Entirely unprompted by Big Eric Pickles, our loyal reader has been in touch, and attached a heart-warming picture from one of the iconic venues of Croydon heritage. The picture above was taken yesterday. “Seeing as our council’s glorious website appears … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Art, Business, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Property, Pubs, Restaurants, Ruskin Square, Warehouse Theatre, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rave response highlights serious short-comings at council

CROYDON COMMENTARY: What happens after decades of cost-cutting and Council Tax freezes when we need our council to act in an emergency? Nothing, as shown the mishandled road closures following the illegal rave earlier this month, says ROD DAVIES The … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Council Tax, Crime, Croydon Council, Policing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Police forced to abandon efforts to control East Croydon rave

For the second time in less than three years, last night the Metropolitan Police was forced to abandon a part of central Croydon to an unruly mob, with officers ordered to withdraw from an area that was unsafe for them … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, David Musker, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell MP, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Policing, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Lebanon Road pair launch site to give East Croydon a voice

A website to voice the views and concerns of people living around East Croydon Station has been launched. The people behind the East Croydon Community site are Rod Davies and Sasha Konechni, residents of Lebanon Road, who say that they … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Addiscombe Residents Association, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Community associations, Croydon Central, East Croydon, Housing, Local media, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Tramlink, URV | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Summer season that offers songs, ghost stories and murder

BELLA BARTOCK found herself stalking a stalker at the beginning of the Spread Eagle Theatre’s summer season He seemed like such a nice boy at first. Quiet, polite, attentive. And loaded, too, after that big win on the Lottery. We … Continue reading

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We need to find better ways to get our railways back on track

CROYDON COMMENTARY: High fares and poor service are the bane of every local commuters’ daily grind. DAVID CALLAM suggests it is time for change Trains play a crucial role in the lives of many people in Croydon. I haven’t been … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Commuting, David Callam, East Croydon, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A Viscount, two Lords and a comedian back Labour campaign

Eddie Izzard was out campaigning in Croydon town centre this morning with local Labour leader Tony Newman. Cue jokes from all other political parties about there being more than one comedian in Croydon Labour… It’s unclear whether many of the … Continue reading

Posted in Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, New Addington, Tony Newman, Waddon, Heathfield, Louisa Woodley, Wayne Lawlor, West Thornton, Steve Reed MP, 2014 council elections, Catriona Ogilvy, Emily Benn, Oliver Lewis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Whitgift Centre to close for three years in Croydon facelift

Whoops. Someone must have forgotten to mention,  amid the local Establishment’s ecstasy over the vast acreage of retail floor space and 5,000 “new” jobs that the £1 billion new Hammersfield shopping mall promises to bring to central Croydon, that to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ghost Town – The Hauntology of Croydon: Apr 5-May 2

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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

Sutton manages to square the circle at The Oval Tavern

ANDREW LENG continues his pub crawl around Croydon with a visit to a pub that is on the up, thanks to a inspired landlady The Oval Tavern sits in a quiet residential road, a short stroll from East Croydon Station. … Continue reading

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Seven Tory MPs deliver leaflet critical of Conservative council

ANDREW PELLING reports on an extraordinary election leaflet from Addiscombe Tory candidates which criticises the “current” Conservative Town Hall regime It is a sign of just how short of activists the political parties are these days. Last week Croydon Central … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council forced to re-open David Lean Cinema after three years

Tickets for the first public screenings at the David Lean Cinema at the Clocktower in nearly three years go on sale tomorrow morning – a victory for the “little people”, and Ronnie Corbett. The David Lean Cinema will be re-opened … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Art, Cinema, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Sara Bashford | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Tories snub report on Croydon’s rubbish reputation

Croydon Council should dump its £10 charge to residents for removing bulky items of waste; there’s a need to return to weekly bin collections; it should ensure regular jet-washing of the streets; and more enforcement action against fly tippers is … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Environment, Fly tipping, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Refuse collection, Steve Reed MP, Street lighting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Storm warning at Altitude 25 as ‘lethal’ metal falls from tower

Croydon’s tallest tower block needed the police and the fire brigade to be called out overnight, to secure loose metal fittings outside the unsold penthouse flat at Altitude 25. With further storms and high winds forecast for the coming days, contractors were … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Addiscombe Residents Association, Altitude 25, Croydon Council, Environment, Property | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments