Tag Archives: East Croydon station

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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 "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

“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

Commuters face 18 months’ disruption as bus station closes

West Croydon Bus Station closes this weekend, with 18 months’ worth of disruption ahead for bus, tram and rail passengers as works are undertaken to reconfigure the interchange at the north end of the Whitgift Centre. Each year, eight million … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Broad Green, Centrale, Commuting, Connected Croydon, London-wide issues, Planning, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

East Croydon community group first public meeting, Oct 7

The East Croydon community group will be holding its first public meeting at 8pm on October 7 at Oval Primary (doors will open around 7.45pm). One of the first decisions for the meeting will be what to call the group. … Continue reading

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East Croydon’s new platforms put borough on track for growth

East Croydon Station is to get two new platforms to help it cope with the increased number of passengers anticipated in a plan for growth by the Labour council, which forecasts 16,000 new jobs being created in the borough and … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Jo Negrini, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Commitment: a new work at the Warehouse Theatre?

Ted Craig, the director of the Warehouse Theatre at East Croydon which was forced to close two years ago, has warmly welcomed the news, reported by Inside Croydon, that Ruskin Square developers Stanhope are keen to stand by their pledge … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Comedy, Fairfield Halls, Music, Property, Ruskin Square, Theatre, Timothy Godfrey, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Building a new Croydon won’t be boring, promises Negrini

Jo Negrini, Croydon Council’s head of planning, this week rejected earlier schemes – drawn up by the previous Conservative council – for Fairfield Halls to be virtually surrounded by high-rise housing as “really, really boring”. Instead, Negrini told hundreds of … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Ashcroft Theatre, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Centrale, Cinema, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Planning, Taberner House, Tech City, Theatre, URV, Warehouse Theatre, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inflation, Inflation, Inflation: C4 gives house prices a bump

BUMP! There. Did you feel that? That was the sensation of property prices in Croydon jumping another one, two, even 10 grand following the latest visit from that estate agents’ wet dream which is Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location. In … Continue reading

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Places for People appointed to run Ruskin Square flats

And so the build begins. The construction sites, cranes and scaffolding sprouting around the borough shows that there is indeed some economic activity going on, and now news reaches Inside Croydon Towers of a first step towards finally developing one … Continue reading

Posted in East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Tramlink, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Ofsted reports signal concerns over College’s free school plan

The school places shortage has already prompted a range of daft ideas in Croydon, from the notion of sticking a primary school in a listed building overlooking a six-lane urban motorway, to building on Metropolitan Open Land with barely a … Continue reading

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Royal Mail confirms reduced service in Coulsdon – via email

The inbox at Inside Croydon Towers has been inundated with an email from the Royal Fail following our report on Friday about the axing of postal collections in Coulsdon, where in future there will be but a single collection from … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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