Tag Archives: New Addington

Open day and guided nature walk, Hutchinson’s Bank, July 19

Discover the butterflies of the chalkland downland near New Addington this Sunday on a London Wildlife Trust guided walk. Hutchinson’s Bank is home to 28 butterfly species – and on this informative guided walk, you can marvel at marbled whites … Continue reading

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Memories of Brenda Kirby help raise funds for cancer centre

It was Brenda Kirby Weekend in Croydon, with ceremonies for the former councillor at Heathfield House and fund-raising in New Addington for the Cancer Care Centre that carries her name. Brenda Kirby died last year, her life celebrated with a … Continue reading

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Libraries are bricking it over introduction of Lego clubs

They call it “building on the lessons learned in the classroom”. Geddit??! Over the summer holidays, Croydon’s libraries will be trying to attract local children by offering them the chance to play with Lego. Given that the management of Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Night of the short knives as Newman sacks chief whip Ryan

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Twix bar and a copy of the Racing Post, offers the inside information on what passes for a reshuffle at the Town Hall It was the sort of “hit” that … Continue reading

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Scouts celebrate another year’s achievement at awards night

Around 180 members plus assorted VIPs and invited guests, including the Mayor of Croydon, Manju Shahul-Hameed, attended Croydon Scouting’s annual awards night at Whitgift School last week. The Mayor’s speech highlighted the borough’s diversity and the importance of recognising and … Continue reading

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Pigs and dead dukes more important for O’Connell than TfL

Neither the local London Assembly Member nor the MP for the area have taken part in an important public consultation on the future for bus routes 312 and 130. Steve O’Connell and Gavin Barwell are both Conservatives. The 312 runs … Continue reading

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Developer price tag for New Addington pool is £10m too much

David Cameron and Gideon Osborne, the Tory Prime Minister and his Chancellor, have been described as “two posh boys who don’t know the price of milk”. Croydon’s own career politician, Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, has himself … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Leisure services, Nathan Elvery, New Addington, Planning, Property, Purley, Purley Pool, Sport, Swimming, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Councillor concerned by TfL’s short-notice bus consultation

A Croydon councillor has criticised Transport for London over a consultation about changes to bus routes for failing to give residents in New Addington enough notice of a couple of key meetings, both staged this week, during the school half-term … Continue reading

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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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NHS free health fair, Central Parade, New Addington, Oct 31

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Howzat! Girls open a new innings at Addington cricket club

One of the country’s oldest cricket clubs is opening a new chapter in its history next week with the start of a two-year project with backing from The Oval, the Lord’s Taverners and Croydon Council to offer free introductory sessions … Continue reading

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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

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CAB is celebrating its priceless volunteers on 75th anniversary

Staff and volunteers at Croydon Citizens Advice Bureau are holding a special event on Wednesday September 3 to celebrate the 75th birthday of the Citizens Advice service and to launch the Friends of Croydon CAB. The first 200 Citizens Advice … Continue reading

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Fewer than 30 attend BNP’s shabby charade on Central Parade

It seems that the widespread support being claimed by the bigots of the BNP for a campaign they are running in New Addington is as non-existent as the plans to build a mosque on which it is based. Fewer than … Continue reading

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New Addington centre refuses to stage BNP meeting

Organisers – including at least one member of the British National Party – who wanted to hold a meeting in New Addington on Sunday have been told that they will not now be able to stage their event in the … Continue reading

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Labour and Tories condemn ‘hate-driven’ BNP campaign

In a rare demonstration of cross-party unity in Croydon for the benefit of the locals, four Labour councillors have today come together with a local Tory MP and Conservative London Assembly Member to condemn a “hate-driven” anti-Muslim campaign in New … Continue reading

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Lives Not Knives fundraiser, Vulcan Way, July 24

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Punch-drunk Tories struggling to get up off the canvas

WALTER CRONXITE has put down his copy of Boxing News to assess the ringcraft of Croydon’s defeated Tories as they warm up for their next big bout Like a boxer who has taken one heavy blow to the chin too many, … Continue reading

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How Croydon Tories were trumped by more ideas and activists

COUNCILLOR ANDREW PELLING looks ahead to tomorrow evening’s formal Town Hall occasion which will herald the beginning of a new municipal year, and a new council administration I am looking forward to tomorrow’s annual meeting of the council. It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Clare Hilley, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Margaret Mead, Maria Gatland, Mike Fisher, Simon Hoar, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Croydon’s political weather signals Town Hall climate change

VOTE 2014: Newly elected Waddon councillor ANDREW PELLING provides his analysis of how the council elections were won, and lost Political pundits sometimes belittle council elections as being just barometers for the national standings of political parties. They see Town … Continue reading

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