Tag Archives: Thornton Heath

Cyclists appeal after council abandons trial road closure

Disconnected Croydon, the borough that runs consultations without trying too hard to tell its residents, is soon to develop a reputation for abandoning trials midway through, before they have run their course. The bollards in the centre of the road … Continue reading

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Croydon rocks? Well, only if we need new lavatories for dogs

There’s recycling. And then there’s regurgitating. As in vomiting up a really bad idea… Croydon Council, having removed the notorious 20 boulders of New Addington, have managed to come up with an idea to dispose of them which is, if … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath volunteers clock-on out of civic pride

AMY GELSTHORPE-HILL reports on efforts to smarten up the high street  The clocktower in the centre of Thornton Heath is one of the area’s best known landmarks. Built in 1900, it is one of many hundreds of community clocks erected … Continue reading

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Will planning committee back residents? Don’t bet on it

Residents might be entitled to ask, “What’s the point of the planning committee?” On those occasions when the planning committee does rule against a developer, and in favour of a local community, as it did in the case of The … Continue reading

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Make your own radio show, Thornton Heath Arts Week, Jul 19

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Jamin’ summer sports club, Thornton Heath, Jul 28-Aug 6

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Morgan’s rum conduct raises suspicions over 20mph survey

A complaint has been filed with Croydon Council over the conduct of Coulsdon resident Peter Morgan, accusing him of using multiple aliases and bogus addresses to register a greater volume of opposition to the recently conducted 20mph zone consultation. Morgan … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Cycling, Environment, Fairfield, Norbury, Norbury Green Residents' Association, Norbury Village Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Thornton Heath, Transport, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Car-free cul de sac lifestyle adds value to your house price

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Creating cycle Quietways throughout London, including Croydon, offers numerous, unexpected benefits, according to KRISTIAN GREGORY Live on a busy rat run? How would you like to live on a quiet cul-de-sac instead, without having to move home? This … Continue reading

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London Road Carnival, July 19

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All too quiet about Quietway closures on Norbury Avenue

Once the school run was over yesterday morning, official-looking blokes wearing hi-viz jackets blocked off a one-mile stretch of a suburban street in Croydon. It’s a new “Quietway” on Norbury Avenue. Which might explain the near-silence from Croydon Council about … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Cycling, Environment, Jo Negrini, Kathy Bee, Norbury, Norbury Green Residents' Association, Norbury Village Residents' Association, Parking, Planning, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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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Bollards! Latest crash underlines danger on Grange Road

Further proof of the need for better enforced speed controls on key routes through Croydon was delivered by another out-of-control motorist on the eve of the end of the council’s 20mph consultation. Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader sent us this picture, … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath Arts Week, July 18-25

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Council’s 20mph consultation looking like a political car crash

One of Croydon’s Labour council’s flagship policies appears to have been driven down a dead-end road. The local Labour group’s 20mph proposal for residential streets is in a state of crisis, faced with energetic opposition from the motoring lobby, otherwise … Continue reading

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Charity football match at Mayfield Stadium, Apr 19

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Council planners powerless to halt bookies or pub closures

Among the many deceits of the last government was its supposed policy of “localism”. Under Conservative communities minister “Big Eric” Pickles, it was nothing of the sort. Local councils have been stripped of so many of their powers over the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, Housing, Planning, Property, Pubs, Refuse collection, Schools, South Norwood, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rail franchises’ profits are costing country £1bn per year

Trades unionists and campaigners were out at East Croydon and other railway stations around the country this morning calling for a publicly owned rail network that puts passengers before profits. Britain has the most expensive rail fares in Europe, with … Continue reading

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Croydon Wordfest open mic Friday, Thornton Heath, Feb 27

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Things are changing, and growing, around Transition Town

SUSAN OLIVER catches up with developments at Croydon Transition Town after an active 2014 Croydon Transition Town celebrated its second birthday in November, after its members helped to create community gardens in Wandle Park, Park Hill Park and at Ramsey … Continue reading

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UKIP condemned for election call ahead of councillor’s funeral

UKIP’s out-of-control members in Croydon, who are usually fronted by the notoriously incompetent Winston McKenzie, have struck again, causing widespread disgust by impatiently demanding a by-election in Selhurst ward following the death of widely admired Labour Councillor Gerry Ryan. Ryan’s … Continue reading

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