Tag Archives: Thornton Heath

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

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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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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

Posted in Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Cycling, Environment, Karen Jewitt, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Clouder, Thornton Heath, Thornton Heath Neighbourhood Association, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Environment, Karen Jewitt, Kathy Bee, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Clouder, Policing, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Thornton Heath Neighbourhood Association, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

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

Posted in Cicely Mary Barker, Environment, Gardening, Susan Oliver, Thornton Heath, Transition Town, Wandle Park | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon North, Gerry Ryan, Selhurst, Steve Reed MP, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Flaky staffing’ led to emergency at A&E says hospital chief

The “internal major incident” which was declared at Mayday Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department earlier this month was caused by the coincidence of the worst winter for flu-type illnesses since 2009, people not making use of GP surgeries over the … Continue reading

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UKIP’s Winston McKenzie snubbed over charity debate

Winston McKenzie, the controversial UKIP parliamentary candidate for Croydon North, has been snubbed for a televised debate on foreign aid being staged in Thornton Heath later this week. The debate is organised by a Sri Lankan children’s charity, and the … Continue reading

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Youth Games cricket team trials, Thornton Heath, Jan 16

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Foreign aid on agenda at Thornton Heath debate, Jan 15

The charity Child Aid Lanka is staging a Question Time event in Thornton Heath next Thursday, January 15, with an impressive panel of guests, including Dominic Grieve MP, the Tories’ former attorney general, Suzanne Evans, the deputy chairman of UKIP, … Continue reading

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£82,000 wasted on Norbury free school that never opened

More than £80,000 of public money was wasted on preparation work for a Tory-backed free school in Thornton Heath which never opened, according to figures released through a Freedom of Information Act request from Steve Reed OBE, the Labour MP … Continue reading

Posted in Advance School, Croydon North, Education, Environment, Norbury, Paxton Academy, Planning, Schools, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Spoiler alert: Croydon’s Apprentice looks to be the business

Has Bianca Miller, the Croydon-based contestant in Sunday night’s final of the BBC’s Apprentice, let the cat out of her Mulberry handbag over the outcome? The 10th series of the programme reaches its climax at the weekend, with Miller in … Continue reading

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Streatham-Croydon women’s rugby sessions, from Nov 2

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Dekker features in Norwood and Thornton Heath film festival

JANET SMITH, from the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign, is looking forward to next week’s South Norwood and Thornton Heath Free Film Festival The inaugural South Norwood and Thornton Heath Free Film Festival begins on Saturday. This is part … Continue reading

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Paxton Academy pitches in at Thornton Heath rugby club

If mens sana in corpore sano – a healthy mind in a healthy body – was good enough a philosophy for those fortunate to have access to the playing fields of Eton, then it should also good enough for the … Continue reading

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