Tag Archives: Waddon

#WadGate: O’Connell and Mohan join Fisher’s Infamous Five

Mike Fisher was not alone among Croydon’s senior Conservative councillors in looking at claiming an increase in his allowances. And at the front of the queue for a bigger hand-out at the expense of Council Tax-payers was Steve O’Connell, the … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Fairfield, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Shirley, Simon Hoar, Steve Hollands, Steve O'Connell, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

New job for former top cop Osland in Croydon Tories’ coup

Some within the Croydon Tories are attempting a coup to sack the local Conservative Federation’s chairman and replace him with the controversial retired senior policeman who was criticised in the inquiry into the brutal death of Stephen Lawrence. According to … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Ashburton, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, David Osland, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

£3m of riot fund spending in South End is “hostile” to cyclists

South End, one of the main routes into and out of the centre of Croydon, today remains a building site, reducing the amount of passing trade able to visit local bars, restaurants and other shops nearly two months after a … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Bikes, Business, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croham, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Environment, Fairfield, Planning, Restaurants, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

South Croydon community stages business big breakfasts

Please join the South Croydon Community Association and Chef Malcolm John, at his Brasserie Vacherin restaurant, for the opportunity to network and tap into local skills over a delicious breakfast. £10 per head, to include pastries, continental and English breakfast … Continue reading

Posted in Brasserie Vacherin, Business, Community associations, Croham, Restaurants, South Croydon Community Association, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pampisford Road allotments open day and BBQ, Sun Aug 24

Pampisford Road Allotments, South Croydon, is holding an open day and BBQ on Sunday August 24 from noon till 4pm. All are welcome to come along for a look around and bite to eat. They will be taking names for … Continue reading

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Take a tip: councils often powerless against fly-tippers

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For all the T-shirts, grandstanding and threats of dire consequences if anyone gets caught dumping rubbish in the borough, Stuart Collins, the cabinet member responsible for the state of our streets, this week all but admitted the council … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Crime, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The £3m South Croydon facelift with no obvious effect

From Monday, July 21, parts of South End will be closed for “essential improvements”, according to Croydon Council. The disruption will last for at least six weeks. This follows previous lengthy road closures to Aberdeen Road and Southbridge Road as … Continue reading

Posted in Croham, Croydon Council, Environment, Parking, Restaurants, South Croydon Community Association, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Wandle Park sows seeds for a community with flowers and veg

By Catherine Graham Wandle Park Community Garden will be sowing the seeds of future success next weekend when the park’s annual garden party is staged on Saturday, July 27. The garden party, in its second year since the revamped town … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Community associations, Education, Environment, Friends of Wandle Park, Gardening, Transition Town, Waddon, Wandle Park | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tony Benn’s granddaughter offered a selection open goal

“Oh no,” said one senior local Labour political figure when Inside Croydon informed them that the Hon Emily Benn would be the Labour parliamentary candidate in Croydon South at next May’s General Election. “What a pity. Why’s she putting herself … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon South, Emily Benn, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Surrey Street Market Summer Fayre, July 12

Posted in Activities, Broad Green, Business, Fairfield, Surrey Street, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Now Pickles axes Croydon’s ‘over-zealous’ spy cars

More good news, as those ludicrous little spy cars, the bounty hunters of the kerbside, are to be banned. This will please those who are increasingly exasperated by how the CCTV spy cars – driven by the council Traffic Enforcement … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Commuting, Crime, Croydon Council, Environment, Parking, Transport | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Waddon councillors’ monthly surgeries underway this Saturday

Residents in Waddon who wish to take up issues with their local councillors can do so at regular monthly surgeries. The surgeries are to be held in the church hall at St George’s, Barrow Road, on the first Saturday of … Continue reading

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Bottom’s up to no good, as CODA takes the Bard outdoors

Apparently, it all began when someone in CODA, the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, misheard one of their colleagues say, “Michael Hall has got a lovely bottom.” Now, a few months later, Hall is to play a lovely Bottom in CODA’s … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, CODA, Environment, Theatre, Waddon, Wandle Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Clare Hilley, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, New Addington, Phil Thomas, Steve O'Connell, Tony Pearson, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Dis-Connected Croydon and the mystery of missing contacts

Businesses and residents on Southbridge Road in South Croydon are having to deal with the disruption and inconvenience of having their road closed off at one end, for at least three weeks. The road works are part of the multi-million-pound … Continue reading

Posted in Connected Croydon, Croham, Croydon Council, South Croydon Community Association, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments