Tag Archives: Waddon

Chris Philp: Why I’m working for a Croydon grammar school

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Croydon South’s Conservative MP, CHRIS PHILP, pictured left, makes his case for backing the establishment of the first grammar school in the borough for nearly half a century Croydon parents wanting a grammar school education for their sons … Continue reading

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Assembly’s O’Connell failed to comment on Purley Way report

The man once labelled as “Britain’s most over-paid local councillor” has come under fire for failing to serve his constituents in Croydon and Sutton and not managing to register any comments in a public consultation held by Transport for London. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Joy Prince, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Steve O'Connell, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Harris determined to build primary beside polluted A23

The Harris Federation, established by a carpet salesman to run a chain of academised schools, seems determined to push ahead with establishing a primary school on the Purley Way, on a derelict site alongside one of the busiest roads in … Continue reading

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£85m Boris Flyover scheme might yet be overtaken by events

Transport for London’s plans for more and wider roads around the Fiveways junction on the Purley Way may be delayed so long that the £85 million Boris Flyover to the Croydon Flyover might yet fail to be built, with any final … Continue reading

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Planners block proposed primary school on Purley Way

Croydon Council planners have rejected proposals to build a primary school close to one of south London’s busiest road junctions on the Purley Way. In a rare example of Croydon’s planning department displaying clarity of thought and common sense, after … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Education, Environment, Planning, Purley Way, Schools, Sean Fitzsimons, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Veteran car drivers won’t be stopping for a Croydon cuppa

As celebrities, such as Chris Evans, the new presenter of Top Gear, sports stars and minor royals get themselves ready for tomorrow’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Rally, Inside Croydon has heard from one disgruntled south London  trader who has … Continue reading

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Councillors finally oppose Waddon flyover ‘monstrosity’

WALTER CRONXITE has trawled through the council’s audio recording of a Town Hall meeting which was never webcast, and discovered a breath of fresh air over Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s £85 million proposal to build a flyover to the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Health, Joy Prince, Kathy Bee, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Transport, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Holly wreath-making, Wandle Park, Dec 6

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11,000 Croydon residents to lose the vote under Tory scheme

First they take away your tax credits. Next they take away people’s votes. WALTER CRONXITE reports on a piece of election manipulation which is being introduced by stealth In a little over one month’s time, more than 11,000 Croydon residents … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croham, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Housing, Kenley, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Labour councillor gets to speak at last – after 18-month wait

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the end of a councillor’s silent tribute to his party’s leadership at the Town Hall A Labour councillor used Monday’s full meeting of the council – only the second such meeting held since March – to … Continue reading

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Guided Halloween Ghost Walk, Wandle Park, Oct 31

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Jubilee Bridge mural art workshop, Turf Gallery, Oct 16

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Council spy cars continue to rake in cash with secret CCTV

Croydon Council charged more than £45,000 in driving penalties from its camera car in a single location near the Purley Way in just four months this summer. With such high returns, it is no wonder that the council appears so … Continue reading

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South Croydon association seeks injection of fresh blood

It is all-change at the South Croydon Community Association. Three years after it was formed by residents and businesses from Croham, Fairfield and Waddon wards where they converge around that nebulous area understood as South Croydon, the SCCA is seeking … Continue reading

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St Giles’ School, South Croydon, open morning, Nov 6

St Giles is a special school for pupils aged 4-16 years with physical and learning disabilities, complex medical needs and speech and language difficulties, We also offer a Further Education department for pupils aged 16-19 years who have Profound and … Continue reading

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Goldsmith selection pits Old Etonian against bus driver’s son

WALTER CRONXITE drills into the numbers to show that 70 per cent in a selection vote is not always an overwhelming mandate So the third Mayor of London will be either the son of a Tooting bus driver, or a … Continue reading

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Friends of Wandle Park annual meeting, Oct 25

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Council provides a cycle hub after removing the spokes

Only in Croydon. The grand opening of a cycle hub and hire scheme at East Croydon last week had to be postponed… because of a collision on George Street between a bus and a pedestrian, which saw the road closed … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Bikes, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Health, Mayor of London, Norbury, Parking, Planning, Property, Robert Canning, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Housing services advice bus, Shirley, Aug 25

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Purley Way crash highlights pollution disaster coming our way

Anyone who tries to drive along the Purley Way, whether as a route to work or simply to visit any of the retail sheds that line the urban motorway, already knows it can be a pretty dispiriting experience. Last Friday … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Croydon Council, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Steve Reed MP, Tessa Jowell, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments