Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

First residential tower block in borough gets sprinkler system

If the contractors who this week finished retro-fitting sprinklers on a residential block in Upper Norwood continue their work at a similar pace, it would be 2035 before all of Croydon’s towers have the fire safety system fitted. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

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#SaveTheGlam: Council grants ACV status to historic pub

A community campaign to try to re-open an East Croydon local pub has achieved its first target, with The Glamorgan on Cherry Orchard Road being declared an Asset of Community Value. The #SaveTheGlam campaign, led by Addiscombe ward’s Labour councillors, … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, East Croydon, Property, Pubs, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council’s figures show traders in exodus from Surrey Street

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE has been doing some digging into how a £1.2m ‘improvement’ scheme has driven away businesses from the town’s historic street market The legacy of Mark Watson’s £1.2million, council-funded artwashing and gentrification of Surrey Street is … Continue reading

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Cheers, Mum! Turtle Bay’s week-long offer for Mother’s Day

A town centre restaurant is offering Croydon mums a whole week to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, with a drink on the house. Turtle Bay is inviting all mums to enjoy a free Strawberry Bellini cocktail when dining with them … Continue reading

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Council to save £100,000 by axing 2018 Croydon CycleFest

WALTER CRONXITE reports on an excellent cost saving by the council which passed by entirely unmentioned at this week’s Town Hall budget meetings Council leader Tony Newman’s bike race, which has cost Croydon Council Tax-payers at least £300,000 since 2015, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2018 council elections, Activities, Business, Croydon Council, Cycling, Sport, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sticklebacks in concert, Ruskin House fundraiser, Mar 3

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