Category Archives: Addington

Council backs down over plans to license 15,000-people rave

Croydon Council has dropped its application for a licence to stage a rave, potentially with as many as 15,000 people, on Purley Way playing fields. The council had submitted the licence application to the local licensing body – Croydon Council … Continue reading

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Council’s ‘underhand’ plan to stage rave in conservation area

A consultation deadline passed this week, almost certainly unnoticed by thousands of residents – just the way the council likes it – as Town Hall officials make preparations for up to 15,000 to attend raves and other events in the … Continue reading

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Croydon’s biggest slave owner was ancestor of the Queen

It’s not just in Bristol that there are memorials to slave-owners. Even in a Sanderstead churchyard, there can be found links to the slave trade, and to the modern royal family, as STEPHANIE OFFER discovered The hauling down and dunking … Continue reading

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Residents call for end to planning meetings for ‘cowboys’

One of the borough’s largest organisations representing the interests of residents has called on the council to stop all planning committee meetings until the covid-19 emergency is over – and they have singled out the Brick by Brick proposal to … Continue reading

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How Elizabeth I’s favourite archbishop became ‘Mr Croydon’

Croydon’s history is intertwined with the Archbishops of Canterbury, with six of them buried at Croydon Minster. Here DAVID MORGAN explains how two of the most powerful men in the country managed to survive the turbulent times of Tudor England … Continue reading

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Police observe Peak practice with car drivers in Shirley Hills

Ahead of a springtime weekend with warmer weather forecast, the police and other agencies are warning the public not to treat the coronavirus lockdown as some kind of lengthy holiday period, and certainly not to set off for parks and … Continue reading

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‘Absolute madness’: council eyes Green Belt for 6,000 homes

Remember all those solemn assurances from Alison Butler and Paul Scott that the Labour-run council will protect the borough’s precious green spaces? Guess what… Town Hall papers ahead of next Monday’s cabinet meeting show that the council is seriously considering … Continue reading

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Newman’s Town Hall power is challenged by residents’ groups

EXCLUSIVE: Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on how neighbourhood associations have decided that they won’t any longer accept being ‘contemptuously ignored’ by those in power in the borough Council leader Tony Newman and the troika who control the Town Hall … Continue reading

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How local association member asks for support for Mayor vote

Here is the full text of the email distributed at the weekend by Paul Bearman, who has been an RA committee member and who signed himself as “a member of the Addington Residents Association”: Dear All, I am a member … Continue reading

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Blaze at ex-JLS star’s Spout Hill house treated as ‘suspicious’

More than 70 fire crew and 10 fire engines yesterday attended a blaze at a millionaire’s mansion off Shirley Church Road and Spout Hill in the glitzy Addington Hills. The Daily Mirror is this morning reporting that the house is … Continue reading

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Village fears as council bites into cherished conservation area

There is a growing suspicion, and some fear, among residents living in the close-knit community of Addington Village that council plans to alter the boundaries of the long-established conservation area are because of some deep ulterior motive to allow more … Continue reading

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Council to extend conservation area around Addington Palace

The conservation area around Addington Village is to be expanded to include Addington Palace, under proposals unveiled by Croydon Council this week. The Palace was built in the 18th Century, but has historic associations going back to a hunting lodge … Continue reading

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TfL’s budget problems lead to bus cuts for 410 and 433

When Jeremy Corbyn used up all his questions to Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions earlier this month to highlight the damaging effects on the quality of life of the poor and working class which had suffered swingeing cuts to … Continue reading

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Fire Fighters’ Charity car wash, Lodge Lane, Addington, Jul 14

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Bishops Walk and the loneliness of the ‘paper’ candidate

This could be called “The problem with Monks Hill”, or “A Tale of Two Villages”, or “Bishops v Monks”, or “Who Cares?” KEN TOWL takes a walk on the less-than-wild-side, as a “paper” candidate in the local elections Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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LOOP around for buckets in trees and bluebells in the woods

WANDLE WANDERER: At a rare sighting of the sun, and with the promise of spring finally arriving some time soon, KEN TOWL sets off on the latest stage of his exploration of the London LOOP, from Coombe Lane to Hamsey … Continue reading

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Council flogs off Addington Hills cooling station on the cheap

While Croydon Council continues to push through schemes that concrete-over playing fields and public parks – Queen’s Gardens, at Coombe Wood and the site next to Ruskin House – yesterday saw the buffoons who handle the borough’s public property manage … Continue reading

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Indoor car boot sale, St Mary’s, Addington, Oct 21

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Walkers take a hike today around Croydon’s oldest church

The villagers of Addington and congregation of Croydon’s oldest church are out and about on this damp autumnal day, performing a duty which maintains a legal right, but which sees them actively discouraging people from walking a footpath. It’s all … Continue reading

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Is an answer to the housing crisis near New Addington?

STEVEN DOWNES reviews the latest book from an author with his roots firmly in the Green Belt outside Croydon Patrick Abercrombie could be credited as the man who shaped modern Croydon. It was Abercrombie who, in that wave of optimism … Continue reading

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Croydon Family Fun Days, various venues, Apr 3-15

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Victorian toys by Renia Jenkins, St Mary’s Addington, Oct 28

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London Fire Brigade 150th anniversary open day, Sep 10

Addington Fire Station Saturday, September 10 11am–4pm Come and celebrate 150 years of London Fire Brigade at our family open day.

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Residents say that Selsdon Bog in the Box is taking the pee

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a Tardis? No! It’s the Bog in the Box! This chronic eye-sore appeared last weekend, as if by magic, plonked right in the middle of a residential area,  on Court … Continue reading

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Howzat! Girls open a new innings at Addington cricket club

One of the country’s oldest cricket clubs is opening a new chapter in its history next week with the start of a two-year project with backing from The Oval, the Lord’s Taverners and Croydon Council to offer free introductory sessions … Continue reading

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