Category Archives: Addington

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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