Category Archives: Addiscombe East

Here’s the Mayor and 33 Croydon Tory councillors who THREE times voted in favour of hitting you with a 15% Council Tax hike

JASON PERRY. Mayor of Croydon Elected in May 2022 with a margin of fewer than 600 votes. Is paid £82,000 per year by the council. His office answers the phone just 20 hours per week. Stood on a election promise … Continue reading

Posted in Adele Benson, Andrew Stranack, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Fatima Zaman, Helen Redfern, Ian Parker, Jade Appleton, Jason Cummings, Jeet Bains, Joseph Lee, Lynne Hale, Margaret Bird, Maria Gatland, Mario Creatura, Mayor Jason Perry, Michael Neal, Ola Kolade, Richard Chatterjee, Robert Ward, Scott Roche, Simon Brew, Simon Fox, Sue Bennett, Tony Pearson, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Art Space in Addiscombe offers a ray of Sunrise with exhibit

KEN TOWL discovers another ray of brightness and joy in Addiscombe’s own haven of art Paul Hall is a miracle worker. With every exhibition he stages, he manages to put together an eclectic but themed collection of artworks and display … Continue reading

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Conservative Mayor Perry loses 3 votes at Town Hall meeting

ANDREW PELLING reports from the Press Gallery on success for Labour, Green and LibDem councillors in opposing Tory moves to cut Council Tax benefits to old age pensioners and the poor Jason Perry, the Conservative Mayor of Croydon, lost three … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Amy Foster, Andrew Pelling, Callton Young, Chris Clark, Claire Bonham, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Jason Cummings, Jeet Bains, London-wide issues, Mario Creatura, Mayor Jason Perry, Nina Degrads, Rowenna Davis, Sherwan Chowdhury, Stuart King, ULEZ expansion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Optivo plays blame game by gas-lighting Addiscombe residents

Residents of shared-ownership homes in Addiscombe, who have spent the past 18 months trying to get an external door lock fixed by their landlords, have angrily accused the housing association responsible of trying to diminish the extent of the issues … Continue reading

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Fobbed off: unlocking 18 months of misery with Optivo

Following the Regina Road council flats scandal, much attention has been focused on the appalling record of local authorities in managing and maintaining properties. But as KEN TOWL has discovered, there are some housing associations whose attitude to residents also … Continue reading

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Tory Bains is forced to confess: planning is ‘all but broken’

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest confessions to emerge from the Conservative council’s cabinet The planning department at Croydon Council is “all but broken”, according to a Planning Advisory Service report. The Planning Advisory Service is part of … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Heather Cheesbrough, Housing, Jeet Bains, Mayor Jason Perry, Planning, Scott Roche | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Harmony Exhibition, Croydon Art Space, Addiscombe, Dec 3-31

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Cold-hearted Perry refuses to open warm banks in Croydon

More than half of local councils in England are planning “warm spaces”, where people can shelter from the cold this winter amid soaring energy costs. But not in Croydon, where the borough’s cold-hearted Mayor, Jason Perry, has decided that the … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas activity clubs are open for bookings

The council has updated its directory of voluntary, faith and charity organisations staging holiday clubs over the Christmas period, offering activities and healthy hot meals for those youngsters who receive free school meals. The Department for Education has allocated £300,000 … Continue reading

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Harmony Exhibition, Croydon Art Space, Nov 5, 12, 19 and 26

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Halloween at Addiscombe Railway Park, Oct 30

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Evita gives Addiscombe’s café society a new Latvian crunch

KEN TOWL discovers a welcome addition to his local high street When I ask the name of the manager of the new deli on Addiscombe High Street, she tells me she is Evita. “As in…?” I start to ask. “Madonna, … Continue reading

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Who’s for the chop? Mayor left ‘frustrated’ by axed trees

Thick Lizzy Truss is not the only Tory carrying out U-turns – Croydon’s part-time Mayor has done a hand-brake turn over traffic reduction measures, reports our motoring correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON As if Croydon’s bungling of the implementation of Low Traffic … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Addiscombe West, Broad Green, Commuting, Croydon Council, Cycling, Environment, Mayor Jason Perry, Schools, Steve Iles, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

10-year-old Addiscombe Guide hits Jumble Trail for Edinburgh

A 10-year-old schoolgirl from Addiscombe has organised a garage sale Jumble Trail for this Sunday, raising money for her local Girl Guides group to visit the capital of Scotland. On September 4, residents across Addiscombe will set up stalls outside … Continue reading

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Addiscombe Hockey Club is recruiting – all are welcome

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Canning and Clyde RA Quiz Night, Clyde Hall, Oct 8

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The evening our art reviewer made an exhibition of himself

Croydon Art Space, in Addiscombe, last night presented an award for an outstanding piece of work by a student at Croydon School of Art. In front of his MP, dignitaries and the artists, KEN TOWL delivered a piece of performance … Continue reading

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‘There’s no excuse for the force they used on a black boy’

Met Police’s ‘systemic’ failings, in particular over stop and search, have been highlighted by incident close to a Croydon tram stop last week Two dire episodes of policing, including one in Croydon which has shocked many television viewers, emphasise why … Continue reading

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After nearly six years, TfL pleads guilty over Sandilands crash

Transport for London will plead guilty to health and safety failings over the Croydon tram crash. Seven died and 61 were injured when a tram derailed approaching Sandilands on November 9, 2016. Prosecutions against TfL, Tram Operations Limited, the tram … Continue reading

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Freedom Exhibition at Croydon Art Space, Jun 4 to Jun 25

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Community Jubilee Party, Christ Church, Addiscombe, Jun 4

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Ashburton’s sorry tale of park life in a council with no cash

It’s not a good sign when, less than a month into the new administration of £81,000 per year Conservative Mayor Jason Perry, residents are already getting restless. Perhaps inevitably, the complaints of the Friends of Ashburton Park involve the cutting … Continue reading

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MPs’ gofers and failed businesses: new cabinet’s back-stories

Top team, or top chumps? Town Hall reporter KEN LEE runs the rule over the backgrounds of the new Mayor and his Tory colleagues in charge of delivering £68m-worth of budget cuts over the next two financial years We know … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Andrew Stranack, Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Jason Cummings, Jeet Bains, Lynne Hale, Maria Gatland, Mayor Jason Perry, Ola Kolade, Scott Roche, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

King ends front-bench sinecures for most Newman numpties

CROYDON LABOUR IN CRISIS: Starmer and Evans are using this borough as an experiment in central party control over rogue councils. By our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE And there you have it. The 2022 local government definition of a non-job, … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Brigitte Graham, Callton Young, Chris Clark, Chrishni Reshekaron, Enid Mollyneaux, Janet Campbell, Maddie Henson, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mayor Jason Perry, Mike Bonello, Nina Degrads, Patricia Hay-Justice, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Planning, Steve Reed MP, Stuart King, Tony Newman, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

£100,000 Mayor Perry unveils his old team as the new team

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the completely predictable make-up of the borough’s executive Mayor’s first cabinet, and the wheeling and dealing over who will chair the Town Hall’s most influential committees Given that it took nearly five days to count … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Stranack, Croydon Council, Jason Cummings, Jeet Bains, Katherine Kerswell, Lynne Hale, Maria Gatland, Mayor Jason Perry, Planning, Scott Roche, Sean Fitzsimons, South Croydon, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments