Category Archives: Addiscombe West

Occasional Voices concert, Christ Church Addiscombe, Mar 18

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Scrumbles pet food hits the big time with £6m investment

A natural pet food brand, established by a couple from Addiscombe, has today announced that it is receiving a £6million investment to help the company grow. Scrumbles was founded in 2018 by Aneisha Soobroyen and her husband Jack Walker, after … Continue reading

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You can depend on Croydon Labour: they always let you down

By STEVEN DOWNES, Editor, Inside Croydon In the end, it was all so sadly predictable. Yet even old cynics didn’t believe it was really going to happen in such a swift and shabby manner until they actually saw it all … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Callton Young, Chris Clark, Claire Bonham, Community associations, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Esther Sutton, Jane West, Janet Campbell, Karen Jewitt, Katherine Kerswell, Mayor Jason Perry, Patricia Hay-Justice, Ria Patel, Stuart King, Tamar Nwafor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

And here are the Labour councillors who broke their word over the 15% tax hike and abandoned the people of Croydon

STUART KING. Leader of the opposition Councillor King took over as Labour group leader in May 2022. Had spent previous eight years mostly holding senior positions, including cabinet posts, in the Labour council administration of Tony Newman, Alison Butler and … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Amy Foster, Brigitte Graham, Callton Young, Catherine Wilson, Chris Clark, Chrishni Reshekaron, Christopher Herman, Clive Fraser, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Enid Mollyneaux, Humayun Kabir, Humayun Kabir, Janet Campbell, Karen Jewitt, Kola Agboola, Leila Ben-Hassel, Louis Carserides, Maddie Henson, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mayor Jason Perry, Mike Bonello, Mohammed Islam, Nina Degrads, Patricia Hay-Justice, Patsy Cummings, Sean Fitzsimons, Sherwan Chowdhury, Stella Nabukeera, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Tamar Nwafor, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

If council budget fails to pass, expect a long night on Mar 8

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Former senior councillor JERRY FITZPATRICK looks ahead to tomorrow night’s key budget meeting, and previews what could be in store in the Town Hall meeting under an executive Mayor and with the balance of power between the … Continue reading

Posted in Council Tax, Croydon Council, Jane West, Jerry Fitzpatrick, Katherine Kerswell, Mayor Jason Perry, Section 114 notice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Newman’s defence slips: there’s ‘no evidence’ of wrongdoing

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The latest in-depth coverage of the borough’s bankruptcy by a national newspaper sees the former Labour council leader dump blame on his erstwhile colleagues. By STEVEN DOWNES The council leader who oversaw Town Hall meetings and gatherings … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Brick by Brick, Callton Young, Clive Fraser, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Inside Croydon, Jo Negrini, Katherine Kerswell, Manju Shahul Hameed, Paul Scott, Report in the Public Interest, Section 114 notice, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, The Penn Report, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Ombudsman orders urgent review of council’s housing policies

Retired lawyer and former councillor JERRY FITZPATRICK on a breakthrough ruling for those on Croydon’s housing register with special medical needs In an important and hard-hitting decision, the Local Government Ombudsman has required Croydon Council to undertake a thorough review … Continue reading

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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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Mark Hummel at The Oval Tavern, East Croydon, Feb 11

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Perry starts back-pedalling over borough’s low traffic schemes

Less than six months into what was supposed to be a properly monitored 18-month trial of traffic-reducing measures, the council has announced a series of ‘drop-in sessions’ for residents to air their views on CHNs. By PAUL LUSHION, environment correspondent … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Broad Green, Croydon Council, Cycling, Environment, Mayor Jason Perry, South Croydon, South Norwood, TfL, Transport, ULEZ, ULEZ expansion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Labour councillor subject to complaint over ethics breaches

#THELABOURFILES: Former party official has called for member of council’s ethics committee to be disqualified as a councillor over their role in handling documents stolen in a malicious internet hack attack. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Clive Fraser, the controversial Labour … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, David White, Stephen Lawrence-Orumwense | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

No action taken over councillor’s six-week holiday to Brazil

WALTER CRONXITE reports from the Town Hall on a controversial figure’s long-term absence When Matt Hancock pissed off to the jungle for a few weeks, the MP had the Conservative whip removed in parliament for his unauthorised absence. Much the … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Louis Carserides, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Hundreds of opportunities on offer at Gatwick jobs fair

Hundreds of work positions at Gatwick Airport are on offer at a jobs fair being held at Croydon’s Fairfield School of Business next Tuesday, January 24 – with anyone looking for a job encouraged to book a free appointment Twenty-three … Continue reading

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Sinfonia is orchestrating a recruitment drive for new members

Croydon’s friendly amateur orchestra, the South London Sinfonia, is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year – and looking for new players to join them. South London Sinfonia is a friendly and affordable community orchestra which has held rehearsals at St … Continue reading

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Council has lost £130m from its pension fund under Perry

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Conservative Mayor, with help from the local Tory MP, has overseen a disastrous few months for the borough’s finances. By WALTER CRONXITE, political editor The Croydon Council pension fund has had £130million wiped from its value since … Continue reading

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Subway fire sparked fears for Seifert’s landmark building

Six fire engines were called out to a blaze underneath the No1 Croydon building last night. The London Fire Brigade this morning clarified that the fire was in a pedestrian subway on Addiscombe Road, close to East Croydon Station, and … Continue reading

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Cash-strapped council hiring in expensive lawyers for planning

The residents’ fight-back against over-development continues, despite efforts by an external legal adviser to get councillors on the planning committee to alter their rulings. By STEVE WHITESIDE A year ago, I suggested on these pages that there might be “glimmers … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, Heather Cheesbrough, Property, Purley, Sanderstead | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Scott and Butler lined up to receive council service award

Councillors who presided over Croydon’s financial ruin could soon be honoured by the very borough they helped bankrupt, thanks to the council’s flawed constitution. By Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE Tony Newman, Alison Butler, Paul Scott, Simon Hall and other … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Bernadette Khan, Croydon Council, Donald Speakman, Hamida Ali, Helen Pollard, Mark Watson, Mayor Jason Perry, Pat Clouder, Paul Scott, Paul Smith, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell, Stuart King, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

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#TheLabourFiles: Source of hacked data worked for Evans

Further links to the Labour Party’s General Secretary have been confirmed since Al Jazeera broadcast The Spying Game documentary. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Further investigations since Al Jazeera broadcast their documentary “The Spying Game” have discovered that the person who … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Clive Fraser, Crime, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, David Evans, Inside Croydon, Local media, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Halloween at Addiscombe Railway Park, Oct 30

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Squaring the rubbish circle on Oval Road was never easy

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In answer to a public question at last night’s Town Hall meeting about the terrible state of Oval Road since rubbish contractors Veolia started a bin bags trial in 2020, Cllr Scott Roche said ‘a review of the … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, ECCO, Fly tipping, Jerry Fitzpatrick, Patricia Hay-Justice, Refuse collection, Tom Lawrence, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

K-erch-ing! Lobbyists consult on £200m scheme for hotel site

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports on the cosy relationship between developers’ PR firm and a senior figure at the council The property developer lobbyists who employ the leader of the Labour group at Croydon Town Hall are to stage … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Park Hotel, Housing, Property, Simon Hall, Stuart King, The Lilibet, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Oval Road’s three years of misery over a failed bin bag trial

When councillor Stuart Collins and Veolia imposed Binmageddon on Croydon, they did so with little proper consideration for the practicalities of plonking multiple large wheely-bins outside the borough’s often small, terraced housing. Whole streets have been taken over by Veolia’s … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Business, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Patricia Hay-Justice, Refuse collection, Sean Fitzsimons, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments