Category Archives: Patricia Hay-Justice

BINMAGEDDON!: Council rolls back on costly bins roll-out

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the latest twist in #CroydonBinChaos All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others Just as “Binmageddon” made it into the headlines of BBC London’s radio coverage this morning (including a … Continue reading

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Posted in Addiscombe West, Croydon Council, Environment, Jerry Fitzpatrick, Park Hill and Whitgift, Patricia Hay-Justice, Refuse collection, Sean Fitzsimons, Stuart Collins, Tom Lawrence, Veolia, Vidhi Mohan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Labour councillor Watson opts to jump before de-selection

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the latest shift of power at the Town Hall Addiscombe councillor Mark Watson, an influential member of the council cabinet, last night stunned Labour Party members in his ward by announcing his withdrawal from the selection … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe East, Addiscombe West, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Business, Jerry Fitzpatrick, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Paul Smith, Sean Fitzsimons, Stephen Mann, Surrey Street, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Labour’s new slate in Fairfield as Momentum makes a mark

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, with the latest weekly round-up of the ins, and outs, in a tortuous selection process Boundary changes, demographic changes and the Jeremy Corbyn-inspired swing towards Labour has made Fairfield ward in the town centre a … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe West, Alisa Flemming, Carole Bonner, Chris Clark, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Fairfield, Fieldway, Jane Avis, John Wentworth, Mary Croos, New Addington North, Niro Sirisena, Pat Ryan, Patricia Hay-Justice, Patsy Cummings, Simon Hall, South Norwood, Sue Winborn, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dance night at Builder’s Arms of ales, Belles and bells

Photographer CAROLYNNE FEREDAY captured some of the colour of this year’s Croydon Night of Dance

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#SavetheGlam: Strong support for pub’s community value

An application to have a 190-year-old pub building near East Croydon Station declared as an Asset of Community Value will be submitted to Croydon Council tomorrow. More than 40 people turned out to express their concern for the fate of … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, ECCO, Patricia Hay-Justice, Planning, Property, Pubs, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Latest Addiscombe road changes are heading only one way

Croydon Council officials’ ability to set neighbour against neighbour plumbed new depths this week at the Traffic Management Advisory Committee meeting held at the Town Hall. On the agenda was the council officers’ proposal to make Canning Road and Addiscombe … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe and Shirley Park RA, Addiscombe Residents Association, Addiscombe West, Community associations, ECCO, HOME, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sean Fitzsimons, TACRA | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Watson’s moving speech homes in on a Labour weakness

WALTER CRONXITE on what could turn out to be another boost for local estate agents, unwittingly provided by Croydon Council Mark Watson is going nowhere – and that’s official. Well, at least that’s what the under-pressure Addiscombe councillor told a … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Bensham Manor, Bernadette Khan, Broad Green, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Paul Scott, Purley, Shirley, South Croydon, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No longer Taboo: Addiscombe gets signs of its East India past

Finally, after nearly a decade, it’s in black and white: the East India Estate Conservation Area is there for all to see on road signs in that part of Addiscombe. Special road signs were unveiled last month in the presence … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Community associations, History, HOME, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lebanon Road rat running starts councillor’s chicken run

Candidate selections for next year’s Town Hall elections are still a long way off, as Croydon’s political parties await the deliberations of the Boundary Commissioners on the re-drawn map of the borough’s council wards. But the “chicken run” – where … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe West, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sean Fitzsimons, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Bake Off fan Reed wants to have his cake and eat it

It is probably fair to say that Steve Reed OBE, an erstwhile leading light in the Progress party-within-a-party, was not holding his breath waiting for a phone call from the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to offer him another job in … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Catriona Ogilvy, Croydon Council, Croydon North, David White, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sean Fitzsimons, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Hundreds of folk dancers brighten up a sunny evening

Three pubs, 150 dancers, and 16 Morris groups: the Croydon Night of the Dance, staged in Addiscombe yesterday, was described as a “tremendous success” by one of the organisers. And it looked like a lot of fun, as LEE TOWNSEND’s … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Addiscombe West, Dance, East Croydon, Music, Patricia Hay-Justice, Pubs | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Road rage breaks out over one-way system in Addiscombe

A form of road rage has broken out along the usually polite residential streets of Addiscombe, in a simmering dispute between neighbours over the council’s traffic management. Residents along Lebanon Road and Addiscombe Court Road have been the recipients of … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, Lebanon Road Residents' Association, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Newman snubbed as Labour group gives backing to Collins

After spending a couple of hours sitting in the shadow of the Clocktower nursing a half-finished pint of lukewarm Stella, WALTER CRONXITE reports on last night’s meeting which, if it wasn’t the end of the beginning, might be remembered as … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, John Wentworth, Mark Watson, Pat Clouder, Patricia Hay-Justice, Paul Scott, Phil Thomas, Sean Fitzsimons, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bungling Newman sets up Collins for deputy leader contest

Tony Newman, Croydon’s Labour council leader, seems primed to torpedo his councillors’ own local election prospects with his latest piece of old pals’ act patronage. In the past 18 months, through poorly presented and badly timed policy announcements issued from Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Addiscombe West, Alison Butler, Broad Green, Croydon Council, John Wentworth, Maddie Henson, Mark Watson, Oliver Lewis, Pat Clouder, Patricia Hay-Justice, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Mayor’s calling the tune for Wild Hunt Bedlam dancers

The Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris dancers opened their 2016 performing season at the Builder’s Arms in Leslie Park Road on Saturday, when a special guest was the  Mayor of Croydon, Patricia Hay-Justice. The Addiscombe councillor was made an honorary member … Continue reading

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Morris Men make a song and a dance over St George’s Day

The Wild Hunt, Croydon’s Morris side and Patricia Hay-Justice, the Mayor of Croydon, are kicking off the Morris dancing season in style by dancing at the Builders Arms in Leslie Park Road on St George’s Day. “St George’s Day is … Continue reading

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Caption competition: God Save The Queen, bless ‘er

This is what passes for “positive publicity” from Croydon Council: a badly taken picture, which fails to illustrate the point it is trying to make. Who’d have thought that the council has a professionally staffed press office which costs tax-payers … Continue reading

Posted in Patricia Hay-Justice, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Charity comedy show ticket sales undermined by Fairfield

Charity workers in Croydon are worried that they have been caught in the cross-fire between the Fairfield Halls and the Town Hall in the bitter dispute over the arts venue’s future, with what ought to be one of the borough’s … Continue reading

Posted in Comedy, Fairfield Halls, Kate Vennell, Patricia Hay-Justice | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Mayor’s fundraising comedy night, Fairfield Halls, Apr 17

Posted in Comedy, Fairfield Halls, Patricia Hay-Justice | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Never mind the bollocks, here’s the Croydon Conservatives

It’s been Anarchy in the Town Hall this week, as our Tory councillors have been channelling their inner Johnny Rottens. WALTER CRONXITE suggests that such cunning stunts fail to serve their residents So who lost out from the decision of … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, Mike Fisher, Patricia Hay-Justice, Phil Thomas, Sara Bashford, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Having a ‘mare: Newman could use chance for a reshuffle

Punch and Judy’s back on at the Town Hall tomorrow night, with the latest full meeting of the council. Nothing of note is likely to be decided. Little of real interest will be announced. That’s transparent and accountable democracy in … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Bernadette Khan, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, John Wentworth, Louisa Woodley, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mike Selva, New Addington, Patricia Hay-Justice, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Murder, mystery and turkey dinner – all for Mayor’s charities

The Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Patricia Hay-Justice, is seeking people’s support to a couple of events being held in aid of her nominated charities in the run-up to Christmas. The Mayor’s charities are: MIND in Croydon – an active charity … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Croydon Council, Mind in Croydon, Patricia Hay-Justice | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Newman trying to tunnel away from any real questioning?

Tony Newman’s Labour group faces losing control of Croydon Town Hall at the first time of asking if the latest national opinion poll, which puts the Tories 12 per cent ahead, translates locally. And yes, of course all opinion polls … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Commuting, London-wide issues, Mark Watson, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sean Fitzsimons, Tony Newman, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Night of the short knives as Newman sacks chief whip Ryan

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Twix bar and a copy of the Racing Post, offers the inside information on what passes for a reshuffle at the Town Hall It was the sort of “hit” that … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Hamida Ali, Humayun Kabir, Manju Shahul Hameed, Oliver Lewis, Pat Ryan, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sherwan Chowdhury, Simon Hall, Stephen Mann, Tony Newman, Waddon, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

96 days to go and councillors’ self-interest is showing

Have you had someone with a rosette knock at your door yet? You will, says WALTER CRONXITE, you will. Though how the tax-payers of Croydon will benefit from one of the longest election campaigns in history is questionable Fed up … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Chris Wright, Croydon Central, Dudley Mead, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, Jan Buttinger, Jason Cummings, Jason Perry, Louisa Woodley, Maggie Mansell, Malcolm Wicks MP, Margaret Mead, Maria Gatland, Mario Creatura, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Robert Canning, Sara Bashford, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Hollands, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment