Category Archives: Addiscombe

Tories agree: Labour’s Fairfield deal looking good for Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE on an outbreak of consensus and agreement for the future of the borough Tory councillors’ “opposition for opposition’s sake” approach to the £30million refurbishment of the Fairfield Halls crumbled amid commonsense, the best interests of the borough and … Continue reading

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Addiscombe Festival, Ashburton Park, May 28

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Barwell campaign is quick to take to the battleground streets

WALTER CRONXITE reports on Labour’s slow, and candidate-less, start to campaigning in what is supposed to be a marginal constituency, as polls show the Tories likely to win in four key wards Croydon Conservatives have got off to such a … Continue reading

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Safety handles on speeding trams have failed, BBC reports

An investigation by the BBC suggests that the driver’s safety control on the south London tram network often fails to operate, providing a possible explanation for last November’s crash at Sandilands in which seven passengers died. The safety control, which … Continue reading

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Surrey Street shops losing £800 a day during council works

The word on the street – Surrey Street – is that shopkeepers are suffering huge losses of trade while the council conducts its bout of largely cosmetic road works in Croydon’s ancient market. WALTER CRONXITE reports “Good progress is being … Continue reading

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£180m Fairfield operator contract is called-in for scrutiny

Fifteen Conservative councillors signed official forms to call-in the decision to award the operator contract for the Fairfield Halls, a move which some fear might delay the appointment process, and others have described as petty political point-scoring. The matter will … Continue reading

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Labour worried by ‘Frankenstein monster’ boundary proposals

There’s a growing agreement at Croydon Town Hall that Paul Scott could prove to be the architect of Labour’s demise at the next local elections. The Woodside councillor, an architect by profession with a busy London practice, is one-quarter of … Continue reading

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