Category Archives: Addiscombe

4,000 residents apply to buy pocket-sized Addiscombe flats

A private developer building a residential tower just across the road from the 50p-bit building and tram tracks of East Croydon has received more than 4,000 expressions of interest from Croydon residents who might want to take one of the … Continue reading

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Owner ‘rises to the challenge’ as businesses quit Boxpark

“Stop sort of complaining about your lot and get on with rising to the challenge, that’s my message to people,” businessman Roger Wade said recently. “You can’t have the council going out trying to protect local businesses.” Wade is the … Continue reading

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Croydon makes ‘Rotten Boroughs’ over £700k IT overspend

Nearly two months since a formal Town Hall investigation was begun into how one of the council’s most senior executives could hire a family friend on £787 per day without declaring their relationship, and the Borough Solicitor is still to … Continue reading

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Miss P’s Barbecue is serving up some beefy platters

JASON HINTON visits an old pub in Addiscombe that has been given a new lease of liveliness I’d long believed that what was once the Cricketers pub on Addiscombe Road, just round the corner from where I live, could be … Continue reading

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Labour in row over notice to quit office in Ruskin House

There’s a new rift between groups within Croydon Labour, after one official has handed in notice on the use of an office at Ruskin House, the local party’s headquarters for the last half-century. Ruskin House, situated in its own grounds … Continue reading

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Jubilate Choir Celebratory Concert, St Matthew’s, Dec 9

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