Category Archives: Addiscombe

BINMAGEDDON!: Our street has been blighted by council

KEN LEE on how some residents are responding to the imposition of wheelie bins they never wanted, and mostly never need More than three months after the council spent £2.3million to deliver new wheelie bins to 150,000 properties around the … Continue reading

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There’s a real art to life drawing in a draughty church hall

For a borough whose politicians claim that ‘art is at the heart of regeneration’, it seems that the world’s biggest drawing festival has passed Croydon by. But KEN TOWL managed to track down a well-established group of artists who show … Continue reading

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Half of tram crash safety recommendations remain undone

Half the safety recommendations put forward after the 2016 Croydon tram crash have not been put in place, it is being reported today. Next month marks two years since the worst tram crash in this country for more than half … Continue reading

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MP backs Network Rail plans to unblock Croydon bottleneck

Croydon leads the way in one respect, at least: it has become the “most challenging bottleneck on Britain’s railway”. That’s according to Network Rail, and they should know. Network Rail has announced a public consultation into its multi-million-pound plans to … Continue reading

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Mayor pledges to build bridges with Addiscombe businesses

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan this morning promised to intervene personally with Transport for London in an effort to end the lengthy delays in re-opening Blackhorse Lane bridge in Addiscombe. The 120-year-old bridge, which crosses the tram tracks, had become … Continue reading

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Sketch and Painting Group exhibition, Addiscombe, Oct 27

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MP calls for compensation for Blackhorse Lane bridge delays

Sarah Jones, the Croydon Central MP, has entered the growing row over the closure of the Blackhorse Lane bridge, and has demanded that Transport for London should pay compensation to local businesses for the delays in completing the repairs. The … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Maddie Henson, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, TfL, Tony Newman, Transport, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments