Category Archives: Patricia Hay-Justice

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

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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, 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, 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, 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

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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, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, Lebanon Road Residents' Association, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 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

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