Category Archives: Ashburton

The Ashburton chainsaw massacre as park’s trees are felled

Croydon Council, which has declared a climate emergency and claims it wants to be a green borough, is chopping down and pollarding trees in one of its parks. In the middle of the bird-nesting season. Members of the Friends of … Continue reading

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Community Easter Fair, Ashburton Hall, Apr 11

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Labour win Fairfield by-election despite 10% vote drop

WALTER CRONXITE crunches the numbers after a council by-election where the biggest losers were the residents of Croydon Jack Buck, the Labour Party paid employee who fixed the Fairfield ward selection so that his friend, Caragh Skipper, could be nominated … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Andrew Rendle, Caragh Skipper, Chris Philp MP, Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Jose Joseph, Mario Creatura, Niro Sirisena, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Creatura reported for fly-tipping during his rubbish campaign

Those who suspected that next week’s Fairfield council by-election might turn out to be… well, a bit rubbish, have been proved right. A pile of dumped Tory leaflets were discovered in the town centre last week, slowly turning to mush … Continue reading

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Ex-Labour councillor Rendle stands for LibDems in Fairfield

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on one of the more intriguing twists to emerge from the nominations for next month’s council by-election It is often said that the Liberal Democrats in Croydon stage their meetings in a phone box. To … Continue reading

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Shared reading sessions at Ashburton Library, every Saturday

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Ashburton Park charity Easter egg hunt, Apr 13

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Healthy Homes fuel advice, Ashburton Library, Mar 25

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Gesture politics as ex-councillor resigns from Labour Party

Andrew Rendle, who until last May was a Labour councillor in Ashburton ward, has publicly announced that he has quit the Labour Party. To suggest that Rendle is a Blairite might risk serious understatement. His often incoherent ramblings for the … Continue reading

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Sadiq Khan’s intervention sees work start at Blackhorse Lane

The long-delayed strengthening works on the Blackhorse Lane bridge, a vital route between Addiscombe and Woodside, appears to have begun. Back in October, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan described as “just not good enough” the suggestion from Transport for London … Continue reading

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Addiscombe Winter Carnival, Ashburton Hall, Dec 9

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Toxic rubber causes cancer concern over school sports pitch

The council and a local primary school want to rip up large areas of turf and replace it with all-weather sports pitches which are made from toxic material that international research has linked to hundreds of cases of cancer. Our … Continue reading

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Local Offer website fails to meet standards under SEND laws

Parents and carers of children and young adults with SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability – claim that the new, malfunctioning Local Offer website launched by the council last month is not only full of broken hyperlinks and broken … Continue reading

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Council’s Autism Board failed to hold meetings for nine months

Croydon Council’s Autism Board failed to hold any meetings during a nine-month period from October last year. That’s according to a written response from the cabinet member responsible, Jane Avis. For a council which is struggling to improve its reputation … Continue reading

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Mischief Makers summer reading challenge, Jul 14- Sep 15

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Old to Me, New to You, Ashburton Hall, Jun 2

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Seven Deadly Dates, free talk, Ashburton Library, Jun 18

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Pre-Raphaelites illustrated talk at Ashburton Library, May 21

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Boundary changes seem to cement Town Hall’s political divide

Calling in the Boundary Commissioners may have fixed the political map of Croydon for years to come, as WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, reports Labour’s generally underwhelming result in the Croydon council election last week does not look so bad … Continue reading

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The more things change, the more they stay just the same

Bleary-eyed after just a couple of hours’ sleep, our political editor WALTER CRONXITE has been crunching some numbers on the local election results Four years ago, the Prime Minister was David Cameron, Nick Clegg was leader of the LibDems and … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe East, Ashburton, Caragh Skipper, Chris Clark, Fairfield, Mary Croos, Niro Sirisena, Shirley, Tony Newman, Waddon, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VOTE 2018: How you voted in the Town Hall elections

ELECTION LIVE BLOG: Our Croydon exit poll showed Labour 50%, Tories 37%… But keep coming back here through the night for ward-by-ward results and election news from across Croydon, Sutton and the rest of London Keep refreshing your page. The … Continue reading

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Mozart to Malabar, LMP at Ashburton Hall, Feb 10

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Pictures of Croydon talk, Ashburton Library, Jan 22

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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 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

Newman and Scott given a free pass on Woodside selection

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a week of surprises and disappointments (for some) as Croydon Labour’s candidate selection process limps on Tony Newman and Paul Scott, half of the Town Hall “Gang of Four” who have an iron grip on the … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Rendle, Callton Young, Clive Fraser, Fairfield, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Karen Jewitt, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Clouder, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment