Category Archives: Ashburton

Ashburton’s Silverfit group get ready for a walk in the park

Edwina Brocklesby is on a mission to get the older community active while combatting social isolation. Brocklesby, 79, founded Silverfit nine years ago as a charity that promotes lifelong fitness and healthier ageing through physical activity and social connectivity. The … Continue reading

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Mr Motivator gets Oasis pupils moving in Zaian fund-raiser

While Croydon Council flogs off one park lodge on the cheap today, tomorrow a charitable foundation with property assets worth nearly half-a-billion pounds will be staging a fund-raiser in another park to get the money to pay for the purchase … Continue reading

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Oasis to convert Ashburton Lodge into Zaian youth centre

Working in partnership with a major schools academy trust, Croydon’s Labour councillors have stepped in to halt the sale of a park lodge in order to use the building as a youth centre in memory of 15-year-old Zaian Aimable-Lina, who … Continue reading

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5-bed Ashburton Lodge to be auctioned for price of a flat

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Developers and property speculators look set to profit as more public-owned property is to be sold on the cheap. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The Croydon fire-sale, with public property being flogged off in a rush at bargain-basement … Continue reading

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Police make arrests in Zaian Aimable-Lina murder investigation

The police have named the victim of  Thursday night’s fatal stabbing in Ashburton Park as 15-year-old Zaian Aimable-Lina. A post-mortem examination conducted yesterday gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart. The police arrested another 15-year-old … Continue reading

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Another teenager’s tragedy as boy killed in Ashburton Park

30 The number of teenagers murdered on the streets of London in 2021 – a record death toll in the age group, after a 16-year-old was killed in Hillingdon last night 4 The total of Croydon teenagers killed through knife … Continue reading

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Labour councillor’s leaflet causes anger in Addiscombe

An Addiscombe couple, whose business has cosy links to Labour’s General Secretary David Evans, has shocked and angered party members by distributing a leaflet which tries to pass itself off as official Labour literature. The efforts of Maddie and Mark … Continue reading

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Under-threat libraries missing from council’s re-opening plans

Croydon Council this morning released details of its phased re-opening of some of the borough’s public libraries – but with no immediate plans for three of the buildings which it has listed for permanent closure in its recent consultation. Broad … Continue reading

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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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